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Shrestha, whose Nepali Congress party won most of the seats in a Madhesi-dominated province during the just concluded local polls in the country, expressed hope that his party would become the largest party in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

China opens dual-use highway to Nepal via Tibet

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

Oli signed the treaty at the height of the Madhesi agitation and their blockade of Indian goods to provide a major opening for China to reduce the dependence of the landlocked country on India, even as the transportation of essentials through the Himalayan …

Oli signed the treaty at the height of the Madhesi agitation and their blockade of Indian goods to provide a major opening for China to reduce the dependence of the landlocked country on India, even as the transportation of essentials through the Himalayan …

Oli had signed the treaty at the height of the Madhesi agitation and their blockade of Indian goods. However, since the fall of Oli’s government, China’s plans to speed up its efforts to make forays into Nepal through infrastructure expansion slowed …

China opens strategic highway to Nepal via Tibet

Posted on: Monday, Sep 18, 2017

Oli signed the treaty at the height of the Madhesi agitation and their blockade of Indian goods to provide a major opening for China to reduce the dependence of the landlocked country on India, even as the transportation of essentials through the Himalayan …

The blockade was lifted in February 2016. It started after Nepal promulgated a new Constitution in 2015 without addressing the concerns of the Madhesi people who live in the southern plains of the country and who believe that some provisions of the …

India viewed the new Constitution as a blatant denial of equal rights to the Madhesi people (who have close ties to India’s bordering states) and imposed an unofficial economic blockade. Meanwhile, China and Nepal and grew closer in recent times with the …

China dare not invade India, Nepal views Doklam

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017

“Smaller countries might be affected the worst, they might be swallowed in such a war,” explains Madhesi activist CK Lal to Hardnews. Some liken the Dokalam face-off with Nepal’s Lipulekh pass and what happened during India’s China war. In …

The latest two instances were seen when India and Nepal could not come on the same page over internet access and the rights of Madhesi people. China has provided broadband internet in Nepal now. Over the question of Madhesis when there was huge blockade …

Nonetheless, China might never be able to replace India’s influence in Nepal. In the context of the Madhesi protests which led to a disruption in Nepal’s supplies from India in January 2016, the Chinese ambassador to Kathmandu, Wu Chuntai, told the …

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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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