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5 rhinos to be relocated to Bardiya from Chitwan

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CHITWAN — Five one-horned rhinos, two male and three female, will be moved to Bardiya National Park from Chitwan National Park coming week.

Chief Conservation Officer of Chitwan National Park, Ramchandra Kandel, said that all arrangements for moving the rhinos to Bardiya National Park have been finished.

Two rhinos will be taken to the Mid-Western Nepal and released in the Bardiya National Park on March 2, while the remaining three will be shifted on March 6. The rhinos presently living in Kasara area of Chitwan will get new home in Babai Valley.

The total expense for the relocation of the rhinos is assessed Rs 8.3 million.

The relocation aims at maintaining the biodiversity of the rare species of rhinoceros, saving it from diseases and floods, increasing the number of productive adults and prevent in-breeding, according to Kandel.

As many as of 30 elephants and human resources will be utilized for the undertaking.

Kandel informed that 25 rhinos, 20 of them female, will be moved to Bardiya from Chitwan in three years.

Records shows that there are 29 rhinos in Bardiya on the bank of Karnali River, while five in Katariya Ghat of neighboring India.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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