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CNN What Are The Odds Nepal Will Suffer Another Earthquake?Huffington PostA Buddhist monk catches an aerial view of Kathmandu from the damaged Swayambhunath Stupa premises in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The April 25 earthquake killed thousands and injured many more as it flattened mountain villages …Death toll from this week's Nepal earthquake rises above […]

Huffington Post Earthquake Rattles Papua New Guinea; Officials Warn Of Possible TsunamiHuffington PostSYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicenter, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage. A tsunami …Strong earthquake hits near Papua […]

New York Times Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Passes 7000Huffington PostNepalese soldiers move bodies recovered from the rubble in the earthquake damaged area in Kathmandu on April 29, 2015. Israel sent some 250 soldiers to Nepal to help search for casualties and build a field hospital following the 7.8-magnitude …Nepal's Bureaucracy Is Blamed as Earthquake Relief […]

Archaeologists find post hole in Janakpur mandapE KantipurJANAKPUR, MAR 31 – A team led by archaeologist Prakash Darnal has reportedly found a post hole while excavating the Mandi Mandap or an altar. Apparently, the site is believed to be the location where Lord Ram of the Ramayan mythology tied the knot …

Nepal's Terai plains offer wildlife and sacred sitesSouth China Morning Post"CH-OP," I SHOUT. NOTHING. "Chh-op." Nothing. "Chh-oooop?" My throat is getting sore. The mahout, knee-deep in the river, looks up, smiles and gives the thumbs up. One more try and a fraction of a second later Rani's wrinkled grey trunk arches back …

Washington Post Afghan attack deadliest of war for foreign workersWashington PostKABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban attack against a popular Kabul restaurant killed 21 people, authorities said Saturday, making it the deadliest single attack against foreign civilians in the course of a nearly 13-year U.S.-led war there now approaching its end.Deadly Attack at Kabul Restaurant Hints […]

NDTV Taliban attack on restaurant in Afghan capital kills at least 13Washington PostKABUL — At least 13 people, including Afghans and foreigners, were killed Friday evening in a commando-style attack by Taliban insurgents on a popular restaurant in the Afghan capital, police said. The attack, one of the deadliest in Kabul in years, began …Up to […]

Washington Post Hiroo Onoda, Japanese soldier who hid in Philippine jungle for 29 years, dies at …Washington PostThe formal surrender of Japan was held in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945 — weeks after two atomic bomb blasts brought an end to years of carnage. World War II was over, but not for Hiroo Onoda. […]

Washington Post Trial starts of suspects in Hariri assassinationWashington PostLEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Nearly nine years after a truck bomb killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others, the trial started Thursday for four Hezbollah suspects accused of plotting the assassination that turned a Beirut seaside …Four men on trial in absentia for murder of […]

CNN International Egyptian constitutional referendum sees low turnout on second dayWashington PostCAIRO — Egyptians went to the polls Wednesday for a second day of voting in a referendum on a new army-backed constitution, but in significantly fewer numbers that left many polling stations in the capital virtually empty. For the military-appointed …Peaceful final day of voting […]

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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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