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Marketing tips from Lady Gaga

You may love Lady Gaga. You may hate her. But no matter what, it’s hard not to respect what she’s done as an artist. With 23 million albums sold, five Grammy Awards, and Forbes’ distinction as one of the world’s most

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Road closure causes price hikes in Daikundi

Daikundi’s connecting road leading to Kandahar has been blocked for the past three weeks due to insecurity, causing prices of food and fuel to spike. According to the officials, the Taliban have concealed land mines in the road connecting Daikundi

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More than 4,000 people benefit from the Bangi River bank protection wall in Takhar Province

On Thursday, 2ndvMay 2013, the opening ceremony of a river bank protection wall was held in the villages of Jaman Quia and Kontoimas in Bangi district of Takhar province. Mr Ghulam Sakhi, Governor of Bangi district, Mr Salim Akbar, Director

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Gas prices up in Kabul, food remains stable

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report: The price of gas increased while rates of daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in the central capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. Mohammad Sharif, a retailer, told Pajhwok Afghan News liquefied

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Despite tough challenges in fragile countries, World Bank analysis reveals glimmers of hope

Despite enduring political and economic challenges, 20 fragile and conflict-affected states have recently met one or more targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and an additional six countries are on track to meet individual targets ahead of the 2015

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Afghan Finance Minister heads for India to attend ADB meeting

Heading a delegation of prominent businessmen from the private sector, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal left for India to attend the 46th annual meetings of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors, which begins on May 2nd. More than

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World Wide Web (WWW) turns 20 years old!

The World Wide Web (www) turned 20 years old on 30 April 2013! Happy Birthday in arrears to our, I must say, beloved friend! Dating back to April 30, 1993, the WWW technology spread like wildfire and has been making

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Women’s Training Centre inaugurated in Balkh Province

On Friday, 1st May 2013, a Women’s Training Centre was inaugurated in Balkh District of Balkh province. The acting director of the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs, Mrs Rabia Moradi, the District Governor of Balkh, Mr Temor Shah Payeez Ms.

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Update on Afghanistan's Economy-World Bank Report

One year into the transition process, Afghanistan sustains robust economic growth. An exceptional harvest, supported by the launch of first large-scale mining activities, increased real GDP growth from 7.3 percent to an estimated 11.8 percent in 2012. Inflation dropped to

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Update on Afghanistan’s Economy-World Bank Report

One year into the transition process, Afghanistan sustains robust economic growth. An exceptional harvest, supported by the launch of first large-scale mining activities, increased real GDP growth from 7.3 percent to an estimated 11.8 percent in 2012. Inflation dropped to

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Unexpected decline in China’s manufacturing growth in April

China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropped from 50.9 to 50.6 in April, indicating an unexpected slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector. The drop in the growth of manufacturing sector, China’s main driver of economic growth, poses threats to its fragile economic

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Fruit crops destroyed in Baghlan due to snowfall

Heavy snowfall in four districts of Baghlan—Bano, De Salah, Khost and Pul-e-Hesar—has demolished fruit crops, causing huge losses to farmers. “The snowfall destroyed 2,000 apple trees and 1,500 cherry trees on my fields. I have lost everything I owned pretty

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