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About the government’s preparations to make the Bijay Kumar Gachhadar-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik and the Kamal Thapa-headed Rastriya Prajatantra Party governing allies, PM’s chief political adviser Chakrapani Khanal said Gachhadar’s …

Gurukula rout Anuradhapura

Posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2017

Bandaranaike 263 all out in 71.4 overs (Arosha Madushan 108n.o., Visitha Madanayake 58, Himath Jayaweera 37; Mithila Geeth 3/37, Roshitha Senavirathne 4/82) De Mazenod 34 for no loss in 9 overs (Praveen Fonseka 23n.o.) Royal 221, Ananda 83 for no loss …

But, they cannot vote for village head election as there is no provision for panchayati raj in these villages, which are spread across the Terai region. S Lal, president of Van Gram Association, said: “We have voting rights in state assembly elections as …

The delegation led by a lawmaker of Dhanusha Constituency No 7, Shatrudhan Mahato, submitted a memorandum to the PM, drawing his attention towards potential displacement of 400 households of Ward N0 8 and 9 of Mithila Municipality, if the railway was …

The agitating Madhesi parties want the hilly districts not to be mixed with the plains while demarcating the provincial boundaries. Madhesis, mostly Indian-origin, launched a six-month-long agitation from September 2015 to February last year in which more …

One killed in Dhanusha jeep accident

Posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2017

The body of the deceased has been sent to the Janakpur Zonal Hospital. Meanwhile, police have detained Parshuram Mahato (24) of Mithila Municipality-9 in the district and launched the investigation.

Deuba predicts new government after local polls

Posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2017

Otherwise, it would push the democratic system into a crisis, he warned. Meanwhile, Deuba reiterated that the Constitution amendment proposal was forwarded considering Madhesi people’s sentiments. Deuba also mentioned that the recent expansion of the …

UDMF, NSN to forge working alliance

Posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2017

A meeting of the United Democratic Madhesi Front and Naya Shakti Nepal today decided to forge working alliance on constitutional and political issues. According to General Secretary of National Madhes Socialist Party Keshav Jha, who was present in the …

2,700 tube wells installed in 12 Tarai districts

Posted on: Friday, Jan 20, 2017

The Indian government has, in the past extended financial assistance for installation of deep and shallow tube wells in various parts of Terai to help realise the growth potential in the agriculture sector of Nepal. India had earlier installed 1,000 …

‘Madhesi parties should be flexible’

Posted on: Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

That apart, we have proposed to separate the hilly areas from the fifth province which will have only the Madhesi region in it. But as I said, the main issue is the mindset, which should be flexible and open to negotiation. For example, I did not agree …

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.
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