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  • 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

    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

    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

    Leopard in the room: Indian boy’s purr-fect phone escape

    A young boy in India encountered a leopard in his room while playing on his phone, managing to quietly exit and lock the animal inside. The 12 year old boy, Mohit Ahir, displayed remarkable composure and bravery during the incident. Ahir, the son of a security official at a wedding event, was waiting for his father in the office room…

  • 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

    Honouring His Majesty’s 72nd birthday: Lord Buddha’s relics

    The Department of Religious Affairs declared that rare relics of the Lord Buddha and his chief disciples Sariputra and Moggallana will be transported from India to be showcased at Sanam Luang, allowing the public to offer their respects from 9am to 8pm, starting from February 22 until March 19. Following this period, the relics will embark on a journey to…

  • Thailand News

    Stop the pigeon! Chinese bird evades dastardly espionage suspicions, flies to freedom

    In a plotline more fitting to the 1969 children’s cartoon series Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines attempting to “Catch the Pigeon,” a pigeon suspected of espionage for China was finally freed after eight months in captivity, thanks to the intervention of animal rights crusaders, PETA. The bird’s release from the clutches of Indian officials this week marks the climax…

  • Thailand News

    Monkey mayhem: Tails of mischief make headlines worldwide

    Recent incidents of monkey attacks have been in the headlines recently in several countries, featuring long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques in Thailand, Japanese macaques in Japan, and Hanuman langurs in India. While these incidents might paint monkeys as villains, the root cause is a phenomenon called over-habituation. Devil monkeys are born when animals lose their fear of humans due to over-habituation,…

  • Thailand News

    Live cobra smuggled onboard AirAsia flight from Bangkok concealed in bottle

    CISF personnel thwarted a smuggling attempt at Kempegowda International Airport, Karnataka, India, as a passenger who landed from Bangkok on an AirAsia flight tried to conceal a live cobra inside a bottle. The astute CISF officers uncovered the hidden serpent during a routine luggage check. The daring passenger, identified as Purushottam, now faces the clutches of the Forest Department as…

  • World News

    Bengaluru woman loses 350,000 baht to black magic scam

    A 25 year old woman from Bengaluru, India, was swindled out of 350,000 baht in a failed attempt to use black magic to win back her ex-boyfriend. The story, shared by the Facebook fan page World Forum, highlights the lengths some go to for love, the pitfalls of blind belief in superstition, and the harsh reality of deception. The young…

  • Business News

    India encourages Thailand to tap into Andaman and Nicobar’s fisheries

    The Indian government is encouraging Thailand to capitalise on opportunities within its fishing and tourism industries, particularly in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Shri Vishwendra, the region’s Secretary of Fisheries, emphasised the significant potential for deep-sea fishing due to the area’s underexploited marine resources. Despite the abundance of resources, including a potential tuna catch amounting to 148,000 metric tonnes, the…

  • Thailand News

    IndiGo launches flights from Hyderabad to Bangkok late February

    Indian airline IndiGo announced the launch of daily nonstop flights between Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) starting February 26. IndiGo’s Airbus A320 family aircraft will be your chariot on this exhilarating journey, as it swoops into Bangkok, marking its 14th international destination from HYD. In a head-to-head battle, IndiGo goes wing-to-wing with Thai…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Airways unveils new route to India’s Kochi

    Thai Airways (THAI) made its intentions known to operate flights to Southwest India, by applying to India’s civil aviation authorities to introduce a brand-new route from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kochi in Kerala. Scheduled to take off in April, the airline plans three weekly flights. Renowned for its impeccable service, THAI is set to dispatch its A320-200, exclusively configured for…

  • World News

    Elderly Indian man comes back to life on way to his last rites

    An 80 year old Indian man who was pronounced dead, came back to life on the way to his last rites. The extraordinary event unfolded on January 13 in Karnal City, India, when the ambulance carrying the body of Darshan Singh Bar, fell into a pothole on the road. Bar’s grandson, who was accompanying him, noticed his grandpa’s arm move…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand to boost trade with India

