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No international pipeline firm ready to implement TAPI gas project

Billed as ‘Peace Pipeline’ for the troubled South-Asia region, the US-backed $9-billion TAPI gas pipeline has got stuck with no international pipeline company willing to implement it unless Turkmenistan gives a share in the gas fields, officials said today. According to the

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Saif-Kareena tie marriage knot

The news of the love story of Saifeena approaches a crescendo! Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan went for a registry marriage today. Karisma Kapoor, the bride’s sister, Randhir Kapoor and Bapita, the bride’s parents, and Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore

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Cotton the best alternative to opium- Helmand elders

A number of residents in southern Helmand province believe that with increasing cotton yields in the province, the issue of insecurity would be minimized. This subject has been discussed among elders of the districts of Nadali, Marjah, Garshak, Nawa, Garamser

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Turkey agrees to build a research hospital in Kabul

Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Health Omer Faruk Kocak and Turkish Ambassador Basat Ozturk signed an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education on the construction of a research hospital in Kabul. Costing USD 283mn, the 10-storey facility would be built

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12th ECO summit opens in Baku with Afghanistan in attendance

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada-The 12th summit of Economic Co-operation Organization (ECO) is opening in Baku on Tuesday with leaders from ten member states participating, including Central Asian Republics, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. President Hamid Karzai, leading a high level delegation,

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Samangan sees an increase in grapes production

Grapes yield in the Feroz Nakhchar district of northern Samangan province has boosted to 6,000 tons this year compared to last year’s 5,000 tons, generating a revenue of 204 million AFN to the district. The suitable climatic and soil conditions

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