Apr 27, 2021 02:51 PM IST
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.
- Apr 27, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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.
- Apr 26, 2021 11:20 AM IST
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.
- Mar 29, 2021 06:12 PM IST
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.
- Mar 24, 2021 07:42 PM IST
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
- Mar 24, 2021 07:06 PM IST
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.
- Mar 12, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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.
- Mar 09, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Prayuth, a former military coup leader, is known for his casual, at times comical, remarks to media but he often lashes out at reporters.
- Feb 15, 2021 03:29 PM IST
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.
- Feb 07, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Take a look at some of the most compelling images in Asia and Pacific this week.
- Feb 05, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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.
- Jan 16, 2021 06:04 PM IST
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.
- Jan 02, 2021 02:49 PM IST
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.
- Dec 23, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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.
- Dec 21, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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.
- Dec 20, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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.
- Dec 02, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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.
- Nov 30, 2020 01:41 PM IST
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.
- Nov 26, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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.
- Nov 26, 2020 12:51 PM IST
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.
- Oct 26, 2020 10:26 AM IST
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.
- Oct 24, 2020 09:49 AM IST
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.
- Oct 20, 2020 04:41 PM IST
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.
- Oct 14, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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.
- Oct 05, 2020 11:06 AM IST
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