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  • Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha fined for breaking face mask rule Apr 27, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha fined for breaking face mask rule

    The city police chief and another officer went to collect a 6,000 baht ($190) fine from Prime Minister Chan-ocha, since it was his his first offense under rule. The incriminating photo was deleted from the prime minister’s account.

  • Oxygen tankers from Thailand arrive in India, more to come from Singapore Apr 27, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Oxygen tankers from Thailand arrive in India, more to come from Singapore

    The empty oxygen containers from Thailand are the third such consignment to be flown to the country in the Indian Air Force's (IAF) transport aircraft by the home ministry amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases and a subsequent increase in demand for medical oxygen.

  • Thailand suspends travel from India as it steps up coronavirus measures at home Apr 26, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    Thailand suspends travel from India as it steps up coronavirus measures at home

    India on Monday set a global record for coronavirus cases for a fifth straight day with 352,991 new infections, as its caseload crossed 17 million and with hospitals running out of oxygen, beds and anti-viral drugs.

  • Thousands flee into Thailand following Myanmar air strikes Mar 29, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Thousands flee into Thailand following Myanmar air strikes

    Myanmar aircraft carried out three strikes overnight on Sunday, according Dave Eubank, a member of the Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian relief agency that delivers medical and other assistance to villagers.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Long list of challenges plague Indian traders’ desperate bid to find routes into China  Mar 24, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Long list of challenges plague Indian traders’ desperate bid to find routes into China 

    As consumption demand rises after a tough financial year, importers are desperate to visit China to stock up on new inventory. Their plans of transiting through a third nation to reach the Big Dragon and India's unique travel restrictions continue to hit a wall. Moneycontrol discovers the long list of hurdles impeding travel - tough vaccination rules in most countries, low availability or lack of approval for Chinese vaccines and the high cost of insurance

  • Thailand's coffin-maker kickflips his caskets into skateboards Mar 24, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Thailand's coffin-maker kickflips his caskets into skateboards

    As the popularity of board sports exploded in Thailand, and the price of a skateboard skyrocketed, Anusorn Yungyearn decided to breathe new life into some of the wooden caskets he had lying around his Bangkok workshop.

  • Thailand launches yacht quarantine scheme to boost its ailing tourism sector Mar 12, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Thailand launches yacht quarantine scheme to boost its ailing tourism sector

    Thailand is offering this option to visitors in a hope to help bring 1.8 billion baht in yacht tourism revenue. The South East Asian nation relies heavily on tourism which was banned last year to limit the spreading of the virus.

  • Irked Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha sprays reporters with hand sanitiser to duck tricky questions Mar 09, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Irked Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha sprays reporters with hand sanitiser to duck tricky questions

    Prayuth, a former military coup leader, is known for his casual, at times comical, remarks to media but he often lashes out at reporters.

  • Thailand economy shrinks most since 1997 on tourism collapse Feb 15, 2021 03:29 PM IST

    Thailand economy shrinks most since 1997 on tourism collapse

    Some 40 million tourists had been expected to arrive in 2020, but as international travel ground to a trickle, their absence hammered the country's services sector, bruising entertainment, retail, hotels and restaurants.

  • Asia this week: Myanmar's military coup, WHO team's China visit and more Feb 07, 2021 10:22 AM IST

    Asia this week: Myanmar's military coup, WHO team's China visit and more

    Take a look at some of the most compelling images in Asia and Pacific this week.

  • Thai shelter for disabled stray dogs threatened by COVID-19 pandemic Feb 05, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    Thai shelter for disabled stray dogs threatened by COVID-19 pandemic

    The future is in doubt for a Thai shelter that looks after more than 600 dogs, some paralyzed and disabled after the coronavirus pandemic led to a 40 percent drop in donations and slashed the number of foreign visitors.

  • Haute cuisine: Thai hospital rolls out cannabis-laced menu Jan 16, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Haute cuisine: Thai hospital rolls out cannabis-laced menu

    From spicy "happy" salads to soups sprinkled with cannabis shoots and deep-fried marijuana leaves -- a Thai hospital restaurant has rolled out a weed-inspired menu which has curious customers flocking to sample its euphoria-inducing offerings.

