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News for Monday, 8 March 2021

Patpong 'on its last legs'

8 March 2021 - 06:13 am

Sex workers surviving on handouts as Coronavirus drives away trade

The vivid lights of Patpong Road are slowly ebbing away as many bars and clubs cannot keep their heads above water. Many bars are taking their last gasps of air amid an economic slump caused by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

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News for Sunday, 7 March 2021

Weather forecast for 8 March 2021

7 March 2021 - 12:27 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 8 March 2021 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Three men caught for murder in Surat Thani

7 March 2021 - 01:39 am

Three gang members who allegedly shot dead a 46-year-old man in Surat Thani over a drug conflict were caught in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Saturday. Thawil Pengsakul, 39, Suthin Pengsakul, 35, and Jakkrit Chumanee, 25, were arrested in Tham Phannara district of this southern province by a team of Crime Suppression Division police.

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Gold shop robbery suspect takes own life

7 March 2021 - 01:38 am

Man sought for B1-million heist in Ratchaburi found shot to death at Phetchaburi resort

A man being hunted for the one-million-baht robbery of a gold shop in Ratchaburi reportedly shot himself to death at a resort in Phetchaburi on Saturday. Pol Maj Gen Noppasil Phoonsawat, investigation chief of Provincial Police Region 7, led a team to the resort in Nong Ya Plong district of Phetchaburi after receiving a report that a man had taken his life there, Thai media reported.

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Monk killed after being struck by pickup

7 March 2021 - 01:37 am

Driver says poor visibility a factor in accident in Prachin Buri

PRACHIN BURI: A 59-year-old Buddhist monk was killed after a pickup truck struck him while he was crossing the road to collect alms in Sri Maha Phot district on Saturday morning. The fatal accident occurred at the Ban Khlong Krang intersection on Highway 304, said Pol Lt Kamolwat Arkard, deputy inspection chief at the Sri Maha Phot police station, who was alerted at around 5.50am.

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Thailand downgraded to 'not free' in global survey

7 March 2021 - 01:36 am

Freedom House points to FFP dissolution and suppression of protests as factors

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64 new Covid-19 cases

7 March 2021 - 01:35 am

Sixty-four Covid-19 cases — 54 local infections and 10 imported — were reported on Saturday, raising the total to 26,305 with no new deaths. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said 29 local infections were found at hospitals and 25 through active case finding in communities.

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Elderly depression 'on rise'

7 March 2021 - 01:34 am

Bid to tackle suicide rates, mental illness

Elderly people tend to take their own lives after they have lost self-respect, said Dr Sirinthorn Chansirikarn, a professor in geriatric medicine at Mahidol University's Ramathibodi Hospital. "Elderly people who commit suicide often succeed as they live long enough to be more resolute in their intentions," she said.

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Department sources 56,000 positions to help out jobless

7 March 2021 - 01:32 am

The Department of Employment has sourced 56,138 full-time job vacancies to help the unemployed. Department director-general Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul told the press on Friday that the department has sought 56,138 full-time vacancies and 1,255 part-time vacancies from the private sector for Thais who cannot find jobs during the Covid-19 crisis period.

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Chapel, pagoda won't be razed for rail line

7 March 2021 - 01:31 am

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) on Friday came out to assure that the 237-year-old chapel and pagoda on the grounds of Wat Iam Woranuch in Bangkok's Phra Nakhon district will not be demolished by the Purple Line rail project.

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