Thien Thanh firm's top leaders arrested
Three top officials of the HCM City-based Thien Thanh Group Ltd Company were arrested yesterday for allegedly violating Viet Nam's Penal Code's Article 165.
Show of unity
A show on national border, sea and islands was held yesterday in the Mekong Delta Province of Dong Thap with the attendance of President Truong Tan Sang. The programme aimed to call for more support for fishermen and maritime forces.
Lack of inspectors lets clinics off hook
Many private health clinics escape scrutiny because there are not enough inspectors - and their abilities are so varied, said Dang Van Chinh, chief inspector of the Ministry of Health.
Experts discuss models for university entrance exams
Educators discussed three methods for organising the 2015 national high school exam at a meeting hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training yesterday in the capital.
Hospitals under scrutiny
The Ha Noi Department of Health will conduct consecutive inspections at five district-level hospitals across the city this week after the city-based Thuong Tin hospital was caught using a medical machine without documents to prove its origin.
Aviation security violations increase
The National Civil Aviation Security Committee has reported 145 aviation security violations during the past six months, showing a sharp year-on-year rise of 96 per cent.
Rural medical staff need more support
Village medical workers play an important role in taking care of people's health in poor remote areas, but many want to leave the profession because their wages are too low.
US, VN victims of Agent Orange meet
Representatives of the second and third generations of Agent Orange (AO) victims from Viet Nam and the United States met in Ha Noi yesterday.
Minimum wage not enough
The current minimum wage meets barely 75 per cent of the minimum living standard, said Nguyen Tien Dang, head of the Salary Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), at a labour conference in Ha Noi yesterday.
Doctors urge adult cancer checks
Local and international medical officials in HCM City are recommending that people 40 years old and above get screening tests for the most common kinds of cancer.
Warehouse fire causes $4.7m in damage
A fire in a warehouse of a packaging company in the southern province of Long An's Tan An City yesterday, destroyed property and goods worth VND100 billion (US$4.7 million).
Australian students to study in Viet Nam

More than 300 Australian students will come to Viet Nam during the next 12 months to earn credit towards their Australian academic qualifications through clinical placements, short-term research projects and semester-based exchanges.

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.

City to speed up canal upgrade
City to speed up canal upgrade

Officials from the HCM City Department of Transport and other agencies on Friday inspected the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal Sanitation and Urban Upgrade Project as part of efforts to speed up work and complete it by the end of August.


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 as one of the places to visit in 20 years.