Nakhon Ratchasima

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    Ancient skeletons discovered in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A remarkable discovery of ancient skeletons, believed to be around 2,000 years old, has caused quite a stir in Nakhon Ratchasima. Archaeologists uncovered two human skeletons during excavation work, with one skeleton’s skull placed on its torso, creating a buzz among locals and experts. The discovery took place at 10am yesterday, May 29, during a project to landscape the Boraparam Moat…

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    Foundation donates wheelchairs to disabled individuals in need

    The Pure Hearts Foundation collaborated with the Ministry of Labour to uplift the spirits of disabled people in Nakhon Ratchasima by donating wheelchairs. The Pure Hearts Foundation, led by Chairperson Theerarat Nawamawat, joined forces with the provincial labour office, employment office, the director of Skill Development Institute 5, and the Thai Smile Group public relations team in Nakhon Ratchasima to…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima woman survives car crash with minor injuries

    A remarkable incident in Nakhon Ratchasima left many in awe when 38 year old woman survived a severe car accident with minimal injuries. The accident occurred yesterday around 5.30pm on Road 224 near Ban Nong Pruek in Chok Chai district. Tachinee Namkasem was driving her black Honda City with the registration number กย 8379 Nakhon Ratchasima when the vehicle lost…

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    Thousands rally to greet Thaksin in Korat homecoming

    The red shirts are rolling out the red carpet for Thaksin Shinawatra, as the paroled former prime minister prepares for his first visit to the northeastern province in almost two decades today. Kowit Khorhenklang, a fervent supporter of Thaksin, anticipates a crowd of 3,000 to join him at Wat Sangkha Chinaram in Sida district this afternoon. Thaksin will attend the…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima locals spoon up a ‘fungi’-tastic forest feast

    Residents of Nakhon Ratchasima have been flocking to the forests, armed with spoons and ladles, to collect hed phor, a mushroom and local delicacy. This sought-after mushroom, prized for its distinct texture and flavour, can fetch up to 500 baht per kilogramme in the market. Also known as false earthstar or barometer earthstar, reports indicate that an influx of locals…

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    Thai school embraces LGBTQ rights: Students enjoy hair freedom

    In a groundbreaking move that left students beaming with “Pride,” Boon Wattana School in Nakhon Ratchasima is now allowing LGBTQ students to wear their hair in a style that best reflects their gender identity. This progressive measure has seen many male students proudly sporting shoulder-length hair, a privilege previously reserved only for female students. Panwarit Patwimonsilp, a 16 year old…

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    Cambodian worker in Thailand wins 12 million baht in lottery

    A Cambodian woman working as a labourer in Nakhon Ratchasima has become a millionaire after winning 12 million baht in the lottery. She shared the emotional moment of realising she had won, celebrating with her partner. Reports emerged that a foreign worker had won the first prize in the lottery, amounting to 12 million baht, at Ban Khok Na Klang,…

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    Speeding driver loses control, traps 4 passengers in the carnage

    A speeding pickup truck driver travelling in Nakhon Ratchasima province reportedly lost control of his vehicle, veering into the middle shoulder and flipped his car into the oncoming lane, leaving all passengers stuck inside the flipped vehicle. Earlier today, Police Lieutenant Colonel Awatchai Promwong, an investigator at Klang Dong Police Station, received a report from the Klang Dong Police radio…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima farmer earns big with sweetleaf bush

    In a remarkable agricultural venture in Nakhon Ratchasima, a Thai farmer transformed a 1-acre plot of land into a thriving sweetleaf bush plantation, with a yield that commands an impressive price of 200 baht per kilogramme. The 63 year old farmer, Aatthakorn Kaewmorakot, resides in Chan Kho, Mu 3, Rang Ka Yai Sub-district, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and is…

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    Reeling in profits: Nakhon Ratchasima villagers cash in on low water levels

