Gastro-enteritis claims 36

JAJARKOT: Around 36 people including five members of a family have died of gastro-enteritis, measles and viral influenza in Sthaniya VDC in northern Jajarkot during the last four weeks. Over 18 children have also died of the disease in the village. Scarcity of medicine and health workers has added to the problem, he said. — RSS

Kids rescued from circus

BHAIRAHAWA: Forum of friends of Nepali, an NGO working for the welfare of Nepalis in India, has rescued seven children from Alankar Circus of Surendranagar in Gujarat, India. All children are under the age of 14 and were forced to work at least 14 hours a day. ABC Nepal has taken the responsibility of educating them. — RSS

DDC members resign

PARBAT: Nominated members of Ilaka Nos 2, 4 and 5 of Ilaka DDC have resigned en masse stating they are unable to work under the prevailing circumstances. Those resigning are Parasu Ram KC, Mankumar Giri and Meen Bahadur Gurung. — RSS