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Tourism and Civil Aviation Madhesi Janadhikari Forum-Loktantrik-Gopal Dahit: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation CPN (United)-Mithila Chaudhary: Minister for Population and Environment Deuba, after his election as the 40th Prime …

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 …

Nepal PM assures about introducing amendment for voting

Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

However, Prime Minister Deuba did not guarantee to garner the required majority but leaders of RJP-Nepal, formed after the merger of six Madhesi-based parties had expressed their dissatisfaction saying the government had not addressed any of their demands.

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 …

Meanwhile, the small Madhesi parties have mostly been routed. But what explains this electoral success of UML, which is often projected as ‘xenophobic’ and virulently ‘anti-Madhesi’? As I have written previously, the UML is a strange political animal.

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 …

Nepal holds crucial polls

Posted on: Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

The government had repeatedly postponed the polls in the south due to objections from the local Madhesi ethnic minority, who say federal boundaries laid out in a new national constitution will leave them under-represented in Parliament. Party to boycott …

Nepal holds landmark polls in troubled south

Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

The government had repeatedly postponed the polls in the south due to objections from the local Madhesi ethnic minority, who say federal boundaries laid out in a new national constitution will leave them under-represented in parliament. The Rastriya Janata …

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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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