    Villagers in Nakhon Ratchasima flocked to buy fishing permits, taking advantage of the reduced water levels in a natural canal to catch fish for both consumption and sale, thereby boosting their income. The funds raised from selling the permits are earmarked for village development. Reporters noted that hundreds of residents from the Phimai district, in Nakhon Ratchasima province, gathered at…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima hotel workers nabbed for underage trafficking

    Two employees of a certain curtain hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima have been arrested for allegedly operating as pimps and trafficking underage girls for sexual services. The suspects, 46 year old Jansunun and 47 year old Tongta were apprehended in a sting operation by the Anti-Human Trafficking Division (AHTD) of the Royal Thai Police. The police operation, led by Police Major…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima temple event features 200,000 baht giveaway

    A local temple in Nakhon Ratchasima province was the scene of high excitement as a contractor organised a lively merit-making event, giving away prizes including cash, fans, and refrigerators worth over 200,000 baht. The ceremony, which took place yesterday, May 12, in front of the Ton Temple’s main hall, drew thousands from the surrounding community, all eager to participate and…

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    Temple’s terminal wisdom: Guiding lives and lighting paths

    An admirable initiative has been launched in Nakhon Ratchasima, where a temple is offering guidance to individuals with terminal illnesses, helping them lead fulfilling lives and share their wisdom with others before their time comes. Situated in the Chok Chai district, the temple equips these individuals with the tools they need to accept their mortality and live out their remaining…

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    Residents left high and dry as water levels drop in Thai reservoir

    A severe drop in water levels at the Lam Takhong Reservoir and Lam Mun River in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, is causing concern for residents. The primary water sources in the region are suffering due to drought and extreme heat, leading to fears of water shortages. Lam Takhong, one of the four main reservoirs in Nakhon Ratchasima, currently holds only 111.25…

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    Unconscious man by Lam Nam Mat raises drowning fears

    A man in Nakhon Ratchasima province was found unconscious in a grassy area by the Lam Nam Mat yesterday, startling friends and rescue workers who had feared he drowned. After approximately two hours of searching, the man was discovered semi-submerged and delirious, repeatedly muttering, “Someone took me away.” On the banks of the Lam Nam Mat in Seung Sang District,…

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    Nakhon Ratchasima farmer wins 12 million baht lottery

    A timely stroke of luck has befallen a widowed farmer in Nakhon Ratchasima as he won a staggering 12 million baht in the lottery, with plans to generously donate a boat to a local rowing club because of his grandchild’s national team success. Manat Samleeklang, a 58 year old widowed farmer, yesterday, April 16, experienced a life-changing moment when he…

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    Police nab knife-wielding teenagers in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A gang of teenagers brandishing knives and causing late-night disturbances with firecrackers in Nakhon Ratchasima province has been apprehended by the police. The group, comprising of both boys and girls, reportedly terrorised the local community with their threatening behaviour. Law enforcement officers from Pak Chong Police Station, led by Police Colonel Veerapol Rabiapthoh, and his team, in collaboration with local…

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    Thai woman’s fake robbery covers ex-marital money matters

    A Thai woman faked a robbery to hide from her new husband that she was previously married and was still sending money to her ex-husband and their child. The 30 year old woman, Walisa, filed a theft complaint at Pak Chong Police Station at 11.30pm yesterday, March 31. She reported that a thief stole 2,200 from her, the amount she…

  • Business News

    Thai PM considers turning air force base into commercial airport

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has been approached by provincial authorities in Nakhon Ratchasima to convert the local air force base into a commercial airport. The appeal was made during a meeting yesterday, March 24, to foster business growth and encourage tourism in the province, according to deputy spokesperson Kenika Ounjit. The authorities are requesting the private sector be allowed…

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    House fire in Kra Chon causes 100,000 baht damage, sparks investigation

    A single-storey concrete house was engulfed in flames, leading to extensive damage and a call for those responsible to come forward. This incident, which occurred today, March 24, is believed to have originated from local farmers illegally burning rice straw in nearby fields, causing the fire to spread uncontrollably. The 50 year old homeowner, Duangsamorn, returned home to a scene…

