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Thailand celebrates King Maha Vajiralongkorn's birthday

The government has instructed officials and members of the public to wear white clothes on Friday to celebrate King Vajiralongkorn`s birthday.

Jul 28, 2017, 08:52 AM IST

Thai junta grants king full control of palace wealth

A new law giving Thailand's king direct control over royal assets worth billions of dollars went into force on Monday, the latest move by an increasingly assertive monarch to consolidate his power.

Jul 17, 2017, 14:52 PM IST

Thai man jailed for 35 years for `defaming` royals on Facebook

The court punished him with seven years per count. Altogether he was given 70 years, but it was reduced in half because he confessed.

Jun 09, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

Thai teen among latest group held for `royal insults`:Human Rights Watch

 United Nations` rights body warned Thailand`s widespread use of the law "may constitute crimes against humanity".

May 24, 2017, 11:26 AM IST

Thailand kicks off watered down new year festival amid government warning

The government has warned revelers not to wear skimpy clothing and to limit their alcohol intake, among other pronouncements.

Apr 13, 2017, 09:54 AM IST

Main southern Thailand insurgent group rejects army peace plan

The most prominent insurgent group in Thailand`s south rejected the military`s peace plan in a rare statement on Monday, underscoring Bangkok`s inability to open negotiations with the actual fighters in the conflict.

Apr 10, 2017, 14:42 PM IST

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn's office seeks changes to draft constitution

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn`s office has requested changes to a draft constitution regarding his royal powers, the prime minister said on Tuesday.

Jan 10, 2017, 14:47 PM IST

Thailand's new king Vajiralongkorn makes first public appearance

The new King led prayers for his late father during his his public appearance at Bangkok's Grand Palace.




Dec 02, 2016, 14:44 PM IST

Thailand's Parliament invites prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become new king

Thailand`s Parliament on Tuesday invited Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to become the next king, resolving lingering anxiety over his accession following his father`s death last month.

Nov 29, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

Thai cabinet paves way for prince`s endorsement as king

Thailand`s cabinet on Tuesday submitted the name of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to the nation`s rubber-stamp parliament, paving the way for his endorsement as king several weeks after his father`s death.

Nov 29, 2016, 10:19 AM IST

Thai Crown Prince urges calm over succession: Junta chief

Thailand's Crown Prince has urged people not to "worry" about his surprise decision to delay being proclaimed king following the death his beloved father, the country's junta leader said Saturday.

Oct 16, 2016, 01:50 AM IST

Black-clad Thais mourn king as nation holds Buddhist rites

Millions of Thais donned black Friday as the grieving nation prepared to hold traditional Buddhist ceremonies for revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose death leaves the country facing an uncertain new era.

Oct 14, 2016, 07:37 AM IST

Ailing Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej marks 70 years since accession to throne

The 88-year-old king is the world`s longest serving monarch and is seen as a unifying force in a nation bitterly divided along political lines.

Jun 09, 2016, 12:47 PM IST

Thais celebrate king's birthday amid widening royal insult probe

Thais marked the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world`s longest-reigning monarch, early on Saturday, by giving alms at temples around the country.

Dec 05, 2015, 11:22 AM IST

Parents of former Thai princess jailed for insulting monarchy

The elderly parents of a former Thai princess were both jailed for two and a half years today after pleading guilty to defaming the monarchy, an institution protected by one of the world's toughest lese majeste laws.

Mar 11, 2015, 12:44 PM IST

Parents of former Thai princess confess to insulting monarchy

The elderly parents of a former Thai princess were taken into police custody on Friday after confessing to defaming the kingdom`s royal family, an institution protected by one of the world`s toughest lese majeste laws.

Feb 27, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Wife of Thailand's Crown Prince 'relinquishes' royal status

The wife of Thailand`s Crown Prince has relinquished her royal title, the kingdom`s palace said Saturday, the first official confirmation of her fall from grace after a string of her relatives were arrested in a police corruption scandal.

Dec 13, 2014, 06:26 AM IST

Police hunt one of Thailand`s richest men in police graft scandal

Thai police on Wednesday said they are hunting one of the kingdom`s richest men as part of a sprawling graft probe that has rocked the country`s elite.

Dec 03, 2014, 12:42 PM IST