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Kandahar Province does not receive development budget

Kandahar officials claimed that they did not receive their development budget of USD 35mn allocated for the current fiscal year. They criticized their government for their failure in providing funds. “”The progress we have made in Kandahar province are because

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Hidden casualties of Afghan war: nomadic farmers adopt more settled life

The Guardian- By Hemma Graham-Harrison Former nomad Gul Mohammad has not taken to a settled life. “I live in a jail now,” the 45-year-old said, gazing out despondently at a livestock market from a breeze-block shed that doubles as a

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Afghanistan entering a new era

Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington, President Hamid Karzai emphasized that Afghanistan is leaving behind sufferings and conflicts and entering a new era—an era run by the Afghans themselves. He urged the US government to stand by Afghanistan while reiterating

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Asphalting of the main road in Zone II of Kapisa inaugurated

The asphalting work on the road from Sayad to Jamal Agha in Zone II of Kapisa province was inaugurated today in the presence of Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, a number of the members of the parliament, the provincial

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Needy Justin Bieber repelled Selena Gomez?

Zee News-Singer Justin Bieber`s childish and attention-seeking behavior reportedly forced Selena Gomez to end their relationship, says a friend of the singer-actress. The duo was together for over two years before their relationship hit a rocky end during New Year.”Justin

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The Growing KnowingDoing Gap

Hunter Walk-Linkedin Knowledge has never been easier to obtain, and that’s a wonderful reality. Facts and other people’s expertise are available 24/7 through web services, social graphs, mobile apps. With just a few tweets, queries or posts, you can know anything. But

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The Growing Knowing<>Doing Gap

Hunter Walk-Linkedin Knowledge has never been easier to obtain, and that’s a wonderful reality. Facts and other people’s expertise are available 24/7 through web services, social graphs, mobile apps. With just a few tweets, queries or posts, you can know anything. But

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Aid channeled through Afghan government is conditional upon good governance

The United States is considering allowing 50% of its aid through the Afghan government, but this is condition upon the government’s significant progress in anti-corruption measures. Afghanistan has to meet the commitments that it made at the Tokyo Conference last

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Afghan Olive Farms Waiting for Water

By Hijratullah Ekhtyar- Institute for War and Peace Reporting The southeastern Afghan province of Nangarhar was once home to thousands of hectares of olive groves, but residents say water and electricity shortages, combined with land-grabs and war, have left the industry

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US students sending study kits for Afghan children

ORISKANY, N.Y. (Agencies): A local company is penciling kids in Afghanistan into their priority list this year, sending them hundreds of kits of school supplies. Max L. Cohen’s Student Stores in Oriskany says they’ve received an order for 500 kits

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India OKs Salma dam’s revised cost estimates

PAN-The Indian cabinet on Thursday approved revised cost estimates of Rs1457.56 crore (over $111 million) for the completion of a major dam project in western Afghanistan. When completed, the multi-million dollar Salma Dam project — being executed by M/S WAPCOS

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Zakhilwal, Ghani seek US economic support

PAN-Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal and Transition Coordinator Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday held crucial talks with senior US officials on economic cooperation and American support for economic transition. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides led an interagency US delegation at the

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Japanese government approves $116bn stimulus package

The Japanese government has approved a fresh 10.3 trillion yen ($116bn; £72bn) stimulus package in an attempt to spur a revival in its economy. The package will include infrastructure spending, as well as incentives for businesses to boost investment. Tokyo

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