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ADB pledges USD 200mn for Afghanistan’s power projects

Asian Development Bank’s country director Joji Tokeshi signed an agreement with Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal on donating USD 200mn for power projects in Afghanistan. The projects, including power transmission and distribution grid development, are to be implemented in northern,

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Shah Rukh Khan-Aamir Khan flee Twitter terror

The India Times Nurse wounds inflicted by internet trolls while their teams take the virtual blows A star and his followers have always had a storybook affair, until social networking empowered the latter with an open platform and a mask

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Ministry of Finance rejects Kabul Bank’s only bid

Kabul Bank’s only bid offered by a local consortium known as MTZ was rejected by the Ministry of Finance, as the firm’s plans were not consistent with the current banking system.  The officials said new recommendations would be submitted to

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Afghanistan’s natural resources are in danger

Herat’s Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock held a conference on the introduction, conservation and development of natural resourced with collaboration from the United Nations Development Program-UNDP. According to the directorate’s officials, interventions from the neighboring countries and insecurity have

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Pakistan, Iran to begin construction of the gas pipeline in March

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to proceed with their agreement on the construction of the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project. The inauguration ceremony of the project would be performed on March 11 in Iran’s city of Chahbahar by President Zardari. The

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Dam and other Afghanistan projects being scaled back as U.S. picks up pace of withdrawal

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran- The Washington Post When U.S. Marines surged into southern Afghanistan in 2010, one of their top priorities was to secure a towering dam on the Helmand River so the U.S. Agency for International Development could begin a

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Sequestration Threatens Afghanistan Reconstruction Effort

Professional Overseas Contractors (POC)-The Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and the Economic Support Fund for Afghanistan have roughly $6 billion in un-obligated money from the past two years, enough to cover that country’s projects through 2014, according to the Special Inspector

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Afghanistan’s city transportation to be standardized

By Qiam Noori-The Afghan Transportation and Civil Aviation Ministry says a program is going to be implemented that will standardize the city transportation services. India has pledged to provide the ministry with 1000 autobuses, the ministry officials added. “A plan

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Poor quality flour imported from Iran recovered

Herat’s customs officials have recovered over 70 tons of substandard flour imported from Iran through Islam Qala border, Herat’s main transit point with Iran. Custom Director Khaliqullah said five businessmen had imported 1,444 bags of substandard flour in trucks. The

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