Here are the news stories you should not miss today, April 15:
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security has initiated legal proceedings against eight suspects, aged 21 to 26, for carrying out telephone scams to appropriate a total of VND10 billion (US$440,000) from February to April.
-- The People’s Committee in the south-central province of Binh Thuan has tasked competent authorities with preparing a detailed plan on the use of unmanned aircraft in the management and protection of local forests.
-- About 600 houses in Ea Sup District in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak were damaged by whirlwinds and hailstorms that lasted about an hour on Friday evening.
-- A 33-year-old motorcyclist in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre had his head severed following a collision with a truck along the Ham Luong Bridge on Saturday morning.
-- Three people were killed and another injured by landslides in the northern province of Lao Cai on Saturday morning.
-- Border guard officers in northern province of Quang Ninh on Saturday apprehended crew members of nine boats for illegally mining sand along the coast in Mong Cai City.
-- A 28-year-old biker, who resided in Ho Chi Minh City, was killed after hitting a truck in the southern province of Dong Nai on Saturday morning. Initial information showed that he was on his way to the Vietnam Motor Festival 2018, which takes place in Trang Bom District, Dong Nai, on April 14 and 15.
-- The Department of Tourism and the Department of Science and Technology in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday launched the ‘Ho Chi Minh City Innovative Startups in Tourism 2018’ contest, an annual competition designed to honor the best startup ideas for tourism development in the metropolis as well as in Vietnam.
-- A ceremony was held in Dong Hoi City in the north-central province of Quang Binh on Saturday to conclude the Vietnam Mathematical Olympiad, an official national contest for mathematics talents in the country, which took place from April 9 to 14.