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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 Monday, 12 August 2019

Tak highway blocked by landslides

12 August 2019 - 01:31 am

TAK: Traffic on Highway 1090 linking Mae Sot, Phop Phra and Umphang districts in this northern border province was blocked by landslides late on Saturday night. The road was partially reopened on Sunday morning.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Bangkok bombings politically motivated: Suan Dusit Poll

12 August 2019 - 01:31 am

A majority of people believe a string of bombs that rattled Bangkok early this month were politically motivated and have affected confidence in the government under Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to an opinion survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Majority oppose higher taxi fares: Nida Poll

12 August 2019 - 01:30 am

A majority of people oppose an increase in taxi fares in Bangkok and nearby provinces set to take effect from Sept 8, according to the result of an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Phuket police tracking down snatch & grab thief

12 August 2019 - 01:30 am

A couple from Malaysia, 44 year old N Shiyamala Navaratnam and 45 year old Sivakumar Patchymuthu, reported to Saku police that they had been robbed near Nai Yang Beach, near the Phuket Airport. The incident happened on August 8.

Read the full article at thethaiger.com



Govt defends plan for nuclear reactor

12 August 2019 - 01:29 am

Locals allege project unsafe and mired in graft

The Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (Tint) has tried to quell growing public pressure over the proposed dusting off of a project to build a nuclear research reactor in Ongkharak district of Nakhon Nayok, saying the plan is still at an early stage.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Mystery fire at construction site of The Base Central Condo in Phuket

12 August 2019 - 01:28 am

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire that broke out at a building site behind Central Floresta yesterday afternoon. The fire caused the road, running behind the shopping mall – Muang Naka Road – on the same road as Headstart international school, to be closed off to traffic for several hours as emergency services battled to get the blaze under control.

Read the full article at thethaiger.com

Carving up city roads to make motorcycle lanes

12 August 2019 - 01:27 am

University lecturer argues a separate thoroughfare for bikes will reduce traffic accidents

Not all road users are made equal. However, motorcycles -- which represent the largest number of vehicles on the road -- are the least equal of them all, according to Pichai Taneerananon, a lecturer at the Prince of Songkla University's Graduate School, and a staunch advocate for motorcycle lanes.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Three storey construction site collapses in Rawai, Phuket – 8 injured, 2 missing

12 August 2019 - 01:24 am

A three storey building has collapsed in Rawai around 3pm this afternoon. The construction site is on Wiset Road in Rawai – near Rawai Municipality Office heading towards Nai Harn Beach Park. At least eight people have already been taken to Chalong Hospital whilst others are believed to be trapped under the wreckage as rescue workers battle to find survivors. Two people are now listed as officially missing.

Read the full article at thethaiger.com

 

News for Sunday, 11 August 2019

Weather forecast for 12 August 2019

11 August 2019 - 12:45 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 12 August 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

Read the full article at udon-news.com

Minister floats tax perks to help ex-convicts

11 August 2019 - 12:28 am

The new justice minister has floated the idea of a tax deduction for companies hiring former prisoners. Somsak Thepsutin talked about the possible measure when he visited the Bangkok Remand Prison on Saturday. He was greeted by Corrections Department director-general Naras Savestanan.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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