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.
Airlines to establish emergency back-ups
The nation's airlines have been ordered to identify at least one reserve airport for landings, in case of bad weather.
PM approves long-term transportation plan
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a decision to approve the transport ministry's restructuring project on sustainable development through 2020.
Hospital asked to increase security after violent attack
The Ministry of Health has asked the centrally-run Bach Mai Hospital in Ha Noi to work closely with local police to ensure security and order inside the hospital for patients and their relatives as well as doctors and medical staff.
Blood drive achieves success
About 800 litres of blood were collected from 7,000 participants at the Grateful Red Drop blood donation festival on Saturday in Ha Noi.
Students gain vital employment skills
Nearly 400 students have benefited from a programme designed to provide students with soft skills like communication and problem-solving.
Electricity back on following typhoon
Electricity supply was fully restored last Friday in northern provinces that were badly hit by super storm Rammasun nearly a week earlier, Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) reported.
Scaffold collapse leaves two dead
Scaffolding at a construction site in the central province of Ha Tinh's Vung Ang Economic Zone collapsed yesterday morning, killing two workers and injuring three others.
Ninh Thuan to increase grape cultivation
Grape and wine production in the central province of Ninh Thuan is expected to expand in future years as the industry transfers technology, imports more grape varieties and creates a geographical indication for locally produced wine and grapes.
Red mud spill damages rice fields in Bac Kan
Around 11,000 cubic metres of red mud spilled from a reservoir belonging to the Material and Complete Equipment Export-Import Corporation last Saturday, clogging up a nearby stream and terraced fields in Ngoc Phai Commune in the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan for a week.
City honours distinguished students
HCM City People's Committee yesterday honoured 4,665 distinguished students who have won international, national and city contests in the 2013-2014 academic year.
Killing the goose?
Killing the goose?

Tourists, especially backpackers, who love drinking beer at night on Vietnamese streets might soon have to think twice. The Health Ministry is hoping to introduce a ban on selling beers or any alcoholic beverages after 10pm. This is part of a draft law to stop the ill effects of booze on the community, particularly in lowering the dreadful number of roads deaths.

New mothers sign up for stem cell storage
New mothers sign up for stem cell storage

A hundred stem cells of umbilical cord blood (SCUCB) samples have been stored free of charge in the past two months, said Dr Tran Ngoc Que, deputy director of the bank.


Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 2    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.