• Thu, 23 May 2019 15:45
    Two suspects arrested over deadly Songkran brawl
    The Crime Suppression Division police have arrested two young men in Buri Ram for allegedly killing a teenager in a brawl during a Songkran concert.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00
    More women, youths dying drunk on roads
    WOMEN ARE increasingly being involved in drunk-driving accidents resulting in death and injury says the Public Health Ministry, citing data on this year’s Songkran road mayhem.
    national
  • Thu, 16 May 2019 11:00
    Buri Ram teen arrested after fatal brawl at Songkran concert
    A Buri Ram teenager was arrested in Samut Prakan on Thursday for allegedly engaging in a brawl during a Songkran celebration that led to the death of another teenager, police said.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 10 May 2019 01:00
    Songkran in the snow
    A trip to South Korea in the Spring offers a welcome break for Thailand’s scorching summer
    World
  • Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:44
    Siamese M'sians in civil service to get day off for Songkran from next year
    SEREMBAN: Malaysians of Siamese descent working in the public sector will be given a day's unrecorded leave to celebrate Songkran festival from next year.
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  • Mon, 29 Apr 2019 21:30
    Charges likely following hospital fracas between rival youths after concert brawl
    Nakhon Ratchasima police expect to file an initial charge of raiding a state property at night against youths who allegedly sought to further brawl with wounded rivals early Monday morning at Prathai Hospital’s emergency ward, following a drunken fist-fight during a belated Songkran concert on Sunday evening.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 29 Apr 2019 17:30
    Police arrest suspected thief who drowned Pomeranian puppy
    A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly drowning a cute Pomeranian after breaking into a room at a boarding house in Udon Thani while the dog’s owner was out splashing water during Songkran, police said on Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:33
    Bereaved mother demands prison death inquiry
    The mother of a 40-year-old man who died in a Si Sa Ket prison after being convicted of drink driving during Songkran festival has demanded a Justice Ministry inquiry.
    national
  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:00
    Trang coral extensively damaged after tourist influx over Songkran
    A sharp increase in the number of tourists during Songkran caused extensive damage to coral in the national park area of Trang, in southern Thailand.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:04
    Air pollution rises as fires continue to burn in North
    Following a huge drop in the number of hotspots in Mae Hong Son during Songkran, fires have once again taken hold, prompting officials and volunteers to work around the clock on putting out the flames. Particulate dust in the area on Monday was still slightly under the safe limit of 50 micrograms per cubic metre of air.
    national
  • Sun, 21 Apr 2019 17:00
    Family demands justice over death of man in detention
    The family of a man who mysteriously died while in detention for four days over alleged drunk driving during Songkran has demanded a full investigation into his death and justice.
    national
  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:15
    Thais share their Songkran experience – with 2.8 million tweets
    Thais flocked to Twitter during this year’s Songkran to share their experiences. This year’s #Songkran’s festivities generated 2.8 million tweets from April 12-16, with the conversation peaking on April 13 at around 6pm with 71,000 tweets per minute.
    national
  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
    Clampdown on hospital brawls necessary, say authorities
    THE MEDICAL Council has warned that brawlers who invade hospitals after midnight will face a jail term of up to five years, adding that drunks should also be banned from hospitals unless they are injured.
    national
  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:30
    Drunk driving ‘biggest cause for road accidents’ this Songkran
    Songkran’s “Seven Dangerous Days” saw the number of drunk driving soar to 12,192, with Bangkok having the highest number of inebriated drivers at 727, Probation Department chief Prasarn Mahaleetrakul said on Thursday.
    national
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:12
    348 die in Songkran road carnage
    A total of 348 people were killed and 3,176 others wounded in 3,068 road accidents during the first six days of the “seven dangerous days” of Songkran, said the Road Safety Operations Centre (RSOC) on Wednesday.
    national
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