THAILAND

  • Wait for Rahul Gandhi ends, will he be transparent in future or continue to be a recluse? April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In Samuel Beckett's famous absurdist play 'Waiting for Godot', the agonizing wait for someone named Godot ends in vain. That person won't arrive. In the Congress theatre of absurd, the wait for Rahul Gandhi was almost like a scene straight from 'Waiting for Godot'. Everybody in the party...
  • India thrash Thailand 5-0 in semis, to face Poland in Women's Hockey World League R2 final March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Hosts India continued their winning spree and thrashed Thailand 5-0 to storm into the final of the FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. India, who had earlier defeated Thailand 6-0 in the pool stages, opened their account in the...
  • India start favourites against Thailand in Hockey World League Round 2 semis March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In-form India would start as overwhelming favourites and would be eyeing yet another big win when they take on Thailand in the semifinal of the Hro FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2, on Saturday. Barring the 2-0 win over Poland, the Indian eves are on a goal-scoring spree...
  • India blank Thailand 6-0 to top Pool A in World Hockey League March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian thrashed Thailand 6-0 to top Pool A and enter the quarter-finals of Women's Hockey World League Round 2 on Tuesday. Jaspreet Kaur (38 min, 60 min) and Rani Rani (40, 60) scored two goals each for the home team while the remaining came from the sticks of Amandeep...
  • Thailand win 3-1 against Ghana in Women's HWL Round 2 March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Thailand defeated Ghana 3-1 in a Pool A match to script their first victory of the FIH Women's Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday. For Thailand Chantree Yungyuen opened the scoring in the 14th minute by converting a penalty corner...
  • Golfer Jyoti Randhawa fires 65 to share ninth spot in Thailand February 14, 2015

    Thailand: Veteran Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa fired seven-under 65 to jump 39 places and finished joint ninth, while Shiv Kapur shared 20th position after the third round of the $2 million True Thailand Classic on Saturday. Randhawa, with two previous rounds of 71 and 70, respectively, took his total to 10-under...
  • Shiv Kapur slips in second round as Jimenez takes lead February 13, 2015

    Thailand: Shiv Kapur slipped down the ladder sharply with a second round 73, even as five Indians made the midway cut at the inaugural USD 2 million True Thailand Classic on Friday. Kapur, after a 66 on first day, is now five-under 139 and in tied 29th place after being tied...
  • Michael Hoey shoots course record 64, leads Thailand Classic February 12, 2015

    Thailand: Michael Hoey shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to set a course record and take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Thailand Classic. The former British Amateur champion from Northern Ireland had eight birdies at the Black Mountain Golf Club to lead three others by one shot....
  • Golfer Anirban Lahiri looks for further success in Thailand February 11, 2015

    Hua Hin: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is determined to scale greater heights when he takes his place as the highest ranked player at the inaugural $2 million Thailand Classic that tees off on Thursday. The 27-year-old, ranked 37th in the world, is enjoying one of the best times of his career,...
  • Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world January 28, 2015

    Chiang Mai, Thailand: The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician, all...
  • Thailand begins impeachment hearing of ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra January 9, 2015

    Bangkok: Thailand's military-appointed legislature began impeachment hearings on Friday against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a move analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future. The charges, dismissed by Yingluck's supporters as politically motivated, relate to her alleged role in a disastrous...
  • Dozens die as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines battered by storms December 30, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia, southern Thailand and parts of the Philippines have been battered by heavy rain and flash floods in recent days, killing dozens, officials said on Tuesday. Malaysia's worst flooding in a decade forced nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes, officials said, with the government coming...
  • 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...