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Australian Tham Luang cave divers receive prestigious Thai awards

Australian cave divers Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen have been conferred the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn at…

10 hours ago

Severe localised storms predicted for central, north and north-east until April 16

FILE PHOTO The meteorological office (TMD) says there could be localised severe thunder storms for the entire upper area of…

6 days ago

Forest fires destroy 2.7 million rai of land whilst Chiang Mai is back on top

by Tossapol Boonpat Bush fires have devastated nearly 2.7 million rai (there are 2.5 Rai in an Acre) of forests…

7 days ago

Northern smoke haze easing slowly

Either by hard work, serendipity or pure luck, the smog and haze in the North has eased considerably within the…

1 week ago

Ministry works towards ending sugarcane burning in three years

The Ministry of Industry is proposing to the Thai Cabinet a plan to end sugarcane farmers’ annual burn-off of their…

2 weeks ago

Tourism dries up for Songkran in north this year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says tourism levels during the Songkran break will be down by 10%, partly due…

2 weeks ago

Costs rise for northerners as they struggle with smoke haze – Nida Poll

People in the North are being hit by additional costs as they struggle with the ongoing haze crisis even as…

2 weeks ago

“Toxic air pollution shortens children’s lives by 20 months”

In the wake of the PM's visit to Chiang Mai this week, and more than two months of high levels…

2 weeks ago

Counting down PM’s 7 day deadline in Chiang Mai – so far no change

by Piyaporn Wongruang, Tim Newton Last week PM Prayut Chan-o-cha issued an order to end the haze crisis in the…

2 weeks ago

Smoke haze hits northern Songkran hotel bookings

By Sakaorat Sirima, Nattawat Laping The Northern smog crisis is taking its toll on the popular tourist region, with officials…

2 weeks ago

Cave rescue doctors reveal the drugs used to sedate the Mu Pa football team

The Australian medical consultants involved in the rescue of the 13 Mu Pa (Wild Boar) football team players from the…

2 weeks ago

Police intercept 9 million methamphetamine pills near Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai police have foiled an attempt to smuggle nine million methamphetamine pills in Wiang Pa Pao district this morning.…

2 weeks ago

Burmese girls rescued from sex trade in Chiang Rai

by Nattawat LapingTwo Burmese teenagers, allegedly forced into prostitution at a karaoke bar in Chiang Rai, have been rescued and…

2 weeks ago

Big farm companies causing the smoke problems in the north

by Chularat Saengpassa, Sakaorat Sirima  Experts see little changing, even after Prayut’s visit to Chiang Mai today, and blame the government's…

3 weeks ago

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai suffer haze and smoke until at least May

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is flying to Chiang Mai tomorrow (Tuesday) to meet with with the northern provincial governors. Most…

3 weeks ago

PM heads north tomorrow to tackle smoke and haze issues

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha flies to Chiang Mai tomorrow morning (Tuesday) to host a meeting of the upper northern provincial…

3 weeks ago

Weather warning for summer storms in upper Thailand

The Thai Meteorological Department has announced weather warnings for potential summer storms in upper Thailand. They say a high-pressure system…

3 weeks ago

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, continue to suffer under persistent haze

PHOTO: Chiang Rai Times Air pollution levels remain high in many of the northern population areas with little respite on…

3 weeks ago

Study: Psychosis in teens linked to air pollution

"One of the most consistent findings over the past few decades has been a link between cities and psychosis." Whilst…

3 weeks ago

Stash of methamphetamine tablets seized from Mae Sai plantation

by Natthawat Laping About 50,000 methamphetamine pills have been seized by rangers of the Pha Muang task force along the…

4 weeks ago