BIRGUNJ — Cadres of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front clashed with a group of alleged Indian smugglers on Wednesday at the Nepal-India border point in Birgunj.
The situation of Birgunj-Raxual border point is tense after the clash.
The clash occurred when protesters tried to prevent the stop the traders from bringing in goods from Raxual on foot.
At least four Morcha cadres were injured in the incident, police said. The group hurled four petrol bombs from the Indian side on the protesters on the Nepali side, due to which four protesters were injured.
There is a strong presence of Police to prevent further clashes among the protesters and local traders.
According SP Raj Babu Shrestha of Parsa District Police Office, a group of around 200 persons from Raxaul tried to supply various goods across the border and the protesting UDMF cadres tried to block them.Follow @gorkhapost
FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today
KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.
The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.
Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.Follow @gorkhapost