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The Battle for Birganj

Birganj is a microcosm of everything traditionally associated with elections: money, muscle and betrayal Rameshwar Bohara THE RACE IS ON: UML and FSFN's mayoral candidates, Basuruddin Ansari. Birganj was not just the...

‘चुनाव नभए भोकै परिन्थ्यो’

रौतहटका बाबर हुसेन १ भदौमा राहत सामग्री लिन लाइनमा लाग्दा पनि हिक्कहिक्क गरिरहेका थिए । २९ साउनमा बरहवाको बाढीले बगाएका उनका माहिला छोरा २४ वर्षीय समीर देवानको शव ३० साउनमा...

Voting to heal past wounds

Local elections in Province 2 bring together candidates and voters from hills and plains Julia Thomas in Birganj When Madhes-based leaders rose up in 2015 against what they saw as a...

Fasten seat belts

Brace yourselves for a ride into uncharted constitutional territory Kanak Mani Dixit Nepal’s descent into Hades in the democratic era began in 1995 when the fringe party that was the CPN-Maoist...

Plain speaking

So far, the Madhesi parties are staying firm even though there is no way the proposed amendment will get a two-thirds vote Om Astha Rai and Jiyalal Sah in BIRGANJ, In...

Dahal talks to Madhes

A week after the government announced the date of local elections, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday went directly to the people of the plains and asked them to participate...

Gaining currency

Demonetisation takes its toll on Nepali migrant workers, students Jiyalal Sah in Birganj Harindar Mahato of Birganj (pictured, above) was preparing to take his wife to Madhubani in India for medical...

Doctors detained

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested nine doctors from two hospitals in Birganj on charges of having forged certificates in order to qualify to pursue their medical education. A...

Autopsy of a blockade

After nearly five months of being blockaded informally, India’s siege of Nepal was formally lifted this week by its proxies. Only the very naive or the extremely ill-informed still...

The blockade that benefitted no one except smugglers

In September Madhesi parties left out of the constitution writing process decided to stage sit-ins at Nepal-India border check-points two days after New Delhi hinted that there could be...

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Martyrs wife in grief

Interacting with Madheshi martyr Birbal Mukhiya’s wife in Pokhariya. She was sharing her struggle after her husband’s death. Her only son doesn’t earns much...

दुर्गम गाऊँ शिकारीबास, अप्ठेरो र असहज जीवनबाट मुक्ति दिलाईदिन स्थानीयको आग्रह

फागुन, पर्सा । ‘पर्सा जिल्लाको तस्तो गाऊँ जहाँ सिटामोल किन्न दिनभर लाग्छ’ सुन्दा अपत्यार लाग्न सक्ला तर देशकै आर्थिक भारको जिम्मेवारी सम्भालेको पर्सा जिल्लाकै शिकारीबासको...