Raul Gandhi expelled from Indian parliament
NEW DELHI: Top opposition figure Rahul Gandhi was expelled from India’s parliament on Friday, a day after his defamation conviction for a remark seen as an insult against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
‘Tawan’ and ‘Bam’ hit the campaign trail
Two young activists who staged a 52-day hunger strike are out of hospital and on the campaign trail to press parties to take a stand on an issue they'd rather not discuss.
Schools discuss active shooter drills
A network of international schools has provided active shooter preparedness training as part a crisis management course for students and faculty, a meeting was told.
Work-life balance gets a boost
The government has amended the Labour Protection Act to promote a work-life balance and the work-from-anywhere concept.
Gunman who wounded 2 women in Pattaya caught
CHON BURI: A gunman who opened fire on a car in Pattaya and injured two women has been arrested in Sukhothai, police said on Friday evening.
Macron under pressure as protest injuries soar
PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron faced mounting pressure on Friday after violent demonstrations that left more than 400 security forces injured and the centre of major cities shrouded in tear gas and smoke.
Former WeVo guards get suspended jail terms
The former chief guard of the volunteer group known as WeVo and 18 others have been sentenced to 20 days each in jail, suspended for two years, and fined 6,000 baht each, for illegal assembly and obstructing police during an anti-government protest in December 2020.
Thaksin: I'm ready for jail if I come home
Fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra says he's ready to serve a prison term in Thailand provided he is allowed to spend the rest of his life with his family.
Two hospitals to return Chuvit's donations
Two public hospitals say they will return donations of 3 million baht each to whistleblower Chuvit Kamolvisit, who came under fire over the sources of the money.
Bailout of crypto exchange Zipmex falters
The rescue plan for the embattled regional crypto exchange Zipmex is beginning to fray after the company failed to receive the most recent payment due under a US$100-million venture capital buyout.
457 arrested, 441 security forces injured in France unrest
A total of 457 people were arrested and 441 security forces were injured on Thursday during nationwide protests against French President Macron's pensions reform.
Transgender athletes condemn ban on inclusion in female events
SYDNEY/LOS ANGELES: Transgender athletes have condemned World Athletics' exclusion of transgender women from elite female competitions, while the decision was welcomed by some sportswomen as a win for fairness.
BCPG announces capital expenditure at B39bn for expansion
SET-listed BCPG Plc, a power generation flagship of Bangchak Corporation, announced capital expenditures for this year at 39 billion baht for business expansion in domestic market and overseas.
Child, driver killed in minivan-truck crash
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A minivan carrying students visiting their parents in Bangkok rammed into the back of a truck loaded with sugarcane in this northeastern province early on Friday, resulting in two deaths and six injuries.
Thailand sees 6m foreign tourist arrivals in Q1: govt
The government expects there to be about 6 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first quarter of the year as the vital tourism sector gathered momentum, an official said on Friday.
Russian support for Myanmar junta 'destabilising' Southeast Asia: US envoy
Russia's backing for Myanmar's military rulers is unacceptable and destabilising, with its supply of weapons helping to fuel a conflict that has become a catastrophe for the country, a top US official said on Thursday.
South Korea to seek extradition of crypto fugitive Do Kwon
South Korea will seek the extradition of fugitive crypto entrepreneur Do Kwon, prosecutors told AFP Friday, after the Terraform founder was arrested in Montenegro and hit with US fraud charges.
Kaspersky chief details key cyberthreats
Professional targeted attacks, including on industrial and critical infrastructure, are global cyberthreat trends, while the use of operational technology (OT) in Thailand needs to be more secure in this connected world, said Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
How Vietnam is trying to stop rice warming the planet
CAN THO, Vietnam: As a child, Dong Van Canh watched while the rice fields of Vietnam's Mekong Delta were set alight to make way for the next crop, blackening the sky and flooding the air with potent greenhouse gases.
SCBAM eyes 3-5% growth in assets
SCB Asset Management (SCBAM) aims to grow its assets under management (AUM) by 3-5% this year from 1.6 trillion baht recorded in 2022.