Food poisoning

TANAHUN: Five, including four members of a family, in Pokhari Bhanjyang VDC-9 Benikot fell ill after consuming wild mushroom on Monday. The five fell sick one after the other after they consumed the wild mushroom at 3:00 pm, a local said. “They started to faint after consuming the mushroom,” he said. The mushroom was collected from nearby Raniban. — HNS

Cops use force in sit-in

BIRGUNJ: Police on Monday intervened in a sit-in at Gandak Chowk staged by the kin of inmates of Birgunj prison demanding general amnesty. Women members of families of prisoners were staging the sit-in from 12 noon. Police rained batons to disperse the crowd at 1 pm. Six women who sustained minor injuries are undergoing treatment. — HNS

Security beefed up

NEW DELHI: Considering the chances of Bhutanese refugees and the Maoists entering Bhutan from Indo-Nepal border areas, the government of West Bengal state in India has tightened security along its borders with Bhutan and Nepal. The Indian media reported that North Bengal police chief RJS Nawala increased the number of Indian border armed security personnel and West Bengal police in the areas contiguous to Nepal. India has sounded a high alert after the Bhutanese refu-gees clashed with Indian police on the Mechi bridge while attempting to return to Bhutan some days ago. — HNS

Indian Envoy’s visit

NARAYANGARH: Indian envoy to Nepal, Shiv Shanker Mukherjee, on Monday inspected the Maoist People’s Liberation Army Third Division Camp in Jutpani of Chitwan district. According to division spokesman Abiral, Mukherjee acquired information about the PLA fighters’ condition in the camp. Mukherjee also assessed the extent of the Indian government’s aid to the camp, Abiral said.— HNS