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Omicron Scare: Thailand Reimposes Quarantine For Travelers As Concerns Grow Over The New Strain

Dec 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Entry of the 200,000 people who have registered for the 'test-and-go' scheme, known as Thailand Pass, is now subject to a coronavirus test on arrival and a second test seven days later at the expense of the government.

Asian Rowing Championships 2021: Arjun Lal Jat, Ravi Win Double Sculls Gold In Bangkok

Dec 11, 2021 PTI

Arjun Lal Jat and Ravi clocked 6:57.883s to win the Asian Rowing Championships 2021 men's double sculls event. In men's single sculls event, Parminder Singh bagged silver. More medals are expected on Sunday.


Thai Chain's Cannabis Pizza: Trendy But Won't Get You High

The Crazy Happy Pizza is a mashup of toppings evoking the flavours of Thailand's famous Tom Yum Gai soup along with a deep-fried cannabis leaf on top. Cannabis is also infused into the cheese crust and also in the dipping sauce.

Detained US Journalist Danny Fenster Gets 11 Years In Prison In Myanmar

Nov 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

US journalist Danny Fenster has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment by a Myanmar court for allegedly spreading inflammatory information.


ASEAN Countries Blind To Opposition's Violence: Myanmar Leader

Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing blamed groups that were organized to oppose the military takeover for the ongoing deadly unrest in Myanmar.

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04 September, 2021

Thai PM Wins Confidence Vote Amid Speculations Of Allies Unseating Him

Associated Press (AP)

Thai media were instead abuzz with rumours that the secretary-general of the military-backed ruling party was leading the effort to unseat PM Prayuth.


20 August, 2021

Thailand Surpasses 1M Cases As Latest Surge Wanes, 20K Cases Reported In Ten Days

Associated Press (AP)

On Friday, the Disease Control Department's daily statistics report showed the average number of COVID-19 tests has fallen over the past seven days.


26 July, 2021

World Stocks Mostly Lower After Wall Street Highs

Associated Press (AP)

The S&P 500 index climbed 1 per cent to 4,411.79, while the Dow rose 0.7 per cent to 35,061.55 and the Nasdaq composite gained 1 per cent to 14,836.99


16 July, 2021

American Journalist Remains Jailed, Court Denies His Claim Of Testing Covid Positive

Associated Press (AP)

Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on May 24 as he was trying to board a flight to go to the Detroit area in the United States to see his family.


21 June, 2021

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab On Three-Nation Tour To Southeast Asia

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Singapore comes a week after Britain announced the broad outlines of a free trade deal with Australia


03 February, 2021

Myanmar, Burma And Why The Different Names Matter

Associated Press (AP)

For generations, the country was called Burma, after the dominant Burman ethnic group. But in 1989, one year after the ruling junta brutally suppressed a pro-democracy uprising, military leaders suddenly changed its name to Myanmar.


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03 February, 2021

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Detained Again — Without Her Old Support

Associated Press (AP)

With flights grounded and communications largely cut, Myanmar plunged back into isolation and darkness, ending 10 years of new freedoms and quasi-civilian rule that the Obama administration held up as a beacon of nascent democracy.


29 January, 2021

BWF World Tour Finals: Consolation Win For PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth Exits With Defeat

PTI

Kidambi Srikanth claimed the first game of his third and final round-robin match but Hong Kong's NG Ka Long Angus rallied to win the next two games


28 January, 2021

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikkanth Face Exit

Agencies

Back-to-back losses in BWF World Tour Finals has jeopardised the chances of the Indians to progress from the group stage


27 January, 2021

BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth Lose Their Opening Matches

PTI

A week after a demoralising defeat at the Toyota Thailand Open quarterfinals, PV Sindhu produced a much-improved performance but still lost to Tzu Ying in a 59-minute match


26 January, 2021

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth Look To Turn The Tide At BWF World Tour Finals

PTI

Sindhu and Srikanth's comeback to international badminton after the coronavirus-induced break was not as good as they would have expected


23 January, 2021

Thailand Open: Dream Run Of Indian Doubles Pairs End With Semifinal Defeat

PTI

The impressive run of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty came to an end after a hard-fought semifinal defeat to world number nine Malaysian combination of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik in men's doubles


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23 January, 2021

Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty's Run Ends With Defeat In Semis

PTI

The world number 10 Indian pair lost to world number nine Malayasian combination of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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