News of the court
arts / entertainment News
Lamphun province will be holding the Queen Jamatavee ceremony and the 31st National Youth Games Region 5 during 28 November - 7 December 2014 at the Provincial Administrative Stadium, Lamphun.
Trang province and the Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Trang is to hold the 2014 Trang Red Cross Fair during 5-15 December 2014 at the Trang Municipality Stadium 2, Mueang district, Trang. Profits from this fair will be included in future operational costs.
The Department of Agricultural Extension will be launching a relief project for the drought hit farmers in Chainat and Suphan Buri province on 21 November 2014.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army Gen. Udondej Sitabutr has attended the royal bath ceremony and the wreath laying ceremony at the funeral for the Deputy Commander of the Third Regional Army and the soldiers involved in the fatal helicopter accident. The funeral will be held during 18-24 November 2014. The royally endorsed cremation ceremony will take place at 4pm on 25 November 2014 at Wat Kuhasawan Phitsanulok
Nonthaburi Municipality is scheduled to hold the City Pillar Shrine Celebration and Red Cross Fair during 1-3 December 2014 at the Nonthaburi Government Complex. The Shrine will be open for special worshiping during that period, and there’ll also be performances of traditional southern plays. All proceeds from the Red Cross charity tickets will go to disaster victims and people in need.
Ubon Ratchathani Province invites civil servants and the general public to reserve a commemorative pin on the auspicious occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary on 2nd April 2015. Proceeds will be presented to Her Royal Highness’ foundation. Reservation for the pins can be made at 045-344609 from now till February 2015.
The Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, is to hold an academic seminar on “Agricultural Reform for a Brighter Future” on Thursday 27th November 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at its Bangkhen Campus, Bangkok. For enquires please call 0-2562-0232-3.
The Department of Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce, is to hold “Blue-Flag Fair: Cost Saving for AEC” during November 21-25, 2014 at Multipurpose courtyard in front of Mueang Ranong Municipality, Ranong Province. The fair is expected to help relieve the high cost of living and enhance the competitiveness of Ranong entrepreneurs ahead of the AEC in 2015.
The Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has set up mobile passport units to facilitate the issuance of passports to people in all parts of the country such as Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Songkhla. For those living in Narathiwat, they can visit the mobile passport unit at the Building Commemorating His Majesty's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary in the compound of the City Hall during November 17-21 from 8 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Samut Sakorn province will be holding the 6th Delicious Makerel Fair under the theme: "Let the Makerels bring Happiness back to Chalorn" during 18-23 November 2014 at Wat Chong Lom, Samut Sakorn.
Mahidol University invites the public to participate in naming the newly built buildings and courts inside the university's Natural History Garden under the campaign "7 Buildings 7 Courts". Submissions start today and end on 7 December 2014. There will also be a prize money for the winner of this competition.
The Excise Department announces that the issuance of licenses for sale of alcoholic beverage, tobacco and cards is to close on December 31st as in every year. Rather than waiting until the end of December, those who want to renew their licenses are suggested to submit their applications in advance to avoid a possible congestion of applicants.
United World Colleges (UWC) is to grant a number of scholarships for Thai students to study in the last two years of the upper secondary education under the International Baccalaureate Program at one of the UWC's affiliated colleges. Eligible students must be 16-18 years old who are currently studying in high school level with a GPA result of no less than 3.25. For more information, please visit www.ocsc.go.th and look for topic "Government’s scholarships” and then for subtopic “Other scholarships”.
Twelve short films featuring the twelve core values promoted by the National Council for Peace and Order, were officially introduced at a press conference held at the Armys Club. They will screen in cinemas nationwide on December 6 in honor of His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 87th birthday this year. The film will premiere on Thursday 4th December at 2 p.m. at Esplanade Cineplex - Ratchada, and the public round will be on Saturday 6th December in Major Cineplex cinemas nationwide, free of charge. After that, the film will be broadcast on television throughout the month of December.
