Youth struggle with drug scourge

Two-and-a-half years ago, Ritham Hang Serma was sent for drug rehabilitation in an attempt by his probation officer to spare him a jail term.

Serma had vowed to his family countless times to kick the habit, but each time his resolve melted.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Appeal over jail term for rape on boat trip rejected

A waiter who raped a woman flight attendant on a boat trip organised by popular disco Beijing Club in 2010 failed yesterday in his application for leave to appeal against a 61/2 year jail sentence.

Before the Court of Appeal, counsel for Laxman Gurung, 20, argued that 51/2 years would be appropriate.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Style meter


A sheer blouse

Loving the lightness.


Futuristic flapper chic as done by Prabal Gurung.

Chanel's 'Paris-Byzance' jewellery

This annual Metiers d'Art collection is spectacular.


Bleach-splattered denims

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Summer Colours

This week we're exploring variations of pink and blue to showcase the colours of summer.

Eina Gurung sent us a postcard from France to remind us how unique sunsets can be.

We liked the way she used a fence to give perspective and depth to the picture. The contrast in the picture brings out the gradient of colours.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Waiter gets 61/2 years for rape in boat cabin

A waiter who raped a female flight attendant after she got 'wasted' and was left alone unconscious in a cabin on a boat trip organised by popular disco Beijing Club was jailed for 61/2 yesterday.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Show your fiery side

The look: Giorgio Armani

The look: Bruuns Bazaar

Jean Paul Gaultier dress, HK$32,980

Sportmax trousers, HK$4,380

Prabal Gurung dress from Harvey Nichols, HK$16,500

Bruuns Bazaar satin silk dress, HK$2,750

Kookai dress, HK$1,780

Marella dress, HK$3,980

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Son seeks permission for mother to stay

A Nepalese woman yesterday challenged the government's refusal to let her take up residence, arguing for her Hong Kong-born son's family rights under the Basic Law.

1 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Diabetes screening, tips offered

Free medical advice is being offered this weekend and the next through special schemes organised by the South Asian Health Support Programme.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Question of the week: What is the world's greatest invention?

Thacye Chan, 15, Diocesan Girls' School

Love, or the identification of it as a state or condition. It fills us with warmth and breaks down barriers. Love makes life better.

Taral Gurung, 15, YMCA of HK Christian College

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Trekkers forced to 'donate' after peace deal fails

Maoists' mountain checkpoints reappear as elections cancelled

As foreign trekkers struggle up a hill in the thin air of the Nepali Himalayas, they are greeted by a red Maoist flag and a group of young men waiting patiently to collect their 'voluntary donations'.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Language barrier stalls healing of minority drug abusers

Drug abusers from ethnic minorities in Hong Kong find it difficult to receive help because of the language barrier, research conducted by Chinese University shows.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Social resources go begging for minorities

Angel picked up much of her English skills from courses held by the Chungking Mansions Service Centre for ethnic minorities and asylum seekers in Hong Kong.

The centre is one of a very few in Hong Kong providing services for ethnic minority women, including regular workshops about life and culture in Hong Kong, health services and computer training.

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Helping to break down barriers

Gurung Princess, 12, (left) and Rai Pramod, 11, (second from left) have a chance to relax and sing along with a group of local students on a special Sunday.

6 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Five-year legal battle finally over

During the 1980s, Gurung Kesh Bahadur used to help the Hong Kong government solve the problem of illegal immigrants streaming into the territory.

But the former Gurkha soldier never dreamed he would one day become a target of the Immigration Department.

31 Jul 2002 - 12:00am


Hands up! What are you wearing? We want to know everything.

Name: Mamita Gurung Age: 23

Occupation: administrative clerk and Miss Nepal Hong Kong 2000

17 Jun 2001 - 12:00am