Traffic authorities fail to slow down capital's congestion woes
Unco-ordinated and wrongly placed traffic lights have actually become a hindrance instead of an aid to the flow of traffic in Ha Noi.
Four caught with 161 heroin cakes arrested
Policemen of this northern mountainous province arrested four people suspected of attempting to illegally transport 161 heroin cakes, the biggest haul of illegal drugs so far, yesterday afternoon.
Poverty projected to fall by experts
The rate of households living under the poverty line in Viet Nam is expected to remain below five per cent in 2015 and fall by about 1.5 per cent annually until 2020.
Court turns down dairy firm lawsuit
Ha Noi People's Court has rejected an attempt by an importer of goat-milk products to sue the city's Market Watch Department for issuing instructions that it claimed had affected the company's prestige and caused it to lose money.
Former judge faces jail following wrongful ruling
The Supreme People's Procuracy has decided to prosecute a former judge for wrongly imprisoning a man from the northern province of Bac Giang for 10 years.
North to benefit from urban development
The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank (WB) on Wednesday launched a results-based national urban development programme in the northern mountainous region.
Roadworks on hold to celebrate holiday
Ha Noi will stop granting licences to dig pavements and repairing roads and take down construction fences so that public activities can commemorate the 60th anniversary of the city's Liberation Day (October 10, 1954).
Waiting lists grow at City heart hospitals
While cardiac surgery facilities in HCM City continue to work at full capacity, the list of patients awaiting their turn runs into the thousands every year.
PM orders stop to tobacco smuggling
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung issued a directive on Tuesday ordering ministries and relevant agencies throughout the country to curb tobacco smuggling.
Mekong Delta relocates flood-prone households
Can Tho City and seven provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have been speeding up construction of flood-proof residential clusters and moving people from flood-prone areas into them.
Can Tho woman gets life for fraud
Can Tho's People's Court sentenced Tran Thi Bach Hue to life in prison yesterday for stealing assets from the Can Tho Branch of Viet A Bank and others.
Viet Nam earns a dubious honour
Viet Nam earns a dubious honour

According to Euromonitor International, a London-based market research company, Viet Nam now ranks among the top Southeast Asian beer-drinking nations.

One man's meat, another man's pet
One man's meat, another man's pet

The recent arrest of a Vietnamese man living in Germany for the "crime" of killing and eating a cat has stirred up a lively debate among netizens in his homeland.

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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 2    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.