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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, ..

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Kazakhstan officially renames its capital as ‘Nursultan’

Kazakhstan has officially renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan to honour outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev who stepped down as President after three decades in office. The change was announced after Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn-in as president. He will serve for the remainder of the presidential term which expires in April 2020. Mr. Nazarbayev ruled Kazakhstan ..

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Kazakhstan renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to “Nursultan” in the honour of outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned on 19th March, 2019. The capital’s name was changed after Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as president, promising to seek his predecessor’s opinion on key decisions. He has proposed renaming the country’s capital in honour of ..

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Nursultan Nazarbayev, longest-serving post-Soviet leader, passes away

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the longest-serving post-Soviet leader, has unexpectedly resigned as president of Kazakhstan after 29 years in power in a surprise public address on national television. But, he would remain the chairman of the country’s powerful security council, the leader of the Nur Otan party, which dominates parliament, and his official title as “The Leader ..

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Former PM of Nepal Tulsi Giri passes away

Tulsi Giri (93), Nepal’s two-time prime minister and senior politician, has passed away in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 18, 2018. Born in 1926 in Siraha district, Giri started his political career from Nepali Congress party. He later turned a die-hard supporter of Panchyat system after then King Mahendra Shah imposed the system. He served as ..

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