Aviation authority opens hotlines for better passenger services
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam has launched a number of hotlines, including those of the authority, airports, and domestic airline firms, to provide better passenger services.
Five persons fall ill after eating deadly mushrooms
Five members of a family from Quang Tri Province's Huong Hoa mountainous district were admitted to the provincial general hospital in critical condition, after they consumed poisonous mushrooms on Monday.
Experts identify skin disease in Phu Tho
The health ministry's General Department of Preventive Medicine has identified the disease that two children in the northern Phu Tho Province's Thuong Cuu Commune are suffering from as Xeroderma pigmentosum.
Vaccine did not cause baby death: health department
An investigation has shown that vaccination did not cause the death of a three-month-old boy in the central Da Nang City, the health ministry's preventive medicine department said today.
People's awareness remains key to fire prevention
People still need to be made aware about preventing fires in cities, Major General Doan Viet Manh, director of the Department of Fire Police under the public security ministry, said.
Trade union slams China's attacks on Vietnamese fishermen
The Vietnam Fisheries Trade Union has objected to China's recent attacks on Vietnamese fishermen and their fishing vessels, the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper reported.
Inspectors reclaim $71m in Q2
The Government Inspectorate reclaimed VND1.5 trillion (US$71.3 million) and 226ha of land for the State as it carried out nearly 1,600 administrative inspections and 30,700 non-administrative inspections during the second quarter of 2015, the Government's official portal reported yesterday.
One million students sit for national exams
More than one million students completed registration for the national high school exam, which began today in 38 testing centres throughout the country. Students will not only battle their nerves but also the extreme hot weather blanketing northern and central regions, set to surpass 40 degrees Celsius in Ha Noi.
Raising awareness of gender violence
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has announced the creation of a national action month on gender violence prevention and control, which will last from November 15 to December 16 each year.
Reprieve for child shelter
The central Social Welfare Department has instructed labour authorities in a HCM City district to help a children's shelter that faces closure get a licence.
Airport link to new urban growth
A cabinet meeting yesterday discussed the implementation of special policies and mechanisms for urban development along the Nhat Tan-Noi Bai Highway in Ha Noi.
Railway accidents on the rise

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Viet Nam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang
Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang

Illegal gold mining along the Hien River section flowing through Thach An and Nguyen Binh districts in Cao Bang Province has severely polluted the local environment over the last month.


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.