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Thailand could become 'First World' developed country: Thai PM

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 15:22

Bangkok, Sep 15 (IANS) Thailand could potentially upgrade itself from the long-standing status of a Third World developing country to a "First World" developed country, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday.

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Thailand stop trying civilians in military courts

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:16

Bangkok, Sep 13 (IANS) Thailand's military junta approved to discontinue prosecution of civilians in the military courts after human rights organisations criticised it for the trial of hundreds of opposition members.

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Thai PM calls for patience after bomb blasts

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 04:52

Bangkok, Aug 13 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday called for patience and unity to help rid of bad people behind the bomb attacks that killed four and injured 15.

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Thailand's military-written draft constitution seems 'approved'

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 18:54

Bangkok, Aug 7 (IANS) Millions of Thais on Sunday appeared to have voted in favour of a new constitution that will give extra powers to the country's military, which seized control of the government in a 2014 coup.

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Buddhist devotees ordained in Thai ceremony

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:34

Bangkok, July 16 (IANS) Buddhist devotees from across the world, including India, congregated at Thailand's Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple on Saturday for a mass ordination ceremony organised to mark the upcoming Buddhist Lent -- Vassa.

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Thai PM offers prayers at Bodh Gaya

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 12:38

Patna, June 18 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha on Saturday visited Bodh Gaya and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhists' holiest shrine, officials said.

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Modi announces new visa rules for Thai tourists

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 15:24

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to attract more tourists from Thailand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India will facilitate double entry e-tourist visas for Thai citizens.

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40 cubs found dead in Thai tiger temple

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 13:54

Bangkok, June 1 (IANS) Thai authorities on Wednesday discovered 40 dead tiger cubs in a controversial temple that uses the big cats to attract tourists.

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Thai actor sentenced for anti-monarchist speech

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:46

Bangkok, June 1 (IANS) A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced an actor to seven years and six months in prison for making an anti-monarchist speech during protests.

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Aung Sang Suu Kyi to lead committee for Rohingyas

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:18

Nay Pyi Taw, June 1 (IANS) Nobel laureate and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung Sang Suu Kyi will chair a new committee dedicated to promoting peace and development in Rakhine state, where the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority lives, officials said on Wednesday.

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Thailand dormitory fire kills 17 schoolgirls

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:44

Bangkok, May 23 (IANS) A schoolgirl boarding-house in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai was burnt down late Sunday, killing 17 girls, injuring five others while two girls were missing, a local newspaper quoted police as reporting on Monday.

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