Two suspected dog thieves clubbed to death, again

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A local official in northern Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa Province on Saturday confirmed that two men suspected of stealing dogs were clubbed to death by local residents on Friday, while two others are critically injured. According to Le Van Diep, chair of the Thach Binh Commune People’s Committee in the province’s Thach Thanh mountainous district, locals spotted four men lurking in the neighborhood on Friday afternoon. The gang, who were carrying electrocution device and nooses, were caught red-handed stealing locals’ dogs around 11pm the same day. They even fought back vehemently with their home-made guns when being chased by locals. Enraged, local residents managed to seize the four, who all reside in Thach Thanh District, and beat them up. The clubbing killed Nguyen Van Ngan on the spot, while Nguyen Van Dung died on the way to hospital. Bui Van Thao and Quach Van Duong are seriously injured by the beating and are receiving medical attention at the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 21/12

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Ha Tinh to preserve 200-year-old dwelling The Ha Tinh Museum is preparing a plan to preserve a 200-year-old "typical Vietnamese house", officials say. The museum staff said they discovered the house in mountainous Huong Son Commune, Huong Khe District during a recent investigative trip. The house is in good condition with all original structures intact, from the gate to the main building. The gate, built with laterite bricks, has complicated carvings on it. The main building includes three sections of a wooden frame that are similar to the nha ruong (wooden house with many beams and pillars) found in Hue. Traditional carvings of birds and flora were also found on the wooden beams. The house's roof is covered by the yin-yang earthen tiles and its walls are made of unbaked clay. Writer Bui Ngoc Tan passes away after long cancer fight Writer Bui Ngoc Tan, 80, passed away on Thursday after many years fighting cancer. Tan was born in 1934 in the northern city of Hai Phong. He … [Read more...]

70 years of development of the heroic Vietnam People’s Army – Major Events (Part 2)

The stele pavilion at the Tran Hung Dao Forest Special National Relic Site in Tam Kim commune, Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province, where the Vietnam Armed Unit for National Liberation was founded. Photo: baocaobang.vn

PANO - After prompt preparations, on December 22nd, 1944, at Tran Hung Dao forest in Hoang Hoa Tham commune, Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province (present Tam Kim commune, Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province), the Vietnam Armed Unit for National Liberation was officially founded. The unit had three sections, composed of 34 members selected from Cao-Bac-Lang guerrillas and commanded directly by Comrade Vo Nguyen Giap. Part 2: First members of the Vietnam Armed Unit for National Liberation Among 34 members of the Vietnam Armed Unit for National Liberation, 29 were of ethnic minority groups, including 19 Tay, 8 Nung, 1 H’mong and 1 Dao and the remainders were of the Viet. Here is the list of the first 34 members of the Vietnam Armed Propaganda Unit for National Liberation: 1. Tran Van Ky; alias: Hoang Sam, Tran Son Hung; ethnic group: Kinh (Viet); hometown: Le Son village, Tuyen Hoa district, Quang Binh province. 2. Duong Mac Thach; alias: Xich Thang; ethnic group: … [Read more...]

Hanoi to firework at 30 places on lunar New Year’s Eve

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Hanoi will let off fireworks in 30 places on 2015 Lunar New Year’s Eve (February 18th, 2015), including five high-range displays and 25 low-range displays. The information was released in Hanoi by Hanoi city People’s Committee at a meeting on December 18th. Notably, high-range fireworks displays will be set off from Hoan Kiem lake (Hoan Kiem district), Thong Nhat park (Hai Ba Trung district), Lac Long Quan flower garden (Tay Ho district), Van Quan Lake (Ha Dong district), and My Dinh National Stadium (Nam Tu Liem district). The low-range fireworks will be held at seven districts of Ba Dinh, Hoang Mai, Long Bien, Dong Da, Thanh Xuan, Cau Giay, Bac Tu Liem and 18 suburbs of Gia Lam, Me Linh, Ba Vi, Dan Phuong, Thach That, Chuong My, Thuong Tin, Quoc Oai, Phu Xuyen, My Duc, Ung Hoa, Dong Anh, Soc Son, Phuc Tho, Thanh Oai, Hoai Duc, Thanh Tri and Son Tay./. … [Read more...]

Numerous festive activities to welcome New Year 2015 in Saigon

Youngsters and children take photos in the vicinity of the Ban Nguyet (Crescent) Lake in HCM City (Photo: VNA)

VietNamNet Bridge – A series of festive activities will be held across Ho Chi Minh City from December 20 to welcome the New Year 2015, said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports Le Ton Thanh at a press briefing yesterday. The highlight of the New Year celebrations will be a 15-minute firework display in combination with light performances at the New Year’s Eve at the Bitexco Financial Tower in District 1 and Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11. Besides, special art programmes are scheduled to take place from December 31 to January 1 in many places, including universities, industrial and export processing zones. They will feature specific songs and dances of the country’s three regions to be performed by famous singers. Main streets such as Ham Nghi, Le Loi, Dong Khoi, Le Duan and Pham Ngoc Thach as well as well-known Lam Son Park, Turtle Lake and Van Don Wharf will be decorated under the themes of the New Year and the 40th anniversary … [Read more...]

