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  • Thai flight returns to Bangkok after passenger tosses hot water at crew member December 13, 2014

    Bangkok: A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her, the airline said on Friday. A statement from the budget airline Thai AirAsia said the Chinese passenger on a Thursday evening charter flight to Nanjing berated the crew...
  • Anirban Lahiri placed ninth at Thai Golf Championships December 12, 2014

    Anirban Lahiri kept his cool and stayed patient on a difficult scoring day as he battled to a second-round card of one-over-par 73 to stay in contention for the Order of Merit race and also the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Friday. Lahiri's two-day total of even par 144 after...
  • Patient Anirban Lahiri remains hopeful at Thailand golf meet December 12, 2014

    Chonburi: India's Anirban Lahiri battled to a second round one-over-par 73 to gain some momentum in the Order of Merit race and stay in contention at the $1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Friday. The five-time Asian Tour winner kept a cool head on a tough scoring day and was rewarded...
  • Tired Anirban Lahiri resumes merit chase at Thailand Golf Championship December 10, 2014

    Chonburi: Anirban Lahiri of India admits he is running low on gas as he continues to chase Order of Merit leader David Lipsky of the United States at the Thailand Golf Championship which starts on Thursday. The talented Indian, who is a five-time Asian Tour winner, will play in his ninth...
  • Thailand: American questioned for shipping human body parts November 17, 2014

    Bangkok: Police say an American tourist visiting Thailand was questioned after a shipping company X-rayed his parcels and found they contained several preserved human parts, including an infant's head, babies' feet and heart. Police Colonel Chumpol Poompuang says the 31-year-old man told police he bought the body parts at an outdoor...
  • Golf: Rashid Khan wins by a stroke in Thailand November 16, 2014

    India's Rashid Khan produced a strong back nine performance to win the Chiangmai Golf Classic by one shot for his second Asian Tour title on Sunday. Trailing overnight leader Thanyakon Khrongpha of Thailand by two strokes, the 23-year-old carded a four-under-par 68 in the final round to finish on 17-under. Thanyakon (71)...
  • Hope Thailand and India's ties improve, says PM Modi November 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi who reached Myanmar on Tuesday said that he hoped Thailand would see greater development. "I hope that Thailand and India's ties improve further," said PM Modi. ...
  • Photos: 22- year-old Venezuelan Isabella Santiago crowned transgender beauty queen in Thailand's 'Miss International Queen' pageant November 10, 2014

    Pattaya: A 22-year-old Venezuelan was crowned "Miss International Queen" on Friday night at a beauty contest that bills itself as the world's largest and promotes the rights of transsexuals and transvestites. Isabella Santiago beat 21 contestants from 18 countries to win the title and prize money of $12,500 at a...
  • 'Boy meets girl, boy rapes girl, boy marries girl': Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticising rape October 17, 2014

    Bangkok: In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after. Boy Meets Girl, Boy Rapes Girl, Boy Marries Girl. The premise is so common in Thailand's...
  • Thai traffic cops offered cash to turn down bribes October 14, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's traffic policemen will get money in return for refusing bribes, police said on Thursday, part of the junta's efforts to combat what it has called an ingrained culture of corruption within the force. The army seized power in May after months of protests aimed at ousting Prime Minister Yingluck...
  • Asian Games: Holders India stay on course for double gold in kabaddi October 2, 2014

    Incheon: Defending champions India stayed on course for double gold in kabaddi as the sport's powerhouse stormed into the finals of both men and women's events respectively, with resounding wins at the 17th Asian Games, here on Thursday. Chasing an unprecedented eighth yellow metal in the mega-event, the Indian men defeated...
  • China's Buddhist temple receives holy relic from Thailand September 24, 2014

    Beijing: More than 100 Buddhist monks arrived at China's oldest Buddhist temple to present a precious sarira gifted by Thailand, authorities said. The sarira, a bead-shaped object said to be collected from the ashes of the Buddha, will be placed in a Thai-style garden at the 1,946-year-old Baima temple in Luyong...
  • Asian Games: Indian women beat Thailand 30 in hockey opener September 22, 2014

    Incheon: India's women hockey started their Asian Games campaign with a 30 win over Thailand at Soenhak Hockey Stadium on Monday. Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya and vicecaptain Deepika converted a penalty corner each to ensure a winning start to India's campaign. Opening the first half with great attack coming in from both...
  • Asian Games 2014: Thai princess going for gold at Asian Games September 17, 2014

    The Thailand team for the 17th Asian Games includes a reallife princess with a downtoearth approach to life and a heart set on winning gold. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the granddaughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has been chosen to represent her country in equestrian, riding a horse called Prince Charming. The 27yearold has...
  • Asian Games: Thailand women's football team rewarded for losing only 50 September 16, 2014