    The Commerce Ministry is joining forces with the government’s Team Thailand to boost economic growth by tapping into the vast potential of India. The aim is to boost exports to India by an impressive 4% this year. Deputy Commerce Minister Napintorn Srisunpang highlighted the allure of the Indian market, citing its robust economic growth, resilient domestic consumption, and active industrial activity.…

  • Thailand News

    Indigo soars: Dark horse carrier claims global on-time flight victory in latest Cirium report

    India‘s very own IndiGo has emerged as the dark horse, claiming the fourth spot globally in on-time performance for flights, according to the latest report from travel data analytics firm Cirium. In a surprising turn of events, Avianca Airlines of Colombia secured the top spot with an impressive 85.73% on-time performance, closely followed by Brazil’s Azul Airlines and Qatar Airways.…

  • Thailand News

    INS Kadmatt’s unprecedented naval move shakes South China Sea

    In a sensational stride towards strengthening ties, India‘s naval gem, INS Kadmatt, stealthily docked in Bangkok on December 19. The move is part of its covert mission in the North Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, promising to reshape maritime dynamics. The port of Bangkok witnessed a whirlwind of activities as INS Kadmatt hosted a cross-ship visit by Royal Thai…

  • Thailand News

    Indian Parliament: Security breach sees teacher arrested (video)

    Indian authorities have apprehended a man described as the key accused in the recent Parliament security breach that shocked the nation. Lalit Jha, a teacher who dramatically surrendered to the police in Delhi on December 14, marking a significant development in the unfolding scandal. The security breach, which occurred on the 22nd anniversary of a deadly militant attack on the…

  • Thailand News

    IndiGo unleashes Phuket frenzy: Boosts flights, beats malfunction woes

    In a bold move to amplify global ties, IndiGo, India‘s high-flying airline, unleashed a flight bonanza, with additional routes from Mumbai to Phuket and the revival of operations from Bengaluru to the Thai hotspot. But that’s not all—this strategic move comes amidst a soaring demand for year-end getaways. IndiGo is set to soar to new heights with extra flights connecting Mumbai…

  • World News

    Shocking forced marriage of teacher sparks controversy in India

    A shocking incident has unfolded in Patna, the capital city of Bihar, India, where a newly qualified teacher was abducted by an armed gang of four from his school on November 29. The gang forced him to marry the daughter of one of the perpetrators within 24 hours, adhering to local marriage customs. The disappearance of Gautham Kumar resulted in…

  • Lifestyle

    Tying the knot: A guide to Indian weddings in Thailand

    Thailand is a paradise for couples from India looking to get married amidst its stunning scenery and friendly atmosphere. Known for its beautiful beaches, lush greenery, and gracious hospitality, Thailand is a top pick for Indian weddings. Let’s take a look at how you can plan your perfect Indian wedding in this tropical haven. How Indian weddings are done in…

  • Thailand News

    Cave heroes to the rescue again: Thailand and Norway aid India’s tunnel turmoil

    The government of India asked Thai and Norwegian rescuers from the Tham Luang cave rescue mission to help save 40 workers trapped by a tunnel collapse in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The 4.5-kilometre tunnel in Uttarakhand collapsed on November 12 during construction. Around 50 people were working on the site. Some workers at the ends of the tunnel managed to…

  • World News

    Serpent-haired sensation slithers into the spotlight: Indian woman’s knotted hair captivates community

    A woman with a distinctive long, unkempt knotted hair that bears an uncanny resemblance to a coiling snake has become a sensation in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her peculiar appearance has prompted locals, who believe in sanctity, to chant prayers in her presence, offer flowers, and donate money. The woman’s videos have swiftly gone viral online, leaving netizens in awe…

  • World News

    Drunken man’s dangerous stunt with python nearly turns fatal in Kerala

    A near-death experience unfolded in Kerala, India, as a drunken man sought to showcase his bravado by enacting a stunt with a giant python. The man, known as Chandran, was heading home in a state of inebriation when he picked up the python from the roadside and began to perform stunts with it, turning the heads of passers-by. This audacious…

  • World News

    Monkey travels 40 kilometres to attend funeral of man who fed it in Uttar Pradesh

