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Another translocated Arna gives birth to calf in CNP

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CHITWAN — A week after a wild water buffalo also called ‘Arna’ gave birth to a female calf, another Arna has also given birth to a calf on Thursday in Chitwan National Park (CNP), officials confirmed.

According to the Senior Veterinary Doctor at the CNP, Kamal Ghaire, a male calf was recovered from the conserved area of the wild water buffalo in the eastern belt of CNP at Padampur.

Earlier, a wild buffalo that was translocated to the CNP nearly two years ago, had given birth to a female calf on 16 August.

“Following the two-day long monitoring with the support from elephants, we found the second wild water buffalo giving birth to a baby calf,” Ghaire narrated. He added that one more Arna is an aspiring mother and is expected to give birth within a month.

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With the addition of new members of Arna, Director General of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Department Man Bahadur Khadka said that a huge success was achieved in the conservation of species after the birth of a male calf and shared his plan to add more Arna in the open place.

After the arrival of a new member of Arna, the total number of wild water buffaloes in open space has reached 11 in the national park.

Prior to this, six Arna lost their lives due to diseases and in tiger attack, according to the officials at CNP.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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