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Former law professor Benny Tai (left) after his arrest.

HK arrests 53 oppn figures, sparks outcry

Hong Kong | By Agencies, Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:47 AM IST
Police confirmed 53 people - including a US citizen - were arrested for “subversion” in an early morning operation that involved about 1,000 officers.
UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready(Unsplash)
UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready(Unsplash)

UK begins vaccine campaign as US secures shots

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:29 PM IST
UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready
Wipro has also issued an advisory detailing hygiene and preventive measures.(Bloomberg)
Wipro has also issued an advisory detailing hygiene and preventive measures.(Bloomberg)

Wipro suspends employee travel to China, HK, Macau amid coronavirus outbreak

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Wipro has advised its employees who have travelled to an affected place in China in the last few days to work from home for 14 days before resuming work in office.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said Beijing supports Hong Kong’s leadership, helmed by embattled chief executive Carrie Lam.(AP PHOTO.)
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said Beijing supports Hong Kong’s leadership, helmed by embattled chief executive Carrie Lam.(AP PHOTO.)

Beijing supports HK govt in bid to end protests, says Chinese Premier Li

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 06:28 PM IST
Beijing administers Hong Kong as a special administrative region (SAR) under the “one country, two systems’’ principle, which gives local residents certain rights like the freedom to protest not enjoyed by Mainland residents.
Anti-Extradition bill protesters distribute leaflets to passengers during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Anti-Extradition bill protesters distribute leaflets to passengers during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)

China slams ‘terrorist-like actions’ by protesters at Hong Kong airport

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
State media arms of the Chinese government slammed the incident of assault after one of the victims was identified as a reporter with the Global Times.
Manchester City's Nabil Touaizi celebrates scoring their fifth goal.(REUTERS)
Manchester City's Nabil Touaizi celebrates scoring their fifth goal.(REUTERS)

‘Free Hong Kong’ protest as Manchester City thrash Kitchee in friendly

Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 11:52 PM IST
Leroy Sane scored twice, Raheem Sterling got one and set up two more and teenagers Nabil Touaizi and Iker Pozo were also on the scoresheet as Pep Guardiola’s City outclassed the Hong Kong league side.
A woman holds a placard during a gathering of Hong Kong mothers to show their support for the city's young pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, China, July 5, 2019(REUTERS)
A woman holds a placard during a gathering of Hong Kong mothers to show their support for the city's young pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, China, July 5, 2019(REUTERS)

Hong Kong protests have dented China’s image of invincibility

By Shyam Saran
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 08:16 PM IST
The millions who marched through the streets have displayed enormous courage. We must thank them
Protesters attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, June 17, 2019.(REUTERS/ file photo)
Protesters attend a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China, June 17, 2019.(REUTERS/ file photo)

China supports Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam amid calls for her resignation

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 07:27 PM IST
Protesters have continued with their demand seekign Lam’s resignation despite her apology where she said sorry to the public with “utmost sincerity and humility” for the way the city police handled the large demonstration.
Army personnel stand guard during a gun battle with militants, Pulwama, Kashmir (Representative Photo)(PTI)
Army personnel stand guard during a gun battle with militants, Pulwama, Kashmir (Representative Photo)(PTI)

India needs to find a solution to its arms and ammo shortages

By Bharat Karnad
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2018 01:04 PM IST
The defence public sector (DPS) is beyond repair. According to a Niti Ayog study, the value produced per worker in ordnance factories is a meagre Rs 6 lakh versus the minimum of Rs 40-50 lakh in value that is required to be produced per employee to make even a micro, small, and medium enterprise financially viable
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