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Rhinos to be relocated today

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CHITWAN — Two rhinos are being relocated today from Chitwan Nationa Park to Bardiaya National Park in the midst of a dissents by animal conservationists in Chitwan.

Arrangements are underway to relocate two rhinos on today and three on Wednesday to Bardiya.

The government plan to move one-horned rhinos from Chitwan to Bardiya has met with fierce protest from some conservationists yesterday.

Around one-and-a-half dozen organisations working for animal rights have started protesting the authority’s recent decision to transfer five rare one-horned rhinos from Chitwan National Park to Bardiya National Park.

Conservationists affiliated to various organisations, who are protesting against the relocation plan submitted a memorandum to Chitwan Chief District Officer Binod Prakash Singh, urging him to stop the entire process on Monday.

The protesting conservationists argued that the BNP is “not a safe place” for rhino conservation. They claimed that 83 rhinos have been shifted to Bardiya from Chitwan at different times since 1985, but last year’s census showed that there were only 29 pachyderms in the BNP.

The five rhinos are being relocated as per a decision of the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation taken last year. The authorities are planning to move 30 one-horned rhinos from the CNP to the BNP in next three years.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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