Nepal holds first local election in 20 years

Posted on: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

saying it concentrated power among the hill elite that has long dominated politics. The Madhesi threatened to boycott the local polls unless the constitution is rewritten.

Find out more about the progress of recovery, and learn about traditional Mithila Art from Award winning artist Ajit Sah. Boston, MA, May 16, 2017 –(PR.com)– Relief 2.0 will be running Art Impact – Nepal – an International photo and photography exhibit.

But ever since a new ambassador has come in, we are being told to give up the agenda,” a senior leader of the newly unified Madhesi party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, told HT. Manjeev Singh Puri was in March appointed India’s ambassador to Kathmandu.

The couple, played by India’s digital stars Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar, immediately struck a chord with audiences. “Song For Survival,” composed by Neel Adhikari, was as loved as the series. Sharing his experience in creating the music …

Dahal tells RJPN he’ll quit this week

Posted on: Monday, May 15, 2017

On the occasion, Madhesi leaders had raised the issue of withdrawal of police cases against their cadres, compensation for those killed or injured and martyrs’ status for those killed in the course of the Madhes agitation. While informing that the …

Another nine million Nepalis are eligible to vote in the second phase of elections set for June 14 that includes the restive southern plains where Madhesi groups are demanding constitutional change to address their grievances.

according to AFP. The vote has been split into two phases because of unrest in the southern plains bordering India, where the minority Madhesi ethnic group is refusing to participate until an amendment to the constitution is passed. Polling stations for …

Nepal votes in first local elections in two decades

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2017

The vote has been split into two phases because of unrest in the southern plains bordering India, where the minority Madhesi ethnic group is refusing to take part until an amendment to the constitution is passed. Local representatives were last elected in …

Playing Chinese checkers in Nepal

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nepal’s youth leaning towards China is the unintended consequence of the Madhesi blockade of 2015 which India tacitly supported and has cost it dear — especially in people-to-people relations. Chinese presence and activity has multiplied several times …

Further, the vote has been split into two phases due to the unrest in the southern plains bordering India. In the plains, the minority Madhesi ethnic group refused to participate until an amendment to the constitution is passed. Meanwhile, in the remaining …

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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.