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Thai PM hints at cabinet reshuffle after budget debate
Bangkok, July 14 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that he plans to reshuffle his Cabinet team after the annual budget debate concludes in September.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand plans to improve, upgrade airports
Bangkok, July 13 (IANS) Thailand is planing to make improvements and upgrades of airports in some provinces with a 5.8 billion baht ($185 million) funding, a senior government official said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy
Royal Thai Armed Forces celebrate 60th anniversary
Bangkok, July 10 (IANS) The Royal Thai Armed Forces celebrated the 60th anniversary of its establishment after the event was postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Thailand,Defence/Security
US Army Chief of Staff won't quarantine in Thailand during visit
Bangkok, July 5 (IANS) The US' Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville will not be required to quarantine under the anti-coronavirus pandemic measures in Thailand during his two-day visit next week, said a senior government official.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Thailand,Defence/Security,Politics
Thai cafe sues US govt for spreading COVID-19
Bangkok, July 1 (IANS) A cafe in Thailand's Chiang Mai province has filed a damage lawsuit against the US government for allegedly spreading the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Thailand,International
Thailand to lift ban on int'l flights
Bangkok, July 1 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced that a ban on international flights will be lifted on Wednesday, but some travel restrictions will remain to prevent any chance of the spread of COVID-19.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai PM defends decision to extend state of emergency
Bangkok, June 30 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended his government's decision to extend the national state of emergency until the end of July, noting that there was still a high risk of a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai Deputy PM becomes leader of ruling party
Bangkok, June 28 (IANS) Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has been named leader of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai low-cost airline NokScoot shutting down
Bangkok, June 27 (IANS) Thailand's low-cost carrier NokScoot has announced that it was shutting down due to mounting economic losses in recent years that became unsustainable after a complete halt in operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy
Outrage after self-exiled Thai dissident disappears in Cambodia
Bangkok, June 19 (IANS) The disappearance of a Thai dissident living in self-exile in Cambodia after his reported violent abduction in broad daylight in Phnom Penh has sparked outrage in Thailand along with a wave of criticism against the government.
2020-06-19
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand won't launch Travel Bubble campaign until after July
Bangkok, June 16 (IANS) Thailand will not launch the Travel Bubble campaign to promote the country's tourist industry until after July, a top official said on Tuesday.
2020-06-16
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
'Lese majeste not enforced after Thai King advised against it'
Bangkok, June 15 (IANS) Thailand's draconian lese majeste law has never been practically enforced in the last few years because King Maha Vajiralongkorn advised against the use of it, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday.
2020-06-15
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai night curfew to be lifted
Bangkok, June 12 (IANS) The Thai government has approved to end the night curfew from June 15 imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced on Friday.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thailand set to express interest in hosting 2026 Youth Olympics
Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Thailand is set to become the latest country to enter the fray for hosting the 2026 Youth Olympics. India, Russia and Colombia are already vying to host the event and according to reports in the Thai media, Thailand hopes to launch a joint candidacy from Bangkok and Chonburi.
2020-05-16
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Athletics
Bangkok's biggest weekend market reopens under strict measures
Bangkok, May 10 (IANS) Bangkok's Chatuchak Weekend Market, the biggest in Thailand, has reopened with strict measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-10
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Dolphins spotted in waters off Thai coast
Bangkok, May 5 (IANS) Around 100 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the waters off the west coast of southern Thailand as the countrys national parks remained closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-05-05
Category: International, Thailand,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Thai King, Queen inspect soldiers manufacturing COVID-19 supplies
Bangkok, May 2 (IANS) Thailands royal household released photographs of the countrys King and Queen inspecting soldiers as they manufacture supplies for the COVID-19 crisis.
2020-05-02
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Asia-Pacific to grow at slowest rate since 1960s: IMF
Bangkok, April 16 (IANS) The economies of the Asia-Pacific region will experience zero growth in 2020, the worst since the 1960s, due to the COVID-19 pandemic although they will rebound strongly next year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday.
