Ten injured in two-pickup collision in Ubon Ratchathani
Ten people were injured when a family pickup truck was hit in the rear by another pickup carrying workers on an Ubon Ratchathani road on Thursday night. Police said the accident happened at 7pm on the Warin Chamrab-Pibul Mangsahan road in Ban Thai Thaworn village in Tambon Thachang of Sawang Wirawong district.
Sattahip man busted for pawning fake gold
Pornchai Suwannakhet was arrested for allegedly trying to pawn fake gold. A check on the various rings, bracelets and necklaces he was wearing found they, too, were all fake.
Ministry downplays need for southern power plants
The government says construction of new large-scale power plants in southern Thailand is unlikely over the next five years, arguing that existing power plants are capable of meeting demand. Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan said on Thursday that there is no need to make a decision to build large power plants in the South, with the government instead promoting the construction of small biogas plants to supply power to the region.
Khon Kaen centre graft probe on hold
The investigation into alleged embezzlement of state funds earmarked for the underprivileged in Khon Kaen has been put on hold as investigators have had trouble gathering evidence before they begin questioning people of interest. Thongsuk Na Pol, a senior investigator attached to the Office of Anti-Corruption in Public Sector Area 4 in Khon Kaen, revealed the delay Wednesday, a day after he said his team would question about 2,000 villagers in Khon Kaen whose names appeared on receipts obtained by the PACC.
videoGusty winds damage houses, more to come
The house of Niem Koolpimai after gusty winds swept through Ban Puttra in Phimai district, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Wednesday night. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department on Thursday reported 1,000 households in seven provinces were affected by the overnight gusty winds that killed one person in Phetchabun.
The Fine Arts Department should review its plan to extend the conservation area of Phimai Historical Park in Nakhon Ratchasima, as it will affect thousands of local people. This week, local people in the designated conservation zone, approximately 30,000, voiced their concerns and sought help from a political party and civic groups for fear of eviction under the plan.
PAO engineer ambushed, murdered in Nakhon Si
Police and emergency workers at the scene where civil engineer Montri Uppala was slain in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Thung Yai district late on Wednesday night. Spent cartridge cases were found at the scene.
Blossoming Chiang Mai
A highlight of 'Chiang Mai Blooms 2018' is the '42nd Chiang Mai Flower Festival'. It takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in February in and around Nong Buak Hat Park in downtown Chiang Mai.
2018 Buriram MotoGP #ThaiTest Images | Gallery B
While we are all excited and anticipating the Qatar start, the season has already started and we are in Buriram, Thailand for the second MotoGP test of the season. New and existing riders on unfamiliar machinery pitted against the regulars is always interesting.
High-speed line final bids due by year-end
Auctions for the three remaining stretches of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway's first phase from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima will be concluded by the end of the year, according to a State Railway of Thailand source. The source said auctions for the project's second stretch, from Pak Chong to Khanan Chit -- both of which are in Nakhon Ratchasima -- will commence in May, after a final draft of the stretch's specifications is concluded.
Trail runner Sanya Khanchai from Thailand is a two-time winner of The North Face 100km race.
From eating sticky rice and shredded spicy papaya salad before a race to running in all kinds of temperatures, athletes from Thailand, Hong Kong and France reveal the secrets to speed and endurance In rural Thailand, thousands of people pay to wake up before sunrise and take part in trail running events through paddy fields and forest trails, and over steep, rocky hills. These diehard trail runners brave heat, rain, wind, mud, scrapes, aches, cramps, and encounters with testy country dogs.
Preaw in court, now denies killing karaoke bar girl
Preeyanuch "Preaw" Nongwangchai , and two other woman defendants apologise to the family of Warisara Klinjui during the crime reenactment in Khon Kaen's Khao Suan Kwang district last year. KHON KAEN: Preeyanuch "Preaw" Nongwangchai, on trial for the murder and dismemberment of a karaoke bar worker, has change tack in court and denied killing the young woman.
TAT seeks China's help to stop damage by Chinese tourists
Frequent cases of Chinese tourists damaging coral reefs and other fragile sea natural resources have prompted the Tourism Authority of Thailand to seek help from its Chinese counterpart. Phanu Woramitr, director of the TAT office for Hat Yai, Songkhla and Satoon said on Tuesday that TAT has sent a letter to the Chinese tourism agency asking it to warn Chinese tourists to behave while visiting Thailand.
'Secret compartment' clue in gangster murder
A SYDNEY gangster asked his friends to wait for him at a McDonald's for half an hour. He was never seen again.
Driver killed, 8 passengers hurt in Loei bus crash
An inter-provincial bus operating between Khon Kaen and Loei rammed into a bridge barrier and overturned on a steep road in Loei's Phu Kradung district on Tuesday morning, killing the driver and injuring eight passengers. LOEI: The driver was killed and eight passengers hurt when an inter-provincial bus hit a barrier at the side of a bridge, veered off the road and overturned in Phu Kradung district on Tuesday morning.
Buddhist Monks In Thailand Are Grappling With The Meaning Of Video Games
Video games seem like no big deal to those of us who grew up gaming, and aside from the occasional parental or religious controversy over innappropriate content video games are a fairly innocent form of interactive entertainment. But Buddhist monks in Thailand are having a hard time reconciling the tenets of their religion and the addictive joy of video gaming, and smartphones are at the center of the conflict.
Rock star Sek Loso arraigned on firearm charges
Rock star Sek Loso, 44, emerges from the Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Court after his arraignment on firearm charges on Tuesday and release on bail. NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted rock star Sek Loso in court on firearm charges arising from an incident at a temple in this southern province in December.