2 hurt in jute mill blast

BIRATNAGAR: Two security guards were injured when a bomb went off at Raghupati Jute Mills in Biratnagar on Thursday night. Guards Kiran Shrestha and Nir Kumar Tamang were injured when a bomb thrown from outside exploded on the premises at 10 pm. Both the injured are undergoing treatment at Koshi Zonal Hospital in Biratnagar. The main gate of the mill and a toilet have been destroyed in the incident. Chetan Madhesi, member, Janatantrik Mukti Tigers, owned up the blast over the phone, accusing the mill of exploiting workers.

One killed

DHADING: A person was killed when a truck met with an accident at Koiraledanda in Bhumesthan VDC of Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway on Friday. Truck driver Kumar Tamang, 22, a resident of Goganpani-6 was killed in the accident. The truck which was heading to Kathmandu from Nuwakot, skidded off the road falling 100 metres down, the area police office said. — HNS

Decrease in CMR

KATHMANDU: Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Child Mortality Rate (CMR) has decreased in the last ten years. According to Central Child Welfare Committee, IMR had decreased by 48 and CMR by 61per thousand children annually within the past decade. According to various reports related to children’s health, it showed that women who were educated and marrying after 20 years of age were among the main factors behind the decrease. The committee’s report shows that vaccine campaigns of various diseases —- BCG, DPT, polio, measles, TT— given as per long-term health policy were also the reasons behind the decrease in CMR. It also states that four out of five children have taken all the vaccines.