Nepal holds final phase of landmark local polls

Posted on: Monday, Sep 18, 2017

Simmering tensions have remained and a political party representing the Madhesi ethnic minority, who live in the lowlands that border India, had refused to take part in polls unless an amendment to the constitution was passed. They later softened their …

Despite the failure of two constitutional amendments and the dissatisfaction of Madhesi-parties, the establishment of federal states as per constitutional guidelines has been progressing and things seem to be on track regarding Nepal’s development as a …

Connecting the dots

Posted on: Sunday, Sep 17, 2017

The evolving narrative of exploitation and domination established by the Madhesi uprising is only a part of a much larger national story. The local level election today in Province 2—comprising eight districts in eastern and central Tarai—is being …

“Madhesi” is an umbrella term for Nepalis from a variety of castes who share linguistic and cultural characteristics with Indians across the border in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Madhesis are spread across the Terai, or southern plains of Nepal, but are …

Voters can cast votes using citizenship certificate

Posted on: Saturday, Sep 16, 2017

The RJPN has now agreed to participate in the elections. Polls in Province 2, the bastion of the RJPN, are keenly watched since it is seen as a litmus test for the agitating Madhesi parties. Also, the polls will decide whether the ruling Nepali Congress or …

Rama the History

Posted on: Saturday, Sep 16, 2017

In gratitude Rama was given divine weapons, and he set off for more adventures, ending up in Mithila. There Janaka the king of Videha hosted our hero, and he met the king’s beautiful daughter Sita (also called Janaki or Maithili). The king had promised …

PM Deuba canvasses for NC in Province 2

Posted on: Saturday, Sep 16, 2017

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today appealed to Madhesi people to cast their votes for his party Nepali Congress in Province 2 in the September 18 local level elections. He claimed that his party’s victory in the plains would ensure sustainable …

NC concentrated to empower Madhes: Deuba

Posted on: Friday, Sep 15, 2017

BIRGUNJ: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today said that the party would leave no stone unturned to empower the Madhesi people with rights by amending constitution. Addressing an election assembly of the party organised in …

In 2016, following Indian government’s involvement in the Madhesi-agitation, Nepal signed series of agreements with China, including a historic treaty securing transit rights and to build multiple train routes connecting Nepal with China’s key …

Ranjana doesn’t speak, her lifeless eyes do

Posted on: Friday, Sep 15, 2017

Some argue that UML should not have organized a program in Rajbiraj amidst such tension while others say the Madhesi Front should not have obstructed the program. But such arguments do not have any meaning to Ranjana. Birendra’s death has also taken away …

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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.

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