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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 Friday, 5 March 2021

Bill can still proceed if court rejects constitution drafting assembly

5 March 2021 - 02:29 am

Parliament can still proceed with the third reading of a charter amendment bill even if the Constitutional Court rules against a proposed amendment aimed at setting up a charter writing body, Ramate Rattanachaweng, a secretary to the parliament president said on Wednesday.

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Chiang Mai '3rd most polluted city'

5 March 2021 - 02:28 am

PM2.5 dust levels higher than 200

Chiang Mai was ranked as the third most air-polluted city in the world on Wednesday, with an average PM2.5 dust level higher than 200. The northern province is battling with a critical level of air pollution due to wildfire smoke, with the average amount of PM2.5 exceeding the safe level at all four air quality monitoring stations in the municipal area on Wednesday.

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Prawit reveals reshuffle plan

5 March 2021 - 02:27 am

PM set to consider cabinet nominations

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) Prawit Wongsuwon said he has submitted nominations of candidates for cabinet posts to the prime minister for consideration. Gen Prawit said he has named two candidates for ministerial posts under the party's quota, a reference to the vacancies for education minister and digital economy and society (DES) minister.

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PM takes punt on Songkran

5 March 2021 - 02:25 am

Bid to stimulate economy, tourism

The annual Songkran festival will be allowed to go ahead next month to stimulate tourism and the economy, but celebrations must comply with disease control measures, triggering some health concerns from a senior physician.

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'Exams will go ahead': Obec

5 March 2021 - 02:24 am

The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) on Wednesday dismissed a call for an exemption from a final exam by students who said they might have to skip the exam if it coincides with a national exam required for admission to university.

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Pundits slam 'bid to curb' civil groups

5 March 2021 - 02:23 am

Academics and experts have slammed a bill which they say attempts to impose state control over non-governmental organisations (NGOs). A clause was added to the bill on the promotion and development of civil society organisations, which subjects civil society groups and NGOs to unwarranted regulations, a seminar was told.

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Police investigate reports of women’s underwear stolen from Phuket homes

5 March 2021 - 02:22 am

Police in Phuket are looking for a suspect who residents say has been stealing women’s underwear. Surveillance camera footage from a resident’s home shows a teenager driving through a neighbourhood, then stopping and stealing ladies panties that were hanging up to dry.

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Director Who Pulled Gun at School Charged with Sexual Obscenity

5 March 2021 - 02:21 am

SONGKHLA — A school director who allegedly had a sexual relationship with one of his students and brandished his handgun at a school assembly was charged with sexual obscenity, police said Thursday. Thepha School administrator Sayan Chaleephol, 60, was charged with sexual obscenity, taking a minor away from their family for indecent purposes, and unauthorized carrying of a gun, local police chief Col. Thammarat Petchnongchum said by phone.

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News for Thursday, 4 March 2021

Weather forecast for 5 March 2021

4 March 2021 - 12:17 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 5 March 2021 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Prison security being stepped up in face of rising political unrest

4 March 2021 - 03:23 am

Security is being stepped up at prisons nationwide, including installation of more security cameras, in response to the increasing political unrest, Corrections Department director-general Aryut Sinthoppan said on Wednesday.

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