Experts urge cigarette tax hike
Experts are seeking a much larger increase in the special consumption tax on tobacco products than that proposed by the Ministry of Finance.
Passengers on delayed flights will receive compensation
Passengers on flights delayed by 15 minutes or more will be provided with drinks, food or accommodation from December 1 this year.
The Viet Nam Labour Brokerage Association in the Czech Republic was launched on Saturday in Prague.
The Southern Seed Corporation has put into operation a Vegetable and Flower Seeds Centre in HCM City's Cu Chi District with a total investment cost of VND30 billion (US$1.4 million).
College and university students are concerned about rising tuition costs and numerous fees charged by their schools.
The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control yesterday held an urgent meeting to discuss measures to protect people, homes and farms from the approaching storm Kalmaegi.
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chief negotiators have made important progress across a range of issues as they continue their drive toward a comprehensive agreement after 10 days of intensive meetings last week.
‘Scorpion doctor' bitten by science bug
Despite the shortage of funding for Vietnamese researchers, Hoang Ngoc Anh persevered with her work. My Dung reports.
Farmers reap high profits from prawn breeding scheme
Farming blue-legged giant prawns in paddy fields during the flooding season in Dong Thap Province has brought high profits for farmers in recent years.
Mekong holds health summit
Nearly 800 domestic and international doctors, researchers, medical managers and hospital leaders exchanged notes and shared experiences at the National Scientific Conference held yesterday in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho.
The Hoan Kiem People's Committee plans to crack down on illegal cigarette sales around Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the capital city.
Prisoner shows off life behind bars on Facebook
Prisoner shows off life behind bars on Facebook

A few days ago, a prisoner in Tan Lap Prison in the northern province of Phu Tho was found posting photos "showing off" his prison life on Facebook.

Are magnet schools too high-pressure?

At recent meetings between school officials and students' parents at the beginning of this schoolyear, teachers stressed the importance of studying and the increasingly difficult curricula that students were expected to master.


Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.