The ship “Vejapaha”, a royal floating clinic of the Thai Red Cross is to deliver medical services to people living along rivers and canals in Ratchaburi Province during 17-21 November from 9am to 3pm. The ship will be in four subdistricts on a day-to-day basis. Starting with Wat Bang Li Charoen Tham in Kok Mo Subdistrict on 18th, then subsequently Wat Tai Muang in Pong Sawai Subdistrict, Wat Mai Si Muen in Si Muen Subdistrict, and Wat Ubon Wannaram in Srisurat Subdistrict, on 19th, 20th and 21st respectively.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is planning to relaunch two children’s museums is the Bangkok Children’s Discovery Museum in Chatuchak district and the Children’s Discovery Museum in Thung Khru district in the capital as Children’s Day presents for the kids at the start of next year on Children’s Day, January 10.
The Women for Peace Foundation and the KPI Office of Peace and Governance are inviting the public to attend the 'Hear women's voices before drafting a constitution' event on 21 November 2014 from 9am-4:30pm at the Prince Palace Hotel, Bangkok.
Shows in the Week of the River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair 2014 are scheduled for 28 November to 7 December 2014, every day at the Bridge in Tha Makham Subdistrict, Muang Kanchanaburi. Shows on 28, 29 November and 4-6 December will be held twice daily at 7.30 p.m. and 9 p.m., while shows on 30 November and 1-3, 7 December will only be held once a day at 8 p.m. Tickets cost 300 baht, and are available at the event entrance or can be booked in advance from the Kanchanaburi Provincial Office at Tel. 034-511778, 034-515208, or 034-512399.
The Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is distributing Digital-TV Set Top Box coupons to support the switchover from the analogue system to digital system. Kalasin’s NBTC office will only distribute the coupons in districts where there is over 80% coverage of the digital signal, starting with Huai Mek Districton 28th November 2014. Other districts will be informed of their coupon distribution schedule in the next phase.
Kalasin Province has announced a prohibition on exploitation of agricultural trade with farmers. Those who encounter business owners buying agricultural products from farmers at unfair prices can report the case to Kalasin Provincial Office of Internal Trade by calling 0-4381-2416, 0-4381-1300 or the DIT Hotline 1569.
The Royal Irrigation Department will suspend irrigation services for offseason farming and the double-crop fields in the Mae Klong river basin area to due to the water shortage situation during the 2014-2015 drought season.
The executives of the Public Relations Department have checked the operation of the staff in the broadcasting center of the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket. NBT channel is now providing live coverage of the Asian Beach Games daily at 2:05pm - 4:00 pm with the rerun at 11:05pm-12:00am nightly from 14-23 November 2014.
Thai Government invites people to wear yellow clothes during the Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King’s 87th Birthday Anniversary 5th December 2014 to be held from November 30th to December 6th at the Sanam Luang ceremonial site in Bangkok.//
The Public Relations Department is holding an essay competition on the topic '12 Core Values' to inspire ideas and bring core values into practice. Interested persons can submit an essay from now until 30 November 2014 at PR Technical Development Office, Public Relations Department. 9 Rama VI Road, Soi 30, Bangkok 10400.
Kanchanaburi Province is ready to welcome visitors during the Week of the River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair, which is to be held from 28 November to 7 December 2014.//
The Kanchanaburi Red Cross Chapter is organizing a Red Cross Unity Day at the official residence of the Kanchanaburi Governor, to receive donations which will then be sold in the Week of the River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair 2014 during 28 November - 7 December 2014.
The BMA invites people to attend the exhibition “25 Years of Freedom -The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Transformation of Central Europe” at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, from now until 23 November 2014. Admission is free.
The Hat Yai Municipality invites the public to attend the art exhibition: ‘Art, Life, and Society in my opinion’ every Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm until 31st December 2014 at the Hat Yai Municipality Art Gallery, Songkhla province.
The Ranong Municipality is holding the 10th walking street fair titled ‘Open the door to ASEAN community’ every Sunday, beginning 7 December 2014 to 5 April 2015 from the Bang San junction to the Talad Phama junction. Styrofoam containers will be prohibited in the walking street area to help preserve the environment.
