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Amid COVID-19, plane cafes launched in Thailand

14 Sep 2020

Amid COVID-19, plane cafes launched in Thailand

The novel coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly a million worldwide, has brought several aspects of the 'routine life' to a halt, including commercial air travel.

World's biggest trade pact on track, despite India's concerns

04 Nov 2019

World's biggest trade pact on track, despite India's concerns

The talks to set up the world's largest trade bloc is on track, Thailand said on Monday.

'Swasdee PM Modi': PM Modi addresses Indian community in Bangkok

02 Nov 2019

'Swasdee PM Modi': PM Modi addresses Indian community in Bangkok

A short while ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok for an event titled 'Sawasdee PM Modi', where he addressed the Indian diaspora.

Love street food? Head to these five cities

10 Sep 2019

Love street food? Head to these five cities

There's no better feeling than standing by a narrow lane, jam-packed with people and vehicles (with that unending honking), and savoring some of the best foods that the world has to offer.

Five hidden gems of Bangkok you need to visit

04 Aug 2019

Five hidden gems of Bangkok you need to visit

With over 20 million annual visitors, the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok was rated as the world's most popular destination among travelers in 2018.

When IAF-plane went missing, pilot's wife was on air-traffic duty

06 Jun 2019

When IAF-plane went missing, pilot's wife was on air-traffic duty

On Monday afternoon, IAF's AN-32 plane went missing, and more than three days later, there is still no sign of the aircraft.

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

13 Feb 2019

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

On Tuesday, Singapore-based online fashion retail site Zilingo Pte raised $226mn to fund its expansion to Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Bangkok residents coughing blood due to smog. Is Delhi next?

03 Feb 2019

Bangkok residents coughing blood due to smog. Is Delhi next?

In what will come as a warning to Delhiites, air pollution in Thailand is reportedly in its worst state as it is causing people to cough up blood.

Leopard cub seized from passenger's luggage at Chennai airport

02 Feb 2019

Leopard cub seized from passenger's luggage at Chennai airport

In a bizarre news, a leopard cub has been recovered from the luggage of a passenger who arrived from Thailand at Chennai International Airport on Saturday.

Saudi teen escapes family, trapped in Bangkok airport, seeks help

07 Jan 2019

Saudi teen escapes family, trapped in Bangkok airport, seeks help

An 18-year-old Saudi Arabia teen has sought help from people across the globe and human rights organizations to prevent her deportation to Kuwait, as she fears for her life.

Bangkok: Vegetarian restaurant chef kills customer, serves him to others

01 Nov 2018

Bangkok: Vegetarian restaurant chef kills customer, serves him to others

Diners at a vegetarian restaurant in Bangkok were rather peeved and disgusted when they found minced meat in their noodles, but what awaited them was far worse.

Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres

31 Oct 2018

Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres

On the occasion of 'World Cities Day', celebrated annually on October 31, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that about 1.4mn people move to cities every week around the world and warned such rapid urbanization can contribute to increased risks from natural and human-made disasters.

Co-passenger molested woman on Bangkok-Mumbai flight

24 Oct 2018

Co-passenger molested woman on Bangkok-Mumbai flight

A 31-year-old passenger on a Mumbai bound flight coming from Bangkok was arrested, on Tuesday, by the Sahar police for allegedly molesting a 29-year-old woman advocate mid-air.

Indian tourist killed, 2 injured in shootout in Thailand

08 Oct 2018

Indian tourist killed, 2 injured in shootout in Thailand

A 42-year-old Indian tourist was killed and two others seriously injured in a shootout between two rival gangs in Bangkok, Thai Police said.

#TravelBytes: IRCTC offers 9 nights/10 days 'Best of Asia' package

20 Sep 2018

#TravelBytes: IRCTC offers 9 nights/10 days 'Best of Asia' package

If you are a planner, here's some news for you.

Asiad Gold medalist, Hakam Singh Bhattal, battling serious ailments

29 Jul 2018

Asiad Gold medalist, Hakam Singh Bhattal, battling serious ailments

Former Indian athlete, Hakam Singh Bhattal, who had won gold medal at the 1978 Asian Games, is battling for his life.

Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

05 Jul 2018

Transwoman wins gender-identity battle against Airports Authority of India

A transwoman won probably the biggest battle of her life after Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, directed her employer Airports Authority of India (AAI) to make the requested changes in her name and gender in the service record.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui dedicates his IIFA award to 'Mom' co-star Sridevi

25 Jun 2018

Nawazuddin Siddiqui dedicates his IIFA award to 'Mom' co-star Sridevi

In a heartfelt gesture, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has dedicated his win at IIFA 2018 to late Bollywood legend Sridevi.

IIFA 2018: Sridevi awarded best actress; complete list of winners

25 Jun 2018

IIFA 2018: Sridevi awarded best actress; complete list of winners

At Bangkok, celebrities gathered for one of the biggest events on Bollywood calendar- the IIFA awards, on Sunday.

IIFA 2018: Rekha to return to stage after 21 years

23 Jun 2018

IIFA 2018: Rekha to return to stage after 21 years

This year's International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) just got bigger and better. The latest update, that has come in all the way from Bangkok, is that evergreen Rekha will be setting the stage on fire with her dazzling moves.

Arjun Kapoor falls ill, hopes to recover before IIFA performance

21 Jun 2018

Arjun Kapoor falls ill, hopes to recover before IIFA performance

Arjun Kapoor is ill and the actor hopes to recover in time for his performance at International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) this weekend.

IIFA 2018: Rekha to perform on stage after 20 years

13 Jun 2018

IIFA 2018: Rekha to perform on stage after 20 years

Veteran star Rekha is all set to perform on stage after 20 years at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event.

IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award-2018 to be awarded to Anupam Kher

07 Jun 2018

IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award-2018 to be awarded to Anupam Kher

Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement honor at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Bangkok.

BWF now wants to change badminton's scoring system

17 Feb 2018

BWF now wants to change badminton's scoring system

It has not been long since the Badminton World Federation introduced the World Tour calendar. It then brought the change in 'Service Law' (to be implemented from March) and now the body is mulling a change in the scoring system.

Forget skin lightening, penis whitening is the new fad

05 Jan 2018

Forget skin lightening, penis whitening is the new fad

With a Bangkok hospital providing penis lightening services, obsession for fair skin has assumed unprecedented craze in Thailand.

McDonald's serves 'cockroach legs' in coffee; apologizes later

20 Oct 2017

McDonald's serves 'cockroach legs' in coffee; apologizes later

A man was served coffee with "cockroach legs" floating in it at a McDonald's outlet in Bangkok on Monday. He complained and requested for another coffee only to find more "cockroach legs" in it.

"Smart vests" to turn Bangkok's dogs into mobile surveillance units

04 Sep 2017

"Smart vests" to turn Bangkok's dogs into mobile surveillance units

A Thai advertising agency has, in theory, come up with a way to turn Bangkok's street dogs into guardians of city.

Police say Bangkok hospital blast caused by bomb

22 May 2017

Police say Bangkok hospital blast caused by bomb

Police have stated that a blast which took place today at the King Mongkut Hospital was caused by a bomb.