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Tensions mount in Thai protests as Bangkok braces for major rally

More than 50 people were injured during a protest near parliament last week, six of them with gunshot wounds, according to medical officials, though it is not clear who was responsible for the shooting. Police are investigating but have not made any arrests.

Thailand has often seen protest movements end in bloodshed -- twice in the 1970s, then in 1992 and in 2010 -- and experts warn a repeat could be brewing.(Reuters file photo)
Thailand has often seen protest movements end in bloodshed -- twice in the 1970s, then in 1992 and in 2010 -- and experts warn a repeat could be brewing.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Jan 08, 2021 04:13 PM IST
Bangkok | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Migrant workers in Thailand suffer as coronavirus cases surge

In Samut Sakhon, a province south of Bangkok where the current outbreak began at a seafood market late last year, local charities say many migrant workers - especially those in the seafood and service sectors - are unable to work or access government aid.

The Thai government has ensured that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms, who has visited known hotspots, or who is suspected to have been infected, can access free coronavirus testing and treatment.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
The Thai government has ensured that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms, who has visited known hotspots, or who is suspected to have been infected, can access free coronavirus testing and treatment.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 08, 2021 03:29 PM IST
Bangkok, Thailand | ByReuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Vietnam buys Indian rice for first time in decades: Industry officials

The purchases highlight tightening supplies in Asia, which could lift rice prices in 2021 and even force traditional buyers of rice from Thailand and Vietnam to switch to India - the world’s biggest exporter of the grain.

Dwindling supplies and continued Philippine buying have lifted Vietnamese rice export prices to a fresh nine-year high.(REUTERS)
Dwindling supplies and continued Philippine buying have lifted Vietnamese rice export prices to a fresh nine-year high.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Mumbai/Hanoi | ByReuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Thailand to get 2 million doses of China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

The country will receive the vaccine in three batches, with the first 200,000 doses arriving in February, 800,000 in March, and another 1 million in April, according to its health ministry.

Officers offload a box of Sinovac's vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it arrives at the cold room of Indonesia's local health department in Palembang, South Sumatra province, Indonesia, January 4, 2021 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nova Wahyudi/ via REUTERS
Officers offload a box of Sinovac's vaccine for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it arrives at the cold room of Indonesia's local health department in Palembang, South Sumatra province, Indonesia, January 4, 2021 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Nova Wahyudi/ via REUTERS
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 10:34 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Karan Manral

Injured Lakshya pulls out of two Thailand events

Thailand will host two Super 1000 events between January 12-17 and January 19-24. Lakshya qwill not be able to participate even in the second event because of the quarantine protocols.

Photo of Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen(Twitter)
Photo of Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 05:59 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India
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