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Kandahar’s power department loses 20mn AFN every month

Kandahar’s power department officials claimed that the department faces millions of losses every month, as some government agencies and citizens refuse to pay their electricity bills to the authorities. Head of the Department Eng. Sayed Rasool said his department generates

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Japan funds construction of school buildings in Afghanistan

Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Takahashi signed a USD 25mn contract for the construction of school buildings in Bamyan, Daikundi and Ghor provinces with Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak. With the construction of the 51 buildings, more than 450,000 students would benefit

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British Director to remake 1977’s classic hit Amar Akbar Anthony

The evergreen Bollywood hit is being remade as Amar Akbar & Tony by a British director of Indian origin Manmohan Desai’s iconic comedy Amar Akbar Anthony has already been remade twice – once in Malayalam and once in Telugu. The

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Afghanistan’s economy becoming less reliant on narcotics

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Afghan economy’s reliance on opium production has declined in 2012. In 2011, narcotics formed 15% of Afghanistan’s production and exports. The figure dropped to 10% in 2012. The UNODC

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USD 6.5mn worth of development projects being implemented in Helmand

Eighty-five uplift projects would be implemented over next nine months at a total cost of USD 6.5mn in Musa Qala, Sangin, Grishk, Nad Ali, Nawa, Marja and Garamser districts of Helmand province. Funded by the UK government, the projects include

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World Bank grants USD 100mn to finance Afghanistan’s health program

A US$100 million Grant, to finance the Afghanistan System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) Program, was signed today between the Ministry of Finance and the World Bank. The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) Grant aims to help

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