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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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Afghan police arrested for looting money from bank

Two policemen in eastern Nuristan province have been arrested with 9mn AFN stolen from a branch of Da Afghanistan Bank. Governor Tamim Nuristani said investigation has been initiated and the culprits shall be brought to justice soon. Nuristan provincial police

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Poor face choice between food and medicine as winter sets in

In the gray light of each cold dawn, the parents of 10-month-old Shoaib hold their own breath as they listen for the rasp of his, waiting to see whether their coughing, feverish little boy has survived another night. Winter’s chill

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Clinton stresses on regional economic integration of Afghanistan

Delivering a speech on “Economic Statecraft” at the Singapore Management University, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton underscored the importance of regional economic integration for Afghanistan. As the deadline for NATO-led troops withdrawal is drawing closer, forging stronger economic ties

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Emphasis on Afghanistan’s water management system

A 10-day training program on climate change and water resource is organized in Kabul by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Representatives from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Maldives are attending the program.

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First court session on Kabul Bank’s case ends inconclusive

The first public hearing of Kabul Bank’s case was held in Kabul on Wednesday. After 16 months of negotiations and controversies over the case of Kabul Bank, its first public hearing ended without a result. The court officials say they

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UAE envoy urges the government to take charge of Ariana’s recent dispute

Officials at Afghanistan’s Embassy in the United Arab Emirates called on the government to step in on the dispute between the Afghan state carrier Ariana Airlines and the UAE-based group Airlines Company, saying it is in the dark on the

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Afghan corruption, and how the U.S. facilitates it

When it comes to corruption in Afghanistan, the time may be now for the United States to look in the mirror and see what lessons can be learned from contracting out parts of that war. On Sept. 30, Afghan President

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ACCI Identifying challenges to investment in Afghanistan

A number of senior government officials, civil society and private sector representatives, university teachers attended a meeting organized by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Kabul. The meeting was aimed at identifying impediments to investment in the country.

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Why did SRK break his ‘no kissing’ clause for JTHJ?

Zee News- Shah Rukh Khan had made a rule for himself – never kiss on screen, but he has made an exception for Yash Chopra`s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ (JTHJ). The superstar says he was “forced” to kiss this time,

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Iran’s enrichment of uranium doubles

A leaked report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated that IRAN could soon double its uranium output at the heavily fortified Fordo facility. While the uranium enrichment plant is not yet fully operational – with only about 700

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Increase in Kunduz rice yield

Owing to the favorable climatic conditions in various districts of Kunduz along with sufficient water and trained growers, rice production increase by 54,000 tons this year. Last year, farmers harvested 322,000 tons of rice from 73,000 hectares of land, while

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Renovation of Jumah Mosque in Herat

Afghan traders and industrialists have joined hands together to renovate the Friday Mosque of Herat also known as Jumah Mosque. According to Herat’s prayer leader and preacher, the mosque needed a new roof and glasswork. The deputy chief of the

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Germany transferring PRT affairs to civil control in Kunduz

The German embassy announced the full transfer of the Kunduz Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) to civil leadership. Kunduz PRT had been run by combined military and civilian leadership for the last 10 years. Germany has vowed to continue its financial

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Multimedia project offers peek into working lives of Kabulis

A young boy who sat on the roof of his home to watch rockets fly overhead now passes his time skateboarding. A middle aged man who returned from abroad to find his home reduced to rubble rebuilds his life. And

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Germany’s million dollar aid to Takhar province

Takhar’s Governor, Ahmad Faisal Bekzad, signed a USD 5mn contract with a German delegation on Tuesday. Mr. Bekzad said the aid goes towards building seawalls in the coastal region of the province. Based on the surveys, the construction of seawalls

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New ACCI building inaugurated in Kandahar

A new four-story building for the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries was inaugurated in southern Kandahar province on Thursday. Constructed on a 3,000 square meters of land, the building cost USD 2.12m and is expected to boost trade in

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Herat to have its first overpass

Local officials from the Herat province reported about the stone-laying foundation of the first overpass in the Guzarah district of Herat. The overpass is going to be built in Guzarah district close to the airport on the Herat-Kandahar highway. Herat

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The 8th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference (BMC) 2012

The 8th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference (BMC) 2012 will build on the successes of the previous conferences, which have provided many opportunities for Afghan firms to learn about U.S. companies interested in doing business in Afghanistan and for American

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Two new schools inaugurated in Kabul

Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak inaugurated two schools buildings in the capital city of Kabul on Tuesday. The Qayamuddin Khadi High School was opened in the 12th police district. Costing USD 458,127, the school has 30 classroom, seven administrative rooms

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