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Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late king

Thailand rehearses lavish $90 million funeral for late king

Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday for the funeral procession of Thailand`s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners.

Oct 21, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
Hundreds of US marines leave Australia after troop rotation

Hundreds of US marines leave Australia after troop rotation

Three hundred U.S. Marines flew out of Australia on Sunday as their troop rotation came to an end, the first of a 1,250-strong force to leave the Pacific nation after being stationed for six months in the country`s far north.

Oct 15, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

Thailand bans smoking on popular tourist beaches

Thailand is initially implementing the ban on 20 beaches but said that if successful the measure could be uniformly adopted.

Oct 11, 2017, 18:52 PM IST
Thailand prepares to bid farewell to 'the people's king'

Thailand prepares to bid farewell to 'the people's king'

Thailand is putting the finishing touches this month to a lavish five-day funeral ceremony in a final goodbye to its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who helped shape the Southeast Asian nation for decades after World War Two.

Oct 11, 2017, 07:14 AM IST
Fossil of Thailand's biggest ever dinosaur found

Fossil of Thailand's biggest ever dinosaur found

The dinosaur was estimated to be about 100 million years old with its size believed to be the biggest ever found in Thailand

Oct 06, 2017, 11:44 AM IST
Fugitive ex-Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra spotted in Dubai

Fugitive ex-Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra spotted in Dubai

Thailand's prime minister says a preliminary investigation shows former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in the Mideast commercial hub of Dubai.

Sep 28, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
Former Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra gets 5 years in jail for negligence

Former Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra gets 5 years in jail for negligence

Thailand's ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was handed a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday after the country's highest court found her guilty of negligence in the management of

Sep 27, 2017, 14:06 PM IST

Roadside bombs wound 20, kill soldier in Thailand's troubled south

The first bomb did not result in any casualties, but the other two killed one soldier and wounded 18 soldiers and police and two villagers. 

 

Sep 14, 2017, 13:06 PM IST
'Kumki 2' shoot begins in Thailand

'Kumki 2' shoot begins in Thailand

Filmmaker Prabhu Solomon has begun shooting for the sequel to his highly successful Tamil romantic-drama "Kumki" in Thailand, a source said.

Sep 12, 2017, 15:11 PM IST

Eight Manipuri tribal girls rescued from Yangon

Some local members of the international gang, all hailing from Churachandpur district of Manipur, were arrested. 

Sep 10, 2017, 17:25 PM IST

2 women traffickers arrested in Manipur

The arrests have exposed the flourishing international human trafficking trade in the northeast, the police said.

Sep 03, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra unknown: Defence minister

Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra unknown: Defence minister

"We don`t know where Yingluck fled and whether she has asked for asylum anywhere," Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also a deputy prime minister, told reporters.

Aug 28, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Fugitive Thai ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai, aiming for UK: Junta source

Fugitive Thai ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai, aiming for UK: Junta source

Yingluck, 50, was due on Friday morning to arrive at the Supreme Court for the ruling in her trial for criminal negligence that could have seen her jailed for 10 years.

Aug 26, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck flees to Dubai: Senior party members

Thailand`s former PM Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday.

Aug 26, 2017, 15:37 PM IST
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra 'flees Thailand' ahead of trial verdict

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra 'flees Thailand' ahead of trial verdict

The top court issued the arrest warrant against Yingluck after she did not appear for the verdict in her trial over a rice subsidy scheme. 

Aug 25, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
Former Thai commerce minister jailed for 42 years for falsifying rice deals with China

Former Thai commerce minister jailed for 42 years for falsifying rice deals with China

Sources close to Yingluck, who was ousted by a military coup in 2014, said on Friday that the former prime minister had fled Thailand.

Aug 25, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Thai ex-PM ​Yingluck Shinawatra skips court, arrest warrant issued

Thai ex-PM ​Yingluck Shinawatra skips court, arrest warrant issued

Thai ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra missed a court appearance in a negligence trial on Friday that could have seen her jailed.

Aug 25, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

BBC journalist on trial for Thailand crime reporting

A British BBC journalist appeared in a Thai court on Wednesday for the start of a criminal defamation trial brought by a lawyer who featured in an investigation about foreigners being scammed of their retirement homes.

Aug 23, 2017, 10:15 AM IST

Thai activist jailed for two and a half years for posting BBC article

He was also charged with violating a computer crime law for posting a link to the BBC report, which was shared by more than 2,000 people.

Aug 15, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
Man teases ferocious bear with food, gets dragged into enclosure and mauled – Watch video

Man teases ferocious bear with food, gets dragged into enclosure and mauled – Watch video

The video of the incident was recorded and posted online and has been going viral ever since, which shows the man being mauled and bitten by the giant animal.

Aug 04, 2017, 11:19 AM IST