Posts tagged ‘peace

The president made the offer at the second “Kabul Process” peace conference in Kabul. Attendees are trying to find ways to end an insurgency that began after the US-led ouster of the Taliban in 2001. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban …

Mahant Raghunandan Das, the priest of Mithila Bhavan, claimed that all the events related to December 6 were politically motivated. “The hype is more this year because the BJP is in power at the Centre as well as the state,” he said.

Year Ender 2016: Half-hearted Peace

Posted on: Thursday, Dec 29, 2016

There has been a general reluctance to give autonomy to local level governments. Madhesi parties want to keep the power in the province; the major parties want to keep it in the centre. The province-level government design is not yet final but the problem …

Chairpersons of the constituents of United Democratic Madhesi Front also met Mukherjee. According to Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato, UDMF leaders told the Indian president that the new constitution was a regressive document, as it snatched away the …

Photo Kathmandu: War & peace

Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016

A few months later, the government fast-tracked a controversial constitution which set the Terai, the lower lying plains bordering India, on fire resulting in 49 deaths and an ensuing blockade that grinded the country’s economy to a halt. In many ways …

Doodle your way to peace with colours of madhubani

Posted on: Saturday, Jun 4, 2016

Talking about traditional artists, she rues their skills are not recognised. “Mithila artists are just brilliant. Art for them is not just a profession; it’s a way of life. I am planning to start a portal where these artists can sell their works online …

Nepal: Troubled Peace

Posted on: Monday, Jan 11, 2016

The current cycle of political violence began on July 1, 2015, when agitating cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) comprising of the Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N), the Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Democratic …

Peace, stability India’s only concern in Nepal: Rae

Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

He urged India to mediate in the current standoff between the Madhesi forces and the government/major parties. He said Khas Arya people who had 80 per cent representation in government services were given reservation under five clusters in the new …

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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