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Cats are seen after being rescued from abandoned houses in Bangkok, Thailand.(REUTERS)

Animal activists rescue more than 300 abandoned cats from 2 houses in Bangkok

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:14 PM IST
After being given checkups by vets, the cats will be sent to an animal shelter in the northern town of Chiang Mai.
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Thailand extends emergency to contain Covid-19, bars and nightclubs to reopen(Photo by Florian Wehde on Unsplash)
Thailand extends emergency to contain Covid-19, bars and nightclubs to reopen(Photo by Florian Wehde on Unsplash)

Thailand extends emergency to contain Covid-19, bars and nightclubs to reopen

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:40 PM IST
While Thailand approves a proposal for the 10th extension of the nationwide state of emergency to contain the Covid-19 outbreak ahead of coronavirus vaccination drive, bars and nightclubs can now reopen and serve liquor to patrons until 11 pm
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Devotees lie down and pray inside coffins to trick death and improve their luck at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand.(REUTERS)
Devotees lie down and pray inside coffins to trick death and improve their luck at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand.(REUTERS)

Thais stage mock funerals in hopes of restoring fortunes and getting fresh start

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 10:59 AM IST
The Wat Bangna Nai temple in the Thai capital draws more than 100 people a day who choose to perform the ceremony in the hope it can improve their fortunes or give them a fresh start.
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Om Thoke, India’s veteran blogger joins hands with world’s biggest affiliate forum STM to bring them to India dubbed as ‘STM Doosra’

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:54 PM IST
Om Thoke has inspired millions of aspiring bloggers and affiliate marketers since 2005.
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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)

Tensions mount in Thai protests as Bangkok braces for major rally

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:13 PM IST
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.
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Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu(Twitter)

Saina and Co. leave for Thailand, Sindhu to fly from London

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu is set to fly out of London on Sunday to play her first tournament since the coronavirus-induced break. She will reach Bangkok via Doha.
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A young visitor is greeted by a diver dressed as Santa Claus at Sea Life aquarium in Bangkok.(REUTERS)
A young visitor is greeted by a diver dressed as Santa Claus at Sea Life aquarium in Bangkok.(REUTERS)

Happy Fish-mas: Diving Santa Claus brings festive cheer in Bangkok aquarium

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | BANGKOK
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 10:38 AM IST
The basement aquarium in the Bangkok shopping mall was the last place families were expecting to see Father Christmas, equipped with fins, oxygen tank and a dive mask.
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Thailand has kept infections at just 4,331 cases and 60 deaths, but its tourism-reliant economy has suffered from a travel ban imposed since April to curb the outbreak.(Reuters file photo)
Thailand has kept infections at just 4,331 cases and 60 deaths, but its tourism-reliant economy has suffered from a travel ban imposed since April to curb the outbreak.(Reuters file photo)

Thailand reports jump in local coronavirus infections linked to shrimp market

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:09 PM IST
The nine cases are connected to a shrimp market in Samut Sakhon province, near Bangkok, where four infections were reported on Friday, officials told a briefing.
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Buildings are shrouded in haze in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)
Buildings are shrouded in haze in Bangkok, Thailand.(Reuters)

Thai authorities to clamp down on polluters as haze chokes Bangkok

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Air quality in the city of around 10 million people has deteriorated markedly in recent days, and authorities said large construction projects had been asked to halt and checkpoints were being set up to test vehicle emissions.
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Thai artist Yuree Kensaku poses next to her sculpture titled "Broken Victoria", inspired by the Winged Victory of Samothrace statue of the Greek goddess Nike, at the Bangkok Art Biennale.(REUTERS)
Thai artist Yuree Kensaku poses next to her sculpture titled "Broken Victoria", inspired by the Winged Victory of Samothrace statue of the Greek goddess Nike, at the Bangkok Art Biennale.(REUTERS)

For Thai artist, protests bring political awakening

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Bangkok
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Art portraying French revolutionaries replaced with cartoon cats and birds might not be controversial in many countries, but it is a potentially touchy subject for Thailand’s monarchy.
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Among six teams from three southern provinces, many players wore hijab and were cheered on by family in the stands.(Thomas Reuters Foundation)
Among six teams from three southern provinces, many players wore hijab and were cheered on by family in the stands.(Thomas Reuters Foundation)

