Rescue workers battled heavy rains and inclement weather to pull out nineteen survivors from the rubble on Thursday morning after the landslide occurred at a railway construction site in the early hours, but said the likelihood of finding any more was thin. "In all there were about 81 people. The chances of survival of the remaining 55 people are very thin considering the fact that the landslide occured around 2 a.m.," Haulianlal Guite, district magistrate of Noney district in Manipur, where the accident occurred, told Reuters by telephone. This month unprecedented rains have lashed India's north-eastern states and neighbouring Bangladesh, killing more than 150 people. Millions have been displaced by the catastrophic floods in recent weeks, and in some low lying areas houses have been submerged. Army helicopters were on standby and assisting in rescue operations at the site of the landslide, a statement from the Indian army said. "Army helicopters are on standby. The … [Read more...] about Seven dead, 55 feared dead in massive eastern Indian landslide
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Paris Deputy Mayor Laurence Patrice speaks at the naming ceremony. (Photo: VNA) Do Huu Vi Square is located at the intersection between Versailles Avenue and Quai Louis-Blériot, 16th arrondissement, overlooking the Radio France headquarters and the Grenelle Bridge. Mr. Do Huu Vi (1883-1916) was a Vietnamese national, who was one of the first pilots of the French army. Although Do Huu Vi was Vietnamese, he made his career in the French air force and died in the Somme Bay during World War I. He was honored by France as one of more than 300 people of overseas origin and the only Asian-origin person to be included in the exhibition “Portraits de France” at the “Musée de l'Homme in Paris” at the beginning of the year. Source: VNA - Translated by Huyen Huong … [Read more...] about Paris’s square named after Vietnamese person
At a conference reviewing 10 years of the anti-corruption campaign, Trong said fighting corruption has become a trend that cannot be reversed, and the movement is supported by the people, authorities and acknowledged by the international community. The fight against corruption has helped socio-economic development, maintained political stability and strengthened national defense, he asserted. Trong also said the results of the anti-corruption fight have refuted claims that the fight is an "internal conflict." "There has never been a time when anti-corruption efforts have been so strong, coordinated, relentless, proper and effective," he said. However, there are still certain challenges in detecting corruption and resolving its consequences, for example recovering assets. The fact that corruption often occurs among those with the power and position to do so means "all powers need to be tightly controlled through mechanisms. "The more power one has, the more responsibility one … [Read more...] about Anti-corruption fight an irreversible trend: Party chief
At the square (Photo: VNA) Paris (VNA) – A small square in the center of the 16th arrondissement of Paris now bears the name of Do Huu Vi, a Vietnam ese national who was one of the first pilots of the French army. Do Huu Vi Square is located on the intersection between Versailles Avenue and Quai Louis-Blériot, overlooking the Radio France headquarters and Grenelle bridge. Vi (1883-1916) fought and died in the Somme Bay during World War I. He was honoured by France as one of more than 300 people of diaspora with meritorious services to the European nation. He was the only representative of Asian descent to be included in the exhibition 'Portraits de France' at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris earlier this year. At a ceremony marking the official naming of Do Huu Vi Square (Photo: VNA) There are currently about 200 streets and landmarks in France named after Vietnamese places or people./. VNA … [Read more...] about Paris square named after Vietnamese pilot
Though the cuisine at Hoang Hoa Tham Market in Ho Chi Minh City may not be esthetically attractive, it is delicious, affordable, and a true taste of local culture. And the best part? Diners can walk away with a full meal for US$5 or less at this market. Hoang Hoa Tham Market on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City is packed with vendors hawking clothes, fabrics, household wares, thrifted goods, and some of the cheapest, most delicious meals in town. Sup cua (crab soup) is a popular dish in Ho Chi Minh City, particularly among white-collar employees and the elderly. Crab soup is hot, easy to eat, packed with flavor, and deliciously greasy, making it an ideal breakfast or afternoon snack. A cup of ‘sup cua’ (crab soup) from a stall at Hoang Hoa Tham Market, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Minh Duc / Tuoi Tre At a junction between the busy stalls at Hoang Hoa Tham Market sits a nameless sup cua cart with no signs, merely a … [Read more...] about What you can eat for US$5 or less at this Ho Chi Minh City market?
Outstanding tariff preferences The British Embassy in Vietnam has forecast that Vietnam will save about US$151 million in tariffs from the deal, while the UK stands to save around US$36 million. Although the UKVFTA took effect at a time when the pandemic was ravaging the two countries, bilateral trade still reached US$6.6 billion in the pact’s first year. In fact, 65 percent of all tariffs have already been eliminated from UK-Vietnam trade. In the first six years of the deal, the UK will eliminate 99.2 percent of tariff lines on Vietnam’s imports. This is higher than the terms of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) with 70.3 percent tariff elimination. Vietnam pledges to eliminate 48.5 percent of tariffs, matching other EU countries under the EVFTA. Import tax on most types of Vietnam’s raw shrimp into the UK is being scrapped Other tariff preferences in the UKVFTA include zeroing out import tax on most types of raw shrimp into the UK from 10-20 percent; a … [Read more...] about UK trade pact benefits Vietnam
In detail, decision No.760/QĐ-CTN signed by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc noted that Colonel Bui Van Nhien, a non-commissioned officer of the Political Department of Factory Z195 under the General Department of Defense Industry, was posthumously conferred with the Bravery Order for his self-sacrificing act to save a drowning child. Previously, on June 26, while on vacation in Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province, Colonel Nhien heard a call for help as a child was drowning in the waters near the Restaurant Sonasea. Without hesitation, he promptly jumped into the sea to save the victim with the support of rescue staff. Unfortunately, after taking the victim ashore safely, Colonel Nhien showed signs of exhaustion. Although being given first aid, he died on the same day. On June 27, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a letter of sympathy to the family of Colonel Bui Van Nhien, underlining that his bravery and self-sacrifice have contributed to beautifying the images of Uncle Ho’s … [Read more...] about Non-commissioned Col. Bui Van Nhan posthumously honored with Bravery Order