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Iran, Pakistan hindering work on Afghanistan’s dams

As the US war in Afghanistan is in its twilight, there are fears about disputes over water resources to become causes of regional crises. Kabul is hoping to build dams and water systems to generate power—a move that have put

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Afghanistan sign up to Pakistan support

Afghanistan have received a boost after a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the development of Afghanistan cricket ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The PCB will

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Land granted to Ministry of Higher Education for building Helmand University

The Council of Ministers agreed to transfer 75 acres of land from the ownership of the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry for Higher Education to build the Helmand University. According to the press release, the Council of Ministers instructed

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New agricultural projects to be launched in 1392

Officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said they would roll out a number of projects aimed at strengthening the agriculture sector during the New Year. This announcement was made on Thursday at the Jashn-e-Dehqan (The Farmer’s Festival)

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Thomas Malthus

Thomas Robert Malthus was born near Guildford, Surrey in February 1766. His father was prosperous but unconventional and educated his son at home. Malthus went on to Cambridge University, earning a master’s degree in 1791. In 1793, he was made

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Balkh’s economic achievements in 1391

Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor said Balkh’s revenue had witnessed a 35% increase last year. Several reconstruction projects were successfully implemented. The city airport—named after Maulana Mohammad Jalaluddin Balkhi—had been renovated at ac ost of USD 45mn, with Germany contributing

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US promises to stand by Afghanistan

The US Ambassador James Cunningham and ISAF commander Gen. Joe Dunford wished Afghanistan a happy Nawroz. Ambassador Cunningham promised that the US would stand by Afghanistan for years to come and would double their efforts in building a secure and

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Construction of the new Behsud Bridge to begin soon

Nangarhar Public Works Director Rassoul Gul Faqir announced that the survey and design for the new Behsud Bridge on the Kabul River have been completed and the construction project of the bridge would be launched in March. The bridge connects

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Farmers Receive Agriculture Training in Belambai

Approximately 50 farmers attended an agricultural course conducted by District Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (DAIL) representatives in Belambai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar Province, March 18. Farmers of all ages from surrounding villages in the Zangabad region learned fertilization, seeding, soil-testing techniques and

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Sanjay Dutt’s fate in 1993 Mumbai blasts case to be sealed today

(Times of India) Days after Mumbai observed the 20th anniversary of the 1993 serial blasts, the Supreme Court will on Thursday deliver its verdict on 97 convicts, including actor Sanjay Dutt and 11 others who were sentenced to death. Dutt faces six years in

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Afghanistan Starting Crude Exports This Year

China’s largest oil company is due to start commercial production of crude oil in Afghanistan shortly, heralding a resource boom that could transform the country’s economy over the next decade, the country’s mining minister said. Extraction of metals and oil

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AFGHANISTAN MOVES TO SALVAGE ANCIENT BUDDHIST CITY MES AYNAK — AND ITS ECONOMY

MES AYNAK, Afghanistan — It had the potential to be another Afghanistan Buddha disaster, recalling the Taliban’s destruction of two ancient statues that had stood for centuries in this country’s west: A buried Buddhist city lost to time was about

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Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan ink agreement on railway construction

Presidents of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan signed a trilateral framework agreement on the construction of a railroad in a tripartite meeting in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Leaders of the two neighboring countries arrived in Turkmenistan to participate in the celebration of Nawroz

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Afghanistan witnesses a slower economic growth in 1391

According to reports, Afghanistan’s economic growth in 1391 was lower than previous year. Afghanistan’s balance of trade stood at -95%.  The country’s widening gap between Afghanistan’s exports and imports is seen as a potential threat to the economy of Afghanistan

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Afghan Civil Aviation Ministry to build an airport in Nuristan

The Afghan Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation is planning to build an airport in Parun, center of the eastern province of Nuristan, in a bid to boost development in the area. With a runway of 1.2km, the airport site

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Corruption persists in customs department- Minister Zakhilwal

Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal called on Ministry’s officials to tackle the issue of corruption in the customs department. The efforts put into eradicating corruption in Afghanistan have had no positive results, according to the officials. Minister Zakhilwal said

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Foreign Ministers from dozens of Islamic countries to visit Ghazni

Foreign Ministers from about 40 Islamic countries are invited to visit Ghazni. In the wake of criticism of the deteriorating security situation and the implementation of reconstruction projects in Ghazni, dozens of Foreign Ministers are invited to visit the province.

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More Companies Are Buying Cyber Insurance

With stories about data breaches, lawsuits, and hacking attacks fast becoming a staple in the daily news cycle, it is fascinating to see how companies are responding to cyber and privacy risks in the real world. Marsh just released a

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Traders strike in Herat province

Traders in Herat province protested against the Council of Ministers’ decision on the collection of municipality taxes from Afghan traders at cities’ entry points. They said the decision denotes the extent of corruption that exists in Afghanistan and warned they

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Concerns of Afghan engaged men on this New Year

It is New Year tomorrow in Afghanistan. People are out shopping, cleaning the house and cooking different kinds of food  for Nawroz. Afghan boys who are engaged have to make sure to buy Nawrozi (New Year’s gift) for their fiancé.

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Afghanistan Youth to Receive Skills Boost for Better Jobs

The World Bank today approved a $55 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to assist Afghan youth to advance their skills and competencies as the country expands its work force. A skilled and employable workforce is important to

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5 Best Times to Start a Company

Entrepreneurs come in all sizes, shapes, ages and colors. Great businesses have been created in times of prosperity. Great businesses have been started during our deepest depressions. There is no perfect time to start a company. But these five periods

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Turkey and Afghanistan sign an agreement on trade fairs

Afghanistan inked accord with Turkey on trade fairs that enable the two countries to conduct trade fairs on each other’s soil. The agreement was signed on Tuesday between the Chief of Afghanistan Chamber of commerce and Industries (ACCI) Mohammad Qurban

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Afghans to have their new computerized ID cards in 4 days

The Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology will begin the distribution process of electronic ID cards on March 23rd. An estimated 30mn Afghans will receive the new ID cards in the initial stages. The national

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Balkh to assist Ghazni in their preparation for the 2013 ceremony

Balkh officials have expressed their willingness to participate in the reconstruction process of Ghazni. Ghazni is preparing itself for the 2013 ceremony, when the city will officially receive its title as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization. Head of

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