HCMC to move homeless to shelters, provide jobs
The HCM City government has urged people not to give money to beggars even as it seeks to take them off streets and put them in shelters.
Ha Noi to move 26,200 Old Quarter residents
Ha Noi has agreed to construct 16 apartment buildings in the Viet Hung Urban area to resettle 26,200 residents of Hoan Kiem District's Old Quarter.
Transport prices fail to fall in step with petrol prices
Though petrol prices have plummeted since July, with the popular A92 petrol price down by over 30 per cent, transport tariffs have barely fallen.
Uber not banned, told to follow law
Uber, a taxi app which began operating in Viet Nam in July, is encouraged to operate but must abide by regulations, Transport Minister Dinh La Thang has said at a workshop.
Quang Tri collects feedback on services
The central province of Quang Tri launched a pilot project yesterday to gather public opinion about the quality of public services at one-stop-shop offices.
Three fined for immigration fraud
Border officers in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum fined three people VND50 million (US$2,400) for their involvement in illegal immigration.
Body of missing sailor recovered in Ben Tre
The body of a sailor who disappeared after his ship flipped over in HCM City's Can Gio District was found yesterday.
Circus elephant kills 12-year-old boy
A 12-year-old boy was killed by an elephant from a travelling circus troupe on Tuesday in Dak Mil district's Duc Manh commune.
Drifting Chinese ship towed to Nha Trang
A Chinese fishing vessel was towed to Nha Trang port in the central province of Khanh Hoa yesterday after its engines failed.
Health insurance law to expand benefits, coverage
New amendments to the health insurance law will expand benefits, increase coverage among poor people and encourage more people to join plans, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Ha Noi to introduce women-only buses during peak hours
The capital city administration plans to operate women-only buses on certain routes during peak hours on trial basis as a move to counter sexual harassment and stealing.
Weak taser shocks ‘daring' thief
Weak taser shocks ‘daring' thief

As dares go, it was somewhat strange, and would take unusual daring to carry it out.When Pham Quang Vinh of Nha Trang City posted an online advertisement selling his 600cc motorbike, a hitherto unidentified friend of Nguyen Tan Hieu, a 26-year-old big bike enthusiast in HCM City, dared him to steal it.

Work a massage into your holiday agenda
Work a massage into your holiday agenda

Winter in Ha Noi and the northern part of the country is getting to its height as 2014 approaches its end. As everyone struggles to meet tight year-end deadlines or sales targets, you are stretched to the limit and beyond as you hustle to get work done ahead of a long-awaited holiday.


Russia economic gloom hurts tourism Russia economic gloom hurts tourism

The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.

PM calls for police to remain vigilant 1    PM calls for police to remain vigilant

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday urged police nationwide to step up vigilance next year against the nefarious designs of hostile and criminal forces.

New detox policy sees theft decline 1    New detox policy sees theft decline

HCM City has seen a slight decrease in the number of thefts, robberies and drug sales two weeks after deciding to send drug addicts without a stable residence to two local centres, according to local police.

New sitcom draws teen viewers New sitcom draws teen viewers

5S Online, a popular new sitcom aimed at teenagers, demonstrates that the sitcom genre is catching on in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles Viet Nam faces forestry restructuring hurdles

Viet Nam needs to tackle several major challenges in order to restructure its forestry sector, said Nguyen Xuan Quat, a professor at the Research Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification.