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LIBA, SIBM win first semis of Boardroom Challenge

Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

The SIBM team comprised Mohd Usama, Yukti Gulati, Lokesh Panjwani, Suramayam Tayal and Viren Rajpara, while the five persons in the XIME team were Dharani Chowdary, Abhishek Maniraj, Mithila, Samrudha Srinivasan and Karthika Das. The winning teams from …

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 …

In a first, Mithila Paag featured on postal stamp

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

The central government has for the first time issued a postal stamp featuring Mithila Paag (turban) in recognition of the age-old cultural symbol. “Stamping the cultural identity and heritage of Mithila Paag by the postal department is a great honour to …

followed by “Scion of Ikshvaku” and “Sita – Warrior of Mithila” from the ongoing Ramachandra series. The books have been translated into 19 Indian and International languages.

I fear that this tendency could again harm us in the third phase. Already we are being projected as an anti-amendment force, and even an anti-Madhesi party. There are talks of RJPN and CPN-UML coming closer. Yet we are still to formulate our electoral …

“Our ethnic group, ‘Madhesi,’ was inspired strongly at that time not to stand as candidates. I was waiting for this moment.” Nepal historically has been divided into two broad ethnic groups: people originating from the hills, and those living in the …

‘Neighbourhood First’ in Nepal

Posted on: Monday, Jun 12, 2017

In keeping with this assurance, his government tabled a constitutional amendment proposal which goes a long way in addressing the Madhesi reservations. That it has not been passed is because of opposition from Mr. Oli’s party, the Communist Party of …

Nepalis will be going to the ballot box without the support of the Madhesi (an ethnic group from the Terai region of Nepal), who are still protesting at their under-representation in the Constitution Government. The Madhesi community has been threatening …

Nepal’s new PM makes first cabinet picks

Posted on: Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

The president’s office said three members of the ethnic Madhesi minority were among the seven appointments. Those appointments are seen as a bid to appease the Madhesis, who live on the southern plains bordering India and say a new constitution that …

The president’s office said three members of the ethnic Madhesi minority were among the seven appointments. Those appointments are seen as a bid to appease the Madhesis, who live on the southern plains bordering India and say a new constitution that …

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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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