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Govt to gift 2 pairs of one-horned rhinos to China

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KATHMANDU — The government on Sunday decided to gift two pairs of one-horned rhinoceros to China.

A Cabinet meeting on Sunday held at Baluwatar this morning decided to gift two pairs of rhinos as gift to China.

In January, Forest Minister Agni Sapkota had said that the Chinese side had showed interest for a pair of the rhinos as gift.

In exchange for the rhinos, according to Sapkota, the Chinese side has agreed to provide financial and technical assistant for the proposed Forensic Science Laboratory in Bhaktapur, assist in establishing an international center on community forests.

As per a recent census, there are 645 rhinos in Nepal. Of the total, 605 of them are in Chitwan National Park. The rhinos to be gifted to China will also be selected from the park.

The meeting also deiced to form team led by Chief District Officer in five districts to investigate the property seized by the Maoist rebels during the armed conflict.

The meeting has also decided to appoint former Secretary Madhav Paudel as the Chairman of Nepal Law Commission.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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