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News for Sunday, 7 March 2021

Navy adds Peta award to kitty after ocean rescue mission

7 March 2021 - 01:30 am

The navy has received an award from a leading animal rights group for rescuing cats from a sinking ship in the Andaman sea in Satun province on Tuesday. The Hero to Animals Award comes from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group, known as Peta.

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Student debt repayments drop to 100 baht a month

7 March 2021 - 01:29 am

The Student Loan Fund (SLF) is to introduce a more lenient loan repayment scheme -- which will go as low as 100 baht per month -- after defaults hit 45%, or 2.2 million bad debts, according to SLF manager Chainarong Katchapanan. Recently, accumulated loan defaults hit 78 billion baht, said Mr Chainarong.

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Virus hot spots told to keep their guard up

7 March 2021 - 01:28 am

Less mask-wearing in capital a concern

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has warned three provinces to maintain stringent Covid-19 measures in light of new clusters of cases. At Government House on Friday, assistant CCSA spokesperson Panprapa Yongtrakul said: "Clusters of new cases are still being found in Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani and Tak.

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Cops cleared over drug accusations

7 March 2021 - 01:27 am

An investigation has found two senior police officers were not involved in the smuggling attempt of 1.5 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine in Tak that was foiled on Oct 18, 2019, national police chief Suwat Jangyodsuk said yesterday.

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Govt seeks slot to debate referendum

7 March 2021 - 01:26 am

The government will seek an extraordinary parliamentary session later this month to deliberate a bill on a national referendum in its second and third readings, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday. He said the government will propose the session be held on March 17-19.

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Cops gear up for Bangkok protests

7 March 2021 - 01:25 am

Nearly 5,000 to take on 4 anti-govt groups

About 4,800 crowd control police officers will be deployed to handle four anti-government groups that are set to hold rallies in Bangkok on Saturday. The groups are Redem, the People Go Network, Archeewa Mai Ao Phadet Kan (Vocational Students Against Dictatorship, and Ploy Pheun Rao (Release Our Friends), according to national police chief Suwat Jangyodsuk.

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Three vie in by-election Sunday

7 March 2021 - 01:24 am

The election campaign for Sunday's by-election in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Constituency 3 has entered its homestretch with key party figures joining their candidates in jousting for votes. The contest is a three-horse race between two coalition partners -- the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), the Democrat Party, and the newcomer Kla Party which makes its debut in the by-election.

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News for Saturday, 6 March 2021

Weather forecast for 7 March 2021

6 March 2021 - 12:14 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 7 March 2021 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Trat duo held after 11.1m speed pills seized

6 March 2021 - 06:45 am

Race driver says young woman hired him for drug run from Phayao

A race driver and a 25-year-old woman who allegedly hired him to smuggle drugs have been arrested and 11.1 million speed pills seized from a pickup truck that was abandoned in Phayao province, police say.

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Man arrested with explosives at Pathumwan intersection

6 March 2021 - 06:44 am

A man was arrested on Friday with a number of explosives in his car, and police are trying to find out whether the incident was politically linked. The arrest took place after Pathumwan police on patrol ordered a man to pull over his SUV as it was moving erratically in a lane at the Pathumwan intersection in central Bangkok, said Pol Maj Gen Piya Tawichai, the deputy chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.

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