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Rhino counting begins in Shuklaphanta

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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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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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