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Lawyer ready to fire more shots at hospital
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

Accuses Praram 2 of falsely getting NHSO reimbursements, bribing rescue workers; Hospital denies it was ordered closed.

Phra Vajiramedhi recognised for his compassion
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

THE UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) yesterday appointed highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, Phra Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, and Princess Sara Zeid of Jordan as its first two Patrons for Peace and Compassion in recognition of their work to help millions of refugees.

Doctor accused of raping patient, Bt50,000 offer rejected
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

A DOCTOR in his early 50s has been charged with rape and committing an indecent act after being accused of raping a 29-year-old female patient with a “phallic object” wrapped in a condom during a gynaecological check-up at a clinic in Nakhon Sawan’s Muang district.

Thais take Asean chair, haunted by past summit chaos
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:59:37 GMT

Singapore - Protests, broken windows and dignitaries forced to flee by helicopter -- Thailand's last stint as host of Southeast Asia's biggest summit was devoured by political chaos.

Appeals court overturns acquittals against tour company bosses
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:31:43 GMT

The appeals court on Thursday imposed a Bt500,000 fine on each of the three executives of Fuan Travel Co in the case of the alleged “zero-dollar-tour” and upheld the lower court's acquittal for the rest of the 10 defendants.

IP Dept ‘sabotaging national interests’
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:00:00 GMT

Agency threatened with lawsuit for accepting ‘ineligible’ cannabis medicine patent applications

Refusing condoms boosts STDs among teens
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 03:00:00 GMT

LATEST STUDIES show that more and more teens and young adults have contracted sexually transmitted diseases (STD) partly because they have the wrong notion of trust.

10 earn their first Michelin star, while one gets upgraded
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:00:00 GMT

JAY FAI’S shop-house restaurant has retained its Michelin star, remaining the only street venue in Thailand to earn this internationally recognised kudos.

Former FM Surin to be remembered at Rangsit academic forum
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

An academic forum will be held later this month to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of ex-foreign minister and Asean secretary general Surin Pitsuwan.

Praram 2 Hospital ordered to close outpatient building
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

THE DEPARTMENT of Health Service Support (DHSS) director-general Dr Nattawut Prasertsiripong said yesterday that the department had ordered Praram 2 Hospital to close its outpatient building immediately.

Promoter puts child boxer’s death to lax law enforcement
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

A BOXING promoter has blamed lax law-enforcement for the death of a 13-year-old Muay Thai boxer.

Ministry seeks Bt10 bn to help rubber growers
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

Private sector to be asked to help boost prices, govt will seek to also increase demand.

Authorities urged to give pavement vendors another chance
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:30:00 GMT

The Interior Ministry has asked Bangkok City Hall to reconsider its ban on pavement traders and find a way to allow them to stay in business.

Bus driver gets four-year jail term over passenger deaths
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:00:00 GMT

A Thai bus driver, who reportedly drove under drug influence and crashed his company’s chartered double-decker coach at a downhill curve in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Wang Nam Khieo district on March 22 resulting in 18 passenger deaths and 32 injuries, has been sentenced to a four-year-and-one-month jail term and his driver’s licence permanently revoked.

Fraud victims call for police action
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:30:00 GMT

Some 20 representatives of 258 fraud victims have urged deputy police chief Maj Gen Khatcha Thatsat to speed up their investigation.

BMA to send soi dogs to Uthai Thani
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:35:11 GMT

Bangkok’s governor says the time is up for the capital’s stray dogs.

Urgent : Michelin announces best eateries in Bangkok and the provinces
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:13:55 GMT

Thai street food eatery Jay Fai has retained its one Michelin star for the second consecutive year and the legendary Thai restaurant Methavalai Sorndaeng is among the new 10 additions to have been awarded one star, according to the announcement on Wednesday of eateries making it the second edition of Michelin Guide Bangkok.

No action yet on Bangkok hospital’s handling of burn victim
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:08:52 GMT

The Department of Health Service Support on Wednesday affirmed that no one at a Bangkok private hospital had yet been punished over a November 9 incident in which a woman burned by acid was allegedly denied treatment, only to die in a taxi on her way to another hospital.

Cabinet gives green signal for medical use of marijuana but seeks 5-year review
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

THE CABINET yesterday cleared a bill to legalise the medical use of marijuana but added a condition that the legalisation must be reviewed after five years.

Muay Thai boxer aged 13 dies from head injuries
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

A 13-year-old Muay Thai boxer succumbed to his injuries after a taking blow that sent him head first into the ground during a charity match in Samut Prakan on November 10.

Travel News

GRAINS of life
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00:00 GMT

A small Karen village in the Chiang Mai hills sets out to draw visitors with its new farmer-based tourism initiative

Creative Tourism
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 01:00:00 GMT

Phatthalung residents are embracing the results of several studies as they offer “creative tourism” packages to lure visitors into spending more time in the southern province. 

Puppets descend on Phuket
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:40:00 GMT

Thailand’s Harmony World Puppet Festival is this year switching from Bangkok to Phuket’s Patong Beach and Thalang Road. All the fun takes place between November 1 and 5.

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