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“The UML should change its current stance on Madhes and accept the demands of the Madhesi people.” Political analyst Chandra Kishore Jha, however, said these preliminary results were expected. “I was of the view that the NC and the UML would fight …

Kathmandu: Polls opened on Monday in a Madhesi-dominated province of Nepal, close to the border with India, for the final phase of the first local-level election in two decades as the nation took a crucial step towards cementing democracy amid political …

“Madhesi” is an umbrella term for Nepalis from a variety of castes who share linguistic and cultural characteristics with Indians across the border in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Madhesis are spread across the Terai, or southern plains of Nepal, but are …

Elections have become costlier nowadays: Candidates

Posted on: Monday, Sep 11, 2017

Kaushalendra Sharma, the mayoral candidate of CPN (Maoist Centre), says the neighbors have a wide impact on Madhesi politics. “Here, politics is for money and money is for politics which is not good,” he said. According to mayoral candidate of the CPN-UML …

Going to elections part of Madheshi movement: RJP-N

Posted on: Monday, Sep 11, 2017

The Rastirya Janata Party-Nepal’s decision of taking part in the upcoming polls was backed by Member of Parliament Kedarnand Chaudhry. He believes that taking part in the upcoming elections is also a form of movement for Madhesi right.

This agreement and compromise has helped assure people of the completion of polls. Tula Narayan Shah is a Madhesi rights and political activist, and executive director of the Nepal Madhesh Foundation. Mukul Humagain and Kabindra Purush Dhakal talked with …

“We are taking part in the local polls does not mean we are deviating from our agendas, we will organise protest programmes after the elections as demands put forth my Madhesi people have not been heeded,”. Chairman Yadav warned. “Madhesi people …

It has stated about the ground of inclusion for the closed list of PR candidates, with ensuring 13.9 percent participation of dalits, 28.7 percent for indigenous nationalities, 31.2 for khas arya, 15.3 for Madhesi, 6.6 for Tharus and 4.4 percent for the …

Govt calls two major elections for Nov 26

Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

The quakes, however, brought major parties together to rush a new charter amid protests by Madhesi parties. Protests in the run-up to the constitution promulgation and after left more than 50 people dead along the plains. Parliament on January 23 …

Nepal to Hold First General Elections in November

Posted on: Monday, Aug 21, 2017

Two of the phases have already been concluded while the last phase will be held on Sep. 18 in provinces dominated by the Madhesi minority, who has been demanding a constitutional amendment of the country’s federal map and have boycotted previous electoral …

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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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