Posts tagged ‘Nepalese



Oli, 65, who had also served as the country’s prime minister from October 11, 2015, to August 3, 2016, was forced to resign following the political crisis in the Himalayan nation over the Madhesi issue. Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin had been …

Swaraj yesterday held one-on-one talks with CPN-UML chairman K P Sharma Oli, who is likely to be the next prime minister, and prominent leaders of Madhesi parties. Swaraj congratulated Oli for the victory of the Left Alliance in the recently concluded …

The ethnic Madhesi groups protested for months saying they did not get enough territory in the province assigned to them. They said they deserved more land because they represented a bigger population. Their protest blocked the border with India for months …

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 …

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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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