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India visit very successful, says Nepal PM KP Oli

Posted on: Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

(ALSO READ: Narendra Modi, K P Oli discuss India-Nepal ties). Asked about the possibility of people in the Terai region again resorting to agitation over their demands relating to Nepal’s new Constitution, Oli said: “There is no need for any such step.”

India, Nepal prime ministers meet to repair ties

Posted on: Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Protests by Nepal’s Madhesi ethnic minority began in September over a new constitution which they said left them politically marginalised, with more than 50 people dying in clashes with police. Kathmandu accused India of imposing an “unofficial blockade …

India signs 9 Nepal pacts, offers $250 million

Posted on: Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

India offered Nepal a grant of $ 250 million for post-earthquake relief assistance, even as both the nations signed nine agreements ranging from development of road infrastructure in Terai region of … by the Indian-origin Madhesi community.

India, Nepal try to mend fences; nine pacts signed

Posted on: Saturday, Feb 20, 2016

The two sides signed nine agreements, including one on utilisation of Indian grant of $ 250 million to Nepal for post-earthquake reconstruction and another on improving of road infrastructure in Nepal’s Terai region bordering India, reports PTI.

Nepal, which moved from absolute to constitutional monarchy in 1990, made changes to its constitution to ensure greater participation of the Madhesi community in parliament. But community leaders said the amendments failed to address their central fear …

Nepal blamed India and its support of ethnic Madhesi protesters for the disruption in supplies, a charge denied by India. The Madhesis called off their blockade early this month, easing severe shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies that persisted …

Nepal PM arrives on six-day visit to India

Posted on: Friday, Feb 19, 2016

“There has been some damage in bilateral relations and my duty is to fix it”, he said. Jitendra Dev, vice president of Madhesi Peoples Rights forum-Democratic – a ruling coalition partner – and Dimple Jha, belonging to a smaller Madhesi party, are the two …

Government-to-government relations would take a beating around four months later when Nepal adopted its first fully secular and democratic Constitution — which led to the violent Madhesi revolt. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar visited Kathmandu (and met …

Oli’s visit comes at a time when Nepal is struggling to get back to normal from an almost six-month-long Madhesi agitation and blockading of the India-Nepal border by the protestors that led to an acute scarcity of food, fuel and medicines in the Himalayan …

Earlier some reports had said that Oli could visit China before India due to hiccups in Indo-Nepal ties over the Madhesi issue. Amid strain in Indo-Nepal ties, China was seen by analysts as getting closer to Nepal especially by providing essential goods to …

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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.