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King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned as Rama X of Thailand

King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned as the Rama X of Thailand in a dazzling show of pageantry on behalf of the Thai people. This marked the first ascension of a new monarch in seven decades. The key rituals of the elaborate 3-day coronation ceremony began at the Grand Palace in Bangkok on May 4, ..

Thailand: Kings strips ex-PM Shinawatra of all decorations

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped off the ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of all the royal decorations which had been awarded to him due to his conviction in corruption and the most inappropriate flight from the country. The royal gazette made the announcement in less than 7 days after Thailand had conducted its first ..

Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun announced new king of Thailand

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has become the new king of Thailand after he formally accepted the invitation from Thai Parliament to succeed his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who had passed away in October after a rule of 70 years. Fact-Sheet: Vajiralongkorn is also known as King Rama IX and is the only son of King ..

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand conferred the First World Sanskrit Award

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has been conferred the first ‘World Sanskrit Award’ by the government of India for her contribution towards promotion of the Sanskrit language. The award is expected to give a fillip to the strong cultural ties that have existed since ancient times between the two countries. The award is instituted by ..