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Deuba under pressure to get bill passed

Posted on: Monday, Feb 27, 2017

“The constitution amendment bill should be passed not to address the concerns of Madhesi parties but to meet the demands of Madhesi people who think that their concerns have not been addressed by the constitution,” Mansoor added. Mansoor told Deuba …

KATHMANDU: The Constitution Amendment Bill brought in by the government has attracted a total of 15 amendment proposals from lawmakers of various political parties, including the agitating Madhesi parties and the ruling Nepali Congress. The Madhesi parties …

The government, trapped between the contradictory demands of the main opposition party CPN-UML and the Madhesi Front about whether announcement of election date should precede constitution amendment or vice versa, had decided to address the demands of both …

UML sets rider for debate on amendment bill

Posted on: Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

The CPN-UML today hinted that it could allow debate on the amendment bill if there was a guarantee that the Madhesi parties would accept voting results on the bill. CPN-UML Vice-Chair Bhim Rawal said his party leaders would meet Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal …

Stating that the bill was presented in the Parliament with consensus from the Madhesi forces and the Federal Alliance, Nidhi believed that lawmakers from Madhesi parties and the Federal Alliance would cast their votes in favour of the bill. Nidhi …

FA wants constitution amendment bill revised

Posted on: Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

General Secretary of National Madhes Socialist Party Keshav Jha, who was present in the meeting, said that leaders associated with the United Democratic Madhesi Front, a constituent of the FA, would meet the prime minister in the next two days and seek to …

Yadav, Bhattarai for revising amendment bill

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Yadav demanded that revision should be made in the bill as per the demands of the Federal Alliance and the Untied Democratic Madhesi Front. Former Prime Minister Bhattarai said he signed the constitution just because he wanted to frame a new constitution …

Nepal’s Opposition leader KP Sharma Oli on Monday refused to let the Constitution amendment bill, aimed at addressing the demands of agitating Madhesi parties, pass in the Parliament. Talking to journalists at Biratnagar Airport in eastern Nepal …

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 …

Nepal tables Bill to meet demands of Madhesis

Posted on: Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

The Nepal Government today tabled the Constitution amendment Bill in Parliament to address the demands of agitating Madhesi parties amid protests by the main opposition CPN-UML and other fringe parties. The Bill was registered at the Parliament Secretariat …

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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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