HCM city: Many festival programs welcome new year 2015

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(Cinet)- Various festival programs in New Year 2015 will be organized in HCM city on December 20. The New Year celebrations highlights a 15-minute firework display in combination with light performances at the New Year’s Eve at the Bitexco Financial Tower in District 1 and Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11. Besides, special art programmes are scheduled to take place from December 31 to January 1 in many places, including universities, industrial and export processing zones. They will feature some specific songs and dances of the country’s three regions to be performed by famous singers. Main streets such as Ham Nghi, Le Loi, Dong Khoi, Le Duan and Pham Ngoc Thach as well as well-known Lam Son Park, Turtle Lake and Van Don Wharf will be decorated under the themes of the New Year and the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the south and national reunification. Many sports activities will be held on December 28, including a traditional boat race on the Nhieu Loc-Thi … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh city brilliantly beautiful to welcome a New Year

Flowers and lights have been hung across Ho Chi Minh city corners to welcome a New Year and celebrate 40 years of Southern liberation and national reunification.      Streets in the centre of the city are sparkling in lights at night.      Le Duan boulevard is brilliant with the image of national flags to mark 40 years of Southern liberation and national reunification.      Decorations on Pham Ngoc Thach street      A trade centre on Le Duan street is full of people enjoying Christmas atmosphere.      The image of celebrating Southern liberation and national reunification can be seen everywhere along streets.     Dong Khoi street is sparkling with lights.      The light of doves on Le Duan boulevard.      Streets are full of people enjoying the decorations.      In front of the Independence Palace.

Flowers and lights have been hung across Ho Chi Minh city corners to welcome a New Year and celebrate 40 years of Southern liberation and national reunification. Streets in the centre of the city are sparkling in lights at night. Le Duan boulevard is brilliant with the image of national flags to mark 40 years of Southern liberation and national reunification. Decorations on Pham Ngoc Thach street A trade centre on Le Duan street is full of people enjoying Christmas atmosphere. The image of celebrating Southern liberation and national reunification can be seen everywhere along streets. Dong Khoi street is sparkling with lights. The light of doves on Le Duan boulevard. Streets are full of people enjoying the decorations. In front of the Independence Palace. … [Read more...]

National cemetery to be built in Hanoi’s outskirts

A tomb at Vinh Hang Cemetery, Hanoi's outskirts.

VietNamNet Bridge – The National Cemetery will be located in Thach That District while the National Funeral Home will be built in Hoai Duc District, according to Hanoi’s announcement of its cemetery development plan to 2030. The total area would cover 1,200 hectares, with a budget of VND24 trillion ($1.14 billion). Mai Dich Cemetery, for high-ranking officials, will be expanded from 5.5 hectares to 5.8 hectares in 2015 to become a cemetery park. As Mai Dich will be closed before 2020, a new National Cemetery will be built in Yen Trung Commune, Thach That District, covering 100-150 hectares. The new National Funeral Home to serve mid- and high-ranking officials and those who have contributed to the country’s revolution will be built from now to 2020. The old National Funeral Home at No.5 Tran Thanh Tong Street for senior officials will be renovated. Six cemeteries will be closed: Mai Dich, Van Dien, Ha Dong, Yen Ky 1, Sai Dong and Xuan Dinh. Van Dien Cemetery … [Read more...]

HCM City: Numerous festive activities to welcome New Year 2015

A series of festive activities will be held across Ho Chi Minh City from December 20 to welcome the New Year 2015, said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports Le Ton Thanh at a press briefing on December 17. The highlight of the New Year celebrations will be a 15-minute firework display in combination with light performances at the New Year’s Eve at the Bitexco Financial Tower in District 1 and Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11. Besides, special art programmes are scheduled to take place from December 31 to January 1 in many places, including universities, industrial and export processing zones. They will feature specific songs and dances of the country’s three regions to be performed by famous singers. Main streets such as Ham Nghi, Le Loi, Dong Khoi, Le Duan and Pham Ngoc Thach as well as well-known Lam Son Park , Turtle Lake and Van Don Wharf will be decorated under the themes of the New Year and the 40 th anniversary of the liberation … [Read more...]

Bells ring across VN for holy night

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As chilly gusts of wind overwhelm the north of the country, people are preparing for the festive season. Lights appear on fake pine trees at offices, hotels and restaurants while Christmas melodies fill the air at cafes on every street corner. The largest-ever Christmas festive nights at Hanoi's West Lake Waterpark on December 23 and 24 promise to host up to 40,000 people. The night will contain various "surprising factors", according to the waterpark and Heartlink JSC, which co-organised the event. Images of a white park and snowy road will be displayed and family members can try out Christmas-themed games, in addition to hitting the dance floor with hundreds of male and female Santas. A photo contest titled "Impressive Noel Moments" will select the Top 10 Christmas Beauties, Top 10 Christmas Moments and Top 10 Christmas Faces. In HCM City, cultural houses around the city have prepared a dazzling array of plays, concerts, art exhibitions, fashion shows, circuses and puppet … [Read more...]