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India’s loss of face and influence in Nepal ,the cause have been the Nepali Madhesi population who are basically of Indian origin from Bihar and UP and now settled in Nepali plains, adjacent to Indian borders. These people are pro India and are not in good …

Playing Chinese checkers in Nepal

Posted on: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nepal’s youth leaning towards China is the unintended consequence of the Madhesi blockade of 2015 which India tacitly supported and has cost it dear — especially in people-to-people relations. Chinese presence and activity has multiplied several times …

Earlier this month, five Madhesi activists were killed in alleged police firing during an election campaign launched by Oli’s CPN-UML in Rajbiraj. “If we are pushed to the corner and there is unrest again then we might sit at the border on protest …

Not playing ball

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

The onus is on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on his return from India to carry out a second amendment to the constitution to satisfy Madhesi and Janajati dissidents. But on the first anniversary of the seventh constitution in seven decades, Nepal is …

Over the last nine months Oli had been a key proponent of this strategy, blaming New Delhi for the five-month-long blockade by agitating Madhesis in the Terai region … unwillingness to seriously consider the Madhesi demands and internal rivalry with …

He has a full-blown Madhesi crisis on his hands, he has barely moved on earthquake reconstruction, the economy needs help, tourism is struggling, but he’s busy laying the fault at India’s doorstep. Chinese diplomats have been rushing around Kathmandu …

China playing ‘king’ maker in Nepal politics

Posted on: Sunday, Jul 17, 2016

The delegation has held parleys with influential Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, President of the Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba, as well as influential leaders of Madhesi parties.

Earlier some reports had said that Oli could visit China before India due to hiccups in Indo-Nepal ties over the Madhesi issue. Amid strain in Indo-Nepal ties, China was seen by analysts as getting closer to Nepal especially by providing essential goods to …

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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