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The first local elections in 19 years have raised great expectations but also generated a lot of tension. Madhesi parties are protesting, demanding changes to the constitution before the vote. Encouraged by victories in India, Nepal’s Hindu monarchists …

After conducting puja at Saswatdham of Rajahardham, PM Dahal said the second round of election would have participation of Madhesi political parties too. He stressed that second round of election would be held on the slated date of June 14. RSS

Some good news has emanated on the constitutional amendment too. The government has introduced the Constitution amendment bill today, a commitment made to the Madhesi groups. The UML which wants to continue with its “nationalist image” is bound to …

Nepal holds first local election in 20 years

Posted on: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

saying it concentrated power among the hill elite that has long dominated politics. The Madhesi threatened to boycott the local polls unless the constitution is rewritten.

The couple, played by India’s digital stars Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Palkar, immediately struck a chord with audiences. “Song For Survival,” composed by Neel Adhikari, was as loved as the series. Sharing his experience in creating the music …

Another nine million Nepalis are eligible to vote in the second phase of elections set for June 14 that includes the restive southern plains where Madhesi groups are demanding constitutional change to address their grievances.

Nepal votes in first local elections in two decades

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2017

The vote has been split into two phases because of unrest in the southern plains bordering India, where the minority Madhesi ethnic group is refusing to take part until an amendment to the constitution is passed. Local representatives were last elected in …

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 …

Nepal has been witnessing political instability. Although major Madhesi group, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has decided to boycott the first phase of polls, two other Madhesi parties, Federal Socialist Party and Madhesi Peoples Forum Democratic would …

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2017

The vote has been split into two phases because of unrest in the southern plains bordering India, where the minority Madhesi ethnic group is refusing to participate until an amendment to the constitution is passed. The remaining four provinces, considered …

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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.