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Cathay Pacific to cut more flights
Hong Kong, April 3 (IANS) Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has seen its passenger traffic collapse to as little as 0.6 per cent of its normal 100,000 daily passenger volume, the airline told staff on Friday, as it increased its flight reductions to 97 per cent in April.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Xiaomi logs robust growth in 2019 despite downturn
Hong Kong, March 31 (IANS) Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi on Tuesday announced that its total revenue for 2019 exceeded 200 billion Chinese Yuan for the first time, reaching 205.8 billion Chinese Yuan, up 17.7 per cent year-on-year.
2020-03-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Business/Economy,Technology
Black-clad men hurl petrol bombs at HK police station
Hong Kong, March 30 (IANS) A Hong Kong police station came under attack on Monday after three black-clad men hurled petrol bombs into the compound, sparking a search for the perpetrators amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Silent carriers can be dangerous in spread of Covid-19, reveals data from Wuhan
Hong Kong, March 28 (IANS) Latest classified data released by Chinese government suggests that "silent carriers" of Covid-19 virus could be playing a dangerous role in electrifying the spread of the pandemic across the globe.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
HK gang tries to rob woman of bag worth $51,400
Hong Kong, March 24 (IANS) A Hong Kong police sergeant drew his gun during a stand-off with a knife-wielding robber and recovered a bag worth about HK$390,000 ($51,400) stolen from a businesswoman, a media report said on Tuesday.
2020-03-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong tourist arrivals plunge by 96%
Hong Kong, March 16 (IANS) Hong Kongs battered tourism sector hit a new low amid the coronavirus pandemic in February when arrivals slumped to 199,000 - the daily average in the first half of last year, a media report said on Monday.
2020-03-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Tourist among 4 charged for HK anti-govt protest
Hong Kong, March 3 (IANS) A Dutch tourist was among four defendants charged in a Hong Kong court in connection with an anti-government protest which led to the arrest of 115 people, a media report said on Tuesday.
2020-03-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
COVID-19: Hong Kong reports new confirmed case; total 96
Hong Kong, March 1 (IANS) Hong Kong on Sunday reported one confirmed case of COVID-19, which was related to a Buddhist worship hall that had been suspected of multiple infections.
2020-03-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,National
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong increase to 84
Hong Kong, Feb 25 (IANS) Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported on Tuesday three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 84.
2020-02-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,National
COVID-19 to push HK bankruptcies to decade high
Hong Kong, Feb 24 (IANS) Hong Kong is set to see the biggest jump in over a decade in personal bankruptcies and companies winding up this year, as individuals and firms were overwhelmed by "multiple problems" far worse than any crisis seen previously, a media report said on Monday.
2020-02-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,International
HK airport unveils package for ailing aviation industry
Hong Kong, Feb 22 (IANS) The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) announced that it will offer HK$1.6 billion ($205 million) worth of concessions to help the city's aviation industry ailing due to the coronavirus crisis, with airlines set to directly benefit from lower fees and rental charges for the first time.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong residents hit by mask scam on Facebook
Hong Kong, Feb 22 (IANS) About 100 Hong Kong residents have fallen victim to mask scams orchestrated by a suspected organised gang on Facebook, according to an official who has received hundreds more complaints about similar incident amid the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK quarantine measures 'drastically reduce' inbound travellers
Hong Kong, Feb 9 (IANS) The number of people entering Hong Kong "drastically reduced" as a 14-day mandatory quarantine scheme to tackle the deadly coronavirus took effect, while the leader Carrie Lam reassured that more masks were on their way despite revealing the government was down to its last month's supply.
2020-02-09
Category: International, Hong Kong,International
Virgin Australia permanently cancels HK routes amid NCoV
Hong Kong, Feb 6 (IANS) Virgin Australia on Thursday became the first international airline to completely withdraw all its services between Australia and Hong Kong amid the coronavirus outbreak, while announcing that the route was no longer commercially viable.
2020-02-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,International
Online orders for masks cancelled in HK over supply shortage
Hong Kong, Jan 31 (IANS) Online orders placed by Hong Kong residents for surgical masks to protect themselves against the deadly novel coronavirus, have been cancelled, as overseas suppliers reported a lack of supply, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,National
HK protesters declare 'dawn of anti-epidemic' strikes
Hong Kong, Jan 29 (IANS) Hong Kong protesters on Wednesday declared a new wave of strikes against the city's government refusal to close the border with China as a measure to combat the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak.
