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 The Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF) on Tuesday decided to reduce Tran Dinh Dong's ban of Song Lam Nghe An to November 1 instead of December 31.

Expert discusses VN sacred objects

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently issued a decision to ban carvings of guard animals from public places, including pagodas and temples, if they do not conform to Vietnamese culture.

Local agro authorities urge GMOs ban be removed

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s agriculture sector management officials are claiming that the production of genetically-modified crops should be banned in the country.

GM food production ban proposed

VietNamNet Bridge – Government agencies have agreed on a proposed ban on the production of genetically-modified (GM) food as one of the business fields suggested for prohibition in draft amendments to the Investment Law and the Enterprise Law

Late-night liquor sales ban stirs up debate

VietNamNet Bridge – Summer showers or even super typhoon Rammasun, which swept through northern Viet Nam last month, could not cool the heated debate over a draft law proposed by the Ministry of Health.

Japan bans child pornography possession

 Japan has banned the possession of child sex-abuse images, one of the last developed countries to do so.

Ly Hoang Nam banned from all tennis competitions in 2014

 VietNamNet Bridge – After refusing to play for the national team twice, Vietnam's number one tennis player, Ly Hoang Nam, has been banned from all local competitions in 2014.

Readers air mixed opinions on use of foreign tour guides

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam News asked readers for their opinions about the Government's ban on non-Vietnamese tour guides working for Vietnamese tour companies.

SBV bans foreign exchange trades

 VietNamNet Bridge – Transactions on foreign exchange (forex) trading floors are illegal in Viet Nam and violators can face administrative fines of up to VND100 million, or US$4,760.

Paris car ban set to start after pollution hits high

 Hundreds of police will monitor traffic in Paris on Monday after pollution levels prompted the French government to impose major restrictions.

PVN, EVN face ban on non-core investment

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) and Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) will be banned from investing in real estate, banking, insurance and stock market, said the Ministry of Finance.

International media reports V-League’s historic fine

 VietNamNet Bridge – A 28-game ban and a VND20 million (US$950) fine on defender Tran Dinh Dong of Song Lam Nghe An FC – the fiercest fine on the history of V-League – has attracted the attention of the world media.

Dong slapped with historic fine, match ban

VietNamNet Bridge – A 28-game ban and a VND20 million (US$950) fine was the severest punishment for a football player in the history of the Viet Nam Football Federation (VFF). 

Ministry vows to prohibit noxious pesticides

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Plant Protection Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed to apply heavy-handed measures to prohibit the use of hazardous pesticides in agriculture production.

Binh Dinh hopes Gia Lai to remove the ban on animal transport

 VietNamNet Bridge – Binh Dinh's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is trying to convince its partner in the nearby Central Highlands province of Gia Lai to remove a ban on livestock imports.

Ministry wants ban on natural forest exploitation

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has asked the Government to issue an order to stop the exploitation of natural forests in the Central Highlands region between now and 2020.

HCM City may ban ground water exploitation in many districts

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ground water exploitation in most inner-city districts and a section of Nha Be District will be banned if the map of restricting ground water exploitation is approved.

SMEs shaken by import ban on older machinery

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despite Vietnam’s call for investment from Japanese small and medium enterprises to develop supporting industries, Japanese investors have complained that unclear regulations limiting the import of used machinery

Gay community stirred up for same-sex wedding ban removal

 VietNamNet Bridge - Many gay couples expressed their excitement and planned their weddings after they knew that Decree No. 110 eliminated the same-sex wedding from the ban list.

Ban on new housing, malls in Old Quarter

 VietNamNet Bridge – The construction of trade centres and new residential areas will be banned in Ha Noi's Old Quarter from now on to reduce the high population density and better preserve heritage sites, a new regulation has said.