Chiang Rai Times l CTN News Thailand https://www.chiangraitimes.com Chiang Rai Times l CTN News is a news portal delivers latest breaking news and top stories updates in Thailand, Asia Pacific and across the World. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:24:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 https://i2.wp.com/www.chiangraitimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cropped-CTN-TP.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Chiang Rai Times l CTN News Thailand https://www.chiangraitimes.com 32 32 137884966 Odor-Proof Boxes Developed for Durian Delivery in Thailand https://www.chiangraitimes.com/food-restaurant-reviews/odor-proof-boxes-developed-for-durian-delivery-in-thailand/ Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:22:18 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87288 "The durian smell has been described as a mix of an onion-like sulfury aroma with notes of sweet fruitiness and savory soup-seasoning. A key component of the durian smell are volatile sulfur compounds, or VSCs, which have been characterized as decaying, onion-like, rotten eggs, sulfury and fried shallots"

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Police Allege Greedy Mother Killed Her Daughter to Get Land https://www.chiangraitimes.com/crime-chiang-rai-thailand/police-allege-greedy-mother-killed-her-daughter-to-get-land/ Fri, 05 Jun 2020 02:41:35 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87282 Police in Southern Thailand say they have enough evidence to prove a greedy mother killed her daughter so she could get her land. Pol Col Somporn Prisawanit, chief of the Bang Khan station in Nakhon Si Thammarat province in Southern Thailand, said on Thursday that police had clear evidence that Prateep Jindawong, 54, used a […]

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Thai Army Denies Punishing Whistleblower for Exposing Graft https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thailand-national-news/thai-army-denies-punishing-whistleblower-who-exposed-alleged-graft/ Fri, 05 Jun 2020 01:54:55 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87274 Col Winthai said Sgt Narongchai also faces disciplinary and criminal action for his absence from work. Not for exposing the alleged graft.

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Thailand’s SET Index Rallies Giving Hope of Economic Recovery https://www.chiangraitimes.com/economy-business/thailands-set-index-rallies-giving-hope-of-economic-recovery/ Fri, 05 Jun 2020 01:08:54 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87270 Stocks rallied Thursday on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) as ample global financial liquidity moved into equities to chase higher yields. Amid hopes of an economic recovery and further loosening of lockdown measures. The SET index rose by 36.83 points or 2.7% to close at 1,411.01 points in turnover worth 122.7 billion baht. Shares […]

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WWF Thailand Embraces Global Tiger Recovery Program https://www.chiangraitimes.com/learning/wwf-thailand-embraces-global-tiger-recovery-program/ Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:32:59 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87265 Unfortunately, the number of wild tigers in Thailand is dwarfed by the numbers that now live in captivity.

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The Rise of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in Thailand https://www.chiangraitimes.com/economy-business/the-rise-of-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrency-in-thailand/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:53:25 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87258 It is safe to say that Bitcoin might be the future of e-payments. The cryptocurrency is fully optimized for online use and all transactions are instant. Many advantages came by using Bitcoin. Two of the biggest are its anonymity and decentralization. People who trade with Bitcoin have a hidden identity and this cryptocurrency is not […]

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The Impact of Coronavirus on the Asian Stock Market https://www.chiangraitimes.com/economy-business/the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-the-asian-stock-market/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:41:13 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87255 The coronavirus pandemic that hit China, and later on the globe, in late 2019 has had an enormous impact on the world and the stock market. Now, over half a year later, the pandemic has made its mark and people are still reeling from the consequences of the devastating disease. It’s not just the tragic […]

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Thai Government Promises Transparency in $58B Stimulus Package https://www.chiangraitimes.com/economy-business/thai-government-promises-transparency-in-58b-stimulus-package/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:37:04 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87252 After administration officials promised transparency, the Thai Government unanimously passed a U.S. $58 billion (1.8 trillion baht) stimulus package. The stimulus package is designed to resuscitate an economy expected to contract for the first time since 2009. Above all because of ripple effects from the coronavirus pandemic. Except for a few abstentions, the 250-seat chamber […]

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Schools in Thailand Gearing Up to Reopen after TV Learning Fails https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thailand-national-news/schools-in-thailand-gearing-up-to-reopen-after-tv-learning-fails/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:03:01 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87245 Thailand’s Education Ministry has announced schools in Thailand are gearing up in preparation for reopening after being closed due to Covid-19.  A ministry survey found 60-70% of students are not ready to use TV or the internet for their studies. Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said the ministry adjusted its previous plan from airing lessons via […]

