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Construction of residential buildings on agricultural lands causing grave concerns to the Ministry of Agriculture

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said that seizing of lands and erecting residential buildings on them are causing irreparable damage to the country’s agriculture. Speaking at a conference on distribution of agricultural lands and implementation of

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Apple Working on a Less-Expensive iPhone

WSJ-By Jessica E. Lessin Apple Inc. is working on a lower-end iPhone, according to people briefed on the matter, a big shift in corporate strategy as its supremacy in smartphones has slipped. While Apple has explored such a device for years, the

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Fuel smuggled to Afghanistan through a renowned Iranian company

A number of Iranian newspapers have reported about the smuggling of fuel to Afghanistan through a well-known Iranian company. The Khorasan Gazette from the Razavi Khorasan Province nicknamed the company as “R”, and it does not name any Iranian government

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90% of Herat’s saffron exported to foreign countries

Herat has exported 90% of saffron to European countries like France, Italy and Spain and the United Arab Emirates during the outgoing year. Three tonnes of saffron were produced from 700 hectares of land in 2012, compared with two tonnes in 2011,

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Helmand’s pilot saffron projects show good results

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, the agriculture ministry is distributing saffron seeds to growers in 11 of districts in Helmand. This comes after the successful conduct of pilot saffron projects that were undertaken in the province, where cultivation of

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Kabul to witness 300 agriculture projects

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has planned 300 projects that would be launched in Kabul during the current year. Costing more than USD 15mn, the projects include food security, animal husbandry, natural resources and an improved irrigation system,

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Bid to smuggle military equipment thwarted

A large quantity of military equipment being smuggled to Pakistan in the name of scrap was seized in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Tuesday. The equipment, including brand new items, was being smuggled by an

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Internet prices reduced by 3-fold in Afghanistan

With the expansion of fiber optic internet services in the country, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced a 3-fold cut in the internet prices. Addressing a news conference in Kabul, Minister of Communications and information Technology Amirzai Sangin

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