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Speaking at the meeting, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) lawmaker Gita Rana demanded threshold less than three percent votes, claiming that the threshold of three percent votes would bar the political parties with new concepts.

UDMF lawmakers continue House boycott

Posted on: Monday, Mar 20, 2017

KATHMANDU: The United Democratic Madhesi Front, an alliance of various Madhes-centric parties, has boycotted today’s parliament meeting. Lawmaker Dimpal Kumari Jha, speaking in the outset of the meeting from the UDMF side, urged the government to form a …

House session to end in a week

Posted on: Sunday, Mar 19, 2017

This means the constitution amendment bill will not be put to vote in this session. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had recently told the United Democratic Madhesi Front, which has launched street protest against the local polls, that the constitution …

Lawmakers of Madhesi parties walk out of House

Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers of various parties affiliated to the United Democratic Madhesi Front walked out the Parliament on Tuesday, protesting the Saptari incident and what they called the government apathy towards UDMF’s demands. As soon as Speaker Onsari G …

CEC Yadav’s house vandalised in Saptari

Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017

Established in February 1993, the Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s first privately owned English broadsheet daily, is today Nepal’s leading English language newspaper, with a daily circulation of 82,000 copies. This makes the Post Nepal’s second-most widely …

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Five political parties in the parliament, including the Madhesi People’s Right Forum – Democratic (MPRF-D) led by Bijay Gachchhedar, registered a further amendment proposal on the constitution amendment bill on Sunday demanding eight …

House finally begins Constitution amendment debate

Posted on: Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

The government on November 29, 2016, had registered the bill in a bid to address concerns of the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front and the Federal Alliance. The major opposition parties CPN-UML among others, however, had been obstructing the House …

The government, trapped between the contradictory demands of the main opposition party CPN-UML and the Madhesi Front about whether announcement of election date should precede constitution amendment or vice versa, had decided to address the demands of both …

Bill tabled in House amid opposition

Posted on: Monday, Jan 9, 2017

The government was under pressure from the Madhesi parties to table the bill for discussion. In a three-party meeting held an hour before the House met, the ruling Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) had urged the main opposition CPN-UML to allow …

House obstruction crosses a month

Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

As an attempt to address the concerns of the Madhesi parties, the government on November 29 registered a bill proposing amendments to five articles and two annexes of the constitution. The opposition parties maintain that the amendment proposal is unconsti …

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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.