Deputy PM orders stricter measures to ensure road safety
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said relevant ministries, agencies and localities should strengthen measures to ensure road safety and order after the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Fire destroys shops in Ha Noi
A fire that broke out this morning in Ha Noi's Cau Giay District completely destroyed six shops, numbered 93 to 99, in Nguyen Khang Street.
El Nino leads to global rice shortfall
 The El Nino weather event that began last year and has continued into early 2016 has negatively impacted agricultural production in several countries.
Action programme on SPC approved
Seventy per cent of enterprises with high energy needs and emissions and 50 per cent of industrial production establishments will apply clean and energy-saving technologies by 2020.
Fire breaks out at national park
A forest fire broke out in Ta Van Giay Village, 8km from Sa Pa Town in the northern Lao Cai Province, yesterday.
Ha Noi targets reduction in power safety violations
Ha Noi has targeted reduction in violations of safety regulations for the high-voltage grid by 30 per cent in this year, the municipal Department of Industry and Trade has said.
Fishermen pray for bountiful catches in New Year
Fishermen of Pho Thanh Commune in the central Quang Ngai Province's Duc Pho District embarked on their first fishing trips of the Year of the Monkey yesterday.
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.
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.

A charity project that also helps the helper

The Lunar New Year holiday in the country always seems to coincide with harsh weather. Ha Noi and many northern provinces, especially, have been experiencing the coldest weather in 40 years.


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.