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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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