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But strains in bilateral ties due to the Madhesi protests against the new constitution had … of imposing an unofficial blockade to support the Madhesis, residents of the Terai region bordering India who share close family and cultural ties across the …

Stage set for Nepal PM Oli’s India visit

Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Kathmandu, Feb 10 : Lifting of the almost six-month-old blockade of the Nepal-India border by Madhesi protestors and high-level bilateral visits have paved the way for a much-awaited visit to India by Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli later this month …

Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala passes away

Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

The new Constitution sparked violence in the country. More than 50 people were killed in clashes between police and Madhesi demonstrators, mostly of Indian-origin, protesting against the charter, which they say leaves them politically marginalised.

Nepal has been in turmoil since the new constitution was adopted in September. The ethnic Madhesi community launched protests against the charter, saying it did not address their desire for a greater say in government. Laxman Lal Karna, from the Sadbhavana …

The United Democratic Madhesi Front said in a statement Monday it would continue its protests but would no longer block the border points where crucial supplies come on cargo trucks from India. “I am confident that the differences and disputes can be …

Members of Nepal’s agitating Madhesi community called off their nearly five-month … The agitation by Madhesis in Terai region bordering India paralysed services in Nepal and triggered huge shortage of essential supplies, including fuel and medicines …

The Madhesi Front of four small parties based in the Tarai lowlands launched the strike in September to force Nepal’s major political parties to amend the new charter and give them a greater role in the power structure. But the strike has led to a severe …

The issue of grievances of the Madhesis and the ongoing agitation in Terai region following an exclusivist constitution will also be among the talking points. Oli is riding on the two constitutional amendments on meeting some of the Madhesi demands to …

Nepal urges India to restore oil and gas supply

Posted on: Sunday, Feb 7, 2016

The supply was disrupted when the Madhesi people inhabiting southern Nepal agitated against the country’s new constitution. India has allowed 26 trading point for supply of fuel from Indian Oil Corporation ( IOC) to Nepal Oil Corporation but the Madhesi …

Next Door Nepal: Between promise and delivery

Posted on: Sunday, Feb 7, 2016

Four senior leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front, including former deputy PM Upendra Yadav and Rajendra Mahato, visited Patna to mobilise support of the ruling alliance in the neighbouring Indian province. Lalu Prasad promised all support to 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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