We are starting our second lab in Virat Nagar, Kathmandu, which would be up and running in about three months. Because of the Madhesi problem in Nepal, it got slightly delayed. A second lab is coming up at Kandy in Sri Lanka. The first one was established …

Pataliputra Junction to have 2nd storey

Posted on: Friday, Mar 25, 2016

Patna: Newly built Pataliputra Junction has been adorned with exotic paintings of Mithila, Bhojpuri and Manjusha arts. “Pataliputra is probably the only station of the Danapur rail division where such paintings have been used as part of its beautification …

Though the ruling parties in the Himalayan nation have welcomed the agreements, Madhesi leaders already protesting over Nepal’s new constitution have opposed the deals. The main opposition and largest party in Nepal’s Legislature, Nepali Congress …

China irks Madhesi leader

Posted on: Friday, Mar 25, 2016

China’s support for Nepal’s new constitution has left Madhesi leaders fuming, prompting one of them to criticise Beijing for ‘hurting the sentiment of one third of Nepali people’. Madhesi leader Rajendra Mahato told journalists in Kathmandu on Friday.

UDMF cadres greet Dahal with black flags, 10 held

Posted on: Friday, Mar 25, 2016

BIRGUNJ, March 25: The cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have greeted UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal with black flags in Birgunj on Friday. UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Dahal has arrived here in Birgunj to inaugurate a trade fair.

A five-month Madhesi blockade protesting Nepal’s new constitution at the country’s borders with India had left the country short of fuel and goods in the winters. Nepal had said the protestors received India’s support, something the latter has denied since …

KATHMANDU, March 24: Leaders of the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have held joint meeting with Indian envoy Ranjit Rae at Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Thursday. Half-dozen leaders of various Madhes-based political parties had reached …

Talks between the major parties and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front are in a limbo, as the government seems to be reluctant to resolve the issues of demarcation after the UDMF changed its form of agitation. Prior to Prime Minister KP Sharma …

EDITORIAL: No child’s play

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

Child marriages are more frequent in the Terai belt of the country where the dowry system runs strong. This is reported to have discouraged many parents to invest much in their daughters’ education because they will have to marry off their daughters by …

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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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