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  • Thailand News

    Indian man arrested at Bangkok airport for smuggling cocaine

    Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) officers at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok arrested an Indian man on Sunday for smuggling cocaine worth 17 million baht into Thailand. Finance Minister Junlaphan Amornvivat held a press conference at the Customs Office in Don Mueang Airport on June 16 to reveal details of the 39 year old Indian man’s arrest. Junlaphan explained…

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    Indian tourist’s holiday horror: Robbed and beaten in Pattaya

    A 34 year old Indian tourist was brutally assaulted and robbed in Pattaya in the early hours yesterday. Gobi Manimaran, who was visiting the popular tourist destination yesterday, June 17, reported the harrowing incident to local police after being ambushed by a gang in front of the White Rose Hotel. The attackers, who pounced on Manimaran without warning, made off…

  • Thailand News

    Busted in Pattaya: Thai police call time on Indian gambling ring

    The Thai police arrested 21 Indian nationals at a rented house in Pattaya after discovering they were operating gambling websites with over 200 million Indian rupees (87 million baht), in circulation. More than 50 officers from Muaeng Pattaya Police Station, Nongprue Police Station, and the Transnational Crime Suppression Division raided the rented house in the Bang Lamung district of Chon…

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    Thailand’s Pacific-to-Indian Ocean Land Bridge project

    Thailand’s anticipated land bridge project, aiming to connect the Pacific and Indian Oceans, is set to become reality, with bidding anticipated by late next year, the Transport Ministry confirmed. The colossal 1-trillion-baht project will construct deep-sea ports in Chumphon on the Gulf of Thailand and Ranong on the Andaman coast, linked by a state-of-the-art transport route. This ambitious infrastructure aims…

  • Visa Information

    Thailand single visa plan and Its impact on Indian travellers

    Planning a trip to Thailand? There’s something you need to know. Thailand’s government has rolled out a new entry requirement for foreign travellers – a travel insurance policy with Covid coverage. This move is designed to ensure that visitors can cover any medical costs or treatments that might accrue should they test positive for Covid during their stay. For Indian…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand sees 60% rise in Indian tourists with new visa-free policy

    Thai Government spokesperson Chai Watcharong announced the success of a visa-free policy for Indian tourists, effective from May 11 to November 11. This initiative aims to boost tourism and stimulate Thailand’s economy. Bookings by Indian tourists surged by 60% between 2022 and last year, according to Airbnb. Searches for accommodations in Thailand by Indian tourists increased by over 200% during…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s GPSC secures 1,050MW solar project in India

    The power generation division of Thailand’s PTT Plc, Global Power Synergy Plc (GPSC), is making significant strides in expanding its renewable energy footprint in India. Its subsidiary, Avaada Energy, has secured a contract to construct a massive 1,050-megawatt solar farm aimed at boosting clean energy production, reducing carbon emissions, and serving millions in India. Avaada Energy emerged victorious in a…

  • Tourism News

    Indian guests find a ‘Thai’-light in Airbnb bookings surge

    New data from Airbnb reveals a significant rise in bookings by Indian guests in Thailand between 2022 and 2023. The statistics show an impressive increase of over 60% year-on-year, with notable peaks during the recent long holiday weekends. During these periods, searches by Indian guests for stays in Thailand surged by more than 200%. According to Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism…

  • Thailand News

    Thai betel nut exports hit by India tariffs and Myanmar conflict

    Thai betel nut exporters are currently facing significant challenges due to tariff barriers imposed by India and the ongoing armed conflict between the Myanmar military and rebel forces. Betel nuts, also known as areca nuts, are widely chewed for their stimulating effects across many Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos. However, the nuts are classified as a…

  • Phuket News

    Shell-abrate: Phuket releases baby leatherback turtles into Indian Ocean

    Eleven baby leatherback sea turtles have been released into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Phuket, Thailand. Marine conservationists are hopeful these turtles will thrive in the wild and return to lay eggs in approximately two decades. These young turtles, each around the size of a rugby ball and a year old, are the result of an intensive conservation…

