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AIS Opens 10th Call Centre for the Disabled
July 28, 2016

Recently AIS opened their 10th AIS call centre operation centre for the disabled.

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AIS Expanding Coverage in Northern Thailand
July 27, 2016

AIS is now expanding their reach to cover the entire north of the Kingdom, with mobile, fixed and WiFi coverage spanning over 120,000 new areas.

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Correction to Story: Marriott International to Acquire all Starwood Hotels & Resorts
July 27, 2016

The Marriott International has announced that they are beginning acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts globally – sparking a possible re-branding of Chiang Mai’s Le Meridien Hotel.

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Chiang Mai Authorities Arrest Alien Labourers
July 28, 2016

26th July, Chiang Mai authorities, following an order from Aruk Phrommanee, Director General of the Department of Employment, examined a construction site in Mae Rim, as per government policy to arrest illegal alien labours in Thailand. This arrest came after they a report that there was a group of alien labourers working illegally.

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New U-turn Rules on Arak Road from Suan Dok Hospital Exit
July 27, 2016

CityNews – Thai Traffic Police Radio has released that they have to reorganise how the car can ran on the Arak Road. Starts on July 26th. Cause of Arak road at Jaeng Ku Hueng has much traffic between 6am – 9am and 3pm – 6pm on front of Watanothai Payap School to Suan Dok Gate. So, they have to organise the road and need people and officer who run out from Malaria door of Suan Dok Hospital turn left and go straight and u-turn at second point for not making road on traffic jam. And there starts today July 26th and will be public relations for no contravention.

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ASEAN School Games Commence at CMU Today
July 22, 2016

The 8th ASEAN School Games 2016 will begin today, July 22nd, at 4pm at Chiang Mai University Auditorium.

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American Tourist Robbed at ATM
July 25, 2016

An American tourist was robbed at an ATM machine on July 9, with the thieves running off with 10,000 baht that was just withdrawn from the machine.

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Chang Dao Drunken Murderer Arrested
July 22, 2016

A man in his sixties was arrested in Chiang Dao on accusations of ‘intentional manslaughter’ after he attacked two people while in a drunken state, killing one and injuring the other.

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Two Pickpockets Arrested, One Still on the Run
July 18, 2016

Between July 2 and July 3, there were many reports of several pickpockets working around Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. After extensive investigation, police this week arrested one Vietnamese man and a Cambodian Man in connection to the thefts.

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Dams Refill Quicker Than Expected Thanks to Heavy Rainfall
July 15, 2016

The Chiang Mai Irrigation Office has announced that the water in the dams around the province are re-filling faster than expected thanks to constant rainfall from June.

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No Water in Saraphee on July 7
July 5, 2016

The Provincial Waterworks Authority of Chiang Mai has announced that water will be turned off to connect an old mains pipe with a new mains pipe in Moo 2, Tambon Yangneung, Amphoe Saraphee during 9pm – 2am.

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Dengue Fever Cases Down 28% This Year
June 30, 2016

According to the Ministry of Public Heath, the number of Dengue Fever cases in Thailand has reduced by 28% compared to 2015.

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Big Chiang Mai Politicians to be Interrogated by Military
July 28, 2016

July 27th, The National Council for Peace and Order used Article 44 to call on 11 local Chiang Mai politicians and their family members to report to Military Circle 11 in Bangkok. The 11 were accused of disseminating distorted information, in letter form, about the upcoming referendum.

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Former Pheu Thai MP Tasanee Buranupakorn Arrested by Army
July 27, 2016

Former Pheu Thai MP, Tassanee Buranupakorn, has been arrested by the army while waiting to meet with Pol. Gen. Chakthip Chaijinda after she paid a visit to the Royal Thai Police officers attempting to show her innocence following the raids on the Mayors office and other homes around the city.

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Army and Police Raid Mayors Office and Activist Homes to Seize Vote-No Leaflets And Make Arrests
July 27, 2016

Over 300 army and police officers have raided ten separate locations as part of a citywide crackdown on Vote-No campaigners, including the mayor’s offices and homes of activists in Chiang Mai.

