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DRI seizes 33 kg gold worth over Rs 17 crore.

02.10.2020

Gold smuggled into India from Myanmar; four Rajasthan based people arrested

In one of the largest seizures, officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Friday seized 33 kg of gold – worth over Rs 17 crore – smuggled into India from Myanmar read more »

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GST Revenue collection for September, 2020 – Rs. 95,480 crore gross GST revenue collected in September.

01.10.2020

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of September, 2020 is Rs. 95,480 crore of which CGST is Rs. 17,741 crore, SGST is Rs. 23,131 crore, IGST is Rs. 47,484 crore (including Rs. 22,442 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs. 7,124 crore read more »

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No proposal to change retirement age of central govt employees: Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

16.09.2020

New Delhi: There is no proposal to change the age of retirement of central government employees, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

"There is no proposal to change read more »

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Chennai man arrested for Rs. 107-crore GST fraud.

16.09.2020

The GST and Central Excise Department, Chennai Outer on Wednesday said it has arrested a 56-year old person from the Kodungaiyur area of Chennai for committing a GST credit fraud of Rs107 crore.

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Curbing FTA abuse: Govt to tighten scrutiny of imports from September 21.

16.09.2020

Customs officials have long suspected that China may be diverting its supplies to India through Asean nations, abusing rules of origin, to illegally take advantage of duty-free market access under the FTA.

Between FY18 and FY20, India’s trade balance with read more »

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CBIC suspends licences of 56 customs brokers linked with fraudulent exporters.

13.09.2020

"Licences of 56 customs brokers including those of 37 from Delhi have been suspended since August 2019 till date," the CBIC said in a statement. 

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on Sunday said it has suspended licences of 56 customs brokers linked read more »

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Hydroponic weed worth Rs 7.8 lakh seized at Bengaluru airport.

05.09.2020

BENGALURU: In the third case of drug seizure in five days at the air cargo section of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), customs officials seized a top variety of hydroponic cannabis worth Rs 7.8 lakh on Friday. Smuggled from the US, it was hidden inside ‘construction equipment’.

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Excise and taxation officials today announced that they would proceed on a two-day mass leave.

05.09.2020

Excise and taxation officials today announced that they would proceed on a two-day mass leave on September 7 and 8 for alleged witch-hunting in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion ‘scam’. The Vigilance Bureau (VB) had informed Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh that the entire fraud was turning read more »

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FinMin, PMO to discuss fresh overhaul of basic customs duties; 300 items likely on the table.

18.08.2020

The Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) will soon discuss a fresh overhaul for basic customs duties across categories this week, sources told CNBC-TV18.

These discussions, are primarily to consider the on-going exercise to hike customs duties in line with the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' read more »

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Hyderabad revenue intelligence sleuths bust Rs 97 crore worth narcotics racket.

17.08.2020

Acting on information given by the accused, the DRI authorities intercepted one such consignment of Mephedrone being sent from Hyderabad to Mumbai, while it was being transported in a private passenger bus as cargo with nobody accompanying it.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) authorities read more »

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NCCD IN FIXATION OF BRAND RATE DUTY AND DRAWBACK.

15.08.2020

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CB.I. & C.) has clarified vide Instruction No. 5/2020-Cus., dated 12-05-2020 [2020 (372) E.L.T. (T18)] that the incidence of National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD), Samir Kumar Sinha where applicable, is required to be factored into the read more »

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191 kg heroin worth Rs 1,000 crore seized from JNPT.

10.08.2020

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence’s Mumbai unit has seized 191kilos of heroin, a banned narcotic worth Rs 1,000 crore in the international market, from a container at Navi Mumbai’s Nhava Sheva Port, in what is one of the biggest drug seizures by enforcement agencies in recent times. The contraband read more »