He claimed that the government took the decision in its bid to forge consensus with the agitating Madhesi parties. In response, the EC commissioners reminded the PM that the EC was prepared to hold local level elections at once in all 744 local levels on …

Ambassador Puri refused to comment on Nepal’s politics, including the local level elections. When asked how India views Madhesi political forces’ hesitation to take part in the second phase of local level elections, the envoy said, “We always wish to …

RJP-N still in dilemma over joining local polls

Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Earlier, the Dahal’s Cabinet had also decided to withdraw cases against leaders and cadres of Madhesi and Janajati forces caught during the Madhes and Tharuhat movements. However, PM Dahal’s vehement attempts to make an amendment to the constitution …

The Nepali Congress – the largest party in Parliament – and constituents of the United Democratic Madhesi Front, the Federal Alliance and some other parties had helped Prachanda in securing 363 votes in the 595-member House to form the government …

School head, who gave age certs to outlaws, in cop net

Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jha, who was Ranjeet’s business partner, was shot dead at Mithila Colony under the Beur police station area on September 12, 2016. “We probed Jayanti’s complaint and arrested Bhawani,” the SSP said, adding police would now investigate how many criminals …

Good ten months

Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

He had become prime minister with the support of Nepali Congress on August 4, 2016, after his immediate predecessor as PM, KP Sharma Oli, was deemed unwilling to amend the constitution to the liking of the protesting Madhesi parties. PM Dahal’s remit was …

2017 Savitri Vrat or Savitri Brata falls on the date May 25 this year. The married women in Orissa and Mithila (Bihar) will fast during the day. The Amavasya Tithi will begin at 05:07 on May 25, 2017 (Thursday) and Amavasya Tithi end at 01:14 on 26th May …

The deal was simple. Both sides explicitly committed to amending the constitution to accommodate Madhesi aspirations – the people of the plains have been waging a movement since 2015 against constitutional provisions which entrench exclusion from the power …

The first local elections in 19 years have raised great expectations but also generated a lot of tension. Madhesi parties are protesting, demanding changes to the constitution before the vote. Encouraged by victories in India, Nepal’s Hindu monarchists …

Congress committed blunder, says Koirala

Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Koirala said his party was ever ready to address the demands raised by Madhesi parties. “NC is ready to address the demands raised by Madhesis and pave the way for Madhesi parties to take part in the polls, but the CPN-UML is hindering constitution …

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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.