Tue, 26 Oct 2021

DHAKA -- At least five bodies were recovered after a boat capsized in the Turag river in Savar, on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Saturday.

Khaleda Yasmin, a duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defense Headquarters, told Xinhua that "the bodies of three boys, a woman and a girl have so far been retrieved."

According to the official, the boat carrying about 18 people capsized following a collision with a sand-carrying vessel in the river in the early hours of Saturday. (Bangladesh-Capsized Boat-Death)

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HONG KONG -- Liu Guangyuan, commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), on Friday held a group briefing for nearly 40 honorary consuls in Hong Kong.

In his speech, Liu encouraged the honorary consuls to go hand in hand with the office of the commissioner of the Chinese foreign ministry in the HKSAR to actively contribute to safeguarding Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, supporting China's construction and development, telling the story of the HKSAR and China, and promoting friendship between China and other countries. (Hong Kong-Honorary Consuls)

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NEW DELHI -- Chief Minister of India's Delhi Arvind Kejriwal Saturday said the national capital could face a power crisis.

Kejriwal said his government has written to the country's Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention in making adequate arrangements of coal and gas to power generation plants, so as to ensure electricity supply to the city.

According to Kejriwal, the capital city has been facing a coal shortage since August, which affected power generation from major central generating plants supplying power to Delhi. (India-Delhi-Power Crisis)

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JAKARTA -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,167 within one day to 4,227,038, with the death toll adding by 52 to 142,612, the country's Health Ministry said on Saturday.

According to the ministry, 1,507 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total recovered cases to 4,059,267.

To date, at least 56.90 million people in the country have received two shots of vaccines, while 99.37 million have taken the first doses, the ministry added. (Indonesia-COVID-19-Vaccination)

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