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04 Oct 2018


Thailand: Maya Bay, made famous in 'The Beach', shut indefinitely

The glittering Thai bay immortalized in the movie 'The Beach' will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said yesterday, as a temporary ban on visitors expired.

31 Aug 2018


BIMSTEC Summit: PM Modi holds 'productive talks' with Thai counterpart

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held "productive talks" with his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-Ocha during which the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties, including ways to strengthen cooperation between India and Thailand.

18 Aug 2018

Mother's Day

Why this Thailand dad dressed up like a woman!

Since 1976, Thailand has been celebrating Mother's Day on August 12, honoring Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday, the Mother of all Thai people.

10 Aug 2018

United Nations (UN)

#ThaiCaveRescue: 'Stateless' boys, coach granted Thai citizenship; UN hails move

The decision of the Thailand Government to grant citizenship to three of the boys recently rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave, along with their football coach, has been welcomed by United Nations refugee agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

24 Jul 2018


Thai cave: Nine Australian rescuers get bravery awards

Nine Australians involved in the rescue of Thai youth soccer team, 'Wild Boars', from the treacherous Tham Luang cave have been awarded medals for bravery in their home country.

18 Jul 2018

Elon Musk

Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for 'pedo' slur

Elon Musk has apologized to British caver Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from Tham Luang cave in Thailand, after calling him a "pedo" on Twitter.

15 Jul 2018


Thai cave rescuer: Elon Musk's submarine was a 'PR stunt'

Confirming what many suspected, British national and veteran cave diver Vern Unsworth, who is credited with kick-starting the rescue of the youth soccer team trapped in Thailand's Tham Luang cave, has called Elon Musk's attempts to aid the rescue a publicity stunt.

15 Jul 2018

Russia News

Despite invitation, Thai cave-boys can't watch FIFA World Cup final

An official of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, where the twelve Thailand boys and their soccer coach are recuperating, said the team won't be able to watch the World Cup Final today.

12 Jul 2018


Thailand: Tham Luang cave rescue site to become a museum

The cave in Northern Thailand where a young Thai football team was trapped for over two weeks is set to become a museum.

12 Jul 2018

Rescue Operation

36 hours after Thai cave rescue: Movies, museums and cheer!

Much has happened in the 36 hours since the 13 boys trapped inside a Thai cave were safely rescued.

10 Jul 2018


17 days later, all Thai boys out of the cave

Bringing cheer to everyone watching, rescuers fighting to get out 12 minor boys and their football coach trapped in a Thailand cave have successfully extracted all of them on the third day.

10 Jul 2018


Thai-cave: 25-year-old coach, who helped boys survive, is a hero

Ekkapol Chantawong is just 25 and the only adult to be stuck with 12 schoolboys trapped inside a dreadful Thailand cave. The rescue operations are now in their final stages.

10 Jul 2018

Rescue Operation

Thai cave: Rescued boys in good mental state, say officials

The first eight boys rescued from a Thai cave are in good mental and physical health and are asking for chocolate, officials said today, although two were on antibiotics after being tested for pneumonia.

10 Jul 2018


Thai cave: Elon Musk visits Thailand with prototype mini-sub

After promising help from SpaceX/Boring Company engineers for rescuing members of the youth soccer team trapped in Thailand's Tham Luang cave, it seems Elon Musk has kept his word.

08 Jul 2018

Rescue Operation

Thai cave: Four boys rescued so far, rescue operations ongoing

Finally, four members of the youth football team, who have been trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand for two weeks, have been rescued.

08 Jul 2018


Musk working on kid-size submarine for Thai cave rescue mission

Last month, a team of 12 young soccer players and its coach went missing in the flooded Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand, and recently, Elon Musk offered to help rescue the trapped players.

08 Jul 2018


Mission to rescue football-team trapped inside flooded Thai cave underway

Rescue efforts have begun for 12 boys and their football coach who've been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for over two weeks, the head of the mission said.

07 Jul 2018


Thai cave: Football coach apologizes to trapped boys' parents

The 25-year-old coach of a youth football team trapped for two weeks in a Thai cave has offered his "apologies to the parents" of the boys in a note released by the Thai Navy today.

