Here are the news stories you should not miss today, June 24:
-- Many drivers have been refusing to pay road fees and crashing into barriers at the Tan De tollgate in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh in the past two months, believing that the toll collection is unreasonable.
-- Residents of the Carina Plaza Apartment Complex in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City are still unable to return to their homes as repair works and evaluation are expected to be complete in mid-August, about five months after a deadly fire broke out at the venue on March 23.
-- Rain has been in the forecast in northern Vietnam for the next two to three days, which will help reduce the effect of the heat wave that had hit the region earlier this week.
-- A female student was killed after falling from the fourth floor of the dormitory of Vinh University, located in the namesake city in the north-central province of Nghe An, on Friday evening. Initial information showed that the victim could have committed suicide.
-- Police in Hanoi confirmed on Saturday they had arrested Phan Chi Trung, 23, for using online sales scams via Facebook to appropriate about VND400 million (US$17,600).
-- A male patient has recently died of swine flu caused by the H1N1 virus at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, the infirmary announced on Saturday. This is the second fatality caused by the flu in the southern city, following the first case on June 8.
-- The Vietnam Electricity has suggested residents across the country apply power saving measures, namely adjusting air-conditioners at 26 degrees Celsius and above, as national power consumption has hit its record high.
-- Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan chaired a conference on Saturday to discuss measures to boost the city’s development and competitiveness, which was attended by many experts and scientists.
-- About 925,000 twelfth grade students across Vietnam are scheduled to start taking their national high school examinations on Monday. This year’s tests will take place on three days from June 25 to 27.