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Popular Beaches in Thailand Packed after Reopening to the Public https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thailand-national-news/popular-beaches-in-thailand-packed-after-reopening-to-the-public/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:35:09 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87239 Popular beaches throughout Thailand were teeming with visitors on the first public holiday after their closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Bang Saen beach in Chon Buri was almost bursting at the seams with beach goers. Bumper to bumper traffic was seen heading to the beach on Wednesday morning, a public holiday to mark the […]

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Police Officer Faces Criminal Charges Over Death of Beloved Dog https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thailand-national-news/police-officer-faces-criminal-charges-over-death-of-beloved-dog/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 02:45:30 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87232 A police officer has been suspended as an investigation continues into the death of Tia Morchor, a famous dog beloved of Chiang Mai University (CMU) students and alumni. Watchdog Thailand posted on Facebook saying the Royal Thai Police Office had suspended an officer. They have also launched a disciplinary investigation. The message attributed the information […]

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Find Out How CBD Gummies Are Changing People’s Lives https://www.chiangraitimes.com/health/find-out-how-cbd-gummies-are-changing-peoples-lives/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:21:25 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87262 The CBD industry is making its way into more conversations these days. Many used to associate the acronym with the criminalization of marijuana, but now everyone has realized that CBD enables certain therapeutic benefits and that the hemp is intended to make our lives a little easier by providing the relief we need. The industry […]

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Was Thailand’s Lockdown More Deadly than the Covid-19 Virus? https://www.chiangraitimes.com/opinion/was-thailands-lockdown-more-deadly-than-the-covid-19-virus/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 04:10:09 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87212 Sadly there will be no good outcome from the coivd-19 pandemic lockdown in Thailand. The government can pride its self on how it protected the Thai people from the pandemic, however did it really?

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New Post Covid-19 Guidelines for Airlines and Air Travel https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thailand-national-news/new-post-covid-19-guidelines-for-airlines-and-air-travel/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 02:16:05 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87207 The International Civil Aviation Organization has announced a series of health recommendations for the airline industry as airlines relaunches air travel. The new protocols were drafted by an international task force formed by the ICAO and UN agencies. The World Health Organization and the powerful International Air Transport Association (IATA) also assisted in the health […]

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What the Thailand Should be Aware of When Reopening its Economy https://www.chiangraitimes.com/economy-business/what-the-thailand-should-be-aware-of-when-reopening-its-economy/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:47:03 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87229 No one expected that the year 2020 would start off with a global pandemic and how COVID-19 pandemic would effect Thailand’s economy. It all started with the first patients with the deadly coronavirus infection from China’s Hubei province. The wildlife market in the province’s capital city of Wuhan has been named as the source of […]

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Thailand’s Health Department Reports One New Covid-19 Case https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thailand-national-news/thailands-health-department-reports-one-new-covid-19-case/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:24:00 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87205 On Tuesday, Thailand’s health department reported one new covid-19 coronavirus case and one new covid-19 death. Bringing Thailand’s total number of infections to 3,083 and accumulated deaths to 58 since January. The new fatality was an 80-year-old man in Narathiwat. The latest patient was a 32-year-old male student who recently returned from Saudi Arabia. Dr […]

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The Uncanny Business Connections of Thailand and Canada https://www.chiangraitimes.com/learning/the-uncanny-business-connections-of-thailand-and-canada/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:14:09 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87226 Canada and Thailand are countries that are known for having a good and stable relationship. The first diplomatic ties between the two states were established in 1961. It was 1967 when the representative from Thailand, the Queen visited the North American country. While in their part Pierre Trudeau (the father of Justin Trudeau) and Jean […]

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Thailand Plans Covid-19 ‘Travel Bubbles’ When Borders Reopen https://www.chiangraitimes.com/thailand-national-news/thailand-plans-covid-19-travel-bubbles-when-borders-reopen/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:12:31 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87202 Worldwide, Covid-19 cases increased to 6.36 million in 211 countries with 377,437 deaths. The United States had the most cases at 1.86 million and the most deaths at 106,925.

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Thailand’s Government Approves 90% Tax Cut on Land and Buildings https://www.chiangraitimes.com/economy-business/thailands-government-approves-90-tax-cut-on-land-and-buildings/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:40:41 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87199 Thailand’s government has approved a cut on the tax of land and buildings by 90% of the amount due for the 2020 tax year. Above all to relieve people’s burden, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said. The cabinet approved on Tuesday a royal decree on the cut as proposed by the Finance Ministry. If the new […]

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Majed Veysel and His Experience of Being An Artist https://www.chiangraitimes.com/lifestyles/majed-veysel-and-his-experience-of-being-an-artist/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:12:51 +0000 https://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=87223 Veysel was also one of them when he was just a learner. Majed Veysel – “My art is the expression of myself, my vision and point of view on things that matter to me and provoke my senses, I have just found my own language to do that.”

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