New linking road opens for traffic
The road linking northern Cau Gie-Ninh Binh Expressway and National Highway 1 officially opened for traffic after more than three years of construction today.
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.
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.
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.
HCM City to spend big on infrastructure
The HCM City Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company (CII) and the city's People's Committee broke ground for a project to develop infrastructure in a residential area located in the northern section of Thu Thiem Peninsula in HCM City's District 2 on Saturday.
Organ donations could save thousands
Demand for body organs for life-saving transplants in Viet Nam is high but supplies are low. This is because hundreds of people with terminal ailments - or their relatives - refuse to agree to donate vital body parts, such as heart, kidneys or liver.
Environmental police from southern Tay Ninh Province and other relevant agencies yesterday started digging up untreated medical waste illegally buried by Le Ngoc Tung Hospital – a private general hospital.
Buildings with basements in Hoan Kiem District are being told to allow people working or living there to park their vehicles in the basements.
DNA testing displays its power
DNA testing displays its power

The People's Court of Muong Lat District in Thanh Hoa recently received a request for DNA testing to settle a case. The DNA test, however, was for a cow.

Rough language may be banned from offices
Rough language may be banned from offices

Ha Noi is preparing to issue a code of conduct for people working in offices, agencies and communities. However, many wonder about a provision banning people from using derogatory language.


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.