HONG KONG

  • Meet Han, an android that can recognise and interact with people 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Seoul: A humanoid robot which can mimic human expressions greeted visitors on Saturday (April 18) at a Hong Kong electronics fair. The robot head, known as 'Han', can also hold simple interactive conversations with the crowd. At the touch of a button using a mobile phone app, Han can smile, wince, frown,...
  • Immigration official harrasses woman passenger, suspended after MHA's intervention March 28, 2015

    Bengaluru: A senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been suspended by authorities for allegedly harassing a woman passenger. After prima facie merit was found in the allegations against him, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered an inquiry into it. Earlier on Friday evening, a young woman from Bengaluru was harassed repeatedly...
  • Delhi airport official accused of sexual harassment suspended March 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Home Ministry on Friday suspended an immigration officer at the Delhi airport after a female passenger complained that he allegedly verbally sexually harassed her by asking some offensive questions when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi on March 18. The Home Ministry also said that a departmental...
  • Woman accuses Delhi airport official of verbally sexually harassing her, files complaint March 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on March 18 when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi. The woman claimed that the immigration officer harassed her by asking her several uncomfortable personal questions. The...
  • Martial arts star Jackie Chan to record song for Beijing's 2022 bid March 15, 2015

    Beijing: Martial arts actor Jackie Chan is planning to unleash one final kung fu death kick on Kazakhstan's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics by recording a song backing Beijing's campaign. "Wake up Winter" will be played for the first time when the International Olympic Committee's evaluation committee visits the...
  • Indian sets Guinness Yoga record in Hong Kong February 15, 2015

    Hong Kong: A 29-year-old Indian yoga teacher in Hong Kong on Sunday set a Guinness World Record for performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours non-stop, demonstrating more than 1,500 'asanas'. Yogaraj CP, a yoga instructor based here, broke the record for the 'Longest Yoga Marathon (Male)' by performing continuously for three...
  • Swine flu claims first victim in Goa February 3, 2015

    Panaji: A 45-year-old man who had arrived from Hong Kong two weeks ago has become the first victim of swine flu in Goa. The man died at a private hospital in South Goa on Monday, confirmed directorate of health services (DHS). However, his identity was not revealed. "The patient had...
  • Jackie Chan gets 'Datuk' title February 2, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan was conferred the "Datuk" title at a ceremony in Malaysia. Chan, 60, was addressed by the name Chan Song Kang during the ceremony, which was held in conjunction with Federal Territory Day. His real name is Chan Kong Sang. Datuk is a traditional Malay...
  • Somdev, Myneni advance to quarters of Hong Kong Challenger January 29, 2015

    Hong Kong: India's top two singles players, Somdev Devvarman and Saketh Myneni progressed to the quarter-finals of the USD 50,000 Hong Kong ATP Challenger tournament, here on Thursday. Myneni got the better of compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 7-5 in his second round while seventh seed Somdev advanced when his opponent Philipp...
  • Sensex rises 127 points to 1-week high ahead of retail inflation, IIP January 12, 2015

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Monday extended its gains for the third straight session, rising 127 points to end at one-week high on fag-end buying in capital goods, FMCG and IT shares ahead of retail inflation and IIP data releases. The NSE Nifty index reclaimed the 8,300-mark by rising 38.50 points,...
  • Asia's richest tycoon announces business empire overhaul January 9, 2015

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, who has been Asia's richest person for nearly two decades, on Friday announced a reorganisation of his sprawling ports-to-mobile phone conglomerate into two new listed companies. Li and members of his family control Hong Kong-listed Cheung Kong and its affiliate Hutchison Whampoa. Through...
  • Indian women go down to Hong Kong at World Squash Championship December 2, 2014

    Niagara Falls: India went down 0-3 to higher seeded Hong Kong in the opening Group D league match of the WSF World women's team squash championship being held at Niagara-on-the-Lake venue on Monday. According to Maj S. Maniam, Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) Consultant coach who has accompanied the team,...
  • Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site November 26, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub. Scuffles broke out when riot police...
  • K Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semis November 22, 2014

    Hong Kong: India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event on Saturday. Srikanth, who broke into the top...
  • Saina Nehwal bows out of Hong Kong Super Series November 21, 2014

