The National Rice Policy Committee (NRPC) will propose on Tuesday that the cabinet cut the paddy pledging ceiling price to no more than 13,500 baht a tonne and not accept all grain under the scheme.
The Pheu Thai Party's loss in Sunday's Don Muang by-election is unlikely to force the government to call a snap election, Democrat deputy leader Korn Chatikavanij says.
A female Thai diplomat has been accused of assaulting an Egyptian lawyer during a night out at an exclusive five-star hotel, in Cairo the Egypt Independent reported.
The National Office of Buddhism insists monks boarding a private jet, wearing sunglasses and using luxury items is not a serious breach of monastic rules, but it is inappropriate.
A subcommittee overseeing the rice pledging scheme's accounting under the Finance Ministry has announced a 136-billion-baht loss for the 2011-2012 main crop and the 2012 second crop.
About one-third of the food available in the market is not safe because it often has excessive additives and chemicals, above the standard limit, and the labeling may be wrong, the Foundation for Consumers said on Monday.
The Rolls-Royce used by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung was legitimately imported, Customs Department deputy director-general Rakhop Srisupha-at said on Monday.
A total of 54 exporters reported they had shut their doors in May, blaming the strong baht, but many more new firms had registered as exporters, Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikuar said on Monday.
Members of the anti-government white-mask movement, or "V for Thailand group" Sunday rallied in several major provinces of all regions across the country. There were no reports of clashes with the red shirts.
Tankhun Jitt-itsara has become the first Democrat Party candidate to win an MP election in Don Muang district in nearly four decades.
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