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Earlier this month, five Madhesi activists were killed in alleged police firing during an election campaign launched by Oli’s CPN-UML in Rajbiraj. “If we are pushed to the corner and there is unrest again then we might sit at the border on protest …

Nepal: Unending Impasse – Analysis

Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

On March 6, 2017, three protestors were killed in Police firing at Maleth, a Village Development Committee (VDC) in Saptari District, as Police tried to chase away the cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) protesting against a mass meeting …

The bilateral ties between the two countries had faced turbulence last year due to the Madhesi agitation and subsequent blockade which halted the supply of essential goods to landlocked Nepal from India. Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin, had been …

Nepal President Bhandari to visit India next month

Posted on: Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

The bilateral ties between the two countries had faced turbulence last year due to the Madhesi agitation and subsequent blockade which halted the supply of essential goods to landlocked Nepal from India. Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin, had been …

India’s new envoy to Nepal arrives in Kathmandu

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 25, 2017

Nepal is preparing to hold three elections in the next 10 months against the backdrop of a standoff between the government and Madhesi parties. Before Puri was appointed as ambassador to Nepal, he was India’s envoy to Belgium. An Indian Foreign Service …

He is now in power and he formed the government with the promise of resolving the federalism issue, passing the amendments that the Madhesi people want to be passed – that hasn’t happened yet. Now we have local elections announced for the middle of May.

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 …

However, with the Madhesi issue far from being resolved, a big question mark hangs over the feasibility of elections in the hill country. The Nepal government is yet to reach a consensus on the demands of the Madhesis, forming nearly one-fifth of the …

Earlier this week, The United Democratic Madhesi Front withdrew support to the government as it failed to address its concern within the seven-day ultimatum. The Front on March 7 had issued the ultimatum to address their concerns that include re …

Nepalese police clash with Madhesi minority protesters at Raibiraj, Saptari District, some 240 kms southeast of Kathmandu on March 6, 2017. At least three people died and a dozen were injured in clashes between police and minority protesters in Nepal …

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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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