Three asphyxiated

Kathmandu: Three persons died of suffocation in two separate incidents in Maharajgunj and Bhatbhateni on Monday. Hem Bahadur Rai (42) and Nar Bahadur BK (19) died after falling into a tube well near Kanti Children Hospital in Maharajgunj while Daya Nidhi Shah (30) of Orissa, India, died after falling into a tube well in Bhatbhateni. According to DSP Bikash Khanal of Maharajgunj Police Circle, BK fell into the tube well while trying to rescue Rai who had entered the 40-metre deep well to clean it. Likewise, Shah fell into the well while trying to rescue his friend Gorang Panda who had fallen into it while cleaning it in Bhatbhateni. Panda, who was rescued in an unconscious state, is undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital at Maharajgunj. The incident in Maharajgunj occurred when Rai fell into the well while cleaning it at around 9:00 am. BK died before he could rescue Rai. — HNS

Home for elderly

KATHMANDU: Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Pampha Bhusal said on Tuesday that attempts were underway to construct a well-furnished home for senior citizens. She said this during a programme organised at the Pashupati old-age home. — RSS

Rainwater collection

KATHMANDU: With a view to minimising the problem of drinking water in the Kathmandu Valley, promotion of rainwater collection system has begun on the initiation of women affiliated with various community groups. Director of Guthi, a non government organisation, Anil Staphit, said an awareness programme on rainwater harvesting and training were conducted with the help of Khusibu Consumers’ Committee and local women of KMC-32. — RSS

NHRC selects interns

LALITPUR: The National Human Rights Commission selected six women, who will work in the NHRC for six months, from among the third batch of interns. All of them belong to the Dalit community. NHRC Deputy Director Yagya Prasad Adhikari said the NHRC will train the interns on human rights. — RSS