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Supreme Group accused of defaulting on payments by Afghan logistics firms

Representatives of many logistic firms had gathered in the Dispatchery area of Kabul on Saturday, chanting slogans against the Supreme Group, suppliers of goods to NATO-led troops and various diplomatic missions in Afghanistan, and accusing the Group of defaulting on

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US to procure 86 MI-17 choppers for the Afghan Air Force

Following the concerns of the National Security Council (NSC) over the absence of choppers in the Afghan Air Force (AAF), the U.S. government has decided to purchase 86 MI-17 choppers for the AAF. The Pentagon officials said the choppers would

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Afghanistan cannot attend 2013 World Taekwondo Championship due to visa issues

The 2013 World Taekwondo Championship was kicked off on Sunday at a ceremony in Puebla, Mexico. Unfortunately, Afghanistan’s taekwondo team will not be able to participate since it failed to get the visa on time. On Tuesday, the Afghan Taekwondo

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University of Central Asia and Ministry of Finance sign MoU to deliver Certificate in Policy Analysis to Afghan civil servants

The University of Central Asia (UCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan today. This MoU enables UCA to deliver a Post-Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis (PGCPA) programme to Ministry staff

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Afghanistan in need of gas storage facilities, says experts

Economic pundits have expressed concerns over the shortage of proper storage facilities in Afghanistan. This comes as work on the Turkmenistan-Afghaistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project has commenced and is expected to be completed by 2017. Experts said that once the TAPI gas

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Kunduz sees a surge in melon production

Farmers in Kunduz have witnessed an incredible increase in their melon production this year. Khair Mohammad, a grower from Chahar Dara district, said his one acre of land produced 20-30 melons due to pest attacks in 2012, but the same

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Breshna Sherkat sets up power transformers in Kabul

Two power transformers, having  a capacity of 800 KV amperes, were inaugurated in Khairkhana area of Kabul city by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). Speaking on the occasion, DABS Chief Executive Officer Abdul Razique Samadi said the transformers would provide

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Afghan traders face attacks on the Kabul-Kandahar highway

Traders have informed the Wolesi Jirga about the onslaughts on the Kabul-Kandahar highway that have resulted in the death of 6 drivers and burning of 250 trucks with commercial goods over the past 6 months. According to the Pajhwok Afghan

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An autonomous firm to implement TAPI Project

The much awaited Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project would be executed by an autonomous firm, as agreed by the four nations. The firm would be responsible for the safe delivery of gas through the pipeline, with an initial contribution of

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Afghanistan Loses to Nepal at Asian Volleyball Championship

In the opening day of the First South Asian Invitational Men’s Volleyball Championship, Nepal won 3-2 over Afghanistan in a hard-fought match. Nepal took the deciding set 15-8 to seal victory over Afghanistan in the first ever meeting between the

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Wheat yield rises in Paktia this year due to timely rainfall

Paktia farmers are witnessing an increase in their wheat production due to abundant rain. Compared to 3,000 tons of wheat produced in 2012, this year’s yield stands at 4,500 tons in the province. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News, a

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Kabul residents protest, seeking compensation for the losses of houses

Residents in Char Dehi area of Kabul have rallied, seeking compensation from the Afghan government for their houses that were destroyed due to the expansion of a road in their area. The protestors have blocked a busy road linking the

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NSP funds gone missing in Kandahar

National Solidarity Program (NSP) funds worth 50mn AFN have been embezzled in the Shah Walikot district of southern Kandahar province. The funds were distributed among 26 community councils in order to implement projects in line with the needs of local

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Afghans complain about the irrational behavior of market in Ramadan

Residents in eastern Nangarhar have complained about prices spiral during the holy month of Ramadan–Islamic month of fasting and penitence. Mirwais Rahmani, a resident of Jalalabad, said prices of basic commodities have hiked up unjustly. “Lemon, a basic commodity, has seen

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Price of gold and fuel jumps up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-Gold, fuel and gas prices increased while other daily-use commodity rates stayed unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. Abdul Basir, a jeweler in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighborhood, told Pajhwok Afghan News

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Solar power lights up Shiberghan's streets

As many as 481 solar panels have been installed in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province. The streetlight project, costing more than 24mn AFN, is funded by the city’s municipality. Mayor Mohammad Hussain Saleh said 50 more solar power

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Solar power lights up Shiberghan’s streets

As many as 481 solar panels have been installed in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province. The streetlight project, costing more than 24mn AFN, is funded by the city’s municipality. Mayor Mohammad Hussain Saleh said 50 more solar power

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Afghan government prepares master plan for Bamyan city

Afghan Urban Development Minister Hassan Abdulhai said a master plan for the development of Bamyan city had been prepared and ready for execution. The plan is aimed at securing Bamyan’s cultural heritage and covers about 4,000 hectares of land. Minister

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Afghan Higher Education Ministry works on the development of Paktia University

Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid inaugurated newly-constructed buildings for a conference hall, a cafeteria, a library, a new girls’ hostel and an information technology office on Paktia University campus. This comes after five projects have already been completed on the

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Kazakhstan to invest in Afghanistan's infrastructure

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in investing in Afghanistan’s infrastructure in a bid to increase trade activity between the two countries. “In consideration of Afghanistan’s needs for access to central Asian markets and the reliance of Kazakhstan on central Asia and

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Kazakhstan to invest in Afghanistan’s infrastructure

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in investing in Afghanistan’s infrastructure in a bid to increase trade activity between the two countries. “In consideration of Afghanistan’s needs for access to central Asian markets and the reliance of Kazakhstan on central Asia and

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar's customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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Fight against corruption results in 19% increase in Nangarhar’s customs revenues

Officials have reported an increase of 19% in Nangarhar’s customs revenues over the first quarter of the current Afghan fiscal year. They hope the figure would double by the end of the this year. The hike in the revenues is

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Afghanistan's major dam project remains under onslaughts

Afghanistan’s major Shah and Aros dam in the Shakardarah District of Kabul province was under heavy rocket shelling for three consecutive nights. As a result, work on the project has been halted, causing further delay to the completion of the

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Afghanistan’s major dam project remains under onslaughts

Afghanistan’s major Shah and Aros dam in the Shakardarah District of Kabul province was under heavy rocket shelling for three consecutive nights. As a result, work on the project has been halted, causing further delay to the completion of the

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