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Thailand: East Asian Country with Longest Reigning Monarch

In the 6th century Thais were the first to settled in Thailand, former Siam. By the end of the 13th century Thais ruled most of the western portion of Siam. During the next 400 years Thais fought intermittently with the Cambodians to the east and the Burmese to the west. In the second half of 14th century the small kingdoms of Thailand unified and became the Thai kingdom. In 1824 The British gained control over the Thailand but soon in 1896 an Anglo-French agreement made Thailand an independent nation. During 1932 bloodless revolution constitutional monarchy was established in Thailand, which still survives till today and Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the longest reigning monarch in the world.

Thailand Profile: Overview of Facts and Figures

    · National Name: Kingdom of Thailand
    · Capital: Bangkok
    · Total area: 513,115 sq km (198,115 sq miles)
    · Population: 64.3 million (UN, 2008)
    · Currency: Baht
    · Languages: Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects
    · Ethnicity/ Races: Thai 75%, Chinese 14%, other 11%
    · Religion: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1% (2000 census)
    · GDP (Per Capita): $8,700 (2008 est.)
    · Life Expectancy: Male: 70.51 years, Female: 75.27 years (2008 est.)
    · Literacy Rate: Male: 94.9%, Female: 90.5% (2000 census)

Geographical Information on Thailand:
Thailand is located in the heart of Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Laos and Myanmar from the North, Laos and Cambodia from the east, Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia from the south, Andaman Sea and Myanmar from the west.

The climate of Thailand is very hot, particularly between March and May. The monsoon season is from June to October but the climate is still hot and humid even with torrential rains.

Culture, Cuisine and Tradition of Thailand:
The theology of Theravada Buddhism is central to Thailand culture. In the southernmost parts of Thailand Islam is prevalent and followings and practices of Islam dominate the life of the Siamese people. Khon is the masked drama evolved in the royal court of Siam and its roots lies in folk dances of the countryside. Through this dance one can see the glimpses of historical and cultural legacy of Thailand. The woodwork, sculpture, murals, pottery, bronze works are the popular handicrafts of Thailand.

Thai is one of the world's most exciting cuisines because of fine blend of by soups and noodle dishes from China, curries from India and satays from Indonesia. Rice is a common ingredient of Thai cuisine and it is also made with pasta recipes as well. In fact pasta in Thailand are made with rice, beans or eggs. Rice, fish, vegetables and herbs are prominently used in the Thai cuisine and meat is less used.

Economy of Thailand:
The economy of Thailand is export-dependent. The export of goods and services contributes more than 70% to the national income. Thailand diversified its manufacturing sector and became the leading producer of computers and electronics, furniture, wood products, canned food, toys, plastic products, gems, and jewelry. High-technology products such as integrated circuits and parts, hard disc drives, electrical appliances, vehicles, and vehicle parts.

Tourist Attractions of Thailand:
Thailand is a popular tourist destination and offers numerous attractions along with world-class facilities

Bangkok: is the capital of Thailand and one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the whole Asian continent.

Ko Samui: is a beautiful island located in southeastern Thailand. It is famous for its beautiful green coconut plantations and palm lined beaches.

Major Sight-seeing Places in Thailand include:
    · Chiang Mai
    · Ayuthaya Historical Park
    · Phuket
    · Krabi
    · Koh Chang

More Indians head to Nepal

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal has witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released Thursday. Arrivals from India went up by nearly 45 percent.

Nepal witnesses sustained tourist inflow

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Kathmandu, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Nepal witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released on Thursday.

Man held in Sri Lanka with cocaine in belly

May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A Philippine national who had cocaine stashed in his stomach has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

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US puts India, China, Pakistan on IPR watch list

May 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) The United States has put India, China, Pakistan and ten other countries on a priority watch list for allegedly providing insufficient protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights or limited market access.

Thai woman returns to ailing dog in Bihar

May 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Bodh Gaya (Bihar), May 2 (IANS) Their love knew no boundaries. This is the story of Thai national Fa Tha Nik who has returned to India to take Prince, an ailing German Shepherd she adopted here, back home with her.

