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Protests flare up in Province 2 against citizenship amendment bill: Janata Samajbadi leaders warn of intensifying their protests if the bill is not withdrawn (kp 01/07/2020)

What is CK Raut doing now?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 15/05/2020)

The western Tarai is urbanising rapidly and all at the expense of agricultural land: The rapid expansion of urban areas into arable land can have serious consequences for food security and environmental sustainability, concludes a new study, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/02/2020)

Much ado about nothing: Madhesi parties should shed off their Madhesiness and become part of national politics by joining any of the national parties they consider will have clout to push for Madhesi agenda, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 28/01/2020) [None of the two big national parties ist interested to support this agenda!]

Nepal’s Tarai is over-run by cattle: Shelters are overwhelmed by growing problem of abandoned livestock, by Sonam Lama (nt 24/01/2020)

Thirteen years on, Madhes movements, despite some momentum, remain incomplete: While representation, inclusion and federalism have materialised, their effectiveness and institutionalisation continue to be contested, analysts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/01/2020)

CK Raut slams Tarai-based parties (ht 21/01/2020)

Leaders yet to return money borrowed from martyrs’ families, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 19/01/2020)

The adoption of multilingualism in Province 2 is significant: Among the changes that are going to have a long-term effect on people’s self-esteem and opportunities is language, by Pramod Mishra (kp 02/01/2020)

Every winter, the poor in Tarai are left to battle the cold alone: Although the authorities provide help, it comes too little too late, say locals, by Nabin Paudel (kp 30/11/2019)

Raut’s party holds mass rally in capital against ‘discrimination’ (rep 24/11/2019)

Naming Province 2, capital: Why the delay? The delay also exhibits the incompetence of the provincial government as the issue of the province’s name and its capital is related to its ‘identity’, for which all the three previous Madhesh Andolans were organised, by Hari Bansh Jha (ht 20/11/2019)

Dahal at odds with govt over Kailali lynchings: By siding with the Tharu people, Dahal has put himself at odds with many of his NCP colleagues who see the Kailali massacre as the most gruesome crime post-Maoist insurgency (rep 09/09/2019)

Looking back in melancholy at the events of September 2015: Madhesis have forgiven but not forgotten, by CK Lal (kp 04/09/2019)

Tharuhat-Tharuwan conference begins (ht 25/08/2019), Tharu community stresses reconciliation but will not give up on its demands: Participants at a conference marking four years of the Tikapur incident said that they would launch a decisive movement for a Tharuhat province, by Ganesh Chaudhary (kp 26/08/2019), Tharuhat-Tharuwan National Conference concludes (ht 27/08/2019)

A semblance of calm has returned to Tikapur, but the demands of Tharus remain unaddressed: Marking four years since the Tikapur incident, where nine people were killed, a three-day conference hopes to address demands and maintain social harmony, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/08/2019)

Tarai communities more prone to abuse and torture in police custody, report says: Advocacy Forum says marginalised communities and women are more likely to be abused and tortured in detention, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/06/2019)[See statement by Advocacy Forum - Nepal]

Govt told to issue citizenship by descent to Birgunj denizen (ht 08/06/2019)

The importance of dialectics, by Tejendra Pherali (kp 22/05/2019)

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal asks government to make Lal report public: Party says it will obstruct House proceedings until the report on Tarai protest is out, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/05/2019)

Developing Madhes: If Prime Minister Oli and Chairman Dahal are truly concerned about Madhesi welfare, they should work to tame Koshi floods and put in place a mechanism to harness Kosi water, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 17/04/2019)

‘Taming secessionists an achievement’ , by Jagdishor Panday (ht 15/04/2019) [There is obviously some misunderstanding, Mr Oli. CK Raut claims that you agreed on a referendum on secession; that's why he formed the 'Referendum Party'!]

No future for Madhes-based parties: CK Raut (ht 14/04/2019)

Beginning of new inning: Ineptitude of the subsequent governments had propelled CK Raut to become a prominent leader of Madhes from an insignificant figure, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 04/04/2019)

Slicing the Madhesi pie: Raut’s Janmat Party is elbowing its way into an already crowded political landscape, by Brahmanand Thakur (kp 03/04/2019)

What next for CK Raut? 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, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 27/03/2019)

CK Raut launches Janamat Party (rep 19/03/2019), After quitting ‘Free Madhes’ campaign, CK Raut launches a new party: Raut’s Janamat Party vows to continue  struggle for the rights of people, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/03/2019), Hasty deal with Raut: Both contracting parties have interpreted the agreement as per their convenience, by Kushal Pokharel (kp 19/03/2019), Congress demands government to explain ‘jana abhimat’ in its pact with CK Raut, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 20/03/201)

Raut’s outfit meeting today to ‘chart future course’ (rep 17/03/2019), Raut’s outfit endorses 11-pt agreement signed with govt, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 18/03/2019)

After deal with CK Raut, the guessing game continues: Raut aide hints at a new party, but analysts say  the activist has been co-opted by the establishment, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/03/2019), No question of referendum on sovereignty and national integrity, PM Oli says: Those claiming that the second point of the agreement means referendum  are ‘trying to create rumours among the public’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/03/2019)

Government scrambles to explain ‘jana abhimat’, a phrase in the agreement signed with CK Raut: After a barrage of questions, home minister tells lawmakers the term is nowhere close to referendum, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/03/2019), Peace overtures: Caution must be exercised over  interpretation of the deal with CK Raut (kp 11/03/2019)

Oli’s aim for political mileage and Raut’s quest for safe landing led to 11-point deal: Pact sends strong message against secessionist politics, but its implementation remains a challenge, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/03/2019), A section in the ruling party objects to most of the points in pact with Raut: Text of agreement is flawed and it may widen intra-party rift, party insiders say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/03/2019)

CK Raut quits secessionist fight, joins mainstream politics: In an agreement with the government, Raut commits to honouring  the sovereignty, territorial integrity and dignity of the country, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/03/2019)

Tikapur residents fear possible unrest over court’s order to imprison 11 people: The authorities, on their part, have beefed up  security in Tikapur to control possible violence, by Ganesh Chaudhary and Arjun Shah (kp 09/03/2019)

Apex court releases CK Raut on general date; probe into him continues, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/03/2019)

Betraying Madhes: Madhesi leaders don’t care about real needs of Madhesi people. They don’t serve people and they have no compunction that they are not serving, by Jivesh Jha (rep 20/02/2019)

Police seize Ram Manohar’s body on the way to funeral: Hundreds of supporters of the Free Madhes movement showed up  for the last rites despite the arrest of scores by the authorities, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 05/02/2019)

Madhes movement demonstrator appeals to state for treatment, by Santosh Singh (kp 21/01/2019)

Twelve years on: 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, by CK Lal (rep 21/01/2019)

12 years after Madhes Movement, gains are yet to be institutionalised: Dissatisfaction persists among Madhesis as parties seem to have lost the plot, by Tika Ram Pradhan (kp 20/01/2019)

No end to ‘slavery’ in some Madhes communities: Oppressed people demand right to land and dignified life, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 29/12/2018)

Winter affects Musahar families in RautahatThe government’s housing programme fails to  deliver new homes to 25 Musahar families, by Shiva Puri (kp 26/12/2018)

11 Janatantrik morcha men give up arms (kp 13/12/2018)

CK Raut remanded to judicial custody, by Shiva Puri (kp 07/12/2018)

Politics, Morality and Madhes, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/12/2018)

Government launches Tarai prosperity programme (kp 24/10/2018)

Govt working on amendment to address Madhes demands: Minister (rep 10/10/2018)

Constitution continues to be controversial: 3 years on, Madhesis mourn the promulgation of the statute, by Abha Lal (Record 02/10/2018)

East – West City: Nepal’s Tarai is turning into one endless elongated metropolis, by Mukesh Pokhrel (nt 21/09/2018)

Locals in border areas terrified by Indian Police, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 02/09/2018)

Prosperity programme: 21 Tarai districts to get Rs 5 million each; The government has allocated Rs2.03 billion to implement the programme which will go tothe local units as a conditional grant (kp 31/08/2018)

Marxism in Madhes, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 26/08/2018)

Madhes movement campaigners decry discriminatory relief, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 25/07/2018)

Is no one responsible? A recent NHRC report on the Maleth incident undermines its intensity, by Kalpana Jha (kp 23/07/2018)

PM Oli proposes integrated plan to develop Tarai (kp 21/07/2018)

The contrived consensus: Through relentless misinformation, public opinion has been manipulated to purvey the belief that nationalism is higher value than democratic practices or even humanitarian concerns, by CK Lal (rep 18/06/2018)

The Modi ripples: Pandering to the masses by playing divisive politics is a cheap way of gaining publicity. Playing victim card forever is no solution to Madhes, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 24/05/2018)

Significance of symbolism: There is nothing Maithil or Madhesi about the Kurta-Suruwal ensemble the Premier-duo donned, but it blended so well with the Mughal-Rajput architecture in the background, by CK Lal (rep 21/05/2018)

Connected through borders: Madhes should have used this as an opportunity to reveal its vision on how it seeks to engage with the Indian establishment, by Kalpana Jha (kp 16/05/2018)

Remembering Maleth: A year after Maleth tragedy political temperature has cooled down. Sworn ‘enemies’ of the past have now become ‘friends’, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 15/03/2018)

Social harmony getting stronger in Tarai, caste-based discrimination decreasing, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 04/03/2018)

Paradoxical Madhes: Common Madhesis may demand political rights but fall short in providing social rights to their own, by Pramod Mishra (kp 01/03/2018)

Rusting of resistance: Madhesh has lost another round to the PEON, but struggle for dignity, equality, autonomy and identity is invariably a long one, by CK Lal (rep 26/02/2018)

Dark new world of Madhes: Spineless regional rabble-rousers have been allowed to dictate the fate of the masses, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 21/02/2018)

Special Court acquits 33 people of sedition charges (ht 16/02/2018)

Borrowed words: Those in power and those who seek equality must borrow only good things that help expand their vocabulary - and their horizon, by Pramod Mishra (kp 15/02/2018)

Walking through poverty: The living condition of people in Madhes is no different to how it was some 50 years back. The same straw and mud dwellings and dirt roads pervade the region, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 08/01/2018)

A flood of migration: Floods in the Tarai repeatedly inundate villages, submerging villagers in poverty, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 05/01/2018)

Politics of Government Formation and Trajectory of Violence in Province 2, by Govinda Bhattarai (rn 31/12/2017)

After polls, Madhesi people now want development, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 19/12/2017)

Caste discrimination hampering development in Tarai, says Yadav (ht 17/12/2017)

Terai-Madhes unrest probe commission submits report to govt (rep 16/12/2017)

Building a bridge Why can’t Madhesis and those who look like them, Indians from across the border, visit Pashupatinath without being called names?, by Ram Manohar Sah (rep 16/12/2017)

