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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Tuesday, July 16

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 16, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (July 16, 2019).

After diplomatic fiasco over Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro’s son visits Nepal

Six months after ruling party Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s controversial statement on Venezuela, a team of Venezuelan youths, led by Nicolás Ernesto Maduro Guerra, the son of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, has met with senior political leaders and parliamentarians from the ruling Nepal Communist Party.

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Climate scientists gather in Kathmandu as country reels from floods and landslides

At a time when the country is battered by torrential rainfall, which is being linked with effects of climate change, more than 260 climate scientists gathered in Nepal, one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world, to discuss climate change’s impact and assess vulnerability and adaptation measures.

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Chitwan National Park builds and restores ponds for rhinos

The CNP has around 200 natural ponds for its rhinos, but most are in a dilapidated state for lack of maintenance and repair. The scarcity of such water pits—natural and manmade—leads to frequent confrontations, subsequent fights and death of the rhinos at the park.  

To limit the number of such fights, the CNP officials have started to restore old ponds in the park.

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Tourist arrivals to Chitwan reach all-time high of 185,644

The number of foreign sightseers visiting the jungle safari destination of Sauraha, Chitwan reached an all-time high this fiscal year, making it one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country.

Nepal’s first national park--Chitwan National Park located in the southern Tarai--received 185,644 foreign tourists in the current fiscal year ending Tuesday.

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Published: 16-07-2019 19:26

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