LAHAN, May 11: When she lost her husband to some illness 19 years ago, the responsibility of raising their five daughters and a son fell solely on her shoulders. In those days, the hope for a better future turned bleak for Muni Khatun of Janakpur -4 …

Mr Modi as diplomat

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In Nepal, India was caught on the wrong foot with a constitutional change, and its strong-arm response of belatedly championing the Madhesi cause, with engineered riots and supply blockades, saw relations between the two countries touch a new low with …

But it was a certain dent in the relations. Before the relations could recover from Kathmandu’s mishandling of earthquake, the Madhesi uprising paved way for a political turmoil in the Himalayan country. Madhesi – the people of Indian-origin living in …

Political instability returns to Nepal

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

However, Dahal did a U-turn after doing a deal with the CPN-UML under which Oli has pledged to speed up reconstruction, address Madhesi demands and grant clemency to Maoist fighters among other things. The deal has given Oli’s government a fresh lease of …

Mr Upadhyay, who has been accused in Nepal of visiting the Terai region, bordering India, with Indian Ambassador in Kathmandu Ranjit Rae recently, also denied having visited the place with Mr Rae. He also feels that once he is back in Nepal, he will be …

India should also not be that sensitive to what is not said officially,” he asserted. Upadhyay, who has been accused in Nepal of visiting the Terai region, bordering India, with Indian Ambassador in Kathmandu Ranjit Rae recently, also denied having visited …

Members of Terai-Madhesh Loktantrik Party staged a protest rally in Birgunj town against the government’s decision of levying unified property tax on them. The protesters also submitted a memorandum to an official at sub-divisional municipality and asked …

Deliberations on govt policy and programme begin

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Dahit also accused the government of suppressing the protest launched by the indigenous and Madhesi communities. Meanwhile, lawmakers of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) boycotted the Parliament meeting today as well.

Cong objects to plan to hold local polls by Dec

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In the 16-point amendment proposal registered by NC lawmaker Ramesh Lekhak in the Parliament Secretariat on Monday, the NC has also demanded that the political deadlock be resolved first by bringing the agitating Madhesi and Tharu parties on board.

Blow to India as Nepal strengthens ties with China

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Oli, who visited New Delhi in February, apparently clinched the transit deal with Beijing, in view of the disruption of supplies of essentials from India to Nepal during Madhesi agitation against its new Constitution. Kathmandu then blamed New Delhi for …

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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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