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Tomato growers get help from Isaan university campus
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
To solve problems with the use of chemical fertilisers and insecticides in tomato plantations and low productivity through contract farming, the Rajamangala University of Technology Isaan's Sakhon Nakhon campus is encouraging the development of seedlings and building up a store of naturally nurtured seeds and a database.full story...
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Most university graduates, school leavers in Japan now finding work
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
MORE THAN 97 PER CENT OF PUPILS WHO FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL FOUND JOBS AS OF THE END OF MARCHfull story...
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University backs Rayong village for sustainable tourism
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Thammasat University has been helping a seaside community in the eastern coastal province of Rayong to establish itself as a sustainable tourism destination.full story...
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'Tiger Temple' abbot in hospital after being bitten, scratched
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE ABBOT of the "Tiger Temple" is in hospital with no visitors allowed after being bitten by one of his big cats on Saturday.full story...
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Police seeking graffiti artists who defaced court signposts
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
POLICE are viewing footage from security cameras installed at the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road to identify people responsible for graffiti painted on signposts outside the court.full story...
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Thai volunteers need to learn from other nations about art of disaster relief
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE wave of volunteer spirit has been growing in Thailand since the 2004 tsunami. Yet Thais still need to learn a lot from countries with well-established and well-connected volunteer networks.full story...
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Massive crowd sees off Luang Phor Khoon
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
TENS of thousands of people yesterday packed events relating to the procession of the body of revered monk Luang Phor Khoon Parisutho when it was taken to a local hospital for medical students to study before being cremated as per his will.full story...
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Quick Thai response praised by Nepalese
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
VICTIMS, GOVT ALSO EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO THEIR MAJESTIESfull story...
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TV star meets police and pleads ignorant to nature of UFUN affairs
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
TELEVISION personality Suphajon Klinsuwan yesterday met with police to give a statement explaining his role as an MC at a recent Bangkok event to announce the signing of contracts between UTOKEN and UDBP, both of which are associated with controversial UFUN Thailand investments currently being investigated by the police.full story...
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UN and world community must help Asean nations cope with crisis: NSC chief
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE United Nations and international community must share the burden of countries in Southeast Asia to help end boat people crisis, rather than shifting the blame to any particular countries, National Security Council secretary general Anusit Kunakorn said over the weekend.full story...
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Mass Rohingya grave uncovered in Malaysia
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Bodies of almost 100 migrants found in area close to border, where camps were 'years old.'full story...
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Mathematician John Nash killed in car crash
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematicianwhose life and struggles with schizophrenia was the subject of theOscar-winning movie A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash,US police confirmed Sunday.full story...
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Rohingya need citizenship: Kasit
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
FORMER FOREIGN minister Kasit Piromya has urged Thailand and related countries and organisations to apply lessons learned from the influx of Vietnamese migrants two decades ago to solve the Rohingya boat people crisis. Kasit said Thailand should provide temporary shelter for the Rohingya and seek the help of the Sheikhul Islam Office so they have proper living conditions.full story...
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Medal haul for Thai inventors
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THAI STUDENTS won 12 medals and special prizes at the Asian Young Inventors Exhibition 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. The haul consisted of one gold, four silver and three bronze medals as well as four special prizes.full story...
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Study finds huge difference in treatment costs
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE cost for treating five illnesses is about three times higher in private hospitals compared to prices charged by public hospitals, a study by a National Legislative Assembly (NLA) panel tasked with scrutinising hospital pricing has found. Results of the study were due to be submitted to the NLA yesterday.full story...
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'Slow City' Chiang Mai cuts speed limit to 40km/h
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
CHIANG MAI has introduced the so-called "slow city" concept in a bid to reduce the number of road fatalities - with the inner-city speed limit now 40 kilometres per hour.full story...
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Police oppose bail for KMITL case suspect
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Police yesterday brought Kittisak Matthujad, a key suspect in the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Lat Krabang (KMITL) embezzlement case, to Min Buri Court in Bangkok seeking approval for an initial 12 days in custody until June 3.full story...
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Man who attempted to rape girl, 4, nabbed
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The Provincial Police Region 7 yesterday announced the arrest of a mute man who allegedly abducted a four-year-old girl from her Myanmar parents at a hospital with the intention to rape on May 14 in Kanchanaburi's Muang district.full story...
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Cheated, stranded VN workers return home
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Forty-six Vietnamese workers were sent to their home country yesterday morning, after they were reportedly lured by a Japanese employer to work at an unnamed factory in Pathum Thani's Lat Lum Kaew district without pay and then left stranded at a local apartment since March 19.full story...
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Many countries interested in THEOS 2 satellite: govt
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The recent approval by the Cabinet to send up a second Thailand Earth Observation System (THEOS) satellite into orbit was a key strategy for the Thailand's development and many countries have expressed interest to invest in the project, deputy government spokesman Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd said yesterday.full story...
 
