Hong Kong

Gujarat Cargo of Karachi-bound ship detained, being inspected

Government sources have revealed that a team of intelligence agencies, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists and customs officials are inspecting suspected equipment on a Karachi-bound merchant vessel that has been found on Gujarat's Kandla port. Customs sources, about the nature of the cargo and reasons for unloading, claimed the Karachi-bound ship bearing Hong Kong flag was detained after some suspicious cargo was found on board.

Feb 19, 2020, 08:36 AM IST

Coronavirus scare: DGCA directs no entry of foreigners who visited China after Jan 15

The DGCA issued a circular to airlines reiterating that all visas issued to Chinese nationals before February 5 have been suspended. 

Feb 09, 2020, 12:22 PM IST

Hong Kong closes four more border crossings to curb spread of Coronavirus

Hong Kong`s leader announced the suspension of four more border crossings with mainland China. Now just three checkpoints remain open but stopped short of demands for the entire border to be closed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Feb 03, 2020, 18:58 PM IST

Coronavirus scare: Centre to take steps to evacuate 250 students from China's Wuhan; 450 people under watch in India

Till January 26, 29,707 passengers arriving in India in 137 flights have been screened for novel coronavirus infection symptoms and no case has so far been detected in India.

Jan 28, 2020, 09:51 AM IST

Death toll in China's coronavirus climbs sharply to 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases

China continued to reel under deadly coronavirus epidemic on Monday with the death toll due to it sharply rising to 80 amid the country's National Health Commission reporting 2,744 confirmed cases of the fatal affliction till date.

Jan 27, 2020, 07:58 AM IST

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 qualification process confirmed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the qualification process for the additional ICC Men’s T20 World Cup that will take place in 2021 in India.

Jan 24, 2020, 17:24 PM IST

Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

Pro-democracy activist Ventus Lau was arrested on Sunday evening on charges of "obstruction of police administration" and violating terms set when permission was granted for the protest, the Hong Kong Civil Assembly Team said in a statement.

Jan 20, 2020, 10:48 AM IST

'We're all family now': Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

Outside Kwong Wing Catering, hundreds of customers, many of them off-duty protesters, waited in line as tourists and other shoppers crowded the popular Tsim Sha Tsui area.

Dec 26, 2019, 09:08 AM IST

Hong Kong protesters march to consulates to call for support on rights

About 1,000 people, most of them dressed in black and wearing face masks, marched on a route that took them by the consulates of Australia, Britain, the European Union, the United States, Japan and Canada, to drop off a petition. 

Dec 19, 2019, 14:33 PM IST

Hong Kong's New Year's fireworks cancelled amid security concerns

The New Year's Eve fireworks in Hong Kong usually draw thousands of locals and tourists to the picturesque Victoria Harbour and the countdown is broadcast worldwide. 

Dec 18, 2019, 22:52 PM IST

Kirti Kulhari excited about Hong Kong release of 'Mission Mangal'

Directed by Jagan Shakti, "Mission Mangal" revolves around the story of India's Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission. 

Dec 16, 2019, 21:08 PM IST

Hong Kong mall protests flare with leader Carrie Lam in Beijing

In the peak shopping season ahead of Christmas, groups of masked protesters in Hong Kong, clad in black, marched through malls chanting slogans including "Fight for freedom" and "Return justice to us".

Dec 15, 2019, 18:14 PM IST

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged the streets of Hong King on Sunday, in the largest anti-government rally since local elections last month and a resounding show of continued support for the pro-democracy movement.

Dec 09, 2019, 08:22 AM IST

Hong Kong gives protesters green light for big march on Sunday

The Civil Human Right Front, the group that organised million-strong marches in the China-ruled city in June, said it had received permission from police for a planned Human Rights Day rally on Sunday.

Dec 05, 2019, 17:36 PM IST

US law will hurt business confidence, says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told reporters the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act signed into law by US President Donald Trump last week, was "wholly unnecessary". 

Dec 03, 2019, 18:31 PM IST

Thousands take to the streets in Hong Kong in fresh round of protests

The protest, which took place in the bustling shopping district of Tsim Tsa Tsui, came after hundreds of people had marched to the US consulate to show "gratitude" for US support for the demonstrations that have roiled Hong Kong for nearly six months.

Dec 01, 2019, 15:46 PM IST

On Hong Kong streets, protesters say 'Thank you' to Donald Trump

Hundreds of people in Hong Kong, including many elderly residents, marched to the U.S. consulate on Sunday to show "gratitude" for U.S. support of anti-government protests that have roiled the financial hub for nearly six months.

Dec 01, 2019, 13:25 PM IST

US President Donald Trump approves legislation backing Hong Kong protesters

US President Donald Trump prompted questions about his commitment to protecting Hong Kong freedoms when he referred in August to its mass street protests as "riots" that were a matter for China to deal with.

Nov 28, 2019, 09:17 AM IST

Hong Kong authorities appeal for calm as major highway reopens

Hong Kong authorities hope that a lull in clashes over the weekend during local elections, where pro-democracy candidates grabbed a landslide victory, can translate into more calm after nearly six months of turmoil.

Nov 27, 2019, 08:23 AM IST

China summons US ambassador to protest against Hong Kong rights bill

China's Foreign Ministry said in a notice posted on its website Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang pressed the United States "to correct its errors and stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs and interfering in China`s internal matters".

Nov 26, 2019, 09:48 AM IST