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Following the adoption of the new constitution in 2015, the ethnic Madhesi group protested for months, saying they weren’t getting enough territory in one of the states and were also facing discrimination. Violent clashes not only left more than 50 people …

Of elections in neighbouring Nepal

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

The Madhesi Rashtriya Janata Party (RJP) and the Federal Socialist Forum, in alliance are supporting the Democratic Alliance. The Left alliance was curiously born when Prachanda was part of the first ever Right-Left coalition Government during the festive …

Stage set for Dec 7 elections in Parsa

Posted on: Friday, Nov 17, 2017

In constituency-2, the NC, the Madhesi alliance and the left alliance have fielded Ajaya Kumar Chaurasiya, Bimal Shreewastav and Mahamad Salim Mansur respectively. Similarly, in constituency-3, construction entrepreneur Hari Narayan Rauniyar from the …

Gachhadar who was taken as an influential figure within the NC had left the party in 2007 to join the Upendra Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum. He urged media persons to maintain professionalism while disseminating the elections-related news. He assured …

Gachhadar who was taken as an influential figure within the NC had left the party in 2007 to join the Upendra Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum. He urged media persons to maintain professionalism while disseminating the elections-related news. He assured …

The biggest failure of Deuba has been his inability to get the two important Madhesi groups the RJP and the FSF-N into the democratic alliance. The two Madhesi groups have come to an understanding in sharing the seats in province number 2 by themselves and …

Nepal is now preparing for general elections to be held Nov. 26, despite ongoing disputes over changes to the constitution and the longstanding marginalization of southern Nepal’s ethnic Madhesi population. In an email interview, George Varughese …

Some fringe parties, such as Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik, have already merged with the NC. If this moves ahead, there will be polarization between the left and democratic ideologies, which might lead country toward two-party system. However …

“The constitution will be amended under the leadership of NC, which will be for the welfare of Madhesi people,” he said, while addressing a mass gathering of NC cadres organised by NC Rupandehi in Rupandehi. Also on the occasion, NC senior leader Ram …

Nepal’s envoy to return to fight elections

Posted on: Sunday, Oct 1, 2017

His stint as an ambassador started during the latest tenure of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in 2015, when the country witnessed the Madhesi protests.

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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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