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India sets global record for new cases amid oxygen shortage
India is in the grip of a vicious second wave and an acute oxygen shortage is raising more fears about its overwhelmed health care system.
In the past 24 hours alone, more than 2,000 people have died and nearly 300,000 new cases have been reported in the country.
It brings the country's current total confirmed cases close to 16 million, second only to the US's 31.9 million.
The situation has led Delhi's highest court to publicly criticised the central government for its handling of the oxygen crisis in the city.
Carrie Lam urges Hong Kong youth to work for change from within
Chief executive says her own experience working in government for 41 years is proof of what can be accomplished by joining establishment.
Social distancing measures extended for two weeks, LeaveHomeSafe mandate for courtrooms
The existing social distancing measures were extended for two weeks on Wednesday, and all persons entering court buildings must use the LeaveHomeSafe app starting November.
Unpleasant farewell dinner between Carrie Lam and lawmakers
A farewell dinner turned unpleasant between lawmakers and Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor when she said some pro-establishment legislators should apologize for reques...
Call to regulate petrol prices, ease Hong Kong drivers’ burden
Hong Kong Land Transport Alliance says drivers are under pressure because of rising fuel prices and Covid-19 pandemic but cannot pass on soaring costs.
Expert panel advises third shot for Hongkongers who took Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine
But priority should be given to elderly, people with weak immunity and workers with high exposure to virus, joint scientific committee says.
Oral Chinese test dropped from revamped 2023 DSE
Students who will sit for the 2023 university entry examinations won't have to take a oral Chinese exam and a Liberal Studies' assessment.
Lawmakers want share of blame and glory
The government should establish a coalition relationship with pro-establishment parties as they always take the blame with no glory, says Starry Lee Wai-king, chairwoman of Hong...
Hong Kong girl, 7, dies a week after choking on jelly
Government spokesman says student from Chiu Sheung School Hong Kong on Pok Fu Lam Road died in Queen Mary Hospital.
Rape accused tells of compensated dating chat
A 29-year-old female insurance agent who accused her 37-year-old client of raping her, had earlier asked the man whether he was interested in a compensated date with her, the Hi...
Teacher turnover rate in Hong Kong primary schools highest among English educators
Education minister maintains that the situation is stable despite fears of a possible exodus of educators brought on by political tensions.
Hong Kong vows action over helper quarantine room booking woes
Crashing web pages and blocked off dates add to woes amid scramble for slots at designated hotels, employment agency sector leader says.
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