No need to repay for Indian farmers as debt traps poor

A woman labourer plants paddy saplings in the fields on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. Vattikuti Prasad grows rice, bananas and sugar cane on his farm as big as 27 football fields in a part of southeastern India where most farmers own plots the size of just one. He has two homes, including a four-bedroom house he rents out in a nearby town. This year Prasad took out at … [Read more...]

Vietnamese singer makes first round for 2014 Grammy Awards

A song by emerging local singer Ha Okio has been chosen for the first round list of the 2014 Grammy Awards. Ha's song "Your heart" has been chosen for the first round list in the Category "Best Pop Solo Performance." Though the song stands little chance of entering the Grammy's Top 5, Ha considers it a notable achievement and source of encouragement to his and other local … [Read more...]

Online film fest kicks off in major cities

YxineFF, an online short film festival, kicked off its new season simultaneously in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang on April 23. The event is also scheduled to begin at the L'Auditorium Paris on May 14. During its opening in HCMC, audiences were given the chance to watch two of the short films which took part in last year's fest, namely "Duc Nguoi" (Molding Humans), a … [Read more...]

2013 YxineFF jury announced

(VOV) -Director Charlie Nguyen, actresses Tang Thanh Ha and Ngoc Hiep and camera Ly Thai Dung will join the jury of the fourth annual online international short-film festival, 2013 YxineFF. Yxine Film Festival screens local independent film-makers' flicks The event, themed Everybody Has a Choice, aims to encourage young film makers to express their love for cinema and pursue … [Read more...]

President offers development advices to Thanh Hoa province

President Truong Tan Sang (Source: VNA) President Truong Tan Sang asked the central province of Thanh Hoa to step up administrative reform, making it easier to attract more foreign investors at a working session with its authorities in the locality on December 8. To propel the local economy further, he suggested more focus on the Nghi Son economic zone and Cua Dat … [Read more...]

Credit grows 10.22% in 11 months

Credit organisations posted a growth of 10.22% in the first 11 months of 2014, according to the latest statistics released by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV). The central bank said that November saw the largest expansion of credit. Earlier, by October 24, it grew only 7.85% compared to the same period last year. In some commercial banks, the year-end is a good time for … [Read more...]

Credit grows 10.22 percent in 11 months

Credit organisations posted a growth of 10.22 percent in the first 11 months of 2014, according to the latest statistics released by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV). The central bank said that November saw the largest expansion of credit. Earlier, by October 24, it grew only 7.85 percent compared to the same period last year. In some commercial banks, the year-end is a good … [Read more...]

87% of emigrants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands settle down

Though 87 percent of emigrants to the Central Highlands region of Vietnam have been assigned land for cultivation to settle down, authorities have admitted the migration is a burden to their plans for social development. The region, including the provinces of Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Dak Nong and Kon Tum, has received the most emigrants, with almost a million from 190,000 … [Read more...]

Hagupit to enter East Sea on December 9

VGP - Typhoon Hagupit was forecast to enter the East Sea and make heavy rain in southern Viet Nam on December 9 after sweeping through the Philippines. The projected movement of Typhoon Hagupit Meteorologist Anthony Sagliani from AccuWeather.com suggested Viet Nam keep a close watch on the path and power of Hagupit even though it weakened after hitting the … [Read more...]

Tra Vinh province’s rice output hit all-time high

Tra Vinh, December 8 (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh reaped a record high rice output with over 1.3 million tonnes this year, up 51,500 tonnes against the previous year. Of the figure, nearly 900,000 tonnes were high quality rice. The province has nearly 236,000ha of rice fields with an average yield of 5.62 tonnes per ha, a year on year increase of 0.21 … [Read more...]