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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
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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
Metro, banks, shopping centres remain closed in HK
Hong Kong, Oct 5 (IANS) Hong Kongs entire metro rail network was at a standstill on Saturday, while dozens of shopping centres, shops, and banks, also remained closed as the city reeled from the aftermath of another night of widespread destruction and violence.
2019-10-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Anti-China demos: HK protester shot in chest
Hong Kong, Oct 1 (IANS) A protester was shot in Hong Kong on Tuesday as huge crowds participated in demonstrations here on the 70th anniversary of communist rule in China that began peacefully but spiralled into the worst violence of the four-month old protest movement.
2019-10-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Food deliveries increase in HK due to protests
Hong Kong, Sep 29 (IANS) Food deliveries have seen a sharp increase across Hong Kong as people preferred to stay at their homes due to the ongoing protests and civil unrest that has disrupted the city on weekends and discouraged people from going out to eat, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-09-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Violent clashes erupt in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Sep 28 (IANS) A rally that attracted tens of thousands of Hong Kong people to mark the fifth anniversary of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement was followed by violent clashes between the front line protesters and police on Saturday.
2019-09-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK hotels plan price cuts, deals amid protests
Hong Kong, Sep 23 (IANS) Hong Kongs hotels were cutting prices, selling "staycation" offers and asking staff to take unpaid leave in an effort to boost their business which has been hit hard by the ongoing anti-government protests in the city.
2019-09-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Scuffles in Hong Kong as protests enter 15th week
Hong Kong, Sep 14 (IANS) Scuffles broke out between anti-government protesters and pro-Beijing groups in different parts of Hong Kong on Saturday as the city entered its 15th week of protests.
2019-09-14
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
HK tourism suffers worst decline since 2003
Hong Kong, Sep 10 (IANS) Hong Kongs tourism industry has suffered its worst decline since 2003, with street protests decimating August arrival numbers and driving visitors from popular destinations including Disneyland, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK leader condemns any interference attempt by US
Hong Kong, Sep 10 (IANS) Hong Kongs leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday rejected attempts by US lawmakers to interfere with the citys affairs through a congressional bill.
2019-09-10
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK braces for another weekend of protests
Hong Kong, Sep 7 (IANS) Hong Kong was on Saturday bracing for yet another weekend of protests, with the city's international airport set to be a hub for the demonstrations for a third time in two months.
2019-09-07
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
China didn't influence bill withdrawal: HK leader
Hong Kong, Sep 5 (IANS) Hong Kongs beleaguered leader said on Thursday that Beijing played no role in her surprise decision to withdraw a contentious extradition bill, but that the Chinese authorities had given her "respect" and "support".
2019-09-05
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
AI helped design a promising drug in flat 21 days
Hong Kong, Sep 3 (IANS) In a significant development, a Hong Kong-based health startup has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to design a drug in just 21 days that showed potential treatments for fibrosis - a discovery that can speed up drug designing for various incurable diseases.
2019-09-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
HK students strike on 1st day of school year
Hong Kong, Sep 2 (IANS) Thousands of defiant school students across Hong Kong skipped classes on Monday, using the first day of the new academic year to add their voices to anti-government protests which has fuelled months of unrest in the city.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
40 arrested after chaos in HK metro station
Hong Kong, Sep 1 (IANS) At least 40 people have been arrested for "participating in an illegal assembly, destroying property and obstruction of justice" inside the Prince Edward metro station in Hong Kong, police said on Sunday.
2019-09-01
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Water cannons, petrol bombs mark HK's fresh unrest
Hong Kong, Aug 31 (IANS) Tens of thousands of protesters defied a police ban and thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, with tear gas and water cannons fired at crowds outside the government headquarters, while demonstrators threw petrol bombs and broke through fences around the legislature as the territory entered its 13th weekend of civil unrest.
2019-08-31
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Prominent HK activists targeted in wave of arrests
Hong Kong, Aug 30 (IANS) Three prominent Hong Kong democracy activists, including Joshua Wong who was one of the main leaders of the Umbrella Revolution in 2014, were arrested on Friday for their involvement in an unlawful assembly, the police said.
2019-08-30
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
HK varsity's orientation day turns anti-govt rally
Hong Kong, Aug 29 (IANS) Hundreds of students in Hong Kong's Chinese University turned what was billed as an orientation event for newcomers into an anti-government rally ahead of next weeks planned class boycott, the media reported on Thursday.
2019-08-29
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
21 officers injured in weekend violence: HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 26 (IANS) The Hong Kong police said on Monday that their 21 officers were injured during the unrest over the weekend as protesters intensified violence by vandalizing shops and assaulting policemen with deadly weapons.
2019-08-26
Category: International, Hong Kong,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
29 arrested in HK after protests, clashes
Hong Kong, Aug 25 (IANS) At least 29 people have been arrested for participating in a pro-democracy protest march in Hong Kong which led to violent clashes between police and the demonstrators, authorities said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK's Lion Rock 'shines' in show of solidarity
Hong Kong, Aug 24 (IANS) More than 1,000 people gathered on top of Hong Kong's Lion Rock to shine lights across the city in solidarity with the city which has been rocked by anti-government protests for almost three months.
2019-08-24
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society
Court extends injunction on HK airport protests
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) A Hong Kong court on Friday indefinitely extended an injunction sought last week by the the city's Airport Authority to prevent anti-government protesters from stalling one of the worlds busiest transport hubs.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Canadian consulate in HK halts China visits
Hong Kong, Aug 23 (IANS) The Canadian consulate in Hong Kong has suspended all work travel to mainland China for its staff, days after British consulate employee was detained at the border while returning from neighbouring Shenzhen on a business trip.
2019-08-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Teachers launch rally to back HK youth protesters
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of teachers took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday despite heavy rain in a show of solidarity with young protesters, as the city braces for an 11th weekend of demonstrations sparked by the now-shelved extradition bill.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Calls to boycott 'Mulan' after star backs HK police
Hong Kong, Aug 17 (IANS) Disney's live-action remake of the animated film "Mulan" is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong's police force, who anti-government protesters have accused of using excessive force.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
French 'Spiderman' scales HK skyscraper with peace banner
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (IANS) Daredevil Alain Robert, dubbed as "French Spiderman" climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper on Friday and unfurled a banner urging peace in the city rocked by political unrest.
2019-08-16
Category: International, Hong Kong,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Protesters disrupt Hong Kong airport for 2nd day
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (IANS) Anti-government protesters severely disrupted air travel for a second straight day, forcing Hong Kong International Airport to suspend check-in services for all departing flights on Tuesday.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
HK protesters pushing city into abyss: Lam
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (IANS) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday warned protesters that they were pushing the city "into an abyss" by attacking its institutions, in what she called attempts to "destroy the rule of law".
2019-08-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hundreds of flights cancelled from Hong Kong airport
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (IANS) Almost 200 flights out of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) were cancelled on Tuesday, a day after thousands of anti-government protesters swarmed into one of the terminals of the airport, one of the world's busiest, causing massive disruption and flight cancellations.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Hong Kong airport cancels flights amid protests (3rd Lead)
Hong Kong, Aug 12 (IANS) Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), one of the world's busiest transport hubs, cancelled all flights out of the city on Monday afternoon after more than 5,000 black-clad anti-government protesters occupied the airport terminal while Beijing's head of affairs for the territory levelled fresh warnings over the unrest.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics