Check out the news you should not miss today, April 22
-- Vietnam and India should bolster investment ties in areas of India has strength in and Vietnam holds demand for, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told visiting Indian Secretary of State for External Affairs V.K.Singh during a reception in Hanoi on Friday.
-- Vietnam will continue to be an active and responsible member of the international community and the United Nations, State President Tran Dai Quang said while receiving the newly-accredited UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam, Kamal Malhotra, in Hanoi on Friday.
-- Eleven people were safely rescued from a five-story house engulfed by a blaze in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.
-- A 33-year-old man in the northern province of Quang Ninh was arrested on Friday for allegedly conducting lewd act upon a six-year-old girl.
-- Hailstorms swept parts of Hanoi and Lao Cai Province as a fresh cold snap hit northern Vietnam on Friday.
-- At least five new trees must be planted in Ho Chi Minh City in the 2016-2020 period, the municipal deputy chairman Le Thanh Liem requested on Friday.
-- The amphibious assault ship Mistral and frigate Le Courbet under the French Navy joined the veseel 15 of Brigade 171 of Vietnam’s Naval Region 2 Command in an exercise off the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province of Friday.
-- A woman died after crashing her motorbike into a media strip while chasing after a phone snatcher in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Friday.
-- Four high-ranking government officials, including former party chief secretary of Ha Tinh Province Vo Kim Cu, will be punished for their roles in the environmental disaster caused by the Formosa steel project in the north-central province last year, the government said Friday.
-- Vietnam looks to increase bilateral trade with India to US$15 billion by 2020, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a reception for Indian Secretary of State for External Affairs V.K.Singh in Hanoi on Friday.
-- Eximbank is slated to sell its 165 million shares at the Sacombank in “a proper time,” General Director Le Van Quyet affirmed at the lender’s annual general meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.
-- The Vietnamese branch of Shinhan Bank has signed a deal to acquire the retail business of ANZ Vietnam, the South Korean lender announced on Friday.