UN chief hails birth of republic in New Nepal
According to Hindustan Times, the United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's office in New York has issued a statement earlier today hailing the birth of New Nepal which terminated the world's last Hindu monarch on earth last night. Meanwhile, AFP reported that the Nepali army has declared "it will respect" a historic vote by a constitutional assembly abolishing the 239-year monarchy of the Himalayan country. The first two modern republics were declared in the United States of America in 1776 and France in 1789, and India, which is the spiritual motherland of Hinduism, has also adopted a republican constitution since it obtained its independence from Britain's colonial rule in 1947. However, India's acceptance of the republican form of constitution in 1947 was preceded by, among other core areas of global civilisations, China in 1911, Russia in 1917, Turkey in 1922 and Indonesia in 1945. Iran, another very ancient nation and center of civilisation formerly known as Persia, was also declared a republic in the 1979 Revolution.