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Neither haze nor flights going anywhere in North
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:14:58 GMT

Choking smog continues to be part of daily life in the North, where more than 400 brushfire hotspots were identified on Sunday.

Wanted man drowns after being spotted at polling station
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:41:22 GMT

A fugitive drowned in a temple pond after he was reportedly spotted by police during advance voting in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district on Sunday.

Bangkok’s era of open-air buses to end in 2022
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 15:53:49 GMT

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) aims to have all non-aircon buses off the roads by 2022.

US eulogises Ambassador Virachai 
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:11:32 GMT

The United States on Sunday sent condolences to Thailand on the death of Ambassador Virachai Plasai.

Update: Porsche driver charged with reckless driving over deaths of two women
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 11:40:53 GMT

POLICE IN Bangkok have charged a Porsche driver who crashed into at a motorcycle, killing two women, one of them also losing her unborn baby. The accident also damaged a roadside motorcycle-repair shop.

Sins and spirits: Thais flock to tattoo fest
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Nakhon Nayok - With inky designs covering his chest and arms, one man crawls on the ground like a tiger while another twists his fingers to resemble claws and growls.

Thai ambassador to US Virachai dies at 58
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Thailand's ambassador to Washington, Virachai Plasai, passed away in the United States at the age of 58, according to the Foreign Ministry on Saturday.

BACKGROUNDER: Wildlife forensics leaps in criminal justice process
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT

WILDLIFE FORENSICS’ INTENSIFYING ROLE IN ANIMAL POACHING CASES WILL BE AT PLAY ON TUESDAY WHEN JUDGES RULE ON PREMCHAI’S FATE

Narcotics legalisation not coming to Thailand, Justice Minister tells world body
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:00:00 GMT

Thailand’s move to allow medical marijuana will not spill into the legalisation of narcotics, the Kingdom’s Justice Minister told the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on Friday.

A race to save the past
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:15:52 GMT

Vaster than ancient Ayutthaya and perhaps just as important in its day, Si Thep in Phetchabun has begun sharing its secrets. it also sits on an oil field

Thai junta chief 'review' imperils King Power duty-free monopoly
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:00:00 GMT

Thailand's junta chief warned against the "monopolisation" of the country's airport duty-free sector on Thursday, ordering a review of the bidding process that could threaten the multi-billion-dollar empire of current concession holder King Power.

19 million Thais suffer from insomnia, says hospital director
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:35:00 GMT

As World Sleep Day was celebrated globally on Friday, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital revealed that up to 19 million Thais suffer from sleep deprivation.

FDA recalls Lanzaar 50 and Lanzaar 100 over cancer fears
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:03:00 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling Lanzaar 50 and Lanzaar 100 medicines, which are used to treat hypertension, over cancer risks.

Two doctors face charges over illegal drug sales
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:39:57 GMT

Two doctors who allegedly invited other doctors to supply controlled psychotropic drugs to a weight-loss business may face charges, the Royal Thai Police Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) said.

No Thais injured, killed in New Zealand terror attacks
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:52:49 GMT

No Thais were injured or killed in terrorist attacks on two crowded mosques in New Zealand on Friday, a spokesperson for the Thai Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Chiang Mai has world’s worst air for fourth consecutive day
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:40:13 GMT

Chiang Mai for the fourth consecutive day ranked the world’s most air-polluted city, with an air quality index (AQI) score of 250 at 8.20am and 3.30 pm up to 309 on airvisual.com.

PM fears for northerners’ safety amid tropical storms
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:00:00 GMT

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he is concerned for public safety because of tropical storms that have been forecast for the northern regions until next Tuesday.

Northern haze ‘must be on national agenda’
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT

CALLS FOR the government to make tackling the problem of serious air pollution part of the national agenda are getting louder.

Narathiwat bombing kills one; 3 injured earlier as violence rocks South
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT

A 54-YEAR-OLD woman injured when a roadside bomb went off in Narathiwat’s Bacho district yesterday morning died later at Bacho Hospital.

Chiang Mai haze shortening people’s lives, warns doctor
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT

MORE AND more Chiang Mai residents are suffering from health problems after a decade of inhaling particulates, a local medical expert warned recently.

Travel News

SilkAir to add another Singapore/Phuket flight on this popular route
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:25:00 GMT

SilkAir prepares for the holiday season with the launch of a sixth daily service between Singapore and Phuket effective May 24.

Slow train to history
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT

A new eco-cultural tour takes day-trippers from Bangkok back in time to the unspoilt town of Phetchaburi

Destination of deities
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:00:00 GMT

The charming Chinese festival to honour the goddess Lim Ko Niao was held this week in Pattani

So why do we travel?
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:00:00 GMT

A well-known reservation website looks into our motivations for heading off to parts unknown

The always faithful ferry
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Among the Gulf islands, book passage with Seatran, which has been riding the waves for 30 years

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