The Ubon Ratchathani province is holding the paddy market fair to help farmers at the Don Moddang Agricultural Cooperatives on 14 November 2014 and 17-18 November 2014, at the Najaluay Agricultural Cooperatives on 19-21 November 2014, at the Muang Sam Sip Agricultural Cooperatives Mill on 27th November 2014, and at the Thung Si Udom Agricultural Cooperatives on 28th-30th November 2014.
Muang Phetchaburi Municipality invites female youths, aged 15-20, to join the MISS TEEN TO BE NUMBER ONE IDOL contest, to be held during 25-26 December 2014. Those who are interested can submit their applications from now on until 30 November at the Public Health Center of Muang Phetchaburi Municipality located at Wat Thor Intersection. More information is available at Tel. 032 425010.
The Ranong Municipality begun registration for elders and persons with disability allowance in the 2016 fiscal year budget. Senior citizens and persons with disability can register for their allowance at the social welfare division of the Ranong Municipality everyday until 30 November 2014. Please call 0-7786-6324 for more information.
The government is cooperating with all sectors in organizing commemorative events on the auspicious occasion of the 87th birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej this December 5.Scheduled from November 30 to December 6, the events will take place in every province of the country.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is cooperating with the Metropolitan Police and soldiers to regulate footpath businesses on Silom road and conduct stall clearance on 1 November 2014 onwards. They are now required to stay clear from the road during 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.every day. Those who do not abide by the regulation will be prosecuted.For nighttime vendors, they are allowed to trade on road pavements only from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and must remove all their belongings from the area by 3 a.m.
Yala province is now accepting purchase orders for commemorative pins issued in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on the occasion of her 5th Cycle Birthday Celebration on April 2, 2015. Reservations can be made at the provincial administrative office in the town hall of Yala, or Tel. 0-7321-1586.
The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre is collaborating with Muay Thai clubs in the region to hold the “Muay Thai Competition in honour of His Majesty the King” at Yala Institute of Physical Education on 16 December 2014 which is the National Sports Day.
Huai Yod Municipality will start registration for welfare subsidy for elderly and disabled people from 1 to 30 November 2014 at the Social Welfare Division.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is collaborating with private sectors in Phuket to promote tourism and publicise income stimulus and creation in the province and nearby provinces, by decreasing hotel and restaurant prices during the 4th Asian Beach Games, during 14-23 November 2014.
Rock on the Lake Music Festival 2014, Rock without GEN at Silverlake Pattaya on November 22nd. Tickets are sold at Thaiticket major for 1500 baht.
Vananava Hua Hin to open its one billion baht water park as Asia's First Water Jungle theme park on 1 December 2014.
PM meets with British Ambassador on bilateral ties
PM says peacekeeping is a task for all citizens
PM approves 100 million baht budget for improvement of water supply in Isaan
Hundreds of ancient ‘horse shoes’ found in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
SET kicks off "SET in the City" on Thursday
Ratchaphat Dusit Uni Students win awards at a cooking contest in China
Hakodate Mayor visits PRD Deputy Director-General
Commerce ministry will bring foreign importers to Thailand to buy Thai products next month
Vietnamese delegation observes alternative energy plant in Ubon Ratchathani
PM meets with British Ambassador on bilateral ties
NRC updated U.S. charge d'affaires on Thailand's reform
NLA has approved the ratification of an ASEAN air transport services protocol
Tax rebates for LTF investors might be extended
PM Prayut satisfied with his visit to Khon Kaen and Kalasin
UN ESCAP Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing +20 review draws the curtains
Transport Min promises smooth Airport Link services despite maintenance
BoT blames politics and export slump for slow economic growth
arts / entertainment News
NATIONAL NEWS BUREAU OF THAILAND (NNT), GOVERNMENT PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
90-91 New Phetchaburi Rd., Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand
Tel : 02-248-8600 Fax : 02-369-2579
WEB MASTER : email@example.com
Visitors since May 46