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Villagers perform weddings of donkeys, frogs to appease rain God

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:14

Shaken by the inordinate delay in the onset of monsoon, farmers and villagers across Shimoga district celebrated "weddings" of donkeys and frogs besides offering food to rain God, praying for rains.

Russia says Ukrainian shells hit its territory

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 17:49

Russia said Saturday that three shells fired by Ukrainian troops have hit a customs post and residential areas inside its territory, causing damage but no injuries.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle foreign currency

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:47

Customs officials at International Airport here have arrested two persons for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency notes of different countries.

Easy availability of narcotics responsible for drug abuse: FM

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 14:02

Jaitley said that easy availability could be due to a lot of cross-border smuggling of narcotics into India.

Hong Kong customs make USD 1m ivory bust

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 19:10

Hong Kong customs have seized USD 1 million worth of illegal ivory hidden in luggage on a flight bound for Cambodia, officials said today.

Hundreds arrested in US crackdown on Latino gang

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 05:37

More than 600 gang members and associates in 179 US cities were arrested in a month-long crackdown on a fast-growing Latino gang that also netted firearms and drugs, officials have said.

Justin Bieber detained by US customs officials

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 13:50

Pop sensation Justin Bieber was reportedly detained at the Los Angeles International Airport for two hours while he was coming back from Tokyo.

Customs seeks data server of passenger info to check smuggling

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:13

The spurt in gold and drugs smuggling cases has prompted Mumbai Airport Customs to seek a separate data server of air passengers` detailed information available with immigration authorities, and three more sniffer dogs to clamp down on smugglers at the international airport.

'Govt to miss indirect tax revenue target by Rs 17,648 cr in FY14'

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:31

The government is likely to miss revised indirect tax revenue target by about Rs 17,648 crore in the 2013-14 fiscal year due to economic slowdown, a senior government official has said.

Indirect tax collection at Rs 4.41 lakh crore in Apr-Feb

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 19:09

Indirect tax collections grew by 5.6 percent to Rs 4,41,826 crore in the April-February period of this fiscal amid a slowing economy.

More banks importing gold can bring down prices: Chakrabarty

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:50

According to sources, RBI has permitted Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank to import gold.

New immigration, customs norms introduced for flyers

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 14:33

A new immigration form bearing additional fields for declaration of prohibited and dutiable goods for passengers flying into India has come into effect.