n18
Menu
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |

Bangkok - The Thai Senate has said that ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra should be contacted to discuss the ongoing unrest as he is the centre of the political crisis in the country, media reported Wednesday.The Senate held an informal session Tuesday to discuss possible solutions to end the conflict, the Bangkok Post reported.Senator Wanchai Sornsiri urged acting Senate Speaker Surachai Liangboonlertchai to contact Thaksin Shinawatra.Thaksin Shinawatra was the Prime Minister of Thailand between 2001-06 when he was ousted on allegations of corruption, treason, authoritarianism, tax evasion and concealing his wealth during his premiership.The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) or anti-government protestors started protesting since Thaksin's sister Yingluck Shinawatra was unseated by a constitutional court as the Prime Minister last week, and will not stop till a new government is formed.At the Senate session, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said that a referendum should be held for the public to make decisions on issues such as how to establish a reform council free of politicians, how to proceed with reforms, and how to ensure an elected government proceeds with reforms.IANS

Downloads | Featured Wallpaper


Ek Paheli Leela

PM heading to Bangladesh with China on his mind

from Reuters

PM heading to Bangladesh with China on his mind

By Sanjeev MiglaniNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take border settlement and water sharing deals to Bangladesh next month as part of his drive to erode Chinese influence in Sou...


U.S. IRS tax information hack traced to Russia - CNN

from Reuters

U.S. IRS tax information hack traced to Russia - CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday.The tax a...

Intense heatwave continues, death toll rises to 1412

from firstpost

Intense heatwave continues, death toll rises to 1412

New Delhi: The death toll due to intense heat wave sweeping across many parts of the country continued to mount and reached 1412 on Wednesday, with only Andhra Pradesh andTelangana accounting for 1360...

Republican Prez candidate Rand Paul blames own party hawks for rise of IS

from firstpost

Republican Prez candidate Rand Paul blames own party hawks for rise of IS

Washington: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.The senator from Kentucky, who supports a smaller U.S. footprint in the wo...

Number of starving worldwide drops below 800 mln - U.N

from Reuters

Number of starving worldwide drops below 800 mln - U.N

By Chris ArsenaultROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people worldwide who don't get enough to eat has fallen to 795 million, 10 million less than last year, U.N. officials said on Wedne...

Sydney siege gunman may have had schizophrenia: Inquest

from firstpost

Sydney siege gunman may have had schizophrenia: Inquest

Sydney: The gunman who carried out a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe last year may have suffered from chronic schizophrenia, a psychiatrist who had treated him told an inquest on Wednesday.Iranian-born ...

Pakistan parl committee passes resolution slamming Parrikar's remarks on terrorists

from firstpost

Pakistan parl committee passes resolution slamming Parrikar's remarks on terrorists

Islamabad: A parliamentary committee of Pakistan on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks that "terrorists have to be neutralised only through terro...