Read what is in the news today, March 6!
-- U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink reaffirmed on Monday the United States’ commitment to the safeguarding of freedom of navigation in the East Vietnam Sea at a press conference following the historic arrival of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Vietnam’s Da Nang.
-- Vietnam and Bangladesh have pledged to raise bilateral trade turnover to US$2 billion by 2020 as Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang met with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina during the former’s state visit to the South Asian country.
-- Vietnam is mulling over imposing a personal income tax of 45 percent on illicit assets owned by public officials in the latest draft of a revised anti-corruption law submitted on Monday to the country’s lawmaking National Assembly for review.
-- Thousands of Vietnamese aged from 18 to 27 were sent off on two-year military service on Monday.
-- All seven Vietnamese fishermen were saved after they were thrown overboard in a collision with a freighter off the coast of Nghe An Province in north-central Vietnam on Monday due to foggy weather.
-- The Vietnam Coast Guard has confiscated 600,000 liters of diesel fuel found smuggled into Vietnam on three fishing vessels, the owners of which had confessed to buying the fuel in international waters before transporting it to shore to sell for profit.
-- Nine former officials stood trial at a Hanoi court on Monday on charges of approving the use of over 5,000 low-quality water pipes in a major water supply project in the Vietnamese capital, which resulted in repeated leakage and ruptures on the pipeline.
-- A Vietnamese singer is under investigation for the death of a 20-year-old schoolgirl, whom the man had allegedly killed by shoving garlic cloves down her throat for ‘exorcism’ while both were high on drugs.
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Monday it was working with relevant government bodies to make necessary preparations for the official signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile on Thursday.
-- A client of the Vietnam Export Import Bank (Eximbank) has accused the bank of losing around 112.5 grams of gold in her savings account without her knowledge.
-- Budget carrier VietJet has announced the opening of direct flights to India’s New Delhi with a frequency of three flights weekly from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.