07 Jul 2018


Elon Musk sending SpaceX/Boring Company engineers for Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk has offered to help rescue the football team which is currently trapped in a Thailand cave.

05 Jul 2018

Rescue Operation

Thai cave rescue: Authorities, Navy SEALs installing Internet-cable, reducing water-level

Thai authorities are working with Navy SEALs to run an Internet cable into a flooded cave in northern Thailand where 12 young soccer players and their coach are trapped.

25 May 2018


Thailand: Senior monks arrested from temples to 'clean' Buddhism

Over 100 officials of Thai police raided four Buddhist temples on Thursday and arrested senior monks for alleged embezzlement.

28 Mar 2018

Steve Jobs

China: Indian chef's eatery wins best Asian restaurant award

A popular Indian cuisine eatery in Thailand has created history by winning Asia's best restaurant award for the fourth consecutive year at a ceremony in China's Macau city.

24 Mar 2018

Manu Bhaker

Manu Bhaker wins 10m Air-Pistol gold at Junior World Cup

Indian shooting sensation Manu Bhaker continued her terrific run of form, claiming the gold medal after prevailing over Thailand's Kanyakorn Hirunphoem in a thrilling final of the women's 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney on Saturday.

12 Mar 2018


Huawei Y9 gets four cameras, Android Oreo; Launched in Thailand

Huawei has launched its Y9 smartphone in Thailand. This new smartphone features four cameras while retaining some internals from the previously launched Mate 10 Lite and Honor 9i.

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.

China gets $5.5 billion bullet train project nod from Thailand

According to reports, Thailand has greenlit China's first international order of bullet train technology by agreeing to a US$5.5 billion worth high-speed railway project, which will connect Bangkok, Thailand's capital city, with Southern China.

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.

04 Sep 2017


Samsung launches Galaxy J7 plus with dual camera, Bixby

Recently Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus has been launched in Thailand. It's the second phone by the South Korean giant, after Galaxy Note 8, which comes with a dual-camera setup.

25 Aug 2017


Reports: Ex-Thai PM Yingluck flees country ahead of corruption verdict

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled the country ahead of a court verdict in a corruption scandal, the BBC has reported citing sources close to her party.

15 Jun 2017


Neeru Chadha first Indian woman in UN's ITLOS

International law expert Neeru Chadha has become the first Indian woman to be elected as judge to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for 2017-2026.

11 Jun 2017

Social Media

Thailand: 35 years prison sentence for 10 anti-monarchy pictures

A man in Thailand has been sentenced by its government to 35 years in prison. His crime was uploading 10 pictures, videos and comments which authorities felt was critical of Thailand's monarchy on social media.

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.

12 May 2017


Facebook faces flak for content critical of Thailand monarchy

In Thailand, there is no room for dissent under the lese-majeste law.

03 Mar 2017

Maha Vajiralongkorn

Thai king's adviser sacked for corruption

A senior adviser to the Thai king, Jumpol Manmai, a former deputy police commissioner and palace Grand Chamberlain has been sacked over charges of corruption.

24 Dec 2016


Grains for Brains: Thai university accepts rice as tuition fees

A private university in Thailand started accepting rice as tuition fees as the country reels under a "grain glut" hurting farm income.

13 Dec 2016

Queen Elizabeth II

New Thai King pardons prisoners

As his first act of mercy, Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn issued a mass pardon through a decree; the decree did not state how many prisoners would be pardoned.

Olympic may get two new sports

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) may soon recognize Muay Thai and Cheerleading as Olympic sports. The two sports have already received provisional recognition from the IOC.

02 Dec 2016

Queen Elizabeth II

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn becomes new Thai king

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn accepted the Thai parliament's invitation to succeed his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej, becoming Thailand's new king; he will be known as King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

18 Nov 2016


Tigers still relentlessly trafficked and killed every year

According to latest reports, over a 100 tigers are still trafficked and killed each year.

20 Oct 2016

Queen Elizabeth II

Spike in royal defamation cases after Thai king's death

Thai police have seen an increase in number of royal defamation cases after the death of the Thai King.