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“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 …

Madhesi protests from October 2015 to February 2016 had resulted in the closure of key trading points with India, triggering shortage of essential supplies in the land-locked country. The blockade of trade points with India ended in February after more …

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 …

The main group to protest was the Madhesi ethnic group from southern Nepal, which wanted larger areas in the provinces that were assigned to them. The protests, which lasted for months in 2015 and 2016, left Nepal with blocked border points with India …

Reiterating that the RJP-Nepal was ready to participate in local-level election if the government addresses the demands signed with Madhesi Morcha, leader Thakur urged the government to create environment conducive for their participation in the polls.

Nepal set to hold first local polls in 20 years

Posted on: Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Nepal government tabled a new Constitution amendment bill in the Parliament to address the demands of the agitating Madhesi parties ahead of the local elections.

Gathabandhan to hold talks with PM today

Posted on: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Gathabandhan, a larger alliance of Madhesi and Janajati forces formed at the initiative of Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal (SSF-N) Chairman Yadav, now is led by Mahantha Thakur of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), which was formed last month after the …

UDMF, govt ink deal to hold local polls in two phases

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 22, 2017

KATHMANDU, April 22: The ruling alliance and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have reached an agreement to hold local-level elections in two phases. The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar took this decision to this effect …

KATHMANDU: Major parties on Thursday held talks with the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front in a bid to convince them for local polls. Though the meeting could not make any concrete decision, the leaders considered it as a positive move as major …

Major parties hold talks with SLMM

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017- Major parties held a meeting with agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) at Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s residence in Baluwatar on Thursday evening. PM Dahal had called the meeting in a bid to bring the agitating SLMM on …

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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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