2m kids to get vaccinated

POKHARA: The second national anti-measles vaccination drive targeted at two million children from 33 districts of the western, mid-western and far-western regions, will begin from Tuesday. Measles claims the lives of about 5,000 children between nine months and 15 years, said the director of the Child Health Section, Yasobardhan Pradhan. — HNS

Curfew worries locals

PYUTHAN: The local administrations have imposed curfew in the forest areas of Rolpa and Pyuthan. Locals fear the RNA is preparing to launch security operation in the districts. Officiating Pyuthan CDO Dol Raj Dhakal said the curfew was imposed in areas of the village development committees of Damri, Arkha and Rajbara. Similarly, curfew has been declared in 16 VDCs of Rolpa district. They include Thawang, Rangsi, Nuwagaun, Gharti gaun and Pachhapwang among others. — HNS

1 killed, 4 hurt in mishap

DHADING: One person was killed and four were critically wounded when a cargo truck headed for Mugling from Kathmandu hit a taxi at Bishaltar of Benighat VDC-8, Dhading, on Sunday night. — HNS

No textbooks for students

PALPA: Students of a Palpa-based secondary school are still deprived of textbooks, although their final examination is just around the corner. Nine months have passed since the regular academic session began, but the students of Mahendrabodhi secondary school located in the district headquarters, Tansen, have no textbooks. “Our teachers have told us we will be getting the books soon,” said students of the school. Sources said students of the government schools in Tansen have become ‘used to’ the many problems they have to face because of the authorities’ apathy. — HNS