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British envoy Sparkes leaving Nepal

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KATHMANDU —

British Ambassador Andrew James Sparkes called on Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey and informed about the finishing of his task in Nepal next month.

Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi was also present amid the meeting, according to a statement issued by British Embassay.

Sparkes has taken a personal decision to leave the British Foreign Service following thirty years of service and three Ambassadorial posts, as per the statement.

Envoy Sparkes arrived in Kathmandu as the British envoy to Nepal in April, 2013. Generally, British envoy has a three-year term.

Sparkes wants to keep up his relations to Nepal, for which he has an incredible love, and to proceed with his engagement with the improvement of the nation especially in the training and health areas, the statement informed.

“I may be leaving as Ambassador but I am sure I am not saying farewell to Nepal. I wish achievement and flourishing to its awesome people, and want to keep on having influence as a single person in the forthcoming festival of 200 years of unique relationship between Nepal and the UK,” the statement cited Sparkes as telling.

Foreign Minister Pandey said Ambassador Sparkes has expressed his craving to work in the field of education and health after his retirement.

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7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision

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DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.

The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.

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