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Thai teen in India may have died from gas leak
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:40:00 +0700

An autopsy on a 15-year-old Thai student who was found dead at a hotel in India's West Bengal early last month confirmed he died from a lack of oxygen to the brain, possibly as a result of a gas leak.

MoU for PromptPay security
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:15:00 +0700

Telecommunications and banker associations will next month start joining forces for the handling of electronic money transfers and mobile banking services, as they prepare for security risk management control.

Inspiring lessons from Silicon Valley
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:14:00 +0700

Early last month, I had an opportunity to go back to university for the first time since my graduation years ago.

Nok Air seeks B1.5bn capital injection
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:30:00 +0700

Nok Air has received shareholder approval to raise 1.5 billion baht in fresh capital to support its revival efforts.

Role for DSI seen in teen sex case
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:45:00 +0700

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is being urged to step in and probe a policeman involved in allegedly peddling a girl in Mae Hong Son to work as a prostitute and the state officials and politicians who patronised the service.

CSD hunts for former boss of savings co-op
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:30:00 +0700

The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) is searching for a former chairman of a savings cooperative accused of cheating members out of 1.4 billion baht in a lottery investment scam.

Is this a useless peace dialogue process?
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:40:00 +0700

An April 10 statement of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), or the National Revolutionary Front, has disparaged both the ongoing peace dialogue between the Thai government and insurgent groups in the deep south of Thailand and all parties involved.

Leaders reject govt proposal to limit terms
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:35:00 +0700

Clad in official khaki uniforms, a group of kamnan and phuyai ban, local leaders at the subdistrict and village levels respectively, recently made their presence felt in Bangkok as they gathered to call for the National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) to rethink its proposal to limit their terms in office.

City Hall on back foot in clean-up drive
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:30:00 +0700

A heavy backlash from the public and food vendors has forced City Hall to come out and explain its planned "regulation" of street food in the capital.

DSI gears up to freeze new Tarit asset list
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:30:00 +0700

The anti-graft agency is gearing up to freeze almost 100 million baht from former Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdith in a fresh probe into his alleged ill-gotten assets.

Travel News

City Hall on back foot in clean-up drive
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:30:00 +0700

A heavy backlash from the public and food vendors has forced City Hall to come out and explain its planned "regulation" of street food in the capital.

Malaysian Buddhists attend annual ordination in South
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:29:00 +0700

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: About 1,000 Buddhist Malaysians visited this southern province on Saturday to take part in an annual ordination and other ceremonies, part of a tradition that began a century ago.

TAT to host street food festival
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will host Bangkok Street Food Festival in June to give local roadside cuisine greater exposure to international tourists.

Terrorism fears 'unfounded'
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Thai authorities have brushed aside terrorism fears after Russia's federal agency on tourism told travellers coming to Thailand to exercise great care.

In a world of ice
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0700

As the temperature is rising in the Land of Smiles, it is a good idea for vacationers to flee the hot weather to cool places. Today, anyone can experience a chilly winter in Pattaya -- in an ice dome where the mercury drops to -10C. What is unique about the Frost Magical Ice of Siam is the presentation of ice sculptures inside the dome and white sand sculptures outdoors under a fairy-tale theme.

Charming Chumphon
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0700

When thinking about beaches in Thailand, Pattaya and Hua Hin are two big names popping up first in the heads of holidaymakers, for sure. Those with more of a budget and a longer holiday may dream of Surat Thani, Phuket or beyond.

Friendly Thailand
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Thailand has been ranked fifth among the "Top 10 Friendliest Destinations For Families Living Abroad", according to the annual Expat Insider survey conducted by InterNations, the website of expatriate networks that has 2.6 million members in 390 cities.

Riding the ghost town
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Like every year, the recent Songkran holidays saw a quiet Bangkok. With a large part of the capital's population having left for their hometowns, most shops and restaurants outside of shopping malls were closed. Roads were not congested, sometimes even traffic free. It's a great time for cyclists to enjoy a fun ride in the city.

Greatest late night snacks from around the world
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:32:00 +0700

Right after City Hall announced the end of street food, the Bloomberg list of Greatest Night Snacks around the world was released, this time without Bangkok. Here is the Bloomberg story.

MRTA gears up to sign monorail deals
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0700

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) aims to sign construction contracts early next month for the two key electric rail lines that will carry people from surrounding provinces to the capital.

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