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Ariana Afghan Airlines moving towards self-sufficiency: Hakimi

Ariana Afghan Airlines officials claim to have been moving towards self-sufficiency despite having faced millions of dollars in losses in the past two years. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, Ariana Afghan Airlines Chief, Nasir Ahmad Hakimi, said the company

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Work on development projects launched in Takhar province

As many as 17 development projects are going to be implemented in Takhar province at an estimated cost of USD 4mn provided by Japan, the World Bank, India and funds from the Afghan government’s development project. Provincial rural development director,

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American University of Afghanistan starts courses in Nangarhar

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada-The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) will start courses in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan in the near future. According to the University officials, similar courses have already been launched in southern Kandahar and northern Balkh province of

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Development projects worth 6mn AFN to be implemented in Madian Wardak

Projects concerning agriculture, health, education, culture, sports and security sectors are to be implemented in central Maidan Wardak province this year. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the 338 development projects would cost 6 million AFN. Governor Abdul Majid Khogyani

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7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Quit

Have you ever had a REALLY bad boss? Well I have. This individual drove everybody out and the company had to close the regional office, because everyone quit or was fired. I quit after being there for just 6 months;

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Quality management training for small and medium-sized infrastructure projects in Badakhshan

As part of an Afghan-German cooperation initiative, six days of training in construction quality management for Badakhshan line departments came to a close in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan on 27 April 2014. A total of 24 participants took part

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Improved revenue collection system brings higher revenue to Nimroz custom

Nimroz has witnessed a significant increase during the first quarter of the ongoing financial year. In an exclusive interview with the Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Nimroz custom chief Mohammad Younus Sultani said improved banking system and revenue collection system have

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Afghanistan’s first satellite starts test broadcasts

Afghanistan’s first satellite, called Afghansat1, has reportedly started test broadcasts. Waiting for official launch by President Hamid Karzai, the satellite broadcasts on a trial basis. The satellite, deployed at 48° E, will support services including broadcasting, IP connectivity and mobile

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CARD-F establishes hatchery in Nangarhar

CARD-F supported establishment of a hatchery in Nangarhar which was officially inaugurated on 17 February 2014. In its first cycle, the farm hatched nearly 15,000 day-old chicks. “This was a need for Afghanistan. Hatcheries are needed and these chickens should

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Microsoft completes acquisition of Nokia mobile phones

Microsoft closed on its approximately USD 7.5bn acquisition of Nokia’s hardware operations on Friday. The deal will mark the end of production of mobile phones by Nokia, which is the world’s No. 2 seller of mobile phones in the world,

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Should the Afghan government continue to subsidize Ariana Airlines?

Ariana Airlines, Afghanistan’s only national airline, is reportedly using rented planes from abroad and not of their own fleet. Officials at Kabul International Airport have said that Ariana primarily uses three Pamir Airline planes and two 320 Airbuses rented from

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Price of flour dips, other commodities remain unchanged

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) The prices of flour have dipped while those of other essential daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Fazal Rahman, head of the Food Traders’ Union,

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Afghan government optimistic about the new economic policy

Afghan Ministry of Economy is optimistic about the new economic policy that is expected to bring visible changes to the economy of the country within three years. According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, Najibullah Amin, the new policy includes mines extraction,

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Russia, Afghanistan discuss expanding ties

Russian Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Zamir Kabulov, met with President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday to confer on expanding ties between the two nations. Kabulov ensured President Karzai that his country would continue to support Afghanistan during its economic

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Manchester United sacks David Moyes

Manchester United sacked Moyes just 10 months after he succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson, who had himself chosen Moyes to replace him. Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs has been appointed interim manager of Manchester United following the sacking of  Moyes. ‘‘Following the

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New department of justice building inaugurated in Kunduz

A new building for the Directorate of Justice was inaugurated in Kunduz city on Tuesday with support of the German and Dutch governments. The new Department of Justice (DoJ) building is one of many new judicial buildings built in Kunduz

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Ten development projects completed in Nangarhar province

With a cost of more than 9,000,000 AFN, 10 projects of the National Solidarity Program of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) were recently completed in Nangarhar province. According to the concerned provincial manager of NSP, these development projects

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Afghanistan to attend Caspian Oil and Gas Trading & Transportation Conference

Afghan Ministry of Economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal will visit Azerbaijan to attend the 7th Caspian Oil and Gas Trading & Transportation Conference that is slated for April 28-29. The purpose of the conference is to confer on prospects of development

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Afghanistan to attend Caspian Oil and Gas Trading & Transportation Conference

Afghan Ministry of Economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal will visit Azerbaijan to attend the 7th Caspian Oil and Gas Trading & Transportation Conference that is slated for April 28-29. The purpose of the conference is to confer on prospects of development

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Insurance industry in Afghanistan: its opportunities and challenges

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada- Afghan entrepreneur and chairman of SMN Investments, Sadat Mansoor Naderi shares the challenges and potentials of insurance industry in Afghanistan. Naderi is the first Afghan entrepreneur to win the Peace through Commerce Award from United States Department

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Seven NSP Projects Completed in Baqhlan Province

With a cost of more than 13,867,000 AFN, 7 projects of the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were recently completed in Baghlan province and handed over to the communities. According to the Provincial Manager

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Fifteen NSP projects executed in Uruzgan Province

With a cost of more than 15,850,000 AFN, 15 sub-projects of National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) were recently completed in Uruzgan province and handed over to the communities. According to the Provincial Manager

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Kajaki dam’s 3rd turbine to be operational in a year

The much-awaited third turbine at the Kajaki hydropower dam in southern Helmand province would be operational in a year’s time, said Governor Mohammad Naeem. Work on the installation of the third turbine was delayed due to security threats. Having the

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4th Afghan-Turk International Expo held in Kabul

The fourth Afghan-Turk International Expo was organized by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and Afghan-Turkish Industrialists & Traders Association (ATSIAD) in collaboration with Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) in Kabul from 15th to 18th of

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Coal extraction stops in Dara-i-Sauf due to safety issues

Engineers have advised to halt extraction of coal in the Dara-i-Suf district of northern Samangan province after a survey found the tunnels could collapse anytime. The extraction has been halted in 50 tunnels after engineers found miners in danger due

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