Thailand

  • Asian Games 2014: Thai princess going for gold at Asian Games 23 hours 43 minutes ago

    The Thailand team for the 17th Asian Games includes a real-life princess with a down-to-earth 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 27-year-old has...
  • Asian Games: Thailand women's football team rewarded for losing only 5-0 2 days ago

    Thailand's women's football team has been surprisingly rewarded with a bonus by the country's controversial FA head for only losing 5-0 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, e-cigarettes September 8, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand may stop the import of hookah pipes, shisha and e-cigarettes 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 director-general 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 photo-sharing site Instagram, posts over...
  • 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 33-year-old 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 2013-14 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 2013-14, Parliament was informed on Friday. "Since 2011-12, 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 security-related 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 crisis-hit 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 Chan-ocha spelled out the junta's plans in his first speech...
  • Nappy-wearing 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 blue-collar workers find themselves on the sharp end of relentless urbanisation and stubborn wealth...
  • Thai ministry says blocks Facebook to stem anti-coup 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,...
  • Thailand: Junta government ultimatum for defiant anti-coup protesters May 25, 2014

    Thailand's ruling junta warned protesters it would not tolerate any further rallies against its coup after tense standoffs Sunday between soldiers and angry crowds in the capital Bangkok. Dozens of demonstrators faced off against lines of armed soldiers before and after more than one thousand protesters marched through the city, the...
  • US cancels military exercise with Thailand after coup May 25, 2014

    The US has cancelled an ongoing military exercise with Thailand and scrapped several bilateral engagements while urging restoration of democratic rule in the Southeast Asian country in the wake of a bloodless coup there. Thailand's army on Thursday seized power in a coup after months of anti-government protests. The military junta...
  • Thailand army disbands Senate, intensifies post-coup crackdown May 24, 2014

    Thailand's military junta on Saturday dismissed the country's Senate as it intensified its post-coup crackdown and summoned 35 more people after detaining former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and top leaders of the ousted government for up to a week. "The Senate is dismissed. Responsibility for any laws needing the approval of the...
  • Opposition to Thailand coup simmers, former PM Yingluck Shinawatra in 'safe place' May 24, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a "safe place" on Saturday, an aide said, after being held by Thailand's army following its seizure of power this week, as opposition to the coup grew among her supporters and pro-democracy activists. The army moved on Thursday after failing to forge a compromise...
  • Thai military summons former premier, other leaders after coup May 23, 2014

    Thailand's military junta on Friday tightened its grip on the politically unstable nation, summoning the entire ousted cabinet, including former premier Yingluck Shinawatra to a meeting to restore peace and order, a day after it staged a coup. Yingluck was among the 155 people General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief, summoned...
  • After coup, Thai army summons Shinawatra family May 23, 2014

    Thailand's ruling military on Friday summoned the entire ousted government and members of the politically influential family at the heart of the country's long-running conflict, a day after it seized control of this volatile Southeast Asian nation in a non-violent coup. There was virtually no military presence on Bangkok's streets, which...
  • Thai Army chief summons ousted PM for talks a day after coup May 23, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's Army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, will begin to govern a polarized country on Friday, a day after he seized power in a bloodless coup in a bid to end six months of turmoil. Prayuth launched his coup after factions refused to give ground in a struggle for power between...
  • Thai army chief summons ousted PM for talks a day after coup May 23, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, will begin to govern a polarised country on Friday, a day after he seized power in a bloodless coup in a bid to end six months of turmoil. Prayuth launched his coup after factions refused to give ground in a struggle for power...
  • Thai military junta suspends constitution, seizes power May 22, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's new military junta has announced that it has suspended the country's constitution. A military statement broadcast on national television on Thursday confirmed the nation's caretaker government is no longer in power but said the Senate will remain in place. The news came two hours after army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha...
  • Thailand Army chief announces coup to restore stability in the country May 22, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand Army Chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha has announced coup to restore stability and order after six months of political deadlock and turmoil in the country. General Prayuth Chan-ocha announced in a statement broadcast on national television that the commission which imposed martial law Tuesday would now take control of the...
  • Badminton: Saina Nehwal beats Ratchanok Intanon as Indian women thrash Thailand May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal produced one of her finest performances in recent times to guide Indian women's team to a comfortable victory over Thailand and catapult the hosts to the top of Group Y in the Uber Cup badminton tournament on Tuesday. Star shuttlers Saina and PV Sindhu notched up comfortable...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 20, 2014

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  • Thailand's army declares martial law, says not a coup May 20, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's army declared martial law on Tuesday to restore order after six months of anti-government protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but denied that it was staging a military coup. The caretaker government led by supporters of self-exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra was still in...
  • Saina, Sindhu make India a tough team to beat, says Thailand's Ratchanok May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Injury-plagued reigning world champion Ratchanok Inthanon, who is leading Thailand's campaign in the ongoing Uber Cup, believes India will be a difficult customer to handle as they have two top players in Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu in their ranks. "India is a tough team. Number one and...