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Detention extended for red-shirt weapons suspects

The Criminal Court on Saturday approved detention and rejected bail for nine suspects charged with anti-government activities and terrorism linked with hardcore red-shirt fugitive Wuthipong "Kotee" Kochathammakun.

Posted on 25 March 2017 | 5:28 am

New Saraburi-Korat bridge a shortcut to Khao Yai

A bridge linking Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima with Muak Lek in Saraburi opened for public use on Saturday, easing traffic on Mittraphap Road and serving as a shortcut to the popular Khao Yai National Park.

Posted on 25 March 2017 | 4:43 am

Songkran activities on Khao San to be subdued

Songkran activities on Khao San Road in Bangkok will be more subdued this year in the wake of the mourning for the passing of the revered king.

Posted on 25 March 2017 | 4:41 am

Healthcare failure a major embarrassment for Trump

WASHINGTON: US Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates alike in their ranks, abandoned attempts to repeal Obamacare and pass their own healthcare bill on Friday in a major defeat for President Donald Trump in the first legislative showdown of his presidency.

Posted on 25 March 2017 | 2:45 am

50-year foreign lease mulled

The Finance Ministry is studying the issue of allowing foreigners to lease land in Thailand for up to 50 years as part of efforts to draw foreign direct investment, which it believes could provide further impetus for another property market boom.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 9:16 pm

BoI green-lights EV privileges

The Board of Investment (BoI) yesterday approved promotional privileges for electric vehicles (EVs), including tax holidays of 5-8 years.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 9:01 pm

Bid to reduce HIV infection in babies

Thailand aims to cut the transmission rate of HIV from mother-to-child to less than 1% within the next three years.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 8:44 pm

Four officials under flesh-trade probe

A disciplinary action panel has been set up to investigate four state officials who allegedly took bribes from influential figures involved in the trafficking of young Lao girls in Loei province for the flesh trade.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 7:28 pm

NLA pushes for merger control bill

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has pushed through a bill to amend the Trade Competition Act to authorise a panel to decide whether to approve the merger of large companies with significant potential for market manipulation.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 6:52 pm

Cops arrest vagrant who may have sparked blaze at bridge

A homeless windscreen washer suspected of causing a fire that damaged the Thai-Belgian Bridge late last month has been arrested.

Posted on 24 March 2017 | 5:36 pm


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