Thaksin Shinawatra

  • Thai government to lift Bangkok emergency as tension eases 18-03-2014 12:36 PM

    Thailand's government is to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces two months after imposing it to curb anti-government protests, as the security situation has improved due to the dwindling number of demonstrators. The protesters, mainly from Bangkok and the south, have been trying since early November...
  • Thai anti-govt protesters target PM again despite hint of talks 28-02-2014 12:51 PM

    Protesters in Thailand said they will rally at ministries and companies linked to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday, keeping up pressure on her to resign despite a vague proposal of talks from their leader. The protesters have blocked big intersections in the capital, Bangkok, since mid-January and forced many...
  • Gunfire by night becomes new norm in downtown Bangkok 26-02-2014 12:04 PM

    Shots fired by unknown gunmen on Wednesday rattled parts of the Thai capital where anti-government protesters have set up camp for weeks, with small but occasionally deadly bombs and gunfire fast becoming the new norm in the city. No one was wounded in the shootings in the central commercial area...
  • Thailand: Explosion, gunfire ring out near anti-government protest site 25-02-2014 12:21 PM

    An explosion and gunfire rang out near a sprawling anti-government protest site in the Thai capital early on Tuesday after the protesters' leader warned that government supporters were planning to bring armed militants to Bangkok. Weeks of unrest, in which protesters have barricaded several Bangkok intersections, have been interrupted by...
  • Thai capital under state of emergency as protesters dig in 22-01-2014 08:14 AM

    Bangkok: Thailand's capital was under a state of emergency on Wednesday after the government moved to tighten security as protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra threatened to disrupt an election she has called for early next month. Bangkok was calm and early commuters travelled to work as normal....
  • Thailand: Protesters march on new government targets 16-01-2014 12:36 PM

    Bangkok: Anti-government protesters were on the march again in the Thai capital on Thursday, targeting government offices they have not previous interfered with to keep up pressure on the prime minister to resign and call off next month's election. The marches appeared to be a way to maintain momentum amid...
  • Successful businessmen make successful politicians: Thailand ex-PM 16-11-2012 02:11 PM

    Some advice came in for Indian politicians from billionaire and ousted Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, especially in the context of Nitin Gadkari. While speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, he said successful businessmen make good politicians, but the two professions cannot be mixed. ...
  • Thailand gets its first woman Prime Minister 05-07-2011 02:03 PM

    Thailand's first woman Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promises to take her country towards reconciliation. ...
  • Thailand to have first woman Prime Minister 04-07-2011 09:29 AM

    Bangkok: The woman poised to become Thailand's first female Prime Minister acknowledged huge challenges in reconciling her divided country, after an election landslide seen as a rebuke of the military-backed establishment that ousted her brother in a 2006 coup. Preliminary results from Sunday's poll showed 44-year-old Yingluck Shinawatra's Pheu Thai...
  • Thai govt plans crackdown on Red Shirts 13-05-2010 05:59 PM

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  • Shinawatra returns, taken into custody, gets bail 28-02-2008 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: Sports and Bollywood icons on Monday united in praying for Mohammad Azharuddin's son Ayazuddin's fast recovery as the youngster battled for life after meeting with a terrible road accident in Hyderabad. The 19-year-old Ayazuddin met with the accident on Sunday while riding his 1000 cc imported Suzuki motorcycle...
  • Thai leader says Thaksin can return 15-10-2006 02:55 PM

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  • Thai coup rulers choose interim PM 29-09-2006 12:15 PM

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  • 'Thaksin to return as PM in 18 mnths' 23-09-2006 08:34 PM

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  • Ousted Thai PM arrives in London 21-09-2006 12:26 PM

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