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Chao Phraya River Basin flood situation ‘to be over by November’
The flood situation in the Chao Phraya River basin will improve by November, the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) assured yesterday.

Plai Chomphu’s condition stable but vets remain concerned 
The condition of injured wild elephant “Plai Chomphu” was stable as of Saturday afternoon, but the vet team was still concerned about its injuries.

Public urged to not drink during Royal Cremation period
The Disease Control Department has urged people to refrain from drinking alcoholic drinks for the five days of the Royal Cremation period to make merit for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

White House pays tribute to late King, sends delegation
President Donald Trump will send a delegation to attend the Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26, the White House said on Saturday.

Princess Sirindhorn graces final rehearsal of Royal Cremation
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn attended the final rehearsal of the Royal Cremation processions for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Sanam Luang ceremonial ground on Saturday.

Huge crowds arrive for final dress rehearsal of Royal Cremation
A huge crowd turned out around Sanam Luang on Saturday to watch the final dress rehearsal of the historic Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

List of foreign dignitaries attending the Royal Cremation
ROYAL FAMILY members and distinguished representatives from at least 32 countries will attend the Royal Cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26.

Benja, 4 others released on Bt500,000 bail each
THE SUPREME Court order the temporary release of Benja Louichareon, a former deputy finance minister, and four other persons sentenced to a three-year jail term for abusing their authority to help Panthongtae and Pinthongta Shinawatra, the children of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, evade income taxes on their sale of Shin Corp shares in 2006.

Chi River floods ‘even worse than 2011’

Vet team treats Tara after 10-hour trip to hospital
TARA, the 15-year-old elephant, that caught the headlines on social and print media after being pulled from a canal in Phitsanulok province, arrived at an elephant hospital in Lampang province yesterday morning.

Charges of man, two firms sought as 2,600 allegedly cheated of Bt570M
The Department of Special Investigation on Friday asked prosecutors to charge a man and his two firms in court for having deceived 2,600 people who have lost their investments totalling over Bt570 million.

Facebook uproar over unauthorised parking fee collection from mourners
Officials are trying to find a man seen in an online video demanding Bt100 from royal mourners to park on Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Avenue.

Schedule for Royal Cremation of HM the late King
The Royal Cremation for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for October 25-29 as follows:

Victims of floods can sue, say academics
State agencies slammed for their failure to mitigate damage.

Thong Fah welfare smartcard system rife with problems
ALMOST 20 days since low-income earners’ welfare smartcards were activated – enabling them to buy basic food and items at Thong Fah (Blue Flag) Pracha Rat cut-price stores – the programme’s roll-out continues to be rocky.

Elephant ‘Tara’ rescued from canal has 50-50 chance of survival
A 15-year-old male elephant rescued from a muddy canal in Phitsanulok province yesterday was lifted using two big backhoes, placed in a truck and taken to an |elephant hospital in Lampang province.

‘Ying Kai’ jailed three years in forced-labour case
MONTA “YING KAI” Yokratanakan was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday for human trafficking.

DSI says powerful people interfering in land-deed corruption case
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has said local powerful people are behind a delay in revoking an illegal land deed involving forest lands in Krabi.

Rescued elephant’s chance of survival is slim
A male elephant that was rescued from a muddy canal in Phitsanulok province has only a 50/50 chance of survival because both of its hind legs appear to have broken bones and were not usable, said a veterinarian.

Fire in Rayong factory ‘caused by static electricity’
The fire that broke out at the Asia Silicones Monomer Ltd factory in the Asia Industrial Estate in Rayong on Thursday morning was reportedly caused by static electricity.

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