But in a turn of events, Oli favoured a visit to India first to ease the protest in Tarai and a political deal between ruling parties and agitating Madhesi Morcha … the plains of the Nepal Terai have been simmering with Morcha-led protests against …

Big3 meet underway at Baluwatar

Posted on: Monday, Jan 18, 2016

The meeting will forge a common stance on the demands of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), acording to a leader privy to the meeting. The top leaders from the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) are taking part in the meeting. The leaders …

Taskforce to meet today for forging accord

Posted on: Monday, Jan 18, 2016

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: A taskforce of major three political parties and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) is slated to hold meeting on Monday. The meet will make another attempt to forge consensus over the demarcation row.

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Year Of The Underdog

Posted on: Monday, Jan 18, 2016

Mithila and Kunal offer perspective on the team’s ambition to finish 4th in 2016, what it would take to get there and who they will need to beat en route. And as Kevin Magnussen waits for a few of the current drivers to retire, our hosts tell you that a …

UDMF suggests ways to resolve Tarai crisis

Posted on: Monday, Jan 18, 2016

The task force of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front today put forth their suggestions on action plan and Terms of Reference of the proposed political mechanism during today’s meeting with the task force of the major parties. A member of UDMF task …

But after the passing of the constitution there were protests by the Madhesi ethnic minority community. As a result, there have been negotiations with them, leading to an informal agreement but women’s issues have still not been resolved. Q: Why are the …

Resolve Tarai stir through talks: NHRC

Posted on: Sunday, Jan 17, 2016

The National Human Rights Commission today issued a press statement urging the United Democratic Madhesi Front, the government and major parties to seek a solution to Tarai unrest through dialogue. The rights body also urged stakeholders to stop playing …

Upon his arrival, Mahato said Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had called him up and urged him to come back with an assurance to fulfil the demands of agitating Madhesi parties. According to Mahato, he found the government’s words worth believing in this …

Closer to a deal

Posted on: Sunday, Jan 17, 2016

A meeting of the joint taskforce formed to prepare the framework of a deal between the Big Three parties and the Madhesi Morcha ended inconclusively even on Sunday, but leaders of the both sides claimed ‘talks were positive’ and a breakthrough was …

Taskforce makes another bid for accord

Posted on: Sunday, Jan 17, 2016

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: A meeting of taskforce of major three political parties and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has started at Singha Durbar on Sunday afternoon in an attempt to forge consensus. Earlier on Saturday, a meeting of major parties had …

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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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