Government inspectors uncover violations in residential zone project
Government inspectors have concluded that a subcontractor of Ba Diem residential zone in Hoc Mon District has committed many violations in the project.
Infant cured of neonatal tetanus, discharged from hospital
A newborn baby who has been undergoing special treatment for neonatal tetanus caused by unhygienic birthing practices has been cured and discharged after 40 days of hospitalisation.
Japanese encephalitis kills five children in Dak Lak
Japanese encephalitis (JE) has claimed the lives of five children so far this year in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak, the provincial General Hospital said.
Part of expanded National Highway 1 opened
Part of the expanded National Highway 1 running through central Quang Binh province was opened to traffic this morning.
Six cases of illegal smuggling investigated
Police in the southern province of Tay Ninh have launched inquiries into six cases of smuggling, trafficking prohibited goods and illegal transportation of currency across borders, with 11 suspects identified.
Indian captain rescued after suffering heart attack
An Indian captain was rescued off Da Nang after he suffered a heart attack yesterday.
Police search for culprits behind attacks on buses
The People's Committee of Kon Tum Province's Dak Glei District has urged local police and authorised agencies to quickly search for the culprits involved in attacks on passenger buses.
Debate over Long Thanh Airport rages on
Most participants at a conference held yesterday agreed on the need to build Long Thanh International Airport to reduce the heavy pressure on Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Programme for upgrade of canals gets more funds
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved VND5 trillion (US$229.2 million) more for a programme to upgrade canals, rural roads and aquaculture infrastructure for this year.
Police seize 7,000 pirated books in Ha Noi
Ha Noi Police seized more than 7,000 pirated books on Sunday in a sudden raid on a workshop that illegally printed books in Hai Ba Trung District's Truong Dinh Street.
Nation celebrates Buddha's birth
The Day of Vesak - or the day of Buddha's birth - was celebrated at Quan Su Pagoda in the capital city yesterday by the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (Order of Monks).
Farmers go to war against heat
Farmers go to war against heat

Hanoians have found ways of beating the scorching heat blistering its way from India to Indo-China. The capital city's temperatures have recently hovered between 38 and 39 degrees, soaring to 41 degrees by 3pm.

Driving skills, not licences, key to safety
Driving skills, not licences, key to safety

While the Ministry of Transport's recent plan to divide driving courses into two sections, one for automatic cars (AT) and the other for manual cars (MT) pleases many drivers of automatic vehicles presently forced to take the more difficult manual test, some doubt the feasibility of the separation.


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 1    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.