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Bollywood celebrities’ New Year resolutions

The Times of India So, the New Year is here and soon we will be bombarded with statements from stars who will make promises and resolutions deluding themselves into believing that they will finally be able to – do quality

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CBI: UK must stay in Europe to boost business success

BBC- The CBI says the UK needs to keep its place within the European Union to push for freer trade for its businesses. The business lobby group says the UK should use the EU to help rebalance the economy towards exports

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US Congress in final push to reach 'fiscal cliff' deal

BBC News- US Congressional leaders have one more day to stop steep tax rises and spending cuts, known as the “fiscal cliff”, after talks ended with no deal. Senators will continue to seek a compromise deal on Monday to send

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US Congress in final push to reach ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

BBC News- US Congressional leaders have one more day to stop steep tax rises and spending cuts, known as the “fiscal cliff”, after talks ended with no deal. Senators will continue to seek a compromise deal on Monday to send

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FMC to make oil refinery in Afghanistan

America’s FMC oil and gas corporation would invest in refining Amu river oil in a joint venture with an Afghan company. The oil refinery will have the capacity to refine 60 barrels of oil on a daily basis. The contract

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Iranians stand by Afghan nation- Ahmadinejad

In a meeting with the Afghan new Ambassador to Tehran Basir Ahmad Noor, President Mohammad Ahmadinejad stressed on the need for cooperation among regional states, saying challenges facing the region require domestic solutions. According to the report of Presidential Office

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Afghan defense ministry hails cancellation of Italian planes purchase

Afghan defense ministry has welcomes the decision of the U.S. on the cancellation of transportation aircraft purchase for the Afghan Air Force through an Italian corporation. “We are happy and thankful about this decision. The aircraft are not usable by

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New buildings for 12 vocational institutes to be established next year

New structures for 12 vocational institutes would be built next year in Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kunduz and Paktika at a cost of USD 6mn. Speaking at a graduation ceremony of the Afghan Technology Institue in Kabul, Deputy technical and vocational education

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Two schools reopen in Kandahar

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, two schools reopened in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province. The schools were shut down due to security threats from the Taliban. Eight more schools are yet to reopen. Education Director Sher Agha

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7.5 million Youths unemployed around the world

The global economic crisis has hit the younger generation severely, leaving 7.5 million unemployed. This tends to darken the outlook for the global economy and the lives of young people that can potentially give rise to social unrest. Akmal Dildar,

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Jaya Bachchan weeps for dead gang-rape victim

Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Former actress and Rajya Sabha memberJaya Bachchan broke down Saturday during a silent march held for the Delhi gang-rape victim here this evening. The 23-year-old victim died in a Singapore hospital early Saturday. Jaya Bachchan expressed her condolences

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'Powerful Figures' Involved in Land Grabbing: Parliament Commission

By Saleha Sadaat- Tolo News The newly formed parliament commission on supervising the government’s activities said Saturday that 1.25 million acres of land have been confiscated illegally over the past few years across the country, with powerful figures heavily involved

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‘Powerful Figures’ Involved in Land Grabbing: Parliament Commission

By Saleha Sadaat- Tolo News The newly formed parliament commission on supervising the government’s activities said Saturday that 1.25 million acres of land have been confiscated illegally over the past few years across the country, with powerful figures heavily involved

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Poor human capital a major challenge to Afghan government-Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili

Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili called on the government to work towards improving human capital in the country. He cited poor human capital as a major challenge to the development of the country after security. “Despite improvement in workforce, Afghan

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Finance Ministry to amend the draft budget after rejection from the Parliament

According to spokesman Wahid Tawhidi, the Ministry of Finance is working to amend the draft budget that was rejected by the House of Representatives last week. “We are working on the budget and will see if we can make more

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Joint Iran-Afghanistan University to be established soon

Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technolog, Kamran Daneshjoo, announced on Friday that his country is willing to share its experience in the area of higher education with Afghanistan by establishing a joint Afghan-Iran university in near future. Iran-Afghanistan university

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2nd day without power in Herat

According to the Pajhwork Afghan News, electricity remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Friday in western Herat province, pushing residents into deep trouble. Local officials blamed the blackout on technical problem in the transmission line coming from neighboring

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UN envoy details progress and challenges in Afghanistan

While Afghanistan continues to face significant challenges in areas such as human rights and protection, the country has realized strong political and development gains, according to the top UN envoy in the country. In his recent year-end briefing to the Security

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Nangarhar Laborers in search of jobs

Nangarhar laborers called on the Afghan government to undertake public service projects in the province to help generate employment opportunities for them. Daily wagers in the province can hardly afford to feed their families and blame the government for their

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UK to give Kabul £165m a year after its troops leave

Britain will have to provide Afghanistan with £165 million a year after troops leave to ensure the country does not collapse, according to a report by an influential think tank. Without the cash the fledgling democracy in Afghanistan will be

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President Karzai calls on private institutions to provide standard education to students

President Hamid Karzai urged the private sector education instituted to respond to student needs. He regarded the students as the future builders of Afghanistan and emphasized on the provision of modern age education to these students. “It is their duty

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Minister Rahim vows to repair ancient sites in Kandahar

Visiting the southern city of Kandahar, Information and Culture Minister Makhdom Rahim vowed to repair damaged monuments. The minister, accompanied by local government officials and elders, examined historic places including Ahmad Shah Baba’s shrine and “Orange Palace” in old Kandahar

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CHENNAI EXPRESS new still: Did Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone have a lovers’ tiff?

Bollywoodlife.com-Shahrukh Khan’s fans have a reason to be happy. A new still has been released from the sets of Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express starring SRK and Deepika Padukone. The pic looks like a lovers’ tiff as Shahrukh and Deepika both look angry and upset.

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Cell Phone Tower in Khas District

URUZGAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Khas district held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the first cell phone tower in the district in Uruzgan province, Dec. 23. The cell phone tower provides the local populace with the ability

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Fuel prices down in Kabul

Zarghona Salehi (PAN)- Prices of petroleum products dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, with rates of other essential daily-use commodities staying stable, dealers said on Thursday. A litre of petrol cost 55 afs and diesel 60 afs against their

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