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Drought Almost Over, but Farmers Urged to Hold off on Planting Rice
June 6, 2016

“The water crisis has passed, Jansark Limpiti, Director of Chiang Mai Irrigation Office told CityNews, “But while the crisis has passed, we are still rationing and managing water resources with great attention to details.”

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May 25, 2016

Chiang Mai prides itself as a historical city, and at 720 years, it is one of the oldest constantly inhabited cities in Thailand. The old square mile moat has five gates, with the most well-known, and distinctive one being Tha Pae Gate, the only gate which still has a door…even though the latest version is less than 30 years old. The public square in front of Tha Pae has long been used for public events and the area was the first to have been developed, as tourists began to pour into the city three decades ago. Many urban shops flourish around Tha Pae Gate with Tha Pae Road leading from the Governor’s Residence by the river straight to the iconic gate.

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Reporting from the Mountains: CityNews takes a long drive through fires and barren hills
April 27, 2016

Headed up into the mountains of Samoeng yesterday to see for ourselves what is going on with our environment and the results are worrying – fires, deforestation, drought and garbage.

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Weaving together Tradition And Fashion in Support of Elephants
June 9, 2016

CityNews – Fair Trade company Ethnic Lanna, loves elephants. Elephants are easy to love; their calm gentle actions can amaze you and their playfulness can raise your cheeks to the sky. It’s hard not to be bewildered by how quickly your initial fear of an animal so large and capable of destruction is replaced with comfort and laughter.

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Letter Response: Elderly Friendly?
September 15, 2015

Citylife reader Jonathan Nash wrote a letter to the editor this month requesting our help.

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Perfect Balance by Monocle
July 22, 2015

What’s it like – being a second city? On duty for The Escapist, Robert Bound found Chiang Mai to be an ancient town with a contemporary buzz of bars, bands and boxers, wonderful food and beautiful girls on scooters. It doesn’t feel like it’s in a race with Bangkok, or anywhere else for that matter.

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ทางแยกแม่โจ้: Maejo Junction and Ping River Expansion
August 6, 2015

ใครๆที่ได้ขับรถผ่านแยกแม่โจ้ บนถนนซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ ไม่นานมานี้ อาจสังเกตเห็นว่าไหล่ทางที่เคยเรียงรายไปด้วยต้นมะฮอกกะนีสูงใหญ่นั้น ปัจจุบันมีแต่รถแทรกเตอร์จอดระเกะระกะเต็มไปหมด สำหรับพวกเราส่วนมาก นี่เป็นเพียงสิ่งผ่านตาเราไปโดยไม่ได้รับความใส่ใจ แต่สำหรับชาวบ้านในละแวกนั้นแล้ว โครงการก่อสร้างครั้งนี้จะมีผลกระทบต่อวิถีชีวิตของพวกเขาอย่างหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ บริษัทเชียงใหม่ คอนสตรัคชัน ได้เซ็นสัญญากับกรมทางหลวงเพื่อที่จะขุดอุโมงค์ขนาด 6 เลน ใต้แยกแม่โจ้ และขยายถนนซุปเปร์ไฮเวย์ เป็น 10 เลน ไปเป็นที่เรียบร้อยแล้ว

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“The water crisis has passed, Jansark Limpiti, Director of Chiang Mai Irrigation Office told CityNews, “But while the crisis has passed, we are still rationing and managing water resources with great attention to details.”

According to Jansark, the absolute crisis this year occurred in mid-May, when water levels were at their most alarmingly low. “As I told you in our interview earlier this year, we had planned for this drought since November 2015. We knew it was going to be a rough year and we knew how much water we had, so we came up with a 26 week plan, to manage our water resources. We decided that we could not release more than 1.7 million cubic metres (CBM) of water per week for Chiang Mai, and on the most part our plan and management served us well.