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Lessons I Learned From 10 Days Of Silence and Meditation

The first time I heard about Vipassana meditation was back in 2014 when my friend and business partner Prean decided to take a break in a hectic startup world and realign his values and vision for life. I have never been that much into meditation and taking 10 days course seemed like a very strange thing.

Former Thai prime minister can appeal $1 billion fine over rice scheme

Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra poses for a portrait while receiving foreign media at her vegetables garden at her house in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 12, 2016. Photo - Reuters File Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra poses for a portrait while receiving foreign media at her vegetables garden at her house in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 12, 2016.

Indian community in Thailand in mourning

The Indian community and the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce joined activities to pay tributes to the late King shortly after he passed away on Oct 13. Indian community in Thailand vows to continue charitable work in honour of the late monarch. Over 200,000 live mostly in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Songkhla.

New rules for mourners

People use umbrellas to protect themselves from the afternoon sun as they wait in long lines for a chance to sign the condolence book for His Majesty the late King inside the Grand Palace Saturday. Crowds will be limited to 10,000 people a day from Oct 29 when the general public will be allowed inside the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall to pay their respects to the late King whose body lies in state there.

First repatriation of Myanmar refugees in Thailand begins

The first, voluntary repatriation of 68 Myanmar refugees from camps along the Thai-Myanmar border began on Tuesday with the United Nations refugee agency calling the movement a "milestone" while underscoring it would not lead to an exodus. The return of the refugees is the first to receive endorsement from the Thai and Myanmar governments, the UNHCR said.

Indian wedding planners explore Thailand as a dream wedding destination.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand recently staged a familiarisation trip for wedding planners from India, exploring the attractions and facilities in Kanchanaburi and Hua Hin, as well as Phuket and Khao Lak, offering them the chance to explore Thailand's plethora of attractions, facilities and services that make the kingdom a dream wedding destination. Taking place from 25 to 30 September, 2016, the familiarisation trip was staged for 20 wedding planners from New Delhi, Chandhigar, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore.

Dogs saved from meat trade in Thailand looking for new homes in Arizona

Two dogs saved from slaughter in Thailand need new homes in the Valley. The problem: No one has stepped forward to take them in.

News 52 mins ago 3:18 p.m.Theories about who killed JonBenet Ramsey

Since JonBenet Ramsey was found dead on Dec. 26, 1996, multiple theories have swirled around the world as to who killed the 6-year-old beauty queen. In this 12 October, 2000, file photo John and Patsy Ramsey answer questions from journalism students about their experience in the media spotlight at the Newseum in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Editorial: Going up in ranking

CEBU Province and the Mactan Cebu International Airport wallowed in praises recently as both went up in ranking in reviews by travellers. Conde Nast Traveler listed Cebu as the fifth best island in the world outside the United States, up from its rank of 19th last year.

Bomb in Thai south kills one, injures 19: police

At least one person was killed and 19 wounded in an explosion at a night market in southern Thailand on Monday where Muslim separatists have been waging an insurgency for more than a decade. The attack comes two months after a wave of coordinated bombings in tourist towns in Thailand's south that killed four Thais and wounded dozens, including foreigners, attacks the police linked to Muslim militants.

Couple Shot Dead, Nephew Seriously Injured In Pattani

A couple believed to be in their 40s were gunned down by unidentified assailants at their shop in the restive southern Thailand region today. Pattani acting police chief Col.

Thailand's junta urged to drop sedition charge against lawyer

Thai art alumnis paint a portrait of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Silpakorn University in Bangkok Thailand, on October 24, 2016. Photo - Reuters Thai art alumnis paint a portrait of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Silpakorn University in Bangkok Thailand, on October 24, 2016.

Chinaa s Diplomatic Success in Thailand & The Phili...

BANGKOK, Thailand - China is achieving fresh diplomatic successes in Thailand and the Philippines, thanks to security arrangements which blocked Hong Kong's pro-democracy dissident Joshua Wong from visiting Bangkok in October and an unexpected anti-U.S. spiral in Manila impacting President Obama's Asian "pivot." China eyes Thailand as a modern, southwest overland commercial route to the vast Indian Ocean, where navies from the U.S., India and elsewhere are preparing to counter-balance Beijing's advances.

Loan shark gang busted in Chon Buri

Six men have been arrested for allegedly being part of a large loan shark gang with debtors in 21 provinces and 30 million baht in circulation per month. About a dozen armed police and military officers raided a one-storey house in tambon Takian Tia of Bang Lamung district and arrested the men after a tip-off that the gang had provided had charged exorbitant interest rates for their loans.

27 roads around Sanam Luang off-limits to traffic on Monday

Twenty-seven roads around Sanam Luang will remain closed for the second consecutive day today which is a public holiday as tens of thousands of mourners are expected to arrive at the Grand Palace to pay tribute to their beloved King Bhumibol. The Traffic Police Division has announced the temporary closure of the following roads to traffic in order to facilitate the travel of mourners to Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace.

His Majesty the King was ordained on Oct 22, 1956.

Somdet Phra Wannarat, the abbot of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, still remembers vividly his time in the monkhood with His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, all of 60 years ago. His Majesty the King was ordained as a Buddhist monk on Oct 22, 1956 at the ordination hall of Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha when he was aged 30. Somdet Phra Wannarat, 79, said the King was ordained in the same year as him, but he had stayed at the temple before as a novice.

Sri Lanka President to visit Iran later this year

Oct 22, Colombo: President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, is scheduled for a visit to Tehran later this year to expand relations with the Islamic Republic, according to a Mehr News Agency report. President Sirisena's visit to Teheran is expected to take place in late November or early December.

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