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Earlier in the day, the prime minister paid floral tributes to a bust of Mahatma Gandhi here. The PM was presented with a Mithila-style painting by Nitish Kumar.

Nepal federal parliament begins first session

Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

The meeting was chaired by Mahanta Thakur, the eldest member of the legislature, from the minority Madhesi community in the southern plains that border India. The meeting on Monday ended after the parliament endorsed its working procedures. The top …

Deuba’s Nepali Congress has struck a loose-knit alliance with ethnic Madhesi minority groups who live in the southern plains and have long complained of being sidelined by the Kathmandu-based main political parties. Madhesis account for one third of …

“The tendency of pointing one another never addressed the demands and grievances of the Madhesi, Tharu and Indigenous groups by failed attempt of constitution amendment,” she added. The Madhesh based parties demanded more inclusion in the newly promulgated …

The Parliament today passed the Madhesi Commission Bill unanimously. Other two bills — Tharu Commission Bill and Muslim Commission Bill — that were listed in the Parliamentary business schedule could not be passed due to lack of quorum. In today’s …

Nepal Parliament divided over amendment bill

Posted on: Monday, Aug 21, 2017

Isn’t this the Constitution of Madhesi, of Tharu, of Muslim, of Indigenous groups, of Women’s and so-called Dalits, minorities and privileged groups?” Nepali Congress Law Maker Chin Kaji Shrestha questioned opposition. “To include the voice of all the …

Isn’t this the Constitution of Madhesi, of Tharu, of Muslim, of Indigenous groups, of Women’s and so-called Dalits, minorities and privileged groups?,”Shrestha questioned opposition. “To include the voice of all the people and as per the need of the time …

Parliament begins clause-wise discussion

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

The bill aims to address demands put forth by the agitating Madhesi parties. Participating in the discussion, CPN-UML lawmaker Rewati Raman Bhandari said the bill did not deserve to be passed. “On what basis should the constitution, which is yet to be im …

Likewise, an implicit question raised by Yogendra Chaudhary of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik); how is it appropriate for a party (indicating the UML) which would previously compare the issue of Tarai with Bihar, to put forward a proposal of public …

The provincial polls could pose a challenge for Deuba, mainly because the Madhesi ethnic group in the country’s south has vowed to obstruct the vote unless the size of their territory carved out in the constitution is expanded to give them a greater …

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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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