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Chula reviews student’s right to wear female clothes
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:00:00 GMT

THAILAND’S highest-ranked university on Wednesday confirmed that its board of directors had given conditional approval for a transgender student to wear female uniform.

Tham Luang surveyed ahead of clean-up
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

THE AUTHORITIES have started an initial survey of the Tham Luang Nang Non caves in Chiang Rai province, made famous by the headline-grabbing rescue of a team of young footballers in July.

Concerted efforts being made to fight smog, govt assures
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

ALL CONCERNED agencies have joined forces to tackle the capital’s smog problem through stricter enforcement of existing laws, while academics suggested that schools and offices be closed on days when air pollution is severe, as PM2.5 is expected to rise to harmful levels again during this weekend.

Still air, higher particulates predicted for today
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

POLLUTION is expected to get worse in Bangkok today following slight improvements in weather conditions yesterday.

Group accuses govt of insincerity over cannabis patents
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

THE CIVIL SECTOR for medical marijuana has raised doubts about the Intellectual Property Department’s (IPD) apparent reluctance to reject cannabis-related patent applications filed by two firms.

Top court deals absent ‘Kamnan Sia’, wife, jail time for land encroachment
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

THE SUPREME Court yesterday convicted the once-influential former MP “Kamnan Sia” and his wife for encroaching on state land in Kanchanaburi province.

Driving slowly in high-speed lane to soon become a punishable offence
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:46:05 GMT

MOTORISTS driving at low speed in right-hand lanes will soon be subjected to fines, thanks to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), giving a nod in principle to a draft law amending the Land Traffic Act yesterday.

Japanese father pleads for help in daughter's unsolved 2007 murder
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMT

The father of a 25-year-old Japanese tourist who was raped and murdered inside Wat Saphan Hin in 2007 has appealed to the prime minister for help in solving the case.

 Latest : Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:52:58 GMT

A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a "sex training course".

Thai artefacts returned from US
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:28:50 GMT

World-famous Tham Luang cave clean up begins
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:39:51 GMT

The search at the Tham Luang Nang Non caves in Chiang Rai Province for rescue equipment from the widely publicised football team rescue in July last year has begun.

Air pollution alert for Friday
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:15:23 GMT

Air pollution is expected to get worse in Bangkok on Friday following a slight improvement in weather conditions on Thursday.

Health chief's 2019 target: less fat, more growth in children
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:00:00 GMT

THE DEPARTMENT of Health has set new targets for 2019, following evidence that an increasing number of Thai children are reported to be overweight and too short for their age.

Smog ‘no cause for panic’
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Authorities say situation not bad enough to warrant emergency measures.

Stuff common face masks with tissue to filter tiny dust in a pinch, research finds
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

AS HIGH-quality facemasks to protect against dangerous smog are in short supply, research found that common facemasks with several levels of additional tissue papers or a folded handkerchief inside may suffice to protect Bangkok residents from small airborne dust particles.

Parties offer ideas to ease wealth gap
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Ending monopolies, increasing farmers’ income some of the strategies put forward ahead of upcoming elections.

Teachers Day: a time to reflect on vital development role of educators
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

THE NATIONAL Teachers Day has again highlighted the importance of the 400,000 people tasked with educating children to ensure a good future, and has also brought to notice problems in the education system and the dire need for adjustments.

Teach students to tell right from wrong, Prayut urges
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday called on teachers to help children learn how to protect themselves from the bad side of social media and boost their understanding of the increasingly influential new media.

Bt12m tsunami-warning buoy installed off Phuket coast
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:30:00 GMT

A tsunami-warning buoy worth Bt12 million will be installed off the coast of Phuket, to replace the one that had been broken two years ago, disaster officials said on Wednesday.

Suspect in Sunday murder spree also faces fraud charges
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:00:00 GMT

OTHER THAN facing serious charges in the highly-publicised murder spree in which he allegedly killed five members of his family on Sunday, 37-year-old Ranong resident Teerapol Pin-amorn will also be hit by fraud charges.

Travel News

Thailand comes out tops
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

For those seeking a fresh idea for their next holidays, Expedia offers a list of the rising destinations according to air travel demand between January 1 and November 1.

Kimono my house!
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Thai admirers of Japanese culture have separately recreated an authentic Japanese town and village in Chiang Mai

The world at our feet
Sat, 29 Dec 2018 01:00:00 GMT

Trips to space may well be in the future for the inveterate traveller but in the meantime there's plenty to do and see on Planet Earth

Garden ideas sprout for visitors at Chiang Mai Botanic Festival
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 10:24:51 GMT

The Botanic Festival 2019 has kicked off in Chiang Mai, with fresh garden ideas blooming at Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens.

New Year celebrations? There’s an app for that
Tue, 25 Dec 2018 09:45:00 GMT

Traveloka, a leading online travel agency recently unveiled its “Attractions & Activities” product, allowing users in Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, to book tickets to tourist attractions and activities for the first time in one single platform.

Down on the farm
Sat, 22 Dec 2018 01:00:00 GMT

There’s food, art, fun and great weather too at the annual Jim Thompson Farm Tour

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