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Follow the latest news and headlines from Thailand on Udon news. In order to provide our visitors a fast and easy overview of what's happening in Thailand, we take the headlines and the news of the English portals and show a brief extract. The full story from the original source can be accessed by clicking on the link below the extract.

News for Saturday, 16 March 2013

Subsidy ends for shop scheme

16 March 2013 - 08:46 am

PWO takes over Took Jai low-cost project The government is set to scrap its subsidy for the low-cost Took Jai (favourite) shop project, leaving participating small shops to be managed by the Public Warehouse Organisation (PWO). Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, director-general of the Internal Trade Department, said the department will this month end the 1.32 billion baht of support for the project, which pays shop owners to set up a corner for low-cost daily-life items.

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Kittiratt heaps more pressure on BoT

16 March 2013 - 08:41 am

The baht's surge to a 19-month high this week has prompted renewed pleas by the finance minister for the Bank of Thailand to rethink its monetary policy. The currency touched 29.55 to the US dollar on Wednesday, its strongest level since August 2011, and has gained 3.2% year-to-date, the most among Asian currencies.

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Blast fails to derail talks

16 March 2013 - 08:38 am

A bomb attack which killed three police officers in Narathiwat province's Rueso district yesterday will not derail the government's deep South peace talks push, Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat says. The government is blaming itself for what it says was a security lapse. However, it says the attack - which it believes is the work of insurgents trying to derail its peace talks effort - will not deter it from the plan.

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PCC vows to finish stations in one month

16 March 2013 - 08:35 am

PCC Development and Construction Co has promised it will complete the construction of 396 police stations on time after the national police office extended its contract for another month. Pol Lt Santhana Prayoonrat, a personal adviser to Pibul Udomsitthikul, the company chairman, gave the vow yesterday.

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News for Friday, 15 March 2013

We're Thai and we're connected!

15 March 2013 - 10:32 am

Thailand has moved up another five places in a year and is second in global connectivity in the region - and a surprising 15th most globally connected nation in the world. "Thailand's connectedness has risen markedly," the report by logistic firm DHL said. Only Singapore, ranked No 2 in the world behind the Netherlands, is more connected than Thailand.

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Court rules UAE evidence inadmissible

15 March 2013 - 10:25 am

The Constitution Court has ruled that evidence obtained from the United Arab Emirates,where a key witness in the 1990 disappearance of a Saudi Arabian businessman fled, is against the constitution and so invalid in court. The ruling could be a setback to prosecutors who need information from the witness, their last one.

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Flood budget lacks details, ACT says

15 March 2013 - 10:22 am

Graftbuster unsure how B350bn will be spent Details are unclear on how the government's 350-billion-baht water management scheme will be spent, the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand says. ACT chairman Pramon Sutheewong said the megaproject lacks clarity. He is not sure how the money will be spent or on what projects.

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NBTC probes iPhone 5 blast

15 March 2013 - 10:18 am

A man speaking on an iPhone 5 mobile phone narrowly escaped injury when the device overheated and exploded. Businessman Suwicha Uasomsaksakul said he was clutching his iPhone5 and became alarmed when it became too hot to touch. He threw it to the ground, where it exploded.

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News for Thursday, 14 March 2013

Stars begin Thailand Open challenge

14 March 2013 - 10:08 am

Harrington, McGinley among top-class field SAMUT PRAKAN : OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO) kick off their new season today at the Thailand Open as local hopefuls Thaworn Wiratchant and Prayad Marksaeng believe they can lift the King's Trophy.

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Thailand, Laos back new bridge

14 March 2013 - 10:02 am

VIENTIANE - Thailand and Laos agreed on Wednesday to build another bridge linking the countries across the Mekong River. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Lao Premier Thongsing Thammavong supported in principle the new international link planned to span the Mekong from Bung Kan province in the Northeast to the Lao province of Borikhamxay. The leaders agreed to assign agencies to conduct a feasibility study.

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