2020-01-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
New teeth gel may prevent dental cavities, tooth decay
Hong Kong, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments.
2020-01-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Public rally suspended after rioters hijacked it: HK police
Hong Kong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Hong Kong police on Sunday requested an assembly held in Hong Kong's Central district be suspended after a large group of rioters hijacked the rally and inflicted damages on nearby properties.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Small crowds gather across HK for lunchtime protests
Hong Kong, Jan 6 (IANS) About 200 people gathered at various locations in Hong Kong on Monday to voice their discontent, a day after police arrested nearly 50 people at a march against mainland Chinese shoppers and parallel traders.
2020-01-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK police arrest 400 protesters following NY march
Hong Kong, Jan 2 (IANS) Hong Kong police arrested about 400 people on charges of illegal assembly and possession of arms during a New Year anti-government march, which organizers said was attended by more than a million people.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK kicks off 2020 with fresh protests, clashes with police
Hong Kong, Jan 1 (IANS) Hong Kong welcomed the New Year with subdued celebrations that were eclipsed by protests registered throughout the night until the early hours of Wednesday and fresh clashes between protesters and police officers.
2020-01-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK leader's online greeting draws negative response
Hong Kong, Dec 29 (IANS) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's online season's greeting where she pledged to reflect on people's criticism and be grateful for their words of encouragement, drew negative response from the netizens.
2019-12-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK protesters plan major rally on Jan 1
Hong Kong, Dec 27 (IANS) The anti-government protesters in Hong Kong have planned a major rally on January 1, 2020, after three straight days of Christmas demonstrations and confrontations with police that led to more than 310 arrests.
2019-12-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK protest crisis raises career doubts for expats
Hong Kong, Dec 27 (IANS) The anti-government protest crisis that has rocked Hong Kong since June, has raised career doubts among the expatriates living in the city, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Diaspora,Politics
Police freeze $9mn raised to support HK protesters
Hong Kong, Dec 20 (IANS) Police in Hong Kong has frozen about HK$70 million ($9 million) raised by activists to support the citys anti-government protesters and arrested four people for money laundering, the media reported on Friday.
2019-12-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK's protest-battered metro station to reopen
Hong Kong, Dec 20 (IANS) A metro station which closed last month, after falling victim to vandalism and arson attacks during major clashes between Hong Kong pprotesters and police at the Chinese University campus, will reopen on Saturday, the city's rail operator said on Friday.
2019-12-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
ALERT: Ex-Pak Prez Pervez Musharraf given death penalty in high treason case
ksk/in/
2019-12-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,
HK court removes 2 pro-democracy councilmen
Hong Kong, Dec 17 (IANS) Two pro-democracy Hong Kong legislative councilmen lost their seats on Tuesday after the city's top court refused to hear their appeals against a previous ruling declaring their elections as invalid.
2019-12-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK police arrests 11, seize weapons ahead of mass march
Hong Kong, Dec 8 (IANS) Hong Kong police arrested 11 people and seized weapons including a firearm during citywide raids on Sunday, which officers believed would be used to "create chaos" at a major anti-government march later in the day.
2019-12-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK's Carrie Lam closes ranks with China, condemns US law
Hong Kong, Dec 3 (IANS) Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday closed ranks with China and condemned the US Senate's passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (HKHRDA), which she lambasted as unnecessary and unjustified.
2019-12-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong: Pro-democracy bloc sweeps district polls
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (IANS) Pro-democracy candidates on Monday claimed a resounding victory in all Hong Kong districts, winning at least 387 of 452 district council seats.
2019-11-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong: Lam vows to 'listen humbly to public'
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (IANS) After pro-Beijing candidates faced an embarassing defeat in district council elections, Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said the government will "listen humbly to citizens".
2019-11-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK court declares mask ban excessive, unconstitutional
Hong Kong, Nov 18 (IANS) A British colonial-era emergency law revived by Hong Kongs government to ban masks in the ongoing protests was on Monday ruled by the High Court to be excessive and unconstitutional.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Key highway reopens, HK remains relatively calm
Hong Kong, Nov 16 (IANS) After five straight days of traffic disruption and chaos, Hong Kong witnessed a relatively calm Saturday as a key highway fully reopened after being blocked by protesters the night before.
