Container trucks operate illegally
Only 4 per cent of container truck operators in the northern port city of Hai Phong have permits to transport goods by container trucks, according to the Ministry of Transport.
President emphasises importance of diplomacy for national development
President Truong Tan Sang, yesterday, told newly-appointed Vietnamese ambassadors and consul generals, that diplomacy needs to be on the front line of national construction and defence.
Ha Tinh police arrest 16 people following disturbance Ha Tinh
The police in central Ha Tinh province has launched legal proceedings against and arrested 16 people involved in a recent disturbance at the Vung Ang Economic Zone.
Life sentence for swindling ex-Vietinbank official
The Ho Chi Minh City's People's Court on January 27 sentenced Huynh Thi Huyen Nhu to life imprisonment for "swindling to appropriate assets" and "counterfeiting seals and materials of agencies and organisations".
Vietnam treasures strategic partnership with Japan
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung affirmed Viet Nam's constant policy of attaching special importance to the strategic partnership with Japan for peace and prosperity while receiving visiting Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera in Hanoi on Monday.
Inmate amnesty to mark National Day
The Central Council for Amnesty Consultation, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, met in the capital city yesterday to discuss the 2013 amnesty plan.
HCM City inspectors fishing for riverbank encroachers
The HCM City Department of Construction on Monday ordered its Inspectorate to scrutinise construction works that have illegally encroached on rivers and canals.
City concedes ground to residents
The HCM City People's Committee has issued a regulation allowing residents, under certain conditions, to build or expand houses that have been built illegally on public land.
Four engineers convicted of stealing Nhat Tan Bridge's materials
Four engineers have been found guilty of stealing materials from the Nhat Tan Bridge construction project, the Hanoi court announced yesterday.
Violations of land use, management, construction investment and budget use during the first six months of this year totalled more than VND12.2 trillion (US$571 million) and involved 452ha of land.
Illegal sand miners plague Dong Nai
Illegal sand exploitation by local residents and authorities along the Dong Nai River has increased rather than diminished in the last decade, despite efforts to ban it.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.