2 soldiers killed, 6 others injured by bomb in restive S. Thailand

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Bangkok, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Two soldiers were killed and six others injured by the explosion of a motorcycle bomb in restive southern province of Pattani on Tuesday morning, Bangkok Post online said.

Goa modifies poll code to allow booze, food till late night

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Panaji, May 1 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission (SEC), overseeing the May 16 state-wide panchayat polls has just played lifesaver to lakhs of Goans and tourists who love a late nightcap.

Coconut plucking could be monkey business in Kerala

April 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) Can a monkey do a man's job? Yes, when it comes to climbing tall coconut trees and plucking its fruits - a skill that has been hit by labour shortage, say the Kerala authorities.

About 3.5 tonnes of marijuana seized in Thailand

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Bangkok, April 29 (IANS) Thailand's biggest-ever haul of marijuana, weighing 3.45 tonnes, has been seized in the country's Saraburi province, police said.

Indian girls slip on last day at Queen Sirikit Cup

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Singapore, April 28 (IANS) India slipped down on the final day of the Queen Sirikit Cup golf here Saturday as all three players succumbed under pressure.

UAE elected to UN Women's executive board

April 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM

New York, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to the executive board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or UN Women for a three-year term.

Dating site that pairs attractive women with generous jetsetters slammed

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New York, April 27 (ANI): Critics say a new dating site that promises to link high-rolling globetrotters with pretty women who want to travel the world for free is no more than a front for prostitution.

Myanmar gas export revenue up

April 26, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Revenue from Myanmar's natural gas exports rose by $640 million to $3.5 billion in the fiscal year 2011-12.

Natural teak forests declining worldwide: UN

April 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Natural teak forests are in decline worldwide, almost half of which grow in Myanmar, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization has said. Such forests grow only in three other countries today -- India, Laos and Thailand.

Where's bachelor party? On foreign shores, say desi boys (Feature)

April 25, 2012 at 1:20 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Who doesn't want some fun before entering wedlock? Traditional pre-wedding sangeet and mehndi celebrations notwithstanding, young Indian bridegrooms, inspired by movies like "Hangover" and "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", are heading to international destinations with their gang of boys for that last fling.

42 provinces in Thailand declared drought disaster zones

April 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Bangkok, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The Department of Disaster Mitigation and Prevention on Sunday announced drought disaster zones in 42 out of 77 provinces across Thailand.

Oz travellers flock to Thailand for new boobs and flat stomachs for $6500

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Melbourne, Apr 22 (ANI): Holidaymakers booking in for cut-price cosmetic surgery in Asia in large numbers are being greeted with centres ranging from the five-star to street stall.

VFS to provide Thai visa services in Bangalore

April 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) VFS Global, an outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, will now collect from Bangalore visa applications of Karnataka residents who want to travel to Thailand.

Audi set to acquire Ducati Motor

April 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) German luxury car manufacturer AUDI Thursday said that it will acquire Ducati Motor from Investindustrial group as the supervisory boards of Audi and Volkswagen have approved the measure.

Over USD 2 bln Chinese investment expected: Thai Industry Minister

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Bangkok, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): A recent roadshow of Thailand to China, during the Thai premier's official trip, is expected to lead to investment in Thailand of over 2.1 billion U.S. dollars, the Board of Investment (BoI) under Thailand's Ministry of Industry said on Thursday.

Japan records biggest fiscal year trade deficit

April 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Japan's trade deficit in the past fiscal year ending in March stood at 4.41 trillion yen (about 54 billion), marking the worst ever reading for the country, the finance ministry said Thursday.

Chinese seeds triumph at Asian Badminton Championships

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Qingdao (China), April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): All five Chinese seeds in the women's singles won in straight sets in the first round at the Asian Badminton Championships here Wednesday.

Advani felicitated by Karnataka Billiards Association

April 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Pankaj Advani, who earlier this month became the first Indian to win five Asian titles, was felicitated by the Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA), here Tuesday.

Global Effects of Inflation

April 17, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Inflation has long been the common man's concern about economy. Though inflation is the most immediate economic parameter to be associated with the hike of price, it has its long and far reaching effects on the society and social concerns. The monetary strategies in the international level are less vulnerable to the effects of global inflation than the currencies of the poorer and developing nations.

