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Rhino counting begins in Shuklaphanta

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR —

The rhino counting has started Shuklaphanta natural life store of Kanchanpur on Friday.

As per the data gave by the Reserve Office, the counting will begin from Malubela Post Area of Shuklaphanta toward the beginning of today.

Chief Conservation Officer of the Shuklaphanta Reserve Office, Bed Kumar Dhakal said nearly eight one-horned rhinos were found in the Reserve last year.

“We would finish the tallying within maximum 10 days”, Dhakal said, adding that a team of local workers of the Reserve would be mobilized for the purpose.

The National Nature Conservation Trust, World Wildlife Fund and Terai Arc Landscape Program have held hands for the rhino counting, said the Reserve office sources.

The rhino counting has been taking place in Nepal in every four years.

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha

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GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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