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

Nepal’s Leftists set to form govt

Posted on: Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

The Nepali Congress won 13 seats and the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Federal Socialist Party Nepal, both Madhesi parties, won two seats each in the National Assembly. The results pave the way for the Leftist alliance comprising the CPN-UML and CPN …

The Nepali Congress won 13 seats and the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Federal Socialist Party Nepal, both Madhesi parties, won two seats each in the National Assembly. The results pave the way for the Leftist alliance comprising the CPN-UML and CPN …

Left Alliance wins Nepal’s elections

Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017

The remaining seats have been divided among smaller parties, including the Federal Socialist Forum (FSP) and the Rashtriya Janatha Party (RJP), which claim to represent ethnic minorities, including the Madhesi and Janajati people. Having a total of 174 …

But the CPN-UML has taken a decisive stand against India. This is driven in part by India’s endorsement of the agitating Madhesi people’s demand to re-map certain areas and assign constituencies on their terms in Nepal. This would jeopardise the CPN …

The incumbent centrist Nepali Congress party, a loose alliance with Madhesi parties and former royals, won less than two dozen seats. The Nepali Congress is seen as being close to India.

India said the checkpoint was blocked by protesters from the Madhesi communities, who have demonstrated for greater autonomy from Kathmandu. India, however, still yields significant influence in Nepal and the cancellation of the Budhi Gandaki hydroelectric …

Nepal’s Left alliance gets majority

Posted on: Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

CPN-UML chairman K.P. Oli is likely to lead the new government. The combined strength of the two Madhesi parties, Rastriya Janata Party and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, has reached 21. RJP secured 11 seats whereas FSFN won 10. The remaining four seats …

The historical elections are seen as a crucial step to implement the new Constitution which saw strong protests from some Madhesi ethnic groups in Nepal’s Terai region bordering India. After a hiatus of 20 years, local elections were held earlier this …

However, New Delhi must work hard to correct a perception in Kathmandu – focussing on the Madhesi blockade and other incidents – that India tends to take Nepal for granted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, in general, done a successful reboot of …

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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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