Jaguar and Land Rover drive sales higher at Tata Motors

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Strong demand for luxury cars Jaguar and Land Rover has helped to drive sales higher at the Tata Motors Group, which sold 139,655 vehicles in March 2012, up 26 per cent over March 2011.

Turmeric lowers heart attack risk post-surgery

April 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Those, who have undergone bypass surgery has some good news to hear. Now the help comes from the kitchen. A study has found that turmeric may lower heart attack risk in people who has undergone bypass surgery earlier.

Turmeric lowers heart attack risk post surgery

April 16, 2012 at 3:55 PM

London, April 16 (IANS) Turmeric may help lower heart attack risk in people post bypass surgery, thanks to curcumin, the yellow pigment present in the spice which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Warming threatens Southeast Asia's cassava industry

April 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Bangkok, April 15 (IANS) Rising temperatures are triggering severe outbreaks of new, invasive pests that could threaten Southeast Asia's multi-billion dollar cassava industry and the livelihoods of thousands of small farmers, a study reveals.

Rapid climate change putting Asia's rice production at risk

April 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia's rice production and pose a significant threat to millions of people across the region, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists have warned.

Convicted arms dealer asks Russia to sue US

April 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who has been sentenced to 25 years in an American jail, called on Russia Thursday to file a lawsuit against the US and Thailand at the International Court of Justice.

Boxers Shiva, Sangwan strike gold at Olympic qualifier

April 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 12 (IANS) Teenage boxers Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) won gold in their respective categories at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Thursday, a day after they made the cut for the London Games.

Myanmar to see robust growth: ADB

April 12, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Bangkok, April 12 (IANS) Myanmar will witness a robust growth as Western countries start to ease sanctions, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official has said.

Maid torture: Doctor's wife gets bail

April 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday granted bail to a woman, arrested along with her doctor husband April 4 for allegedly locking up their 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food before leaving for a vacation in Thailand last month.

Pooja Bhatt in tsunami scare

April 11, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt and the crew members of "Jism 2" found themselves caught in the tsunami scare Wednesday while they were scouting locations for the movie in Phuket, Thailand.

Indonesia quake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami alert

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive 8.7 earthquake has struck off the western coast of Indonesia triggering fears of a "devastating" tsunami.

Sunny Leone campaigns for homeless dogs

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Porn star Sunny Leone has joined PETA for a campaign to help homeless dogs.

Tsunami alert issued after massive Quake in Indonesia

April 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The recent Earthquake, which hits Indonesia and many countries including India, has once again raised the memoirs of Tsunami.

Sri Lanka issues tsunami warning after Indonesian quake

April 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Colombo, April 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka issued a tsunami warning after a massive earthquake jolted Sumatra, officials said here Wednesday.

Major quake rattles Sumatra, tsunami alert in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors as a high intensity earthquake rocked Sumatra Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A tsunami warning has been issued in India and 27 other countries

Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.

Boxer Shiva enters semis of Olympic qualifiers

April 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 9 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa humbled Athens Olympics silver medallist Worapoj Petchkoon of Thailand to enter the semifinals of the 56 kg category at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Monday. The Indian is now one step away from making the London Games.

Sony to axe 10,000 jobs worldwide

April 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM

London, April 9 (IANS) Japanese technology giant Sony is axing 10,000 jobs or around six percent of its global workforce, a media report said Monday.

Resistance to malaria drug rings alarm bells

April 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Washington, April 8 (IANS) Resistance to anti-malarial drug artemisinin in western Thailand is sending alarm bells ringing among global experts involved in controlling and eliminating the scrouge worldwide, a new study says.

Thapa in quarters, Suranjoy out of Olympic qualifiers

April 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 7 (IANS) Indian boxers suffered a major set-back after the vastly talented Suranjoy Singh (52kg) lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to old nemesis Nyambayar Tugstsogt of Mongolia in the Asian Olympic Qualifying event here Saturday.

Ex-dean drags wife to court over doubts about her sex

April 7, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 7 (ANI): A former dean took his third wife to the Syariah court after a year's marriage to verify if she is actually a man.

