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7 Hong Kong democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown

Their convictions were the latest blow to the city's flagging democracy movement, amid an ongoing crackdown by Beijing and Hong Kong authorities on dissent in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Hong Kong vaccination drive struggles to gain public trust

Hong Kong is still grappling with coronavirus outbreaks and stringent social distancing measures that are especially hard on bars, restaurants and the tourism industry.

Hong Kong suspends Pfizer vaccines over packaging defects

BioNTech and Fosun Pharma have not found any reason to believe the product is unsafe, according to a statement by the Hong Kong government.

Hong Kong detains 47 activists on subversion charges

They allegedly violated the new national security law that was imposed by Beijing for participating in unofficial election primaries.

Hong Kong kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations with Sinovac jab

A poll published in January by the University of Hong Kong found respondents concerned about the Chinese vaccine's efficacy.

A 72-year-old whisky bottle fetches $54,000

The whisky, the oldest from the Glen Grant distillery, is in a Dartington crystal decanter with an American black walnut presentation box.

Market tumbles for 5th straight session; Sensex tanks 536 pts

The 30-share BSE index ended 535.57 points or 1.13 per cent lower at 46,874.36.

Combine forces to tame China

Given its worldwide influence, it will be worthwhile to deal with China only with a united front of allies

Gem, jewellery sector viewed as thrust area for export promotion: Puri

The Minister stated that the trade fair at an ideal time as demand for gems and jewellery from all of the major markets is picking up with the rollout of vaccines against Covid-19

New Covid variant detected in Nepal

Three people whose samples were sent to Hong Kong for testing via gene sequencing have been confirmed to have contracted the mutated variant.

Chinese hackers luring Indian WhatsApp users into ‘part-time’ jobs

Such proliferating messages on WhatsApp, which come with attached links, claim that one can earn Rs 200 to Rs 3,000 in a day in 10 to 30 minutes.

Alarm over avian flu

There is a need to step up vigil but equally important is to quell rumours with a scientific approach to the situation

No snake soup for Hong Kong’s young snake catcher

Ken Lee, a new breed of snake catchers strive to release the reptiles back into nature

NYSE starts delisting 3 Chinese telco giants

The decision to delist the three Chinese companies was taken in order to comply with an executive order signed by US President Donald Trump on November 12, NYSE said on Thursday.

Florist helps prisoners send Xmas gifts

Hong Kong-based Elise Ip is helping families connect through her project 'Send Flowers With You'

Sensex drops over 200 pts in early trade; Nifty slips below 13,700

The 30-share BSE index pared the gains to trade 202.44 points or 0.43 per cent lower at 46,758.25.

LVPEI to set up myopia institute in Hyderabad

Institute has already launched a Special Centre for Myopia at LVPEI, which will be developed into an institute to focus on the disease, which is often overlooked in the public health sector

2020: What a funny old year it was…

The pandemic has not given us much to laugh about this year but yet it still has some weird stories in store

Rasika Shekar’s ‘Yavum’ is all about celebrating small wins in life

The song, which releases on December 16, is about breaking barriers of one's own mind and to celebrate small wins in daily life.

Sensex rallies 347 points to end at fresh peak

Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty rose 97.20 points or 0.73 per cent to an all-time closing high of 13,355.75. It touched its record intra-day peak of 13,366.65 in early trade.

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