A lot has healed but scars remain: Two years after a deadly violence in the Tharu heartland, the political landscape has changed dramatically; The raw energy and anger that fuelled the Tharu protests across the mid- and far-western Tarai in 2015 has lessened substantially, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 04/12/2017), Whither Madhes movement?, by Govinda Bhattarai (rep 05/12/2017)

The democratic treatment: Sooner or later, the commitment of Madhesi intellectuals to achieve equality will be translated into political action; The path that Upendra Yadav and Ashok Rai’s party has shown by forming Janajati-Madhesi alliances and transcending differences in caste, ethnicity and region is the political version of what Madhesi intellectuals have begun to articulate, by Pramod Mishra (kp 28/09/2017)

Connecting the dots: The evolving narrative of exploitation and domination established by the Madhesi uprising is only a part of a much larger national story, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 18/09/2017)

Changing Discourse Of Madhes Politics, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 17 September 2017)

The state of the race: Holding elections without addressing concerns is not sufficient to placate the population in the Tarai (kp11/09/2017), Madhesi rights movement will continue even though RJP-N has entered elections, interview with Tula Narayan Shah, executive director of the Nepal Madhesh Foundation (kp 11/09/2017), The amendment farce: Madhesis feel let down by their parties as they have painted themselves into a corner, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 12/09/2017)

Undeclared borders: The centre has created a cut-off point defined by physical boundaries and devised mechanisms that perpetuate difference, by Kalpana Jha (kp 08/08/2017)

Whither past deals? Ignoring Madhesi grievances will not make them go away; they have to be addressed, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 04/08/2017)

Flood victims: Were Madhesi protests genuine?, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 12/07/2017)

No quick fix: Madhesi leaders do disservice to their constituents when they time and again ask “Are we there, yet?”, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 11/07/2017)

Gorkhaland And Madhes Movements, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 01/07/2017)

Madhes and Nepali Congress: Forgotten roots; BP and his Congress party prevailed in the 1959 general election, winning 72 of 109 seats. Congress won nearly all its seats in Madhes, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 28/06/2017)

Hindu by default: There cannot be Madhesi liberation if it is only for non-cow eating, pious, caste-rule abiding Hindus, by Abha Lal (rep 28/06/2017)

Cheated and silenced, the voters in the Terai will go to the polls with a heavy heart, by Anurag Acharya (The Record 25/06/2017)

olution To Terai Political Dispute Primary Role of Water Resources, by A.B. Thapa (sp 23/06/2017)

Moderating with moderates, by Chandra Kishor (nt 23/06/2017)

The deep south: Janakpur is bustling once again, but there are political issues that need to be resolved, by Deepak Chaudhary (kp 21/06/2017)

The conformist impulse: Why is a section of Madhesi bourgeoisie eager to play on a tilted ground with unreliable rules, partisan linesman, indifferent audience, and unfair umpires?, by CK Lal (rep 05/06/2017)

Sense and sentiments: When intelligentsia, political class and public intellectuals fail to take clear stands, the whole debate flies into abstractions, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 24/05/2017)

Vote counting in hills excites tarai folks, by Ritesh Tripathi (ht 19/05/2017)

Experts against increasing number of local units in Tarai (rep 18/05/2017)

Schools of schisms: The thought seems to be that if difference is unaddressed, it will cease to exist and to shape people’s experiences. That is not so, by Abha Lal (rep 18/05/2017)

Janakpur and Ayodhya: Age-old bonds; It is important to link Janakpur and Ayodhya not only through roads but also through railways, airways and optical fibres, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 17/05/2017)

Seeds of conflict: Discrimination and backwardness in the Madhes have created ripe conditions for unrest, by Deepak Chaudhary (kp 03/05/2017)

Too little, too late: While Madhesi people have faced bullets benefits have accrued mostly to a handful of Madhesi leaders, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 02/05/2017)

Clock ticking: In Birganj the election fever hasn’t caught on and there is still uncertainty about whether it will actually happen, by Sanjeev Sharma (nt 28/04/2017)

Madhes elections, by Manish Jha (nt 28/04/2017)

Who represents the Madhes? Parties that speak and work with people rather than for them can eventually win their hearts and minds, by Pramod Mishra (kp 27/04/2017)

RJP-N misses time to enlist for Phase I vote: New party only informs poll body about the merger of six Madhes-based parties to become RJP-N and demands ‘umbrella’ as its election symbol, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/04/2017)

House resumes as govt backs out: Lawmakers allowed registering amendments to the constitution amendment bill (rep 27/04/2017)

Six Madhes-based parties under one umbrella: Rastriya Janata Party ‘to step up protest’ to press for statute revision; Leaders rule out possibility of participating in polls slated for May 14 (kp 21/04/2017), Six UDMF constituents merge: Form Rastriya Janata Party; FSF-N not to be a part of the new entity (ht 21/04/2017), Six Madhes parties unify as polls loom closer, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 21/04/2017), Coming together: A day after five major parties agreed to go for local elections on 14 May with or without Madhes-based parties, six fringe parties from the Tarai announced unification, by Om Astha Rai (nt 21/04/2017)

UDMF struggles to resist poll aspirants despite boycott stance, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 21/04/2017)

SLMM activists clash with police in Gaur (kp 21/04/2017)

Lekhi’s party merges with Sadbhawana (kp 19/04/2017)

Police file sedition, organised crime charges against Raut (kp 17/04/2017) [?]

Need for black feminism: Madhesi women face double discrimination: one, as Madhesis and, two, as women, by Kalpana Jha (kp 14/04/2017)

Expressions of subalternity: The emergence of Yogi Adityanath in India may imply something dramatically different from what the PEON has been expecting, by CK Lal (rep 11/04/2017)

Over dozen leaders, cadres quit NMSP (ht 05/04/2017)

MJF-D, RJP decide to unify (ht 05/04/2017) [new name will be Nepal Loktantrik Forum and MJF-D Chairman Gachhadar will lead it], Threshold provision triggers merger of fringe parties: MJF-L, Rastriya Janamukti Party, Dalit Janajati Party become Nepal Loktantrik Forum Party, by Binod Ghimire and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/04/2017)

Number of voters in Tarai up by 15.46 pc, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/04/2017) [Nevertheless is the number of registered voters in the Tarai less than in the rest of the country even though the population is higher according to national census!]

Bid to form unified Madhesi party (ht 03/04/2017)

Three central leaders, 17 others quit Sadbhawana Party (ht 31/03/2017)

Madhes protests cost Saptari 11 lives in 19 months: Residents, leaders and activist call for peaceful protests, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 30/03/2017)

Madhesi Parties: A Force To Reckon With, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 30/03/2017)

Sadbhawana cadres, leaders quit (ht 30/03/2017)

Udayapur youths miffed at not being able to vote: They are not in the voters' list as DEO stopped registering names (ht 30/03/2017) [???]

Temporary police posts attract youths in Madhes (ht 30/03/2017)

Gachchhadar's party 'might' join NC (rep 20/03/2017) [???]

Did Terai People Need To Punish Madheshi Leaders?, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 15/03/2017)

Madhesh is wasting: If all Madheshi leaders come under a single electoral umbrella, it would give the fight for Madheshi rights new boost and legitimacy, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 09/03/2017)

UML Campaign And Reactive Madhesi Front, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/03/2017)

Who is the Madhesi subaltern?, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 24/02/2017)

CK Raut’s supporters held (kp 19/02/2017), Marchawar tense as CK Raut’s supporters clash with police, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 20/02/2017), It’s secession, stupid: Madheshi Morcha leaders echo CK Raut on several fronts, with only slight variances in their tone and phraseology, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 20/02/2017) [By the way, what about the social secession that is forced by Kamal Thapa and his RPP? Both the policies of Raut and Thapa are disintegrating and unconstitutional, only that Raut is imprisoned and Thapa is celebrated by mainstream Tagadhari politicians!], Life returns to normal in Rupandehi’s Marchawar (kp 21/02/2017)

Feminism in the margins, a Madhesi perspective: Madhesi women are not a topic of discussion, nor is their contribution acknowledged in the national discourse, by Rita Sah (kp 18/02/2017)

Tharu parties aim for unification, by Madan Chaudhary (rep 18/02/2017)

Local level restructuring: A few tweaks to report is what Morcha seeks; Calls for adding 100 units in Tarai to make recommendations acceptable, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/02/2017)

Ten Years On, Madhes Still In Unrest, by Amarendra Yadav (rn 11/02/2017)

Kuchbadhiya kids deprived of education, by Janak Nepal (kp 10/02/2017)

MLP holds merger talks with like-minded Madhesi parties (kp 07/02/2017)

Morcha denies meetings with secessionist forces (kp 05/02/2017)

‘Free Madhes’ campaigner CK Raut arrested (kp 03/02/2017)

Politics In Terai: Fighting Fallacies And False Consciousness, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 29/01/2017) [?? In defence of non-inclusive male Tagadhari politics!]

Terai Turning Into A Soft Belly?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/01/2017)

10 years of madhes movement: Crucial gains, Madhesi leaders ask for more, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/01/2017), Ten years after: The Madhes movement has helped to make Madhesis more confident and assertive, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 18/01/2017), Nine years on, Madhes movement has lost what it gained, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 18/01/2017) [wants to say: ten years on]

Rotary of revolutions: Rudderless due to unawakened masses, Tarai-Madhesh remains almost leaderless even after a decade of the first major upheaval, by CK Lal (rep 16/01/2017)

Hausalpur locals deprived of state facilities (ht 05/01/2017)

Better luck next year: Madhesis will remember 2016 for the endless  political dialogue that yielded little, by Dipendra Jha (kp 03/01/2017)

Southern blues: Kathmandu should be cautious about how splinter ideology is spreading in Tarai due to its continuing negligence of the region, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 30/12/2016)

Federalism is the talk of the town in the Tarai: A year after the blockade, Janakpur seethes silently as Kathmandu debates constitutional amendments, by Kristina Shperlik (nt 30/12/2016)

Life in borderlands: Long accustomed to walking with bowed heads, Madheshis have begun to imitate Bihari swagger, by CK Lal (rep 05/12/2016)

Citizenship and naturalisation: Madhesis do not want provisions that might compromise their relations with people across the border, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (kp 29/11/2016)

CK Raut held with 33 supporters: Deputy Superintendent of Police Manoj Yadav says they will be released after detailed investigation (kp 26/11/2016)

Forgotten citizens along the Nepal-India border, by Devendra Basnet (rep 23/11/2016)

Sunsari is hub for Indians seeking Nepali citizenship, by Amar Khadka (rep 15/11/2016)

The divide within: Invisibility of labourers in Kathmandu is compounded by their inability to negotiate with employers directly; The Madhesi migrant population in Kathmandu, heterogeneous as it is, remains outside the public fabric and does not participate in religious, communal or political events, by Dan V. Hirslund (kp 14/11/2016)

