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News for Thursday, 22 March 2018

Double-decker bus hits truck at speed,19 dead

22 March 2018 - 09:15 am

A double-decker bus carrying passengers home from an outing collided with a truck on a winding Nakhon Ratchasima road Wednesday night, killing at least 19 persons and injuring about 35, police said. Pol Col Jeerawat Prayoonsub, a duty office of Udomsub police station, told INN news agency that the double-decker bus driver lost control and ran off the road after the collision. The bus overturned and was largely demolished.

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Make it rain! Forced downpours keep reservoirs fed

22 March 2018 - 09:14 am

Artificial rain-making operations are under way to add water to key reservoirs in major provinces in the Northeast, the East and the upper South, according to the Department of Royal Rain Making and Agricultural Aviation.

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Rabies vaccine scandal bites department boss

22 March 2018 - 09:13 am

Same firm supplied jabs for 25 years

A vaccine procurement scandal that erupted amid the rabies outbreak has prompted the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to set up a probe to look into alleged irregularities. The panel will investigate claims that the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) purchased rabies vaccines from a single supplier for decades.

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Avoid sex assault: Don't dress sexy, says government

22 March 2018 - 09:12 am

Local authorities are telling women to avoid dressing in sexy outfits as they try to prevent sexual harassment or sex assault cases during next month's Songkran festival. Department of Local Administration department director-general Sutthipong Chulcharoen said local bodies would arrange alcohol-free zones for revellers, and launch campaigns to encourage tourists, particularly women, to dress appropriately so they do not fall victim to sex crimes.

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Tourist cap set to hit marine parks

22 March 2018 - 09:11 am

The number of foreign visitors to the country's national marine parks will be limited to 6 million a year under a plan to protect marine resources from swift deterioration brought on by heavy tourism, according to a national strategy drafting committee handling environmental issues.

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Cops nab Dubai-based call scam suspects

22 March 2018 - 09:08 am

A Dubai-based call centre scam gang which swindled victims in Thailand out of at least 50 million baht has been caught. Police said 23 Thais and their Taiwanese boss were caught in a joint operation involving Thai and United Arab Emirates police.

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‘Big Ass’ Charged with Piracy For Playing Own Song

22 March 2018 - 09:06 am

BANGKOK — Five rockers were charged Tuesday by a music label for playing a song from their back catalog. Thonglor police and a representative from Music Bugs label went to the offices of GMM Grammy, the nation’s largest entertainment company, with a court warrant for the arrest of five members of Big Ass on charges of piracy. The charges stem from the band performing an 18-year-old song in Rayong province back in December.

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TV series fans wearing down historical temple

22 March 2018 - 09:04 am

AYUTTHAYA: The large number of people arriving in search of firsthand knowledge of a scene in a popular TV series is damaging an ancient local temple, and historical park officials are seeking their cooperation. Wat Chai Wattanaram in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district has seen a surge in Thai visitors thanks to the popularity of the TV series "Buppaesannivas" (Love Destiny), a historical fantasy.

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Krabi finds 6 rabies-infected dogs

22 March 2018 - 09:03 am

When the virus gets into the body, the symptom can sometimes take a while to develop.

Krabi Provincial Public Health Office have announced a warning to local residents after finding 6 dogs with rabies infection yesterday (March 20). Officials are reminding all people that if they are bitten, scratched or licked by stray dog or cat, to seek medical attention and get a rabies PEP vaccine.

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Price of chicken to rise as exports to China approved

22 March 2018 - 09:01 am

China has approved imports of Thai chicken for the first time, with sales expected to top 7 billion baht a year - but it means consumers in Thailand will probably pay more. Livestock Development Department director-general Aphai Sutthisang said on Wednesday the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China had issued certificates to seven processing plants in Thailand allowing them to export their products to China.

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