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U.S. Embassy announces technology competition for Afghan citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has announced announce the global 2016 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST)  Technology Idea (Tech-I) competition. GIST Tech-I is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs aged 18-40.  Winners will be invited to

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India offers 1000 scholarships for Afghan students for the academic year-2016

To further strengthen the close friendly relations between Afghanistan and India, the Government of India continues to offers 1000 student scholarships (ICCR) to the Afghan nationals under the Special Scholarship Scheme for pursuing Undergraduate, Postgraduate courses. From last year, 20

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Agriculture yield in Balkh up by 30%

The agriculture production in northern Balkh province has increased by 30% over the past few years. Speaking with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Director of Agriculture Katib Shams linked the boost in agriculture yield to the provision of improved wheat seeds,

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Fire in Kabul market inflicts millions of dollars of losses on traders

Fire erupted in the footwear section of Kabul’ Mandawi market on Saturday morning and left 370 shops in ashes. According to latest reports, the fire has inflicted millions of dollars of losses to traders. The fire was reportedly caused by

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Afghan Senate proposes reduction in phone call charges

The Afghan Senate proposed the cost of a one-minute call, which is currently 2-3.5 AFN to be reduced to one Afghani. The communications commission head, Javed Rauf, put the legislative decree forward before the house for approval on Sunday. According

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37 infrastructure projects completed in Kapisa province

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has completed 37 infrastructure projects in various districts of Kapisa province. Costing 43,000,000 AFN, the projects benefit 5,915 families in different communities in Markaz Mahmood Doraqi,

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USD 2 million allocated for development of Herat industrial park

The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) has announced to allocate USD 2 million for development of Herat’s industrial park. The announcement was made by AISA chief Mohammad Qurban Haqjo during his visit to the industrial park along with local officials

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