Social News 2/10

Dong Nai rioters imprisoned for disturbing peace The People's Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai sentenced 15 men to 9-14 months in prison on September 29 for "causing social disturbances" in Nhon Trach Industrial Park. The accused include Nguyen Van Tri, 24 from Khanh Hoa province; Tran Ngoc Tha, 17 (Binh Dinh); Le Van Sang, 24 (An Giang); Dinh Tuan Vu, 31 (Hau Giang); Vien Van Man, 24 (Bac Giang); Le Van Dung, 19 (Phu Yen); Vu Viet Dinh, 29 (Binh Thuan); Du … [Read more...]

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Social News 25/9

Vietnamese students attend World Youth Rhino Summit Six Vietnamese junior and senior high school students have been participating in the World Youth Rhino Summit in South Africa from September 21-23. The trip is sponsored by the US Embassy in Vietnam and the US Consulate in Durban, South Africa. The students, from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the Central Highlands province of DakLak, was chosen from a nation-wide art competition sponsored by WildAct Vietnam, the Humane Society, and the Hanoi … [Read more...]

Anh Khoi displays flying start to world youth chess competition

Anh Khoi is expected to bring home the U-12 title for Vietnam.

Nhan Dan Online - Vietnamese chess prodigy, Nguyen Anh Khoi recorded two additional wins on September 21 to solidify his second place in the boys' under-12 weight category of the ongoing 2014 World Youth Chess Championships in Durban, South Africa. >> Vietnamese star conquers World Youth Chess Anh Khoi, seeded fifth for his Elo rating of 2208, promptly beat France's Thomas Chargelegue (Elo 1953) in the second round before easing through Rayan Taghizadeh (Elo 2026) from the US after just 36 … [Read more...]

Social News 29/8

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People's Court sentences three men for drug trafficking The Hoa Binh Province People's Court on Wednesday sentenced three men for drug trafficking. Ly A Thenh, 39, from the northern province of Dien Bien, was sentenced to death. Ly A Chu, 34, from the northern province of Son La, was sentenced to life imprisonment, while 25-year-old Boun Miher Khamtong from Laos' Houaphanh Province has been imprisoned for two years. The Dien Bien Police had been hunting for Thenh since 2006 for trafficking … [Read more...]

Social News 8/8

Smuggled elephant tusks seized in HCM City Suspect goods seized recently by Ho Chi Minh City's customs are segments of African ivory tusks, the Institute of Tropical Biology has confirmed. Listed in the World Red Book, African ivory tusks are banned from importing and exporting. Vietnam has forbidden both the trade of elephant tusks and the hunting of elephants for tusks. Sent from France to Vietnam and declared as sample products, the goods, totally weighing 14.6 kg, worth 3 billion VND … [Read more...]

Social News 15/7

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Dozens of boats swept away by heavy flood in Red River As many as 20 boats and ships were inundated by a heavy flood which hit Bat Xat district, north-western Lao Cai province on July 14, causing estimated property losses of VND8 billion. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 9/7

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China's arrest of six Vietnamese fishermen under fire The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VFS) has released a statement, strongly protesting against China's recent apprehension of six Vietnamese fishermen and their boat. VFS vice president Vo Van Trac said Chinese authorities on July 3 detained the Vietnamese fishermen and seized their boat fishing in their traditional fishing grounds in the Bac Bo (Tonkin) Gulf. In its statement, VFS described China's move as wrongful and unruly and asked the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 7/7

Vietnamese seafood banquet sets Asian record A seafood banquet - 777m in length- in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on July 5 for over 700 guests has set a record as Asia's longest ever. The food was awesome, with seven variants of seafood including crab, clams, oysters and snails,artfully arranged on each table. Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury, General Director of Asia Record Organization (ARO), attended the event, announcing his organisation's recognition of the party as the longest of its … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 3/6

Workers hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning About 170 employees of Nienshing garment company in northern Thai Binh province have been admitted to hospital with suspected food poisoning. The victims were sent to Thai Binh provincial hospital and near-by Hoang An and Lam Hoa hospitals on June 2 after showing symptoms of food poisoning, such as stomachache and vomiting. They were reported to have eaten dinner at their work place on June 1 before being hospitalised the next day. Thai … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 16/5

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Ministry ensures security, order at industrial zones The Ministry of Public Security has instructed police in southern Binh Duong province to work with other forces in ensuring security and order at industrial zones and safety for foreign workers there. Deputy Minister Lieut. Gen. To Lam made a fact-finding tour of industrial zones in the province on May 15. He also directed the force to provide necessary support for businesses to resume production activities. At the Vietnam-Singapore … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 29/4

