Danapur express passengers held hostage , Maoists abduct a railway gateman ,Special forces free train in Howrah

Posted on: Friday, Aug 4, 2017

Among some of the long distance trains, which were later held up, were the Punjab Mail, Mithila Express, Bibhuti Express, Anand Bihar Express, Amritsar Mail and Haridwar Express. A railway official said, “Immediately after the abduction and threats by …

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.