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Bangladesh town barbers face fines for ’foreign’ cuts

Any stylists infringing the directive face fines of 40,000 taka (US$474). — AFP Photo Viet Nam News DHAKA — A barber’s association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give “foreign” haircuts or beard styles on pain of fines, an official said on Thursday. An association order has been hung up ... Read More »

Hanoi Plas Print Pack expo attracts 50% more exhibitors

The 2017 Hanoi Plas Print Pack. The biennial event will this year be held at the Hanoi International Exhibition Centre from April 24 to 27. — Photo courtesy of organisers. Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The 2019 Hanoi Plas Print Pack, a biennial international exhibition on the plastic, print and packaging industry, will be held in Hà Nội next ... Read More »

Hà Nội’s heritage hand-painted typography exhibited at RMIT

Photographer and RMIT Vietnam lecturer Simon Richards with hand-painted Vietnamese signs he and his team photographed in Hà Nội’s Hoàn Kiếm District. — Photo courtesy of RMIT Vietnam Viet Nam News HCM CITY —  Photographer and RMIT Vietnam lecturer Simon Richards has visually documented the hidden art of typography and hand-painted Vietnamese signs in Hoàn Kiếm District, an area in ... Read More »

With latest increase, electricity prices move towards market mechanism

Firms were not surprised with the increase in electricity prices because the information about this price increase was captured by enterprises since 2018 to calculate their action plans. — Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Although people and businesses don’t want the price of electricity and other commodities to increase, it is necessary to raise these prices to ... Read More »

Fashion show kicks off with inspiration from nature

Miss International Queen 2018 Nguyễn Hương Giang performed as a vedette of the show. — VNS Photo Kiengcan Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — More than 100 spring-summer designs of the Eva De Eva brand were released during the fashion show ‘Colour Your Mood’, held on Wednesday in Hà Nội. Nguyễn Hương Giang performed as a model of the show. Giang won ... Read More »

Vietnamese start-up builds multi-connection blockchain system

KardiaChain provides a platform for decentralised applications, including taxi services. — VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A Vietnamese start-up has built a multi-connection blockchain system which allows information sharing and exchange between ministries and businesses worldwide. The system built by KardiaChain Foundation Ltd also allows users to have direct interactions with goods and service suppliers across the ... Read More »

Organic argicultural products on display

Vietnamese-Canadian chocolatier Bùi Durassamy, whose products are available at the fair dedicated to the International Day of Happiness. — Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Chocolate made by Bùi Durassamy, a Vietnamese-Canadian chocolatier based in Tiền Giang Province, is one of the specialities on display at a fair for organic agricultural products, which opened yesterday in Hà Nội to celebrate ... Read More »

Gaming event attracts hot names

Gamers and streamers at the event. — VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The OTA Network, a network of game content creators, and Facebook Gaming organised a Facebook community event recently in Hà Nội, attracting nearly 200 of the hottest names in the gaming streamer and creator community in Việt Nam. The event attracted the likes of Viruss, ... Read More »

Actress wants to promote action movie

Producer, actress Ngô Thanh Vân. File Photo Viet Nam News Action movie Hai Phượng (Furie) has reached VNĐ135 billion (US$5.8 million) in the box office two weeks after its release. It is the latest movie produced and starring Ngô Thanh Vân. She was awarded a certificate by Mayor Trí Tạ of Westminster City in California for her efforts to popular the ... Read More »