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Thailand protests: Police intensifies crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations as thousands defy emergency decree
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Thailand protests: Police intensifies crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations as thousands defy emergency decree

An order prohibiting public gatherings was imposed by authorities in Thailand after some demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade

Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented anti-government protests, bans public gatherings
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Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented anti-government protests, bans public gatherings

The demonstrators have called for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha’s resignation and the reform of the monarchical system in the country

In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches
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In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches

Thai political history is littered with army coups that have nullified the results of national elections. The last coup, in 2014, was followed by the passage of an army-drafted Constitution that has eroded democratic institutions further. The Senate, for instance, is now entirely appointed.

18 killed, 40 injured in Thailand after train collides with bus travelling from Samut Prakan province to Chachoengsao temple
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18 killed, 40 injured in Thailand after train collides with bus travelling from Samut Prakan province to Chachoengsao temple

Such deadly accidents are common in Thailand, which regularly tops lists of the world's most lethal roads, with speeding, drunk driving, and weak law enforcement all contributing factors

Coronavirus Outbreak: Thailand reports 120 new infections, taking total number of positive cases to 1,771; 12 fatalities in country so far
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Thailand reports 120 new infections, taking total number of positive cases to 1,771; 12 fatalities in country so far

The new figures brought the total number of infections in the Southeast Asian country to 1,771 and 12 fatalities

Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 50 new cases, taking total number of patients to 322; majority infections in Bangkok, say health officials
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Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 50 new cases, taking total number of patients to 322; majority infections in Bangkok, say health officials

A group of 41 new cases is linked to earlier infections, while another, of nine, centres on overseas arrivals and contact with foreigners, Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the disease control department, told a news conference

Twenty-eight tested positive for COVID-19 in India, says Harsh Vardhan; Delhi-NCR runs out of N95 masks, hand sanitisers
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Twenty-eight tested positive for COVID-19 in India, says Harsh Vardhan; Delhi-NCR runs out of N95 masks, hand sanitisers

A total of 28 people have been tested positive for COVID-19 in India, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said. Apart from 16 Italian nationals, their Indian driver, six people in Agra, three people in Kerala and one person each in Delhi and Telangana are undergoing treatment

Thailand shooting rampage leaves 30 dead: Hundreds hold vigil for victims; PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha terms incident unprecedented
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Thailand shooting rampage leaves 30 dead: Hundreds hold vigil for victims; PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha terms incident unprecedented

Thailand has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, and several shootings at courthouses last year renewed concern about gun violence.

'No one can escape death': Thai soldier shot dead 16 hours after going on shooting rampage inside mall, killing 26, injuring 57
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'No one can escape death': Thai soldier shot dead 16 hours after going on shooting rampage inside mall, killing 26, injuring 57

Thai Police said the soldier was angry over a financial dispute. He first killed two people on a military base and then went on a far bloodier rampage, shooting as he drove to the mall where shoppers fled in terror.

Thousands participate in 'Run against Dictatorship' in Thailand's Bangkok, demand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation
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Thousands participate in 'Run against Dictatorship' in Thailand's Bangkok, demand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation

The trigger for Sunday's rally were moves by courts to dissolve a popular, new progressive political party in Thailand

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude recorded near Laos-Thailand border; no immediate reports of damage
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Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude recorded near Laos-Thailand border; no immediate reports of damage

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Laos near the Thai border early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey reported

India decided not to join RCEP in national interest, reviewing other FTAs: Piyush Goyal
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India decided not to join RCEP in national interest, reviewing other FTAs: Piyush Goyal

India stood its ground at RCEP negotiations and in the national interest decided not to join the China-led mega-trade pact, said Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday

From mocking Sonia Gandhi to praising Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal's views on RCEP membership mark quite the U-turn
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From mocking Sonia Gandhi to praising Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal's views on RCEP membership mark quite the U-turn

However, Goyal's tweets stand out because his position was a virtual volte-face merely from two days ago when he mocked Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the issue and had also supported India joining RCEP, a proposed alternative to the western hegemony on world trade

Narendra Modi meets Shinzo Abe on sidelines of 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok for delegation-level meeting
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Narendra Modi meets Shinzo Abe on sidelines of 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok for delegation-level meeting

Along with PM, EAM S Jaishankar, Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries attended the meeting

Moon Jae-in, Shinzo Abe back dialogue to resolve South Korea-Japan dispute as two leaders meet on sidelines of ASEAN in Bangkok
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Moon Jae-in, Shinzo Abe back dialogue to resolve South Korea-Japan dispute as two leaders meet on sidelines of ASEAN in Bangkok

Meeting comes as bilateral ties have plunged to their lowest in decades after S Korea's top court last year ordered Japanese firms to compensate some wartime forced labourers

Narendra Modi to attend RCEP Leaders’ Summit in Thailand today; PM to meet Vietnamese, Japanese, Australian counterparts
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Narendra Modi to attend RCEP Leaders’ Summit in Thailand today; PM to meet Vietnamese, Japanese, Australian counterparts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will attend Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit, where the leaders of the member countries will review the state of negotiations which are ongoing in Bangkok currently and will continue over the next few days

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to attend RCEP Leaders' Summit in Thailand; Odd-Even scheme commences in Delhi; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to attend RCEP Leaders' Summit in Thailand; Odd-Even scheme commences in Delhi; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to attend RCEP summit in Thailand; odd-even scheme commences in Delhi; Shiv Sena to meet Maharashtra Governor at 5 pm; day's top stories

Narendra Modi meets Thailand's PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha on sidelines of 35th ASEAN summit, both leaders review progress in bilateral ties
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Narendra Modi meets Thailand's PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha on sidelines of 35th ASEAN summit, both leaders review progress in bilateral ties

According to an official statement, during the meeting, both leaders reviewed the progress made in the bilateral relationship

Narendra Modi, Indonesian president Joko Widodo meet on sidelines of ASEAN summit, resolve to work closely against terrorism, extremism
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Narendra Modi, Indonesian president Joko Widodo meet on sidelines of ASEAN summit, resolve to work closely against terrorism, extremism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during which the two leaders resolved to work closely to deal with the threats of terrorism and extremism