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Thailand’s women leave men in shade with 58kg one-two

Thailand’s women leave men in shade with 58kg one-two

RIO DE JANEIRO, August 9 (Reuters) – Thailand’s women weightlifters have made it two golds and one silver from three attempts and will aim for another medal on Tuesday when their fourth and final female team member competes in the…

Thailand, seeking stability, approves military constitution

Thailand, seeking stability, approves military constitution

BANGKOK, August 8 (Reuters) – A democratically elected government will take power in Thailand at the earliest by December 2017, a senior Thai official said on Monday, after the country endorsed a military-backed constitution paving the way for a general…

As vote looms, Thailand’s powerful army aims to preserve role

As vote looms, Thailand’s powerful army aims to preserve role

BANGKOK, Thailand, August 4 (Reuters) – Thailand votes on Sunday for a new constitution that aims to subdue political parties and give the generals a permanent role in overseeing the country’s economic development, senior military officers say.   The kingdom…

How Thai research can help in Clean India mission

Bajinder Pal Singh IANS As India grapples with an immense and seemingly insurmountable sanitation crisis, a Thailand-based international institute could show the way on tackling this challenge. The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has unveiled four sanitation and toilet-related innovations…

Hundreds of Thais defy protest ban in anti-junta march

Hundreds of Thais defy protest ban in anti-junta march

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Hundreds of activists defied a ban on protests and marched in Thailand’s capital on Saturday in a rare rally against the hard-line ruling military. Lines of police stood by as a crowds of people chanting “no dictatorship”,…

Bomb takes toll on Thai tourism

Bomb takes toll on Thai tourism

BANGKOK, August 26 (Reuters): Thailand’s worst-ever bombing has caused a 17 percent fall in tourist arrivals, putting pressure on revenues vital to the military government’s moves to resuscitate a struggling economy.   Average daily arrivals to Thailand fell from 85,000 before the deadly Aug.…

Thailand increases reward for bombing suspect

Thailand increases reward for bombing suspect

BANGKOK, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Thai authorities have tripled to $85,000 a reward for information leading to the arrest of the main suspect in the country’s worst ever bombing. The government said progress in the investigation was being made but…