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Naghlu dam project hampered due to insecurity

Nangarhar Water and Energy Director Mohibullah Momand repeatedly urges the government to provide security to the Sarobi district of Kabul that is posing constant threat to power supply from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar province. The project was due to

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China-funded irrigation project helps boost farming

China Daily- As Chinese workers tried to complete in a few months an irrigation canal project in Parwan province that was built by China in the 1970s but left unfinished during ensuing wars, local people were looking to its completion

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WiMax technology license awarded to 3 Afghan internet companies

The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information issued WiMax technology to Neda Telecom, Ariana and Global Network Services. Minister Eng. Amirzai Sangin called the move another step toward improving internet services in Afghanistan. According to the minister, 80% of Afghanistan’s population

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Android Takes Bite Out Of Apple

Smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android software are eating into Apple’s turf by feeding appetites for innovation and low prices. The Android operating system powered nearly three out of four smartphones shipped worldwide in the recently ended quarter, according

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Afghanistan’s population growing at an unprecedented rate

Ministry of Public Health has expressed their concerns about the unprecedented increasing population growth of Afghanistan. The Ministry has projected Afghanistan’s population to reach 60mn in the next 20 years. Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil cited the high female

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Empty shops at record levels in UK town centres

According to a survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the proportion of empty shops in British town centres hit a record in October in the face of rising costs and sluggish sales. 2012 has seen several high profile retail

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James Bond star hosts ‘Skyfall’ screening for British troops in Afghanistan

Bond star Daniel Craig paid a surprise visit to British troops at Camp Bastion base in Helmand, Afghanistan for screening of his latest Bond film, “Skyfall”. More than 800 British soldiers welcomed the Bond actor as he gave a speech

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Construction of Abu Raihan Al-Beruni's mausoleum begins in Ghazni

Construction of the dome over Abu Raihan Al-Beruni’s tomb is one of the many projects planned for the year 2013. Ghazni Governor Mosa Khan Akbarzada said work on the construction of the dome has started, adding the financial cost of

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Construction of Abu Raihan Al-Beruni’s mausoleum begins in Ghazni

Construction of the dome over Abu Raihan Al-Beruni’s tomb is one of the many projects planned for the year 2013. Ghazni Governor Mosa Khan Akbarzada said work on the construction of the dome has started, adding the financial cost of

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The Life and Science of Al Beruni

These days most of us seem to think that science is the sole concern of the West. During the last two hundred years or so, immense advances have been made in science and technology. This has mostly been the work

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Health Center for Ghazni Refugee Town opened

Ghazni local officials reported about the inauguration of a health center in the refugee town of Ghazni province. Abdul Bari Rahimi, head of the Refugee and Repatriation Department in Ghazni, said the health center, built on a 1-yard land, has

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Two more suspects in the collapse of the Kabul Bank brought to the court

The second day of the prosecution on the fall of Kabul Bank was launched on Saturday. Twenty-two people have been alleged for embezzlement of Kabul Bank money and only seven of them have attended the court to present their information

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As NATO Nears Exit, Construction Dries Up

Jalalabad Road, the heart of what might be called the Afghan capital’s military-industrial complex, has also become the place where heavy construction equipment comes to die. Lined with Afghan and NATO military facilities and the contracting firms that serve them,

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