New regulation steps up taxi monitoring with black boxes
All taxis will be required to install black boxes and printers connected to their meters to improve monitoring of the fares charged to passengers, according to a new regulation.
Four drowned in Vam Co Dong River
Four people drowned in the Vam Co Dong River in southern Tay Ninh Province of Chau Thanh District when the boat carrying them across the river overturned yesterday afternoon.
University grads eager to work on development of poor areas
A new Government programme sending 600 recent university graduates to help boost development in poor and ethnic minority areas is on the right track, said Minister of Home Affairs (MHA) Nguyen Thai Binh.
Dry spell causes water shortage
More than 1,600 households in Tinh Ky Commune, Quang Ngai City, were facing clean water shortages earlier than usual, according to the commune's People's Committee.
Nonprofit funds reproductive care
The non-profit organisation Maries Stopes International will contribute US$15 million to provide sexual reproductive healthcare services and family-planning products and services to Viet Nam.
Nation steps up fight to control measles outbreak
Some 186 new measles cases were reported over the weekend nationwide, according to the Ministry of Health, and more measures are being taken at all levels to combat the outbreak.
Dioxin cleanup begins in Da Nang
The first stage of efforts to treat dioxin contaminated soil with In-Pile Thermal Desorption (IPTD or thermal remediation) at Da Nang Airport began on Saturday.
Wild mushrooms send 9 to hospital
Nine members of a family were treated at Lai Chau General Hospital on Saturday due to mushroom poisoning.
Family of missing Vietnamese gets help
The Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Korea is working with local officials to support a Korean-Vietnamese family with three members missing after the ferry ­sank off the RoK's coast on April 16.
Scholar preserves disappearing ethnic writing
The Thai are one of the few minority tribes with their own script, yet few remember how to write it. Dinh Nhung reports.
National Assembly favours raising workers' retirement age further
National Assembly deputies yesterday agreed that the retirement insurance policy needed be adjusted.
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.

New companies outnumber old in HCMC

More than 20,000 new companies opened in HCM City in the first nine months of the year, with the city's support policies have seen thousands of businesses resume operations.


Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.