Schools will struggle to meet enrollment target
It would be difficult to achieve the target of universalising pre-school education for five-year-old children by the end of next year, agreed educational experts at a conference yesterday.
Asian media members discuss regional coverage
About 20 newsroom chiefs, editors and journalists from media organisations in the Asia News Network (ANN) opens a two-day meeting in Ha Noi today.
Programme improves hospital quality
Doctors at Can Gio Hospital in HCM City's outlying district earlier this year performed an emergency surgery to deliver the baby for a 25-year-old patient with ectopic pregnancy.
Ha Noi to trial use of bus e-tickets
Ha Noi has begun a pilot project to introduce electronic smartcards in the city, with the installation of smartcard readers on the Giap Bat-Gie Bridge bus route this month.
HCM City cracks down on ad flyers, billboards
Outdoor advertisements written exclusively in a language other than Vietnamese must be taken down by the end of September, HCM City authorities have said.
Bird flu could spread by bus
The agricultural ministry has ordered a crackdown on the widespread practice of sending poultry products and live birds by buses in an effort to stop the spread of bird flu.
Binh Duong couple charged for brutal child abuse
Police in the southern province of Binh Duong will prosecute a couple for brutally beating their three-year-old daughter.
Petrol smuggling via sea waters has brought huge profits to illegal ships, and has become increasingly difficult to control, the Viet Nam Petroleum Association has said.
Nine dead, 10 injured in wake of Typhoon Kalmaegi
Typhoon Kalmaegi left at least nine people dead and 10 injured after making landfall in northern provinces Tuesday night.
Experts discuss health insurance
Health experts from the ASEAN region, China, South Korea and Japan shared experience in expanding health insurance coverage at a side meeting of the ASEAN Health Minister Meeting in Ha Noi yesterday.
Parking-lot projects have been stalled for years in HCM City due to cumbersome administrative procedures and a lack of city regulations for underground fire prevention.
Everyone is a potential fool
Everyone is a potential fool

There's an old Vietnamese saying that all people are potential fools. One midnight recently, Ho Quang Muoi, 32, casually walked into a Public Security Ministry jail in central Nghe An Province's Tan Ky District - with his eyes wide open.

Parents divided over new marking system
Parents divided over new marking system

Starting next month, primary school students will be slowly weaned from the traditional marking system for their work. Instead, teachers will judge them through comments on their overall capacity and performance.


Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.