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Tiger census begins at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR —The census of world’s rare wildlife, tiger, has begun at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve on Wednesday.

According to Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve Office, Majhagaun, the tiger counting of this year has started through camera trapping technology.

“We have floated a plan to complete the tiger census within a month by dividing the reserve area into different groups” informed Chief Conservation Officer at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, Bed Kumar Dhakal.

He informed that a section of trained local employees of the Reserve has reached out to the field for tiger counting. At least 24 employees will be deputed for the task, he informed, adding the counting will be carried out with the help of elephant and technology.

The census has been put on top priority in potential areas of the Reserve – which is stretched over 305 square kilometers, the Reserve Office stated.

The tiger counting has been continuously undertaken in the Reserve for the past eight years. Some 17 tigers were found in last year’s census, the Office informed.

The Nepal Army’s Bhawani Box Battalion, Majagaun Barrack and Kanchanpur District Forest Office are also taking part in the census.


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One Nepali dies another severely injured in Maryland gun shooting

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One Nepali had died and another severly injured injured in a gun shooting incident at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland, USA on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Brinda Giri, 41 from Baltimore — originally from Kaski and maternal home in Parbat,Nepal, according to Harry Bhandari,a Democratic candidate for state delegate from District 8 and a teacher with Baltimore City Schools.

Giri, a mother of two had recently moved to the US from Nepal to meet her husband who has been living there for 10 years.

Bhandari,who is a community leader and candidate for state delegate, said that another Nepali Purna Acharya is badly injured in the incident.

Acharya is being treated at a local hospital reads the press release by Police.

The shooting took place at Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, 35 miles North-East from Baltimore. Isnochiya Moajli, 26, a co-worker said bullets were fired at local time 9 PM. The shooter shot others and himself at last.

Police rushed injured Giri to a hospital, where she died.

Three Americans have also died in the incident.

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