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Actors will perform of the Legend of Mahajanaka, a Jataka tale of one of Lord Buddha’s past lives as a prince who showed great perseverance in his quest to regain the Kingdom of Mithila, which King Bhumibol rewrote for modern Thais readers, and became a …

Nepal delays key local polls amid crisis

Posted on: Monday, May 29, 2017

The elections were originally supposed to be held on one day. They were split into two rounds following threats of a boycott from the Madhesi, a minority group living along the border with India. The first round was held in mid-May in three of Nepal’s …

The elections were originally supposed to be held on one day. They were split into two rounds following threats of a boycott from the Madhesi, a minority group living along the border with India. The first round was held in mid-May in three of Nepal’s …

Nepal team in India amid call for stir

Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

The visit of the parliamentarians came even as the Madhesi agitators called for a strike in Nepal on Friday protesting against the local-level election which was announced without completing the amendment process. “The election process is necessary.

Bill tabled in House amid opposition

Posted on: Monday, Jan 9, 2017

The government was under pressure from the Madhesi parties to table the bill for discussion. In a three-party meeting held an hour before the House met, the ruling Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) had urged the main opposition CPN-UML to allow …

The Madhesi Front last week refused to back the Constitution amendment bill, saying it was not acceptable in its current discriminatory form. The Constitution promulgated last year could not be implemented due to the agitation by the Madhesis. The Madhesi …

Prachanda’s government is supported by Nepalese Congress and the United Democratic Madhesi Front; both parties have cordial relations with the Indian government. Therefore, China is skeptical of the new government in Nepal. KATHMANDU, Aug. 10 (Xinhua …

The erstwhile Hindu kingdom was also converted into a secular one at the same time. Nepal was rocked for six months by violent Madhesi protests against the country’s new Constitution that was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on September 20 last year.

So far, 58 people have died in the violent Madhesi agitation launched by Nepal’s marginalised groups. Apart from demanding amendment in Constitution, the Madhesis are also protesting division of their ancestral homeland under the seven-province structure …

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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