Indian boxer Thapa in quarters of Olympic qualifiers

April 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Astana (Kazakhstan), April 7 (IANS) Indian boxers continued their good run at the Asian Olympic Qualifying event here Saturday with 2010 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Shiva Thapa (56kg) advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Drug-resistant Malaria spreads along Thai-Myanmar border

April 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Bangkok, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A drug-resistant malaria strain, which health officials had hoped to contain to a small area in southwest Asia, has spread significantly along the Thai-Myanmar border, a joint study by US and British doctors said Friday.

Maid torture: Doctor couple's police custody extended

April 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday extended for the next three days the police custody of a doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food.

Drug-resistant malaria creating 'critical point' in fight against disease

April 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): The emergence of resistance to the drug artemisinin in western Thailand has created a critical point in global efforts to control and eliminate malaria worldwide, a new study has revealed.

Thailand bans Macbeth-like film

April 6, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Bangkok, April 6 (IANS) Censors in Thailand have banned a film based on Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth" after the movie used news footage of Thai political protests, BBC reported.

Now, 'gene chip' to investigate emerging malaria drug resistance

April 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Washington, April 6 (ANI): A "gene chip" developed by researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health may contribute to the identification of malaria drug resistance and help combat the devastating disease.

Injectable contraceptives may double the risk of breast cancer among young women

April 5, 2012 at 3:38 PM

A recent study has revealed that, use of injectable form of progestin for birth control for one year or more doubles the risk of breast cancer in young women.

Injectable contraceptives may double breast cancer risk in young women

April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Using an injectable form of progestin-only birth control for a year or more doubles the risk of breast cancer in young women, a new study has revealed.

Maid torture: Doctor couple arrested in Delhi

April 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food were arrested here Wednesday afternoon, police said. They were sent to two days' police custody by a court.

Two days police custody for the Doctor couple

April 4, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Delhi Police has nabbed the Doctor couple for two days who have been on their Thailand trip after confining a minor made in their house.

Maid torture: Doctor couple arrested in Delhi

April 4, 2012 at 4:48 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food were arrested here Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Maid torture: Doctor couple arrested in Delhi

April 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food were arrested here Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Maid torture case: No shield against arrest for employers

April 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house in west Delhi and with very little food.

Close ASEAN cooperation urged to promote growth

April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Phnom Penh, April 3 (IANS) Cambodia, the current ASEAN chair, has called for stronger financial cooperation among its member countries to promote economic growth.

Delhi court rejects bail plea of doctor couple involved in maid harassment case

April 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

New Delhi, Apr.3 (ANI): A Delhi court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a doctor couple who allegedly left their minor maid locked up and starving in their house while they vacationed in Thailand.

14 killed, over 100 injured in Thailand blast

April 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Bangkok, Apr 1 (ANI): At least 14 people have reportedly been killed and over 100 wounded in a series of deadly explosions in a southern province of Thailand on Saturday.

Seven killed, 70 hurt in Thai bombings

March 31, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Bangkok, March 31 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and more than 70 injured Saturday in three serial bomb explosions in Thailand, officials said.

African syndicate targeting Malay Indians to be drug mules

March 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 28 (ANI): An African drug smuggling group is reportedly targeting the Indian community in Malaysia to be drug mules.

U.S., Oz to broaden military ties amid Pentagon's focus on South East Asia

March 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Washington, Mar 27(ANI): The United States and Australia are planning to augment military ties, including possible drone attacks from a coral atoll in the Indian Ocean and increased U.S. naval access to Australian ports.

Natural teak forests declining: UN

March 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Rome, March 27 (IANS) Natural teak forests are declining worldwide and the quality of natural grown teak wood is deteriorating, said the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Trade and commerce activities gain momentum in Nagaland

March 23, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Dimapur, Mar 23 (ANI): The return of normalcy to Nagaland has benefited traders and businessmen of the state. The state, recently, hosted the first international spring expo in Dimapur where both domestic and overseas entrepreneurs exhibited their products.

Top level changes at Nissan India, Renault Nissan

March 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Japanese automobile maker Nissan Motor Ltd Friday announced appointment of Takayuki Ishida as the managing director of its Indian subsidiary Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd, while Toshihiko Sana will be the new head of the Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd.

