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Advocates for marijuana start 270km walk
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

DECHA SIRIPHAT, a well-known campaigner for medical marijuana, and his allies from over 10 organisations promoting sustainable health and agriculture practices began their 270-kilometre “Cannabis Walk” yesterday from a temple in Phichit, the Transborder News website reported.

Biodiversity key to every life on the planet
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

THE GLOBAL community has to take immediate action to conserve biodiversity and maintain healthy ecosystems in order to avoid catastrophic consequences to every life brought about by the impact of human activities.

Forums on sugar-tied power plant postponed
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Khon Kaen residents fight against project due to concerns over health and ecology.

May 4 announced as official holiday to mark Coronation Day
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

THE CABINET yesterday announced May 4 as the official holiday for Coronation Day.

Private hospital in trouble for charging Bt30,000 for diarrhoea
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

A PRIVATE hospital is in hot waters for charging a patient Bt30,000 for a simple stomach infection.

Marijuana users queue up on last day for amnesty
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

THOUSANDS of people nationwide showed up at provincial health offices to put their names down as users of marijuana yesterday, the very last day of the amnesty period.

Seniors urged to build muscle strength to avoid falling
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

AN ANNUAL average of more than 140,000 seniors sought emergency treatment for injuries from falls over the past three years, a senior official said yesterday.

Marijuana users queue up for amnesty on last day
Tue, 21 May 2019 18:30:00 GMT

More than 1,000 people queued up outside the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) head office in Nonthaburi to put their names down as users of marijuana on Tuesday, the very last day of the amnesty period.

Myanmar inmates released from Ranong Prison after royal pardon
Tue, 21 May 2019 17:48:26 GMT

Fifty-nine Myanmar inmates were released from Ranong Prison on Tuesday after being granted a royal pardon on the occasion of Coronation Day.

Tak local group seeks academic partner to develop medicinal marijuana
Tue, 21 May 2019 17:00:00 GMT

A local cannabis campaign group in Tak province is seeking collaboration in medical cannabis research in collaboration with an academic institute with aim of operating a local non-profit cannabinoid production company.

May 4 announced as new date for Coronation Day official holiday
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:57:04 GMT

The Cabinet on Tuesday announced May 4 as the new Coronation Day official holiday.

Tragic Phoenix goes up for auction
Tue, 21 May 2019 12:54:32 GMT

The double-decker cruise boat Phoenix, which sank off Phuket last July killing 47 Chinese tourists, is among 48 items that the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) will auction off on Wednesday at its head office in Bangkok.

Nakhon Si Thammarat zoo set to close after 40 years of public service
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

The only public zoo in the upper southern region, Thung Talard in Nakhon Si Thammarat, is to officially end its four-decade-long service at the request of local authorities.

Medicines to be produced from seized weed
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

OFFICE of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) says it will be ready to distribute the 24 tonnes of cannabis now in its possession to registered institutions that will use it as the raw material for producing cannabinoid drugs.

Activists call for an end to statelessness, urge agencies to end double standards
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

ACTIVISTS are calling on the authorities to cut down on the red-tape and speed up the nationality verification process in order to eradicate statelessness nationwide, instead of dealing with it on a case-by-case basis.

Man charged after cleaver attack in hospital
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

POLICE YESTERDAY filed four criminal charges against an Ubon Ratchathani man who attacked a male rival with a cleaver while the latter was being treated for injuries in hospital.

Public urged to report child abuse cases
Tue, 21 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

UNICEF, in cooperation with the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, has launched a campaign that urges members of the public to call the 1300 hotline if they suspect child abuse or violence against children.

Local, international kickboxers to take to the ring at ‘Thai Fight Betong’ event in Yala
Mon, 20 May 2019 20:30:00 GMT

Betong district in Yala province is preparing to hold “Thai Fight Betong”, a major muay Thai – or Thai kickboxing – event, with the participation of both local and international competitors.

Male doctor, friend arrested after teen’s death plunge during alleged gay-sex tryst
Mon, 20 May 2019 20:00:00 GMT

A male doctor working in the beauty field and his male friend – apprehended by police on Saturday after their 18-year-old guest fell to his death from a balcony at the doctor’s 20th floor condominium room in Bangkok – were still giving confusing testimonies on Monday morning, police said.

Hello Kitty stamp blocks entry into Taiwan
Mon, 20 May 2019 19:30:00 GMT

A woman went online to advise fellow Thai nationals not to decorate their passports with pink Hello Kitty stamps because Taiwan will not let you in.

Travel News

The water of life
Fri, 03 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Kui Buri district in Prachuab Khiri Khan has adopted the late Monarch’s new agricultural theory on land and water management and is keen to show it off

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