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Price of gold goes up, food rates remain unchanged in Kabul

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) The price of gold increased but foodstuff rates stayed unchanged in Kabul during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday. Abdul Basir, a jeweler in the Lycée Maryam locality of Kabul, told Pajhwok

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Residents continue illegal coal mining in Samangan province

Residents continue extraction coal illegally from a coalmine in Gola area of Samangan province and taking them for domestic use. According to the officials, the government has ignored the area and little progress has been made in legalizing mining. District

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Afghan Ministries incapable of managing donor funds- SIGAR reports

According to a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Afghan Ministries are unable to manage and account for funds unless they implemented recommendations included in the public financial management assessment reports. Following the completion of

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59th Filmfare Award Winners

Best Actor in Leading Role (Male)- Farhan Akhtar for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Best Actor in Leading Role (Female)- Deepika Padukone for Ram Leela Best Film- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Best Director- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Best Debut Director-

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What Is the Main Reason for the Crisis in Countries’ Economies?

By Harun Yahya- The world has gone through several crises since that of 1929, in which business lost 72% of its value, or 60% of volume. The last 20 years (1990-2008) in particular have seen major crises closely connected to

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Afghan-Indian Working Group agree on expanding trade cooperation

A maiden meeting of the Afghan-Indian Working Group was held in Kabul on Tuesday to confer on strengthening trade cooperation between the two neighboring nations. Indian Commerce Secretary SR Rao assured that his country would continue to cooperate with Afghanistan

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3 telecommunication projects inaugurated in Ghazni province

Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Amirzai Sangin, inaugurated three telecom projects in Ghazni province. Costing USD 7mn, The projects include fiber optic, Afghan Telecom Digital telephone with 5000 lines and Afghan Telecom DSL. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Minister

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21 Development Projects Completed in Laghman Province

Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development completed implementation of 21 development projects that enabled a growing number of families to get access to basic human needs in Laghman province. The projects were executed under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of

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ANSA works to establish quality certification institution

In a bid to enhance Afghan products’ quality and boost exports, the Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA) has approached donors to create accredited institution to issue quality certificates. ANSA Technical Deputy Mujeeb-ul-Rahman Khateer said the institution would issue quality certificates

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Regenerating Afghanistan’s Economic Development Through Online Entrepreneurship

A half-day workshop on “Online Entrepreneurship” was delivered by TechDeira aimed at helping Afghans develop their skills and capacity through technology. Technology offers a diverse opportunity to increase economic development and Afghanistan is embracing this change. Afghanistan has a rapidly

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Afghan investors present support policy to tackle economic issues

At an event organized by the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) investors presented a support policy calling for measures aimed at minimizing the country’s economic challenges. In the draft policy, the investors have urged the government to offer

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Land usurpation hinders implementation of Kabul city's master plan

Powerful individuals have reportedly been involved in usurping lands over the past decade, and minimal efforts have been made to stop them. Addressing a press conference, Kabul Governor Abdul Jabar Taqwa said powerful individuals were taking over agricultural lands without

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Land usurpation hinders implementation of Kabul city’s master plan

Powerful individuals have reportedly been involved in usurping lands over the past decade, and minimal efforts have been made to stop them. Addressing a press conference, Kabul Governor Abdul Jabar Taqwa said powerful individuals were taking over agricultural lands without

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Eurozone sees “dramatic improvement” in its economic recovery

Addressing the final day of the World Economic Forum, Head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, said Eurozone had witnessed “dramatic improvement” in its economic recovery over the past two years. He said risks had declined considerably across

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Restaurant business slowing down after last week's attack

Attack on the Lebanese restaurant, La Taverna,  last week has prompted security protocols among the international community serving in Kabul city. A number of organizations have stopped allowing their employees going to restaurants. Last week, a suicide attack by Taliban

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Restaurant business slowing down after last week’s attack

Attack on the Lebanese restaurant, La Taverna,  last week has prompted security protocols among the international community serving in Kabul city. A number of organizations have stopped allowing their employees going to restaurants. Last week, a suicide attack by Taliban

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Prices of gas and firewood plunge in Kabul market

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) Prices of fire wood and liquefied gas reduced, while that of other necessary items remained unchanged during the outgoing week in central Kabul province, retailers said Thursday. A firewood stall owner in the Sarsabzee

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Fire gutted a shop and warehouse in Kabul market

A fire blaze reportedly caused by an electric short circuit broke out in a market in Kabul city in Qawa-e-Markaz at around 9:00pm. According to reports, the blaze inflicted 14mn AFN in losses on the owner. The owner, Abdul Wahid,

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Afghan Agriculture Ministry to launch various projects

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) have on the cards various projects under their 2013-2016 plan. Addressing a meeting on the plan, Minister Mohammad Asif Rahimi said his Ministry was constructing five slaughter houses and 700 cold storage

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National Solidarity Program executes 170 projects in Kunduz

As many as 170 development projects were completed under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) in northern Kunduz province. The projects included construction of 124 kilometers canals and 180 culverts, digging potable water wells and asphalting of 340 kilometers road. Head

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Baghlan municipality records USD 3mn deficit in its revenue

Revenue in the Municipality of Baghlan’s capital city, Pul-e-Khumri,  has decreased from last year’s USD 4mn to USD 3mn this year. Head of the Municipality, Noor Mohammad Nek Khwa, linked the unprecedented decline in revenue to the “unnecessary shuffle of

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US lawmakers slash development aid to Afghanistan by 50%

The US Congress have cut development aid to Afghanistan by 50% for fiscal 2014. In a massive spending bill signed into law on Friday by President Barack Obama, US Congress earmarked USD 1.12 billion for overall civilian assistance to Afghanistan,

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Afghan Finance Ministry’s revenue increases by 300mn AFN

Afghan Finance Ministry official said revenue of the Medium Taxpayer Office (MTO) increased by 300mn AFN compared to the previous year. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, MTO Director Subhanullah Fahimi said the ministry’s income reached 10.6bn AFN, indicating a

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Afghanistan’s exports rise this year

Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) reported that Afghanistan’s exports witnessed a 49% increase during the first 9 months of the current fiscal year. Afghanistan’s exports included non-alcoholic beverages, dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, precious and semi-precious stones, dairy

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Afghanistan’s exports rise this year

Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) reported that Afghanistan’s exports witnessed a 49% increase during the first 9 months of the current fiscal year. Afghanistan’s exports included non-alcoholic beverages, dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, precious and semi-precious stones, dairy

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