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Productive role envisaged for inmates as labourers
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Move aims to tackle human trafficking and also overcrowding in prisonsfull story...
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Another dolphin found dead; villagers point finger at hunters
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Another dead pink dolphin was found washed up on a beach in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Pak Phanang district yesterday. While coastal villagers revealed that a hunting group from outside had used pair trawls to hunt dolphins in the area, as the fish could yield up to Bt100,000 if sold to an aquarium.full story...
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Wage hike for some, job loss for many others
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Pirach Chaunlakhon, 37, who had been contracted to work for a tambon administrative organisation in Udon Thani's Kumphawapi district for more than two years, suddenly found himself without a job earlier this month. Two of his colleagues also ended up facing the same fate.full story...
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Wheelchair man on long journey to pray for King
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A wheelchair-bound Thai man continued his journey from Angthong towards Ayutthaya province yesterday, hoping to reach Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital to wish His Majesty the King longevity and good health ahead of the monarch's birthday on December 5.full story...
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Transferred police officer's death caused by fall
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The sudden death on November 20 of Crime Suppression Division's Sub-Division 1 former chief, Pol Colonel Akkharawut Limrat who was recently transferred to work at the Royal Thai Police Operations Centre, resulted from shattered spine and damaged rib cage following his fall from a high place, according to his death certificate.full story...
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Residents to approach PM over archaeological site
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Residents near the Ban Dong Lakhon archaeological site in Nakhon Nayok's Muang district yesterday said they would file a complaint to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha for assistance after some 46 villagers were affected by the Fine Arts Department's archaeological site territory expansion without being given any compensation.full story...
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Downtown creative space coming for Bangkok teens
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Culture Ministry will arrange a space in downtown Bangkok so teenagers can express themselves creatively in a way that is similar to Tokyo's Harajuku area.full story...
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Cop arrested in kidnapping case
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A police senior sergeant major has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Chinese-Cambodia businessman Chen Ji in downtown Bangkok on November 11.full story...
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Regional cooperation urged in geo-informatics
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Asean countries should team up and share information gathered from satellite imagery for better and more efficient development in the field of information science infrastructure, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) board said recently.full story...
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Petition to claim rights violated over Salween dams
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
In letter to NHRC, Myanmar army to be accused of abuses at Egat-backed sitesfull story...
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Many areas in the South hit by severe flooding
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Several provinces in the South were hit by severe flooding yesterday, affecting the lives of many locals and ravaging vast areas of farmland.full story...
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Media in the firing line of social media
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The media, particularly the news media, has again been the talk of the town over the past few weeks.full story...
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Police on a manhunt for 'dangerous' drug dealer
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The authorities have extended their hunt for a much-wanted drug dealer along the Thai-Myanmar border, where he has reportedly been hiding under the protection of armed minority groups. The man is armed and deemed to be dangerous.full story...
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Copter wreckage removed for tests
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The wreckage of an Army UH-1 helicopter was removed from its crash site in Phayao province yesterday and taken to the Army's Aviation Centre in Lop Buri province for examination to determine the cause of the Tuesday incident in which all nine people on board were killed.full story...
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Thai students close to bottom of 14-country IT skills ranking
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The information-technology skills of Thai eighth-graders are near the bottom of a new list ranking 14 countries.full story...
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Riverside temples touted for World Heritage status
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
In a bid to rebrand Thailand's tourism sector, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangul has decided to propose some temples along the Chao Phraya River to Unesco's World Heritage Committee and promote its World Heritage river cruise plan.full story...
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Flood, landslide warnings for four provinces in the South
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The National Disaster Warning Centre yesterday issued a flooding and landslide warning to four southern provinces - Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang and Satun - for yesterday and today.full story...
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'Give migrant workers full benefits'
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
EFFORTS to improve labour laws for migrant workers must pave way for them to enjoy the full benefits of social security schemes like Thais, a seminar was told yesterday.full story...
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Bt1 bn deals 'tied to futsal scandal'
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
AMLO probe found links to well-known families; guilty could face long jail termsfull story...
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Amlo to seize assets of encroachers
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has promised to seize the assets of all businesses found to be encroaching on forest reserves and public land.full story...
 
