• Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:00
    Bangkok air hits ‘code red’ while authorities resist strong measures
    THE CAPITAL’S air pollution situation became more severe yesterday, as the quantity of dangerous PM2.5 particles rose to code-red status of above 90 micrograms per cubic metre of air at many locations. If the level remains that high for three consecutive days, drastic measures may be implemented, perhaps including a ban on the use of cars by 2 million civil servants.
    national
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:00
    Eye for an eye: Why clerics are dying again in the South
    Both sides in the unrest are aware of an unwritten rule – leave the holy men alone or pay a high price
    opinion
  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:00
    Hemp advice from high in the Rockies
    Regarding the legalisation of hemp and cannabis, it’s important to remember that this is a plant, so patents shouldn’t be considered.
    your say
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:50
    Early-bird tourists treated to frost and golden mist on Doi Inthanon
    Tourists who flocked to Doi Inthanon early Monday morning were treated to a beautiful white frost that blanked the mountaintop, as a new high-pressure front from China caused the mercury to fall to zero degrees Celsius.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:04
    JAZZ BREAKS INTO WORLD'S TOP-100 FOLLOWING SMBC SINGAPORE OPEN VICTORY
    Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond has been elevated into the higher echelons of professional golf after winning the US$1,000,000 SMBC Singapore Open.
    sports
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:00
    Retracing Hemingway’s love affair with Ronda
    Recently, I revisited the famous Spanish town of Ronda to follow the trail of the late American writer Ernest Hemingway, who celebrated his last birthday there. Ronda is famous because the old town was built on high, stiff cliffs that make for truly dazzling scenery. It also has the enchanting Mina Secreta Y Jardines del Rey Moro, where former US first lady Michelle Obama visited some time ago.
    opinion
  • Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:00
    Get tough on diesel, vehicle numbers to tackle smog, experts urge
    THE SEVERITY of Bangkok’s air pollution suggests that the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs, say experts, who recommend higher taxes on “dirty fuel” and a reduction in the number of vehicles on city streets.
    business
  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00
    So much we don’t yet know
    It appears that Eric Bahrt believes himself to be a noble and effective advocate for vegetarianism. Although I shall not comment on nobility, his effectiveness is highly questionable.
    your say
  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:46
    Driving slowly in high-speed lane to soon become a punishable offence
    MOTORISTS driving at low speed in right-hand lanes will soon be subjected to fines, thanks to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), giving a nod in principle to a draft law amending the Land Traffic Act yesterday.
    national
  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00
    Still air, higher particulates predicted for today
    POLLUTION is expected to get worse in Bangkok today following slight improvements in weather conditions yesterday.
    national
  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:00
    Chula reviews student’s right to wear female clothes
    THAILAND’S highest-ranked university on Wednesday confirmed that its board of directors had given conditional approval for a transgender student to wear female uniform.
    national
  • Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00
    FUNDING OFFER FOR AIRPORT  RAIL LINK UP FOR DEBATE 
    The State Railway of Thailand ( SRT ) will today negotiate with CP Group the financial structure for the development of the high-speed rail link connecting three international airports : Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang, and U-Tapao. 
    Economy
  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
    Stuff common face masks with tissue to filter tiny dust in a pinch, research finds
    AS HIGH-quality facemasks to protect against dangerous smog are in short supply, research found that common facemasks with several levels of additional tissue papers or a folded handkerchief inside may suffice to protect Bangkok residents from small airborne dust particles.
    national
  • Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
    Teachers Day: a time to reflect on vital development role of educators
    THE NATIONAL Teachers Day has again highlighted the importance of the 400,000 people tasked with educating children to ensure a good future, and has also brought to notice problems in the education system and the dire need for adjustments.
    national
  • Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:00
    Suspect in Sunday murder spree also faces fraud charges
    OTHER THAN facing serious charges in the highly-publicised murder spree in which he allegedly killed five members of his family on Sunday, 37-year-old Ranong resident Teerapol Pin-amorn will also be hit by fraud charges.
    national
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