  • Bangkok imposes partial lockdown to combat virus Jan 02, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Bangkok imposes partial lockdown to combat virus

    Thailand initially appeared to have escaped the worst of the virus, registering just under 4,000 total cases in November, despite being the second country to detect an infection in January.

  • Elephant Santas spread coronavirus awareness among Thai children Dec 23, 2020 09:54 PM IST

    Elephant Santas spread coronavirus awareness among Thai children

    Christmas and Thailand's love for elephants combined on December 23 when four of the giant creatures dressed as Santa turned up at a school just outside Bangkok, complete with huge coronavirus masks.

  • Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR Dec 21, 2020 07:16 PM IST

    Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives after receiving CPR

    The elephant stood up after about 10 minutes and was taken to another location for treatment, before being returned to the scene of the accident in the hope of being reunited with its mother.

  • Thailand to test 10,000 after coronavirus outbreak linked to seafood market Dec 20, 2020 06:27 PM IST

    Thailand to test 10,000 after coronavirus outbreak linked to seafood market

    Nearly 700 new infections have been linked to Mahachai market and port since a 67-year-old female prawn seller tested positive on Thursday -- most cases among Myanmar workers who toil in the kingdom's multi-billion-dollar seafood industry.

  • Thailand's PM Prayuth Chan-ocha acquitted of ethics breach, retains post Dec 02, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    Thailand's PM Prayuth Chan-ocha acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

    The Constitutional Court ruled on a complaint brought by the Pheu Thai party, the largest opposition grouping in Parliament, that Prayuth had broken the law by continuing to live in his military residence after he retired as army commander in September 2014.

  • Thailand tracking 200 people as infected returnees skip COVID-19 quarantine Nov 30, 2020 01:41 PM IST

    Thailand tracking 200 people as infected returnees skip COVID-19 quarantine

    Thailand has strict measures and border controls to keep the coronavirus at bay having kept its cases to less than 4,000 and deaths at 60, although its tourism-reliant economy has suffered badly.

  • Thailand to sign vaccine agreement with Oxford-AstraZeneca: PM Prayuth Chan-ocha Nov 26, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    Thailand to sign vaccine agreement with Oxford-AstraZeneca: PM Prayuth Chan-ocha

    Southeast Asia's second-largest economy has kept total coronavirus cases at a low 3,942, with 60 deaths, but its ban on commercial flights imposed in April has battered its important tourism industry and slowed recovery efforts.

  • Amid Thailand’s protests, a feared tool to protect the monarchy returns Nov 26, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    Amid Thailand’s protests, a feared tool to protect the monarchy returns

    Thailand's lèse-majesté law, which makes insulting the king punishable by years in prison, is being used against the protesters’ leadership for the first time.

  • Bangkok is engulfed by protests. What’s driving them? Oct 26, 2020 10:26 AM IST

    Bangkok is engulfed by protests. What’s driving them?

    Rebellious youths. A history of coups. A royal family protected by laws that can punish critics. All are key ingredients in the struggle convulsing Thailand.

  • 'CIA'-like street food vendors first on scene to feed Thai protesters Oct 24, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    'CIA'-like street food vendors first on scene to feed Thai protesters

    Protest groups in Thailand have begun keeping the venues for their demonstrations demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha secret until the last minute, in a bid to outsmart authorities.

  • Hand signals only: How thousands of Thais are marshalling orderly protests Oct 20, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    Hand signals only: How thousands of Thais are marshalling orderly protests

    Sweeping photographs of the thousands of protestors on Bangkok's streets show a sign language that has grown within days. Some messages are still passed down human chains by shouting them in a form of Chinese whispers.

  • Thai food companies tap into faux-meat boom, plan to expand overseas: Report Oct 14, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    Thai food companies tap into faux-meat boom, plan to expand overseas: Report

    So popular is turning jackfruit into mock pork that the company’s initial public offering on October 9 rang in around $51.4 million, and doubled stock in intra-day trade on the debut day itself.

  • COVID-19 impact: Thailand-based property development firm plans to launch two co-working centres by second quarter in 2021 Oct 05, 2020 11:06 AM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Thailand-based property development firm plans to launch two co-working centres by second quarter in 2021

    To cope with the pandemic related challenges, it has offered deferred rents for at least two months to its clients, revised rents between 30 percent to 40 percent downwards and even reduced the lock-in period by half

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