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Jallikattu: Customs, traditions have to pass legal and constitutional test as well, says SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stressed that customs and traditions have to pass a legal and constitutional test, telling Tamil Nadu which held 'Jallikattu' (bull fighting) was a 5,000-year-old sport and should not be stopped for being allegedly cruel to the bull, that child marriage was also an age-old tradition before it was outlawed.

Security beefed up at airports post Istanbul terror attack

 Security at airports across the country has been beefed up in the wake of Istanbul terror attack, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Customs clearances to get paperless from 2017

Customs clearances to get paperless from 2017

Imports will become easier from the next year as the CBEC is planning to go paperless and move towards a completely integrated Customs system for facilitating documentation and fast-tracking clearances of consignments.

Flyers can now buy duty-free goods worth Rs 25,000

Flyers can now buy duty-free goods worth Rs 25,000

Flyers coming in from abroad can buy goods upto Rs 25,000 from duty-free shops in international airports across the country, a five-time jump from the current limit.

Nothing to declare! Flyers not to fill customs form from tomorrow

Nothing to declare! Flyers not to fill customs form from tomorrow

The move is part of a new and simplified measure announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Budget for 2016-17.

PM Modi calls for strict action against officials on grievances related to customs, excise

PM Modi calls for strict action against officials on grievances related to customs, excise

Modi, who chaired his ninth interaction through PRAGATI - Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation - urged all secretaries whose departments have extensive public dealing, to set up a system for top-level monitoring of grievances immediately.

Indirect tax collection grows by 34% in Apr-Nov period

Reflecting improvement in industrial activities, indirect tax collection jumped 34.3 percent to Rs 4,38,291 crore during the first eight months of current financial year.

Govt eases penal provisions for customs, excise offences

In a bid to reduce harassment of overseas travellers, the government today eased the penal provisions by raising fourfold to Rs 20 lakh the limit of undeclared or mis-declared baggage that will attract arrest or prosecution.

Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Women need to believe in their own self and strength

This Week Dr. Subhash Chandra Show was conducted at Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Patna in Bihar with an all Women Audience from Patna’s Magadh Mahila College.

India, South Korea customs sign agreement

India and South Korea on Thursday signed an Authorised Economic Operator Mutual Recognition Agreement (AEO-MRA) on the sidelines of the 11th Asia Europe meeting of directors general-commissioners of customs (ASEM) currently underway here.

CBEC must aim at 22% growth in service tax collection: Das

Concerned over low service tax realisation, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das Monday asked the CBEC (Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax) to analyse revenue mop-up sectorally and ensure that it grows by 20-22 percent in the fiscal.

Mexico seizes USD 11.5 mn hidden in strawberry truck

Mexican authorities seized USD 11.5 million in cash hidden in a truck carrying strawberries at a customs checkpoint near the US border, officials said on Tuesday.

'Haven't unearthed link between gold smuggling, jihadi funding'

Days after busting a huge racket allegedly involved in smuggling of gold through the international airport here, Customs Tuesday rejected reports that it has unearthed a link between the group and funding of jihadi operations.

Customs seize three kgs gold at Hyderabad Airport

Customs officials have seized three kilograms of gold from a passenger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

Relief goods for Nepal quake victims held up at customs: UN

Relief goods for Nepal quake victims held up at customs: UN

Some of the relief material for survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake was being held up at the country's only international airport because of customs bottlenecks, the United Nations said on Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster passed 6,600.

HP India tax case: Customs Tribunal to reconvene hearing in April

The Customs Tribunal is scheduled to reconvene hearings from April 6 on USD 403 million (about Rs 2,500 crore at current exchange rate) alleged duty evasion case of US-based Hewlett-Packard's (HP) India unit.

Customs duty evasion: Fin Min proposes to reduce penalty

Government proposes to reduce by 10 percent the penalty levied in cases involving fraud and other means to evade customs duty.

Woman air passenger held for trying to smuggle gold bars in Mumbai

Mumbai: A woman passenger has been arrested at the Mumbai international airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 3.84 kgs of gold worth about Rs 94.94 lakh into the country from the UAE, a Customs official said today.

Fliers to show original jewellery docs before declaring them

Foreign-bound fliers, wishing to declare jewellery and precious metals, should now carry an affidavit in case they don't have original documents affirming ownership of valuables before customs so that they are not charged duty on such items on their return.

Seven snoop units abroad to check black money, customs fraud

Seven overseas intelligence units, including two in China, have been proposed to be set up by the government in order to check black money transactions and customs fraud.