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  • Thai court clears way for PM Prayuth Chan-ocha to return from suspension Sep 30, 2022 03:58 PM IST

    Thai court clears way for PM Prayuth Chan-ocha to return from suspension

    The ruling will be a big boost for Prayuth, a staunch royalist whose premiership has been beset by attempts to unseat him, including four house censure motions, a conflict of interest case and protests challenging his leadership and the monarchy.

  • Extreme piercing cleanses souls as Thai Vegetarian Festival returns after 2-year break Sep 27, 2022 06:49 PM IST

    Extreme piercing cleanses souls as Thai Vegetarian Festival returns after 2-year break

    "We hadn't had this festival in a few years so this year is especially exciting," said 58-year-old participant Rapeepan Naknakhon.

  • Bug Burgers In Pics | Thai pop-up wins fans with crunchless cricket burgers Sep 14, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    Bug Burgers In Pics | Thai pop-up wins fans with crunchless cricket burgers

    There's no crunch or crackle, but crickets are on the menu at one Bangkok pop-up serving fusion bug burgers, demonstrating the latest way to incorporate the protein-rich meat into food -- direct from Thailand's farms.

  • Thailand looks to Indian weddings to boost tourism revenue Aug 31, 2022 02:54 PM IST

    Thailand looks to Indian weddings to boost tourism revenue

    Famous for its white-sand beaches and nightlife, Thailand hopes to tap into "pent-up demand" from the multi-billion dollar Indian wedding industry, Tourism Authority of Thailand deputy governor Siripakorn Cheawsamoot told Reuters in an interview this week.

  • Thai court orders prime minister suspended from duties Aug 24, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Thai court orders prime minister suspended from duties

    Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha must suspend his active duties while the court decides .

  • Thailand saw 3.78 million tourists from January to mid-August: Govt Aug 19, 2022 11:59 AM IST

    Thailand saw 3.78 million tourists from January to mid-August: Govt

    The arrivals, mainly from Malaysia, India and Singapore, generated revenues of 176 billion baht ($4.93 billion), said Taweesin Visanuyothin, a spokesperson for the government's COVID-19 taskforce.

  • Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa staying at Bangkok hotel, told not to come out for security reasons: Report Aug 12, 2022 05:46 PM IST

    Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa staying at Bangkok hotel, told not to come out for security reasons: Report

    According to a Friday media report, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is staying at a hotel in the centre of Thailand's capital where authorities have recommended him to stay indoors for security reasons.

  • Ousted Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stay temporarily in Thailand: PM Prayut Chan-o-cha Aug 12, 2022 06:46 AM IST

    Ousted Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stay temporarily in Thailand: PM Prayut Chan-o-cha

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is currently in Singapore after fleeing Sri Lanka in July amid mass anti-government protests, is seeking refuge in Thailand as his Singapore visa runs out on Thursday.

  • After cannabis, Thailand takes steps to allow casinos to operate Jul 27, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    After cannabis, Thailand takes steps to allow casinos to operate

    The proposal comes as Thailand seeks to revive its all-important tourism industry, a key to rebooting the country’s economy.

  • Thai PM survives 4th no-confidence vote, last big test before polls Jul 23, 2022 11:04 AM IST

    Thai PM survives 4th no-confidence vote, last big test before polls

    Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and 10 cabinet ministers survived no-confidence votes in parliament on Saturday, with the government emerging on top in Prayuth’s last major test ahead of a general election due within 11 months.

  • Thai Vietjet to launch Ahmedabad-Bangkok flight from October 1 Jul 20, 2022 05:59 PM IST

    Thai Vietjet to launch Ahmedabad-Bangkok flight from October 1

    The flight will operate three times a week, the Thai low-cost airline said in a statement.

  • Watch: Dramatic rescue of baby elephant pulled from manhole in Thailand Jul 17, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Watch: Dramatic rescue of baby elephant pulled from manhole in Thailand

    The elephant calf's distressed mother stayed with the infant as it was unable to climb out of the steep pit.

