Boxer Nikhat Zareen Enters Semifinals Of BWC
Continuing her glory, Nikhat Zareen entered the semifinals of the Boxing World Championships, after defeating Raksat Chutamat of Thailand in the 50 kg category. With this, India is hoping a third gold medal in the Boxing World Championship. Earlier,Commonwealth Games champion Nitu Ghanghas (48 kg) and the seasoned Saweety Boora (81 kg) assured India of two medals after reaching the semifinals.
Tags: sports, Boxing World Championship, Nikhat Zareen, Raksat, Thailand
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha Orders Clampdown On Drugs Following Daycare Centre Shooting
Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha has ordered a drug crackdown in the country, and has made drug suppression a national agenda item. The police will now actively crackdown offenders by conducting searches and arrests, and will bring users for rehabilitation. The orders have come following the mass killing at a daycare centre in Nong Bua Lamphu province that left 36 people dead.
Tags: Thailand, Drug Crackdown, Bangkok, Daycare Centre Shooting, Prayuth Chan-Ocha
Thailand Floods: 10,000 Households Affected, 5,000 People Move To Shelters
The flood situation in Thailand continues to stay grim, with heavy rainfall of about 22 cms (8.5 inches) recorded in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani. In the last 24, hours, one person was reportedly killed and two others were injured by falling trees in Sisaket province. Waters have gone up to waist-level in some area of Thailand. Over 5,000 people have moved to shelters seeking protection, abandoning their homes.
Tags: Thailand, Sisaket, Ratchathani, Flood, Bangkok
Gotabaya Rajapaksa To Return To Sri Lanka On September 3
Former president of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa, will reportedly end his self-imposed exile on September 3, and return to his home land. Rajapaksa has been living in a Thai hotel as a virtual prisoner. Rajapaksa fled the country as his residence was outrun by agitated citizens. The island nation is facing the worst political turmoil recorded in the nation’s history, followed by an economic crisis, with food and fuel shortage.
Tags: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Thailand, Economic crisis
Ex Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa Applies For Green Card To Move To Us
Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was ousted from the country, has applied for a green card to permanently make a shift to the United States of America. Rajapaksa’s lawyer stated that the application for green card has been submitted on the grounds that ex president’s wife Loma is a green card holder. Meanwhile, Rajapaksa who is stationed in Thailand, will reportedly return to Sri Lanka on August 25.
Tags: Sri Lanka, Thailand, GREEN CARD, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Colombo
Thailand Gives Temporary Refuge To Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Thailand has allowed for the temporary stay of Ousted Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa who fled the island nation after people outran his residence and demanded for his resignation, has seeked refuge in Thailand, after his stay in Singapore comes to an end. Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has allowed Rajapaksa's stay since it is a "humanitarian issue", and stated that he can stay till he finds a permanent refuge.
Tags: Thailand, Bangkok, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka, Prayut Chan-o-cha
Massive Fire Breaks Out At Mountain B Nightclub In Thailand; 13 Dead, 40 Injured
In Thailand's eastern province of Chonburi, a massive fire broke out at a nightclub. The incident took place in Sattahip district's Mountain B night club, and left at least 13 dead. The incident also left as many as 40 injured. Reportedly, in a footage circulated on the internet, people were seen running around screaming, as they were engulfed in fire. Furthermore, no foreign citizens tell victim to the incident.
Tags: Thailand, Chonburi, Mountain B, Nightclub fire, Bangkok
Thailand, First Asian Country To Legalize Marijuana For Medical Purposes Only
Thailand decriminalized marijuana growing and possession on June 9. Thailand is Asia's first country to legalize marijuana. Uruguay and Canada are the only nations that have legalized recreational marijuana on a national level so far. The government stated that it is solely pushing cannabis for medical purposes, warning people who want to smoke for pleasure can face a three-month prison sentence and a fine of 25,000 Thai baht.
Tags: Thailand, Marijuana, Asia, medical use, Prison
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Singapore Group Depicts Indian Influence Through Bharatanatyam Dance
The effect of Indian artwork, heritage, and tradition was recreated in a Bharatanatyam dance performance at Singapore’s iconic Victoria Theatre. On February 25, as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations by the Indian High Commission, Apsaras Arts Dance Firm showcased the great thing about temple structure. Moreover, 200 guests were invited and Aravinth Kumarasamy, an award-winning Art Director of Apsaras Arts highlighted Indonesia… read-more
Tags: SINGAPORE, Thailand, Bharatanatyam dance, Indian Art, Victoria Theatre
Courtesy: The Indian Express
India-Thailand Enters Air Bubble Pact Agreement, Check Details Here
India and Thailand have entered into an air bubble pact to start flight operations between the countries. “We are pleased to advise that with effective March 1, 2022, Thai Airways flights will commence between India and Thailand,'' informed Indian Government. However, five flights per week are scheduled between Delhi and… read-more
Tags: Travel, India, Thailand, Air Bubble pact, Flights
Courtesy: The Times of India