Headline ImagePM's patting of a reporter just a friendly gesture, junta clarifies
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A video showing Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha petting a kneeling reporter during a chat with a group of journalists last week has gone viral.full story...
Headline ImagePheu Thai, UDD boycott 'won't hurt charter'
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A key National Reform Council member yesterday dismissed concerns that the charter drafting process would be disrupted if political bodies associated with the Thaksin Shinawatra camp boycotted the process.full story...
Headline ImageProductive role envisaged for inmates as labourers
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Move aims to tackle human trafficking and also overcrowding in prisonsfull story...
Headline ImageAnother dolphin found dead; villagers point finger at hunters
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Another dead pink dolphin was found washed up on a beach in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Pak Phanang district yesterday. While coastal villagers revealed that a hunting group from outside had used pair trawls to hunt dolphins in the area, as the fish could yield up to Bt100,000 if sold to an aquarium.full story...
Headline ImageWage hike for some, job loss for many others
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Pirach Chaunlakhon, 37, who had been contracted to work for a tambon administrative organisation in Udon Thani's Kumphawapi district for more than two years, suddenly found himself without a job earlier this month. Two of his colleagues also ended up facing the same fate.full story...
Headline ImageI'm not a dictator, says angry Prayut
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Warns that 'unfounded antagonism towards the government' will destabilise countryfull story...
Headline ImageJunta flayed over crackdown on rebellious 'Hunger Games' salute
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thai expats, international media join UN in condemning govt for violating rightsfull story...
Headline ImageRiverside temples touted for World Heritage status
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
In a bid to rebrand Thailand's tourism sector, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangul has decided to propose some temples along the Chao Phraya River to Unesco's World Heritage Committee and promote its World Heritage river cruise plan.full story...
Headline ImageThai students close to bottom of 14-country IT skills ranking
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The information-technology skills of Thai eighth-graders are near the bottom of a new list ranking 14 countries.full story...
Headline ImageLife's a beach for hosts as Thailand cruise towards Games title in Phuket
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Hosts Thailand hit new heights yesterday, surpassing the 40-gold target set by Thai chef-de-mission Thana Chaiprasit as they closed in on the crown as overall champions at the 4th Asian Beach Games.full story...
Headline ImageYingluck's lawyer submits new documents
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:31:00 GMT
The lawyer of Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday submitted additional documents to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA)'s chief, saying the documents would show the former premier's efforts in fully preventing corruption during the rice-pledging scheme.full story...
Headline ImageThailand eyes becoming regional trade centre
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:27:00 GMT
The government is amending laws to convince foreign businesses to set up their regional headquarters here, Deputy Prime Minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula said on Friday.full story...
Headline ImagePrayut brushes off 'Hunger Games' salutes
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:54:00 GMT
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Friday he was unfazed by people using a three-fingered protest salute inspired by the blockbuster Hollywood franchise "The Hunger Games" to express opposition to the country's junta.full story...
Headline ImageNearly 1,000 killed during Ukraine ceasefire: UN
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:41:00 GMT
KIEV (AFP) - Almost 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since a truce came into effect in September, an average of 13 people a day, the United Nations said Thursday, as the conflict in the east drags on.full story...
Headline ImagePrayut also unhappy about martial law
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
But NCPO chief says strict security law is unfortunately still necessaryfull story...
Headline ImageKosit warns populist policies must be implemented with care
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:46:00 GMT
The government's economic stimulation efforts through monetary and fiscal policies would not work if it continues to implement populist policies in a way that prevent household debt from falling.full story...
Headline ImageDrafting of new charter to begin in New Year
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:14:00 GMT
Drafting of the new charter could start after the New Year holidays, drafting committee chairman Bowornsak Uwanno said on Thursday.full story...
Headline ImagePM not happy with martial law
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:51:00 GMT
Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha on Thursday admitted that he is unhappy that Thailand is still under the martial law.full story...
Headline ImageAncient horse shoes found in national park cave to be examined
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:20:00 GMT
Officials have moved more than 300 horse shoes found in a cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to the park's headquarters pending an examination by archaeologists to identify their age.full story...
Headline ImagePM faces anti-coup gesture in his first Northeast visit
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:07:00 GMT
Five law students sneak past security in khon kaen to oppose power seizurefull story...
 
 
 
 
 
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