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.
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.
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).

Coast Guard ship carries islanders home for Tet
A ship from Coast Guard Force Zone 2 was called to carry 660 people to their homes on Ly Son Island on February 7, the eve of the Tet Lunar New Year.
Massive fish deaths reported in An Giang Province
An investigation has begun, after another 300 tonnes of fish bred in cages on the Cai Vung River were found dead on Saturday.
Accidents kill 22 on first day of Tet
Twenty-two people were killed and 27 were injured in 31 road accidents that occurred nationwide on February 6, the first day of the nine-day Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Four Vietnamese trapped under quake-hit Taiwan tower
At least four Vietnamese citizens, including a 7-month-old girl and a 2-month-old boy, remain trapped beneath the rubble of a 17-storey apartment tower that collapsed in Taiwan early Saturday morning.
VN needs proper policies to attract scientists
The science and technology ministry aims to establish 25 scientific research institutes of international standards by the year 2020.
Network providers fight against blockage during Tet
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son recently asked mobile phone operators to ensure that mobile networks and Internet connection remain operational during Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
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.