What gift to give on the Teachers’ Day?

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As the country is getting ready to celebrate the Teachers' Day, the biggest event of the year in honor of Vietnamese educators, many parents choose to express their gratitude to their children's teachers through the medium of money. Nguyen Thi Thu in Hoang Mai District in Hanoi told Phu Nu Today newswire that she has consulted many of her neighbors over what to give her children's teachers on the Teachers' Day. "They all choose to present envelops with money inside to their children's … [Read more...]

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Rose prices go through the roof

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A flower shop in HCM City. To attract shoppers on Vietnamese Women's Day, flower shops, supermarkets and malls are offering gifts and attractive promotions. - Phu Nu Online Photo HCM CITY (VNS) - Flowers, cosmetics, and new clothes are on top of the list of gifts given on Vietnamese Women's Day, October 20. A variety of flowers are available in the market, including roses that keep for several years and imported ones. According to sellers at traditional markets and flower shops, rose prices … [Read more...]

Women unite in fight against breast cancer

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Award-winning Nguyen Thi Khanh Thuong's journey as a cancer crusader began when she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer weeks before her wedding on Vietnamese Women's Day last year. She tells her inspirational tale of fighting the deadly disease and her future fundraising plans. by Lan Dung Inner Sanctum: How has the knowledge gained from working with cancer charities helped you fight against breast cancer? Actually, I did not know much about cancer during my time with charities. I took … [Read more...]

Vietnamese, Italian women share cultures

HA NOI — The Italian embassy in Ha Noi yesterday launched its second annual Italy-Viet Nam contest for women. Titled I Am Wonderful , the event is a project dreamt up by Loredana De Vitis to display stereotypes of women's beauty and behaviour in Viet Nam. One of the organisers said she hoped to reveal the similarities between Vietnamese and Italian women and the way society and their husbands expect them to look and behave. "De Vitis's project originated with the campaign Friendly Images, … [Read more...]

50 percent of cancer cases in Vietnam are women

According to a report released on Vietnamese Women's Day (October 20), women make up more than 50 percent of cancer cases in the country. Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen said that the country reported around 150,000 fresh cancer cases annually of which 75,000 died of the disease and 50 percent were women. The ten kinds of cancer affecting most Vietnamese women were breast cancer, lung cancer, ovary cancer, gastric cancer, colon-rectal cancer, liver cancer, blood cancer, cervical … [Read more...]

Olympus Vietnam Co., Ltd celebrates its birthday on Vietnamese Women’s Day

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On the occasion of Vietnamese Women's Day (October 20) and the 3rd anniversary of Olympus Vietnam Limited Company, the company's Board of Management held a meeting with the participation of more than 1,300 workers. Fast eating contest … [Read more...]

Look good, do better

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A good woman is good on the inside, say past beauty contest winners. As Vietnamese Women's Day has many families planning gifts and celebrations for their mothers, daughters and sisters, Thanh Nien Daily spoke with several former beauty queens about what October 20 means to them. Miss Earth contestant Truc Diem says wisdom and perseverance are what make great women … [Read more...]

Hanoi Today

Large avenues and roads More than ten years ago, Hanoi residents were so familiar with the small streets, lanes and short streets, which were laid out in an order similar to a chessboard, that they knew them like their palms. But now nobody can say he/she knows all the roads and streets in Hanoi because the streets are much different than before. With the exception of the old quarter in the centre of the city, a large transport system has been built. All of the new roads are large and … [Read more...]

Fake skin cream seized in capital

HA NOI (VNS) - Division 14 under the city's Market Watch Department seized 500 fake boxes of Gentriderm Cream on Wednesday at HAPU medical centre in Thanh Xuan district. The department seized the boxes while investigating three medical stalls run by several companies, including Van Phuc Commercial and Pharmaceutical Company and Hau Giang Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Company. Phu Yen Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Company, which imported the cream, confirmed that the boxes were … [Read more...]

Sixty years of capital liberation: Hanoi – City for Peace

Hanoi will celebrate its 60th year of capital liberation on October 10 this year. It has overcome significant challenges and difficulties to well deserve the titles "Heroic Capital" and "City for Peace" as well as establishing itself as the political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of the country.    Leaders from countries and territories attended the 14th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, which was held in Hanoi in November 2006.      Hanoi Stock Exchange      The opening night of the 22nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in 2003 at the newly -constructed  My Dinh National Stadium      The Aquatic Sports Palace in the My Dinh National Sports Complex      Yen Phu village and An Duong area, Hanoi      A corner of the capital city of Hanoi      Shoes production for export at the Thuong Dinh Footware Company, Thanh Xuan district      An automobile assembly line at the Xuan Kien Automobile Joint Stock Company      Fluorescent lamp production at the Rang Dong Light Source and Vacuum Flask Company      Ngu Xa copper casting village, the 500-year-old trade village of the capital      Temple of Literature      Handicraft production in a trade village in Phu Nghia commune, Chuong My district

Hanoi will celebrate its 60th year of capital liberation on October 10 this year. It has overcome significant challenges and difficulties to well deserve the titles "Heroic Capital" and "City for Peace" as well as establishing itself as the political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of the country. Leaders from countries and territories attended the 14th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, which was held in Hanoi in November 2006. Hanoi Stock Exchange The … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Natural Resource Minister pressed over corrupt real estate, sand extraction

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A street in a newly developed residential quarter in Hanoi. Photo: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP … [Read more...]

