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Better times for a battered country

Posted on: Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

At the beginning of this year, following the failure of the government to amend the Constitution to accommodate Madhesi aspirations, things had been looking rather bleak. Now, with the local elections having taken place and new dynamics having come to the …

This provision in the manifesto has come under severe criticism from within the party leaders. The manifesto states that people, such as Madhesi, Tharu, Dalit, indigenous and Muslims, living in the country’s southern plains are all Nepali but when viewed …

“Even if the election date were postponed by few months, the sky will not fall. Holding elections at gunpoint against the will of the Madhesi people will be counter-productive.” Meanwhile, he warned that the country will have to pay a heavy price if …

Saying that the Madhesi people want their rights instead of elections, he said that the country would plunge into grave crisis if the elections slated for June 28 were not postponed. “The country will be saved if the elections are held after resolving …

The people also want election. The people of Madhes want rights, not election. We know that and the Madhesi people also know that. The Madhesi people will show when the election will be held (without resolving the problems). We have not raised our demands …

Further, the vote has been split into two phases due to the unrest in the southern plains bordering India. In the plains, the minority Madhesi ethnic group refused to participate until an amendment to the constitution is passed. Meanwhile, in the remaining …

Govt trying to disintegrate country: Oli

Posted on: Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Oli also claimed the government and Madhesi Morcha had forged an agreement to recognise Hindi as the language of the nation. Oli claimed, though not open about it, the provision on language of the amendment bill was a plot to make Hindi as national language.

As Nepal steps up efforts to hold polls to local government bodies on May 14 in the face of opposition from the Madhesi Morcha, China has become the first country to offer assistance for the elections. India, which has been pushing for all stakeholders to …

Is Nepal No Country for Women?

Posted on: Sunday, Dec 18, 2016

known as “the Terai.” Demarcating land unfavorably for these southern populations, and introducing new discriminations against women on the pretext of national security, Nepal’s new constitution remains highly divisive, a year later. Renown writer …

In the Terai area of Kumaon, he rediscovered Finn’s Baya, a rare weaver bird species. Out of 287 species of birds of the Indian Hills described by Salim Ali about 230 are found in Kumaon. Many of these species are on the verge of extinction. All his life …

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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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