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Maharashtra CM Fadnavis helps Indian youth coming homeland

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Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra helped Indian youth in returning back from Malaysia.

Yogesh Tiwari, 25, was duped by a recruitment agent who lured him to Malaysia with a lucrative job offer. After he ran out of money, he tweeted last week to Fadnavis seeking help to return to India.

Fadnavis took up the matter with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Tiwari reached Mumbai on Friday, and will proceed to his hometown Yavatmal, the officials said.(IANS)

In recent times, the Indian government has used the means of social media to provide the help to those in need. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu was the first to do that. A number of Indian youth who wish to go foreign countries in the hope of better opportunities, get misled and cheated by the agents.(IANS)(Picture Courtesy:foundation.moneylife.in)

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In a Sudden Move, Malaysia’s King Abdicates Throne

The Council of Rulers is expected to meet soon to pick the next king.

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Malaysia King Sultan Muhammad V salutes during the national anthem at the opening of the 14th parliament session at the Parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, July 17, 2018. VOA

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne.

The palace said in a statement that the 49-year-old ruler had resigned as Malaysia’s 15th king with immediate effect, cutting short his five-year term. No reason was given in the statement.

It marked the first abdication in the nation’s history.

Sultan Muhammad V, ruler of northeast Kelantan state, took his oath of office in December 2016, becoming one of Malaysia’s youngest constitutional monarchs.

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Malaysia’s King Sultan Muhammad V at the Trooping of Colours ceremony.

He is said to have married a 25-year-old former Russian beauty queen in November while on a two-month medical leave. Reports in Russian and British media and on social media featured pictures of the wedding, which reportedly took place in Moscow. Neither the sultan, the palace nor the government had officially confirmed the wedding.

Speculation that Sultan Muhammad V would step down emerged this past week, shortly after he returned from his leave, but Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday that he was unaware of any abdication plans.

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Under a unique system maintained since Malaysia’s independence from Britain in 1957, nine hereditary state rulers take turns as the country’s king for five-year terms.

The Council of Rulers is expected to meet soon to pick the next king.

The monarch’s role is largely ceremonial, since administrative power is vested in the prime minister and parliament. But the monarch is highly regarded, particularly among the ethnic Malay Muslim majority, as the supreme upholder of Malay tradition. (VOA)