IN BRIEF

Aid to diarrhoea-hit

Kathmandu: Paschim Paila, formed on the initiative of youth volunteers, has sent 5,000 bottles of chlorine, the water purifying solution, to the diarrhoea-hit areas in western Nepal.” Another 10,000 bottles will be dispatched soon,” said Mona Aditya. Paschim Paila enjoys the support of World Health Organisation, UN-HABITAT and Environment and Public Health Organisation. A team has been mobilised to train the people in the regions on how to use the solution. “We hope our little effort can save the lives of many,” said Manjeet Dhakal. — HNS


Widows upset

KATHMANDU: National Human Rights Foundation on Friday expressed concern about the incentive package of Rs 50,000 provided on a widow’s remarriage. Issuing a statement, NHRF said, “The provision has hurt their sentiments. We urge the government to find an alternative.” NHRF suggested that the government provide monthly allowance to all single women. — HNS