2019-11-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
ALERT: Sonia speaks to Sharad Pawar over M'rashtra govt formation, Ahmed Patel, Venugopal, Kharge to hold talks with Pawar in Mumbai
aks/miz/kr
2019-11-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,
Sourabh Verma qualifies for main draw of Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong, Nov 12 (IANS) Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on Tuesday qualified for the main draw of the Hong Kong Open after winning both his qualification round matches.
2019-11-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Sports,Badminton
HK protests may cost Disneyland $135mn in lost income
Hong Kong, Nov 8 (IANS) Hong Kong's Disneyland Resort has estimated that the anti-government protests which have gripped the city since this July, will have cost it $135 million in lost income by the end of the year, a report said on Friday.
2019-11-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK student dies after car park fall
Hong Kong, Nov 8 (IANS) A Hong Kong university student who suffered a severe brain injury after he fell from a car park earlier this near an area of confrontation between protesters and police, died on Friday.
2019-11-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK protesters declare restaurants 'yellow' or 'blue'
Hong Kong, Nov 2 (IANS) With anti-government demonstrations in their fifth month, protesters in Hong Kong have segregated restaurants over their political affiliations by using colours -- "yellow-ribbon" means it supports the protest movement, while "blue-ribbon" refers to those places deemed to support the government and the police, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-11-02
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK court orders ban on online messages inciting violence
Hong Kong, Nov 1 (IANS) A Hong Kong court on Friday issued a temporary injunction to block messages inciting violence on popular instant messaging applications like Telegram and online forum LIHKG, aimed at minimizing the risk of violent clashes which have increased over the past 21 weeks of anti-government protests in the city
2019-11-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK activist banned from contesting local polls
Hong Kong, Oct 29 (IANS) The Hong Kong government on Tuesday banned activist Joshua Wong, one of the most prominent faces of the pro-democracy movement in the city, from running in the upcoming district-level elections.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Lam apologises after water cannon sprays mosque entrance
Hong Kong, Oct 21 (IANS) Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam and the police force on Monday apologised to the local Muslim community after a water cannon sprayed the entrance of the city's biggest mosque while dealing with anti-government protesters.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Protesters block roads in HK to attend banned march
Hong Kong, Oct 20 (IANS) Thousands of protesters have blocked roads in Hong Kong to attend an anti-government march banned by police out of public safety concerns.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK police block Sunday protest march against mask ban
Hong Kong, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 1,000 people across Hong Kong blocked roads during lunchtime protests on Friday following the police blocking the citys largest pro-democracy group from marching on Sunday against the governments mask ban.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Pro-democracy lawmakers heckle HK leader, disrupt parliament
Hong Kong, Oct 16 (IANS) Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam was forced to suspend her annual address after being heckled in the city's Parliament.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Google pulls HK protest game for violating rules
Hong Kong, Oct 11 (IANS) Google has removed a pro-Hong Kong protestor game called "The Revolution of our Times" from the Play Store for violating rules.
2019-10-11
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
HK school week begins with student protests
Hong Kong, Oct 8 (IANS) Hundreds of secondary school students protested against Hong Kongs anti-mask law on Tuesday in a show of solidarity with schoolmates arrested for defying the strict new colonel-era legislation.
2019-10-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK suspends cross-border train services to China
Hong Kong, Oct 8 (IANS) Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Corporation has suspended all cross-border services to mainland China after footage emerged of a train enroute to Guangzhou being attacked by more than 20 black-clad assailants, it was reported on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK comes to standstill after mask ban protests
Hong Kong, Oct 7 (IANs) Hong Kong came to a standstill on Monday after tens of thousands of protesters defied the new anti-mask ban and went on a wrecking spree across the city, vandalising mainland China-linked property, setting fires and targeting police with petrol bombs and fist fights.
2019-10-07
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK rail stations still shut amid more planned protests
Hong Kong, Oct 6 (IANS) Despite the partial resumption of Hong Kong's train services, dozens of stations remained shut on Sunday ahead of another wave of planned protests later in the day against the government's anti-mask law.
2019-10-06
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics