Friday, 04 April 2014 16:44

Train services ready for Songkran

BANGKOK, March 28 - State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has assured the train and track to be ready to serve the travellers during the Songkran festival, Thailand’s traditional New Year, later this month, according to SRT governor Prapat Chongsanguan.

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, April 3 – Many parts of Thailand's northeastern provinces are facing severe water shortages, with 17 districts so far declared disaster zones from drought.

BANGKOK, April 4 – The Criminal Court has revoked arrest warrants for 18 anti-government protest leaders after the emergency decree was revoked.

BANGKOK, April 3 – Military, police and civil personnel will be on full alert Saturday to prevent any confrontation between the two rival political groups which are separately organising rallies in Bangkok.

BANGKOK, April 3 - Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today expressed concern over the limited period given to her to defend herself against anti-graft agency charges of dereliction of duty in her supervision of the rice pledging scheme.

Thailand's Kasikorn Research Centre (KResearch) projects the political impasse and the cost of living in the capital will cause lower spending among the public, with spending expected to shrink at 13.7 during the Songkran festival.

Friday, 04 April 2014 10:06

Songkran to see heavy bus traffic

Bus operators have been urged to ensure smooth and safe journeys for travellers during the upcoming water-splashing Songkran Festival as the number of passengers is expected to reach 1.2 million.

The Airports of Thailand (AoT) has announced an ambitious plan to invest Bt36 billion to build airport cities in Bangkok and Phuket, its president Makin Petplai said today.

A village head in Yala's Bannang Sata district and his two female assistants were shot dead yesterday, and one assistant beheaded.

Friday, 04 April 2014 09:26

Bangkok blast kills at least seven

An explosion in Bangkok's Lat Pla Khao area in Lat Phrao district today left at least seven people dead and scores injured, with several nearby buildings damaged by the blast.   

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