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Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to disperse protesters

Hong Kong police on Monday used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists who stormed a security check-point at a venue where a senior Chinese official was explaining Beijing's decision not to grant the former British colony full democracy. Scuffles had broken out at the entrance to the center where Li Fei, deputy secretary general...

Jackie Chan responds to son's drug bust: 'I'm extremely furious'

Jackie Chan responds to son's drug bust: 'I'm extremely furious'

Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, in Beijing. Police detained the junior Chan, who is originally from Hong Kong and also an actor, as well as Kai Ko, a 23-year-old Taiwanese actor, during a raid on August 14 in...

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan has been arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog. Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of...

Bangladeshis being smuggled into HK via Shenzhen

Bangladeshis being smuggled into HK via Shenzhen

Hundreds of illegal jobseekers, mostly from Bangladesh and Pakistan are allegedly being smuggled into Hong Kong (HK) through Shenzhen of China, a HK-based English daily reported today. The South China Morning Post report claimed that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh or Pakistan had entered HK by boat in the past years. Migrants fly into cities across...

Intertek lab aims to fast-track exports

Intertek lab aims to fast-track exports

The task of obtaining product certification for exporters just became quicker, cheaper and simpler thanks to the June opening of a modern testing laboratory in Dhaka by Intertek, the world's biggest tester of consumer goods. Before, exporters had to go through the time-consuming and expensive process of shipping their samples to Hong Kong, China...

HK cops arrest 500 sit-in protesters

HK cops arrest 500 sit-in protesters

Hong Kong police have arrested over 500 protesters who staged a pro-democracy sit-in at the city's business district. The demonstrators were arrested for illegal assembly and obstructing police officers, police said. The sit-in came after tens of thousands of protesters marched on Tuesday in what was described as the city's largest democracy rally in a...

Yunus, followers vow to combat unemployment

Yunus, followers vow to combat unemployment

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and his ardent followers yesterday pledged to wipe out unemployment from the world. “We vision a world where there will be no unemployed people. The word 'unemployment' will be obsolete,” Prof Yunus said at the opening ceremony of the 5th Social Business Day at Radisson Hotel. He spoke to more than...

  

Time to stop the rot

Time to stop the rot

Make no mistake about it, Bangladesh cricket is in a state of emergency. If the BCB were governing a country, its charge would be declared a failed state. Take a look at the events that have led to the inexcusable fiasco which saw Bangladesh unable -- unwilling may be a better word -- to chase 106 in 41 overs against a second-string India. In the World Twenty20 at home Bangladesh went down to a motley crew of part-timers from Hong Kong chasing a similar target. A month before, they lost an ODI to Sri Lanka after reducing the to-be T20 world champions to 67 for eight. In the match following...

Pace pair runs against time

With Bangladesh's next game is scheduled against the West Indies on March 25, many would have ideally thought that the mini-break of sorts would have given the team management and the players the time to start afresh and recover from their unexpected defeat to Hong Kong in the first round. However, as it so happens, the hosts now have to worry about getting two of their pacers fit in time for their Super Tens opener. The fates of both Mashrafe...

Blushing, Tigers enter next level

Blushing, Tigers enter next level

Sporting pundits themselves would be in a quandary, if asked to decide which of the two performances put up by Bangladesh this month -- versus Afghanistan on March 16 or versus Hong Kong yesterday -- was worse. There wasn't much of a quandary for Hong Kong though, who secured the greatest ever win in...

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