Message from Madhesh: A small section of Madheshis have always been in struggle with their government, but they lacked the internal organization and external linkages, by CK Lal (rep 07/11/2016)

Putting Madhes back on the map: High time for engagement, debates and finding a middle ground, by Shreya Paudel (kp 29/10/2016)

A ‘Madhise’ in the US: A Nepali waiter at an Indian restaurant was stunned when I told him I was a Nepali, by Bikash Gupta (kp 26/10/2016)

Madhes agitation: Govt to withdraw cases in 2 phases; Cabinet to wait for final hearing before taking any decision on cases sub judice in courts (kp 16/10/2016)

TMLP, SP intensify unification talks (kp 07/10/2016)

New bill will render Madhesi Commission toothless: Lawyers (ht 07/10/2016)

Country roads: The forever unfinished Postal Highway illustrates the low priority accorded to Madhes so far, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 04/10/2016)

One year on, blockade still fiercely aruged over, by Ashok Dahal (rep 22/09/2016)

Political priority: Ordinary Madhesis should be made to feel that the government is doing its bit in addressing their demands, by Shreya Paudel (kp 09/08/2016)

Sorry about that: Madhesi social activists have started a campaign apologising for past discrimination, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 31/07/2016)

Billions in unspent dev budget for Tarai frozen (kp 21/07/2016)

Madhesi conundrum: Will it end soon?, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 18/07/2016)

We are sorry: Political movement has failed to address the rampant social discrimination in Madhesh, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 12/07/2016)

Identifying with identity: Calling Madhesis “dhoti” might still be a popular racial slur, but it doesn’t offend Madhesis anymore, by Mukesh Jha (nt 08/07/2016)

In search of honesty: Apology campaign of the Madhesis is important because it shows Nepal a new way to live, by Pramod Mishra (kp 07/07/2016)

TMLP chairman hints at unification of Madhesi parties to boost protest (kp 28/06/2016)

TMLP convention begins in Nawalparasi (kp 21/06/2016), Khas not indigenous, says TMDP Chair Thakur (ht 21/06/2016), Veteran leader Thakur retains TMLP chair, by Narayan Sharma (kp 23/06/2016)

MJF-L eyes way out of govt: Dev (kp 12/06/2016)

TMLP ‘ready’ for its maiden convention (kp 09/06/2016)

Genuine issues: Unless Madhesi leaders address the real problems in the Tarai, people’s faith in them will not be restored, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 15/05/2016)

Fear and hope in Birgunj, by Subhash Ghimire (10/05/2016)

Interaction held to review Madhes movement (rep 06/05/2016)

MJF-D holding General Convention today (ht 02/05/2016), MJF-L conclave gets under way: Renaming party on the agenda (kp 03/05/2016), Gachhadar retains MJF-L chair (kp 05/05/2016), MJF-L elects 42-strong central committee (kp 06/05/2016)

Citizenship of three persons scrapped: They had acquired the documents by providing fake details (ht 27/04/2016)

TMLP set to hold conclave in June: First general convention since party was formed in 2007 (kp 25/05/2016)

MJF-L’s first convention on May 2-4 (kp 17/04/2016)

Madhes-based parties gear up for general conventions: For many born after 2007 Madhes stir, this will be 1st leadership reshuffle (kp 01/04/2016))

Morcha insists govt drop charges against its leaders, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/03/2016) [??]

Tarai forces draw China’s attention to their agendas (kp 19/03/2016)

Noble ends through noble means: The blockade might have been lifted, but we are nowhere close to addressing real Madhesi grievances, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 18/03/2016), Madhes crisis: Swaraj enquires about progress; Geneva, Indian mission calls for ‘definite timeframe’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/03/2016)

Madhesi women in politics: Grooming at the grassroots urged (kp 15/03/2016)

Madhes still viewed as Kathmandu’s colony: Thakur, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 15/03/2016)

Morcha to submit memo to PM today: To launch strikes if demands not met (kp 11/03/2016), What next in the Madhes? Madhesi protesters are ready to go back to the streets again, but only if their leaders behave, by Jiyalal Sah (nt 11/03/2016), Time’s a-wasting If Madhesi and Tharu grievances are not addressed soon, radical forces will move in, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 11/03/2016)

Madhesh and India: The Madhesh issue cast a long shadow over almost all programs Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli attended while in India, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 05/03/2016)

At least 4,000 security personnel drawn back: As protests grew violent in early September, over 12,000 Nepal Police personnel  were deployed in nine ‘highly sensitive’ districts in the eastern and central Tarai, by Manish Gautam (kp 29/02/2016)

So near, yet so far: The question of Madhes lies at the heart of PM Oli’s visit to India; India is still sceptical of Oli, and it would be difficult to overcome this scepticism, given  the fact that Oli’s political strength comes from “nationalistic” people who will find it difficult to become friends with India, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 24/02/2016)

Nepal’s police in Madhesi-hunting spree (AHRC 24/02/2016)

Underground outfit JTJP army commander, two others arrested (ht 22/02/2016)

Birgunj bounces back as border closure ends, by Shankar Acharya (kp 20/02/2016)

Slow and steady: The Madhes movement has succeeded by failing—by not achieving its declared objectives, by Pramod Mishra (kp 18/02/2016)

FSF-Nepal expels two CC members (ht 14/02/2016)

NMSP, NSP, MJF-R to be inducted into UDMF; Gupta-led TMNC left out, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/02/2016), Three more Madhes-centric parties to join UDMF , by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 12/02/2016)

Mahato’s Sadbhawana Party plans new alliance, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/02/2016)

The struggle continues: The loss of credibility of moderate Madheshi Morcha forces will create a vacuum in Tarai, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 11/02/2016)

Way down south: Internal divisions in Madhes are being used as a propaganda tool to dismiss its demands, by Kalpana Jha (kp 07/02/2016)

Grand alliance to revitalise protests (kp 01/02/2016)

Help pours in for families of Morang clash victims (kp 28/01/2016)

Transportation resumes after five months (ht 28/01/2016)

Local govt bodies could not hold council meet (kp 25/01/2016)

Whither Madhesi civil society? A redefinition of our democratic polity in a manner that empowers all the communities is required, by Bihari Krishna Shrestha (kp 25/01/2016)

3 killed, 9 injured in Morang police firing, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 22/01/2016), 3 die in Morang at Youth Force function clashes; Fifteen others injured, by Binod Subedi (rep 22/01/2016), Woman among three killed in police firing (ht 22/01/2016), Tarai parties condemn Rangeli incident (ht 22/01/2016)

Reason for hope, by Biswas Baral (rep 15/01/2016), Near a deal: Fearful of anarchy and criminalisation, the Madhesi parties and Kathmandu are coming close to a deal, but will it last?, by Navin Jha (nt 15/01/2016), With us, or against us: Those blindly supporting the tactics of the Madhesi Front are the ones who have harmed the Madhesi people the most, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 15/01/2016)

Displaced police posts reinstated (kp 11/01/2016)

Protests, blockade affect life in Tarai, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 07/01/2016)

Birgunj hardest hit by ongoing Tarai banda, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 05/01/2016)

Sadbhawana Party chief in 2-day observation at Medanta Hospital, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 03/01/2016)

Border school claims years of SSB hassle, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/12/2015)

Prez Bhandari’s Janakpur visit sparks protests, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 17/12/2015)

Thori area thrives amid blockade, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/12/2015)

Morcha protests on the wane, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 13/12/2015)

Madhesi parties for ‘tentative deal’ to end standoff: Also want rephrasing of proposal (kp 26/11/2015), SLMM continues to protest in Saptari: Health professionals demonstrate in Rajbiraj against police brutality; Federation of Nepali Journalists condemns police assault on reporters (kp 26/11/2015), Govt to ‘use force’ to keep highways open, by Manish Gautam (kp 26/11/2015)

Constitution amendment: Tarai parties’ nod to forwarding proposals (kp 25/11/2015), Protests for ‘undivided’ Jhapa-Morang-Sunsari, by Madhav Ghimire and Chetan Adhikari (kp 25/11/2015), SLMM cadres continue stir (kp 25/11/2015), ‘Referendum on disputed districts will have consequences’ (kp 25/11/2015), Women rights activists decry violence, embargo (kp 25/11/2015), Be Responsible To End Crisis, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 25/11/2015), Statute clarification campaign to be launched (ht 25/11/2015), Govt mixing nationalism, Madhesi concerns: Bhattarai (ht 25/11/2015), Dahal meets agitating Madhesi leaders (ht 25/11/2015), Blame game: Now that all parties have agreed to revise the constitution, it is time to de-escalate conflict and restart public dialogue, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 25/11/2015), Normalcy returns to Saptari after two days (ht 25/11/2015), All Saptari health facilities closed (ht 25/11/2015), UN Rights body concerned about fresh violence in Tarai districts (ht 25/11/2015)

Three-month-old child dies on way to hospital (kp 24/11/2015), Infant dies after agitators obstruct ambulance, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 24/11/2015), Three-month-old baby dies on way to hospital: Agitators stopped the ambulance carrying sick infant at several places, by Shyam Rai (ht 24/11/2015), Ambulance drivers halt services (kp 24/11/2015), Tensions simmer in eastern Tarai: Govt offices, police post torched in Saptari; Clashes at several places (kp 24/11/2015), Saptari tense; arson, vandalism on rise: Agitators defy curfew, set ablaze government buildings (ht 24/11/2015), Death of 3 persons sparks fierce protests in Saptari, Siraha, by Jitendra Kumar Jha ands Mithilesh Yadav (rep 24/11/2015), Seven NC lawmakers slam Saptari killings (ht 24/11/2015), Hospital disrupted for second day (ht 24/11/2015), Yadav calls for social harmony (kp 24/11/2015), UDMF leaders seek meaningful talks (ht 24/11/2015), Big parties agree to forward amendment bill: UDMF rejects bill (rep 24/11/2015), Parties agree to expedite constitution amendment, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/11/2015), Major parties ready to amend constitution: To seek consent of the agitating parties before tabling proposal in House, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 24/11/2015), NC seeks TMLP support on amendment (kp 24/11/2015), TMDP Chairperson Thakur rejects NC’s proposal: Says no to idea of using a mechanism to settle issue of provincial boundaries (ht 24/11/2015), Jhapa rallies against division (kp 24/11/2015), Khabardari Sabha held in Jhapa (h 24/11/2015t), Far-West ailing for want of life-saving medicines (kp 24/11/2015)

Madhes agitation historical, says Mahato (ht 24/11/2015)

At least 3 killed in Saptari: Over 30 protesters and 25 security personnel injured, by Jitendra Khadga (kp 23/11/2015), Three killed, 25 injured in police firing, by Byas Shankar Upadhyay (ht 23/11/2015), FSFN flays protesters’ killing in Tarai (ht 23/11/2015), NMA condemns police attack (kp 23/11/2015), Zonal hospital shut (ht 23/11/2015), Hundreds of vehicles stuck after shooting (ht 23/11/2015), Shooting in Saptari: Oli govt and Kathmandu’s civil society should urgently reach out to Madhes (kp 23/11/2015), Govt may seek army support if no improvement in 3 days, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 23/11/2015) [This remembers of Gyanendra's and Deuba's procedure in 2001/2!!], Both sides acting more tough as Madhes clashes escalate, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 23/11/2015), End violence (ht 23/11/2015), Six-party meet on Tarai unrest today (ht 23/11/2015), NC asks both sides to aid statute revision (kp 23/11/2015), NC pledges conditional support to the govt, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/11/2015), Govt decides to quell violence: Central Security Committee headed by home minister mulls over stern measures against violent protests, by Manish Gautam (kp 23/11/2015), Tarai unrest: Schools unsure about morning classes in winter, by Jitendra Sah (kp 23/11/2015)

100 days of Madhes protest: People long for some ‘good news’, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/11/2015), Tarai protests continue: Protesters, cops injured in Sunsari clash: Ambulance vandalised, by Bedraj Paudel and Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 22/11/2015), Agitation continues unabated (ht), Four Madhesi parties form separate front (kp 22/11/2015), Fringe Madhesi parties form new alliance (ht 22/11/2015)

Creating Nepal’s own Quartet: The current escalation of conflict between the state and Madhes calls for the creation of a credible national dialogue mechanism to facilitate a compromise, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 21/11/2015), Honesty, please: Vested interests played the spoilsport when the government talks team was making headway in negotiations with agitating groups, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 21/11/2015)

#MadhesSpeaks: A social media campaign aims to bring voice of everyday Madhesis to the forefront, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 20/11/2015)

The cost of doing nothing: More the positions harden, more difficult will it be for parties to find a solution (kp 19/11/2015), UDMF border blockade to continue: Agitating Madhesi forces’ talks with ruling parties end inconclusively (ht 19/11/2015), Dahal proposes parliamentary panel to resolve Madhes issue, by Nabin Khatiwada and Ashok Dahal (rep 19/11/2015), Dahal floats new proposal: Emphasises on finding solution in a package to end stalemate, crisis in the Tarai region, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/11/2015), Rally against splitting parts of Morang, Sunsari from Province 1 (ht 19/11/2015), NC stays away from meeting, by Prakash Acharya (ht 19/11/2015)

Morcha urges NC to lead talks, end stalemate: Search on for common ground on federal boundaries (kp 18/11/2015), Talks with agitating Tarai parties today, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 18/11/2015)

Big 3 seek common ground on federalism (kp 17/11/2015), Morcha ‘open’ to new proposal on federalism, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/11/2015), Talks with agitating parties tomorrow (ht 17/11/2015), PM Oli, people are dying, end crisis now!, by Subhash Ghimire (rep 17/11/2015), Leaders intensify informal consultations to resolve crisis, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 17/11/2015), Decisive battle: The suffering masses expected something concrete from Prime Minister KP Oli in his address to the nation; He disappointed, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 17/11/2015)

Tarai agitation impacts Dom community hard (ht 16/11/2015)

3 competing proposals fail to end deadlock on demarcation, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/11/2015), Ruling parties for redrawing borders (kp 16/11/2015), Ruling parties, NC hold dialogue with UDMF (ht 16/11/2015), Nepali Congress to play lead role in resolving agitation (ht 16/11/2015) [The NC also played the lead role in producing the agitation!!], Cost of obduracy: This government can probably still bear the cost of its vacuous patriotism. But the nation will have to pay a heavy price, by C.K. Lal (rep 16/11/2015)

‘Ruling parties’ view of Madhes stir misguided’ (ht 11/11/2015), Ruling parties in quest of ‘acceptable formula’: Prime minister’s scheduled address to the nation postponed to find a way out of crisis (kp 11/11/2015), Prime Minister to address the nation only after Tihar (ht 11/11/2015), Madhesi Morcha: Flexible on boundary issue (kp 11/11/2015), Sitaula rules out redrawing of federal provinces (kp 11/11/2015), Not much light: Govt and agitating parties continue to test the patience of the Nepali people (kp 11/11/2015), Geostrategic disaster: If we are to rescue the constitution, the government must reach a compromise with the Madhesi people, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 11/11/2015), Master of lies: He has been misrepresenting Madheshis with all the nonsense and hate speeches he delivers, by Jivesh Jha (rep 11/11/2015)

NC, UML argue over statute amendment, reconstruction authority bill; Agitating parties continue House obstruction (rep 10/11/2015), Tharus announce fresh stir (kp 10/11/2015), TJSC announces indefinite shutdown (ht 10/11/2015), SLMM gives talks a miss (kp 10/11/2015), Madhesi parties continue House obstruction (ht 10/11/2015), NOC has fuel only for security forces (kp 10/11/2015), Oil monopoly NOC asks consumers queuing up for fuel to return home: Only emergency service vehicles will get the remaining stock of fuel (ht 10/11/2015), Out of stock: Critical shortage of life-saving drugs is pushing Nepal to humanitarian crisis (kp 10/11/2015), British scholars concerned about crisis in Nepal: BNAC has urged the Indian government to ensure that rights of Nepal as a land-locked country are respected (kp 10/11/2015) [see BNAC statement], Breaking the silence: India has its own interest behind the blockade but why  has the international community not spoken about it?, by Jaya Lamichhane (kp 10/11/2015), Govt set to release White Paper ‘shortly’: It will focus on economic impact of banda and blockade, says finance secretary, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/11/2015)

Constitutional challenges: The sentiments of the Madheshi people have been badly hurt; They are thus agitating to ensure their dignity, identity, rights and representation at any cost, by Ganesh Mandal (rep 09/11/2015), Agitating Tarai-based parties return to Parliament (rep 09/11/2015), Morcha obstructs House after its address (kp 09/11/2015), Madhesi parties obstruct House proceedings (ht 09/11/2015), Dialogue with govt today (kp 09/11/2015), Resolve Tarai agitation through dialogue: NHRC (ht 09/11/2015)

Pay attention: Join hands with the Madhesis who are fighting to end ethnic discrimination, by Khushbu Mishra (kp 08/11/2015), Hazardous complacency: Any political gimmick to deny the legimate demands  of the Madhes will push the nation into further chaos, by Bhabes Kumar Labh (kp 08/11/2015), After weeks in streets, SLMM to enter House: To obstruct Parliament; Says border protests will continue (kp 08/11/2015), NC to bridge gap between govt, agitating parties: Madhesi Front decides to complement street protest with their presence in the House, by Prakash Acharya (ht 08/11/2015), Leaders urge supporters to continue Madhes stir: TMLP Chairman Thakur calls on protesters also to completely obstruct border point in Nepalgunj (kp 08/11/2015), Bhattarai-led team urges PM to swiftly resolve Tarai crisis (kp 08/11/2015)

Ruling coalition parties preparing for fruitful dialogue with agitators, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 07/11/2015), Govt ready for negotiated settlement: Gachhadar (ht 07/11/2015), Madhesis are being isolated, says Tripathi (ht 07/11/2015)

Talks with Madhes leaders stuck again after positive turn, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 06/11/2015)

Madhesi leaders welcome redress: But ask government to do more to rebuild trust, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/11/2015), Fewer protesters in streets of Birgunj as curfew relaxed, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 05/11/2015), UDMF cadres clash with police in Birgunj (ht 05/11/2015), Two-wheelers also  restricted in Dhanusa (ht 05/11/2015), Transport operators in Biratnagar defy banda, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 05/11/2015), Rally in Capital calling for end to Tarai crisis (kp 05/11/2015), Pokhara folks reeling under medicine crunch: Sixty per cent of medicine consumed in Nepal comes from India and raw materials for drugs produced here are imported from India (ht 05/11/2015), Big three discuss reconstruction authority, Madhes issues (ht 05/11/2015), Economists urge government to issue white paper, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 05/11/2015), Govt should be sensitive toward growing rift in populace: Civil society leaders, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 05/11/2015), Govt frustratingly slow as public reels under hardships (rep 05/11/2015)

Protesters defy curfew: Morcha cadres use slingshots against police in Birgunj, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 04/11/2015), Clashes continue despite curfew in Birgunj; two hurt in bomb attack (ht 04/11/2015), Birgunj still tense, protestors defy curfew, by Upendra Yadav (rep 04/11/2015), Economy bleeds as Tarai crisis deepens, by Kuvear Chalise (rep 04/11/2015), Enough Is Enough, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 04/11/2015)

Birgunj violence imperils talks: Killing of Indian youth in police firing deepens Tarai crisis, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/11/2015), Indian national killed in Birgunj police firing: SLMM retains border after Indian trucks enter Raxaul, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 03/11/2015), Police, demonstrators clash in Birgunj: Indian national killed; indefinite curfew imposed; other border points closed, by Ram Sarraf (ht 03/11/2015), Home: Lack of co-op from India failed to keep border open: Two ministers confirm intervention was a Home Ministry decision (kp 03/11/2015), Telephone talk: India for Nepal’s leaders to resolve crisis without delay (kp 03/11/2015), India closes border points in Sunauli, Rupaidiha: Rerouted trucks stuck in Panitanki (kp 03/11/2015), No relevance of talks now, says UDMF (ht 03/11/2015), Brace for difficult times: UDMF leaders: Say government used force to suppress peaceful agitation (ht 03/11/2015), Govt denies using force on protesters, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 03/11/2015), Art of survival: I thank Narendra Modi for providing Nepal an opportunity to rethink its future, by Motikala Subba Dewan (kp 03/11/2015), Misuse Of Children In Madhes Movement, by Roshan Kumar Jha (rn 03/11/2015), Middle class mirage: Many in Kathmandu were not aware of the events in the Madhes until the blockade hit them, by Bicram Rijal (kp 03/11/2015)

Madhesh update: All that Madheshis want is to see the new constitution amended on the basis of previous agreements, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 02/11/2015), Dialogue team hints at redrawing state borders: Agitating  parties see it as a positive step, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/11/2015), Govt ready to amend statute, say negotiators: Say issues of provincial boundaries will be addressed, but need to talk to NC, leaders of agitating parties, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/11/2015), Govt, UDMF for wider political consensus on delineation (rep 02/11/2015), Talks team told to adopt flexibility (kp 02/11/2015), Show your cards: With elections of key positions done  with, parties should now urgently resolve  the Madhes stalemate (kp 02/11/2015), ‘Tharus could ally with Madhesis’ (kp 02/11/2015), UDMF to intensify agitation (ht 02/11/2015)

