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Talking to journalists after returning from his week-long visit to China at the airport here, Prachanda said his government will move ahead by creating a favourable environment for local polls and that the demands put forth by Madhesi Front would be …

29 parties register for local elections in Mahottari

Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

EC had ordered District election offices to register the name of the parties as soon as possible as per which Madhesi People’s Rights Forum-Democratic, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, CPN-UML, Naya Shakti Nepal and Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist …

The first local elections in 19 years have raised great expectations but also generated a lot of tension. Madhesi parties are protesting, demanding changes to the constitution before the vote. Encouraged by victories in India, Nepal’s Hindu monarchists …

DPM Thapa urges SLMM to participate in local poll

Posted on: Sunday, Mar 19, 2017

Mar 19, 2017- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa has urged the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha to participate in the local poll. Talking to media persons at Biratangar Airport on Sunday, DPM Thapa …

The United Democratic Madhesi Front’s demand for resolving provincial borders and amending the constitution before local elections has put them in a dilemma says conflict resolution expert Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti. He spoke to SBS Nepali about the roles …

Amid renewed tensions across the border in Nepal over the Madhesi issue, the country’s home minister Bimalendra Nidhi called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, to brief him on the latest political developments. The ruling coalition’s inability …

The government of Nepal will ensure greater representation of the Madhesi people in the local bodies, said a leading political figure from Kathmandu. Deputy-Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi said here on Tuesday, that the elections cannot be delayed and the …

No one can stop local body polls: Nepal’s CEC

Posted on: Monday, Mar 13, 2017

The government and major parties should play important role for the same,” he said. Yadav hoped that the agitating Madhesi parties which had warned to boycott the polls would ultimately take part in them. Madhesi parties have warned to boycott the local …

The Madhesi parties have been demanding more representation in all state mechanism. Kathmandu: Nepal has said India has expressed no “grievances” over the forthcoming local body elections which are being conducted in the landlocked country after a gap of …

Upadhyay’s statement came at a time when Indian-origin Madhesi parties have warned to boycott the local body polls as the government did not pay attention to amend the constitution for addressing their concern before announcing the poll date. The Madhesi …

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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.