Headline ImageMass Rohingya grave uncovered in Malaysia
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Bodies of almost 100 migrants found in area close to border, where camps were 'years old.'full story...
Headline Image'Much needs to be done before referendum is held on charter'
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Politicians, academics say public forums should be conductedfull story...
Headline ImageMost satisfied with junta : Suan Dusit poll
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
MOST people are satisfied with the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) for diffusing the country's conflicts and restoring peace and order, according to Suan Dusit poll results released yesterday.full story...
Headline ImagePolice seeking graffiti artists who defaced court signposts
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
POLICE are viewing footage from security cameras installed at the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road to identify people responsible for graffiti painted on signposts outside the court.full story...
Headline ImageMassive crowd sees off Luang Phor Khoon
Sun, 24 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
TENS of thousands of people yesterday packed events relating to the procession of the body of revered monk Luang Phor Khoon Parisutho when it was taken to a local hospital for medical students to study before being cremated as per his will.full story...
Headline Image'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in car crash
Sun, 24 May 2015 16:54:00 GMT
New York (dpa) - John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life and struggles with schizophrenia was the subject of the Oscar-winning movie A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash, US police confirmed Sunday.full story...
Headline ImageHome Ministry confirms discovery of mass grave in Padang Besa
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:55:00 GMT
KAJANG: The Home Ministry has confirmed the shocking unearthing of a mass grave near 17 human trafficking detention camps in Padang Besar.full story...
Headline ImageAfter ordeal at sea, Rohingya toddler dies in Indonesia
Sun, 24 May 2015 06:57:00 GMT
LANGSA, Indonesia, May 24, 2015 (AFP) - Beneath the swaying banana trees, there is nothing but a few plants to mark the resting place of three-year-old Shahira Bibi and the horror of the final weeks of her short life, at sea on a migrant boat.full story...
Headline ImageIndonesia begins search for migrant boats
Sun, 24 May 2015 06:54:00 GMT
JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia has begun search and rescue operations for stranded migrant boats carrying Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, an official said Sunday, after it dropped a hardline policy of refusing them sanctuary.full story...
Headline ImageOpen-sky policy must continue, say airlines
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Warn move will tarnish image of country; call for long-term plansfull story...
Headline ImageNLA passes first inheritance tax
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Assembly backs levy 145-5 after threshold raised to Bt100m, minimum rate dropped to 5%, as sommai lauds bid to decrease inequalityfull story...
Headline ImageViews from both sides of the divide on the military seizure of power
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
ONE year after the coup, four high-profile individuals share their views on how they view the process to transform society under the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). The following are excerpts from interviews:full story...
Headline ImageHRW calls for pressure on the junta
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
HUMAN Rights Watch yesterday called on the foreign community to continue to pressure the Thai government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha to return democracy to the Kingdom.full story...
Headline ImageSuspect in KMITL case nabbed
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Man wanted in institute's embezzlement case arrested at Suvarnabhumi airportfull story...
Headline ImageIn celebration of Chitralada
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT
The palace complex school marks 60 years with classical performancesfull story...
Headline ImagePrayut and junta still want 'happiness for people'
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:12:00 GMT
ON THE FIRST anniversary of the coup that he led as the Army chief, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Friday said the coup-makers were still determined to "return happiness to the people in the nation".full story...
Headline ImageUS envoy urges Myanmar Rohingya 'citizenship' to end exodus
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:44:00 GMT
YANGON (AFP) - A senior US diplomat called on Myanmar Friday to grant its persecuted Rohingya minority citizenship rights as a way to help reduce the current exodus of migrants across the Bay of Bengal.full story...
Headline ImageEnergy Ministry insists on LPG excise increase
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:20:00 GMT
The plan to increase LPG excise in the transport sector will continue, said Energy Minister, shrugging off objections from auto gas operators and consumers.full story...
Headline ImageMyanmar's Rohingya parents anxious for news of missing children
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:56:00 GMT
SITTWE, Myanmar (AFP) - A generation of young Rohingya Muslims are disappearing on boats to escape persecution and despair in Myanmar, leaving frantic parents behind clutching on to little more than photographs and fading hope that their children are safe.full story...
Headline ImageMyanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat: official
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:23:00 GMT
SITTWE, Myanmar (AFP) - Myanmar's navy Friday said it had carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat after mounting international pressure, as the UN warned the impending monsoon rains imperil thousands still stranded at sea.full story...
 
 
 
 
 
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