Sunday, November 28, 2021

Hong Kong

All you need to know about the ‘Omicron’ Covid variant

The new variant B 1.1. 529, which was designated as a 'Variant of Concern' by World Health Organisation on Friday night, has been assigned...

New variant: Centre alerts States, UTs to conduct rigorous testing

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday asked all States and Union territories to conduct rigorous screening and testing of all international travellers coming from...

Colombo Port City: Chinese colony in our backyard

With China all set to take sovereign control of Colombo Port City, a wary India must realign its South Asia strategy

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

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