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Kathmandu (Nepal), Sep 19 (ANI): Nepal on Monday saw a high turnout of nearly 73 percent in the final phase of the local level elections in a Madhesi-dominated province, close to the border with India, as the nation took a crucial step towards cementing …

Kathmandu: Polls opened on Monday in a Madhesi-dominated province of Nepal, close to the border with India, for the final phase of the first local-level election in two decades as the nation took a crucial step towards cementing democracy amid political …

“Madhesi” is an umbrella term for Nepalis from a variety of castes who share linguistic and cultural characteristics with Indians across the border in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Madhesis are spread across the Terai, or southern plains of Nepal, but are …

Bhola Paswan is a Nepali journalist who focuses on Madhesi and Dalit issues. He writes for Kantipur, Nagarik, and Naya Patrika. He tweets at @paswanbhola. Liked the story? We’re a non-profit. Make a donation and help pay for our journalism.

It argued the bill not only hurt national interests, but also undermined the rights of the Madhesi people (of Indian ancestry) living in the southern Terai plains area. Deuba courted trouble by allowing India to dictate Nepal’s domestic affairs.

Indeed, the very fact of a reporter being able tomeet and talk with someone like Babita – who never attended school and speaks the local Madhesi language instead of Nepali – represents a change. “Women earlier, especially the uneducated ones …

The overriding element of this goal, at present, is to ensure Nepal’s fractious leadership does not pass a Constitution that creates a polity that is permanently biased against its Madhesi population. Its other goal is to persuade the several political …

It will continue to remain contentious. There are reasons these boundaries cannot be resolved to the liking of the Madhesi parties. And it goes beyond the usual argument of “reluctance of the hill elite” to concede equal rights to Madhesis. Nepal’s …

This happened despite India’s stiff resistance to OBOR. The blockade along the India-Nepal border due to the Madhesi crisis had angered a large part of the Nepalese population, allowing China to step in as an alternative to India by providing not only …

The turnaround in the Madhes-based parties came after Sushma Swaraj held a joint meeting with top Madhesi leaders on Thursday evening on the sideline of the BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting and pushed them to take part in the elections for institutionalising …

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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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