Fifteen persons were killed and 40 others were injured when a chartered bus packed with students and teachers on a school field trip hit a pickup truck and veered into the past of an 18-wheel truck in the eastern province of Prachin Buri before plunging off the road on a steep hillside.
BANGKOK, Feb 27 - Thailand's National Food Institute (NFI) has projected food exports from the country to expand by 6.2 per cent to Bt970 billion in values this year.
BANGKOK, Feb 28 – The Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) will set up an assistance fund to generate financial contributions for farmers, according to caretaker Deputy Finance Minister Tanusak Lek-uthai.
SAMUT PRAKAN, Feb 26 - At least 11 workers were killed and 15 injured in an accident at a hospital construction site in this Bangkok suburb Tuesday prompting the provincial governor to order the suspension of construction.
NARATHIWAT, Feb 26 – Two female defence volunteers have been shot in the latest series of attacks in this violence-ridden southernmost province on Wednesday.
BANGKOK, Feb 27 – The Election Commission (EC) will seek a Constitution Court’s ruling on whether a royal decree would be required to hold new elections in 28 unsuccessful constituencies in Thailand’s South.
BANGKOK, Feb 27 – Two navy personnel, arrested by police in the capital yesterday for carrying weapons, were returning from their duty in Thailand’s South, according to navy secretary Rear Adm Kan Dee-ubon.
BANGKOK, Feb 27 -- Four grenades were shot into the compounds of the Thai PBS television station and the nearby Royal Thai Police Sports Club housing the Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) Wednesday night, damaging three cars, but with no injuries reported.
BANGKOK, 27 February 2014 The Tourism Council of Thailand deems that the increase in violence associated with political rallies has negatively affected the confidence of foreign tourists from Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
According to the council, tourists from these markets travel in group tours, and they have been making cancellation of their trips to Thailand and diverting instead to nearby countries. Several countries have also been raising their travel safety warning level to their citizens, concerning visits to Thailand. 48 countries advised that their citizens exercise special precaution, whereas Hong Kong has raised its warning color code to 'black' level, meaning that a visit would incur significant hazard and all visits should be avoided.
As a result, the council expects to see 1.1 million fewer tourists in the first quarter of the year, consequently causing a drop of 80 billion baht in income for the tourism industry. The council also believes the political crisis will have adverse effects on the tourism scene in the second quarter.
BANGKOK, Feb 26 – The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is predicting this year’s electricity demand to rise only by 2 per cent, lower than the expected 3-4 per cent rise due to slow economic growth as a result of ongoing political problems.