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Germany hands over mobile classrooms to the University of Baghlan

Nine new mobile classrooms were today handed over to the University of Baghlan in Pul-e Khumri in the district of Pul-e-Khumri in northern Afghanistan. These mobile classrooms are large-scale tents designed specifically for academic activities and will provide opportunities for

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Capacity building for over 120 civil servants in Badakhshan

With support from Germany, more than 120 civil servants from various line departments completed six months of IARCSC training in English, management and computer skills in Faizabad. The qualifications will help local government provide more efficient services for the population

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Afghanistan’s agriculture system to be modernized

Officials of the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry believe that the traditional methods of agriculture would change once the capacity of the officials and farmers is strengthened. The Agriculture and Higher Education Ministers signed an agreement through which the agriculture system

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Agricultural engineer receives award for work in Afghanistan and Iraq

Dr. Guy Fipps, Texas A&M ArgiLife Extension Service irrigation engineer, received the Professional Engineer award of the Year by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Montreal, Canada. He was recognized for his exceptional services in the interest

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Computer lab established for Afghan girls High School in Khoshi District

Afghanistan’s leading private telecom company, Roshan, established a computer for the Khoshi District Girls High School. Utilizing advocacy skills gained through USAID-sponsored training, the Khoshi District women’s communication committee in Logar Province persuaded Roshan to establish a computer lab for

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India grants USD 1mn for construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan

India approved to grant USD 1mn to build a cricket stadium in southern province of Kandahar. The stadium is set to come up in Aino Mina on land donated to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in 2012. “The construction of

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Germany hands over new campus to Badakhshan University

In Feyzabad, the Badakhshan University was handed over new facilities for four faculties, administrative offices, classrooms for up to 200 and dormitories. The buildings were originally built as a Police Training Centre but have been converted into academic facilities, ready

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Grape harvest pleases Sar-e-Pul farmers but low prices disappoint them

Farmers in Sar-e-Pul have witnessed a considerable growth in their grape production this year; however, low prices of their product in the market have disappointed them. Lack of sufficient cold storage and electricity supply has been cited as the farmers’

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New mining law a bridge to finalize the iron ore project in Afghanistan

The new mining law, which was approved by the Afghan Parliament two months ago, is going to serve a bridge to finalize the ambitious iron ore project in Afghanistan’s Hajigak province. Led by the state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd

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Pakistan’s cement exports to Afghanistan decline by 58%

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) have reported a 58% decline in the country’s cement exports to Afghanistan. According to the figures by APCMA, cement exports to Afghanistan declined from 441,812 tons in July 2013 to 183,927 tons in July

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Afghanistan’s political impasse hits construction projects

The prolonged election process has hit the nation’s housing scheme, said Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) official. In an exclusive interview with the Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), MoUD Deputy Minister Eng. Mohammad Akbar Ahmadi said various projects were underway through

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Afghanistan cricket team declared winner of the Zimbabwe series trophy

The Afghanistan national cricket team was declared winner of the Zimbabwe series after winning One Day International (ODI) and one unofficial test match against a test playing nation. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said Afghanistan was awarded the series trophy for

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Vote count delay results in lower Afghan national revenue

The House of Representatives expressed concerns over the decline in the national revenue, fearing the government would not be able to pay the salaries of the government employees. “Economic problems are inevitable if our government does not tackle the national

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Afghan Finance Ministry accused of miscalculating income taxes

Shopkeepers in Kabul have accused Ministry of Finance (MoF) of miscalculating taxes and eliciting extra taxes for personal gains. According to Tolo News, MoF officials had forced shopkeepers to pay up to 100,000 AFG in income taxes this year, while

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Seventeen development projects completed in Baghlan Province

With a cost of more than 27,283,000Afs 17 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Program (NSP) 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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Report: 2nd largest Afghan city could go dark when U.S. subsidies end

By Lindsay Wise Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau August 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — Residents of Afghanistan’s second largest city could go without power when U.S. subsidies for diesel fuel phase out next year, according to a report released Tuesday by the

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Afghan software developer develops mobile app for Kankor exam results

Afghan software developer, Gul Mohammad Akbari, developed a mobile application that enables students to access their Kankor exams via their smartphones. Akbari came up with the idea of this development after he found out about the nerve-wracking problems students were

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Prolonged election process hurting mining industry in Kunduz

Mines and Petroleum department in Kunduz have reported a significant decline in the province’s mining revenue, with the figure dropping from 2.8mn AFN in 2013 to 900,000 AFN this year. Eng. Mirza Mohammad Sultani, director of the provincial Mines and

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ICA introduces Afghanistan’s first ever private health insurance

The Insurance Corporation of Afghanistan (ICA) announced release of its comprehensive private health insurance, which is introduced for the first time in Afghanistan. The product comes with international standards features including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient healthcare coverage, access to approved

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CASA-1000 to bring in USD 65mn in revenue to Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water (MoE) official said implementation work of the CASA-1000 project would begin in 2015. Deputy Minister Eng. Ghulam Farooq Qazi said the project would generate USD 65mn in revenue to Afghanistan. “We expect revenue of

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From small and steady to big plans: Afghan businesswoman enjoys modest success

USAID-IDEA-NEW: Nazifa Hofiani’s fruit and vegetable processing business has gone from small but steady sales to big expansion plans, thanks to a timely investment in management, planning and marketing skills. When Ms. Hofiani started the Women’s Vocational Training and Agriculture

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International transactions still an issue for Afghan private banks

Afghan private banks are still facing problems with transferring money from abroad to Afghanistan despite the approval of the Anti-Money Laundering and Financing Terrorism Prevention Laws. A number of foreign banks have reportedly refused to transfer money into Afghanistan through

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Top 5 Bollywood films on Friendship

Most Bollywood films are ‘mushy romantic sagas’, based on tales of forgotten love, lost love and love in every other form. But every so often there have been a few striking films that dealt with the theme of friendship. They

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Breshna Company collects only 50% of electricity bills in Helmand

Afghanistan’s national power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), manages to collect only 50% of electricity bills in southern Helmand province. DABS official Mirwais Alemi said half of the company’s income from electricity bills in Helmand was lost, as there

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Afghanistan and Germany open training institute for Community Development Council

New training facilities in Kunduz city provide proper learning environment for Community Development Council (CDC) members from four north-eastern provinces in Afghanistan. With training in basic and advanced subjects, CDC members will be able to improve their skills and fully

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