More talks between employers and employees needed

Thirty per cent of companies hold discussion sessions each month to air employees' grievances, a survey by the Labour and Salary Department has found.

Accident-related hospital admissions increase during 2016 Tet
Nearly 17,300 people were hospitalised for injuries suffered in road accidents during three days of the Lunar New Year holiday from Saturday to Monday, a 113 per cent increase year-on-year.
Teenager watches over cemetery of unborn babies
For more than one year, local residents at Thanh Xuan Commune of Ha Noi's Soc Son District have been familiar with the image of a slim 17-year-old boy quietly sitting next to rows of graves, carefully cleaning and finding a place for each flower vase, incense pot and gravestone.
HCM City seeks support to develop rural transport
Newly built rural roads in HCM City have brought greater ease of movement to many residents, but more capital is needed as the city continues developing its rural transport infrastructure for the 2016-20 period.
Filipino rescued off Khanh Hoa
Soldiers on Sinh Ton Island in Khanh Hoa Province's Truong Sa Island District yesterday rescued a Filipino who had been cast adrift after strong waves flipped his canoe.
Nobel laureates to attend scientific conference in Viet Nam
Around 150 domestic and foreign scientists, including several Nobel laureates, will attend a conference on fundamental sciences and society scheduled for July at the International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education in central Binh Dinh province.
Capital city celebrates Tet
Viet Nam News photo reporter Viet Thanh takes a walk around the capital city of Ha Noi on the first morning of the Lunar New Year to showcase a peaceful and quiet celebration of city residents.
University autonomy improves training quality
Financial autonomy has helped many universities in HCM City improve their facilities, human resources, scientific research and training quality, thereby building a brand name both locally and internationally.
Lai Chau villages develop after access to electricity
Many poor remote mountainous villages of the northern province of Lai Chau have access to the national electricity grid making their lives more convenient.
Firework performances welcome the Year of the Monkey

As the clock strikes twelve, the moment the Year of the Monkey begins, fireworks light up the sky across the nation amidst the joy of millions of people who spend the night out to welcome the lunar New Year. 

Binh Dinh police crack down on drunk drivers during Tet

Nearly 600 fines, costing violators up to VND2 billion (US$88,900), were handed out in southern Binh Dinh province to crack down on drunk drivers and motorists prior to the Tet (Lunar New Year).

Kitchen Gods ride motorboat to Heaven
Kitchen Gods ride motorboat to Heaven

For most Vietnamese, Tet (Lunar New Year festival) has actually begun with the Ong Cong - Ong Tao (Land Genie and Kitchen Gods) ceremony on the 23rd of the last month of the lunar year, which falls on February 1 this year.On this day, every family is busy staging a farewell ceremony for the Land Genie and the Kitchen Gods on their yearly visit of Heaven.

Police fine pedestrians; should we applaud or not?
Police fine pedestrians; should we applaud or not?

In an attempt to reduce traffic accidents in the city, Ha Noi police suddenly fined more than 100 pedestrians, starting early this week.

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Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.