Trade and commerce activities gain momentum in Nagaland

March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Dimapur, Mar 23 (ANI): The return of normalcy to Nagaland has benefited traders and businessmen of the state. The state, recently, hosted the first international spring expo in Dimapur where both domestic and overseas entrepreneurs exhibited their products.

Burma frees ethnic Karen rebel leader sentenced to 20 years for treason

March 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Rangoon, Mar 20 (ANI): Myanmar has pardoned a leader of the Karen ethnic minority group who was given a 20-year sentence for treason.

Burma frees ethnic Karen rebel leader sentenced to 20 years for treason

March 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Rangoon, Mar 20 (ANI): Myanmar has pardoned a leader of the Karen ethnic minority group who was given a 20-year sentence for treason.

Imogen Thomas flaunts bronzed beach body during romantic trip with beau

March 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM

London, Mar 19 (ANI): Imogen Thomas showed off her perfect curves in a couple of bikinis while holidaying with boyfriend Adam Horsley in Thailand.

Imogen Thomas tweets holiday photos to 'fans and haters'

March 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM

London, Mar 10 (ANI): Imogen Thomas jetted off to Thailand just a few days ago and she's already showing off her holiday photos on Twitter.

Imogen Thomas tweets holiday photos to 'fans and haters'

March 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

London, Mar 10 (ANI): Imogen Thomas jetted off to Thailand just a few days ago and she's already showing off her holiday photos on Twitter.

Imogen Thomas jets to Thailand in third class

March 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM

London, Mar 8 (ANI): Imogen Thomas, who was dated some famous faces and is spotted at all the red carpet events and star-studded bashes, tweeted a picture of herself flying to Thailand in what seemed to be like an economy class seat.

Imogen Thomas jets to Thailand in third class

March 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM

London, Mar 8 (ANI): Imogen Thomas, who was dated some famous faces and is spotted at all the red carpet events and star-studded bashes, tweeted a picture of herself flying to Thailand in what seemed to be like an economy class seat.

Israel envoy has confidence in Indian Govt., agencies completing Delhi blast probe satisfactorily

February 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

New Delhi, Feb.27 (ANI): Israel's Ambassador to India Alon Ushpiz has said that he has complete confidence in the Indian Government and other relevant agencies completing investigations related to the February 13 terror strike in the heart of Delhi on a Israel diplomat's wife to Israel's satisfaction.

Israel envoy has confidence in Indian Govt., agencies completing Delhi blast probe satisfactorily

February 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

New Delhi, Feb.27 (ANI): Israel's Ambassador to India Alon Ushpiz has said that he has complete confidence in the Indian Government and other relevant agencies completing investigations related to the February 13 terror strike in the heart of Delhi on a Israel diplomat's wife to Israel's satisfaction.

Israel Minister expresses faith in probe of Delhi blast, but warns about nuke capable Iran

February 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM

New Delhi, Feb.21 (ANI): Israeli Energy and Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau on Tuesday expressed faith in the investigations of a bomb blast near its embassy in New Delhi, saying he expected the perpetrators to be 'chased and found', but warned the world about dangers of a "nuclear capable" Iran.

Israel Minister expresses faith in probe of Delhi blast, but warns about nuke capable Iran

February 21, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Feb.21 (ANI): Israeli Energy and Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau on Tuesday expressed faith in the investigations of a bomb blast near its embassy in New Delhi, saying he expected the perpetrators to be 'chased and found', but warned the world about dangers of a "nuclear capable" Iran.

'Taser ball' played with 300,000-volt stun gun gaining popularity

February 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM

London, Feb 20 (ANI): Ultimate Taser Ball, a football-style game in which players use Tasers to stun their opponents, is becoming a hit.

Pakistan added to money-laundering countries blacklist

February 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Paris, Feb 17 (ANI): An international money-laundering watchdog has added Pakistan, Indonesia, Ghana, Tanzania and Thailand to its blacklist of nations that fail to meet international standards.

