Tuesday, 17 September 2013 14:00

Thai-Myanmar border towns agree to boost trade

RANONG, Sept 16 - Senior Thai and Myanmar provincial officials met today in this southern border city in an attempt to boost economic cooperation between the adjacent provincial cities.

BANGKOK, Sept 17 – A group of farmers from the Central region has called on the government to extend its rice purchase programme under the pledging scheme to late October.

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Sept 17 – Rubber planter protesters still occupy Kuan Nong Hong intersection in this southern province today while Nakhon Si Thammarat governor pledged no use of force to disperse them.

BANGKOK, Sept 17 – A train bound for Bangkok from the South derailed near Hua Lamphong, the capital’s main railway station, yesterday, an accident coinciding with the first day of 45-day track maintenance shut down for the northern line between Uttaradit and Chiang Mai.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 10:37

Violence-free village in strife-ridden region

Amid continuing violence in Thailand's deep South, a village in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat stands out with its strong defence of its members. It has become a model for other communities in the region to beat the insurgency through peaceful means.

A 30-strong village protection unit is undergoing weapons training by army rangers as they are assigned to ensure the safety of their fellow villagers around the clock.

BANGKOK, Sept 16 – The Thai economy has experienced a downward plunge to its lowest rate, but the second half of the year should see a growth of almost 4 per cent, an economist said today.

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Sept 16 -- The operation to reopen the blocked Asian Highway roadway at Kuan Nong Hong intersection here was carried out lawfully after rubber grower protesters blocked the road for two days, according to Nakhon Si Thammarat governor Wiroj Jiwarangsan.

Monday, 16 September 2013 17:21

TAT earns four PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2013

CHENGDU, China, Sept 16 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Sunday received four PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2013 in a presentation ceremony during the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Board and Committee meetings in Chengdu, China.

Monday, 16 September 2013 17:03

Trains to Chiang Mai stopped from today

UTTARADIT, Sept 16 – Thailand’s North-bound train services have been suspended for 45 days, starting today, and passengers must disembark at Sila-at station in this northern province to continue their northward journey by bus.

Monday, 16 September 2013 13:45

Rubber protesters unblock road

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Sept 16 -- Rubber grower protesters in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat has unblocked Asian Highway at Kuan Nong Hong intersection after police negotiated their reopening the road.