Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn performed the circling ceremony, called wian utawat, done for three rounds, each with a 260-metre distance, in a counter-clockwise direction. Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana rides a horse as she leads a cavalry procession. Wichan CharoenkiatpakulHer Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana also led the King's Guard cavalry mounted on a royal horse while Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha was also seen marching at the rehearsal. Yesterday afternoon, Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana took part in the rehearsal of the sixth procession. The royal relics will be enshrined at the Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall inside the Grand Palace.
October 16, 2017 04:52 UTC
Highway 201 (Chaiyaphum-Sikhiu Road) connecting their communities in Ban Khwao to Muang Chaiyaphum was impassable on Monday. A 20-metre-long section of the road between tambons Ban Khai in Muang and Lum Lam Chi in Ban Khwao is severely eroded and continues to subside. Ban Tha Kaeng village headman Theerapong Pringchaiyaphum said about 200 students who attend secondary school in Muang were told to stay home on Monday. Water inundated many homes and thousands of rai of farmland in Ban Khai, Chilong and Nong Na Saeng in Muang district and threatened to flood the city’s economic area. Chaiyaphum Governor Narong Woonsiew has instructed officials to monitor the situation around the clock.
October 16, 2017 04:30 UTC
They were both killed," Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters, referring to another fighter who led the attack with Hapilon on the southern Philippines city of Marawi city in May. Lorenzana said Philippine ground forces mounting a final assault on the militants in Marawi killed Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute, one of two brothers who lead a militant group allied to Hapilon, early Monday. The Philippine military says Hapilon joined forces with the Maute group on May 23 on a rampage across Marawi following a foiled attempt to arrest him. Hapilon is also accused of involvement in the 2001 kidnappings including of three Americans, two of whom were later killed. Troops were still pursuing Malaysian militant leader Mahmud Ahmad in the Marawi battle zone, Lorenzana said.
October 16, 2017 04:18 UTC
“That is good news,” military spokesman Maj Gen Restituto Padilla said but added he could not yet publicly confirm the killings of the top militants. Military leaders had said last month that three leaders of the militants who began the siege of the lakeside city on May 23 were killed in the months of fighting but the two still alive were leading a final stand. More than 1,000 people have been killed in the Marawi violence, including more than 800 militants. The United States and Australia have deployed surveillance aircraft to help Filipino troops battling the Marawi attackers. Earlier video report:Military pushes to end Marawi war today https://t.co/jcvc90OSVT pic.twitter.com/24hNJg6mhX — CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) October 15, 2017(Video Twitter/CNN Philippines)
October 16, 2017 03:56 UTC
Somkid said Apisak would have to weigh various factors before deciding how high to raise the credit for purchasing goods through the welfare cards. Somkid said the government may reallocate budget funds from non-urgent projects to increase the purchasing credit for the poor. “If possible, we will increase the money for the welfare cards’ credit. Now, it is clear that the poor want more credit for making purchases,” Somkid said. Those with income less than Bt30,000 a year are entitled to monthly purchasing credit of Bt300 while those with Bt30,000 to Bt100,000 income a year are entitled to monthly credit of Bt200.
October 16, 2017 03:45 UTC
Former GL chief executive officer Mitsuji KonoshitaThe Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) temporarily halted trading in Group Lease Plc (GL) shares on Monday after chief executive officer Mitsuji Konoshita was accused of corporate fraud and falsification. The announcement said trading of GL had been suspended from the morning session of Oct 16 until the company can clarify the information and its effect to the SET. According to the complaint lodged with the DSI, Mr Konoshita has engaged in dubious transactions involving several companies overseas to exaggerate the company's profits. The GL board would meet on Wednesday to select his successor, he said. Tatsuya Konoshita, chairman of GL's executive board, stated that the GL management remained confident of its potential in digital finance and business expansion.
October 16, 2017 03:45 UTC
A man wades through floodwater in the northern province of Ninh Binh, Vietnam, on Sunday. (AP photo)HANOI: Some villages in Vietnam are still isolated by landslides and destroyed bridges after a tropical depression last week that has become one of the country's worst natural disasters in years. The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in a statement Monday the death toll has risen to 72 with 30 people still missing. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Khanun is expected to weaken to a tropical depression in the Tonkin Gulf later Monday and heavy rains are forecast in northeastern Vietnam. Earlier report: Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 68Video: Watch house get washed away(Video Twitter/@severe storms)
October 16, 2017 03:45 UTC
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is calling for people with disabilities who have not registered for the allowance in the past to show up when registration again opens next month. City Hall announced that registration for a disability allowance for the 2018 fiscal year opens from Nov 1-30 at all 50 district offices across Bangkok. New claimants are asked to register at the district offices where they live and bring with them necessary documents, including people with disability ID cards. To be eligible they must not currently be receiving financial assistance from a government agency. The allowance is set at 800 baht a month.
