Foreign Currency

  • Three UP men arrested with huge foreign currency cache in Nepal 19-04-2014 08:23 AM

    Nepal police have apprehended four Indians from Nepalgunj along the India-Nepal border Friday evening with a huge cache of foreign currency while they were trying to board a Kathmandu-bound flight at the local airport. The police confisticated 179,500 euros, $2,900 and 1,300 Thai bhats - accounting to more than NRs.24.59...
  • Rupee down 10 paise against dollar in early trade 16-01-2014 09:45 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Thursday lost 10 paise to 61.64 against the US dollar in early trade on the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to appreciation of the American unit against other currencies overseas. Increased demand for the dollar from importers at current levels also put pressure on the rupee....
  • Rupee falls by another 37 paise to 62.60 vs USD on weak stocks 23-09-2013 09:53 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday depreciated by another 37 paise to close at 62.60 against the dollar following good month-end demand for the US currency from importers and a fall in local equities on rate hike concerns. The rupee opened at 62.55 a dollar from the previous close of 62.23...
  • Rupee up 6 paise vs dollar in early trade 29-04-2013 09:57 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday gained six paise to 54.31 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on increased selling of the US currency by exporters. Strengthening of euro and yen against the dollar in overseas market and a higher opening in the equity market...
  • BJP demands sacking of Goa minister Babush Monserrate 07-04-2011 09:31 AM

    Goa state minister Babush Monserrate is caught in a new controversy. This time, for being held at the Mumbai airport with foreign exchange over and above the legal limit. ...
  • Sack Babush Monserrate from Goa govt: BJP 07-04-2011 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Goa state minister Babush Monserrate is caught in a new controversy. This time, for being held at the Mumbai airport with foreign exchange over and above the legal limit. Controversies are not new for this Monserrate. With 13 criminal cases against him, including one of attacking a police...
  • Goa Education Minister detained at Mum airport 02-04-2011 10:48 AM

    Mumbai: Goa Education Minister Atanasio (Babush) Monserrate was detained on Saturday, at Mumbai airport. He was caught with huge amounts of Indian and foreign currency beyond permitted limits for passengers traveling abroad and was about to board a flight to Dubai. Monserrate was carrying cash worth Rs 25 lakh approximately...
  • Rahat fallout: Pak artists need NOC to go abroad 25-02-2011 12:57 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani artists and students would now need to have a no-objection 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...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan pays Rs 15 lakh penalty 21-02-2011 11:29 PM

    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...
  • Karmapa is not a China spy, clarifies Centre 16-02-2011 08:27 PM

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Ugyen Trinely Dorji has been given a clean chit on accusation of being a China spy. A probe was initiated aginst the spiritual leader after huge amount of foreign currencies were recovered from his premises. Foreign currency belonging to 25 countries, including China, was...
  • Thanks for releasing Rahat: Pak Minister 15-02-2011 04:36 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday phoned his Indian counterpart P Chidambaram to thank him for the release of singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, detained at the airport here for carrying undisclosed foreign currency of over $100,000. "The two ministers spoke to each other. Rehman Malik thanked...
  • Should Bollywood stay away from Pak artists? 15-02-2011 12:01 AM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Should Bollywood stay away from Pak artists?' ...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan freed, no clean chit given 14-02-2011 07:41 PM

    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...
  • Diplomatic row over Rahat: questioning still on 14-02-2011 07:15 AM

    New Delhi: The detention of Pakistani Sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is threatening to blow up into a major diplomatic row between the two countries. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is still being questioned by India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for the second day on Monday. Speaking to CNN-IBN,...
  • Rahat Ali Khan detained at IGI with $ 1 lakh 13-02-2011 10:09 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was detained at the IGI airport in New Delhi on Sunday by revenue intelligence sleuths after he and two of his troupe members were caught allegedly carrying $ 1.24 lakh (about Rs 60 lakh) in undeclared foreign currency. Rahat (37) and...
  • No clean chit to Karmapa yet: Dhumal 12-02-2011 01:18 PM

    Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Saturday said Tibetan religious leader the Karmapa had not yet got a clean chit following the discovery of unaccounted money from him. Investigations are still on into the nearly Rs 70 million worth of foreign and Indian currency recovered from his...
  • The fallacy of Karmapa's Chinese links

    Guest Blog |  Thinlay Topgay
    The assumption that the Karmapa will create a China-friendly chain of monasteries in the Himalayas by using Himachal Pradesh as a staging point for anti-India...

  • 16th Karmapa gave me my name

    Good Karma |  Karma Paljor
    He gave me my name. The 16th Karmapa has long gone, but he has always been my spiritual guide. I can recall almost all of...

  • ED questions Karmapa over foreign currency 01-02-2011 01:25 PM

    Dharamsala: The Enforcement Directorate questioned Karmapa Lama in Dharamsala in connection with the foreign currency recovered from his office. Enforcement Directorate officials reached Karmapa's monastery on Tuesday afternoon to question him. He was grilled for over five hours but reportedly insisted that he had no idea where the money recovered...
  • Karmapa: Fin Ministry seeks report from HP Govt 29-01-2011 09:19 PM

    New Delhi: On the controversy surrounding the Karmapa Lama, the Finance Ministry has asked for a report from the Himachal Pradesh government. While the Karmapa was questioned by a three member team of Himachal police, his treasurer Shakti Lama has been sent to police custody till February 5. His secretary's...
  • HP: Karmapa's office raided, Rs 1 cr seized 27-01-2011 06:13 PM

    Dharamsala: Huge amount of foreign currency was seized during raids at a transit home of 17th Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorje at Sidhbari near Dharamsala on Thursday. ADGP (Law and Order) S R Mardi said the exact amount of currency notes of different countries recovered during the raids at Gyuto Monastery,...