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Efforts to bring standards in Afghan production sectors

The technical committee of the National Norms and Standards Agency has approved 150 standards in 13 production sectors to improve the quality of the Afghan products. Officials have linked the lack of standards in the production sector so far to

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Afghanistan Gets Second Place at Fajr Taekwondo Competitions

By Mir Sayed Sediqi- Tolo News Afghanistan’s national Taekwondo team returned home to a warm welcome after coming in second at the 24th international Fajr Taekwondo Competitions held in Iran, clenching 17 Bronze and 2 silver medals. Female Afghan athletes

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Amitabh Bachchan visits Pran in hospital

Bollywoodlife.com The veteran actor blogs about the ailing health of the yesteryear superstar Pran Yesteryear actor Pran was hospitalised once again following a health scare, but seems like the superstar is on the road to recovery. And one of the first people

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Could mineral wealth transform Afghan economy?

BBC News-Three international energy firms have been shortlisted to develop lucrative oil deposits in northern Afghanistan. It is hoped such deals could reduce dependency on foreign aid. BBC reporters visited three key industrial projects to see whether the hopes are

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Sonam Kapoor auctions her outfits for an NGO

BollywoodLife.com The actor has collaborated with designer Pernia Qureshi to auction her clothes on an online shopping portal Sonam Kapoor came up with a Christmas delight for shopaholics, style lovers and her fans alike. The babe’s clothes were up for sale

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More than 10 districts in Badakhshan are cut off due to snow

Districts in northern Badakhshan province, including Ashkashim, Sheghnan, Koshitan, Raghistan and Shekay, are cut off due to heavy snow fall, according to the local officials. Provincial spokesman Abdul Maroof Rasikh warned that the food aid provided by the National Disaster

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Special people complete vocational training course in Logar

The Pajhwok Afghan News reports that hundreds of special people completed a nine-month training course in central Logar province. Logar province on Wednesday, official said. The course would help the physically-challenged individuals to eke out a living for themselves and

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KZHF distributes winter aid in Afghanistan

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation (KZHF) has distributed the winter needs among 202 orphans at Alaa Eldeen orphans Camp in Kabul, in the presence of UAE Ambassador in Kabul, Yusuf Saif Khamis Al Ali. The move comes within the

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A Russian company to build 100,000 residential buildings in Afghanistan

Russian company Yustock has reported of investing in the housing sector of Afghanistan. The company officials said that Afghanistan and Russia must forget the old bitter moments, as Russia is prepared to invest in the housing sector of Afghanistan. A

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60 tankers of poor quality oil are prevented from entering Afghanistan-Herat officials

Herat’s oil and gas department reported that 60 tankers of poor quality oil are prevented from entering Afghanistan this year. According to the officials, these tankers were coming from Iran. Director of the oil and gas department Khesraw Abdullah said

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The second phase of Afghanistan’s steel factory inaugurated

The second phase of the major iron processing factory in Herat has been inaugurated. The project, costing USD 11mn, was inaugurated by local officails and the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) branch in Herat. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony,

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Afghan businessmen do not trust the banks in the country-ACCI

Following the fire incident in Kabul’s busiest commercial zone, the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) expressed their concerns regarding the situation of the businessmen. Head of the ACCI Mohammad Qurban Haqjo said that due to the lack of

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Increase in the revenue of Pulkhumri Municipality- Baghlan officials

Municipality officials of Pulkhumri city, center of Baghlan, reported that the revenue of the city has increased by 32% from last year’s. Pulkhumri’s Municipal Sahib Nazar Sangeen said that the municipality is planning to augment development and reconstruction projects in

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Why poor quality materials are not prevented from entering Afghanistan?

Afghanistan National Standardization Authority (ANSA) said that most of consumer products entering Afghanistan are non-standard. The officials link the health problems in Afghanistan to the poor quality food items imported to Afghanistan. According to the officials, the materials that are

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PIA plane lands at Kandahar Airport

A plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) traveling from Quetta, capital of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, landed at Kandahar Airport on Tuesday. Kandahar’s Governor Toryalai Weesa and Pakistan Consul-General Farmanullah Yousafzai had agreed that PIA would operate two weekly flights between

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Tajikistan supplied over 90mn kv of electricity in Oct-Nov

According to Dushanbe’s news agency, Tajikistan supplied more than 90mn kWh of electrical power to Afghanistan. Findings of the monthly report for December 2012, Monitoring & Early Warning in Tajikistan, show that 42.0m kWh of electricity was supplied to Afghanistan

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Afghan government makes insurance mandatory

The Minister’s Cabinet decided to enforce mandatory insurance law for all commercial markets in the country. The decision was put forward at a meeting chaired by President Hamid Karzai on Monday afternoon. The meeting comes after the recent fire incident

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South Korea pledges more aid for the development of vocational training in Afghanistan

South Korean Ambassador Seong-doo Ahn once again assured the Afghan government that his country would continue to support Afghanistan’s socioeconomic development, particularly in the area of vocational training. Addressing the graduation ceremony of the Afghan-Korea Vocational Institute, the Ambassador announced

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Women to participate in Asian Cricket Council event

PAN-Afghanistan’s women cricket team would participate in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women’s Championship to be hosted next month by Thailand, an official said on Monday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Afghanistan Cricket Board official Diana Barakzai

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Afghanistan to begin electronic ID card distribution next month

 Afghan officials have announced that the distribution of electronic ID cards would begin next month. The purpose of the electronic ID cards is to ensure transparency in the voting process, as all voters would be legitimately registered. According to the

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Money safes were stolen before the fire blaze-Mandawi shopkeepers

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries-ACCI along with the shopkeepers urged the government to launch a serious investigation of the fire that engulfed about 600 shops in Kabul’s main commercial district, Mandawi. The shopkeepers, who are inflicted with millions

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Iran exports $1.823bn goods to Afghanistan in 8 months

According to the Head of Department of Commerce with Afghanistan of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) Farhad Mojalali, Iran has exported $1.823 billion worth of products to Afghanistan in the first eight months of the year (started on March

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1 TV’s investigation report on major Afghan companies evading tax

According to an investigation report by 1 TV, as many as 15 out of 300 major companies are alleged for refusing to pay taxes to the Afghan government. The report claims that these companies have tried to evade tax by

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Minister of Finance visits Uzbekistan

Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal minister of finance along with Mr. Abdul Raziq Samadi Director General of Afghanistan Brishna Shirkat visited Uzbekistan on 17th December 2012. They met with Mr. Rustam Azimov Uzbek government Vice President and minister of finance, Ms.

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12 Ultra Rich Greeks That Should Have Bailed Out Greece Themselves

By Kamelia Angelova- Business Insider Greece’s financial troubles forced its people to the streets and its fellow European nations to negotiations about bailing it out. But what about the Greek elite? Are there any wealthy Greeks that could have helped

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