October 16, 2017 03:33 UTC
Flight QZ535 returned safely on Sunday to Perth Airport where many of the 145 passengers spoke to media about the fear and confusion that reigned on board. "The panic was escalated because of the behaviour of staff who were screaming, looked tearful and shocked,'' passenger Clare Askew told reporters. The budget Indonesian airline said in a statement engineers were examining the plane at Perth. Passenger Mark Bailey told Seven Network television: "Hostesses started screaming: `Emergency, emergency'. Passenger Norman Pearce told Seven the flight crew said: "Emergency.
October 16, 2017 03:00 UTC
Thai stocks opened up 0.54% at the start of trade this morning. The Stock Exchange of Thailand's main index opened at 1,721.65 points, up 9.17 points from Thursday's close. The trade value was 5.06 billion baht with 958 million shares traded. The SET50 index opened at 1,101.60 points, up 7.27 points or 0.66%, with a total trade value of 3.56 billion baht. The MAI index opened up 1.53 points or 0.27% to stand at 571.32 points with total transaction value of 172 million baht.
October 16, 2017 03:00 UTC
After recent heavy rains late in the rainy season, a huge sea of mists appeared at 7am over Tambon Nakhon Chum in Phitsanulok’s Nakhon Thai district. Standing at the viewpoint on Nakhon Chum mountain, tourists could see a scenic panorama of sea mists. Many tourists started visiting the mountaintop on Monday, according to Surinroj Srisang, acting governor of Tambon Nakhon Chum Administrative Organization. He said the sea of mists could normally be enjoyed from 5.30am to 8.30am from now until the end of winter. He said the sea of mists at Nakhon Chu has a mountain range providing a backdrop for fogs that linger over villages and fields down below.
October 16, 2017 02:48 UTC
The body of Chaiwat Longluem, 22, was found underwater at about five minutes after midnight in the creek below Wang Bua Ban Waterfall at the foot of Doi Suthep Mountain. He was swept away and drowned while swimming in the creek on Sunday evening after runoffs caused it to quickly swell. Following heavy rains, the authorities have banned swimming at three waterfalls in the Doi Suthep National Park until the waters subside. The three waterfalls are the Wang Bua Ban, the Huay Kaew and Montha Than.
October 16, 2017 02:15 UTC
The operation was led by Pol Maj-General Surachat Hakpal, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau. The searches were jointly launched by over 200 policemen from the Immigration Bureau, the Patrol and Special Operation (191) Division and the Narcotics Suppression Bureau. Two of those arrested were charged with unlawful entry to the kingdom, 11 with overstaying their visas and 27 with suspicion of being involved in drugs trafficking, Surachet said. One of the suspects was charged with deceiving Thai women in a romance scam and another with smuggling a banned good. Surachet said one of the arrested had been previously jailed and released for being in possession of cocaine.
October 16, 2017 02:15 UTC
(Photo by Chudet Sihawong)He said both Bhumibol Dam in Tak province and Sirikit Dam in Uttaradit have additional capacity, about 30% for Bhumibol and a little less than 20% for Sirikit. As of Oct 14, the volume of water at Bhumibol Dam was 9.24 billion cu/m, 69% of its capacity, and Sirikit Dam 7.97 billion cu/m, or 84% full. The two dams can still take more water for consumption and agriculture in the next dry season, he added. Torrential rain and the Chao Phraya dam are the culprits. This year, flooding in Bangkok has been caused by torrential rains, not water released from the big northern dams as was the case in 2011.
October 16, 2017 01:52 UTC
The US intelligence community concluded Putin ordered an influence campaign to discredit Clinton and had a "clear preference" for Trump in last year's poll. Clinton used the bombshell Trump tape as an example of how WikiLeaks allegedly tried to deflect attention away from a bad news story, resurrecting the incident in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace over his treatment of women. In the 2005 videotape, which surfaced in October last year, Trump brags about being able to get away with groping women. Within hours of the tape emerging, WikiLeaks published more than 2,000 hacked emails from the personal account of Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta, which she said blunted its impact. You don't see damaging, negative information coming out about the Kremlin on Wikileaks," Clinton added.
October 16, 2017 00:22 UTC