Forgotten roots

Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

After making his debut in Nepali politics in the early 1950s as leader of Nepali Congress, BP relied on Madhesi support to advance his national agenda, with only meager of support from elsewhere in the country, including in Kathmandu Valley. In the Madhes …

Of course, he’s using the song as a metaphor to make a point on the Madhesi issue in Nepal. “If there is an amendment to the Constitution, it’s good. Otherwise radical forces will emerge in Madhes. In South Asia, if there is a new epicentre of conflict …

Nepal: Deuba— 40th Prime Minister

Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Wisely, Deuba has chosen a small cabinet with three from the Nepali Congress, three from the Maoist Centre and one from the Terai group of Madhesi People’s Rights Forum- Democratic. The important post of Home Minister who has to oversee the three tier …

In the Heart of Nepal’s Madhes Movement

Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

It has taken on earnestness since September 2015, when a new constitution was finally ratified. Currently, some Madhesi leaders are seeking to block local-level elections, which are being held in three stages across the country for the first time since …

Darjeeling revisited

Posted on: Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Isn’t it because Madhesi Nepalis have less in common with hill-based people in Nepal, as against the hill-based Nepalis’ many similarities with the protesting people of Darjeeling? Because the Madhesi people speak different languages, dress differently …

Anger in Nepal’s south threatens local polls

Posted on: Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Madhesi protesters, a marginalised group in the southern plains, gather for a demonstration in Janakpur, some 300km south of Kathmandu. Ganesh Yadav was shot by police during deadly protests that roiled southern Nepal in 2015, but he is ready to return to …

Nepal’s agitating Madhesi parties have agreed to participate in the second phase of local-level elections to be held on Wednesday, the government said on Monday. Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN), Madhesi party and Biplab-led Maoist Party have fielded …

Kathmandu: Nepal’s agitating Madhesi parties have agreed to participate in the second phase of local-level elections to be held on Wednesday, the government said. Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN), Madhesi party and Biplab-led Maoist party have fielded …

Kathmandu: Once again, Nepal’s Terai region is simmering with protests. The recently formed Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), a coalition of six Madhesi parties, has been leading protests in the southern plains of the country since the national …

Polls deferred due to fear of loss, says Nepal

Posted on: Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Madhesi people wanted the polls and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal had not agreed to defer. The main reason leading to the postponement of local level elections was fear of loss, Nepal added. He claimed that his party would secure 56 per cent seats in the …

Page 1 of 1,77012345...102030...Last »

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.