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    Fatal bus crash in northern Thailand kills two drivers, injures 44

    A fatal bus crash involving a long-haul vehicle claimed the lives of its two drivers and injured 44 passengers early today in the Mueang district of Nakhon Ratchasima. The double-decker bus, run by Lotusphibul Tours, was travelling from Bung Kan to Bangkok when it collided with a steel support for a road sign. The accident occurred around 2am, today, March…

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    Man physically assaulted by teens after Korat festival

    A 55 year old man was physically assaulted by a group of teenagers in Nakhon Ratchasima, sparking outrage from his daughter who demanded justice and called for witnesses. The incident occurred on Wednesday, March 13 at approximately 3.30am, during the final night of the Thao Suranari victory celebration in the Korat region. The man fell victim to a brutal attack…

  • Crime News

    Fisherman shot by friend with harpoon in northern Thailand (video)

    A Thai fisherman shot through the head by a friend with a harpoon after a row over who caught the biggest fish said he felt better after a cigarette, despite the spear being lodged in his head. The 45 year old fisherman, Sujit Klingtalay, had a spat with a friend while enjoying a drink in Nakhon Ratchasima province on Sunday, March…

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    Shooting spree at Terminal 21 Korat unveils workplace vendetta

    Nakhon Ratchasima police raced to Terminal 21 Korat following a shooting report at 7.15pm on Saturday, March 2. Amidst bustling shoppers, panic gripped the air as echoes of a previous massacre resurfaced, casting a shadow of fear over the scene. Arriving swiftly, emergency responders discovered Natdanai Leklak, a 30 year old security guard at the hotel, bearing six gunshot wounds…

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    Phimai farmers hit by early drought, Mun River runs dry

    Farmers in the district of Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima province, are facing a severe drought that has swiftly dried up the Mun River. On the auspicious day of Makha Bucha, traditionally a time of potential earnings for lotus farmers, the parched riverbeds have left many without income or water for their daily needs. The situation, recorded today, underscores the urgency of…

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    Student in critical condition after shooting in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday when a student from Nakhon Ratchasima Vocational College accidentally discharged a firearm, inflicting a severe head wound on a fellow student. The incident did not take place on school grounds but rather in a dormitory situated along Suranarai Road in the Mueang District of Nakhon Ratchasima province, close to the college. At approximately 2.30pm, yesterday,…

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    Barking up the auction tree: Military dogs find new homes

    A military dog auction in Nakhon Ratchasima attracted significant interest as 54 dogs, deemed unsuitable for military service, were sold to the highest bidders. The event, held at the Military Dog Center in Pak Chong district, saw a white Labrador named Lee-Ann fetch the auction’s highest price of 95,000 baht. The auction, which took place yesterday, featured a selection of…

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    Swiss man’s wife missing in Thailand after inheriting 13 million baht

    The search intensifies for a Swiss national’s Thai wife, who mysteriously disappeared after inheriting a fortune of over 13 million baht (US$364,861). Despite extensive efforts, there remains no trace of Orathai (surname withheld), following a domestic dispute on January 8. Her sister, Thidarat (surname withheld), disclosed financial transactions that could provide leads in the investigation. Thidarat revealed that Orathai had…

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    Cat stuck in drainpipe rescued in Nakhon Ratchasima

    A one year old cat was successfully rescued from a drainpipe where it had been stuck for several days. The incident took place in front of a chicken rice shop in the Phimai municipality, Nakhon Ratchasima province today. The feline’s pitiful cries and forlorn gaze captured the attention of the disaster prevention and mitigation officials of the Phimai municipality, who rushed…

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    Northeast Thailand: Local uncovers rare square yams, boosts income by 4,000 baht

    A 74 year old local known as Uncle Aum from the Map Krat district of Nakhon Ratchasima province dug almost 3 metres deep to forage for a rare variety of wild yams, referred to as square yams by locals due to their distinct shape. Uncle Aum used his free time after the end of the rice harvest season to supplement…