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Oli in India: Changing Perceptions

Posted on: Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Nepalese had suffered from the earthquake and the blockade by the Madhesis further added to their woes. People perceived the Madhesi agitators being supported by India. The UML used the sufferings of the Nepalese to its political advantage and played up …

New beginning for India and Nepal: The Statesman

Posted on: Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

The 135-day blockade (beginning September 2015) over Madhesi sub-regional jingoism had crippled the Raxaul-Birganj checkpost which handles 70 per cent of supplies from India to Nepal. With the movement of food, fuel and medicines thus dislocated …

Nepal’s Oli Wins ‘Game Changers’ From India

Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

The blockade drove Oli to embrace China for supplies of essentials, especially oil. The Madhesi agitation saw Oli being toppled as prime minister – which, too, is attributed to the ‘India hand’. To make matters worse, when Oli’s party — at the …

India and Nepal on the same page again?

Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

India cobbled together a coalition of the Nepali Congress, Maoists and Madhesi forces to topple Oli, but now saner counsel has prevailed as the Modi government has seen the impact that Oli made on the people’s minds as reflected in the February election …

As Prime Minister, he had the misfortune to run into India which instituted a blockade on Nepal in the wake of the refusal of the mainstream parties in the country to amend the new Constitution to accommodate the just demands of the Madhesi plains’ people.

Oli was forced to resign as prime minister after Prachanda-led Communist Party of Nepal withdrew support in the wake of the Madhesi crisis and the months-long economic blockade. Earlier, in February, Swaraj visited Nepal to congratulate Oli for his …

Nepal PM’s India visit to focus on building trust

Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli’s first visit to India since being re-elected will focus on building confidence and providing an opportunity to the two sides to move past the differences that began with the Madhesi blockade and the fall of the previous Oli …

Oli’s last stint as PM had seen relations between the two sides go through a period of strain. Two factors had contributed towards this – the 2015 Madhesi blockade for which Kathmandu blamed New Delhi and New Delhi’s displeasure at Oli for trying to …

Addressing the 8th convocation ceremony of Lalit Narayan Mithila University here, Mr Malik said that students should make concerted efforts to make India a developed country by drawing inspiration from the thoughts of Swami Vivekanand. He said that the …

So far, India hasn’t formally welcomed Nepal’s constitution which was promulgated despite dissatisfaction of Madhesi parties. Shortly after the constitution was promulgated, New Delhi had asked the then government to carry out seven point amendment …

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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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