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Asif Saleh, senior director, strategy, communications and empowerment, BRAC, moderated the discussion. Actors Rafiath Rashid Mithila and Iresh Zaker, blogger-activist Arif Zebtik, BRAC Gender Justice and Development programme’s director Anna Minj also …

Zafar Sobhan, editor, Dhaka Tribune, Towhida Shiropa, staff reporter, Prothom Alo, Sushmita S Preetha, editor, Star Weekend, The Daily Star, actor Rafiath Rashid Mithila, and blogger-activist Arif Zebtik, among others, also spoke at the event. bdnews24.com …

The meeting also acknowledged a movement launched by Madhesi parties demanding re-demarcation of the provincial boundary as a political one. The Madhesi parties were protesting in support of their demand to re-demarcate the provincial boundary through …

Established in February 1993, the Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s first privately owned English broadsheet daily, is today Nepal’s leading English language newspaper, with a daily circulation of 82,000 copies. This makes the Post Nepal’s second-most widely …

The volatile Himalayan nation, sandwiched between China and India, has been in turmoil since the September 2015 adoption of the constitution that the minority Madhesi people living along the border with India oppose for failing to accommodate their interests.

“We have three people confirmed killed,” Home Ministry spokesman Bal Krishna Panthi told Reuters.Local television channels said four people had been killed.Police spokesman Sarbendra Khanal said the Madhesi protesters tried to storm the UML rally despite …

The volatile Himalayan nation, sandwiched between China and India, has been in turmoil since the September 2015 adoption of the constitution that the minority Madhesi people living along the border with India oppose for failing to accommodate their interests.

Karki explores the issues that plague the Madhesis, who inhabit the Terai—the country’s southern plains … Kismati argues that any party which distributes free alcohol to young Dalit Madhesi men gains their support; their wives vote for whosoever …

At least 50 people were killed in the ensuing protests. Tharu, Madhesi and Janajati groups protesting under two different banners on Thursday announced to begin the demonstration in Kailali and other parts of western Tarai from Monday. Kailali and …

Violence takes centre stage in HRC

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 19, 2016

The NHRC field report has concluded that security forces used excessive force against the Madhesi protesters, while the demonstrators retaliated with home-made weapons. Over 50 protesters and 11 security personnel lost lives during the five-month-long …

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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