LAHAN, Feb 15: The consistent six-year-long struggle for federalism in Madhes materialized when the country adopted federal governance system two years ago. The people of Madhes who had long been chanting 'Ab ki bar, apan sarkar' (our government in place now) became overwhelmed. Be it the local representatives or the provincial cabinet, there were familiar faces everywhere. The appointment of Lal Babu Rauat as the chief minister of Province 2 elated one and all.
LAHAN, Oct 24: With the festival of lights nearing, houses in rural areas of Madhes are becoming more colorful. To celebrate the festival, residents have started to paint their houses. Along with that, hustle-bustle in local markets have increased and shops have piled commodities specific to the festival like lamps, candles, sweets, among others.
KATHMANDU, Mar 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday tried to project himself as "a friend of Madhes", capitalizing on the agreement signed with secessionist leader CK Raut to mend ties with Madhesi voters.
RAUTAHAT, March 9: Top three leaders of the Nepal Communist Party –Chairpersons KP Sharma Oli, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have said that they are serious about the development and prosperity of Tarai Madhes.
RAJBIRAJ, March 9: People from various walks of life in Madhes including political analysts have termed the agreement between the government and secessionist agitator CK Raut as a ‘surprising development’.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Dahal's fresh promise on amendment has been seen as an effort to mend ties with Madhesi voters, many of whom are still unhappy with his role during the constitution drafting process.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: A recent decision of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) that it will be headed by its top leaders on a rotational basis has pushed the Madhes-based party to the verge of a split.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The government has implemented Tarai-Madhes Prosperity Programme in order to run development projects including physical infrastructure in local levels of Tarai-Madhes, enlisted as backward in the human development index, in an integrated manner.
Although floods are not a new phenomenon in the Tarai belt, prevention measures are hardly taken to avert or minimize crisis. In lack of such measures, hundreds of people are affected by floods every year.
SARLAHI, Jan 10: Dipping temperature had affected normal life of people across Madhes for the last few days. It had forced them to stay indoors in morning and evening and even during the day, mobility of the public was not as dense as it would otherwise. However, on Monday, they heaved a sigh of relief as the sun was relatively warmer and lasted throughout the day.
RAJBIRAJ, Jan 9: Every year, cold wave claims lives in Madhes and every year it gets sufficient space in the national media coverage. However, one thing that has fallen short so far, year after year, is that neither the government nor the locals come up with solutions for addressing the issue. Consequently, cold related deaths do not cease to draw headlines.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Senior leaders of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have expressed readiness to support any party in forming the government if their concerns related to the constitution are addressed.
LAHAN, Dec 19: Despite its small area, Province 2 which consists of districts including Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha and Saptari has the second highest population in the country among all the provinces. Traditional agriculture is the main income-generating activity of the province. Despite having capacity to fulfill the agriculture demand of the whole country, the province is struggling to uplift itself in the first place.
LAHAN, Dec 12: Nepali Congress (NC) has been recognizing Madhes as its base area. But as the poll results are pouring in from various Madhes districts, the grand old party in the country is facing a humiliating defeat in its own bastion.
GAUSHALA, Nov 23: Member of presidium of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), Rajendra Mahato has announced that Madhesh government will provide Rs 5 million to the families of those killed during the Madhes revolution.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: With stiff competition expected from the UML-led left alliance in the upcoming polls, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and Madhes-based parties are under pressure to forge electoral alliances across the Madhes districts even at the eleventh hour.
SIRAHA, Nov 14: Political analysts and general public are closely following elections in Madhes. One of the factors behind it is that the ‘democratic’ and the left alliances are fielding competent candidates that have the potential to give tough competition to even veteran candidates for Madhes based parties.
RAJBIRAJ, Nov 13: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has begun election campaigning. He has fielded candidacy for the member of the House of Representatives from constituency no 2 of Saptari district.
KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the Madhes-centric Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have forged electoral adjustments in their attempt to ensure victory for their top leaders in various electoral constituencies.
KATHMANDU, Oct 26: A serious dispute has surfaced between the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) on one hand and Madhes-based parties Rastriya Janata Party and Federal Socialist Forum (FSFN) on the other over electoral alliance in Province 2 for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.
LAHAN, Oct 8: Aspirants for membership of parliament and the provincial assembly in Province 2 are excited over the decision of the two major Madhes-based political parties to forge an electoral alliance for the upcoming polls.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The sudden alignment among key left forces in the country have sent tremors across Nepal’s political landscape forcing smaller parties to rethink their position in the new political order.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Elections in Province 2 have come as a litmus test for the Madhes-based parties amid shrinking space for fringe parties in the national political sphere. The Election Commission is holding polls in 136 local units in Province 2 on September 18.
KATHMANDU, September 2: As the third round of September 18 local level election is inching closer, various political parties have eyed Province 2. They have intensified their election campaign in a bid to bring poll results in their favour.
BANKE, June 17: At a time when the agitating Madhes-based political parties are intensifying their protests leading to election deferral time and again, the people in Madhes have termed the protests 'highly unnecessary', saying that they want elections.
JANAKPURDHAM, June 15: Member of Presidium of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, Raj Kishor Yadav, has blamed that the decision of the government of holding the local-level election of province no 2 on September 18 was the conspiracy to disintegrate the Madhes.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14:Concerned by the speculations about postponement of the second round of local elections scheduled for June 28, intellectuals, political analysts and party leaders in the southern plains have urged the government not to defer the scheduled elections under any pretext.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Concerned by the speculations about postponement of the second round of local elections scheduled for June 28, intellectuals, political analysts and party leaders in the southern region of the country have urged the government not to defer the scheduled elections under any pretext.
KATHMANDU, June 14: Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers representing Madhes districts have suggested the party leadership defer election in Province 2 until the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) is brought on board the election process.
ITAHARI, June 1: Champa Shah, a local of Sunsari Barju Rural Municipality-5, spends her days selling tea. Despite being busy, she went to a program organized to inaugurate the Office of the Returning Officer on Monday, wearing a smile on her face.
BIRATNAGAR, May 27: Cadres of the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and other Madhes-based parties have celebrated the government's announcement to upgrade Biratnagar Sub-metropolitan City to a metropolitan city a few days ago. They organized a rally in the city area, carrying party flags and banners, claiming that the city had been upgraded to a metropolis because of them.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav on Thursday asked the leaders of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Nepal Loktantrik Forum (NLF) to institutionalize the achievements of the Madhes Movement capitalizing on the local level elections.