Thang Long Royal Citadel archeological site handed over to Hanoi authority The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences held a ceremony on April 27 to hand over management authority of Zone D at the Thang Long Royal Citadel archeological site to Hanoi Municipal People's Committee. Earlier, the Hanoi Municipal People's Committee received the authority for Zone A, B and C of the vestige. With the handover of Zone D, the Hanoi administration now has control of the whole area of the historic site … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 26/4

Police break up trans-national drug trafficking ring Vietnamese authorities have busted a large drug trafficking ring from Laos to Vietnam and then to China. Receiving information from local people that a large drug racket was operating in Tuong Duong and Do Luong districts in Nghe An province, Nam Dinh's police in coordination with the Marine Police Command and Drug Crime Investigation Department (C47) investigated tip offs. On April 20, they caught Dinh Xuan Lai red-handed, trafficking 10 … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 9/4

Ministry inspects private health clinics, drugstores in 5 cities The Health Ministry plans to inspect private health clinics and drugstores in five major cities this year after many violations were uncovered during last year's inspections. In 2013, 197 private health clinics and 66 private drugstores were suspended from operations for violating medical regulations, according to the ministry. Many medical workers were found working without work permits, in addition, drugstores were caught … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 8/4

Acclaimed American music band The Amigos will perform at a free public concert and take part in outreach events for disadvantaged people from April 12 to 14 during the Festival Hue.

American band to perform at Hue Festival Its performance will be part of an eight-day tour of Viet Nam as part of a cultural programme sponsored by the US consulate in HCM City. "With The Amigos band, we are also happy to support the arts and music, which are so important to the history and culture of both Viet Nam and the United States," Alex Titolo, the consulate's public affairs officer s quoted as saying in a release. The Amigos performed more than 40 concerts in New York City … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 31/3

Most Venerable Thich Tri Tinh.

Funeral held for Most Venerable Thich Tri Tinh The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on March 29 held a solemn memorial service at Van Duc pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City's Thu Duc district for the Most Venerable Thich Tri Tinh, who passed away the day before at the age of 98. Born in 1917 in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, Most Venerable Thich Tri Tinh took positions as First Deputy Patriarch and Chairman of the VBS Executive Council, and Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 20/3

A rare species of turtle was discovered and caught at an eco-tourism park in Hanoi on March 17.

Rare, 50-kg turtle found in Hanoi The turtle, that weighs 30 kilos and measures 75 cm in length, is a southern Vietnamese turtle with its scientific name Amyda Cartilaginea, noted Assistant Professor Ha Dinh Duc who has studied turtle species for years. He added that the species primarily lives in canals, rivers, lakes and rice fields. In Vietnam, they are usually distributed in the provinces of Thua Thien - Hue, Dak Lak, Lam Dong, and Khanh Hoa. The 50-year-old turtle is thought to have … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 19/3

The heat wave sweeping across the central and central highlands has withered thousands of hectares of sugarcane, coffee, and rice crops.

Prolonged drought damages farming production Binh Son District in Quang Ngai Province has lost 252 hectares of rice. Several farmers have fed the withered crops to cattle. Because it has not rained for a month, we are forced to pump water from ponds every two days to water our crops, said farmer Doan Tan Minh. Thach Ban reservoir level has fallen to 17 meters, 1.5 meters lower than last year in Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province. The Tu Cau pumping station in Dien Ngoc Commune, … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 7/3

Three people died yesterday after a crane they were on, hit a commune culture house's gate that fell on a vehicle in the central province of Nghe An's Yen Thanh District.

Crane hits cement gate, three die The accident took place after a local, Dinh Quang Nang, forgot to lower the crane, which later crashed on the gate. Witnesses recalled that the brick-and-cement gate, which weighed around 8 to 10 tonnes, fell on the crane, deforming it and killing Nang, his son, and an other man. The local authority has supported the deceased's families by holding memorial services. The case is under investigation. Forest fires engulf Hoang Lien National Park Raging … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 16

Nine Vietnamese fishermen who were rescued from an accident on the East Sea on December 10 landed at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport on December 14. They are in good health condition.

Rescued fishermen return home from Hong Kong Tran Dac Thien, captain of the fated ship, said that the distressed fishermen were brought to Hong Kong (China) by a cargo ship on early December 14. While in Hong Kong, the fishermen got help from the Vietnamese Consulate General and local concerned agencies to complete necessary procedures to return home within the day. Ship owner Nguyen Thanh Thuan said the total loss is estimated at VND900 million (US$43,300). He also said luckily, all … [Read more...]