Posts tagged ‘Tarai



SC stays addition of local levels in Tarai

Posted on: Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Supreme Court today stayed the government’s decision to add 22 local levels in Tarai districts and upgrade some local levels. On May 22, the government decided to add 22 local levels in the Tarai and upgrade 24 rural municipalities to municipalities …

Cabinet adds 22 local levels in Tarai

Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The government’s decision to increase the number of local levels comes in the backdrop of agitating Madhesi forces’ demands to increase the number of local levels in Madhes before the second phase of local levels. Earlier, the government had created …

Vote counting in hills excites tarai

Posted on: Thursday, May 18, 2017

It seems, the Madhesi people are counting the days to take part in the second round of local elections slated for June 14. Discussions on who won and who lost with what vote margin are common at almost every tea stall, crossroads and shop. Like many people …

The meeting held on Wednesday night reached the unification deal with a 27-point agrement. The then Madhesi People’s Rights Forum led by Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar, Rastriya Janamukti Party led by Shiva Lal Thapa, Dalit Janajati Party led by Yashoda Lama …

Officials raise red flag for some Tarai districts

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 8, 2017

Apr 8, 2017- Security officials on Friday flagged potential problems in some Tarai districts during elections if they are held without bringing the agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) on board. “It will be difficult to hold elections in …

Number of voters in Tarai up by 15.46 pc

Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

Madhesi leaders have insisted that names of many eligible voters of Province 2 are missing. “A relative low growth rate in Province 2 is an indication that many voters are not on the voter list,” said Shivaji Yadav, chief whip of Sanghiya Samajbadi …

Mar 29, 2017- The supporters of Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) padlocked the Siraha district election office and picketed the district election offices in Dhanusha, Saptari and Rautahat on Tuesday. The SLMM supporters were protesting against the …

Revellers let loose during Holi festival in Tarai

Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) activists did not observe Holi in protest of the incident. Meanwhile, 40 SLMM supporters shaved their head en masse in Rajbiraj, the district headquarters of Saptari. Youths celebrate Holi at Taulihawa in …

Army chief in eastern Tarai

Posted on: Monday, Mar 13, 2017

Chief of Army Staff Chhetri will reach Saptari where a recent clash between Madhesi Morcha supporters and the police force led to the fatalities. He will visit the Nepal Army battalion there, according to the NA. On Sunday, he visited the Rana Sher …

UDMF’s strike cripples life in Tarai region

Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

RAJBIRAJ/BIRGUNJ: A two-day strike called by the cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has crippled daily life in the Tarai districts on Tuesday. UDMF cadres have hit streets since early morning, protesting the fatal police firing in Saptari …

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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.