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Thai junta`s gag on media raises alarm, criticism

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 23:26

Critics and journalists raised concerns today about the Thai military government`s latest move to tighten its grip on the media by banning them from criticising the junta`s operations and threatening to immediately suspend the broadcast or publication of content that defies the order.

Thailand`s military junta may prolong martial law

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 15:40

Thailand`s military junta has hinted at the possibility of continuing martial law for the duration of the interim charter, which is expected to last about a year, media reports said Friday.

London pips Bangkok, Paris as world's top tourist destination

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:44

Bangkok was the second most popular city with 16.4 million visitors predicted for 2014 while Paris was placed third.

Rape and murder of 13-year-old spark debate in junta-ruled Thailand

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:31

The rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train in Thailand have prompted a nationwide call for stricter enforcement of rape laws and a weekend rally that will defy military restrictions on public gatherings.

Missing Thai girl found dead, raped

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 11:41

The body of a 13-year-old girl who went missing on Sunday from a train in Thailand was found Tuesday. <br><br> The girl was travelling in an overnight train Sunday from the southern province of Surat Thani to Bangkok, the Bangkok Post reported.

Thai junta compares its intervention to Myanmar`s 1988 crackdown

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:58

Thailand`s military on Friday compared its seizure of power in May to restore stability after months of unrest to the brutal crackdown by Myanmar`s former junta in 1988 to snuff out a pro-democracy movement.

Thai court sentences first anti-coup protester under junta

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 20:10

A Thai court today passed a suspended prison sentence on an anti-coup activist for breaching a ban on political gatherings, his lawyer said, in the first protest-related verdict since the military takeover.

Thai ex-lawmakers vow `fightback` against coup

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:36

The former leader of Thailand`s toppled ruling party on Tuesday launched the first official opposition group to the new military regime, trying to draw together dissidents within the country and overseas.

Opponents of Thai military regime launch campaign for democracy

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 09:19

Opponents of Thailand`s junta launched a campaign on Tuesday to restore democracy and "oppose the military dictatorship and its aristocratic network", the first sign of organised resistance to the army since it seized power last month. 

Flights from Chandigarh to Dubai, Bangkok soon: Punjab govt

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 01:26

The Civil Aviation Ministry has given its nod to start of international flights from Chandigarh to Dubai and Bangkok soon, Punjab government said on Thursday said.

Thailand`s martial law gives rise to selfies

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 00:12

Sometimes you never know when the opportunity for an interesting selfie will present itself.

Thai junta unfazed by serial hunger striker`s `win-win` fast

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 11:14

For more than three decades, Chalad Vorachat`s hunger strikes have drawn crowds. Once, he even helped topple a government.