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Campaign to raise questions over GPO chief's sacking
A health advocacy group Monday kicked off its campaign to protest the sacking of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO)'s chief Witit Artavatkun.
Focus on communication skills
Nation University is seriously equipping its students with communication skills - the key for them to advance in their career and to prosper in daily life.
NESDB revises down 2013 growth forecast
The Office of National Economic and Social Development Board has revised down 2013 economic growth forecast to 4.2-5.2 per cent, due to the lower-than-expected growth in the first quarter.
'Top-down govt flood solutions' condemned
Groups opposed to dams in North also upset at ban at summit venue
BOT rejects claim that banks have fuelled rise in the baht
The Finance Ministry is pointing a finger at commercial banks, accusing them of being behind the steady rise of the baht this year.
University students vow against cheating
Executives and students at 27 universities vow against "cheating", ready to support national anti-corruption campaigns.
Rising cost of living may weaken Govt
Higher cost of living is cited as a major reason that could weaken public supports to the Yingluck government, according to a poll by Assumption University.
Jatuporn 'set for Cabinet'
Apiwan will also be appointed next month, party source says
Korn rejects Thaksin's claim on BOT
Former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij yesterday disputed ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra's claim that an independent central bank was Thailand's problem in the face of a strengthening baht.
Political interference behind the sacking of GPO chief: rural doctors
The sacking of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO)'s managing director was due to political interference, health advocates and the Rural Doctors Society said yesterday.
Sukhumbhand backs call for new park on SRT land
State railway plans business venture on Makkasan plot
Thai Patriotic Front steps up pressure on govt to resign
The Thai Patriotic Front boasted yesterday that up to 50,000 people would join its rally at Sanam Luang today to demand the Pheu Thai-led government resign.
GPO agrees to fire managing director for negligence
Irregularities over procurements, delays in plant construction cited
Schaefer shoved aside as Thailand coach
Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi yesterday gave strongest hint yet that the association was about to part ways with beleaguered coach Winfried Schaefer, by saying former national captain Kiatisak "Zico" Senamuang would take charge of the team for next month's friendly with China.
British foreign office minister to attend Strategic Dialogue meeting next week
The UK's Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire will be in Bangkok on Sunday for a three-day official visit during which he will participate in the Thai-UK Strategic Dialogue.
True, CTH battle for TV top spot
True boosts package options after losing EPL to CTH
Constitutional Court to review Abhisit's MP status
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva's political future is hanging in the balance after the Constitutional Court yesterday voted to review his MP status, following the controversial revocation of his Army rank.
DSI says Witit breached several laws
Accused found to have approved Bt20m for Bt8m factory design
Will this marriage end conflicts?
With former PM Somchai Wongsawat's youngest daughter, who is also ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra's niece, set to marry the son of Cambodian PM Hun Sen's right-hand man, ties between the two countries might get stronger.
Power usage peaks at 26,598MW
Thailand's power consumption peaked for the second time this year, according to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.
The British composer Benjamin Britten tuned in to the traditional Indonesia music during his visit in Bali
Messing about on the river
Bangkok Tree House offers a great break for the environmentally conscious
NEW ZEALAND: Kiwi knock out
Tourism New Zealand is partnering with Qantas Airlines in a new campaign to promote great value fares and packages for Singapore travellers.
Counting down for Krabi
Bangkok Airways introduces two daily flights from/to Bangkok and Krabi - one of Thailand's best beach holiday destinations.
Eyes in the rock
Tens of thousands of statues of the Buddha and his disciples look down on a river valley from the Longmen Grottoes
Flying high with Etihad
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will introduce the Boeing 777-300ER, complete with Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, on its daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York from June 1.
I'm travelling to Bangkok on AirAsia and want to head to Pattaya when I arrive.
My flight lands at Don Mueang Airport. Are there any direct buses from there to Pattaya? I don't want to hire a taxi to take me all the way. Ramon.
A Persian night in old Siam
Ayutthaya plays host to the upcoming festival 'From Persia to Thailand'
River deep, mountain high
An American Jewish tourist finds a warm welcome in Muslim Turkey
Dreamliner flies again
Qatar Airways has resumed its Boeing 787 services after a worldwide grounding of the aircraft in January.
Making detox delightful
Bali is home to a range of retreats offering everything from herbology to acupuncture
I'd like to go to the beach and have been thinking about Phuket. Is that a good choice or is it better to go somewhere nearer to Bangkok? Thanks in advance. Elaine
Forest of beautiful dreams
The newly opened Vana Belle on Koh Samui is perfect for loving twosomes
Countrywide: From jungle to sea
Plan your next Anantara experience now for stays before July 31 and enjoy a longer, more rewarding dream holiday.
A taste of the past
A multi-tiered wooden temple built by Shan workers more than a century ago, Wat Chomsawan in Phrae is hosting series of cultural showcases every Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
Fire in the sky
The northeastern province of Yasothon offers a challenge to NASA with some stunning rockets of its own
CHIANG MAI: Summer at the Shangri-La
"Summer Deals At Shangri-La" costs just Bt3,500 per night from now until September 30. The price covers accommodation for two sharing in a Deluxe room and breakfast for two people.
All that jazz
Jazz guitarist Jerry Bird celebrates May Day with a concert tonight at the Hansar Bangkok. Bird, who has played with such jazz greats such as Roland Kirk, Jack McDuff, Sonny Stitt, Lonnie Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Foster and Slide Hampton, performs from 7.30pm.
Finding Nemo - and his pals
The brightly coloured clown fish is just one of the many amazing creatures swimming around Marine Park
Hua Hin: Looking younger with caviar
The Barai at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin is offering a Caviar Anti-Ageing Facial that refines, lifts and hydrates while guests are being pampered with a luxurious neck, shoulder and arm massage plus a foot massage with healing rose stones.
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