    Hong Kong: India's campaign in the women's singles of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals on Friday. Seeded third, Saina went down 15-21, 19-21 to her lower ranked opponent...
  • Saina, Srikanth advance; Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open November 20, 2014

    Hong Kong: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth posted contrasting victories to enter the quarter-finals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively in the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon on Thursday. However, it was curtains for teen sensation P V Sindhu, who suffered a three-game...
  • Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in 2nd round of Hong Kong Open November 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: Continuing his giant-killing spree, Kidambi Srikanth stunned World No.7 Chou Tien Chen to advance to the second round of the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series along with leading women shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu at the Hong Kong Coliseum here Wednesday. Srikanth, fresh from defeating two-time Olympic...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders request formal meeting with Beijing November 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders made a formal request to speak with China over political reform, calling on a pro-Beijing politician to act as their mediator. Protest numbers have dwindled since mass rallies mobilised tens of thousands demanding fully free elections for the city's next leader. But demonstrators are...
  • Democracy protesters clash with Hong Kong police November 6, 2014

    Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong for the first time in more than two weeks as pressure grows on demonstrators to abandon more than a month and a half of street occupations. The skirmishes lasted for about four hours in the bustling Mong Kok neighborhood, the...
  • Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing buys 60 aircraft in $2.5 billion deals November 5, 2014

    Hong Kong: A property flagship led by Asia's richest tycoon Li Ka-shing said on Wednesday it plans to buy up to 60 passenger jets in a series of transactions that amount to more than $2.5 billion. The Hong Kong businessman made his first major foray into the aviation industry in...
  • Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves November 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: A prominent businesswoman has sparked outrage in Hong Kong by comparing the city's pro-democracy protesters to African-American slaves, suggesting they might need to "wait for a while" to win the freedoms they are seeking. "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107...
  • Hong Kong government, democracy protest leaders begin talks October 21, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protest leaders sat down for talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed the city's streets, on the same day the city's leader ruled out democratic reforms. The crucial talks began just hours after Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said...
  • China says Hong Kong protests an attempt to seek independence October 20, 2014

    Beijing: China has termed the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong an attempt to seek self-determination and independence, as it grappled to deal with the student-led movement that has occupied parts of the financial hub for more than three weeks. For the first time, the ruling Communist Party's official organ the People's...
  • Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes, talks set for Tuesday October 20, 2014

    Hong Kong: A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Dozens of people were reportedly injured in two nights of clashes that began late on Friday in...
  • 20 injured in new Hong Kong protest violence October 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police clashed with protesters, with the government saying 20 people were injured in a fourth night of violence after nearly three weeks of largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies. Dozens of police with shields and helmets pushed into a crowd of protesters gathered at barricades in the northern...
  • Fifth-place finish for SSP Chowrasia in Hong Kong October 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: SSP Chowrasia's superb comeback continued with yet another fine finish as he ended a creditable tied fifth at the Hong Kong Open golf here on Sunday. The 36-year-old two-time winner of joint-sanctioned events carded a final round of three-under 67, despite a closing bogey that ultimately proved costly. It was...
  • Hong Kong activists regroup; police chief warns safety at risk October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a core protest zone from police early on Saturday after hours of turmoil that the city's police chief warned undermined order and jeopardised public safety. Dozens of people were injured in the skirmishes, including 18 police, which raged through the night as...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 6th at Hong Kong Open October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa, in tied sixth, was the best placed Indian golfer after the third round of the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Randhawa battled to a 68 while overnight leader Ernie Els of South Africa registered a disappointing 71 in a rollercoaster round to slip to tied...
  • Hong Kong police arrest 26 amid street clashes October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city's streets, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists who returned to a protest zone that officers had partially cleared. Police and activists engaged in running clashes in Mong Kok's dense grid...
  • Hong Kong police swoop in on democracy protest site October 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police partially cleared a democracy protest site in a raid on Friday, tearing down tents and barricades hours after the city's embattled leader reopened his offer of talks to end nearly three weeks of disruptive demonstrations. The Mongkok site has seen violent scuffles between demonstrators calling for...