2020-04-16
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
After capitulation & covid-19 effect, expect recovery in week ahead (Market Watch)
The week gone by saw the markets under a lot of pressure and they capitulated on Friday in the last hour. There was fear in the markets with coronavirus (covid-19) written all over. The situation was no different globally. Every market saw prices reacting sharply.
2020-03-01
Category: International, Thailand,National,Opinion/Commentary
COVID-19 hits Thai economy as key sector suffers
Bangkok, Feb 18 (IANS) On a normal day, the Thai capitals iconic Grand Palace is flooded with Chinese tourists taking photos under statues of mythical giants and Buddhist icons. But now, they are rarely seen.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Thailand,National
Sunny Leone receives three honours in Thailand
Bangkok, Feb 10 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sunny Leone received three honours at the 13th Edition of Asian Business & Social Forum in Thailand.
2020-02-10
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thai mall gunman shot dead after killing 26 (2nd Ld)
Bangkok, Feb 9 (IANS) A soldier who killed 26 people in a shooting spree at a shopping mall in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima was shot dead by police on Sunday, Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said.
2020-02-09
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Soldier on shooting rampage kills 20 in Thailand (2nd Lead)
Bangkok, Feb 8 (IANS) A soldier on Saturday killed 20 people and injured many more in a gun rampage in Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima city, also known as Korat, police said.
2020-02-08
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Soldier on shooting rampage kills 12 in Thailand
Bangkok, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 12 people have been shot dead and many injured by a Thai soldier in Nakhon Ratchasima city, also known as Korat, police said on Saturday.
2020-02-08
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Soldier goes on shooting rampage in Thailand, many killed
Bangkok, Feb 8 (IANS) A Thai soldier went on a shooting rampage in northeastern Thailand on Saturday, leaving a number of people wounded, police said.
2020-02-08
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thailand Masters: Saina, Srikanth disappoint as India's campaign ends
Bangkok, Jan 22 (IANS) India had a disappointing opening day at the Thailand Masters as all four shuttlers participating from the country bowed out of the competition after facing defeats in their respective first round matches on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Thai shoppers' alternatives to plastic bags wow Twitterati
Bangkok, Jan 8 (IANS) After a ban on the use of plastic in Thailand, people have been using different things to make purchases in markets, drawing wows from the Twitterati.
2020-01-08
Category: International, Thailand,National
Thai cave rescuer dies from year-long blood infection
Bangkok, Dec 28 (IANS) A member of a rescue team that saved 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year has died from an infection he picked up during the operation, officials said on Saturday.
2019-12-28
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Atanu wins men's recurve bronze at Asian Archery meet
Bangkok, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian archer Atanu Das on Tuesday bagged a bronze in the men's recurve individual event of the Asian Championships here.
2019-11-26
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Other Sports
China using intimidation to control Southeast Asian resources: US
Bangkok, Nov 4 (IANS) The US on Monday accused China of displaying imperialist tendencies and using intimidation to secure control over natural resources in Southeast Asia during the ongoing ASEAN summit here.
2019-11-04
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Modi invites Thai entrepreneurs to invest in India
Bangkok, Nov 3 (IANS) Asserting that India had stopped working in a routine, bureaucratic manner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Thai entrepreneurs to invest in the country for easy business.
2019-11-03
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy
Many uses of al-Baghdadi: Why did they kill him? (Comment)
In these dark days when terrorism has become a strategic asset, to bump off a superior practitioner like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has implications. Had he begun to serve the interests not of his original handlers but, possibly, their rivals? Has he been eliminated at all? Does his disappearance leave unprotected those oil wells, which his gang or his patrons profited from? Is the drama in murky light, a bait to drag President Trump back to the West Asian arena, which he is militarily withdrawing from?
2019-11-03
Category: International, Thailand,National,Opinion/Commentary
ASEAN summit begins with focus on multilateralism, connectivity
Bangkok, Nov 3 (IANS) The 35th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially began here on Sunday with multilateralism and connectivity taking the centre stage.
2019-11-03
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai cave famous for football team rescue reopens
Bangkok, Nov 1 (IANS) Thailands Tham Luang cave, where 12 boys from the Wild Boars football team and their coach were trapped last year, officially reopened on Friday for tourists.
