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Sar-e-Pul’s infra projects kick off

Six reconstruction projects are executed in northern Sar-e-Pul province on Thursday. The infrastructure projects include a school building, three community centres, a 160-metre surrounding wall for a kindergarten, 113-metre canal, three small bridges in Sar-i-Pul city, said rural rehabilitation and

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Let the CEOs take the place of Generals in Afghanistan- India External Affairs Minister

Speaking on the inauguration of Investment Summit on Afghanistan in Delhi, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said that foreign investment and domestic private sector development can prevent ‘political or security vacuum’ from happening. The Investment Summit brought together companies

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UK on its double-dip recession, data confirms

UK’s GDP dropped 0.3% in the first quarter of the year, confirming UK’s double-dip recession phase. Households spending fell and people’s real income continued to shrink. While there was some green light on consumer spending recently, the economy would probably

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Barclays’ Deception- a ‘Systematic Dishonesty’

Barclays manipulation of interest rates looks like a deliberate strategy, which the former chief executive of Barclays Martin Taylor called it ‘systematic dishonesty’. Barclays was fined USD 450m for trying to manipulate interest rates. However, there are indications that other

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Manmohan Singh: Time to Revive the once Rosy Economy of India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh called on his officials to decide on measures that would help revive India’s economic growth. India’s economic pace is at its lowest pace, expanding at an annual rate of 5.3% in the first quarter. Rupee has

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Coca-Cola increasing its investment in India

Coca-Cola has increased its investment in India in a bid to increase its market share. The investment is USD 3bn more than it had previously announced. Coke enjoys a big share of the Indian market, forming 58% share. The industry’s

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Nangarhar’s Key Irrigation Canal Launched

Implemented by the USAID, Nangarhar’s Kushkak Canal was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday. The canal, flowing up to 10 km through six villages, will help irrigate 388 hectares of land and benefit 1,178 families in Surkhrod district. It

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America’s Big Companies to participate in the Investment Summit on Afghanistan in Delhi

Over a dozen American companies, including big companies like DuPont, Price Waterhouse Cooper, General Electric, ExxonMobile, are participating in the Investment Summit on Afghanistan today in New Delhi. The Summit is an evidence for India’s government showing their support and

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EU asks WTO to settle row with China on ‘rare earth’ minerals

The European Union has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to arbitrate in a dispute about China’s restrictions on rare earth minerals such as lutetium and scandium which are important in the manufacturing of products such as mobile phones. China

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales banned by US court

A court has banned sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US while it decides on the firm’s patent dispute with Apple. Apple has claimed that Samsung infringed its design patent and copied the look of its popular

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