Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicDirectorate of Revenue Intelligence

Topic: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

DRI busts exotic birds trafficking syndicate, arrests 2 for smuggling 22 macaws from Bangladesh

The birds were seized under provisions of the Customs Act and Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. Offences under these Acts are punishable with a sentence of up to 7 years in prison.

DRI steps up crackdown on illegal export of shark fins, seizes 8,000 kg stock

DRI requests head of foreign trade dept to consider moving SC against a Kerala HC order that’s being used to bypass govt ban on export of shark fins.

International ‘party drug’ racket busted in three states, British national among 10 held

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence 'conducted a series of raids across Goa, Vadodara (Gujarat) and Raigad (Maharashtra) and seized 308 kg of ketamine. Panjim: The Directorate...

Paradise Papers: Parking money in tax havens biggest threat to democracy in the world

In most cases, funds were siphoned from domestic companies to offshore tax havens by over-invoicing and under-invoicing, through intermediary shell companies .

On Camera

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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