India’s COVID-19 cases rise by 333,533 in last 24 hours – govt

India’s COVID-19 cases rise by 333,533 in last 24 hours – govt

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  • ฿9bn approved to revive Thailand’s “We Travel Together” stimulus scheme

    The Thai cabinet approved a budget of nine billion baht today (Monday) to revive the “We Travel Together” (Rao Tiew Duay Kan) economic stimulus scheme, from February until July, to promote local tourism, said Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Traisoranakul. Under the program, each subscriber will enjoy 40% hotel room rate...
  • Ex-farm price of fattening pigs capped at ฿110 per kg until end of February

    Pig farmers have agreed to to cap the ex-farm price of live fattening pigs at 110 baht/kg until the end of February, to ease the financial burden on consumers, especially during the Chinese New Year festival, said Swine Raisers Association of Thailand Vice President Wiwat Pongwiwatchai, today (Monday). He said that...
  • Thai Government’s financial support under stimulus schemes are tax free

    All the financial support received by individuals and corporate entities from the government, such as subsidies under the co-payment scheme, hotel discount coupons and subsidies to ease hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, will be exempt from taxation. Government Spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said that today (Monday) the cabinet...
  • Government approves fourth phase of co-payment scheme, starting February 1

    The Thai cabinet approved the fourth phase of the 50:50 co-payment economic stimulus scheme today (Monday), to be rolled out on February 1st, which coincides with Chinese New Year’s Day. This time, just 1,200 baht will be granted to those who have already registered under the previous three phases. The...
  • Thailand’s ‘P-move’ protesters resume march to demand civil, land rights

    P-move demonstrators, who have been camping in front of the United Nations building on Ratchadamnoen Road for the past five days, resumed their protest march towards Government House this morning (Monday) to press their 15-point demand for civil and land rights. Some of their demands include the ceasing of forced...
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Growers get ready: confusion over cannabis legalisation is about to clear

India’s COVID-19 cases rise by 333,533 in last 24 hours – govt

India’s COVID-19 cases rise by 333,533 in last 24 hours – govt

Biden sends letter to ASEAN assuring them of US commitment

Biden sends letter to ASEAN assuring them of US commitment

Indonesia reopens islands to Singaporean tourists

Indonesia reopens islands to Singaporean tourists

Thailand’s digital minister in hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Thailand’s digital minister in hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Naval vessels dispatched to help in fight oil spill in Gulf of Thailand

Naval vessels dispatched to help in fight oil spill in Gulf of Thailand

Growers get ready: confusion over cannabis legalisation is about to clear

Growers get ready: confusion over cannabis legalisation is about to clear

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Alarm, not reflection, greets Capitol “Riot” anniversary

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He is the American version of Prayut Chan-o-cha, who can’t do anything right for one half of the country, and whoever succeeds him will end up being the same.

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