Football in hijab: Thai Muslim lesbians tackle stereotypes

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Pattani, Thailand
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Thailand, a largely conservative Buddhist society, is known for its relaxed attitude towards gender and sexual diversity, with homosexuality decriminalised as early as 1956. Yet LGBT+ people face widespread discrimination, particularly outside the country’s capital Bangko.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

In prison, with periods and no pads: Life in a Thai jail

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Bangkok
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Last year, each female inmate at Chaiyaphum Prison, which houses some 2,100 prisoners about five hours north of the capital, got 12 sanitary pads, 10 times less than the 120 inmates are due under an annual quota. Thai law requires all prisons to provide sanitary pads to female inmates free of charge, but does not specify how many.
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Inflows into Thai sovereign debt have climbed to the highest in 17 months in November, even though the month is less than half over.(Pixabay)
Inflows into Thai sovereign debt have climbed to the highest in 17 months in November, even though the month is less than half over.(Pixabay)

Funds pile into Thailand as vaccine progress boosts tourism hopes

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Thailand
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Progress toward a coronavirus vaccine is fuelling optimism, Thailand will soon reopen for mass tourism.
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Sneha Rakesh stands out in the Tech industry with her innovative venture

PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Sneha is a software program developer who established Akarmaxs in 2015.
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The new restrictions were issued by the Health Ministry on Sunday because Hungary’s foreign minister tested positive for the coronavirus after visiting Cambodia last week.(Unsplash)
The new restrictions were issued by the Health Ministry on Sunday because Hungary’s foreign minister tested positive for the coronavirus after visiting Cambodia last week.(Unsplash)

Cambodia’s new virus rules restrain holiday celebrations

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 04:02 PM IST
Cambodians marked their Independence Day holiday Monday, but new coronavirus restrictions kept them from celebrating at karaoke parlours, beer gardens, museums, cinemas and other entertainment venues.
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Pro-democracy protesters perform on a mock “red carpet” fashion show billed as a counterpoint to a fashion show being held by one of the monarchy’s princesses nearby in Bangkok, Thailand.(Associated Press)
Pro-democracy protesters perform on a mock “red carpet” fashion show billed as a counterpoint to a fashion show being held by one of the monarchy’s princesses nearby in Bangkok, Thailand.(Associated Press)

Thailand protesters take to street to mock fashion show

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand returned Thursday to the capital’s business district to bring attention to their contention that the country’s monarchy holds too much power and influence.
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In this October 19, 2020, file photo, pro-democracy activists wave mobile phones with lights during a demonstration at Kaset intersection, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
In this October 19, 2020, file photo, pro-democracy activists wave mobile phones with lights during a demonstration at Kaset intersection, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

Thailand pro-democracy movement: Student protesters aim for ambitious political change

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have three demands: resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, changes to a constitution drafted under military rule; and, reforms to the constitutional monarchy.
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Pro-democracy protesters hold banners near German Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand . REUTERS(REUTERS)
Pro-democracy protesters hold banners near German Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand . REUTERS(REUTERS)

Germany warns of ‘consequences’ if Thai king breaches law

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:42 PM IST
The king, who is currently in Bangkok, spends much of his time in Germany.
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Public criticism of the monarchy is unprecedented in a country where the royal institution has been considered sacrosanct, and royalists have denounced the protesters for raising the issue.(Reuters Photo)
Public criticism of the monarchy is unprecedented in a country where the royal institution has been considered sacrosanct, and royalists have denounced the protesters for raising the issue.(Reuters Photo)

Thailand’s parliament meets to debate political protest tensions

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 12:11 PM IST
As Speaker of the House Chuan Leekpai began the session, only 450 of the total of 731 members of both houses had signed in for the meeting.
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha(Reuters file photo)
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha(Reuters file photo)

Thai protesters’ deadline passes, but PM Prayuth Chan-ocha says he won’t quit

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Thailand’s government and the country’s pro-democracy movement appeared no closer to resolving their differences Saturday, as the protesters’ deadline for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down came and went with no new action from either side, and no backing down.
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Planespotting: The Weekly Puzzle by Dilip D’Souza

