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Construction of Herat-Samangan Railway Track Resumes

Ministry of Public Affairs officials say that work on the construction of Herat-Samangan railway will restart after 2 years of delay. Herat residents, however, are doubtful about the completion of the project. Experiences of the past 10 years have shown

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Indonesia’s Economy Expanded more than Expected

South Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia, grew by 6.4% from a year earlier, more than analysts’ expected growth rate of 6.1%. The growth comes amid high domestic consumption which accounts for almost 60% of Indonesia’s overall economy. Domestic consumption was boosted

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Student Of The Year.. A complete youth flick!

The first trailer of Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’ is out and it promises to be an out and out Gen-X film. Introducing three newcomers: Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan,’Student Of The Year’ is a story of

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High Commodity Prices in Zabul

Zabul residents have complained about the high prices of food and fuel during the month of Ramadan. They say that people of Zabul are not well-off enough to be able to afford such high prices. They want the government, especially

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Mazar Residents Welcome the Third-Generation of Internet Services

Many of residents of Mazar-e-Sharif have expressed satisfaction about the 3G internet service launched in the province. Mazar’s Sales Manager for 3G internet services Mohammad Naeem Khalili said that the speed of 3G internet is much higher than the 2G

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The perils of private enterprise: In rural China, a private oil boom became a state-owned one

A VISITOR to Jingbian county in northern Shaanxi province finds at its heart a thriving oil town in the grip of a state-owned company, Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum. Yanchang’s building, 12 storeys high, towers over the low-slung town. The company is

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Recruiting Interns: All work and no pay?

YOUNGSTERS enter the office of Inspiring Interns through what looks like a wardrobe door. The reference to C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is deliberate: the company wants them to feel transported into a magical new world

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A Chinese Mines Manager Killed in Zambia

Zambian miners have killed a Chinese mines manager during a riot on Saturday by pushing a trolley at him at a coal mine. The miners went on a strike against the Chinese-owned mining company for delaying implementation of their new

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The Japanese tragedy

BRAD DELONG posts a question: “Japan is now 40 to 50 percent below what the world in 1991 would have estimated their GDP to be in 2012. Do we attribute this to: The forecasting community was just wrong–Japan was having

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Spain on the verge of asking for a full bailout

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has come closest to admitting he is considering a bailout after months of denials. Even now it has been expressed in a different tone, saying he would consider a full bailout for his country only

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Afghan businesses slumping due to insecurity and corruption

Construction companies say that construction works this year in Afghanistan have been greatly reduced compared to previous years. As the foreign forces withdrawal time is approaching, construction works have shrunk by 50%. Companies have expressed their concern about this issue

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Afghans’ Concern over Afghanistan’s Future

Asadullah Ramin has lost all his hope for his country. According to the report by Associated Press, Mr. Ramin is concerned about the situation of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014. Asadullah, a 50 year old electric

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Private Hospitals are not standard- Kabul Residents

A number of Kabul residents have complained that the buildings of many private hospitals are not standard. Most of these hospitals are built in residential buildings and have caused many problems to the patients their attendants. Before people had complained

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Turkey to grant USD 9m for infra projects in Jawzjan

Jawzjan Governor Mohammad Alim Saee said in a press conference that various infrastructure projects worth USD 9million would be implemented soon in northern Jawzjan province with financial collaboration from Turkey. The projects include asphalting of roads inside the city of

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Afghanistan's finance minister denies corruption claims

The business affairs of Afghanistan’s finance minister Hazarat Omar Zakhilwal, are under investigation, after accusations were aired on ToloTV on Thursday that he had stashed away more than $1 million in overseas banks. Mr. Zakhilwal has denied the claims in

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Afghanistan’s finance minister denies corruption claims

The business affairs of Afghanistan’s finance minister Hazarat Omar Zakhilwal, are under investigation, after accusations were aired on ToloTV on Thursday that he had stashed away more than $1 million in overseas banks. Mr. Zakhilwal has denied the claims in

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9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

By Jeff Haden The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think–and why it works. I’m fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people. Regardless of industry or profession, they all

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Taxes waiting at home for US Olympic winners

Based on the US tax system, US medal-winning athletes at the Olympics have to pay tax on the prizes the win. Their awarded money is considered taxable income the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The US Olympic Committee awards USD

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Watchdog in place for Afghanistan Reconstruction Projects

US Senator, Jeanne Shaheen for New Hampshire and Jim Risch for Idaho, have introduced the Afghan Contractor Accountability Act, requiring federal agencies to notify Congress and publicly justify their failure to comply with recommendations of the Special Inspector General for

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Will Safeguards Survive the Next Generation of Development Finance?

Governments depend on a variety of international institutions to advance development goals, ranging from the multilateral World Bank and United Nations, to the aid agencies and national banks of individual countries. Each year, these international institutions invest in activities that

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US economy adds new jobs more than expected

According to the new figures, US firms hired extra 163,000 workers in July, more than what economists had expected. The number of jobs added is more than forecasted, and the highest monthly total since February. The unemployment, however, went up

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“A Superstar in Need is a Friend indeed”

The Khan of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, will be seeing sharing the screen with Hrithik Roshan in the upcoming sequel ‘Krrish 3’. Shahrukh Khan will be playing a cameo as a superhero in the movie. Hrithik had done a powerful cameo

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India lifts ban on Pakistan investments

India has reversed its ban on foreign investment from Pakistan, in a bid to push for a peace settlement between the rivals. The Indian commerce ministry released a statement on Wednesday, stating that “the government of India has reviewed the

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International aid to Afghanistan had no impact on common people’s life

Despite the influx of billions of aid into Afghanistan, common people have not witnessed any significant changes in their lives since the past decade. People are still faced with unemployment and lack of access to basic services for the betterment

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Bank of England Going Easy on its Quantitative Easing Scheme

Bank of England has decided to hold off from taking any further Quantitative Easing (QE) measures and has kept interest rates unchanged, maintaining it at the historic law of 0.5%. Through QE central banks increase the supply of money by

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