  • Pune man rips out passport pages to hide Thailand trip from wife, arrested Jul 09, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    Pune man rips out passport pages to hide Thailand trip from wife, arrested

    A Pune resident was arrested on Thursday after officials at Mumbai International Airport's immigration counter found some pages missing from his passport.p

  • Indian women flying from Bangkok to Chennai caught with 109 live snakes, lizards Jun 29, 2022 04:22 PM IST

    Indian women flying from Bangkok to Chennai caught with 109 live snakes, lizards

    Thai security officials found 50 lizards, 35 turtles, 20 snakes, two white porcupines and two armadillos packed into two suitcases owned by 38-year-old Nithya Raja and 24-year-old Zakia Sulthana Ebrahim who were bound for a flight to Chennai.

  • Thailand curbs LNG imports amid surging prices; may face fuel shortages Jun 22, 2022 07:58 AM IST

    Thailand curbs LNG imports amid surging prices; may face fuel shortages

    Amidst increasing prices and growing chances of running short on fuel, Thailand is going to curb imports of liquified natural gas (LNG).

  • Thousands attend Thailand's cannabis festival as drug laws relaxed Jun 14, 2022 08:05 PM IST

    Thousands attend Thailand's cannabis festival as drug laws relaxed

    At a festival organised by marijuana advocacy group Highland Network, several thousand happy attendees made the most of the newly relaxed rules.

  • Thailand approves $1 billion Foxconn-PTT EV battery JV Jun 13, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Thailand approves $1 billion Foxconn-PTT EV battery JV

    The Horizon Plus Co project is one of several investment applications worth a total of 209.5 billion baht in manufacturing and infrastructure that were approved on Monday, the Board of Investment (BOI) said in a statement.

  • Thailand becomes 1st Asian country to legalise marijuana for medicinal use Jun 10, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Thailand becomes 1st Asian country to legalise marijuana for medicinal use

    While possession and sale of cannabis are now legal, smoking the substance outside your home could still get you arrested.

  • Thai railway market back on track post-pandemic Jun 08, 2022 02:44 PM IST

    Thai railway market back on track post-pandemic

    Before Covid-19 hit, the market was also beloved by Chinese tourists buying durian -- the pungent-smelling "king of fruit". Strict quarantine rules presently discourage would-be visitors from China, who once made up the largest share of foreign tourists in Thailand.

  • Man undergoes surgery after fish jumps out of water and into his throat Jun 02, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    Man undergoes surgery after fish jumps out of water and into his throat

    As it the fish wiggled further down the windpipe, it cut off the man's oxygen supply and causing him to clutch at his throat and gasp.

  • Thailand begins to reopen bars, nightclubs to woo back tourists May 20, 2022 11:31 AM IST

    Thailand begins to reopen bars, nightclubs to woo back tourists

    Pubs and bars in provinces classified as green and blue zones will be allowed to serve patrons until midnight, Deputy Health Minister Satit Pitutecha told reporters in Bangkok on Friday after a meeting of the nation’s virus task force chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha.

  • Thailand eyes India market for revival in tourism industry as it eases travel restrictions May 13, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    Thailand eyes India market for revival in tourism industry as it eases travel restrictions

    Thailand is betting on India, which is among the top 5 markets for the tourism industry of the kingdom. Tourism Authority of Thailand expects 5 lakh Indian visitors to travel to Thailand in 2022.

  • Eternal love? 72-year-old cremates wife after living with body for 21 years May 08, 2022 05:45 PM IST

    Eternal love? 72-year-old cremates wife after living with body for 21 years

    “You are just going for a brief business and you’ll be back home again. It won’t be long, I promise,” 72-year-old Charn Janwatchakal was heard saying in the video, referring to his wife.

  • Thailand to scrap on-arrival COVID-19 tests from next month to revive tourism sector Apr 23, 2022 10:30 AM IST

    Thailand to scrap on-arrival COVID-19 tests from next month to revive tourism sector

    Visitors are encouraged to perform antigen self-tests during their stay, instead of the current "Test & Go" scheme, where arrivals must isolate in a hotel while awaiting the result of a test on arrival.

  • Thailand gets India-made COVID-19 vaccines under Quad initiative Apr 21, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Thailand gets India-made COVID-19 vaccines under Quad initiative

    The vaccine doses were handed over to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul in Bangkok by India’s Ambassador to Thailand Suchitra Durai, Australian envoy Allan McKinnon, Japan’s Nashida Kazuya and US Charge d’Affaires James Wayman, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

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