BANGKOK, March 16: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha became the first person to be inoculated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the Southeast Asian country on Tuesday after the rollout had been temporarily put on hold over safety concerns.

Thailand held a fruit banquet for dozens of elephants in the ancient capital Ayutthaya on Saturday, continuing an annual event which has been a big draw for foreign tourists in the hope they will return soon and revive the key tourism industry.

Thais flocked to a cannabis exhibition as interest and demand in the plant surges after the government unlocked hemp use in food and cosmetics in the latest move to promote a new cash crop.

BANGKOK, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha survived a no-confidence vote Saturday in parliament amid allegations that his government mismanaged the economy, bungled the provision of COVID-19 vaccines, abused human rights and fostered corruption.

BANGKOK, Nov 21: Thousands of people joined a protest led by high school students in Bangkok on Saturday to call for education reforms as well as the demands of a broader movement pushing to remove the government and curb the powers of the monarchy.

After harvesting the rice crop in this part of central Thailand, a flock of around 10,000 ducks is released from a pen and instinctively stream towards the flooded fields to devour pests such as snails hiding in the rice stubble.

KATHMANDU, June 17: A total of 401 Nepalis have arrived in Kathmandu from Bangladesh and Thailand on Wednesday.

BANGKOK, June 14: Thailand on Monday lifted a nationwide curfew after more than two months and allowed restaurants to resume selling alcohol as the coronavirus crisis eased, with 21 days since a recorded case of local transmission.

BANGKOK, April 2: Thailand is to announce a nationwide curfew between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. starting Friday to try to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

March 10: The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe (all times local): A cruise ship barred from Thailand and Malaysia due to coronavirus fears has returned to Singapore a week after it set sail from the city-state.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Nepal beat hosts Thailand by nine wickets in its third match under the 2020 ACC Eastern Region T20 tournament in Thailand.

BANGKOK, March 2: Thailand has reported one new coronavirus case, bringing the total number of such cases in the country to 43 since January, a senior health official said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Nepal cricket team lost last seven wickets adding 22 runs during the chase succumbing to a 22-run defeat against Malaysia during the ACC Asia Cup Eastern Region Qualifiers match held in Terdthai cricket ground in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday.

Monkey buffet in Thailand

February 12, 2020 14:24 pm

Usually held on the last Sunday of November, the Monkey Buffet Festival of Thailand is an interesting occasion. The festival was initially started in 1989 by hotelier Yongyuth Kitwattananusont with the help of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, THAILAND, Feb 9: Thai security forces on Sunday shot and killed a rogue soldier who went on a rampage in a shopping mall in a northeastern city, ending an overnight siege after a series of attacks that left at least 20 people dead.

Kollywood heartthrob Priyanka Karki who is getting married to Ayushman Desraj Joshi is celebrating bachelorette party in Thailand.

PHANG NGA, Thailand Dec 26: Communities across Asia commemorated the 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world’s most deadly disasters.

Thailand’s southern beaches lure travelers with their turquoise water and dramatic limestone cliffs, but there’s more to explore in the Southeast Asian country that’s one of the world’s most popular destinations.

NRNA Thailand elects new leadership

August 26, 2019 12:28 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Non-Residential Nepali Association (NRNA) Thailand has unanimously elected Khagendra Dhakal as the International Coordination Council (ICC) member for the second term.

BANGKOK, Aug 14: A court in Thailand on Wednesday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas of central Bangkok closed off and random violence that was ended by military force.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The Nepali Embassy in Thailand has repatriated 10 Nepali youths who were lured to Thailand for the prospect of good hotel management training and attractive salaries.

BANGKOK, July 19: Thailand’s customs-cleared annual exports likely declined for a fourth straight month in June, down 5.0%, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, after falling 5.79% in the previous month.

BANGKOK, July 16: Thailand’s new Cabinet has been sworn in, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok in cooperation of NRNA NCC Thailand and Thai-Nepali Association (TNA) organized a tourism promotion program in Pattaya, Thailand recently.

