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Cow urine products from India seized in Britain


August 17th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Herbal remedies and massage oils containing cow urine, poisonous plants, goat meat and ground tiger claws that were smuggled from India have been seized by border ... Read more...

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China’s June export growth slows


July 10th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) China's exports rose 11.3 percent year on year to $180.21 billion in June, slowing from the 15.3-percent spurt in May, authorities said Tuesday.Imports increased 6.3 percent ... Read more...

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Pakistan SC orders seizing unregistered vehicles


May 21st, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court Monday ordered confiscation of all vehicles that are plying on the country's roads without being duly registered with authorities, Online news ... Read more...

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Brazil returns 47 tonnes of hospital waste to US


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has returned to the US nearly 47 tonnes of hospital waste that had been intercepted last October in the northeastern state of Pernambuco by ... Read more...

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Pakistan targets foreign exchange dealers who break rules


January 16th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan has begun a crackdown on foreign exchange dealers who violate rules and will set up a task force to check irregularities, said Interior Minister Rehman ... Read more...

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Pakistan panel to probe fake certificates


August 8th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan has formed a committee to probe allegations that customs authorities had issued fake Free Trade Agreement clearance certificates.Associated Press of Pakistan reported that the committee, ... Read more...

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Jewellery still with customs, says Minissha Lamba


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Though tight-lipped about the legal proceeding, actress Minissha Lamba, who was recently detained at Mumbai airport for carrying undeclared jewellery worth Rs.50 lakh, says the jewellery ... Read more...

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I’ll go to Cannes every year now: Minissha Lamba (Interview)


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The 16 hours of detention at the Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying undeclared jewellery were harrowing but actress Minissha Lamba says the authorities were "very, very, ... Read more...

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It is an open and shut case: Minissha


May 20th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba, who was detained by customs authorities at Mumbai airport for carrying undeclared jewellery worth Rs.50 lakh while returning from her much-hyped visit ... Read more...

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Shobhaa De takes a dig at Cannes-returned Minissha (Movie Snippets)


May 19th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Columnist and novelist Shobhaa De, known for her sharp tongue, took a dig at Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba, who was detained by customs authorities ... Read more...

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Minissha Lamba held at airport with undeclared jewellery


May 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba was detained by customs authorities at the Mumbai international airport Wednesday for carrying undeclared jewellery worth Rs.50 lakh, official sources said."Minissha Lamba ... Read more...

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Customs playing double standards in Monserrate case: BJP


April 9th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Customs officials had maintained double standards vis a vis Goa Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, who was detained for 18 hours at the Mumbai airport for ... Read more...

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Recover cess for farm exports under one law: Court


March 24th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 24 (IANS) The union government cannot charge or recover cess under two separate laws for export of processed agriculture products, such as wheat flour, the Gujarat High Court ... Read more...

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‘Trust-based system to reduce export documentation’


January 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Jan 25 (IANS) A system based on trust between the government and exporters would reduce the voluminous paper work as well as the transaction costs, a top government official said here ... Read more...

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Shocking but expected, says Pakistani daily on transit scam


January 21st, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The explosive findings in the federal tax ombudsman's report on a string of scams related to the Afghan transit trade were described by a Pakistani daily as "shocking ... Read more...

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All is not lost on India-EU trade frontier


December 10th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashBrussels, Dec.10 (ANI): It has been like waiting for Godot. And proverbially, Godot will not arrive in time for the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, either. India-EU trade ... Read more...

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Navy wants customs’ post to check Bangladeshi ships


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Concerned over the unfettered entry of Bangladeshi vessels into Indian territory through a canal in West Bengal's South 24 Pargans district, the Indian Navy Thursday said it has ... Read more...

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Probe begins as 500 NATO tankers go missing in Pakistan


October 11th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) A probe has been initiated into the disappearance of 500 NATO oil tankers and vehicles carrying supplies in Pakistan, an official said.Five hundred oil tankers and vehicles carrying ... Read more...

