Nepal PM reaches out to ethnic parties after they withdraw support

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

The minority Madhesi in the southern plains say that the new charter consolidates the power of the country’s hill elite and marginalizes them in the way new states will be created in a federal structure. Nepal has been struggling to establish a stable …

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.