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News for Sunday, 14 April 2013

Songkran road death toll -173

14 April 2013 - 12:24 pm

Seventy-two people were killed and 688 injured in 656 accidents which occurred yesterday, the third of the "seven dangerous days" (April 11-17) during the Songkran festival, according to the road safety centre of the Interior Ministry.

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3 charged with headman's murder

14 April 2013 - 12:21 pm

Police said yesterday they have arrested three suspects in connection with the Feb 25 fatal shooting of a village headman. Prajob Naowa-opas, 43, the head of Moo 14 of tambon Nong Nae in Phanom Sarakham district, was killed in broad daylight while waiting for his pickup truck to be repaired at a local garage.

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News for Saturday, 13 April 2013

Another blow for Thai rice

13 April 2013 - 09:06 am

US researcher finds elevated lead risk The Thai rice industry, already reeling from a staggering stockpile thanks to the government's rice pledging programme, took a body blow courtesy of an analysis of commercially available rice imported to the US that was found to contain levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe.

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Thaksin talks shop in China

13 April 2013 - 09:01 am

Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is in China to discuss business strategies with bankers and large investors. Thaksin yesterday confirmed on his Facebook page that he is in China. He praised Chinese businessmen for their ability to thrive in a capitalist economy and urged Thai businesses to prepare for a surge in "hot money" - funds sent from one country to another to earn short-term profits.

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Revellers warned not to waste water during festival

13 April 2013 - 08:58 am

The Provincial Waterworks Authority has warned Songkran revellers not to waste water during the festival for fear of a water shortage. As people around the country today mark the tradition by splashing water on one another, officials cautioned that water levels in major reservoirs are lower than those of last year.

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News for Friday, 12 April 2013

Health minister: Splash water gently

12 April 2013 - 12:17 pm

The Ministry of Public Health has urged Songkran revellers to splash water in a courteous manner in accordance with tradition for their own safety. Public Health Minister Pradit Sinthawanarong said on Thursday that he hoped people would be careful, gentle and enjoy the festival in a traditional way.

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Transgender attacks friend (video)

12 April 2013 - 12:14 pm

A transgender teenager beating up his transgender friend after they got into an argument over gossiping was caught on video and went viral on the internet on Thursday. Reports said the video was recorded by one of their friends in a restroom in Sukhothai province on Wednesday.

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Rainwater floods BTS carriages

12 April 2013 - 12:08 pm

Netizens on Thursday began circulating a photograph showing water flooding the floor of a BTS train on the Sukhumvit line during heavy rain that triggered widespread traffic jams in Bangkok. A passenger posted the photo of the incident on her Facebook page,

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Illicit South cash targeted

12 April 2013 - 12:05 pm

Amlo suspects money used to fund terrorism The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) has detected unusual money transactions in the southern border provinces and suspects they are related to terrorism activities and illicit businesses in the region. Amlo secretary-general Seehanat Prayoonrat said Wednesday the southern violence acts as a damper on legal businesses in the three southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and four adjacent districts of Songkhla.

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News for Thursday, 11 April 2013

High-speed train bids set for 2014

11 April 2013 - 07:00 am

The government aims to call for bidding early next year for the civil work on the four planned high-speed trains so the first route can be operational by early 2019, says the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning. Director-general Chula Sukmanop said a study is under way for potential routes.

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