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7 Fatal Interviewer Mistakes

By Jeff Haden Job candidates aren’t the only ones who screw up interviews. Here are seven blunders interviewers make–and how to avoid them. Job candidates make a lot of mistakes in interviews. That’s bad—at least for a person hoping to

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Dismissal of contractor teachers by the Ministry of Finance

According to a new government ruling, the Ministry of Finance has approved the dismissal of contractor teachers effective December 21st. Nearly 5,000 contractor teachers are likely to lose their jobs. Their education level is lower than 12th grade, and the

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Spanish USD 6.6mn support to reintegration and peace project in Afghanistan

UN Development Program- The Government of Spain will contribute USD 6.6 million towards implementation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Project (APRP) project. The Spanish contribution will support activities for Badghis province. An Agreement was

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Afghans to have their first computerized ID's in January

Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication Eng. Amirzai Sangin announced on Wednesday that the issuance of the first ever computerized ID’s would begin in January. The new ID’s are aimed at improving security by preventing forgery of identification documents. Mr.

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Afghans to have their first computerized ID’s in January

Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication Eng. Amirzai Sangin announced on Wednesday that the issuance of the first ever computerized ID’s would begin in January. The new ID’s are aimed at improving security by preventing forgery of identification documents. Mr.

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Malaysia to support Afghanistan's reconstruction process

New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia has stated it will do its utmost to support Afghanistan’s reconciliation and reconstruction process. The country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Datuk Hussein Haniff, said Kuala Lumpur looked forward to continuing to play a

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Malaysia to support Afghanistan’s reconstruction process

New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia has stated it will do its utmost to support Afghanistan’s reconciliation and reconstruction process. The country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Datuk Hussein Haniff, said Kuala Lumpur looked forward to continuing to play a

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A Lesson from Google: Why Innovation is the Key to Your Company’s Future

  By Daniel Burrus -I’ve always said that innovation is a key driver of business success. We saw this in action with Google. Back when Google was a startup, they focused heavily on innovation in search. As a result, they created a major

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China urges world to act on promises to Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS: The peace reconstruction process in Afghanistan is now at a crucial juncture, a Chinese envoy said, calling on the international community to fulfill its commitments to the Central Asian country. Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent representative to the

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Proposed budget presented to the House of Representatives

After the Senate’s approval of the budget, Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal presented the draft budget for the next fiscal year, beginning on 21 December, to Wolesi Jirga or the House of the Representatives. Minister Zakhilwal explained that 70% of the

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Millions of dollars smuggled out of the Kabul Bank to foreign countries

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee released on Wednesday an 87-page report on the embezzlement at the Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s first private bank. The Committee’s Chairman, Drago Kos, said USD 5bn was illegally transferred abroad. Also on Wednesday,

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There would be no major crisis in Afghanistan post-2014- President Hamid Karzai

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Afghanistan National Industrial Conference, President Hamid Karzai assured his country that Afghanistan would not face any economic crisis after 2014, when many of the foreign troops are scheduled to leave. He alleged the Western

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The Afghanistan Summit III to be held in Dubai

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Afghan Senators approve next year’s budget

The Meshrano Jerga or the Senate has given their approval for next year’s budget beginning on December 21. The government has proposed 170bn AFN for the development budget and 196 AFN for the general budget. The budget received criticism from

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Inauguration of the Afghanistan National Industrial Conference

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) organized a conference with the theme of “The Rising Afghan Industry” in November at the Loya Jirga Compound. Inaugurating the conference, President Hamid Karzai emphasized on the growth of domestic products and protecting them

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US consumer confidence jumps in November

According to a survey, US consumer confidence has once again reached the highest level in four and a half years. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose to 73.7 from 73.1 in October. Both being the best readings since February

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Afghan Telecom Company to provide 3G and GSM services across Afghanistan

By- Dawood Essa Afghan Telecom, an Afghan telecommunication company, announced this Tuesday that it would be offering GSM (Global System for Mobiles) and 3G services for mobile users across the country. Almost 15% of the Afghan population is deprived from

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Eurozone Deal On Greece Bailout

Eurozone finance ministers and the IMF have reached an agreement to release urgently needed loans to Greece in order to reduce the country’s debt.  The deal was made on Monday after 12 hours of talks at the third meeting of

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India Fails To Break Parliament Deadlock Over Supermarket Reform

India’s government failed on Monday to defuse a row with the opposition over opening up the supermarket sector to foreign chains, a decision that has thrown parliament into chaos and endangered fresh economic reforms. Opposition lawmakers have paralysed parliament, demanding

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Global Recovery Under Threat, says OECD

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), decisive policy action is needed to ensure the world is not “plunged back into recession.” The OECD, which represents the world’s richest nations, also lowered its growth forecasts. The group’s

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Twilight finale holds firm at number one

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the final instalment of the vampire fantasy films, has topped the US box office for the second week in a row. Early estimates suggest it took $43.1m (£26.9m) between Friday and Sunday,

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USD 3.2bn allocated for development projects in the next budget

The draft for development budget was presented on Monday to the Meshrano Jirga, which inquired the three ministries about their plans for the next year. In the new budget, USD 148mn has been allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture, USD

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Etisalat Afghanistan awarded “Achievement in Social Inclusion”

The Connected World Forum at their annual international conference on mobile money awarded the telecommunication company of Etisalat in Afghanistan the 2012 “Achievement in Social Inclusion” on Monday. The award is given to those companies and organizations that contribute to

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Economic transition more effective than security transition- Commerce Minister Shinwari

Speaking at the session entitled “Access to Global Markets”, Commerce and Industries Deputy Minister Muzamil Shinwari emphasized on the importance of exports for Afghanistan’s economy. He called for a better strategy to be put in place to woo international markets

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Germany donates 97mn Euros to Afghanistan

As part of its promise at the Tokyo Conference, the German government has delivered a total USD 126mn to Afghanistan. According to Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal, 20mn Euros is allocated for the development of the education, 32mn Euros for Kabul’s

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