Thai forces shoot dead seven drug suspects

Thai forces have shot dead seven suspected drug smugglers and seized six bags of heroin after a firefight near the Myanmar border, an official said, in the latest clash over narcotics in the remote region.

Thai Navy votes to buy three Chinese submarines worth $1 bn

 Thailand`s navy has voted in favour of buying three Chinese submarines worth US$1 billion, an official said Thursday, the kingdom`s first such vessels in decades if the purchase is approved by the cabinet.

India to ink agreement with Myanmar, Thailand: Nitin Gadkari

In the wake of an agreement between India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan for unhindered vehicular movement, a similar accord with Myanmar and Thailand will facilitate smoother surface movement in the region, union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

EU slams `disturbing` Thai student sedition charges

 The European Union hit out at Thailand`s junta Tuesday for pursuing sedition charges against a group of anti-coup student activists, describing their arrest and prosecution in a military court as a "disturbing development".

Thailand slammed for `disturbing` student sedition charges

The European Union hit out at Thailand`s junta Tuesday for pursuing sedition charges against a group of anti-coup student activists, describing their arrest and prosecution in a military court as a "disturbing development".

Thailand launches Muslim-friendly tourist app

Thailand on Monday launched a smartphone app to attract Muslim visitors, something that could help further boost an industry which has been steadily recovering since a 2014 coup.

India, Thailand sign multiple agreements, including DTAT
India, Thailand sign multiple agreements, including DTAT

India and Thailand on Monday signed a number of important agreements, including the double taxation avoidance treaty, and exchanged instruments of ratification on the extradition treaty inked in 2013, which provides for the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive offenders.

Sushma Swaraj meets Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Thailand`s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in Bangkok on Sunday.

14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody today after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta sharply escalates its chokehold on dissent.

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Thailand for World Sanskrit Conference

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday arrived here for the 16th World Sanskrit Conference beginning tomorrow in which over 600 scholars from 60 countries will participate.

14 Thai students held, face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

 Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody early Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, police said, as the ruling junta escalates its chokehold on dissent.

Thai police ban human rights event on Vietnam minority

 Thai police Friday banned a press conference in Bangkok about the persecution of a Vietnamese religious minority, claiming it would "affect relations" with the country`s communist authoritarian neighbour.

Thais caught with gun in Pakistan return home

 A group of Thai students who were detained in Pakistan after one of them was caught carrying a gun through Lahore airport returned home Thursday after officials secured their release.

Mentally ill Thai man jailed for lese majeste
Mentally ill Thai man jailed for lese majeste

 A Thai man was sentenced to more than three years in jail Thursday under the kingdom`s controversial royal defamation law, despite having a history of mental illness.

Five Thai students detained in Pakistan return home

Five Thai students detained in Pakistan for trying to board a plane with a pistol and ammunition have been freed and returned to Bangkok on Thursday, said Thailand`s foreign ministry.

Thai Buddhists to help anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up radio station

 Thai Buddhists have offered to help a network of hardline anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up a radio station to spread their message across a nation where sectarian hatred is on the rise.

Two Indian warships dock at Thai port

Two Indian warships, INS Satpura and INS Shakti, on Tuesday sailed into Thailand's Sattahip port to strengthen bilateral maritime cooperation and in pursuant of India's 'Act East' policy.

Thai police wrap up human trafficking probe
Thai police wrap up human trafficking probe

Thailand`s crackdown on people smuggling and trafficking networks has successfully dismantled the grim trade, police announced Tuesday while admitting that dozens of suspects have yet to be apprehended.

UNESCO threat looms as Thailand fights to keep two sites' status
UNESCO threat looms as Thailand fights to keep two sites' status

With the UNESCO threatening to downgrade Thailand's two World Heritage sites' status, the country is preparing hard to defend them amid ongoing concerns over their conservation and management efforts.