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Nepal minister extends support to Madhesi man injured during protest

Nepal, Mar 08 (ANI): State Industry Minister of Nepal, Meghraj Nishad, during a visit to Birgunj hospital met a Madhesi protestor injured during a protest two months ago and announced a compensation of 6, 000 Nepali Rupees while assuring him further assistance. The Southern Terai region of Nepal reeled under a five-month long agitation by the Madheshis against the Himalayan nation’s newly adopted constitution, which was promulgated last year. The Madeshis demands include redrawing of the boundaries of the provinces in Terai region, fixing of electoral constituencies on the basis of population and proportional representation. As many as 55 Madheshis lost their lives while protesting for their rights.

Madhesi leaders reject first amendment of Nepal’s constitution

Nepal, Jan 24 (ANI): Ethnic Madhesi leaders have rejected the first amendment of Nepal's Constitution which was voted upon by the Himalayan nation's parliament after months of protest by their community. Speaker of the parliament Onsari Gharti Magar announced the passage of the first amendment of the Nepal's Constitution in Kathmandu on Saturday. Article 42, 84 and 286 of the Constitution, aimed at addressing 11-point demands raised by Madhesi political parties, were amended. The amendment sought to ensure higher representation in the government bodies on the basis of proportional inclusion of the Madhesis, as well as other marginalised communities. However, the lawmakers of agitating Madhesi political parties rejected the amendment saying it failed to address their core demand. During the parliamentary proceedings, the lawmakers of Madhesi political parties got up and started protesting against the decision of amendment taken by other parties. Later, lawmakers from Madhesi parties walked out from the house. Madhesi parties vowed to continue the protests against the Constitution. Madhesis have been protesting for the last few months over the new Constitution of Nepal which they feel has not addressed their concerns. About 50 people have been killed in police shooting during the

Protestors block major trading checkpoint between India and Nepal in agitation against Nepal Constit

Raxaul Border/Birgunj, Sep 25 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters blocked a major trading checkpoint between India and Nepal on Friday, cutting off vital supplies to the landlocked Himalayan nation, in protest against the country's new constitution. The protesters belonging to the Madhesi community were angry about plans to divide the country into seven federal provinces under the charter that was appointed by the Nepal government on Sunday. The blocked checkpoint in Birgunj is the key hub for oil and food imports into Nepal. At least 40 people died in the subsequent protests and violence which included police personnel.

Relief operations enter fifth day in quake-hit Nepal, toll crosses 5,000

Kathmandu, April 29 (ANI): Indian Air Force carried out massive relief operations in Nepal for the fifth day on Wednesday (April 29), after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the Himalayan nation last week. India has promised to extend comprehensive support to quake-hit Nepal under the name of Operation Maitri (Amity). Survivors were airlifted from troubled areas to a safe zone where they were provided medical treatment. The number of people killed in Saturday's (April 25) 7.9 magnitude earthquake rose to 5,006, an interior ministry official said. Meanwhile, local Nepalese television broadcast footage showing the extent of the damage and destruction in villages and towns in the quake-hit nation. It showed collapsed buildings, cracked roads and vehicles filled with people driving down the road.

Relief operations enter fifth day in quake-hit Nepal, toll crosses 5,000

Kathmandu, April 29 (ANI): Indian Air Force carried out massive relief operations in Nepal for the fifth day on Wednesday (April 29), after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the Himalayan nation last week. India has promised to extend comprehensive support to quake-hit Nepal under the name of Operation Maitri (Amity). Survivors were airlifted from troubled areas to a safe zone where they were provided medical treatment. The number of people killed in Saturday's (April 25) 7.9 magnitude earthquake rose to 5,006, an interior ministry official said. Meanwhile, local Nepalese television broadcast footage showing the extent of the damage and destruction in villages and towns in the quake-hit nation. It showed collapsed buildings, cracked roads and vehicles filled with people driving down the road.