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Rastriya Janata Party Nepal registers with Election Commission to take part in local polls

August 27, 2017 6:23 pm

The local-level polls are being held in Nepal for the first time in almost two decades. Millions of Nepalese voted in the first two phases of the polls as the Himalayan nation takes a crucial step towards cementing democracy amid political turmoil.

Nepal Parliament fails to endorse Constitution amendment bill

August 21, 2017 11:00 pm

During the voting, 347 lawmakers voted in favour of the bill while 206 lawmakers voted against it. Of the total 592 lawmakers, 553 lawmakers were present during the voting

Nepal voters reject calls to boycott local polls; initial estimates say 73% turnout in 2nd phase

June 29, 2017 2:41 am

The RJP, a Madhes-centric party demanding liberal citizenship law for people in Madhes and an enhanced number of local bodies and Parliament seats in proportion to their population, had given a call for the “boycott” of the polls.

62 per cent votes cast in second phase of local polls in Nepal

June 28, 2017 6:08 pm

The Nepal government had earlier this month postponed the date of local-level elections in the disputed Madhesi-stronghold Province 2 by nearly three months, adding a third phase in the polls that will take place in September.

Madhesis agree to take part in second phase of polls: Nepal government

June 26, 2017 9:19 pm

"The government has made a foolproof security plan for conducting the second phase of local polls slated for June 28 in a successful manner," he said.

Next door Nepal: Breaking with the past

June 05, 2017 12:07 am

Delhi’s signal to the Madhes front marks a course correction

India resumes fuel supply to Nepal via Raxaul border

October 24, 2017 11:11 am

Indian Oil Corporation's Raxaul depot resumed supplies after the obstruction by Nepali protesters was removed from the main Maitreyi' (Friendship) Bridge connecting the two countries.

Nepal asks India to remove Madhesi blockade, India says its ‘your problem’

October 13, 2015 2:17 am

Last week, the Nepal Armed Police had requested Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), which guards the Indo-Nepal border, to remove Madhesis blockading the route of the trucks.

Who are the Madhesis, why are they angry?

October 05, 2015 10:23 am

New Delhi conveyed an easing of the protests to Kathmandu over the weekend, and a degree of normalcy is expected to return this week.

Madhesis on board,Madhav set to form govt in Nepal

May 18, 2009 12:22 am

Veteran communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal on Sunday staked claim to form a new coalition government in Nepal...


Rajendra Mahato demandes for Madhesis' rights

January 08, 2016 11:57 am

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Senior Madhesi leader Rajendra Mahato has said the people of Madhesh region have been deprived of their rights. Mahato was flown to New Delhi on January 01 after being injured in a clash between cadres of the Madhesi Morcha and police personnel at the Biratnagar-Jogbani border on December 26. Mahato said if Madhesis did not get their due rights, agitation can turn violent and the demand for independent nation can intensify. Madhesis, largely of Indian-origin, are agitating over the new constitution demanding more representation. They are also protesting the division of their ancestral homeland under the seven-province structure and have led an ongoing blockade of key border trade points with India. Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will be visiting India early February. However, Mahato said before his visit to India Oli should ensure peace in his homeland. Mahato added that rights of Madhesis have been snatched by the Nepali government. He further added that entire world including India should put pressure on Nepal to solve the ongoing Terai unrest.