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Pak Cabinet approves transit trade agreement with Afghanistan


October 7th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): Pakistan's federal cabinet has approved the Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement, according to which, while Afghan trucks would be allowed access up to the Wagah border, they could ... Read more...

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Pakistan customs detains 152 NATO supply vehicles


October 6th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan Customs officials have detained 152 NATO trailers and oil tankers at the Chaman border crossing carrying fuel and other supplies for coalition forces in Afghanistan, a media ... Read more...

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Nepal group takes up missing Naga leader’s cause


October 3rd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 3 (IANS) Nepal's biggest organisation of indigenous peoples has taken up the cause of a rebel leader from India's Nagaland state who reportedly went missing last week after ... Read more...

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Globe-trotting Tibetan runs into customs wall in India


September 24th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Dharamsala, Sep 24 (IANS) A globe-trotting Tibetan from the US has hit the 'great wall' with the Indian customs at Chennai as he entered India to complete the last leg ... Read more...

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Kalmadi had cleared my name in diamond jewellery case: Darbari


August 9th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi had himself given a clean chit to now-suspended joint director general T.S. Darbari on a matter pertaining to seizure of ... Read more...

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59 ill after gas leak in Mumbai, seven critical (Lead)


July 14th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) About 60 people, mostly students, were taken ill after suspected chlorine gas leaked from a scrapyard in the Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) premises close to a college early ... Read more...

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UN blames captain for Pak bound ship’s detention by India


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has blamed the captain of the Pakistan-bound ship carrying decommissioned weaponry from a UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia responsible for the circumstances leading to ... Read more...

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Ship mystery resolved as UN confirms consignment (Lead)


June 27th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The mystery surrounding the Karachi-bound ship, intercepted on the Hooghly with arms and ammunition used by multi-national troops in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, was resolved Sunday with ... Read more...

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Assam’s international airport a hub for smuggling wildlife products?


June 21st, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 21 (IANS) Assam's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport appears to have become one of the main transit points for smugglers to transport wildlife products to China and Far East Asia. In ... Read more...

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Full-grown tiger skeletal seized in Guwahati


June 18th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shilliong, June 18 (IANS) A full-grown tiger skeletal and pangolin scales worth Rs.2 crore meant to be smuggled to China was seized from Assam's international airport, a senior official said here Friday. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russia-China trade up 55.8 percent in May


June 10th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Trade between Russia and China rose by 55.8 percent to $4.75 billion in May, compared to the corresponding period last year, Chinese customs authorities said Thursday. Russia's exports ... Read more...

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Australian airline Qantas using Kerala IT firm’s solution


June 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Australia's national carrier Qantas has implemented Indian IT company IBS Group's web-based cargo management solution in its international air freight division, Qantas Freight, IBS said here Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Ports unable to deal with hazardous waste import: Ramesh


April 28th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Indian ports weren't capable of dealing with hazardous waste, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday while stressing that the government needed to exercise "greater control" ... Read more...

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Pak traders blame Indian authorities’ ‘harassment’ for huge losses during IITF


November 28th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.28 (ANI): Pakistani traders have accused Indian authorities of harassing them leading to them suffering huge losses in the just concluded India International Trade Fair at New Delhi.They blamed the Indian ... Read more...

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CBI arrests 10 Chennai airport custom officials


November 24th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here Tuesday arrested on charges of corruption 10 customs officials, among them two women, posted at Chennai airport cargo division, officials said. A ... Read more...

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Judge quits hearing ITC case citing conflict of interest


November 16th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Justice S.H. Kapadia, the second seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, Monday quit hearing a case involving ITC Ltd. on the ground that he owns some shares ... Read more...

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Customs probing UAE Air Force plane detained in Kolkata


September 8th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) A transport aircraft of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force was still at Kolkata airport Tuesday after being detained two days ago for carrying weapons and explosives ... Read more...

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