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He claimed that the government took the decision in its bid to forge consensus with the agitating Madhesi parties. In response, the EC commissioners reminded the PM that the EC was prepared to hold local level elections at once in all 744 local levels on …

RJP-N still in dilemma over joining local polls

Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Earlier, the Dahal’s Cabinet had also decided to withdraw cases against leaders and cadres of Madhesi and Janajati forces caught during the Madhes and Tharuhat movements. However, PM Dahal’s vehement attempts to make an amendment to the constitution …

Nepal govt increases number of local units

Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The government’s decision to increase the number of local levels comes in the backdrop of agitating Madhesi forces’ demands to increase the number of local levels in Madhes before the second phase of local levels

Cabinet adds 22 local levels in Tarai

Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The government’s decision to increase the number of local levels comes in the backdrop of agitating Madhesi forces’ demands to increase the number of local levels in Madhes before the second phase of local levels. Earlier, the government had created …

EC rejects PM’s request to increase local units

Posted on: Monday, May 22, 2017

The new party was formed by merging the Tarai Madhes Democratic Party, Sadbhavana Party, National Madhes Socialist Party, Madhesi People’s Rights Forum-Republican, Tarai Madhes Sadbhavana Party and Federal Sadbhavana Party. Previously, the EC had given …

OPINION: The silver lining in Nepal local polls

Posted on: Sunday, May 21, 2017

These include the decade-long Maoist insurgency, the abolition of the monarchy, the Madhes agitation, state restructuring, the making of a new constitution and the Madhesi people’s disenchantment with it. They are over now, and so is the political …

Some good news has emanated on the constitutional amendment too. The government has introduced the Constitution amendment bill today, a commitment made to the Madhesi groups. The UML which wants to continue with its “nationalist image” is bound to …

Main opposition ahead in Nepal local elections

Posted on: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chief election commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said that it will take another a week to announce the final results. Five Madhesi activists declared martyrs: Nepal yesterday declared as martyrs five Madhesi activists who were killed in police firing in …

Nepal holds first local election in 20 years

Posted on: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

saying it concentrated power among the hill elite that has long dominated politics. The Madhesi threatened to boycott the local polls unless the constitution is rewritten.

Another nine million Nepalis are eligible to vote in the second phase of elections set for June 14 that includes the restive southern plains where Madhesi groups are demanding constitutional change to address their grievances.

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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.