By Dilip D’Souza | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:07 AM IST
How much can you tell about a flight schedule with just a few facts about a few of the flights?
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Pro-democracy activists protest in front of Government House, the prime minister's offices in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Pro-democracy activists protest in front of Government House, the prime minister's offices in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 11:56 AM IST
In a televised address to the nation, PM Prayuth Chan-ocha appealed to pro-democracy protesters to reduce political tensions. The protesters made certain demands and said they would return if these were not met.
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Protesters march towards the Government House during an anti-government protest as they march in Bangkok.(Reuters Photo)
Protesters march towards the Government House during an anti-government protest as they march in Bangkok.(Reuters Photo)

Thai protesters continue rallies, ask court to revoke order

By Associated Press | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 05:50 PM IST
Protesters gathered Wednesday for an eighth straight day, even though many of their top leaders have been detained and the state of emergency bans public gatherings of more than four people.
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Pro-democracy activists gather in Central Pinklao, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand on October 20, 2020.
Pro-democracy activists gather in Central Pinklao, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand on October 20, 2020.

Thailand protests: Student activists move court against govt-declared state of emergency

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Demonstrations are taking place in Thailand calling for PM Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down, for a more democratic constitution and for reforms to the monarchy.
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Bangkok:Pro-democracy activists flash three-fingered salutes during a demonstration at Kaset intersection, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators. AP/PTI(AP19-10-2020_000205B)(AP)
Bangkok:Pro-democracy activists flash three-fingered salutes during a demonstration at Kaset intersection, suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators. AP/PTI(AP19-10-2020_000205B)(AP)

Thai Cabinet approves parliament session to discuss protests

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Thailand’s cabinet backed a proposal from lawmakers to convene a special session of the parliament to discuss anti-government protests that have swept the nation’s capital and other major cities in the past week.
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The mostly young protesters have gathered en masse across Bangkok the past six days to push their demands, which also include a controversial call for reform of the monarchy.(AP file photo)
The mostly young protesters have gathered en masse across Bangkok the past six days to push their demands, which also include a controversial call for reform of the monarchy.(AP file photo)

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Deputy police spokesman Kissana Phataracharoen also confirmed an order signed by the chief of police that could allow officials to block access to news sites that give what he called “distorted information.”
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Pro-democracy protesters shine their mobile phone lights during an anti-government protest, in Bangkok, Thailand.(REUTERS)
Pro-democracy protesters shine their mobile phone lights during an anti-government protest, in Bangkok, Thailand.(REUTERS)

Protesters in Thailand carry on despite police warning

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:03 PM IST
On Saturday, however, few people had been arrested as peaceful rallies were held at several points around Bangkok, the capital, with several thousand taking part.
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The protesters are calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office, the constitution to be amended to make it more democratic and the nation’s monarchy to undergo reform.(Photo: AP)
The protesters are calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office, the constitution to be amended to make it more democratic and the nation’s monarchy to undergo reform.(Photo: AP)

Transit shutdowns in Thailand fail to crush pro-democracy spirit

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 08:34 PM IST
All stations of Bangkok’s elevated Skytrain transit system were closed Saturday afternoon to prevent protesters from gathering. The underground MRT system was also shut, and police blocked off several roads.
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Thai stocks were Asia’s worst performers this week, down 2.6%, as protests hit the capital Bangkok where tens of thousands of people defied a ban on demonstrations(AP)
Thai stocks were Asia’s worst performers this week, down 2.6%, as protests hit the capital Bangkok where tens of thousands of people defied a ban on demonstrations(AP)

Investors wary in Thailand amid protests, stock market slips

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Anti-government protests are escalating all over Thailand as their stock market slips further and currency continues lagging behind the dollar
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to the press after a a special cabinet meeting at the Government House in Bangkok on October 16, 2020.(AP photo)
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to the press after a a special cabinet meeting at the Government House in Bangkok on October 16, 2020.(AP photo)

Thailand’s prime minister rejects calls to resign, braces for renewed protest

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Bangkok
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Thailand’s government has stepped up efforts to stop student-led protesters from rallying in the capital for a second day in defiance of a strict state of emergency declared on Thursday, a day after protesters gathered in a different part of the city heckled a royal motorcade.
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