Here are today’s leading new stories:
-- Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang addressed multi-faceted bilateral cooperation during the India-Vietnam Business Forum in New Delhi on Saturday, as part of his ongoing state visit to India from March 2 to 4.
-- Many national and provincial highways in Ho Chi Minh City have been encroached on by local houses, posing serious threats to traffic safety.
-- A fisherman was brought to the central city of Da Nang on Saturday night for treatment after suffering serious injuries while working on his fishing boat.
-- Local authorities are scratching their heads over a proper way to manage mushrooming bird nest farming across the Mekong Delta.
-- Le The Anh, a 21-year-old overseas Vietnamese student, has been found dead after going missing for several days in Moscow, Russia. Security camera footage showed that the young man had fallen off the 15th floor of an apartment building.
-- A man in the northern province of Quang Ninh was arrested on Saturday after setting his 15-year-old son and 14-year-old nephew on fire, as the two young boys had dyed their hair red. The victims suffered multiple burns and are being treated at a local medical center.
-- Police in the south-central province of Binh Thuan are hunting for a vehicle that collided with a motorcyclist, causing him to die instantly on Saturday morning.
-- During a conference on Saturday evening, many Japanese investors have expressed their interest in projects on urban development and infrastructure in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- A variety of promotions have been offered at local supermarkets to mark International Women’s Day.
-- Ho Chi Minh City’s fifth annual Ao Dai Festival officially commenced during a ceremony at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on Saturday evening. A series of activities and events are scheduled to take place at multiple locations across the southern hub until March 25.
-- Nguyen Thi Huyen, the Vietnamese runner who has won six SEA Games gold medals, has recently announced her retirement after discovering her pregnancy a few weeks ago. The sudden decision is thought to affect Vietnam’s preparations for the 2018 Asian Games, which will take place in Indonesia this August.