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Communist Party Wins Local Elections in Nepal

Posted on: Friday, Jul 7, 2017

The smart selection of its candidates also succeeded in the districts where Tharu and Madhesi ethnic groups are a majority, he stressed. According to the newspaper, high turnout, which exceeded 73 percent, and the boycott decreed by Rastirya Janata Party …

The enthusiastic response of the people that included a substantial number from the plains in Provinces 1 and 5 should be a lesson to the Madhesi leaders of the RJP-N that their strategy of boycotting the elections had not worked. They have been made to …

All the political parties including the Madhesi parties are taking part in the elections. The Nepal government had earlier this month postponed the date of elections in the disputed Madhesi-stronghold Province 2 by nearly three months, adding a third phase …

“Our ethnic group, ‘Madhesi,’ was inspired strongly at that time not to stand as candidates. I was waiting for this moment.” Nepal historically has been divided into two broad ethnic groups: people originating from the hills, and those living in the …

Members of the largest of the groups, the Madhesi, say their population requires far more territory than the province they were granted by the new constitution. The constitution, adopted two years ago, sparked months of protests by the ethnic groups …

Hindustan Times Five Madhesi parties unite ahead of local polls in NepalHindustan TimesFive prominent Madhes-based parties announced their unification on Thursday, becoming the fifth largest party in Nepal's Parliament. world Updated: Apr 20, 2017 21:49 IST. Anil Giri Hindustan Times, Kathmandu. five Madhesi parties unite. File photo of …Five Madhesi parties unify to form Rastriya […]

Millions vote in Nepal in crucial local elections

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Members of the largest of the groups, the Madhesi, say their population demands far more territory than the province they were granted by Nepal’s new constitution. The constitution, adopted two years ago, sparked months of protests by the ethnic groups …

Nepal Holds Second Round of Crucial Local Election

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

In 2015 and 2016 scores of people were killed, mainly in clashes with police, in protests by the local ethnic Madhesi against a new constitution that they say leaves them marginalised and favours those living in the hills of the Himalayan nation.

Anger in Nepal’s south threatens local polls

Posted on: Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Madhesi protesters, a marginalised group in the southern plains, gather for a demonstration in Janakpur, some 300km south of Kathmandu. Ganesh Yadav was shot by police during deadly protests that roiled southern Nepal in 2015, but he is ready to return to …

Kathmandu: Nepal’s agitating Madhesi parties have agreed to participate in the second phase of local-level elections to be held on Wednesday, the government said. Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN), Madhesi party and Biplab-led Maoist party have fielded …

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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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