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Special Report: Thailand marks 232 years of Rattanakosin era
The Ministry of Culture is preparing to host events marking the 232nd anniversary of the Rattanakosin era this year. The three-day festival is slated to be held between April 19-21 at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. Over 55 million baht has been spent on organizing events to celebrate the occasion. King Rama I, or Phraphutthayotfa Chulalok the Great established Bangkok as the capital of Thailand in 1782. The city pillar was installed to mark the date on April 21. The festival in commemoration of

PM thanks ministries for persevering through political impasse
BANGKOK, 17 April 2014 (NNT) – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed gratitude to civil servants in all ministries who have tackled economic problems and other issues arising from the ongoing political turmoil. Permanent secretaries from all ministries paid a visit to the Prime Minister’s office to wish her Happy New Year during the Songkran festival. Ms. Yingluck has thanked the visiting chiefs of offices for implementing measures to move the country forward and wished them

RTP give overview of accidents during Songkran and Leave the House with Police Project
BANGKOK, 17 April 2014 (NNT) – Royal Thai Police have given an overview of accidents occurring during Songkran, and the operation of the Leave the House with Police Project. Police Major General Anucha Rommayanant, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Royal Thai Police, said during the Songkran Festival from April 11- 15, the number of road

DDPM prepares to dole out measures to tackle drought
BANGKOK, 17 April 2014 (NNT) – The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM) is set to implement new measures to tackle the drought crisis following reports that more than half of the country faces water shortages. The DDPM said since drought was reported in Thailand during October of last year, 41 provinces have been declared drought disaster zones. Northern Thailand continues to be the region most affected by the disaster, with 13 provinces facing critical condition. Some





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