Mystery disease rages

SArlahi: Two girls died of an unidentified disease while more than 50 persons were taken ill of the same in Narayankhola VDC of Sarlahi district in the past two days. The deceased have been identified as seven-year-old Sunita Kumari Dong and six-year-old Anitamaya Dong of Dayanbasti, Narayankhola VDC-6. According to Naina Bahadur Dong, his daughter Sunita had suffered high fever, headache and burning stomach ache before she died after vomiting blood. According to Lalbandi Primary Health Centre, 50 persons were taken ill while three are in a critical condition.— HNS

Protest over price rise

KAVRE: Women Awareness Centre Nepal organised a rally to protest the spiralling price hike of essentials in Banepa on Sunday. The rally started from Pulbazaar, went through different thoroughfares of the city, and converged into a corner meet in Chardobatochowk. They claimed that they could not celebrate Teej festival due to the skyrocketing price of essentials and artificial shortage. They demanded the government to control the price hike at the earliest. Prativa Subedi, WACN chairperson, said that businesses were hiking price at their own mercy and accused the government of failing to take action. “The skyrocketing price of goods has made us unable to celebrate the Teej festival,” she said. — HNS