Average monthly pensions up in Azerbaijan

By Ayya Lmahamad The average monthly pensions have increased by 9 percent to AZN 331 ($194.7) in 2021, the Labor and Social Protection Ministry has reported. Noting that the growth dynamics of pensions continue in 2021, the ministry added that the average monthly old-age pensions increased by 8 percent to AZN…

Fine dust blankets Bangkok

Land Transport officials check passenger bus emissions at the Mo Chit Bus Terminal in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, on Dec 23. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul) Much of Bangkok and nearby provinces were blanketed in smog on Tuesday morning, with PM2.5 dust exceeding safe levels in 41 areas, the Pollutionn Control Department (PCD)…

NE border tightened against drug smuggling

Navy officers total up packages of smuggled marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom on Monday. About 10 tonnes of marijuana have been intercepted along the northeastern border already this year. (Photo: Pattanapong Sripiachai) NAKHON PHANOM: The Mekong Riverine Unit will step up anti-incursion patrols to curb a influx of illicit drugs…

Teens arrested for stealing truck batteries

The two suspects point to stolen truck batteries in their room in tambon Samrong Nuea of Muang district, Samut Prakan, on Monday evening. (Photo: Sutthiwit Chayutworakan) SAMUT PRAKAN: Police arrested two 19-year-old men on charges of stealing batteries from trucks who admitted to also thieving stainless steel handrails from a…

PCAP commissioner vows more exciting 2nd season

Rick Olivares - Philstar.comJanuary 18, 2022 | 11:20am MANILA, Philippines – On the eve of the second season of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, its indefatigable commissioner, Paul Elauria, reflected on the excitement of the All-Filipino Cup that kicks off this Saturday, January 22. “It’s good to have…