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British envoy Sparkes leaving Nepal

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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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Action should be taken against the corrupt : Prachand





LAHAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he is committed for not letting commission mongers and corrupt walk freely, stating development of the country is in a mess due to them.

“Development cannot be imagined without good governance. Action should be taken against the corrupt to maintain good governance. The government will take stern step for the same,” Dahal said while laying the foundation stone for upgrading task of East-West Postal Highway at Bariyarpatti of Siraha on Tuesday.

Saying political revolution has now completed, he expressed the view that Nepal would be made a prosperous country of the world within five to ten years with a new revolution of development.

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Likewise, Dahal also said that the left alliance had assured people of good governance, stability, development and prosperity through its common manifesto and claimed that the incumbent government, which has garnered around two thirds majority, would fulfill people’s wish and aspiration.

Saying the plan of upgrading of postal highway, which is considered as a lifeline of Madhes, was forwarded during his term as the Prime Minister, he said upgrading of the postal highway would not be obstructed in any pretext.

Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, said that all political parties should stand together for the development and prosperity of the country.

He also said that the government would take action against those contractors who failed to complete the construction task on deadline.

Likewise, Chief Minister of province no 2, Lalbabu Raut, expressed determination that the provincial government would present itself strongly to control corruption.

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