    A heartbreaking video has emerged of a monkey shedding tears and tightly clutching a deceased man’s body. The backstory is even more poignant, as it travelled over 40 kilometres to bid a final farewell to its benefactor. The video was captured at a funeral in the city of Amroha, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It features a monkey…

  • World News

    Udderly unexpected: Buffalo blunders by swallowing gold necklace

    An unsuspecting buffalo in Washim, Maharashtra, India, swallowed a gold necklace after its owner accidentally served it on a plate. The woman, a buffalo caretaker, removed her necklace to take a shower, inadvertently placing it on a plate laden with yellow beans and a copious amount of husks. Upon completing her shower and laundry, she presented another plate of food…

  • World News

    Flash flood in Sikkim, India, claims ten lives, 82 missing

    A sudden downpour over the Lhonak Lake in India’s northeastern Sikkim state resulted in a catastrophic flash flood, claiming at least ten lives with 82 people still unaccounted for. The deluge swept through the Teesta River, submerging vast areas and causing widespread damage. Local authorities initially reported five fatalities with three more bodies recovered later. However, the BBC put the…

  • World News

    Fatal slip at Indian restaurant prompts safety warning after 18 year old worker’s death

    A tragic accident unfolded at a restaurant in Madhya Pradesh, India where an 18 year old employee tragically lost his life when he slipped and suffered a fatal head injury while rearranging tables after the restaurant had closed. This shocking incident occurred on September 9. The heartbreaking incident unfolded in the presence of the chef and several other staff members…

  • World News

    Six dead after lift plummets 40 floors at construction site in India (video)

    A tragic accident occurred in Thane, India, where a high-rise construction site’s lift fell 40 floors, resulting in at least six fatalities. Five of the deceased died instantly and one later in the hospital. Additionally, three more sustained injuries. The incident transpired around 6pm local time on Sunday, September 10. The Thane Fire Brigade was promptly alerted and successfully rescued…

  • World News

    Thai women trafficked into Indian brothel seek legal action

    Two Thai women were escorted to a police station after being deceived by a fellow Thai into working in India where they were trafficked to a brothel. The victims are seeking assistance from the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, to pursue legal action against the exploiter. Kan Jompalang brought the two Thai women to complain about being…

  • World News

    Indian teacher who forced student to slap classmate spurs controversy

    A heated controversy has erupted in the online world following a viral video that shows a female teacher forcing a seven-year-old student to slap his classmate, allegedly for writing multiplication tables incorrectly. Investigations into the incident are currently underway by Indian police. The incident has led to the closure of the private school where the incident took place. According to…

  • World News

    Crocodile attack in Odisha river claims life of woman doing laundry

    A shocking incident unfolded in Odisha, India, when a woman from the village of Palatpur, was attacked by a crocodile while washing clothes in the Brahmani River. The predator inflicted fatal injuries on Yosana Jena, tossing her body nearly 4 metres into the air before consuming her. The horrifying event, which took place on August 16, was captured in a…

  • Crime News

    Sexual abuse: Indian men receive life sentences for horrific assault and murder of teen sisters

    Two Indian men have been sentenced to lifelong imprisonment for the sexual abuse and fatal assault of two teenage sisters. Their bodies were discovered hanging from a tree in Uttar Pradesh in September last year. This horrific crime led to widespread public outrage and significantly impacted India’s discourse around sexual violence. On Friday, August 11, India’s Sexual Abuse Child Protection…

  • World News

    Indian woman climbs 24-metre electric pole after argument with boyfriend

    There are many ways to cope with a tense argument, to calm down or diffuse the situation. But some options are more reasonable, and some are far more dramatic. A disgruntled Indian woman made the baffling and dangerous decision to scale a 24-metre-high electric pole following a heated argument with her boyfriend. The bizarre pole-climbing incident took place in India.…

  • World News

    Indian couple sells baby for iPhone 14

    In late July, Indian media reported a shocking incident involving an eight-month-old baby who was sold by his parents to fund the purchase of an iPhone 14. The focal point of the case became the couple’s obsession with the high-end smartphone, resulting in the appalling decision to sell their infant son to meet the purchase price. Jadef and Stee, husband…