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Explained: No registration or insurance needed, why your Thailand holiday is more convenient from July 1

June 18, 2022 7:16 am

According to a statement by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, from July 1, foreign nationals are only required to show proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test (antigen test) result within 72 hours of travel.

Thailand makes marijuana legal, but smoking discouraged

June 09, 2022 2:30 pm

Some Thai advocates celebrated Thursday morning by buying marijuana at a cafe that had previously been limited to selling products made from the parts of the plant that do not get people high.

Thailand: Bangkok sees first LGBTQ Pride march in years

June 06, 2022 10:58 am

Thailand has a largely visible LGBTQ community, but its members still face discrimination in the conservative country.

Thailand police rescue 59 Rohingya refugees abandoned on southern island

June 06, 2022 7:39 am

The Rohingya - 31 men, 23 women, and five children - were found on Dong island in Satun province in Thailand which borders Malaysia

Explained: Why Thailand will distribute 1 million cannabis plants to households

May 13, 2022 1:30 pm

With about a third of its labour force engaged in agriculture, Thailand has been trying to promote cannabis as a cash crop for some time now. In fact, in 2018, it became the first country in the Southeast Asian region to legalise the use of cannabis for medical use.

Thailand gets 2 lakh doses of India-made Covovax

April 22, 2022 1:00 am

The doses were handed over to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul in Bangkok by Indian Ambassador Suchitra Durai, Australian envoy Allan McKinnon, Japan’s Nashida Kazuya and US Charge d’Affaires James Wayman.

Myanmar rulers in mind, India gets Lanka to hold online BIMSTEC meet

March 27, 2022 8:17 am

Besides India and Sri Lanka, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) includes Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.

Cashless and flightless, Russian tourists stuck in Thailand

March 12, 2022 9:17 pm

The crisis in Europe also put a crimp in recovery plans for the Southeast Asian nation's tourism industry, which has hosted more visitors from Russia than any of its neighbors before the pandemic hit

Hiding in Thailand, gangster kept extortion going via internet calls

March 03, 2022 8:22 am

Police said Rana is involved in at least 30 cases of murder, attempt to murder, extortion and criminal intimidation across Haryana, and had also planned the escape of Kuldeep alias Fajja from police custody at GTB Hospital last year.

February 16, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Andhra Assembly

February 15, 2022 11:47 pm

The ruling Congress (I) got the Andhra Pradesh assembly adjourned sine die in an unprecedented manner by moving a motion within five days of commencement of the Budget Session.

THAILAND PHOTOS

In pictures: Thailand reopens Maya Bay after more than three years

January 09, 2022 6:45 pm

Tourists return to Maya Bay Beach in Thailand, that was shut by authorities in 2018.

In pictures: Thailand's floating basket festival

November 23, 2021 6:18 pm

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Loy Krathong is a Thai festival celebrated annually in the country.

Campus-based Thai protest movement extends reach to streets

August 16, 2020 8:11 pm

Thousands of Thai protesters chanting “down with dictatorship” and “the country belongs to the people” joined an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on Sunday that was one of the biggest since a 2014 coup.

Inside Mouni Roy's Thailand vacation

September 30, 2019 6:42 am

Mouni Roy shared some gorgeous photos of herself enjoying the waterfall and other beautiful locales of Thailand on her Instagram account.

Sonali Bendre is 'in paradise' with husband Goldie Behl and son Ranveer

August 04, 2019 7:23 am

Sonali Bendre who has returned to Mumbai after being cured of cancer took to her Instagram to share photos from her visit to "paradise".

In photos: Coronation of Thailand's King Vajiralongkom

May 06, 2019 7:42 am

Vajiralongkorn, who is the tenth monarch of the reigning Chakri dynasty, ascended the throne after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2016 and has since been dispatching his duties as a king.

Buddhist monks celebrate Makha Bucha festival in Thailand

February 20, 2019 6:51 am

Magha Puja or Makha Bucha, as it is known in Thailand, is celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. This year it falls on February 19

Thailand's rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition, continue to fight for equality

January 14, 2019 10:26 am

In recent years, more Thai Buddhist women seeking to become full-fledged “bhikkunis”, or female monks, have been defying the tradition by pursuing the other option: getting ordained overseas, usually in Sri Lanka or India

Thailand's masked dance drama 'Khol' now on UNESCO cultural heritage list

January 09, 2019 7:03 am

Lakhon Khol was recently listed by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, as an intangible cultural heritage, along with neighbouring Thailand’s version of the dance, known as Khon

Thailand cave rescue over, all safe

July 12, 2018 6:48 am

Ending more than two weeks of the ordeal, all 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a flooded Thai cave were rescued on Tuesday.

THAILAND VIDEOS

Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

January 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.

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