2019-11-01
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Thai King fires officials for 'extremely evil' conduct
Bangkok, Oct 24 (IANS) Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn has fired six officials for "extremely evil" conduct, just days after stripping his royal consort for "misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch", it was reported.
2019-10-24
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
AI can improve public services delivery: UN-Google report
Bangkok, Oct 16 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a helpful tool for governments in the Asia Pacific region to deliver public services, revealed a new UN-Google report on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: International, Thailand,Business/Economy,Technology
Vets trying to save elephants rescued from Thai cliff
Bangkok, Oct 6 (IANS) A team of veterinarians was on Sunday trying to save two elephants, rescued from a cliff near a Thai national park where six tuskers fell to their deaths after slipping off a waterfall.
2019-10-06
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Marc Marquez 2 points away from MotoGP world title
Buriram, (Thailand) Oct 2 (IANS) Marc Marquez needs just two points over Italian Andrea Dovizioso to proclaim himself the MotoGP world champion for the sixth time in his career.
2019-10-02
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Motorsports
Over 20,000 flood victims trapped in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 19 (IANS) Over 20,620 victims in Thailand are awaiting evacuations from floods caused by tropical storms that have so far killed 34 people, officials said on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: International, Thailand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Floods kill 33 in Thailand
Bangkok, Sep 16 (IANS) Floods that have submerged large parts of northern Thailand for the last two weeks have killed at least 33 people, authorities said on Monday.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Varun Dhawan performs daring stunt on speed boat
Bangkok, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan performed a daredevil stunt on a moving speed boat on the sets of his next film "Coolie No. 1".
2019-08-21
Category: International, Thailand,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thailand's longest wooden bridge 'on brink of collapse'
Bangkok, Aug 12 (IANS) The Thai Army was on a vigil on Monday over fears that the country's longest wooden Mon (Uttamanusorn) Bridge could collapse as rains continue to batter the country's Kanchanaburi province.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Thailand,Environment/Wildlife
Rankireddy-Shetty through to final in Thailand Open
Bangkok, Aug 3 (IANS) India's top-ranked men's doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty qualified for the men's doubles final on Saturday with a 22-20, 22-24, 21-9 win over South Korea's Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol. They are the first Indian pair to reach the final of a Super 500 event.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Fillip to 'Act East' as India joins key sub-regional group (Lead, correcting para 1)
Bangkok/New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a big fillip to its Act East Policy, India was formally accepted as a partner of a sub-regional grouping comprising Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, that would provide greater impetus to connectivity, trade and people-to-people ties with its Southeast Asian neighbours.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Trump renews J&K mediation offer; India says no thanks
Bangkok/Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) As US President Donald Trump, in an off-hand manner, renewed his offer of mediation in the Kashmir issue, India on Friday firmly rejected the offer, saying that any discussion on Kashmir, if warranted, will only be with Pakistan, and only bilaterally.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Fillip to 'Act East' as India joins key sub-regional group
Bangkok/New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a big fillip to its Act East Policy, India was formally accepted as a member of a sub-regional grouping comprising Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, that would provide greater impetus to connectivity, trade and people-to-people ties with its Southeast Asian neighbours.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jaishankar meets Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam counterparts
Bangkok, Aug 2 (IANS) In a move to enhance India's close links with southeast Asian nations Vietnam and Timor Leste, as well as southern neighbours Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Friday held bilateral meetings here with his counterparts from these countries.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy
Trump is America. America is Trump (Comment)
There can be a golden lining to the clouds, for India
2019-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,National,Opinion/Commentary
Pompeo justifies fresh US trade tariffs on China
Bangkok, Aug 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday justified the announcement of fresh US tariffs on Chinese products and criticized Beijing for backing down on an agreement reached in principle in the latest round of negotiations.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
US continues Pyongyang dialog amid weapons launches: Pompeo
Bangkok, Aug 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Washington was continuing North Korea dialog, just hours after Pyongyang fired unidentified short-range projectiles off its east coast, the third such launch in about a week.
2019-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,Politics