    Thailand's women's football team has been surprisingly rewarded with a bonus by the country's controversial FA head for only losing 50 to hosts South Korea in their opening match of the Asian Games. "It's disappointing that we gave away goals so easily in the first half," Worawi Makudi was quoted as...
  • Thailand may ban import of hookah pipes, shisha, ecigarettes September 8, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand may stop the import of hookah pipes, shisha and ecigarettes as they can be as harmful as cigarettes, officials said. The vapour from chemicals, ignited by electricity, contains small particles of metal, which could cause cancer, said Nopporn Cheanklin, deputy directorgeneral of Department of Disease Control (DDC). More than 20...
  • Mysterious Thai woman is world's first selfie queen with over 12,000 selfies on social networking sites August 21, 2014

    Do you know who is the world's selfie queen? Forget Kim Kardashian, and rather meet a mysterious Thai woman who has posted over 12,000 selfies on various social media platforms and can be considered for the top post. Mortao Maotor, as she calls herself on the photosharing site Instagram, posts over...
  • Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister August 21, 2014

    Bangkok: Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's...
  • Kim Kardashian wishes to adopt a child from Thailand August 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian wishes to adopt a Thai child whom she met in an orphanage in Thailand. The 33yearold reality TV star was seen vacationing in Thailand with her family on their show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and also went to an orphanage on the behest...
  • India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon July 21, 2014

    Mumbai/Bangkok: Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles. Fewer Indian exports would allow Bangkok to win better prices for the grain that it has been selling at...
  • Photos: Mother Nature's World Cup trophy: there's a rock in Thailand that looks exactly like the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy! July 14, 2014

    Germany may have carried the FIFA World Cup 2014 trophy home, but there are not the only ones who've won. Nature had already handed the 2014 World Cup trophy to Thailand! The Pa Hin Ngam national park in Thailand is famous for weird shaped rocks and it was recently noticed...
  • Gold jewellery import dips 80 pc from Thailand in 201314 July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid concerns over the certificate of origin issue, import of gold jewellery from Thailand has dipped by 80.7 per cent to Rs 100.46 crore (351 kg) in 201314, Parliament was informed on Friday. "Since 201112, import of gold jewellery from Thailand has come down," Commerce and Industry Minister...
  • Watch: Baby crying. Mom is not around. Panicked dad. You've all been there, yet this beautiful Thai ad hits you with the feels July 11, 2014

    A GSM mobile phone provider in Thailand has cracked the code for making a campaign viral. Just hit them all with a cartload of feels. A baby is seen bawling while its mom is away shopping. Nothing that the dad does makes the tiny thing stop. All fathers are nervous...
  • US cuts more Thailand aid, considers moving exercises June 25, 2014

    Washington: The United States said it has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to a military coup and was considering moving a major regional exercise out of the kingdom. Washington has blocked $4.7 million in securityrelated aid to Thailand, which accounts for roughly half of its $10.5 million in annual...
  • US: Thai coup repressive, likely to last June 25, 2014

    Washington: Thailand's recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior US official has said. Top diplomat for Southeast Asia, Scot Marciel, voiced concern over censorship of media and the Internet and detentions and intimidation of hundreds of political...
  • More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand after coup June 15, 2014

    Phnom Penh: More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers after last month's military takeover, an official said on Sunday. Labourers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar play a key role in Thai industries such as seafood, agriculture and...
  • India asks its citizens to stay safe in Thailand June 14, 2014

    Bangkok: India today advised its nationals in Thailand to take necessary precautions for their safety and keep track of developments in the crisishit country. The Indian Embassy issued a statement asking Indian citizens in the country to take precautions, a day after the military government here lifted curfew across the nation. Certain...
  • Thai Army Chief: Elections could occur in 1 year May 31, 2014

    Bangkok: The head of the military junta that took control of Thailand in a coup last week said today that elections may not occur for more than a year because peace and reforms must be achieved first. Army commander Gen Prayuth Chanocha spelled out the junta's plans in his first speech...
  • Nappywearing Thai bus conductors fight for right to toilet breaks during traffic snarls May 30, 2014

    Stuck for hours each day in snarling traffic, bus conductors in Thailand's sprawling capital have found a radical solution to a lack of toilet breaks adult nappies. Despite years of brisk economic growth, many of Bangkok's bluecollar workers find themselves on the sharp end of relentless urbanisation and stubborn wealth...
  • Thai ministry says blocks Facebook to stem anticoup criticism May 28, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's information technology ministry blocked Facebook on Wednesday and planned to hold talks with other social networking sites to stem protests against the military government, a senior official said. "We have blocked Facebook temporarily and on Thursday we will call a meeting with other social media, like Twitter and Instagram,...