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Number of Gauri Gai increased in CNP

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CHITWAN — The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has seen an incensement in the number of gaurs, locally known as Gauri Gai (Bos Gaurus), the protected wildlife species.

The number of Gaurigai soared to 368 from 312 in the past five years, CNP assistant conservation and information officer, Nurendra Aryal said.

The CNP recently carried out the headcount of this protected wildlife after five year in a bid to work out a new strategy for its conservation.

He said that of the number, 115 are male and 148 female. Likewise, sex of 72 adults is not recognised while 33 are calves.

The census was carried out in Chure area through a head-count methodology by dividing the habitats into 14 areas. A total of 130 CNP employees and technicians and 24 tamed elephants were deployed for this.

CNP Chief Conservation Officer Ram Chandra Kandel attributed well-managed habitat to the increment in the number of this wildlife species.

He said that the wild animals prefer to live in dry elevated area and Chure region.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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