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Number of tourists increase at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — The Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Kanchanpur district has seen an increase an increase in the number of tourists- both domestic and foreign over the years.

The reserve is home to large herds of the swamp deer.

Chief Conservation Officer at the Reserve Ved Kumar Dhakal said that the number of tourists coming to visit the Reserve has increased compared with the earlier years.

As per him, 824 tourists visited Shuklaphanta Reserve in the fiscal year 2013/014 to 2014/015.

The number of tourists visiting the Reserve in the last nine months of the current fiscal year has reached 1,288. It is said 531 tourists visited the Reserve from March 14 to April 12, including 436 domestic tourists.

Dhakal said many foreign tourists also come here for carrying out research study on the flora and fauna of the Reserve.

Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is home to the swamp deer, tiger, rhino, spotted deer, elephant and 300 various bird species.

The Reserve covers a large tract of savannah land, the largest such grassland in the country. It also has wetland area as well as historic place

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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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