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Afghan female university enrollment stands at 19%- reveals World Bank's report

According to  recent report by the World Bank, only 19% of the total students enrolled in higher education institutions were females. Lack of proper education facilities and opportunities for females is the prime reason behind the stratification between male and

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Afghan female university enrollment stands at 19%- reveals World Bank’s report

According to  recent report by the World Bank, only 19% of the total students enrolled in higher education institutions were females. Lack of proper education facilities and opportunities for females is the prime reason behind the stratification between male and

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Pakistan's relations with Afghanistan and India important for success of Gwadar port project

Director of the Institute for Security and Arms Control Studies Lie Wei regards “guarantee of security” as an important factor for the success of the ambitious economic corridor project linking Xinjiang in northwest China and the Gwardar port on the

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Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan and India important for success of Gwadar port project

Director of the Institute for Security and Arms Control Studies Lie Wei regards “guarantee of security” as an important factor for the success of the ambitious economic corridor project linking Xinjiang in northwest China and the Gwardar port on the

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Iran unable to access about 44% of its crude oil income

According to The Associated Press, the newly imposed sanctions on Iran have made it difficult for Iran to access billions of dollars in vital oil revenues, as the revenues are accumulated in accounts overseas, where Iran’s access is restricted as

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Afghan Finance Minister believes Pakistanis are sincere in their pledges

Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal hopes that Pakistan will remain committed to the pledges made in the economic cooperation pact signed between Afghanistan and Pakistan on 27 August 2013. In a bid to strengthen economic ties between the

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Up to 34 million textbooks to be distributed to Afghan students

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), up to 34 million textbooks would be distributed to primary schools students across the country this year. Afghan Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak told a press conference in Kabul that

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OUATIMD Finishes Pathetic Week Two

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Doobara (OUATIMD): OUATIMD finished very bad 2nd week and the drop from week one is more than 85% which speaks volume about bad trending of the film. It collected less than half of what “Chennai

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President Karzai yet to fulfill his promises made to Nawa residents of Helmand province

President Hamid Karzai during his visit to the Nawa district in southern Helmand province had promised to execute development projects in the town. Three years later the residents have gathered to remind the President of his promises. The president had

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Drug rehab center opened in Khost city

A new drug rehabilitation center was inaugurated in Khost city, the provincial capital city of the southeastern Khost province. The 20-bed drug rehab center has been established by the Counternarcotics Ministry at a cost of more than 12 million AFN.

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New road being built in Tirinkot

A new 20-km road is being built between Tirinkot, capital of Uruzgan province, and Dehrawud district. Funded by the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW), the projects would be completed over the next eight months at a cost of 414 million

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Gold price edges up, food remains stable in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-Gold prices increased, while the value of the local currency declined against the US dollar while other daily-use commodity rates stayed unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday. Basir, a jeweler

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Twofold increase in Saffron production in Kunduz

Saffron Growers Association in Kunduz province has reported that the province has witnessed a twofold increase in the production of saffron compared to last year. “Saffron is the next best alternative to the growth of opium in the province. The

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Agriculture Ministry provides loans to Afghan traders

Afghan Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has promised to provide  loans to Afghan traders  engaged in agriculture business. “The Ministry is ready to offer technical and financial support to the members of the private sector, who have invested and

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Survey of the Afghan-Tajik-Turkmen Railway to begin soon

The Afghan Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced Thursday that survey of the Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Turkmenistan railway would begin soon. “A foreign firm has won the contract for surveying this project. The firm will launch its survey after approval from the Asian

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Afghan oil importers form a union

Afghan oil importers have formed a union that consists of 106 companies. The members elected Abdul Wahab Kefayat as the leader of the union in the first meeting of the union on Wednesday. “The union will invest USD 6.4mn in

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New agriculture warehouse inaugurated in Taloqan, Takhar

A new agriculture warehouse has been made available for farmers in Qalbars area of Taloqan in northeastern Takhar province to store their products. The warehouse cot US 90,000, with farmers contributing USD 10,000, said provincial agriculture director Mohammad Salim Sayee.

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New facilities to be added to Kandahar airport

Built nearly 60 years ago, the Kandahar airport was in need of projects to provide modern-era services. New facilities such as construction of a new terminal entrance, with mine-detecting equipment and entry, exit and cargo roads have been added to

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USD 6mn pledged to fuel female participation in upcoming Afghan elections

In a bid to increase the number of women participating in the upcoming elections, the Asia Foundation and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have pledged USD 6mn to the Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC). According to IEC, women form

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MRRD to build two bridges in Ghor

A 15 meter and a 20 meter bridge would be built in a year in western Ghor province by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Rural Development (MRRD). Costing about 10 million AFN, the bridges would be constructed in Lalwa

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Uplift projects launched in northeastern Afghanistan

Ministry of Agriculture officials laid the foundation stones of two veterinary clinics in Taloqan, the provincial capital of Takhar. Costing USD 1,700,000, the projects are funded by the United States government and would be completed in four months. Meanwhile, work

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New building constructed for Da Afghanistan Bank branch in Takhar province

A branch of Afghanistan’s Central Bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), in northeastern Takhar province moves to a newly-constructed building equipped with modern facilities to facilitate the bank’s performance. Before, the officials worked from a small rented building that lacked many

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World Bank donates USD 75mn to Afghan Agriculture Ministry

In a bid to strengthen Afghanistan’s agriculture sector, the World Bank (WB) granted USD 75mn in aid to the Afghan Agriculture and Livestock Ministry. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghanistan’s Finance Ministry and officials of the World

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World Bank donates USD 75mn to Afghan Agriculture Ministry

In a bid to strengthen Afghanistan’s agriculture sector, the World Bank (WB) granted USD 75mn in aid to the Afghan Agriculture and Livestock Ministry. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghanistan’s Finance Ministry and officials of the World

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World Bank donates USD 75mn to Afghan Agriculture Ministry

In a bid to strengthen Afghanistan’s agriculture sector, the World Bank (WB) granted USD 75mn in aid to the Afghan Agriculture and Livestock Ministry. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghanistan’s Finance Ministry and officials of the World

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