NHRC finds security forces’ excesses in Tarai; ‘Agitators misused the right to gather in public place’ (kp 02/11/2015), Both security forces, protesters violated human rights in Tarai, interview with Mohna Ansari, spokesperson of NHRC (kp 02/11/2015), NHRC seeks resolution to Tarai turmoil: Forty-nine people were killed and 729 injured during the Madhes agitation (ht 02/11/2015), Change nature of protest: NHRC to agitators (rep 02/11/2015)

Tarai parties warn of quitting talks: Say they are frustrated at govt ‘indecisiveness’ on their major demands, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 01/11/2015), UDMF threatens to quit talks if no headway (ht 01/11/2015), Listen to the people: Protests could flare up if the government does not amend the faulty federal design and carve two provinces in the Tarai, by Amar Kant Jha (kp 01/11/2015)

Talks futile sans concrete proposal, says Thakur (kp 31/10/2015), Implement past agreements: Thakur (ht 31/10/2015), UDMF to review protest programs Saturday (rep 31/10/2015), UDMF cadres seize petrol from bikes to 'restrict' smuggling, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 31/10/2015), Madhesi labors struggling against threats to earn, by Chandni Hamal (rep 31/10/2015)

Govt gears up for statute revision (kp 30/10/2015), Govt, UDMF talks inconclusive: Decisive negotiations to be held on Sunday (ht 30/10/2015), ‘Govt not serious towards Madhes stir’ (ht 30/10/2015), Talks stall as UDMF wants immediate boundary fix (rep 30/10/2015), Federal map remains sticking point, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/10/2015), Talks sans deal on provinces pointless, says Yadav: Asserts severing ties with India would  affect Nepal’s long-term goals (ht 30/10/2015), Handle with care: Kathmandu’s political elites should reach out to the agititating Madhesi forces and seek an amicable solution as soon as possible, by Tula Narayan Shah (kp 30/10/2015), Messiahs of the Madhes: It's time for the Madhesi people to think about who their real friends are, by Jivesh Jha (nt 30/10/2015), Restraint, resolve and resilience: The movement is no longer about what the Madhes and Madhesis really want, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 30/10/2015), A blockade is a blockade: But how long will it take for Nepalis to transfer the blame from India to our own inept political leadership, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 30/10/2015), Carrot, stick and oil: The Indian Blockade is a reality, but so is the three-month Madhes agitation, by Anurag Acharya (nt 30/10/2015)

Seeking China’s help would invite disaster: Suman (ht 29/10/2015), Madhes protest hits daily wage workers, by Pawan Yadav (kp 29/10/2015), Morcha cadres obstruct Rupaidiha border point: The alliance has objected to the wordings in the government’s letter (kp 29/10/2015), FDA casts doubt on outcome of talks sans NC (ht 29/10/2015)

Govt to reach out to fringe forces to set its stance, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 28/10/2015), Protesters, police clash in Biratnagar (kp 28/10/2015), ‘SLMM cadres beat a man to death’, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 28/10/2015), Tarai protestors set man ablaze for carrying petrol, by Amar Khadka (rep 28/10/2015), Passenger buses struggling against odds, by Raju Adhikari (rep 28/10/2015), UDMF intensifies agitation in Rautahat (ht 28/10/2015), Tarai agitation hits daily wage earners hard (ht 28/10/2015), Chitwan milk producers suffer as petroleum crisis deepens (ht 28/10/2015)

First consignment likely this week (kp 27/10/2015), SLMM intensifies protest; dozens of vehicles smashed (kp 27/10/2015), On the brink: That cargo, oil trucks remain stranded due to protests in Tarai is a hard sell (kp 27/10/2015)

Government, UDMF talks inconclusive: Next round of talks on October 29; Two member team formed to implement UDMF conditions, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/10/2015), Govt to address a set of Morcha demands (kp 26/10/2015), Morcha resumes protest in Tarai districts (kp 26/10/2015), Demonstration against police ‘brutality’ (ht 26/10/2015), Protesters vandalise dozens of vehicles in Saptari (rep 26/10/2015)

Govt-Madhesi parties formal talks ‘from today’ (kp 25/10/2015), Dozens injured as protesters, police clash (kp 25/10/2015), UDMF cadres set ablaze bike in Birgunj for defying banda (rep 25/10/2015), Two Siraha UDMF leaders arrested (rep 25/10/2015), Two leaders of agitating parties arrested (ht 25/10/2015)

Don’t delay resolution of Tarai-Madhes issues: Prez (rep 20/10/2015), Team formed to hold talks with Madhesi, Tharu forces (ht 20/10/2015), Govt, Madhes parties at cross purposes over talks, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 20/10/2015), UCPN-M Tharu MPs threaten to resign from Parliament (ht 20/10/2015), Lay it on the table: Bhattarai has embarked on a public relations campaign, but his goals are not clear, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 20/10/2015)

Crossing humane boundaries: Further politicization and internationalization of plight of Madheshis have perhaps become inevitable, by CK Lal (rep 19/10/2015), No festive respite from banda: Morcha; But agitating alliance says plans afoot to allow vehicles during Dashain (kp 19/10/2015), UDMF refuses to withdraw protests (ht 19/10/2015), Madhesi agitators target passenger buses on highway, by Mithikesh Yadav (rep 19/10/2015), UDMF demands concrete proposal on demarcation before talks (rep 19/10/2015), Oli-led govt anti-national, says Yadav (ht 19/10/2015), Govt, big parties trying to weaken our protest: Yadav (kp 19/10/2015), ‘Madhes stir losing steam’ (ht 19/10/2015), Human rights situation: NHRC to release report on Tarai (kp 19/10/2015), The issue of Madhes is more political than constitutional, interview with Bipin Adhikari (kp 19/10/2015)

Morcha points to govt ‘lack of preps’ for talks: The government has neither announced its talks team nor forwarded the agenda, says Sadbhawana leader (kp 18/10/2015), PM’s invite not enough to create environment for dialogue: UDMF; Front leaders’ perception is that the government’s letter calling for talks smacks of arrogance, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/10/2015), Morcha protesters vandalise industry, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 18/10/2015)

Govt sends written talks invite: Tharu leader Lekhi stresses dialogue among government, three major parties and agitating sides (kp 17/10/2015), President calls on government, parties to resolve Tarai tangle (ht 17/10/2015), Breaking the impasse: It is in our national interest to bring the agitating Madheshi parties on board the new constitution, by Ajit NS Thapa (rep 17/10/2015) [The voting on the constitution was a farce since it was not free!!]

MJF-L leaders quit party: Party district chairman says they resigned en masse after Gachhadar joined government (kp 17/10/2015)

PM Oli urges Madhesi parties for dialogue (kp 16/10/2015), Onus on Oli: If Oli fails, a Dasain respite will just be an interval before a more violent climax in the Tarai, by Om Astha Rai (nt 16/10/2015), Morcha seeks concrete proposal: Madhesi leaders blame government for failing to give a clear roadmap to address their demands (kp 16/10/2015), Hill-origin people march in support of Tarai protest (kp 16/10/2015), Statute still not acceptable to us, says Mahato (ht 16/10/2015), ‘Constitution amendment solution to Tarai problems’ (ht 16/10/2015) [Why, at all, did you promulgate such a non-inclusive constitution in a way that disregarded interim constitution, Supreme Court decisions and earlier agreements?]

Hazardous hypocrisy: To save Nepal from future troubles, the Madhesi and Tharu issue needs to be resolved through negotiation, by Pramod Mishra (kp 15/10/2015), Unfinished business: It is all the more important for major parties to reach out to the Tarai now (kp 15/10/2015), Govt not serious about talks: UDMF (ht 15/10/2015), Rallies backing Madhes stir held (ht 15/10/2015), Reach out: Even if Madheshi parties withdraw strike, the Madheshi youth will not, by Praveen Kumar Yadav (rep 15/10/2015), NMSP, MJF-R feel betrayed by MJF-D (ht 15/10/2015)

Please the plains: Madhesis are as Nepali as anyone else, so the government must address their concerns, by Bhabes Kumar Labh (kp 14/10/2015), Morcha to suspend protests for festivals: But says obstruction at major border points would continue (kp 14/10/2015), UDMF likely to ease protests (ht 14/10/2015), UDMF decides to continue agitating despite rifts within (rep 14/10/2015), Tarai party cadres vent ire at their leaders (kp 14/10/2015)

Protest goes on in Birgunj (kp 13/10/2015), Cart-cycle protest programme (ht 13/10/2015), Sarita Giri quits Nepal Sadbhawana Party (kp 13/10/2015), MJF-L leaders quit party, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 13/10/2015), MJF-D leaders quit party (ht 13/10/2015), UDMF likely to let banks operate for 5-6 days in Tarai (ht 13/10/2015)

MJF-D votes for Oli after eight-point deal (ht 12/10/2015), UDMF cadres burn effigies of Oli, Gachchhadar, by Madan Thakur (rep 12/10/2015), Madhesi parties mull change in tactics (kp 12/10/2015)

Vehicles idle at Rani border point after SLMM protests (kp 11/10/2015), Tharuhat activists put off stir, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 11/10/2015), Pvt sector urges Madhes parties to change format of protests (kp 11/10/2015), UDMF urged to call off Tarai protests (ht 11/10/2015)

Big 3 not serious about Tarai issue: Leaders; Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha wants to federate the Tarai region into two states (kp 10/10/2015), Don’t blame India: It is far easier for the Nepali ruling elite to point an accusing finger at India than negotiate in earnest with its own people, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 10/10/2015), Do not blame India for blockade: Mahato (kp 10/10/2015)

The visible hand: Either stoking anti-India sentiments or playing the China card is not a viable strategy for Nepal, by Santosh Sharma Poudel (kp 09/10/2015)

Madhes drift: We should explore forces that have connected and strained relationship between the Madhes and Pahad, by Bicram Rijal (kp 09/10/2015), North and South: This is an internal Nepali problem that should be resolved through dialogue, not intimidation, protests or a blockade, by Puru Shah (nt 09/10/2015), Barking up the wrong tree: There isn’t much sympathy in the Madhes for the pain Kathmandu is enduring, by Anurag Acharya (nt 09/10/2015), Proposed amendments unacceptable: Yadav (rep 09/10/2015), Mob threatens to set Mahato’s house on fire (ht 09/10/2015), Powerful bomb blast near Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa (ht 09/10/2015), Sit-in continues at Birgunj border (ht 09/10/2015), Sunauli border sees no protest (kp 09/10/2015), Ultra-left whipping up anti-India sentiments, says Yadav (ht 09/10/2015)

SLMM firm on state delineation demand; next meeting on Friday (kp 08/10/2015), Big III, UDMF to continue parleys (ht 08/10/2015), Flexibility required (ht 08/10/2015), Bhattarai advises Tharus, hill people to settle issues (ht 08/10/2015), Morcha cadres hurl stones at police from Indian soil (kp 08/10/2015)