  • Thailand News

    Ladyboy duo nabbed for stealing gold necklace from Indian tourist

    Police arrested two Thai ladyboy thieves for gold necklace theft in Pattaya after one of them was caught pretending to hug an Indian tourist and stealing his necklace worth about 60,000 baht. The 50 year old victim, Subhash Petloj, reported the incident, which occurred around 10.50pm on May 9 to Mueang Pattaya Police Station. Petloj explained that he was relaxing…

  • Thailand News

    Dead body with stab and gunshot wounds identified as Indian man

    Police successfully identified the nationality of a foreign man found dead in the southern province of Phang Nga as an Indian clothes seller. The identity of the murderer remains unknown. A Thai resident found the dead body of a foreign man on the side of Ban Na Road yesterday, May 15 and reported the discovery to Khok Kloi Police Station.…

  • Thailand News

    Visa-free travel for Indian & Taiwanese visitors extended 6 months

    Thai Cabinet extended visa-free travel for Indian and Taiwanese visitors by six months after the former period expires on May 10. The scheme is aimed at boosting Thai tourism and the economy. The Thai government initially introduced the visa-free policy for Indian and Taiwanese tourists in October last year. The measure was active from November 10 last year until this…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | British Man Arrested at Phuket Airport for Possession of Cocaine, Thailand Extends Visa Exemption Program for Indian and Taiwanese Tourists

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay delve into the recent news from Thailand. Beginning with the nation has extended its visa exemption program for Indian and Taiwanese tourists, aiming to boost tourism. Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra seeks a mediation role in Myanmar’s conflict, showcasing Thailand’s diplomatic engagement. However, challenges persist, with a Thai airline experiencing an engine failure…

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    Thailand Video News | Cabinet shake-up plants seeds for cannabis reform, India and Thailand to launch cross-border QR payments

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay cover the stories across Thailand. Beginning with Thailand and India have announced plans to revolutionise cross-border payments with the introduction of QR code technology. Meanwhile, amidst political maneuvering, Thailand’s Cabinet reshuffle hints at forthcoming changes in cannabis legislation. However, not all news is positive for Thailand as its flagship carrier, Thai Airways, grapples…

  • Business News

    Thailand and India to launch QR cross-border payments

    The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is set to introduce QR code cross-border payments between Thailand and India by the third quarter of this year, with a broader vision to expand this system into a pan-Asian multinational payment network. The Assistant Governor for Payment Systems Policy and Financial Consumer Protection Group at the central bank, Daranee Saeju, revealed that the payment…

  • Thailand News

    Indian man arrested for murder of Thai girlfriend at hotel in Bangkok

    Police arrested an Indian man in the central province of Kanchanaburi for the murder of his Thai girlfriend at a hotel in Bangkok. The woman’s dead body was found in a hotel room on April 16 with 31 stab wounds across her body. The death of the 51 year old Thai woman, Sukanya, was reported to Talat Phlu Police Station…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Lion Air flies into Cochin with Çelebi India as ground partner

    In a move set to revolutionise Cochin’s aviation scene, Thai Lion Air has soared into the region, with Çelebi India at the helm as their chosen ground handling service provider. Kicking off their passenger flights from Bangkok to Cochin on April 4, Thai Lion Air’s selection of Çelebi India underscores a commitment to excellence and reliability in the skies. Tauseef…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand soft-power: ASEAN + India shoppers to boost tourism

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has unveiled the ASEAN + India Shoppers in Thailand campaign, enticing tourists to choose their top Thai soft-power element while scoring shopping vouchers. Running from April 29 to June 15, this initiative spearheaded by TAT Governor Thapanee Kiatphaibool aims to transform Thailand into a regional tourism hotspot while showcasing its cultural prowess. “This initiative…

  • Thailand News

    Air India scrambles for aircraft amidst passenger surge

    Air India, now steered by Tata Group’s helm, is set to soar with 506 aircraft orders and a delivery every six days. CEO Campbell Wilson anticipates slight delays in their transformation journey, admitting they’re playing catch-up in the market. IndiGo, dominating India’s skies, plans a colossal expansion, eyeing a fleet surge from 300 to 1,000 aircraft by the decade’s end, reveals…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and India sign MoU for more flights

