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Shahrukh Khan to team up with Farah again!?!

Farah Khan, it appears, doesn’t believe in wasting time. She was keen to patch up with Shah Rukh Khan after his infamous scuffle with her husband Shirish Kunder and what better way to do so than offer him a film!

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Increase in Herat, Kandahar Revenue

The annual revenue of western Herat province has increased to 19.98 billion afghanis ($385 million) in 2011, compared to 14.83 billion afs during the previous year. Local officials said on Saturday the Ministry of Finance had set the province a

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Poor quality oil floods Kabul filling stations

Drivers complain low-quality fuel has flooded Kabul, despite the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA)’s promise to take measures to curb substandard fuel imports. Trucker Ghulam Hussain said: “The quality of oil is poor and damages diesel-run vehicles.” He complained hed

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Indian, Canadian firms to invest $ 14.6b in Hajigak iron mine

An Indian consortium and a Canadian firm would jointly invest $14.6 billion (729.4 billion afs) in developing the Hajigak iron mine, an official said on Saturday. The mine in central Bamyan province, which is estimated to hold 1.8 billion tonnes

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Iran crisis: US to apply fresh oil sanctions

US President Barack Obama has approved the introduction of fresh sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil. In a statement, Mr Obama said US allies boycotting Iranian oil would not suffer negative consequences because there was enough oil in the world

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Returnees receive assistance in Nangarhar

The refugees department in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday disturbed relief items to returnees in Kunar and Laghman provinces, an official said. The assistance including tents and other materials was distributed to families in the Kama district of

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Jacqueline goes Hollywood?

Latest news has it that, model-turned-actress Jacqueline Fernandez, might soon be seen in a Hollywood flick, a Canadian-British venture, ‘Definition of Fear’. The film marks the directorial debut of producer James Simpson. “I have been approached for that. Talks are

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Look how Salman and Aishwarya avoided each other!

It was a grand Bollywood gathering at the Mukesh Ambani bash to celebrate Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 centuries, earlier this week. Ex’s bumped into each other, many exchanged glances and a lot more happened at the bash. Well, lets just come

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Spain in Pain

The Spanish government is due to unveil what is expected to be one of the toughest budgets in its recent history. Newly-elected Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has already warned the budget will be “very austere”. On Thursday, Spanish police clashed

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Uzbekistan not paying commission

Trade revenues from Hairatan port have increased by 22% from last year’s revenues. According to Mr. Rahim Sadiqi, the director of Hairatan’s Land Transport, the revenues have reached 126 million Afs this year compared to 103 million Afs in 1389.

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Gold, gas, petrol prices down in Kabul

Prices of gold, gas and petrol declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other essential commodities remained stable, retailers said on Thursday. Abdul Baseer, a jeweler in the Lecce-i-Maryam neighbourhood, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of

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Burma to float kyat in April to attract investment

Burma has said it will start a managed float of its currency from 1 April to attract foreign investors. The Central Bank of Myanmar (Burma) said the currency, the kyat, will “from now on be determined by supply and demand”.

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Romance in Manali for Ranbir and Deepika!

They were real lovers once upon a time, they are back together once again, but this time on reel. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are getting all cosy and romantic, on screen in Manali. They are shooting for director Ayaan

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Economic Development Requires Better Security: MoFA

The Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul said economic development requires improvement in security situation in Afghanistan. Addressing a press conference after a regional economic conference in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, on Tuesday, Rassoul said economic projects discussed in the conference

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Kabul Residents to pay power bills through cell phones

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday signed a contract with the Etisalat Telecommunication Company to enable Kabul residents to pay electricity bills through mobile telephones. Under the accord, the Etisalat Company would distribute 300,000 SIM cards to power consumers

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EU needs to double the bailout fund, says OECD

The head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said that the eurozone needs to double its bailout fund to 1 trillion euros ($1.3tn, £836m). Angelo Gurria said the eurozone must show investors they have the “firepower

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India to review gold tax but import duty to stay

The Indian government has said it will review a new tax on gold jewellery, after 11 days of protests by gold shop owners. Shops have been closed in some parts of India since the levy was announced in the federal

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WFP receives 41 trucks from Russia as a donation to deliver food to the hungry in Afghanistan

The Government Russia Federation donated 41 trucks to the World Food Program to support food delivery operation in Afghanistan. The donation is valued at USD 2.7 million and comprises of 40 Kamaz brand cargo trucks and one mobile workshop. The

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17 key projects to be executed in Afghanistan

Pakistan, Tajikistan and Iran signed contracts for 17 mega development projects in Afghanistan at the conclusion of the 5th Regional Economic Conference in Dushanbe on Tuesday. Agreements on the infrastructure development projects, including railway lines and the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas

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Pakistan to restart work on incomplete projects

Pakistan has promised resumption of work on several incomplete projects in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday. A statement from the ministry said President Hamid Karzai discussed the issue with his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, on the

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Salman Khan-Jackie Chan in an action packed film?

Reports have it that Salman Khan is all set to do a film with Jackie Chan. Talks are in progress. South filmmaker Aascar Ravichandran, is planning a full on action paked film with the duo. He revealed that he plans

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Katrina Kaif takes personal interest in SRK’s flick!

Looks like Katrina Kaif is following Aamir Khan’s footsteps. We hear that, just like aamir, the actress too is showing personal interest in her upcoming Yash Chopra’s untitled film. She has taken the responsibility of styling herself for the film.

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Bad roads hit Kunduz farmers’ income

Badly bombed-out roads have become a bane to local farmers in Gul Tepa, who gripe over loss of income due to difficulties in transporting fragile agri crops to nearby markets. Gul Tepa, capital of the northern Kunduz, once a Taliban

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Fifth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan International Exhibition

The third exhibition of Afghanistan’s economic development launched today in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and the exhibition will continue until the 28th of March. Mr. Atiquallh Nusrat, Chief Operation Officer at Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), said in a news

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Etisalat Introduces 3G Service in Afghanistan

Etisalat has launched the first 3G services in Afghanistan, marking another achievement in the fast-growing telecom industry in the country. Imran Afzal Janjua, head of Corporate Communication at Etisalat Afghanistan said on Monday that the 3G services enable GSM users

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