Fifth Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (GEB) was held from 27th to 30th June in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 160 participants from 40 different countries had participated in the bootcamp.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Bangkok-based Nepal Embassy organized ‘Nepal Evening 2019’ on Friday in Phuket, Thailand with a view to promoting Nepali tourism and culture as well as attracting foreign investment for the development of the country.

A South Korean actress has been charged in Thailand with catching endangered giant clams while participating in a reality TV show and could face up to four years in prison if found guilty, an official said Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 18: The Embassy of Nepal in Thailand in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Society of Travel and Tour Operators (SOTTO)–Nepal organized “Nepal Evening 2019: B2B Tourism Event” in Bangkok.

BANGKOK, June 11: Thailand’s king formally endorsed former army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as an elected prime minister on Tuesday, five years after he seized power in a military coup, though the makeup of his coalition government’s cabinet is unclear.

BANGKOK, May 9: Thailand’s pro-army Palang Pracharat party was looking for coalition partners on Thursday from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a 2014 coup, in office as prime minister.

BANGKOK, May 6: Animal lovers in Thailand were thrown into confusion on Sunday over whether a Siamese cat presented to the newly crowned Thai king and his queen was a living feline - or not.

An elaborate three-day ceremony is planned for the official coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who ascended the throne after the 2016 death of his revered father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

BANGKOK, May 4: Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday completed Buddhist and Brahmin rituals to symbolically transform him into a living god as the Southeast Asian nation crowned its first monarch in nearly seven decades.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Nepal defeated Malaysia by 59 runs to win the ACC U-16 Eastern Region-2019 at Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand on Sunday.

REUTERS, April 18: A Thai animal rescue group welcomed a dog who was rescued nearly 220 kilometers (136 miles) from shore Monday.

Three divers who helped rescue a Thai football team last year have made a fresh discovery in Vietnam where they explored a tunnel that could expand the footprint of the world's largest cave.

BANGKOK, April 6: Thailand began elaborate rituals on Saturday leading to the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will be officially crowned in ceremonies from May 4 to 6.

BANGKOK, April 6: The leader of a new party that has challenged Thailand’s military government was charged on Saturday with sedition, the latest legal action facing the rising star after a disputed March election.

BANGKOK, March 24: A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed Sunday, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power.

Polls opened Sunday for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support "good" leaders to prevent "chaos."

Chiang Mai to host ACC U16

March 15, 2019 12:19 pm

KATHMANDU, March 15: Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, has been finalized as the venue for Asian Cricket Council (ACC) U-16 Eastern Region. Defending champion Nepal will start its campaign to retain the trophy against Myanmar on April 20 at the Prem Tinsulanonda School cricket ground.

BANGKOK, March 14: It's polo season in Thailand and teams of jodhpur-clad Argentines and monied Asians gallop onto the flawless field, as spectators spill from a pavilion -- glasses of champagne in hand -- for the final chukka.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Nepal has defeated Hong Kong by four wickets at its fourth match under the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier being held at Terdthai Cricket Ground, Bangkok on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Nepal national women’s cricket team has left for Thailand on Saturday to take part in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asian Region Qualifiers to start from Tuesday.

BANGKOK, Feb 15: As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she’s pursuing a bid to become the country’s first transgender prime minister.

FEB 11: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

February 11, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

DUBAI, Feb 11: Bahrain said it has taken note of a “halt of legal proceedings” against refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was released from a Thai jail on Monday after Bahraini authorities abandoned their bid to seek his extradition.

BANGKOK, Feb 11: Thailand's junta chief on Monday dismissed rumours of an impending coup as "fake news", as speculation ricocheted across a kingdom unsettled by the ill-fated political union between a princess and a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan.

Feb 8: 6 things to know by 6 PM

February 8, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

BANGKOK, Feb 8 : A Thai political party on Friday named a princess as its nominee to be the next prime minister, upending tradition that the royal palace plays no public role in politics and upsetting all predictions about what may happen in next month’s election.