    India and Thailand penned a pivotal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on air services. The bilateral MoU will further enhance the capacities of airlines operating between the two countries, aiming at strengthening people-to-people and economic ties. Currently, the aerial bridge between India and Thailand is bustling, with Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Vistara ensuring a seamless flow of travellers and tales…

  • Thailand News

    Indian passenger robbed by Chinese man on flight to Bangkok

    Suvarnabhumi Airport Police Station officers arrested a Chinese man for stealing cash and a Rolex watch worth over 500,0000 baht from an Indian man on a flight from India to Bangkok. The airport’s security centre and Suvarnabhumi Airport Police Station received a report of the theft from Vistara airline on March 7. The crime took place during flight UK 123…

  • Thailand News

    Indian national accused of theft in Pattaya

    An Indian national found himself in the grip of Pattaya Immigration on Thursday following an accusation of theft from his employer. The theft amounted to 100,000 baht and a tablet. The Indian man confessed that he had exhausted all the stolen funds on self-gratification. The accused Indian national, known by the family name Palliparambil (first name withheld), faced charges from…

  • Thailand News

    Women soar past barriers in Indian airline industry

    In a groundbreaking triumph, Indian women have defied the odds and scaled the heights of the airline industry, emerging as leaders in key airports across Karnataka, India. Their stories of perseverance and determination showcase the limitless possibilities for career growth. From humble beginnings to commanding pivotal roles, these Indian women exemplify resilience and ambition. Risona Maria, the IndiGo Airport Manager…

  • Thailand News

    Indian tourist survives 6th floor plunge onto floating deck

    In North Pattaya, a 43 year old Indian tourist defied the odds as he miraculously survived a terrifying fall from a condominium building’s 6th floor, only to land on a floating deck one floor below. Responding to a frantic distress call at approximately 4.36am today, the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation’s rescue volunteers arrived on the scene to find the tourist,…

  • Thailand News

    Indian man escapes after hitting Thai boy with motorcycle on footpath

    An Indian man finally surrendered to police and paid 5,000 baht in compensation after he hit a six year old Thai boy with a motorcycle on a footpath in the Lat Krabang district of Bangkok on February 29. A Thai mother sought help from Channel 7 after her son suffered a bruise on his cheek in a motorcycle accident on…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand apologises to India for comments on rice export policy

    A formal apology to India has been issued by Thailand, following inappropriate comments made by Thailand’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) ambassador regarding India’s rice export policy. The comments were made during the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO in the United Arab Emirates. Phumtham Wechayachai, the Commerce Minister of Thailand, confirmed the apology. The Indian government received a written apology…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya tourism bosses lobby for fixed visa-free policy with India

    Pattaya tourism chiefs are lobbying for a permanent visa-free travel agreement with India in a move driven by the Asian giant’s projected ascension to the world’s third-largest economy by 2027. The conviction behind this push lies in the promising impacts of a temporary visa exemption for Indian tourists, which is due to conclude on May 10 but is proposed for…

  • Thailand News

    Indian short film on transgender issue to be adapted for Thai audiences (video)

    Renowned Manipuri actor and filmmaker Priyakanta Laishram’s groundbreaking 2015 short film It’s Not My Choice is set to break new ground as it becomes the first Indian short film to be adapted into Thai. This cultural milestone is set to bridge the gap between Indian and Thai cinema, promising to captivate audiences with its powerful message. In 2015, Manipuri actor…

  • World News

    Legal battle heats up over butter chicken’s true origin in India

    A culinary dispute has escalated to the courts in India over the origins of the globally renowned butter chicken, with two Indian restaurant chains claiming the title of inventor of the cherished recipe. The Moti Mahal in Delhi, a large and storied Indian restaurant chain, whose patrons have included notable figures such as former US President Richard Nixon and India’s…