Talks with agitating parties: Morcha seeks concrete govt proposal (kp 07/10/2015), Big 3-UDMF meeting fails to make headway (rep 07/10/2015), Government likely to register constitution amendment bill today (ht 07/10/2015), Blockade to remain till demands met: UDMF, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/10/2015), Tharu group disassociates itself from UDMF-called protests (rep 07/10/2015), Prolonged protests trouble Morang folk, by Lilaballav Ghimire (kp 07/10/2015), Millions of schoolchildren in Tarai districts hit by protests, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 07/10/2015), Tarai unrest imperils livelihood of daily wage earners, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 07/10/2015)

Morcha, three-party panels likely to begin formal talks today, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/10/2015), UDMF forms a four-member talks team (ht 05/10/2015), The risk of intractability: Normalcy will be found only during brief interludes if intransigency supersedes sagacity in negotiations with Madheshis and Tharus, by C.K. Lal (rep 05/10/2015), The concerns of the Madhesi parties will be addressed, interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (kp 05/10/2015) [In this case, you should not have promulgated the constitution in this way!!], Boundary issues must be addressed, FDA tells govt, by Ram Kumar Kant (ht 05/10/2015), Blockade not yet over, says Mahato (ht 05/10/2015), Solidarity rally for Madhes agitation (ht 05/10/2015)

Protests continue at Nepal-India border (kp 04/10/2015), NC, UML spat over constitutional issues worry Madhesi leaders (ht 04/10/2015)

Constitution crisis: Unrest, blockade cause loss worth ‘$1b’, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/10/2015), No end in sight: The government was ill-prepared to deal with economic blockades of the sort Nepal is currently living through, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/10/2015), Protesters clash with police in Rautahat (ht 03/10/2015), Protester injured in police firing, by Shiva Puri (kp 03/10/2015)

The Madhesi cauldron: Kathmandu’s power wielders have not realised that there has been a tectonic shift in the plains, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (kp 02/10/2015), Before it's too late: Southern Nepal is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis, we need to act soon, by Puru Shah (nt 02/10/2015), Fighting our own battles: Madhesis may be culturally close to Indians, but they are Nepalis first, by Jivesh Jha (nt 02/10/2015), It's not about the constitution: The current standoff is more about the feeling of being left out, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/10/2015), Insult and injury, by Santa Gaha Magar (nt 02/10/2015), Thousands form human chain on Hulaki Road: Tharuhat supporters, business people protest against border blockage (kp 02/10/2015), UDMF forms human chain of protest (ht 02/10/2015), Gaur Bairganiya entry point stays shut (ht 02/10/2015), Govt may free protestors if border protests stopped, by Sangeet Sangroula (kp 02/10/2015), Tarai talks: Madhesi leaders of national parties say some of the demands of plains-based groups are genuine and can easily be addressed, by Tufan Neupane (nt 02/10/2015), Informal talks with Mahantha Thakur to continue, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/10/2015)

Unblocking the deadlock: The "unannounced blockade" by India has distracted us from the real issues that plague us as a nation, by Daulat Jha (rep 01/10/2015), UDMF demands roadmap to settle disputes: Major parties want blockade ended first (rep 01/10/2015), Morcha hopeful of solution to Tarai disputes (kp 01/10/2015), Negotiations with UDMF to continue today (ht 01/10/2015), UDMF forces halt to Nepali TV channels in Bara and Parsa, by Ritesh Tripathi and Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 01/10/2015), Curfew order lifted in Birgunj: The situation in the sub-metropolis is yet to be normal as Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha  has continued its protests (kp 01/10/2015), UCPN (M): NC, UML tough stance hindering consensus with Madhes (kp 01/10/2015)

Cycle of exclusion: aws that fail to break the poverty-alienation-statelessness trap are driving much of the anger in the Madhes, by Apoorva Lal (kp 30/09/2015), Talks make no headway, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/09/2015), Talks with Tarai leaders positive (ht 30/09/2015), UML proposes 79 FPTP seats for plains, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 30/09/2015)

Tharu MPs for collaboration with agitating groups to press demands (kp 29/09/2015), Negotiation with dissident parties begins: Three-member government dialogue team meets Madhesi leaders to discuss ways to end stalemate (kp 29/09/2015)), NC Madhes leaders table 4-pt suggestion (kp 29/09/2015))

Tarai unrest: Stones hurled at buses, 36 hurt, by Jitendra Khadka (kp 28/09/2015), 50 vehicles vandalised (ht), Army returns to barracks in Kailali today (kp 28/09/2015)

Two Madhesi fronts forge alliance: Madhesi leaders fear that radical elements might cash in on the ongoing agitation on the ground, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/09/2015)

Madhes parties plan to forge broader alliance (kp 26/09/2015), UDMF, FDA likely to forge working alliance, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/09/2015), Morcha protesters continue obstructing border points (kp 26/09/2015), Banks face cash shortage in Tarai, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/09/2015), Gasoline shortage hits Kanchanpur, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/09/2015), Agitators in Tarai block essential supplies (ht 26/09/2015)

Big 3 for conditional Army pullout: Two ruling parties and the opposition UCPN (Maoist) agree to recall Nepal Army to create an environment for talks provided that protests become peaceful, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 25/09/2015), Big III renew call for talks to end protests (ht 25/09/2015), Protesters stage sit-in at major border points (kp 25/09/2015), Eight UDMF leaders held from border, released (ht 25/09/2015), Curfew order continues in Tikapur, Dhangadhi, by Ganesh Chaudhary and Mohan Budhair (kp 25/09/2015), BRB supports demands of Madhes parties (kp 25/09/2015)

Protesters threaten with 24-hr blockade (kp 24/09/2015), Prolonged bandh cripples mid-Tarai (ht 24/09/2015), Tarai protest sees no end, Bardiya folk defy banda (kp 24/09/2015), UDMF to intensify stir, block highways, customs points: Tharus considering a working alliance with Madhesis, indigenous nationalities (ht 24/09/2015), 3-day ultimatum to end strikes, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 24/09/2015)

Power plays: Inability of the Congress and UML to adopt a democratic decision-making process alienated the Madhesis, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 23/09/2015) [Better say "unwillingness"], Morcha, Tharuhat, Limbuwan demonstrate in several districts (kp 23/09/2015), 30 days of strike, curfew hit Kailali people hard (ht 23/09/2015), Gachhadar to Big 3: Show your cards, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/09/2015), Madhesi leaders seek concrete deal, by Prakash Acharya (ht 23/09/2015)

Police open fire in Malangwa after protesters set fire to lawmaker’s house, by Aman Koirala (kp 22/09/2015), Violence continues unabated in Tarai: 12-yr-old among 12 people injured in police firing (kp 22/09/2015), Bomb blast, protest in Kailali (ht 22/09/2015), Vandalism and arson escalate in the plains, by Ram Sarraf and Prabat Kumar Jha(ht 22/09/2015), AHRC urges govt to stop ‘alarming ongoing violence’ in Biratnagar (ht 22/09/2015) [see AHRC statement], Amnesty International urges restraint during protests (kp 22/09/2015) [see AI statement], Banda cripples life in Tarai, by Madhav Ghimire and Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 22/09/2015), Agitation will continue until Madhes state is guaranteed: SSFN Chair Yadav (kp 22/09/2015), UDMF to intensify agitation (ht 22/09/2015), Rajendra Mahato burns new statute (ht 22/09/2015)

One protester dies, several hurt in Tarai demonstrations (kp 21/09/2015), Madhesi-Tharu alliance on the cards: Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato says they will continue to fight for the rights of Tarai people by  forging alliance with like-minded forces (kp 21/09/2015)

Talk to the Tarai: The new constitution has not been able to address the demands of the Madhesis, by Dipendra Jha (kp 20/09/2015), Bhattarai: More to be done; The Maoist leader says new statute does not address the concerns of Madhesis, Tharus, Muslims and other marginalised groups, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 20/09/2015) [And why did you vote for its promulgation?]

DAO steps up security in Kailali (ht 19/09/2015), Mahato plans to intensify protest in Tarai districts (ht 19/09/2015), Rajendra, Matrika, JP to form alliance, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 19/09/2015), Madheshi lives matter: Innocent civilians in Tarai have been killed but the media attention has been scarce, by Puru Shah (rep 19/09/2015), Govt to provide Rs 1m to Tarai protest dead (rep 19/09/2015), Big 3, MJF-L deal stuck on wording: With the both sides making efforts to seek acceptable words, leaders remain hopeful of consensus (kp 19/09/2015), Big III fail to rope in Gachhadar, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 19/09/2015), Modi’s special envoy urges addressing Madhes demands (rep 19/09/2015), ‘Utilise time before statute promulgation’ (kp 19/09/2015), Try to forge consensus till last moment: Jaishankar, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 19/09/2015)

Morcha warns ‘stern protest’ for Madhes rights (kp 18/09/2015), UDMF decides to keep door for talks open (ht 18/09/2015), Madhesi front to burn new constitution (ht 18/09/2015), Habeas corpus petition over arrest of 5 Morcha leaders annulled, by Madan Thakur (rep 18/09/2015), Big 3 positive on Tharu demands, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/09/2015), Big 3 hold talks with Tharu leaders, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 18/09/2015), Big III in bid to rope in Gachhadar (ht 18/09/2015), Demos continue in Tarai districts (kp 18/09/2015), Footnotes from the Far-west: Tikapur has been left with an open scar which will take a long time to heal, by Anurag Acharya (nt 18/09/2015), NHRC condemns Bethari shooting (kp 18/09/2015)

Twilight of tokenism: Gachhedar could have claimed centre-stage through the Third Madhesh Uprising. Perhaps it is fear rather than greed keeping him in bondage, by C.K. Lal (rep 07/09/2015)

Madhesh maligned: The thrust of the draft constitution could have been no different had it been proposed by erstwhile Rana rulers or Panchayat supremacists, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 01/09/2015)

Underground party merges with NSP (ht 25/08/2015)

The roti-beti bette noire: The Madhesi woman is arguably the most talked about individual in Nepali politics; According to men, she has the power to change Nepal’s demography all by herself, by Darshan Karki (kp 08/08/2015)

Mood of the Madhes: If the state continues to ignore the grievances of the Madhesi people, it will do so at its own peril, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 04/08/2015)

20 hurt as CK Raut loyalists clash with police (ht 30/07/2015)

Demand for single Madhes province obsolete: Experts, by Lilaballav Ghimire (kp 24/07/2015), Yadav warns of Madhes revolt (kp 24/07/2015), Constitution draft regressive: Madhesi leaders (ht 24/07/2015)

Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha to launch struggle for separate state (ht 24/07/2015)

Madhes gets special development package (kp 15/07/2015)

UDMF announces first phase protest (ht 10/07/2015), Madhes Politics Of Farce And Self-affliction, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 10/07/2015)) [an oversimplified analysis!]

