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2017 Nissan Note: Thai prices and specs

Spacious B-segment hatchback aims to steal shares from the Honda Jazz with lower retail prices.

Experts downplay talk of a property bubble

Thailand’s property market is far from being a bubble, although prices, particularly for the condominium segment, have risen significantly in the last few years, say multiple experts.

Police: Ex-teacher's retrial plea smells fishy

Police adviser said Monday an investigation was being conducted to prove a former teacher’s claim that law enforcement authorities had wrongfully imprisoned her in a 2005 hit-and-run case was false and there were accomplices involved.

At least 37 dead in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Jan 16, 2017, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog. — Reuters

Database management system planned

The government will establish a central database management system (DBS) in a strive to maximise economic and social data integrity, enhance data reliability and minimise data redundancy.

Heavy push for rice megafarms

The government is committed to ramping up the rice megafarm scheme this year, for which it provides soft loans, machinery and agricultural equipment to farmers in order to cut production costs and raise productivity. The scheme will cover 1.05 million rai of related farmland.

Indonesia, Japan affirm deeper ties during Abe's Asian tour

BOGOR, INDONESIA – Japan and Indonesia on Sunday affirmed a deepening of economic and political ties during a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is using a four-nation tour of Asia to underscore his government’s role in countering China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea.

Prayut sends condolences to late BRN leader's family

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Sunday expressed condolences to the family of the late southern separatist movement leader, Sapae-ing Basor, who died on Tuesday in Malaysia’s Terengganu state.

Old market springs back to life

Hua Takae market is an old community built along the Prawes Burirom canal more than a century ago. — Chomporn Sangvilert

Something's brewing

A fortune teller suggested Puripong Suthisopapan and his business partner focus on selling beer when they opened their Be Right Back restaurant in Khon Kaen over a year ago. Starting only with one refrigerator, most of the beer they sold was illegally home-brewed as Thai law prohibits small-scale brewing.

Sugar prices could float by October

Local sugar prices will likely be floated in October, or April next year at the latest, in line with the restructuring plan for the industry.

Flood death toll at 40, more rain on the way

Forty people have died so far as a result of the floods that have ravaged 12 southern provinces since Jan 1, and forecasters say more rain is on the way starting on Monday.

12 megaprojects to seek PPP nod

Twelve big-ticket infrastructure projects worth a combined 721 billion baht, marking the highest level of joint investment since the Joint Public-Private Partnership Act was enacted in 1992, are set to seek approval from the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Committee this year.

King issues national unity call

His Majesty the King has stressed the importance of love, unity and peace among Thais, urging them to work together to make the country a safe place and win the confidence of other countries, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Police: 'No authority' to reopen wrongful jailing case

NAKHON PHANOM – Police have no authority to reopen the investigation and wrongful conviction of a teacher who spent 18 months in prison, and the matter now rests solely with the court, a senior police officer said on Friday.

Police 'no authority' to reopen case of wrongfully jailed teacher

NAKHON PHANOM – Police have no authority to reopen the investigation and wrongful conviction of a teacher who spent 18 months in prison, and the matter now rests solely with the court, a senior police officer said on Friday.

Design glimpse of next-gen Nissan Teana

Vmotion 2.0 Concept provides some clues to all-new mid-size saloon in terms of appearance and driver-assist technologies.

PM should learn to mind his manners

It was music to my ears when I heard Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday tell a group of nearly 800 students, who gathered to hear him speak ahead of the Children’s Day, what future generations should do and how they should think.

Female monks fight back

A group of bhikkhunis, or female Buddhist monks, on Thursday petitioned a committee on gender discrimination to investigate authorities in charge of screening monastic personnel at the Grand Palace for blocking them from paying their respects to the late King.

Arrest warrants for 52 in police exam fraud

The Criminal Court on Thursday approved arrest warrants for 52 suspects in the police entrance exam scandal, most of them medical and engineering students at leading universities.