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6 FNNTE members including Chairman Karmacharya released

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KATHMANDU — Six members of the Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE) including Chairman Yogendra Nath Karmacharya on Sunday were released on Sunday after they agreed not to do syndicate.

It has been learnt that FNNTE Chairman Karmacharya, senior vice chairman Bijay Swar, General Secretary Saroj Sitaula, Vice General Secretary Basanta Bhandar, FNNTE Province 3 coordinator Dharmaraj Dhimal among six others, who were arrested for enforcing transport strike in favour of syndicate system, were released on the condition that they will be taking part in a meeting with the government talks team.

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The police had arrested FNTEE Chairman Karmacharya among six others on Saturday from New Baneshwor while general secretary Sitaula was arrested on Friday.

In a move that supported syndicate system in the transport sector across the country, transport entrepreneurs had called for a nationwide transport strike on Friday following which the government took a strong stand against the move and arrested various members of FNNTE.

The government team comprising of a minister and transport entrepreneurs are preparing to hold talks to resolve issues that rose following government crackdown on transport syndicates.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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