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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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.