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PM cracks down on land management violations

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for strict punishments for organisations and individuals who commit violations in land-use and management. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for strict punishments for organisations and individuals who commit violations in land-use and management.— Photo tuoitre.vn The PM ordered that those who commited violations in handing over, ... Read More »

21 arrested in poker ring bust in HCM City

Police of the southern city have uncovered a major illegal poker ring, involving wealthy players, taking place in an upscale apartment in Binh Thanh District in HCM City. The organisers of the poker ring at the police station.  Some 21 people were arrested on Wednesday including three overseas Vietnamese people living in the United States. The three ringleaders, Tran Tuan ... Read More »

Taxi pick-up points invisible to passengers and drivers

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi’s Transport Department has piloted taxi pick-up and drop-off stands on two streets for two months, but passengers and drivers remain unaware of them, Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper reported. Personal cars are parked right next to the sign for taxi pick-up and drop-off points on Ly Thuong Kiet Street. – Photo laodong.vn Pick-up signs and waiting areas ... Read More »

Bac Ninh police prosecute scrap owner for explosion

Local police from the northern province of Bac Ninh has officially decided to prosecute Nguyen Van Tien, the owner of scrap that exploded on Wednesday morning, killing two children and injuring nine people in Yen Phong District’s Quan Do Village. Nguyen Van Tien at the local police station on Wednesday. Nguyen Tu Quynh, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said ... Read More »

Traffic accidents kill 8,279 people in 2017

As many as 20,080 traffic accidents were reported in 2017, killing 8,279 people and injuring 17,040 others, according to the National Committee for Traffic Safety.  The scene of a road accident  The committee revealed at a teleconference in Hanoi on January 3 that the numbers represented respective decreases of 1,509, 406 and 2,240 in cases, fatalities and injuries as compared ... Read More »

Police commence criminal proceedings against deadly explosion in Bac Ninh

The investigation police agency of Bac Ninh police department has decided to start criminal proceedings against the case of a recent explosion in the northern province that killed at least two children and injured nine people on January 3 morning in Van Mon commune, Yen Phong district. At the explosion site Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Tu Quynh ... Read More »

Biggest ever drug case in Vietnam uncovered

Police in the northern province of Dien Bien has announced that its Drug Crime Investigation Office on January 3 arrested two persons transporting 489 bricks of heroin, weighing 171kg and worth 3 million USD. Vu Chu Senh (R) and Mua Thi Do  This is the biggest-ever drug case detected in Vietnam, the police said. Vu Chu Senh (born 1974) and ... Read More »

Vietnam's top ten medical events of 2017 released

The Ministry of Health has announced the top ten events of Vietnam’s medical sector in 2017 as follows: Many scientific and technological advancements were applied successfully in organ transplants in 2017. 1. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam issued Resolution No. 20-NQ/TW on enhancing the protection, care and improvement of public health and Resolution No. 21-NQ/TW on ... Read More »

Storm Bolaven weakens before landing in Vietnam

Storm Bolaven has weakened into a tropical pressure system after moving into the waters west of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago on early January 4, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.  The move of storm Bolaven (Source: nchmf.gov.vn) At 4am on January 4, the tropical pressure system’s centre was at 11.7 degrees north latitude and 111.8 degrees east longitude, ... Read More »