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To this end, representatives of CN, the first political force in the current parliament, met with leaders of several right-wing formations, including Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, made up of six Madhesi groups. After the first contacts, they agreed to form …

Regaining hearts and minds of the Nepalese

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017

India’s core concerns in Nepal remain its security, anti-India sentiment and ultra-natioalism, stability of the Nepali Congress-Maoist coalition and constitutional amendment relating to Madhesi rights. At least two Prime Ministers — Oli and Deuba …

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 …

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 …

Nepalese PM Deuba arrives on four-day India visit

Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

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 …

Further, the vote has been split into two phases due to the unrest in the southern plains bordering India. In the plains, the minority Madhesi ethnic group refused to participate until an amendment to the constitution is passed. Meanwhile, in the remaining …

Nepal has been witnessing political instability. Although major Madhesi group, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has decided to boycott the first phase of polls, two other Madhesi parties, Federal Socialist Party and Madhesi Peoples Forum Democratic would …

Nepalese vote in 1st local elections in 20 years

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nepal has been witnessing political instability. A threat by the minority Madhesi community to boycott the local polls unless the constitution is rewritten is what has forced the government to hold the elections in two phases. The polls are Nepal’s first …

Nepalese President arrives in Delhi

Posted on: Monday, Apr 17, 2017

She will hold talks with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, exploring ways to expand cooperation between the two close neighbours whose ties faced some strains following the agitation by the Madhesi community last year.

Madhesi Morcha withdraws support to Nepalese govt

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

The move by the United Democratic Madhesi Front does not threaten the government with collapse, but it will make it hard to hold elections as planned in May. Ahead of the installation of the Prachanda-led government in August 2016, the Morcha had extended …

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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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