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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost
Maha Astami being observed today
KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.
On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.
People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.
Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.
On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.Follow @gorkhapost