Opposing RMC’s T20, Cong workers dig up cricket pitch

Congress workers Saturday dug up the pitch at Madhavrao Scindia cricket ground here, to protest against All-Gujarat Inter-Municipal Corporation T20 Tournament hosted by Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC).

The tournament is to start Sunday and Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vajubhai Vala is supposed to inaugurate it.

Congress workers, including MLA Indranil Rajyaguru and local leader Kashmira Nathwani, dug up the pitch.

"Five persons from a Nepalese family have to commit suicide by setting themselves ablaze, protesting against RMC's policy; and people of the city are facing extreme shortage of drinking water, but RMC is wasting water by organising such tournament," Rajyaguru said.

BJP corporator Kashyap Shukla criticised the incident, and said despite it, the tournament would be held.

Girl dies after consuming food items distributed by state govt

A five-year-old girl died and her three-year-old brother was hospitalised after they allegedly consumed the contents of a food packet distributed by the state government to fight malnutrition among children, police said here on Saturday.

Anganwadi workers in Maliya-Miyana town of the district had gone for door-to-door distribution of the food packets in the town on Friday, police said. The packets were given as part of the state government's "Bal Vikas Seva Yojana" scheme, they said.

According to police, Sayna Miyana and her brother Firoz started vomitting soon after consuming the contents of the packet and were rushed to Rajkot Civil Hospital last night after being given primary treatment at a local hospital. "Sayna died early this morning, while Firoz is in a stable condition," police said.

Victim's father Jusab Miyana told the police that the food packets were distributed once a week, which is required to be cooked but the children ate it without cooking and started vomitting.

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