Deuba heading for New Delhi, meets Madhesi leaders

Posted on: Monday, Apr 18, 2016

“There is no pre-scheduled meetings with any Indian leaders,” said Nidhi. Ahead of his visit, Deuba on Sunday met with agitating Madhesi leaders at his residence and discussed their demands and agendas. Ahead of the 13th General Convention of the …

India ‘internationalises’ dispute with Nepal

Posted on: Monday, Apr 18, 2016

Such internationalisation of Nepal’s Madhesi issue could backfire if others in the region choose to raise India’s internal affairs in forums elsewhere. The tone of Kathmandu’s statement shows that Nepal is unlikely to be cowed down by New Delhi …

HLPCC Chair Dahal to hold talks with agitating UDMF

Posted on: Monday, Apr 18, 2016

Unified CPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who also heads the High-Level Political Coordination Committee to oversee the activities of the CPN-UML-led coalition government, is preparing to hold talks with agitating Madhesi parties. While addressing …

Rhino poaching, proof of lax security

Posted on: Sunday, Apr 17, 2016

Formerly distributed across the Gangetic plains, one-horned rhinos, which are native to South Asia are restricted today to tracts in the Indo-Nepal terai, north Bengal and Assam. Their numbers dwindled dangerously over the past few centuries, reportedly …

The ministry has planned to reconstruct 158-kilometer B.P Koirala Highway, which connects country’s capital city Kathmandu with the Eastern Terai region. The ministry has a plan to reconstruct 87 suspension bridges as well as mountain roads within next …

Addressing the programme, leader Bhattarai, attired in ethnic Madhesi dress [kurta], said the demands raised by Madhes-centric parties were legitimate. He also said that federal states should be demarcated based on the recommendation made by first …

Final score; Otago 57: Danielle Frost 13, Aleisha Ruske 12, Soraya Umaga-Jensen 9. Canterbury 59: Hayley Gray 13, Fran Edmondson 10, Terai Sadler 9, Sally Farmer 9. With the victory Canterbury win the WBC round robin series and carry number one seeding …

MJF-L’s first convention on May 2-4

Posted on: Sunday, Apr 17, 2016

Established in February 1993, the Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s first privately owned English broadsheet daily, is today Nepal’s leading English language newspaper, with a daily circulation of 82,000 copies. This makes the Post Nepal’s second-most widely …

As talks fail to resume, blame game continues

Posted on: Sunday, Apr 17, 2016

The calls to “return to talks table” have come amid the preparations of the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) to take to the streets from April-end, and this time the Morcha is saying its protests will be Kathmandu-centric. What is hampering …

There are three regions in North Bengal, which constitute tea country – the hill area (in and around Darjeeling sub-division), the Terai region mainly around Siliguri sub-division, and the Dooars (or the seven doors to Bhutan). As many as 277 Set Tea …

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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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