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AGO claims recovering over USD 480mn embezzled Kabul Bank money

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) reported on Monday that over USD 480mn of the embezzled Kabul Bank money has been recovered. Attorney General Noor Habib Jalal said 50 suspects in this connection had been detained by the police and search

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Afghan Agriculture Ministry distributes irrigation tools in Northern provinces

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has distributed 388 sets of irrigation tools free of cost among farmers in Northern provinces. The project is part of the National Horticulture and Livestock Productivity Projects which serves to promote adoption

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Kabul Ring Road significant for economic growth: President Ashraf Ghani

President Ashraf Ghani discussed the construction of Kabul Ring Road in a meeting on Saturday attended by Ministers for Urban Development, Public Works and Transport Ministries, former Director General of National Direcotate of Security Amrullah Saleh, Comamnder of Kabul Garrisor

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MoU signed on standardization of Afghan products

One of the major reasons why Afghan products do not win in the international market is their lack of standardization. In an attempt to address this challenge, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

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Sales of Afghan products rise after boycott of Pakistani products

Afghans reacted to the recent string of attacks on Kabul city by boycotting Pakistani products. The campaign against Pakistani products started on social media where Pakistan was accused of the recent attacks on Afghan soil and posts calling for boycotting

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Afghanistan faces trade hurdles as a result of Pakistan’s actions

Pakistan is once again causing a major hurdle to Afghanistan’s trade with India. As per the Afghan-Pak Transit Trade Coordination Authority (APTCCA) agreement signed in June 2011, Pakistan would allow Afghan trucks to pass through Karachi, Gwadar and Qasem ports

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Afghan women entrepreneurs in agriculture discuss business practices under one roof

Women entrepreneurs from across Afghanistan gathered Aug. 3 to exchange ideas and close business deals during the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Women in Agribusiness Networking Conference. During the conference, 77 female entrepreneurs from Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan,

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Herat’s industrial park to get new facilities

Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi laid the foundation stone for three major facilities in the industrial park of the province. The facilities include the biggest wheat storage by Aria Company, a permanent exhibition hall and a new administrative building for

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Lesser Known Facts About Madhuri Dixit

M. F Husain was so charmed with ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ that he saw the film 67 times and when she made her comeback in 2007 with Aaja Nachle, he booked an entire theatre to watch her movie. Madhuri charmed

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USAID provides USD 38mn for Afghan women capacity building

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing USD 38mn to fund a 5-year capacity building program for Afghan women. An agreement to that effect was signed between the USAId and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services

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Afghanistan Central Bank puts on sale 35mn US dollars

Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), announces that the bidding process for sales of USD 35mn will begin on Saturday, 15 August 2015 (24/05/1394). DAB has requested qualified dealers and commercial banks who already have kept one million and

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Afghan diplomat appointed as UN Special Representative for Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday the appointment of Farid Zarif of Afghanistan as his Special Representative for Liberia and Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). He will succeed Karin Landgren of Sweden, who completed

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Angelina Jolie to produce animated film of “The Breadwinner”

Angelina Jolie is set to executive produce an animated film of “The Breadwinner”, a novel based on an Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy to become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned during

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Unemployment cited as the next biggest challenge in Afghanistan after insecurity

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) survey report reflects on some of the major issues in Afghanistan at present time. According to the survey, insecurity is labeled as the biggest challenge in Afghanistan (34.42%) followed by unemployment (25.86%). Corruption

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Helmand to get various agriculture facilities

Provincial Agriculture Department of Helmand said a cold storage facility, a dairy farm and a market for agricultural products would be established by the end of this solar year in Helmand province. Acting agriculture director Rafiullah Qalam told Pajhwok Afghan

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Afghans call for boycotting Pakistani products

Afghans have started war against Pakistan on social media by campaigning to boycott their products and currency. This comes after Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani slammed Pakistan for providing safe havens for insurgents. The Afghan government has time and again

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Completion of 13 horticultural storehouses in six provinces of Afghanistan

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAIL) reported that the construction of 13 storehouses for horticultural products have been completed in six provinces. The storehouses are constructed at a total cost of USD 3mn funded from the Ministry’s budget. According

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Afghan and German policy-makers discuss budgeting to integrate gender perspectives

Afghan-German researchers presented their findings on Gender Responsive Budgeting, compiled over the last three months, at their first open dialogue held in Kabul on 5th August 2015. They engaged in discussions with over 30 senior representatives from institutions, such as

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NEPA gets new administrative building in Feyzabad

The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) branch in Feyzabad, Badakhshan received a new building. The construction of this project was managed by NEPA together with the Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO) at a total cost of around AFN 20 million, with

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Afghanistan must invest in its youth: UNFPA report

The Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs and the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA) released a report titled Investing in Youth: How to Realize Afghanistan’s Demographic Dividend in Kabul on Sunday. The report highlights the need for investing in Afghanistan’s youth,

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Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty (born on 7 May 1971) is a French economist who works on wealth and income inequality. He is professor (directeur d’études) at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), professor at the Paris School of Economics

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Afghani dips down against the US dollar

Afghani currency has declined against the US dollar and has sparked concerns among the masses over the future of the Afghan economy that is struggling to stand on its feet since the withdrawal of the foreign troops. In the Sarai Shahzada

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Afghanistan invites India to invest in energy sector

An Afghan delegation attended the India-Afghanistan Renewable Energy Summit on August 6th in New Delhi, India. The summit was organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with the Afghan government, Afghanistan Renewable Energy

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How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy. It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college,

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Uplift projects to be launched in Baghlan and Khost

The Ministry of Public Works plans to undertake five uplift projects in northern Baghlan and southeastern Khost provinces. The projects include construction of bridges at a total cost of 230mn AFN which would benefit thousands of residents in the two

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