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Many Trawlers Stop Fishing, Seafood Prices Rising
  BANGKOK, July 2 (TNA) - Thai authorities have continued inspecting fishing trawlers nationwide based on the new fishery rule, which has taken effect from July 1, 2015, while local seafood prices have kept rising, as many trawlers have stopped fishing for fears of violating the stiffer...
02-07-15 | 6519 views
Thailand to Destroy Illegal Tusks, Ivory Products Weighing over Two Tonnes
  BANGKOK, June 30 (TNA) - The Thai government will destroy over 2. 7 tonnes of illegal elephant tusks in late July,  said Adisorn Noochdamrong, deputy director-general  of Department of National Park, Wildlife and Flora.    Mr. Adisorn said  a committee , chaired by...
30-06-15 | 6334 views
Vendors Start Hoarding Seafood As Fishermen Plan to Stop Fishing
    SAMUT SAKHON, June 30 (TNA) - As a large amount of fishermen plan to  stop fishing  from Wednesday in protest against  the stiffer rule  by the  government on unlicensed  fishing trawlers, vendors  have started buying and hoarding seafood  in...
30-06-15 | 6472 views
20 People in Thailand Declared Free of MERS-CoV
  BANGKOK, June 29 (TNA) - Twenty people, out of a total of 36, suspected to have contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), have completed a 14-day quarantine and been confirmed free of the deadly virus, the Ministry of Public Health said on Moday.   All of them...
29-06-15 | 739 views
Thailand Expects Nearly 30 Million Visitor Arrivals This Year
  BANGKOK, June 25 (TNA) - The number of international tourist arrivals in Thailand is expected to reach 28.8 million at the end of this year, earning the Kingdom 2.2 trillion baht tourism-related revenues, as targeted.   Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul made the projection...
25-06-15 | 741 views
Labour Network Demands New Wage Hike
    BANGKOK, June 25 (TNA) - More than 200 labourers on Thursday gathered at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, demanding the government of Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha  to increase the daily minimum wage  to 360 from 300 baht nationwide.   The blue-collar workers, all of...
25-06-15 | 626 views
Five Thai Students Arrested by Pakistani Officials Arrive Home
    BANGKOK, June 25 (TNA) - Five Thai  students arrested by Pakistani authorities on  charges of carrying a pistol and cartridges  earlier this month  have been released and arrived home  early Thursday, according to Sek Wannamethee, director-general of Foreign Affairs...
25-06-15 | 719 views
More Artesian Wells to Be Drilled to Ease Drought
    BANGKOK, June 25 (TNA) - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will spend a 84-million-baht budget on drilling 500 additional artesian wells nationwide to help boost water supply and relieve the widespread drought currently.   The move was approved at a meeting of...
25-06-15 | 683 views
Private Hospitals Set to Have Official Standard in Coping with MERS-CoV
    BANGKOK, June 24 (TNA) - As Thailand's first patient of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been steadily recovering, concerned authorities are checking the readiness of local private hospitals in coping with the fatal virus, requiring that their measures...
24-06-15 | 606 views
Foreign Ministry Assistsing Ex- Metropolitan Police Chief Detained in Japan
    BANGKOK, June 24 (TNA) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent officials to assist former Thai metropolitan police chief Police Lieutenant General Khamronwit Thoopkrajang, who was arrested at Japan's Narita International Airport on Tuesday evening for carrying a...
24-06-15 | 868 views
Foreign Ministry Urges Thais to Closely Follow up MERS-CoV Updates
  BANGKOK, June 22 (TNA) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has no plan to prevent Thais from visiting South Korea but advises them to closely follow up updates of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and advices of the Ministry of Public Health strictly.   Deputy...
22-06-15 | 639 views
Thailand Marks First-Ever International Day of Yoga in Bangkok
  BANGKOK, June 21 (TNA) – About 7,000 people on Sunday participated in the mass outdoor Yoga event to mark the first-ever International Day of Yoga in Bangkok.   Embassy of India in Bangkok and Chulalongkorn University organised the mass outdoor yoga event at the university’s...
21-06-15 | 695 views
Thai Tourism Not Affected by MERS, Says Minister
  BANGKOK, June 21 (TNA) - Thailand’s tourism business  has  not been affected  by  Middle East  Respiratory  Syndrome (MERS) deadly virus while the government projection that 28.8 million  foreign tourists  visit the kingdom this year would  meet the...
21-06-15 | 702 views
Thai PM to Attend 6th ACMECS Meeting in Myanmar
BANGKOK, June  21 (TNA) – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha will attend a two-day meeting of  the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya- Mekong  Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), starting Monday, in the Myanmar capital of  Naypyidaw, said Maj. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak,...
21-06-15 | 743 views
Thailand setting up anti-human trafficking centres in 37 at-risk risk provinces
BANGKOK, Feb 23 -- The Social Development and Human Security Ministry has ordered the setting up
23-02-15 | 2504 views
Tourism minister extends condolences on death of Chilean cyclist
BANGKOK, Feb 23 -- Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul expressed her concern after a 48-year-old Chilean
23-02-15 | 3092 views
Estimated Bt10 million storm damage in Nakhon Phanom
NAKHON PHANOM, Feb 23 -- Authorities in the northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom are rehabilitating areas
23-02-15 | 2476 views
Foreign tourists still pack Hat Yai
SONGKHLA, Feb 23 -- Despite the car bombing incident in the trouble-plagued southern province of Narathiwat
23-02-15 | 1317 views
More checkpoints set up in Hat Yai after Narathiwat bombing
SONGKHLA, Feb 21 -- Hat Yai defence volunteers have set up more checkpoints on roads leading to the southern district
21-02-15 | 1247 views
Seventeen wounded in Narathiwat bombing incident
PATTANI, Feb 21 -- A total of 17 persons were wounded by a bomb hidden in a pickup truck and believed
21-02-15 | 1474 views