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Students in the Terai region of Nepal mostly pedal to schools since bicycles are an affordable means of conveyance. The gifting of bicycles to the poor Dalit girl students was aimed at enhancing the literacy rate among girls in Nepal and also to encourage …

While many in Nepal blamed the government for ratcheting up anti-India sentiment, the Oli administration continued to show reluctance to accommodate Madhesi and Janajati parties’ concerns. “After PM Oli’s visit to India, relations between the two …

India seeks to connect more SAARC nations via rails.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

At present, Nepal does not have a rail network. However, meter gauge lines exist in some parts of the plains or terai region in Nepal. Geographical advantage Officials said India has a geographical advantage that its northern plains connect seamlessly to …

At present, Nepal does not have a rail network. India has a geographical advantage in that its northern plains connect seamlessly to Nepal’s terai region. Many railway stations like Jaynagar and Jogbani in Bihar, and Sonauli and Rupaidiha in Uttar …

Modi departs for India after two-day visit to Iran

Posted on: Monday, May 23, 2016

Kathmandu, May 23 (ANI): Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has called on the ruling coalition, main opposition Nepali Congress and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) for a meeting on Tuesday. Time to regain past glory of traditional …

In addition to the diplomatic retreat that India had to swallow over its relations with Nepal, especially with China gaining a new strategic depth in that Himalayan country in the wake of the blockade over the Madhesi issue, a more serious strategic threat …

with only some project reports under preparation With Nepal getting polarised between hill people and Madhesis of the Terai, the fallout on India — which is seen supporting Madhesi rights — is likely to get worse till a proper federal Constitution is …

KATHMANDU: A Nepalese media report today claimed that a top Indian diplomat met Madhesi leaders and asked them to intensify Kathmandu-centric protests, a charge India dismissed as “yellow journalism” and a “mischievous effort to create controversies”.

Add to this, construction of river training embankments for Rs 40 crore rupees; and payments for ongoing projects such as ICPs, Terai Roads and Rail links, depending upon project progress,” said the official.

The Madhesis, who live in the Terai region bordering India, say the Nepal constitution, formed last September, discriminates against them. They had held a months-long protest blockade to demand changes to the constitution.

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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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