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The final round of voting covers parts of the restive southern plains that border India and are dominated by the ethnic Madhesi people. More than 2.6 million people are eligible to choose more than 6,000 representatives in 136 municipal, officials said.

Nepal holds final phase of landmark election

Posted on: Monday, Sep 18, 2017

Simmering tensions have remained and a political party representing the Madhesi ethnic minority, who live in the lowlands that border India, had refused to take part in polls unless an amendment to the constitution was passed. They later softened their …

Nepal holds final phase of landmark local polls

Posted on: Monday, Sep 18, 2017

Simmering tensions have remained and a political party representing the Madhesi ethnic minority, who live in the lowlands that border India, had refused to take part in polls unless an amendment to the constitution was passed. They later softened their …

Nepal holds crucial polls

Posted on: Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

The government had repeatedly postponed the polls in the south due to objections from the local Madhesi ethnic minority, who say federal boundaries laid out in a new national constitution will leave them under-represented in Parliament. Party to boycott …

Nepal holds landmark polls in troubled south

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

The government had repeatedly postponed the polls in the south due to objections from the local Madhesi ethnic minority, who say federal boundaries laid out in a new national constitution will leave them under-represented in parliament. The Rastriya Janata …

Nepal Holds Second Round of Crucial Local Election

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

In 2015 and 2016 scores of people were killed, mainly in clashes with police, in protests by the local ethnic Madhesi against a new constitution that they say leaves them marginalised and favours those living in the hills of the Himalayan nation.

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.

EC holds discussion with security agencies

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 18, 2017

“We should move forward taking all parties, including the United Democratic Madhesi Front, on board,” said Yadav after meeting the PM. He had also asked the PM to forge consensus with the agitating Madhes-centric parties. The PM in response said the …

Nepal’s Oppn holds protest against Const bill

Posted on: Friday, Jan 6, 2017

The ruling alliance, mainly comprising CPN Maoist Centre and Nepali Congress, has been making efforts to amend the Constitution aiming to address the demands of agitating Madhesi parties. The bill, which was registered at the Parliament Secretariat in …

The first phase of 2012 assembly elections included the districts of Terai and eastern UP, Sitapur, Bahraich, Gonda, Siddharthnagar, Shravasti, Basti, Faizabad, Balrampur and Ambedkar Nagar, all of which were nearly swept by the SP, giving it a much needed …

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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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