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Madhesi protests from October 2015 to February 2016 had resulted in the closure of key trading points with India, triggering shortage of essential supplies in the land-locked country. The blockade of trade points with India ended in February after more …

Modi breaks protocol to meet Deuba

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

The new Constitution of Nepal has been in the middle of protracted bilateral diplomatic tension as India has been demanding amendments to the document to ensure greater role for the Madhesi population. Mr. Deuba’s visit comes in the backdrop of the India …

It will continue to remain contentious. There are reasons these boundaries cannot be resolved to the liking of the Madhesi parties. And it goes beyond the usual argument of “reluctance of the hill elite” to concede equal rights to Madhesis. Nepal’s …

Modi Has Squandered Goodwill He Won In Nepal

Posted on: Thursday, Jul 20, 2017

Anil Kumar Jha, fiery Madhesi leader from the Nepalese Terai, opened up with a broadside: “You are pro-Kathmandu and anti-Madhesi”. He was referring to my speech in the Rajya Sabha in December 2015 protesting against the blockade imposed by the Modi …

Not much to cheer for Modi in Nepal ties

Posted on: Thursday, Jun 8, 2017

Modi’s thanks also seemed to have been given to Prachanda for not completing election of second phase and not meeting the demands of Madhesi outfits for having proportional representation in restructuring of the local level units that have been made the …

When Nepal promulgated its new constitution in 2015, the Madhesi groups, people of Indian origin, complained that their interests were not considered and started to agitate by creating blockades at border points. Nepal in turn even pointed fingers at India …

New year is Gudi Padva in Maharashtra, Ugadi in Andhra and Karnataka, for the Sindhi it is Cheti Chand, Navreh in Kashmir, Samvatsar Pooja in the Awadh Region, Jud-Sheetal in the Mithila region of Bihar and the festival of Satuvani in the Magadh region.

Ties with Nepal nose-dived in 2015 following the promulgation of a new constitution that militated against the interests of the Madhesi or plains people. New Delhi woke up at the last minute and sent Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to retrieve the situation …

He was addressing BJP’s Parivartan Yatra here through mobile phone from Lucknow after the IAF chopper carrying him failed to land due of poor visibility in Bahraich, which is close to Terai region of Nepal. “They (opposition) come to the Well of the …

He was addressing BJP’s Parivartan Yatra here through mobile phone from Lucknow after the IAF chopper carrying him failed to land due of poor visibility in Bahraich, which is close to Terai region of Nepal. “They (opposition) come to the Well of the …

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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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