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Of course, China has the advantage in infrastructure building. But India’s position vis-à-vis Nepal – especially given the Terai plains – puts it in a better spot to push cross-border connectivity projects. This is precisely why building …

Nepal, a landlocked country, is heavily dependent on India for fuel and essential supplies. A prolonged protest by Madhesi people of the plains early this year had led to a massive shortage of essential commodities and fuel in Nepal. The Madhesis …

The government of Nepal accused India of imposing an undeclared blockade. However, India denied the allegations, stating the supply shortages have been imposed by Madhesi protesters within Nepal, and that India has no role in it. In fact, the political …

The Tangled Knot of Nepal’s India Policy

Posted on: Monday, Oct 3, 2016

The visit acted as a symbolic gesture toward domestic actors, primarily the disgruntled Madhesi movement, that his government is willing to act on the promised amendment of the constitution. But this visit of his has further alienated some other the …

Bhandari was scheduled to visit India in May during the height of Madhesi agitation for which Oli had often blamed India. As per the constitutional provision, candidates recommended for Ambassadors and heads of constitutional bodies are required to pass …

India woos nepal,china irked

Posted on: Monday, Sep 26, 2016

When Prachanda took over in July after his Communist Party of Nepal (M-C) withdrewsupport to the Oli government, he pledged to accommodate the concerns of the Madhesi groups in the new constitution, and India was his first foreign trip after assuming office.

Shades of marshy green vegetation rolled across the mountain slopes will devour you in its beauty. World’s tallest grass can be seen in the Terai-Duar Savanna Grasslands. It is rare and unique which forms the base of the Himalayas. Dudhwa National Park …

Fourth, there is a need to protect the ground water recharge zone in the foothills of Bhabar, Terai in Uttar Pradesh, Bazadas in Maharashtra, Aravalis and Bhuds in Haryana, flood plains, marshes and wetlands of the country. These areas need to be declared …

Will Nepal’s Latest ‘Reset’ With India Stick?

Posted on: Monday, Sep 19, 2016

Most importantly, Prachanda spoke plainly with Modi about Nepal’s ongoing efforts at implementing the country’s new constitution, which was promulgated last year despite protests from India-aligned ethnic groups known as the Madhesi and the Tharu …

India, Nepal find common ground

Posted on: Sunday, Sep 18, 2016

Three agreements were signed during the visit. These relate to India’s upgrading of highways in the Terai, building new power infrastructure, etc. India also committed to a special assistance package of US$ 750 million towards Nepal’s post-earthquake …

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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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