IN BRIEF

Use of pills up

Madhyapur Thimi: The number of women using contraceptive pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy is on the rise here. The use of Postinor-2, an emergency contraceptive pill, has been increasing here, said district public health officer Jaya Bahadur Karki. Some 25 to 30 women take the pills from health posts every month, he said. A few unmarried girls are regular customers of the pills, said drug seller Komal Raj Thapa. — RSS

RSS scribe bereaved

KATHMANDU: English news editor of Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), Deepraj Sanyal, has been bereaved of his mother. His mother Santu Sanyal died untimely at her own house in Gampha village of Mugu district on Tuesday night. She was 60. Late Santu is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters. — RSS