BANGKOK – The Cabinet has approved the maintenance of tax privileges for people investing in the Long Term Equity Fund (LTF) for another three years. 

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 09:52

No Thai-Burmese border closed as rumored

TAK - Myanmar says it did not close its borders along Thailand’s Tak province as rumored.

Tak authorities have confirmed that trade on the Thai-Myanmar border remains open as usual, after the 4th Infantry Regiment investigated the claims.

They also denied rumors that Myanmar sought cooperation from Thailand on border closures until elections close on November 8.

BANGKOK - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has conveyed grief and sympathy over the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt which has claimed 224 lives on board. 

CHIANG RAI - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has collaborated with Honda Thailand Foundation to distribute winter wear to residents of 11 provinces in the North and Northeast. 

BANGKOK – The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) has indicated that the bright green light heading southwest seen in the sky in many parts of the country yesterday evening was most likely a meteor entering the earth’s atmosphere. 

BANGKOK - More than 97,000 people in Bangkok have registered to participate in the BIKE FOR DAD bike ride. Most of them, or 13,942 people, have registered at the Dusit district office.

BANGKOK – The Department of Skill Development (DSD) is now providing free bicycle maintenance and repair services in preparation for the BIKE FOR DAD activity, DSD chief says.

CHIANG MAI – Tourism is starting to pick up in the upper part of Thailand after cool breezes arrived.

Thai and foreign tourists have been traveling to Baan Mong Doi Pui in the northern province of Chiang Mai to get a glimpse of picturesque flowers. Local people are now planting more flowers to welcome tourists whose number is expected to surge at the end of November. 

Monday, 02 November 2015 09:52

Cash strapped Thai TV off air

BANGKOK - The “Thai TV” digital TV channel has terminated its broadcasts while the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has confirmed it didn't order the channel off the air. The commission will meet on Monday to discuss the matter. 

Monday, 02 November 2015 09:51

25,100 Thais died of strokes last year

BANGKOK -The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that as many as 25,100 Thais died from strokes last year.

Public Health Minister Dr. Piyasakon Sakolsattayatorn, stroke is the second major cause of death of people who are over 60 years old worldwide, with nearly 6 million people killed by strokes each year.

In Thailand, an average of three people die from hemorrhagic strokes every hour. The World Stroke Organization has raised global awareness of the deadly disease and how it can be prevented.

The Ministry of Public Health has included strokes among 11 priority diseases that require fast access to medical attention. Dr. Piyasokon stated patients must be taken to the hospital within four and half hours, to increase the chance of survival and lower the possibility of becoming handicapped.

Regional hospitals are expected to form a network that caters to patients soon after the stroke occurs, before sending them on to better equipped hospitals for further treatment.

People, who are 35 years old and above, are encouraged to have their health checked every year for any health issues, particularly high blood pressure and diabetes, that could potentially lead to strokes.

The Ministry of Public Health is also determined to promote a healthier lifestyle among people across the country in a bid to reduce the number of strokes occurring in the population.

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