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7 women rescued from Jogbani

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MORANG — The Morang Police has rescued seven trafficked Nepali women from Jogbani Railway Station, the Nepal-India border in Morang district.

It is said that the women were being trafficked to the gulf countries by means of New Delhi of India for the sake of foreign job.

Police Inspector Ganga Poudel said that the rescued women aged 21 to 37 are originally from Chitwan, Sankhuwasabha, Udayapur and Sunsari districts.

Police said that they were rescued at 12:00 last midnight from the railway station in India based on a tip off when the women were being trafficked to gulf nations from the Indian capital New Delhi.

Meanwhile, the police has arrested Dhanapati Regmi, 48, of Madhumalla -7 in the district 12 years after he was charged of murdering Pabitra Kattel of the same location. Deputy Superintendent of Police Kamal Thapa said that a case was filed against Regmi for his alleged involvement in the killing of Kattel on January 8, 2004.

Regmi, who joined the people’s war after the murder charge, is a returnee migrant worker. Regmi is brought to Biratnagar after his arrest from the police. The District Court, Morang, had sentenced 20 years in prison to Regmi.


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26 rhinos die in a year in CNP

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CHITWAN — Chitwan National Park (CNP) witnessed zero poaching of endangered one-horned rhinoceros in the fiscal year 2074/75. But the death of the rhinos by natural causes has increased recently, as the park has lost a total of 26 rhinos to various causes in this period.

26 rhinos died from various reasons including natural disaster in the period, according to the CNP information officer, Nurendra Aryal.

Four rhinos were killed in flood-related incidents with two caught in a marsh caused by the flooding while two were swept away by flood waters, he informed.

Fighting, delivery complications (in case of some female rhinos) and aging are other reasons behind the deaths of a noticeable number of this endangered wildlife last fiscal year. Three female rhinos succumbed to child delivery complications in this period. They died after failing to give birth to their babies.

The park however has recorded no case of rhino poaching since April 8, 2017.However, the number of rhino deaths due to other reasons was slightly up in the year compared to the previous year, according to the CNP Information Officer Aryal.

This figure is followed by 25 and 15 rhino deaths in previous two fiscal years respectively.

The natural causes led to the death of 24 rhinos in the fiscal year 2073/74 and 15 in 2072/73.

The need of a study was felt to seek potential ways for minimising the death risk among rhinos with their death toll increasing every year, CNP chief conservation officer, Bed Kumar Dhakal said. A squad from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation has already begun a study to this end.

The CNP latest details mentioned about 605 rhinos here.

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