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Terai

(in India) a belt of marshy land at the foot of mountains, esp at the foot of the Himalayas in N India

Terai

 

(also Tarai), a swampy area in India and Nepal, in the southern foothills of the Himalayas, in the northeast of the Indo-Gangetic plain. The Terai forms a strip 30 to 50 km wide at an elevation of up to 900 m. It is covered with jungles, which consist of sal trees, bamboo, magnolias, orchids, and lianas. A considerable part is covered with silt and overgrown with tall grasses. Some parts have been drained and planted with rice and other crops. The swampiness of the Terai is due to excessive precipitation, abundant groundwater, and poor drainage of the submontane plains.

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The people of Seti and Mahakali zones, both in the hills and the Terai have close linguistic ties with people across the border with Uttarakhanda state and UP.
New York [USA], Dec 21 ( ANI ): Human Rights Watch on Thursday asked the Nepal Government to make the report on Terai violence public.
The Terai region now expects that Deuba would not repeat the mistake he committed 20 years ago under pressure from the Palace.
Throughout history, the indigenous Tharus have been invaded several times by other races, mostly by the Hindu Rajput kings from the Terai region who attacked the well-settled Tharus to plunder their resources and erode their influence in the area, says Subodh Kumar Singh, a Nepali writer.
But Lumbini, which is located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal close to the Indian border, turned out to be underwhelming, not to mention the long and dusty bus ride from Kathmandu and the subtle harassment I got from the tour guide I hired for one day.
Khan, 12 Marla Kamboh, Peshawar, Precious Flat at Dean Apartment Afzalabad, Peshawar, 14 Marla plot at Maira Hyderabad, Peshawar, one plot at Regi Model Town, Peshawar, 6 Marla plot, Mahal Terai, Peshawar, House at Gali Loharan Wali, D.
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However, meter gauge lines exist in some parts of the plains or terai region in Nepal.
That has led to a polarization in Nepal and a conflict in the Terai region.
The prime minister will hold dialogue with the agitating parties in the Terai in the coming days," Adhikari said, referring to the plains in Nepal's south.
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