Victors take all: Devided along caste liones and ambitions of political personalities that vie for patronage of PEON few Madheshis have resilience to wage street protests, by C.K. Lal (rep 29/06/2015)

Southern gale: No matter what the major political parties do, they cannot stop the rise of Madhesi Young Turks, by Pramod Mishra (kp 25/06/2015)

Madhes will break ties with Capital if past agreements are not implemented: Sonal (ht 25/06/2015)

Leaderless Madhesh: Whatever obstacle comes in the way of Upendra Yadav's new party, much of it will be deserv ed and of his own doing, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 23/06/2015)

TMDP gears up to protest 16-point pact in Tarai districts (ht 18/06/2015)

The neo-regressive Nepalis: The 16-point deal reached between anti-Maoists and the nominal Maoists, is almost a third coup in six years that has all but restored the status quo ante before Madhesh Uprising, by C.K. Lal (rep 12/06/2015)

UDMF expels MJF-D for signing 16-point deal (ht 11/06/2015), Four UDMF constituents object to 16-point pact (ht 12/06/2015), Amresh Singh registers nine-pt note of dissent (ht 12/06/2015), MJF-N, FSPN close to finalising merger deal for new party, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 12/06/2015), MJF-N,FSP-N and KSRP to announce merger tomorrow (ht 14/06/2015), 3 parties to announce merger today: Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Federal Socialist Party Nepal and Khas Samabeshi Party merge to form the new Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum (kp 15/06/2015), Three parties merge to become Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/06/2015) [It is the fifth strongest party in CA now!], MJF-N, FSP-N, KSRP merge to form fifth largest party in CA (ht 16/06/2015), MPRF-N, FSPN, KINP merge to form FSFN (rep 16/06/2015), ‘Yadav has lost right to fight for Madhes’ (kp 17/06/2015) [and the 16-point-agreement is in the interest of Madheshis??]

CK Raut arrested again (kp 27/05/2015)

Conflict prone zone: Madheshi politicos have been silenced by the calamity in the mountains, but to assume Janajatis will accept their lot as easily as Dalits will probably be a mistake, by C.K. Lal (rep 25/05/2014)

Special Court acquits Raut (kp 24/04/2015) [Nepal's political prisoner number one finally freed!], CK Raut acquitted of sedition charge (ht 24/04/2015), Raut exonerated in sedition charge, by Durga Lal (rep 24/04/2015)

Violence begets violence: The excessive violence by police against protesters in Gaur follows a well-established pattern, by Dipendra Jha (kp 15/04/2015)

KP Oli’s Madhesh: The remarcable change of face4 of Madhesh has now become a political issue being played out in how we choose to delineate our federal states, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 14/04/2015)

Compact between people and state is breaking down in Tarai, interview with Vijay Kant Karna (kp 13/04/2015))

The Gaur Incident And Its Message, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 10/04/2015)

MJF-N chair urges cadres to launch fresh agitation (ht 05/04/2015)

Cops, protesters clash in Gaur; 60 hurt, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 04/04/2015), Curfew in Gaur as violence flares, by Shiva Puri (kp 04/04/2015), Protest continues in Gaur; locals, cops clash: Administration declares certain areas restricted zone to prevent untoward incident, by Prabhat Kumar Jha (ht 05/04/2015), Agitators refuse talks as strike enters fifth day (ht), Talks ahead, Gaur limps to normal, by Shiva Puri (kp 06/04/2015), Probe Gaur incident: NHRC (ht 06/04/2015), Border village new flashpoint as Gaur violence spills over: Area tense after Armed Police Force post faced bullets from ‘miscreants’ across border, by Shiva Puri (kp 07/04/2015), No easy answer: Events in Gaur are a manifestation of the undercurrents of Tarai-Pahad dichotomy (kp 07/04/2015), Restive Gaur faces double whammy, by Shiva Puri (kp 08/04/2015), CCI withdraws protest, oppn bloc calls another, by Shiva Puri (kp 09/04/2015), FNCCI calls off indefinite strike in Gaur: 30-party alliance rejects decision; Gives continuity to agitation saying it was not part of talks (ht 09/04/2015), Oppn alliance calls off stir, by Shiva Puri (kp 10/04/2015)

Jai Madhes: Madhesis shouldn’t have to make way for a ‘New Nepal’; rather, they should stand at its core, by Marouan Fatti (kp 29/03/2015)

Bed of thorns: Risks and challenges to constitution making have multiplied during two-month moratorium since CA missed January 22 deadline, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 24/03/2015)

SC orders govt to form Madhesi Commission (kp 10/03/2015), SC issues order to form commission on Madhes (ht 10/03/2015)

Branches and boundaries: The protests in Kalaiya and Simara foretell the challenges of federating the country, by Dipendra Jha (kp 09/03/2015)

Two Sadbhawana parties unite (kp 03/03/2015)

Not yet boiling point: The people of the Tarai are angry, but not angry enough to join another protest movement led by Madhesi politicians, by Navin Jha (nt 27/02/2015)

Simara tense as protests intensify (kp 21/02/2015), 23 injured as Simara simmers after protests, by Laxmi Sah and Bhusan Yadav (kp 23/02/2015), Dozens injured in Simara clash (ht 23/02/2015), Simara protest rages, more than 100 hurt: As tension flares, highway sections declared off-limits for protests, by Laxmi Sah (kp 24/02/2015), More clashes as stir in Simara worsens (ht 24/02/2015), Protest withdrawn, normalcy returns in Simara (ht 25/02/2015), Protest called off in Simara, by Laxmi Sah (kp 25/02/2015)

Marching marginalisation: Marchwar in Rupandehi provides a telling example of the disconnect between state and society, by Dipendra Jha (kp 20/02/2015)

Rautahat land revenue office padlocked: Govt accused of plotting against Madhes (ht 16/02/2015)

Poor sanitation among Madhesi Dalits attributed to extreme poverty, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 14/02/2015)

JTMM claims it has huge cache of arms: Makes public a list of weapons,explosives and cadres (ht 06/02/2015)

Cracks in the Madhesi front: Marred by deep distrust, Madhesi parties look incapable of serving the Maoist interest, by Om Astha Rai (nt 06/02/2015)

The Madhesh Question: Eight years after Madhesh uprising, Madheshis are still waiting; The long silence doesn't imply the externalized population of the country has been silenced, by C.K. Lal (rep 19/01/2015)

JP, Matrika unite for Madhesis’ rights (kp 11/01/2015)

Status of Madhes Before Unification: Debunking Some Heresies, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 11/01/2015)

If Madhesis ruled: 'But son, army isn't for you; You must be Madheshi to qualify for army job, unless you want to work as a barber or a cook', by Sukhdev Shah (rep 23/12/2014)

The shivering subalterns: There seems to be some hesitation among a section of Muslims and Tharus in making common cause with mainstream Maoists and resolute Madheshis, by C.K. Lal (rep 22/12/2014)

UDMF wants MJF-N Chair Yadav in front’s meetings (ht 16/12/2014)

SSP, MFJ-G inclusion in Madhes alliance remains uncertain (kp 14/12/2014)

MJF-Nepal chairfinds fault withUDMF constituents (ht 14/12/2014)

Madheshi separatism: There is no evidence of mass discontent among Madheshi people that they are being deprived of civil and citizenship rights under the exclusionist rule, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 09/12/2014)

2 Tarai outfits surrender weapons (kp 08/12/2014), Two armed outfits submit weapons (ht 08/12/2014)

SC tells govt to stop cold-related deaths: Cold spells claimed 23 lives in Tarai last year and 69 lives were lost in 2012 (ht 05/12/2014)

ATMM submits arms to government (ht 20/11/2014)

Tarai tribulations: The Chinese intention of making inroads into Lumbini, which is adjacent to the Indian border, in the name of supporting infrastructure is now well established, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 18/11/2014)

When Banke burned: The lesson of the communal riots of 2006 in Nepalganj is that politics and religion can be a volatile mixture, by Basanta Upadhyay (nt 14/11/2014)

Madhes parties revive Morcha (kp 14/11/2014), UDMF expanded to give message of unity (ht 14/11/2014)

Malnourished Madhesh: The 'news' that Indian premier was likely to travel to Janakpur by land route was greeted as Chhait Ghats with expectant disbelief, by C.K. Lal (rep 10/11/2014)

TMLP gen secy unhappy with party leadership (kp 07/11/2014)

Bad blood: The war was used by many to settle personal scores, and the sense of revenge still remains in the Tarai, by Kalpana Bhattarai (nt 07/11/2014)

Madheshis have failed: The trick for national prosperity is development in Madhesh; Only a Pahade leadership can accomplish this, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 04/11/2014)

Mission Madhesh: The best response to Raut is to demonstrate that only one person would voluntarily secede and take citizenship of His Kingdom: Dr Raut himself, by Bishal Thapa (rep 28/10/2014) [The current political leaders are not qualified to provide the necessary preconditions!!]

Selective interpretation: Only a federal and inclusive constitution can lay the foundation for an "Imagined Community", where Madheshis will live with Pahadis as equals, by C.K. Lal (rep 27/10/201), United States of Nepal: The issue of federalism arose only after Madheshis revolted against Interim Constitution settled by NC, UML and Maoists, by Anand Jha (rep 27/10/2014)

Whither Madhesh? Only 10 percent of development budget goes to Tarai although the state mobilizes 80 percent of ots revenues from this region, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 08/10/2014)

Limits of liberty: Raut's continued confinement will expose ethnic discrimination, exclusion and rights abuse carried out in the guise of nationalism and patriotism, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 07/10/2014), Raut refuses to walk out on bail (kp 15/10/2014)

Nepal’s soft underbelly: The Madhes has never been more integrated with the rest of the country, by Bihari K. Shrestha (nt 26/09/2014)

Former armed outfit to support constitution drafting through CA (ht 24/09/2014), Govt, JTMM reach pact (kp 26/09/2014), Underground group leaders come out (ht 26/09/2014)

One Madhes not possible, says KC (kp 21/09/2014)

Extreme at both ends: Kathmandu’s neglect of the Madhes is being exploited by radicals in the plains, by Anurag Acharya (nt 19/09/2014)

