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Two Koreans still missing after boat crash
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
TWO SOUTH KOREANS were still missing yesterday after the speedboat they were riding in crashed into a fishing trawler off Phi Phi Island on Sunday.full story...
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Govt databases and IT to be standardised, integrated
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY and various government database units will be standardised and integrated to ensure greater efficiency and accuracy under a national junta-initiated reform, a Bangkok seminar kicking off the effort was told yesterday.full story...
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Bike lane created in Nakhon Si Thammarat
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The first ever bike lane dedicated solely to serve cyclists is open for use in Nakhon Si Thammarat and others will be created in another 10 provinces.full story...
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Owners agree to tear down Baan Pha Ngam
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Owners of the famous Baan Pha Ngam resort will demolish its buildings themselves, which the authorities say must be done within 90 days.full story...
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'Pattani school arsonists caught'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Suspects have confessed to six fires and repented, deputy pm Prawit saysfull story...
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Suspects tell rights commission they were beaten
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
But police say three examinations found no sign that myanmar men were assaultedfull story...
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More than 10,000 digital TV vouchers to be redeemed
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
More than 10,000 digital-TV vouchers were expected to be used for a purchase on their first day of redemption, with a Bt690 set-top box set, including an antenna and cables, the apparent favourite choice.full story...
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Government mulls 'nano-financing' to ease debt problems with loan sharks
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Finance Ministry will propose a "nano-finance" concept to help non-bank lenders extend money to grass-roots people, or those who don't have access to capital. "Nano" means "extremely small".full story...
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Bangkok Uni Creative Fest next month
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
To highlight the importance of creativity in the world's job markets, Bangkok University has invited everyone to attend the BU Creative Fest 2014 under the theme "Creativity Makes You Shine" from November 6 to 8.full story...
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New internships boost skills, job prospects
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
LONGER internship periods for vocational students with industrial businesses will boost student skills and provide skilled labour for an expanding market in the Asean Economic Community.full story...
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Few takers for research grants, OCSC concedes
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Expo next month will encourage students to explore offers to study abroadfull story...
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Kasetsart to work on underwater robotic technology with PTTEP
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thailand will have, by 2017, its own underwater robotic technology that will be used in undersea operations such as oil-pipeline maintenance and oil-spill detection, it has been announced.full story...
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Foundation offers Bt60 million to help make Thailand's roads safer
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Safer Roads Foundation (SRF) has earmarked more than Bt60 million on efforts to reduce road deaths in Thailand, where more than 14,000 locals and foreigners are either killed or fatally injured in road accidents on average every year.full story...
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Four laws 'will help reduce inequality'
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
NLA's Wuttisarn says laws on community land titles, land tax and Land Bank would help poorfull story...
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Police hunt for Thai woman over missing Japanese husband
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Police have continued to search for a 47-year-old Thai woman who disappeared after being released on bail for theft on Friday as part of an investigation into the whereabouts of her elderly Japanese husband.full story...
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Half a tonne of marijuana powder seized in Udon
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A combined security team seized over half a tonne of powdered marijuana in Udon Thani's Ban Dung district, it was announced yesterday.full story...
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Coordinated effort in deep South to tackle militancy
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Efforts to tackle insurgency in the South are now well-coordinated thanks to the solidarity of state agencies at governmental and local levels under the Prayut Chan-o-cha administration, said Panu Uthairat, the secretary-general of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC).full story...
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Rice farmers get subsidy
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Rice farmers nationwide will today receive the government subsidy of Bt1,000 per rai - up to 15 rai - per household.full story...
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Well-wishing runner reaches Ang Thong
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The 63-year-old Phare man, who left his home province on foot on October 12 en route to Bangkok in an endurance show of support to wish His Majesty the King a quick recovery, arrived in Ang Thong yesterday morning.full story...
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Family begins demolition of Baan Pa Ngam resort in Thap Lan National Park
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
After a decade-long legal battle, owners of the 125-rai Baan Pa Ngam mountain lodge in Prachin Buri's Na Di district, which was deemed to be illegally built in Thap Lan National Park, held a "farewell" press conference yesterday - before starting to demolish the premises.full story...
 
Headline ImageSuspects tell rights commission they were beaten
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
But police say three examinations found no sign that myanmar men were assaultedfull story...
Headline ImageYingluck off to see big brother Thaksin in Japan
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Former PM Yingluck Shinawatra is planning to meet her brother Thaksin in Japan during a three-day visit there.full story...
Headline ImageCabinet members not keen to work on new charter
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Yutthawong said yesterday it was likely the Cabinet would pick "outsiders" as members of the charter drafting committee.full story...
Headline ImageNCPO urged to go ahead with Somsak, Nikom cases
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Experts say NLA empowered by interim charter to follow up on impeachmentfull story...
Headline ImageThai FA to review police report
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The disciplinary panel of the Football Association of Thailand yesterday decided to defer its decision on the hooliganism that marred Muangthong United's home league match against Singhtarua at the weekend.full story...
Headline ImageYingluck off to see Thaksin in Japan
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:41:00 GMT
Former PM Yingluck Shinawatra is planning to meet her brother Thaksin in Japan during a three-day visit there.full story...
Headline ImageCourt finds against Suthep in DSI case
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:39:00 GMT
The Criminal Court Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by Phra Suthep Thaugsuban against Department of Special Investigation ex-chief Tarit Pengdith over the latter's legal action against him for leading political rallies to overthrow the Yingluck government.full story...
Headline ImageCabinet members not keen to work on charter
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:12:00 GMT
Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Yutthawong said Monday it was likely the Cabinet would pick "outsiders" as members of the charter drafting committee.full story...
Headline ImageSearch continues off Phuket for speedboat crash victims
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:37:00 GMT
The search resumed on Monday for two South Korean tourists who were still missing after their speedboat crashed into a fishing vessel yesterday afternoon.full story...
Headline ImageComet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:46:00 GMT
A comet the size of a small mountain and about as solid as a pile of talcum powder whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.full story...
Headline ImageThaksin gained most from coup, Chalerm claims
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra is the winner of the military coup and Pheu Thai Party will end up winning the next general election, former deputy PM Chalerm Yoobamrung has told party colleagues close to him.full story...
Headline Image'More women lawmakers needed'
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
NRC member Rosana Tositrakul says quota needed for next Parliamentfull story...
Headline ImageImpeachment cases to be decided next month
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is likely to decide on the impeachment of former Parliament president and his then-deputy some time next month, NLA vice president Peerasak Porjit said yesterday.full story...
Headline ImagePornanong in contention again
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thai golfer a stroke behind co-leaders Baek, Bae in S Koreafull story...
Headline ImageOur home, our heritage
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A new smart phone application explores the rich history of Thailand-European architecturefull story...
Headline ImageThailand agrees to British police help over murders
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:40:00 GMT
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has agreed to allow British police to help with the investigation into the murder of two young Britons on the holiday island of Koh Tao, diplomatic sources said Friday.full story...
Headline ImageDivided NLA postpones impeachment
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Delay raises suspicion NCPO may want to avoid renewed conflictfull story...
Headline ImageHM's condition improves
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
His Majesty's "nutritional" condition has improved and he no longer requires intravenous feeding, a statement from the Royal Household Bureau said.full story...
Headline ImageWomen caught in fake marriage registration scam
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Hundreds of false marriages between Thai women and foreign men were registered by a corrupt official in Khon Kaen province between 2011 and 2013, it was revealed yesterday.full story...
Headline ImageForeign investigators barred from Thailand: police chief
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Koh Tao case with prosecutors now; UK asked to launch independent probefull story...
 
 
 
 
 
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