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Afghan women prison changed to a vocational center in Herat province

Generally a place for people who have been convicted of various crimes is named a prison; however, the prison for convicted Afghan women in Herat is changed into a vocational and sports training center that would help them make a

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Afghan women interested in cultivation of saffron in Jawzjan province

Lately, dozens of residents in the district of Aaqcha and city of Sheberghan, who have been provided with the opportunity of learning about the cultivation of saffron, have begun practical work on the cultivation and fostering of saffron. Officials say

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Baghlan-Takhar road built

Officials from the national program of rural road construction reported the completion of the Baghlan-Takhar road construction. The road is a linking road between Baghlan and Takhar, and it also connects Baghlan province with Kunduz through the districts of Boorka,

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Daikundi’s market road to be concreted soon

The 451m road inside the market of Daikundi will be concreted within 3 weeks, local officials reported. “The project costs 1 million and 900 thousand AFN, funded by the municipality of Daikundi,” said Qurban Ali Uruzgani, governor of Daikundi. Receiving

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Tajikistan Power line extended from Kunduz to Takhar

Funded by the Asia Development bank, the existing USD 27.8mn transmission line in Tajikistan is extended to Takhar province from the neighboring Kunduz province. The ceremony was attended by the CEO of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Abdul Razique

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“Bamyan roads are disposable”-Bamyan drivers

A number of bus drivers in Bamyan complained about the poor quality of the road going from Shash Pul village, located in the center of Bamyan, to Aab Bolola region in Shibar district. Dr. Habibya Sarabi said the road was

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Daikundi province to have its first ever stadium

The foundation of Daikundi’s first ever stadium is laid, local officials reported. “The stadium will be built on a 12yd land at a cost of USD 200,000. The project is funded by the Ministry of Counter-Narcotics,” said Daikundi’s Governor Qurban

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Kabul Bank new CEO not cooperating with investigation

The CEO of the new Kabul Bank, Masoud Khan Mosa Ghazi, is alleged by Kabul Bank’s Special Tribunal’s Director for not cooperating with the investigation of Kabul Bank’s scandal. Director Shamur Rahman Shams said he had sent a delegation to

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Trilateral talks between India-US-Afghanistan to be held in New York

The first of its kind the trilateral meeting between the three nations would be held in New York on the sidelines of the 6th annual sessions of the UN General Assembly. The dialogue is aimed at supporting their efforts in

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Discussions on the implementation of TAPI project in Ashgabat

Several meetings have been held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to discuss the implementation of the gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to India and Pakistan through Afghanistan. The meetings have been convened by the Turkmen Gas Company, who is also organizing the implementation

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Seven Welfare Projects implemented in Samangan

The National Solidarity Program executed seven welfare projects in the Aybak city of Samangan Province. According to the director of rural rehabilitation and development Eng. Sayed Mohammad Mujadidi, these projects include construction of four cultural and social centers, six culverts,

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Afghan women handicraft exhibition

Ministry of Information and Culture held a 3-day exhibition of hundreds of fine arts, decoration items and handicrafts on Monday in Kabul. Ghulam Nabi Farahi, deputy of tourism in the Ministry of Information and Culture, emphasized on the importance of

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IMF cuts global growth forecast

Amid continuing economic tensions in the Eurozone and disappointing growth rate of the US economy, IMF looks likely to cut its forecast for global growth. IMF head Christine Lagarde, speaking in Washington, said on Monday: “We continue to project a

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Kabul Bank Privatization Approved by the Cabinet

The Cabinet has approved a privatization plan for the New Kabul Bank, previously known as Kabul Bank, once the country’s largest private lender, the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday. The privatisation plan was approved after its evaluation by an economic

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Wardak’s key canal inaugurated

The reconstruction of a key canal in central Maidan Wardak was completed on Monday and the canal was inaugurated. The Nahr-e-Folad Canal is a kilometer long, 5.3m deep and 5.1m wide, enabling the canal to protect 300 acres of agriculture

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Afghanistan’s Rural Development Ministry launched Welfare Projects in Ghor

Rural Development Ministry implemented several welfare projects in western Ghor province. The projects, costing USD 8mn, included 36 small bridges, two water tanks, three small dams and a 1,000m retaining wall. Provincial Rural Development Director Eng. Taj Mohammad Zulal said

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Afghanistan shines in Netherland’s international exhibition

An international exhibition of handicrafts and precious gems, attended by participants from 30 different nations, was held in Netherlands. Afghanistan’s precious stones, traditional clothes and handicrafts were part of the display. Inayatullah Nabil, Ambassador of Afghanistan in Netherlands, in the

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Afghan women face sack at Kabul's factory

Sarco Abad factory, a rare women-only factory in Kabul, will soon lose its Nato contract to make military uniforms to the Afghan government. Afghan government officials claim they can buy the uniforms more cheaply from China or Pakistan. The factory’s

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Afghan women face sack at Kabul’s factory

Sarco Abad factory, a rare women-only factory in Kabul, will soon lose its Nato contract to make military uniforms to the Afghan government. Afghan government officials claim they can buy the uniforms more cheaply from China or Pakistan. The factory’s

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Apple seeks an additional USD 707m from Samsung

Yes! You read that right. Apple is seeking USD 707m more in damages from Samsung after winning the battle in the court a few weeks ago. The iPhone and iPad maker is demanding more, saying Samsung has caused irreversible “damage

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Toyota resumes all operations in China as protests ease

A number of Japanese companies had halted their operations in China, as many Chinese held demonstrations against Japan for buying islands in the East China Sea, that both countries claim. Toyota, whose dealerships were attacked and production at plants were

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Kabul-Beijing strengthening bilateral relations

As the deadline for the withdrawal of US and NATO forces draws near, Beijing is stepping up its diplomacy with Kabul in recent months. On Sunday, China’s domestic security Chief Zhou Yongkang visited Kabul and signed security and economic agreements.

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Bamyan potato production higher this year

Mohammad Tahir Attaye, Director of Agriculture and Livestock in Bamyan, said potato production in Bamyan has increased by 20% from last year’s production. Many other agriculture products in Bamyan were damaged due to natural disasters like flood and early cooling

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Lack of government’s attention has caused reduction in Afghanistan’s exports- Chamber of Commerce

Eng. Qasim Yousufi, Head of Chamber of Commerce and Industries in the east zone of the country, sees lack of attention from the government being the reason for the fall in Afghan exports. “Exports of paper, plastic, Pepsi and other

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Disabled protest in Nangarhar calling on the government to fulfill their demands

Dozens of disabled gather in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday and rallied a protest, demanding the government to provide them with shelter, jobs, education, monthly stipends and other facilities. The protest is expected to continue for another day, as more

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