An informal referendum aimed at bolstering support for greater democracy in Hong Kong wound down today after drawing nearly 800,000 votes and the ire of Beijing, which denounced it as a political farce.
Palestine`s Grand Mufti Mohammed AH Hussein and parliamentarian Abdullah MI Abdullah Saturday called upon India to participate in the "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" (BDS) campaign against Israel for its continued illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
Hong Kong holds a controversial "referendum" on democracy on Friday, a prelude to an escalating campaign of dissent that could shut down the former British colony`s financial district and further anger China`s Communist Party leaders.
China`s campaign to shave off mountaintops and fill in valleys to make way for cities may come at too high a price in the pollution, erosion and flooding unleashed by the unprecedented redistribution of earth, Chinese researchers warned.
Electioneering on Tuesday drew to a close in 121 Lok Sabha seats spread across 12 states going to polls on Thursday in the fifth phase of elections, crossing the half-way mark of the nine-phase exercise.
Salman Khan was recently spotted celebrating the completion of the first leg of Being Human`s campaign `Veer`, which aims to providing education, employment, skill training and development to people with disabilities, in Mumbai.