Ha Noi to raise smuggling fines
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved Ha Noi's proposal to increase administrative fines for smugglers and manufacturers of fake products.
Contractor to resume work on urban train project
Railway Project Management Unit's Director-General Le Kim Thanh has permitted the China Railway Sixth Group (CRSG) to resume work on eight locations of the Cat Linh–Ha Dong train project.
VN to produce 12 vaccines for humans
The Ministry of Health kicked off a national effort yesterday to develop and produce at least 12 vaccines for human use, in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Public skeptical about plan to axe 6,700 trees in Ha Noi
Ha Noi People's Committee has given the green light to a construction department scheme to chop down 6,700 aged trees in 10 districts and replace them with new ones.
Gasoline tanker explodes, injuring two
A gasoline tanker exploded yesterday in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, injuring two people and damaging some of the surrounding homes.
20 dried langurs found in public bus
Ha Noi Traffic Police seized 20 dead langurs from a bus on Wednesday in Soc Son District.
670kg of gunpowder seized at Laos border
Border guards in the central province of Quang Binh yesterday seized 670kg of gunpowder brought from Laos through the Cha Lo Border Gate.
Labour relations better, but problems persist
Employers using "sophisticated" ways to take "revenge" on union officials and the latter's poor negotiation and communication skills were among labour relations problems highlighted at a workshop on Tuesday.
New plan sharpens ethnic minority focus
A three to four per cent reduction in the number of ethnic minority poor households each year is one of the main targets of a new five-year (2016-2020) plan targeting the minorities.
Strikes drop as negotiation skills improve
The number of labour strikes has fallen at garment companies as a result of training offered by provincial Labour Federations to local companies' trade unions, Dang Tan Dat, deputy head of the provincial Federation of Labour's laws and policies division, said.
Thieves held with stolen aviation fuel
The police yesterday seized 20 jerry cans containing 600 litres of stolen aviation fuel at a warehouse in Phu My Commune in HCM City's District 7.
Hup, it's a magic show!
Hup, it's a magic show!

Hien slowed down as he neared the red light at the Go May crossroad in HCM City on his motorbike. As an old man walked past swinging his arms, one of his hands hit Hien's handlebar. The aging pedestrian was not hurt, so Hien continued on his way when the light turned green.

Cheaper input, higher prices!
Cheaper input, higher prices!

Fuel prices have dropped twice this month and for the 15th time since July. The move should mean good news for consumers, who expect a corresponding reduction in the price of most goods, especially as Tet approaches.

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Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.