KATHMANDU, March 26: Rain accompanied by thunder is currently occurring in several areas of Koshi and Madhesh provinces.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The Council of Ministers has recommended President Ram Chandra Poudel to dismiss three provincial chiefs and appoint new provincial chiefs.

Uphold Federal Promises

December 14, 2023 07:00 am

Madhesh, a region historically known for its active role in shaping Nepal’s political narratives, now finds itself at a critical juncture. The ongoing transformation in the political landscape has given rise to concerns about the sustainability of the federal system and a noticeable surge in opposition to republicanism.

Financial inclusion has been hailed as a catalyst for boosting economic growth. Benefits arising from financial inclusion feed into other sectors of the economy, leading to increased competitiveness and economic stability. As an enabler for 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, it plays an instrumental role in reducing inequality and promoting inclusive development.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has said that the government is serious about the incidents taking place in the districts of the Madhes province, including Sarlahi.

JANAKPURDHAM, July 8: Madhesh Province primarily produces essential food grains like rice and wheat, making it a resource-rich region compared to other parts of the country. However, despite its agricultural abundance, Madhesh Province faces significant challenges in terms of poverty.

KATHMANDU, June 19: More than 11,000 residents in the Sarlahi and Siraha districts of Madhesh province now have access to clean drinking water, following the successful implementation of seven Solar Drinking Water projects.

There have been alarming reports of parched settlements on the southern slopes of the Chure hills across Madhesh. Once known for their perennial water sources, numerous communities in the Chure region are now grappling with a severe water crisis, especially during the summer season. Dhangadhimai-13 Bhorleni in Siraha is one of the settlements severely affected by the acute water shortage.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Chief Minister of Madhes Province Sanjay Yadav on Sunday took charge of the Ministry of Finance of the provincial government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22:  Two independent provincial assembly members of Madhesh Province have joined the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: In Madhesh Province, the newly-elected members of the provincial assembly will take the oath of office and secrecy on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), in a bid to increase electricity consumption throughout the country, is upgrading transmission lines in a number of Terai-based districts.

Seven Years On: Remembering Ashoj 3

September 19, 2022 16:27 pm

Although everyone had their own interests and views on the Constitution of Nepal, the process of drafting the constitution was exclusionary. Moreover, consultations with people about the draft of the constitution were performed under a curfew and excessive use of force in the Madhesh.

PARSA, July 27: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dr Shekhar Koirala has said that an alliance should be made among the political parties so as to benefit the NC in the upcoming federal and provincial elections.

Monsoon active in four provinces

June 11, 2022 10:51 am

KATHMANDU, June 11: This year's monsoon system has entered four provinces of the country. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the monsoon system has entered Province 1, Madhesh, Bagmati and Gandaki.

Province 2 named as Madhesh

January 17, 2022 17:54 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Province 2 has been officially named Madhesh, as per the results of a poll held at the secretariat office of the provincial assembly.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the people could stop him from entering Madhesh tagging him as an anti-Madhes leader but they should not stop the water to be supplied by the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project (SMDMP).

DPM Yadav threatens to quit govt

April 11, 2019 15:00 pm

KHOTANG, April 11: The Deputy Prime Minister, Upendra Yadav has threatened to leave the government if it failed to fulfil the agreement it had reached with Madhesi parties on constitution amendments or institutionalize federalism, inclusion and identity.

What next for CK Raut?

March 27, 2019 01:30 am

CK Raut’s party can take up irrigation as main agenda for ending extreme poverty in Madhesh and turning agriculture into the pivot for region’s growth and modernization

All hail CK Raut

March 26, 2019 01:25 am

What CK Raut couldn’t achieve with years of protests and agitation, he secured with the stroke of a pen. Earlier this month, the government signed a peace pact with the Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM), a largely peaceful but secessionist movement that seeks to break out an independent Madhes from Nepal. Raut, the coordinator for AIM, signed the peace pact.

Twelve years on

January 21, 2019 01:30 am

Decades had happened in the first few weeks of 2007, it will most definitely happen again. History doesn’t repeat itself only as tragedy and farce, sometimes it does push the society forward

SIRAHA, Dec 20:  Life in the Tarai Madhes has been affected due to the adverse weather brought about by a cold wave.

HETAUDA, Aug 3: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chair Kamal Thapa has blamed the incumbent government of being indifferent to take Madhesh-centric political party-Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) into its confidence as well as to address their genuine demands.

BARDIBAS, July 30: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairperson Kamal Thapa has accused the incumbent government of being reluctant to address the Madhesh related issues.

No elections sans Madhesh : Mahato

March 25, 2017 14:20 pm

SARLAHI, March 25: Chairman of Sadbhawana Party  Rajendra Mahato has said that the Madhesh alliance will not reach to any new agreement with the government.

Madhesh is wasting

March 9, 2017 00:35 am

If all Madheshi leaders come under a single electoral umbrella, it would give the fight for Madheshi rights new boost and legitimacy

Message from Madhesh

November 7, 2016 00:35 am

A small section of Madheshis have always been in struggle with their government, but they lacked the internal organization and external linkages

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: One of Nepal's right wing parties, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has made its stand clear on key contentious issues.

The 9/11 in Madhesh

September 19, 2016 12:35 pm

Like all other constitutions of the past, the days of the inert statute of 2015 too are numbered

President of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, believes that the new constitution cannot be implemented without first addressing the concerns of the agitating Madheshis and Janajatis. Yadav, the former foreign minister and the undisputed leader of the first Madheshi Uprising in 2007, talked to Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal about constitutional amendment, the prime minister’s upcoming India visit and various Madheshi issues in an extensive interview.

The Madhesh I know

August 25, 2016 12:00 pm

Violence has been perpetuated through polarized political narratives and divisive campaigns led by those in Kathmandu

URLABARI, Aug 13: Madheshi Janadhikar Forum Lokatantrik (MJF-L) Chairperson Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar has argued that the three-point agreement among Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre) and United Madhesi Democratic Front on August 3 this year was not doing any good to Madhesh community.