Whirlwind damages nearly 200 houses in Nghe An
Nearly 200 houses were damaged or had their roofs blown away by a whirlwind in the last few days in the central Nghe An Province.
Traffic police fine driver of overloaded coach
The central Thanh Hoa Province's traffic police yesterday fined a sleeper coach driver, Le Van Phuong, VND40 million (US$1,800) for carrying 111 passengers, 69 more than his coach's registered capacity.
Traffic slowed in front of My Dinh Bus Station on Pham Hung Street yesterday as a swarm of people returned to Ha Noi to get back to work after spending the six-day holiday away from the city.
Soldier memorial construction starts in City
Work on a memorial stele at Rach Chiec Park to commemorate soldiers who fell while defending Rach Chiec Bridge in HCM City during the Ho Chi Minh Campaign in April 1975 began last week.
City's schools fail to meet population needs
The growth rate of new schools in HCM City has not matched the rise in population in recent years, according to Le Hong Son, head of the city Department of Education and Training.
Funeral service held for pilots
A funeral service was held in HCM City yesterday for the two military pilots who died after their fighter planes crashed into the sea two weeks ago in Binh Thuan Province.
Traffic collisions kill 162, injure 184 during holiday
During the six-day holiday, 263 traffic accidents occurred across the country, killing 162 people and injuring 184 others.
Water tanks donated to drought areas
The Viet Nam Red Cross (VRC) has provided 900 water tanks to 900 poor and ethnic minority households in Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Dak Lak and Phu Yen provinces in response to the region's ongoing drought.
Fire destroys furniture storage unit
Police are investigating the cause of a fire on Friday in My Tho in the Mekong Delta's Tien Giang Province.
Programme to pay Thanh Hoa teachers
Around 520 kindergarten teachers from the central province of Thanh Hoa are set to receive financial support from April until the end of the year under a programme benefiting the province's teachers.
Brothers arrested for drug trafficking
Police in the northern province of Lai Chau have arrested two brothers transporting 10 packs of heroin weighing 3.44kg.
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.

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.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.