Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicCustoms

Topic: Customs

A ‘stolen’ Bentley from UK recovered in Pakistan lands Sindh excise dept in hot water

Pakistani citizens are calling it 'shameful', and wondering how the luxury sedan could be shipped undetected in the first place.

Govt asks airlines to share international travellers’ data with customs department

Information shared for inbound & outbound international flights include the name of the passenger, billing/payment information (credit card number), baggage information among others.

Customs duty on gold cut to discourage smuggling, money laundering, says finance secretary

Finance Secretary A.B. Pandey says the cut on customs duty shrinks the price difference of gold in the international and the domestic market, and helps enforce a simple and compliant regime.

Kerala HC stops ED, Customs from arresting Sivasankar till 28 October in gold smuggling case

The anticipatory bail pleas were filed by Sivasankar following the arrest by the Customs probing the gold smuggling and the ED investigating the money trail in the case.

SC pulls up Mamata govt over alleged harassment of customs officials by Trinamool MP

The Solicitor General told the court that customs officials were obstructed from doing their duty and checking the bags of a TMC MP's wife.

The airport of the future is here. And it doesn’t need humans

Singapore's Changi has built an entire terminal to test airport bots of the future. London & Tokyo are also exploring automation.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.