Elevator free fall in Hanoi high-rise terrifies 7 inside

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An elevator at the Lotte Center in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District fell rapidly from the 63rd to 35th floor on Thursday evening, causing terror to seven people inside it. D.T.T.V, a woman in Thanh Xuan District, one of the these people, told Tuoi Tre that at 8:45 pm yesterday she and six other people got into a lift on the 65th floor - the highest storey - of the high-rise to go down. After moving down to the 63rd floor, the lift suddenly halted for a short moment and then began to freely drop down … [Read more...]

Hanoi’s modern beauty after 60 years of construction and development

After sixty years of construction and development, Hanoi has seen an all-round breakthrough in modernisation. The expansion of the capital city's administrative boundaries since 2008 has contributed to the comprehensive development in the political, economic, cultural and social areas, creating the modern beauty of the capital.     A traffic point in the south of the capital city - one of the key traffic constructions in Hanoi which helps to remarkably improve the traffic situation.   Another key traffic point of Hanoi which links Thanh Long avenue - Pham Hung road - Nguyen Chi Thanh street    Royal City urban residential area in Thanh Xuan district.   Truc Bach and West lakes are divided by Thanh Nien road, creating a typical beauty of lakes in the middle of city architecture. Bac Tu Liem and Nam Tu Liem districts become more and more beautiful in the city architecture.    A complex of residential area and offices in Ha Dong district.      Cau Giay district with high class buildings and flats.     Thang Long avenue

After sixty years of construction and development, Hanoi has seen an all-round breakthrough in modernisation. The expansion of the capital city's administrative boundaries since 2008 has contributed to the comprehensive development in the political, economic, cultural and social areas, creating the modern beauty of the capital. A traffic point in the south of the capital city - one of the key traffic constructions in Hanoi which helps to remarkably improve the traffic situation. Another … [Read more...]

Spam messages disturb customers

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The Hanoitimes - Mobile subscribers are receiving more and more SMS spam in addition to spam messages from OTT (over-the-top) apps. Both the watchdog agency and mobile-network operators say they have not been able to find effective solutions to control the messages. … [Read more...]

Spam messages from OTT apps unpreventable, mobile-network operators claim

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VietNamNet Bridge - Mobile subscribers are receiving more and more SMS spam in addition to spam messages from OTT (over-the-top) apps. Both the watchdog agency and mobile-network operators say they have not been able to find effective solutions to control the messages. Hoang Hong Hoa, an office worker in Thanh Xuan District, said since early September, she has had to block messages from 40-50 mobile phone numbers which regularly send spam to her phone. … [Read more...]

Hostage keeper in Hanoi charged with three offenses

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On Thursday, police in Hanoi imposed three charges on a man who kept three people, including two children, hostage during a robbery the day before. >> Confronted by police chief, hostage taker surrenders … [Read more...]

Confronted by police chief, hostage taker surrenders

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A 28-year-old man who kept three people hostage for four hours in an apartment in Hanoi this morning finally surrendered to police after he had a 10-minute face-to-face encounter with the city police chief. … [Read more...]

Police rescue four persons held hostage by robber

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HA NOI (VNS) - The police rescued four hostages including two children, who were being held hostage by a robber in an apartment of E6 Building in Ha Noi's Thanh Xuan District today. … [Read more...]

Fun times in Ha Noi’s Old Quarter

To the streets: A lion bounces and dances as the 'Earth God' makes a lighthearted appearance. The lion dance performance officially kicks off a four-day programme in the Old Quarter, which aims to entertain children for the Mid-Autumn festival on Monday. - VNS Photo Khanh Chi

There has been a lot of fun in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi.The lion dance was held as part of the Mid-Autumn celebrations.It was a wonderful sight for both children and tourists.There were also theatre shows where children could meet their favourite actors. Khanh Chi & Anh Thu … [Read more...]

Performances for 2014 Mid-Autumn Festival in Hanoi

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The Hanoitimes - Children noisily shouted as two colourful lions, one red, one yellow, appeared at the entrance to Kim Ngan Communal House on Hang Bac Street. The cloth and papier mache animals bounced along, dancing to the sounds of a drum and cymbals to provide traditional entertainment for the Mid-Autumn Festival. (As lions don't exist in China, the lion dogs of Tibet were originally used as models for the noble beast, which is associated with Buddhism.) The lions were accompanied by a … [Read more...]