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Explosion outside Indian Embassy in Nepal

Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018

Biratnagar, Nepal’s second biggest city after Kathmandu, is very close to the India border across Bihar and is considered to be a base for the Madhesi movement for more constitutional rights in the Himalayan country. For now, the investigating officials …

Biratnagar, Nepal’s second biggest city after Kathmandu, is very close to the India border across Bihar and is considered to be a base for the Madhesi movement for more constitutional rights in the Himalayan country.

New beginning for India and Nepal: The Statesman

Posted on: Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

The 135-day blockade (beginning September 2015) over Madhesi sub-regional jingoism had crippled the Raxaul-Birganj checkpost which handles 70 per cent of supplies from India to Nepal. With the movement of food, fuel and medicines thus dislocated …

India and Nepal on the same page again?

Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

India cobbled together a coalition of the Nepali Congress, Maoists and Madhesi forces to topple Oli, but now saner counsel has prevailed as the Modi government has seen the impact that Oli made on the people’s minds as reflected in the February election …

A new beginning with Nepal

Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

Finally, on February 15, Mr. Oli began his second tenure as Prime Minister. Unlike the first tenure, which began on the sour note of the Madhesi agitation against the new constitution, this time he has come to power with convincing election victories.

The Nepal reset: on India-Nepal ties

Posted on: Monday, Apr 9, 2018

India has residual concerns over enhancing the constitution’s provisions for Nepal’s plains-based Madhesi population, but these should be taken up discreetly and diplomatically. Recovery in the relationship is still fragile, and any grandstanding must …

As Prime Minister, he had the misfortune to run into India which instituted a blockade on Nepal in the wake of the refusal of the mainstream parties in the country to amend the new Constitution to accommodate the just demands of the Madhesi plains’ people.

Three agreements inked with Nepal

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

Delhi and Kathmandu on Saturday struck a harmonious note, moving past the bitterness that followed the 2015 blockade and Madhesi agitations over the new Constitution of Nepal. Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and KP Sharma Oli held formal talks on Saturday …

Oli was forced to resign as prime minister after Prachanda-led Communist Party of Nepal withdrew support in the wake of the Madhesi crisis and the months-long economic blockade. Earlier, in February, Swaraj visited Nepal to congratulate Oli for his …

Oli’s visit to India comes after the economy-damaging Madhesi blockade at India-Nepal border, for which many blame New Delhi. “My principal message is that we want to develop a trust-based relationship that is beneficial to both and reflects the …

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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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