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ReDem protesters head to Criminal Court to demand release of four core Ratsadon members

 

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Anti-establishment ReDem (Restart Democracy) demonstrators marched from Lat Phrao intersection to the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road at about 5pm, to demand the release of four core Ratsadon members.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208557-redem-protesters-head-to-criminal-court-to-demand-release-of-four-core-ratsadon-members/

 

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More firefighters sent to Tak province to fight forest fires around Bhumibol Dam

 

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A team of 30 firefighters, from Thailand’s northeastern firefighting unit of the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT), has been deployed to help their colleagues in the northern province of Tak to cope with forest fires which have, so far, razed more than 8,000 hectares of forests around the Bhumibol Dam.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208558-more-firefighters-sent-to-tak-province-to-fight-forest-fires-around-bhumibol-dam/

 

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Governor orders Phuket Town nightclub closed for five years

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The Maldives nightclub in Phuket Town was ordered closed for five years. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Two nightclubs in Phuket Town central to noise complaints filed by the Provincial Police Chief from another province have been closed by order of the Phuket Governor. One of the venues has been ordered closed for five years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208559-governor-orders-phuket-town-nightclub-closed-for-five-years/

 

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BMA to complete park under Green Bangkok 2030

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - In order to add more green spaces to improve air quality in the city, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has renovated Vipawadee 18 Intersection 3 in Chatuchak district, making it into a new park.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208560-bma-to-complete-park-under-green-bangkok-2030/

 

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Chiang Mai stepping up efforts against forest fires

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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CHIANGMAI (NNT) -Several northern provinces have announced they will be closing national forests for two months as they contend with annual forest fires, reminding the inhabitants that hunting and foraging laws will be strictly enforced.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208561-chiang-mai-stepping-up-efforts-against-forest-fires/

 

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Both Bhumibol Bridges Will Be Partially Closed for Road Resurfacing

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) -Both Bhumibol bridges over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok will be partially closed to traffic overnight for road resurfacing from March 15-Sept 30.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208562-both-bhumibol-bridges-will-be-partially-closed-for-road-resurfacing/

 

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Gov’t maintains electricity fees until August billing cycle

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - To help reduce people’s cost of living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Energy Regulatory Commission has decided to freeze the variable FT charge at the same rate for another four months, resulting in the same 3.61 baht per unit electricity fee until the August billing cycle.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208563-gov’t-maintains-electricity-fees-until-august-billing-cycle/

 

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Social Development Min registers special needs citizens in Rao Chana

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has confirmed it will provide aid to those impacted by the COVID-19 situation, even after registration for Rao Chana for those without smartphones and in special needs groups has concluded.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208564-social-development-min-registers-special-needs-citizens-in-rao-chana/

 

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Government Maintains Economic Growth Target of 4% This Year

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) -The government has pledged to revitalize tourism, stimulate domestic spending, and spur exports and investment to help economic growth reach its 4% target this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208565-government-maintains-economic-growth-target-of-4-this-year/

 

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Democrats push Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID bill through Senate on party-line vote

By Richard Cowan, Makini Brice and David Morgan

 

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FILE PHOTO: A man makes his way past the U.S. Capitol on the day the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation to provide $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an all-night session that was delayed repeatedly as the Republican minority tried but failed to push through around three dozen amendments.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208566-democrats-push-bidens-19-trillion-covid-bill-through-senate-on-party-line-vote/

 

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Reopening England's schools is step towards normality, PM Johnson says

 

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FILE PHOTO: Health workers and volunteers assist as students take coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests at Harris Academy Beckenham, ahead of full school reopening in England as part of lockdown restrictions being eased, in Beckenham, south east London, Britain, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The reopening of England's schools to all pupils on Monday will mark the first step back towards normality, and is only possible because of the efforts of the public to bring COVID-19 infection rates down, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208567-reopening-englands-schools-is-step-towards-normality-pm-johnson-says/

 

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More than 20,000 U.S. organizations compromised through Microsoft flaw

By Joseph Menn, Raphael Satter and Trevor Hunnicutt

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City on July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 20,000 U.S. organizations have been compromised through a back door installed via recently patched flaws in Microsoft Corp's email software, a person familiar with the U.S. government's response said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208570-more-than-20000-us-organizations-compromised-through-microsoft-flaw/

 

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Fire, smoke, gunshots in Paraguay capital as pandemic response ignites protests

By Daniela Desantis

 

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Paraguayans protest against President Mario Abdo Benitez's health policies and the lack of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Asuncion, Paraguay March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Cesar Olmedo

 

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with police in Paraguay´s capital, Asuncion, late on Friday as anger over the government´s handling of the coronavirus crisis boiled onto the streets and forced the resignation of the country´s top health official.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208572-fire-smoke-gunshots-in-paraguay-capital-as-pandemic-response-ignites-protests/

 

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Amartey grabs late winner for Leicester at Brighton

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City - The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain - March 6, 2021 Brighton & Hove Albion's Adam Lallana in action with Leicester City's Youri Tielemans Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt

 

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Leicester City climbed back into second place in the Premier League as they came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion thanks to a late goal by Daniel Amartey on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208573-amartey-grabs-late-winner-for-leicester-at-brighton/

 

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Gunners' Xhaka gaffe gifts Burnley a point

By Simon Evans

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley v Arsenal - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - March 6, 2021 Burnley's Robbie Brady in action with Arsenal's Granit Xhaka Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

 

BURNLEY, England (Reuters) - A dreadful defensive error from Arsenal's Granit Xhaka gifted Burnley an equaliser as the sides drew 1-1 at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208574-gunners-xhaka-gaffe-gifts-burnley-a-point/

 

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Darasamut Underpass to close for cleaning

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: Traffic passing through the Darasamut Underpass will be affected on Tuesday (Mar 9) while the Phuket Highways Office carries out cleaning to remove sand and trash from inside the tunnel.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208575-darasamut-underpass-to-close-for-cleaning/

 

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The week that was in Thailand news: Forget Songkran - splash the cash on a vaccination instead!

 

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One of the great personal pleasures of working as a translator for Thaivisa - apart from the opportunity to inform and perhaps occasionally to even educate - is the chance to make a smidgen of difference.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208577-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-forget-songkran-splash-the-cash-on-a-vaccination-instead/

 

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Swede admits to running multi million dollar investment fraud from a villa on Koh Chang

 

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Image: Karlsson being arrested in Koh Chang in June 2019. Manager Online

 

A Swedish man who was charged with running a multi million dollar investment fraud from a villa on Koh Chang has pleaded guilty in a US federal court.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208578-swede-admits-to-running-multi-million-dollar-investment-fraud-from-a-villa-on-koh-chang/

 

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Lebanon on edge as protests persist, caretaker PM pleads for new government

 

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Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab speaks at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon March 6, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Demonstrators blocked various roadways across Lebanon for the fifth day in a row on Saturday, and a heavy army presence filled parts of the capital as anger simmered over the country's economic downturn.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208579-lebanon-on-edge-as-protests-persist-caretaker-pm-pleads-for-new-government/

 

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1,790 Health Professionals in Bangkok Are Vaccinated

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Nearly 1,800 health professionals working in Bangkok’s six districts that have high risk of infection have been inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine since March 1.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208586-1790-health-professionals-in-bangkok-are-vaccinated/

 

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19,000 Thais in Malaysia Return Home due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Paphamon Arayasukawat

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - About 19,000 Thai workers in Malaysia have returned home due to the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Malaysian ringgit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1208588-19000-thais-in-malaysia-return-home-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/

 

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