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Border trade comes as boon for land-locked Tripura

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 09:56

The border trade between India and Bangladesh has come as a boon to people in land-locked Tripura, who were at a disadvantageous position compared to people in other states when it comes to availability of goods.

`Six-fold rise in gold smuggling at Mumbai airports this year`

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 01:20

Cases of gold smuggling at the two city airports have gone up over six times this year, as the Customs department has recorded as many as 497 cases in four months from April, as compared to 79 cases in the corresponding period last year, officials said.

Barack Obama ready to act alone over border crisis funding

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 05:35

President Barack Obama said he would seek to redeploy existing resources to tackle the child migrant crisis on the US border after Congress failed to approve additional funds to deal with the problem.

Kerry tells India refusal to sign WTO deal sends wrong signal

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 13:07

A World Trade Organisation pact to ease trade collapsed on Thursday over India`s demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.

India says it is committed to TFA; WTO talks fail

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 11:19

Last night, the 160-member World Trade Organization (WTO) at Geneva failed to agree on a global customs pact popularly called as the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

US blames India for collapse of TFA talks

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 10:35

India has been maintaining that it would not adopt the protocol on the TFA until a permanent solution is found on the public stock holding for food security purposes.

India's demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:21

The World Trade Organization deal was blocked by India`s demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.

Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India: Sources

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:42

A group of World Trade Organization (WTO) members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India if New Delhi goes ahead with threats to block the deal, sources familiar with the talks said on Thursday.

US sees world trade deal at risk over customs disaccord

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 06:25

The World Trade Organisation is facing a "crisis" because of disagreement -- most notably with India -- over improved customs procedures, the United States said Friday.

India threatens to derail WTO deal, prompts angry US rebuke

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 01:07

India threatened on Friday to block a worldwide reform of custom rules, which some estimates say could add $1 trillion to the global economy and create 21 million jobs, prompting a U.S. warning that its demands could kill global trade reform efforts.

India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:19

India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi`s veto could be costly, economically and politically.

Two held with 5 kg gold at Hyderabad airport

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:23

Over 5 kg gold which was allegedly being smuggled via the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad here was Wednesday seized by Customs officials and two passengers arrested in connection.