Israel 'ramping up security at diplomatic missions in US'

February 16, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Security has been ramped up at Israeli diplomatic missions in the US in the wake of recent attacks on Israeli officials in New Delhi and Georgia, a former senior counterterrorism official has said.

World crime chiefs meet in Bangkok, agree to get tough on illegal tiger trade

February 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Bangkok (Thailand), Feb.16 (ANI): Crime chiefs from countries that have wild tigers have agreed to work together to combat the illegal trade in the big cats.

Gay couple sets world record for longest Kiss with 50-hour embrace

February 15, 2012 at 5:38 PM

London, Feb 15 (ANI): A male couple in Thailand were awarded the Guinness World Record for the longest kiss this Valentine's Day after locking lips for an exhausting two days.

Heightened security in US over Iran threat

February 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Washington, Feb.15 (ANI): With Iran allegedly striking out at Israeli citizens and Jewish targets around the world, Israeli and American security officials in the U.S. are on high alert.

Iran says Israel attacked own embassy staff 'to tarnish Tehran-New Delhi's friendly ties'

February 14, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Tehran, Feb 14 (ANI): Iran has blamed Israel for carrying out attack on its own embassy members in New Delhi to "tarnish Iran's friendly ties with India."

Facts about Delhi Dialogue IV

February 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM

New Delhi, Feb.13 (ANI): Delhi Dialogue is a track 1.5 event organized annually by the Ministry of External Affairs with select partners since 2009. he fourth edition, 'Delhi Dialogue-IV' will beheld on February 13 and 14.

Fourth edition of Delhi Dialogue to begin today

February 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The fourth edition of Delhi Dialogue organized annually by the Ministry of External Affairs with select partners since 2009 will take place on February 13 and 14 in New Delhi.

Burma's 'Saffron Revolution' leader detained within weeks of release

February 11, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Rangoon, Feb 11 (ANI): Burmese authorities have detained a young monk who helped organise the "Saffron Revolution", a 2007 anti-government uprising led by Buddhist monks against the former-ruling junta, weeks after being released in a prisoner amnesty deal.

Conclusive evidence of malaria's effect on foetal growth found

February 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Ultrasound scans have provided the first direct evidence that malaria infection reduces early foetal growth, a study claims.

China prepares two thirds of London 2012 souvenirs

February 4, 2012 at 7:42 PM

London, Feb 4 (ANI): A majority of the 2012 London souvenirs, including Union Jack-emblazoned tea cups, tea towels, crystal ware and fluffy toys are produced by workers abroad, mainly China.

China prepares two thirds of London 2012 souvenirs

February 4, 2012 at 1:48 PM

London, Feb 4 (ANI): A majority of the 2012 London souvenirs, including Union Jack-emblazoned tea cups, tea towels, crystal ware and fluffy toys are produced by workers abroad, mainly China.

Tourism is a Pollution free industry: Meira Kumar

February 1, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Citing Tourism as a pollution free industry, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today stressed on the need of boosting this industry multi-fold.....

India, Thailand sign six key accords

January 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM

New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): India and Thailand have inked six pacts in key areas, including defence, security and economy.

India, Thailand face common security threats as maritime neighbours: PM

January 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said both India and Thailand face common security threats from emerging non-traditional challenges such as terrorism, security of sea lanes of communication and piracy as maritime neighbours.

Myanmar hopes to usher in democracy

January 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Myanmar's Foreign Minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, on Wednesday said his country was moving ahead with democratic reforms and expected to see concrete and tangible steps from the western powers to ease its two-decade-long international isolation.

Thai PM keen to improve trade and strategic ties with India

January 25, 2012 at 4:34 PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday said that her country is committed to improving trade ties with India and elevating the bilateral relationship to the strategic level.

Thai PM Shinawatra to be chief guest at India's Republic Day parade

January 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, will be the chief guest at India's 63rd Republic Day parade on Thursday.

Thai PM Shinawatra to be chief guest at India's Republic Day parade

January 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, will be the chief guest at India's 63rd Republic Day parade on Thursday.

Sean Penn never stays in the same hotel with castmates

January 22, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Sean Penn has revealed that he likes a quiet life and that is why he chooses to stay in a different hotel from his castmates.

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