Customs Department

  • CBI raids officials of Customs and Central Excise Department August 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered three cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act against officials of the Customs and Central Excise department as well as Ispat India Ltd. "Allegedly, customs officials favoured Ispat and in return received bribes between 2006 and 2010. The fact came to light...
  • Cases of terror funding have increased by 300 per cent: Report February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A Finance Ministry report has come out with shocking details about terror funding just a few days after the Hyderabad bomb blasts. According to the report terror funding has gone up by 300 per cent in the last one year while cases of hawala transaction and fake currency...
  • Hyderabad: Narcotics worth Rs 3.18 cr seized, 6 held November 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: Six persons have been held in two separate cases for allegedly selling and carrying narcotics, with officials seizing over 10.5 kg of the banned substance worth around Rs 3.18 crore from their possession, police said. Two persons were held by Customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad...
  • Ameesha Patel stopped by custom officials July 25, 2012

    Mumbai: It looks like Bollywoods archenemy at the Mumbai airport, Sameer Wankhede is at it again! This time his victim was Ameesha Patel, who was returning from UK. The actress was on her way back to Mumbai with her business partner Kuunal Goomer when she was stopped by Customs officials. Our...
  • Rahat fallout: Pak artists need NOC to go abroad February 25, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani artists and students would now need to have a noobjection certificate from the interior ministry, a decision that was "supposedly taken after the embarrassing episode in which singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was detained by Indian authorities", said a leading Pakistani daily. Calling it an "ominous development", the editorial...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan pays Rs 15 lakh penalty February 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his manager Maroof each paid Rs 15 lakh on Monday by way of penalty slapped on them in connection with the huge amount of undeclared foreign currency recovered from them. Official sources said on Monday night the amount was paid to the...
  • Should Bollywood stay away from Pak artists? February 15, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Should Bollywood stay away from Pak artists?' ...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan freed, no clean chit given February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after he was detained at the Delhi airport on charges of carrying undisclosed foreign currency, Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was released on Monday after interrogation by officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Rahat, along with two of his colleagues Maroof and Chitresh...
  • Focus: the history of Customs Duty in India August 14, 2010

    On Focus this week, we take you on a journey through time and show you the evolution of Customs Duty in India. ...
  • Aircraft seized for duty evasion, top firms under scanner July 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The Customs Department has reportedly seized more aircraft belonging to companies like GMR, Oberoi's and India Bulls, according to sources. Reports suggest they are part of 250 such planes under the Customs scanner on allegations of duty evasion. Customs duty on aircraft imported for private use are double than...
  • Retail chains, FMCG cos at war over right of first access July 10, 2008

    Mumbai: Nestle hot chocolate drink, Jacker potato chips, shampoos and conditioners are just some of the many foreign brands that My Dollar Store imports and sells through its outlets. But global FMCG companies that manufacture these brands are crying foul because they have not yet introduced them in India. Sources...
  • Mukesh Ambani evades 57-cr duty, planes seized July 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The customs department has seized two aircrafts of the Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Industries for allegedly evading duty worth over Rs 57 crore. The Central Board of Excise and Customs says the aircraft were procured for charter, but used for personal travel. Aircraft for charter attract...