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Africa beckons Indian investors to its USD 65bn projects

Thirty African countries have submitted 475 project proposals worth USD 65bn to the three-day India-Africa Project Partnership Summit, which will commence on March 17th in Delhi. The Summit is aimed at boosting Indian investment in African countries by pushing India’s

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Pakistan, Iran inaugurate the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project

The Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project was officially inaugurated jointly by the Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinijad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Monday at border town of Gabad. The pipeline would help Pakistan to fight its severe energy crisis

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The emergence of a hyperactive energy drink sector in Afghanistan

Energy drinks have flooded the Afghan markets. They are sold everywhere—from street vendors to restaurants to grocery stores. They outnumber the bottles of water served to guests at ceremonies. Historically a lightly caffeinated, tea-drinking country, Afghanistan is now home for

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Exhibition of Afghan women handicrafts in Sar-e-Pul Province

Officials of the Afghan Women Affairs Department in Sar-e-Pul province said the handicrafts by women in Sar-e-Pul province have increased by 50%with support from local and foreign agencies. Women’s handicrafts were placed for exhibition on the 8th of March. “The

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The impact of high cost of weddings on Afghan boys and girls

Lailuma, a 40 year old woman teaching at a government school, is yet single. Many would knock on her door to ask for her hand when she was in 12th grade. “My parents did not find it necessary to marry

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Nationwide protest to follow if octroi is not abolished-ACCI

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries warned nationwide protests would spark, if the government did not remove octroi. Octroi is a tax levied on various goods entering a town or city. The Cabinet recently decided to collect taxes from

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