Raut remanded in 6-day custody (kp 15/09/2014), Raut remanded to 6-day police custody (rep 15/09/2014), Activists, Madhesi parties demand Raut’s release (ht 15/09/2014), UML guilty on two accounts: Appointment of Mahesh Basnet and arrest of CK Raut (kp 15/09/2014), SC orders police to produce Raut before court by Friday (kp 16/09/2014), Govt told to produce Madhesi activist CK Raut in apex court (ht 16/09/2014), Morang attorney records CK Raut’s statement (kp 17/09/2014, Storm in a teacup: Instead of arresting CK Raut and making him famous, his ideas should have been discussed and challenged, by Pramod Mishra (kp 18/09/2014), Raut remanded in custody for 24 hrs (kp 19/09/2014), Court allows Raut's detention for another day, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 19/09/2014), CK Raut’s custody extended by 2 days (kp 20/09/2014), Man facing treason charge remanded to 48-hour custody (ht 20/09/2014), Madhesi CA Members Club condemns CK Raut’s arrest (ht 21/09/2014), On CK Raut: He has dared to speak publically what most Madheshis feared to contemplate in private, by Anand Jha (rep 21/09/2014), SC seeks explanation from Special Court (ht 22/09/2014), Madhesi parties in bid to set common agenda: Effortful to form one voice for single autonomous Madhes province (kp 23/09/2014), Govt turning Raut into hero: Madhesi parties (ht 23/09/2014), Speaker bars lawmakers from raising sub judice issues (kp 23/09/2014), The right fight: His struggle is nothing less than divine intervention to salvage the pride of millions of people who have suffered systematic exclusion, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 23/09/2014), Raut’s supporters demand his release (kp 24/09/2014), No need to intervene in Raut’s case: SC; Special Court extends his judicial custody by two weeks (ht 25/09/2014), Spectre of secession, The paranoid reaction of a democratic government to CK Raut’s activities cannot be justified, by Deepak Thapa (kp 25/09/2014), Dahal: Raut’s arrest wrongful (kp 26/09/2014), Free Raut immediately: FRA (ht 26/09/2014), Oppositons demand Raut’s release (kp 27/09/2014), FRA takes up Raut’s arrest withActing Prime Minister Gautam (ht 27/09/2014), ‘CK Raut’s condition critical’ (kp 30/09/2014) [The next victim of failed government politics??], Silencing dissent: The arrest and subsequent processing of CK Raut hints at political interference and is highly suspect, by Dipendra Jha (kp 30/09/2014), Koirala hints at Raut’s release (kp 08/10/2014), Raut faces treason case (kp 09/10/2014), CK Raut slapped with sedition charge (ht 09/10/2014)

Madhesi leader arrested (kp 14/09/2014)

SP campaign to expand organisational base (kp 13/09/2014)

Forget the past: The shocking neglect of Nepal’s Tarai heritage in Lumbini and Janakpur, by David Seddon (nt 12/09/2014)

TMLP to elect PP leader on Wednesday (kp 08/09/2014)

PP leadership quandary in TMLP (kp 04/09/2014)

Modi and Madhesh: By supporting the Madheshi fight for equal status in Nepal, Modi will antagonize the NC and UML leaders, his business partners, by Anand Jha (rep 31/08/2014)

Politics of language: Interpretations of Modi's parliament speech in social media were disturbing for the Madheshis, by Kalpana Jha (rep 27/08/2014)

Amity, no more hostility: Communal harmony returns to Madhesh after yeras of discord, by Benup Raj Bhattarai (rep 20/08/2014)

Madhesi youths say India has ignored Madhes cause (ht 13/08/2014)

TMDP, SP begin merger talks (ht 10/08/2014)

Tarai regions top charts in worker migration (ht 08/08/2014)

‘Remind Modi of Madhesi significance’ (ht 03/08/2014)

Modi and the Madhes: Modi has a chance to break with the past and provide assistance to the Madhes proportional with the hills, by Dipendra Jha (kp 30/07/2014)

SP mulls over quitting Constituent Assembly: Party to decide on the issue after feeling pulse through interactions across Madhes (ht 24/07/2014), Mahato-led SP sets copies of budget document on fire (rep 24/07/2014)

Cut the trees? The country would perhapsa have been better off if it had converted some forest areas into plantation fields, by Jagadish Chandra Baral (rep 21/07/2014)

SP ready to take to streets (ht 20/07/2014)

Federalism and Tarai-Madhes: Madhesis must have unchallenged access to wealth of the hills by being part of the same federal province, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 18/07/2014)

Susta folk ‘prohibited from tilling farmland’, by Bechu Gaud (kp 11/07/2014)

Madhes-based parties suspect UCPN-M stance (ht 04/07/2014)

Mahato makes pitch for federalism (ht 29/06/2014)

Madhesi commission at work (ht 26/06/2014)

Madhes parties struggling for unification (rep 31/05/2014)

Madhesi agendas still not attained completely, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/05/2014)

‘Unity of Upendra Yadav’s party, MJF-D possible’: Three parties ready to unite with my own: Gachhadar (ht 10/05/2014)

Most Tarai armed groups ‘losing grip’, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 10/05/2014)

Tarai armed outfits tamed, says Minister Gautam, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/05/2014)

MJF-Democratic mulls ways to revamp party (ht 08/05/2014)

Police regaining public faith in Madhesh: Persistent crackdown on criminal outfits showing its impact, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 06/05/2014)

A Tarai test case: Police firing at an exam centre in the Tarai and apathy of politicians make slogans about uplifting marginalised groups ring hollow, by Trishna Rana (nt 02/05/2014)

Madhesi lawmakers bank on state pledge: Hope panel to implement pacts with outfits will take shape (ht 28/04/2014)

Madhes parties agree central committee size, preamble (rep 15/04/2014)

Madhesi parties discussing nitty gritties of unity, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/04/2014)

Tarai hardest hit by deaths abroad, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 07/04/2014)

SP, TMLP approve merger document: New party to be guided by democratic socialism (kp 31/03/2014), Fresh headway in unification of three Madhes parties: Yadav's draft proposal endorsed with minor amendments, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 31/03/2014), Better as one: Madhesh-based parties (rep 01/04/2014), Task force for 301 CC members in unified party (ht 04/04/2014), Unified Madhesi party to have 301 central members (kp 07/04/2014)

Madheshis and Mandarins: Any effort to involve China in Madhesh is often perceived as playing China card and put under a great pressure by India and the West, by C.K. Raut (rep 30/03/2014)

Social harmony improves in Madhesh/Tarai (rep 28/03/2014)

Madhes party merger: TMLP, SP for more Madhes-centric issues in MJF-N unification proposal (kp 27/03/2014), TMDP, SP discuss MJF-N unity paper: Upendra Yadav’s proposal not seen positively by his own party leaders (ht 27/03/2014), Yadav floats fresh proposal for unification of Madhes parties (rep 27/03/2014), Yadav to include TMDP, SP suggestions in unity paper (ht 28/03/2014)

Who needs Madhesh? Looking at the performance of Madheshi parties in CA II polls, it is difficult to conclude that their underlying ideologies represent what is good for Madhesh as a single unit, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 25/02/2014)

Help, not hinder: International community's ill-framed programs are responsible for landlessness and displacement of indigenous communities of Tarai, by C.K. Raut (rep 19/03/2014)

Second rung Madhesi leaders miffed by delayed unity (rep 12/03/2014), MJF-N leaders divided over unity with SP, TMLP, by Pranab Kharel (kp 15/03/2014)

Madhesi parties unity: A number of issues still need to be thrashed out (ht 17/02/2014), Little possibility of Madhesi parties forging party unity: Yadav (nn 21/02/2014), Yadav: Too soon to predict merger of Madhesi parties (kp 22/02/2014), MSP, TMDP likely to merge before Holi: MJF-N has hinted party may opt out of unification process (ht 28/02/2014)

The Dajyu sndrome: The state is the only hope for Madheshis and they would have to to join hands across party lines to make it more Madhesh-friendly, by C.K. Lal (rep 17/02/2014)

Madhesi parties draw civil society’s fire (ht 08/02/2014)

Battle for Madheshi party hot seat: Mahato and Yadav in leadership tussle, by Pranab Kharel (kp 06/02/2014), Madhesi parties unification only after new government (rep 06/02/2014)

Blood over water: The consequences of the Madhesi parties’ nepotism in selecting PR candidates will manifest in the next election, by Dipendra Jha (kp 05/02/2014)

3 Madhes-based parties at variance, by Pranab Kharel (kp 03/02/2014)

Now MJF-G and TMSP decide to form alliance (kp 01/01/2014)

United we stand: Fragmented Madhesi parties look to come together to be relevant in the CA (kp 30/01/2014)

Improving Local Governance In Terai, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 25/01/2014)

‘Gains of Madhes movements in peril’ (ht 25/01/2014)

Taskforce suggests equal status for chiefs, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 25/01/2014), Optimism in the air as talks move forward (ht 26/01/2014), 3 Madhesi parties close to deciding unification model (kp 27/01/2014), Blueprint for new party organisation submitted (kp 29/01/2014), Taskforce recommends leadership model, party name (rep 29/01/2014)

Tarai outfit warns of armed rebellion (ht 22/01/2014)

Gachhadar steps up effort to form separate Madhes alliance (kp 21/01/2014)

Madhesi identity only through struggle: TMDP chief (ht 20/01/2014)

Seven years on: Madhesis have a responsibility to keep the flame of the Madhes Movement burning to achieve its agendas, by Dipendra Jha (kp 19/01/2014), Madhes stir day marked (kp 20/01/2014)

Tarai outfit cadres held with guns (kp 15/01/2014)

We will not join the government: Yadav (nn 13/01/2014)

3 Madhes-based parties intensify merger talks (nn 12/01/2014), Three Madhesi parties hold unity talks (ht 13/01/2014), Three Madhes parties gear up for unification, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 14/01/2014), Taskforce for unification of three Madhesi parties (ht 15/01/2014), Unity no mean feat for Madhes parties, by Pranab Kharel (kp 16/01/2014), Madhes party unification: Three-party task force to set up by-laws (kp 17/01/2014), Madhesi parties form unification task force, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/01/2014), 3 Madhes parties form taskforce to finalize unification modality, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 17/01/2014), Task force weighs options (kp 18/01/2014), Three Madhesi parties discuss unification (ht 18/01/2014), TMDP, MJF-N, SP set up panel for manifesto (ht 19/01/2014)

MJF-N leaders resent chairman’s ‘single-handed’ unification efforts, by Pranab Kharal (kp 11/01/2014)

MJF-N,TMDP, SP agree to form a united force (ht 09/01/2014)

MJF-L leaders revoke their resignation (kp 07/01/2014)

Volatile Tarai: Lax security breeding crime in Bara, by Laxmi Sah (kp 05/01/2014)

Madhes parties under pressure over PR lists, by Pranab Kharel (kp 02/01/2014), MJF-D top guns complain: Election Commission told candidates chosen arbitrarily (ht 02/01/2014)

Bloodied but not bowed: Madhesi parties to jointly push their agenda, by Jivesh Jha (rep 01/01/2014)

Nepal Madhesh Foundation (NEMAF)

Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum, Nepal [wikipedia]

Tarai Human Rights Defenders Alliance (THRD Alliance)

11-point demands of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), as translated by Madhesi Youth

11 Points Demands of United Democratic Madhesi Front for Nepal Government, by Jitendra Sahayogi

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