Inclusive growth key to overall human development progress
An inclusive growth path – rapid, sustainable growth that leaves no one behind – is key to achieving overall progress in human development, according to the Vietnam Human Development Report 2015 released on February 5.
President sends Tet greetings to Truong Sa soldiers, residents
President Truong Tan Sang has sent greetings and VND100 million (US$4,400) worth of gifts to soldiers of the Navy Zone 4 High Command and residents in the Truong Sa island district to wish them a happy Lunar New Year.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities share New Year joy with workers
The Ho Chi Minh City Federation of Labour hosted a feast day, the 10th of its kind, in the city on February 5, attracting 600 local workers who could not afford to journey to their homes.
Deputy Prime Minister named Hanoi Party leader
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has been named secretary of the Ha Noi municipal Party Committee for the 2015-20 tenure.
VN launches hotline to protect Vietnamese people abroad
Vietnamese people travelling abroad can call new crisis hotline 84462844844 if they face problems such as passport loss, illness, accident or illegal detainment, or are beaten and deprived of property.
Cancer patients receive gifts for Tet
Patients at Ha Noi's Tan Trieu National Cancer Hospital received 500 gifts, each worth VND1,000,000 (US$45) from donors yesterday.
HCM City to close main streets during Lunar New Year's Eve
HCM City has announced a traffic plan for Lunar New Year's Eve that will prohibit vehicles from entering a number of main streets during firework shows.
Doctors reconstruct disfigured face of cancer patient
Vietnamese doctors have successfully reconstructed a patient's face that had been disfigured by cancer.
Government to avoid wasteful expenditure in 2016
The prime minister has approved the government's overall programme to practice thrift and avoid wasteful expenditure in 2016.
Customs confiscate nearly 2kg of cocaine
The Tan Son Nhat International Airport Customs yesterday joined hands with concerned organisations to detect and seize a woman who was smuggling cocaine from Brazil to Viet Nam.
Ha Noi project workers to work during Tet
Ha Noi Transport Department Director Vu Van Vien yesterday inspected two key road projects on Le Trong Tan and Lang streets, encouraging the workers to work non-stop during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday to meet the project deadlines.
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.


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.