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Army beat Three Star 2-1 to enter into semifinals of Khaptard Gold Cup

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DHANGADHI — The Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) entered in to semifinals of ongoing Nepal Ice Sudurpaschim Khaptard Gold Cup on Thursday defeating Three Star Club (TSC) 2-1 played at the Regional Stadium in Dhangadhi.

Army striker Nawayug Shrestha broke the dead-lock on the sixth minute of the game, in first half. The departmental team created numerous chances to double their lead but could not.

Suman Aryal extended the departmental side’s lead in the 49th minute. Nirajan Khadka pulled a goal back for TSC in the 53th minute to make the score 2-1.

TSC could not get back in the game as it wasted multiple chances to score. TAC also failed to utilize a lot of goal scoring opportunities.

TAC’s skipper Bharat Khawas was declared the man-of-the-match and was rewarded with Rs 10,000 for his contribution.

TSC earlier defeated Jhapa XI 3-1 in its first match of the tournament to reach the quarterfinals on Monday, but the first division club could not continue its journey in the tournament.

During the post-match conference, TSC head coach Megh Raj KC conceded in spite of playing well team’s failure to score goals cost them the match. He said minor errors led TAC to notch two goals which proved them to be costly.

According to the organisers, Rupandehi XI will take on Manang Marshyangdi Club in today’s quarter-final of the tournament.

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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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