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Status update on development plans for Baghlan’s public

Baghlan’s District and Provincial Governor Offices (DGOs and PGO) presented their development plans for the province’s various districts over the past week. This allowed Baghlan’s inhabitants to get an idea of the development projects that the government is currently planning

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61st Filmfare Award Winners

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) – Deepika Padukone for Piku Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) – Ranveer Singh for Bajirao Mastani Best Film – Bajirao Mastani Best Director – Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani Best

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Foolish mistakes to avoid on a résumé

Too many details Some details are better to be left out. To start with, don’t list more than one phone number. One is enough, and preferably without a Bollywood calling tone or a mast Attan song. Do not list all

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Afghanistan’s next move in reviving the Silk Road

Afghanistan eyes membership of the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA), which is comprised of eight countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Officials of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said the TRACECA membership would enable Afghanistan

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First consultative meeting on Lapis Lazuli Corridor held in Kabul

The first consultative meeting on Lapis Lazuli Corridor was held in Kabul to exchange views on the five-pronged agreement among Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. The meeting was attended by representatives from Afghanistan’s ministries of foreign affairs, finance, transport

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Afghanistan’s first ever e-government system to be introduced in two years

The Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT) is working on the implementation of the country’s first ever e-government system. The Ministry has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the ministries of foreign affairs, interior, finance, information and culture,

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Nominations for the 61st Filmfare Awards winners

It’s that time of the year again when the best of Bollywood of the previous year will be honored through Filmfare Awards, the most prized reward as far as film awards are concerned. The nominations for the 2016 Filmfare Awards

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Health clinics open in remote district of Badakhshan province

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) have opened two health clinics in the Shaghnan district of northeastern Badakhshan province. The facilities will provide health services for nearly 1,000 families in 30 villages of

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300 Afghan women graduate from USAID’s Promote

Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani gave the keynote graduation address to more than 300 USAID Promote Women’s Leadership Development students at Amani High School. Mrs. Ghani delivered the commencement address to the first graduating class of USAID Promote Women’s Leadership

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Revenue of Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority increased by 11%

The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) has recorded a total revenue of 3.571bn AFN, which is up by 11% from last year. Accepting to ACAA officials, 2.31bn of the revenue came from taxes on international flights crossing Afghanistan. The executive

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Abdullah discusses importance of Chabahar port in his Iran visit

Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah led a high-level delegation in his three-day visit to Iran to discuss a wide range of issues concerning trade and commercial relations, counter terror cooperation, drug trafficking and investment. One of the topics discussed was

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More electricity for residents in Baghlan and Kunduz

More residents in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces are finding access to electricity after extension of transmission lines and construction of substations. One out of the two areas that will have better access to electricity in the future is a new

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Winners of 22nd Annual Star Screen Awards 2015

Another Awards show came to an end and this time again, it was Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan walking away with the laurels… Best Film (Popular Choice) Bajrangi Bhaijaan Best Film (Jury Choice) Talvar Best

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Farah revenue up by 65% in the current solar year

The revenue department of Farah has recorded a total revenue of 4.62bn AFN, showing a 65% increase over last year. The Afghan Finance Ministry had set a target of 3.407bn for the 1394 solar year for Farah, but the provincial

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Indian company commissions substations in Afghanistan

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Bhel), an Indian state-owned company, has commissioned two substations in Charikaar, around 60kms from Kabul and Doshi, around 150kms from Kabul. The two, 220/20kV substations were inaugurated by Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Indian Ambassador

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Janet Yellen

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1946, Janet Yellen earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1967. She then went to Yale University, where she received her Ph.D. in 1971. After teaching at Harvard University, Yellen worked at the

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New chapter to open in Afghan-Iran economic cooperation

Iran’s interior minister and Head of Iran-Afghanistan Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation Abdul Reza Rahmani Fazli has announced that the economic cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan is close to entering a new chapter. The announcement was made on Wednesday in

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Maintenance Cash Grant Project kicks off in Herat

Ahmad Shaheer Shahriar, the Deputy Minister of Programs Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) formally inaugurated the Maintenance Cash Grant Project under the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) in Herat province on

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Nangarhar’s revenue up by 15%

Nangarhar revenue department has recorded a total revenue of 13.3bn in 2015 financial year (between 22 December 2014 to 21 December 2015). According to the officials, the revenue has increased by 15%. Revenue department head Mohammad Alam Ishaqzai linked the

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Kunar customs revenue surpasses target by 30%

The revenue department in Kunar province has recorded a total revenue of 229.6mn AFN during the current fiscal year. The Finance Ministry had set a target of 159mn AFN for Kunar revenue department in the financial year starting from 22

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Around 14,000 communities in Panjshir benefit from welfare projects

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) completed 62 development projects in Bazarak, Dara, Khenj, Pariyan, Shatal, Onaba, Rukha and Abshar districts of Panjshir province. Costing AFN 131,700,the projects have benefited 13,900 various

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U.S. government supports Afghan educators and future leaders

Minister of Higher Education Dr. Farida Momand announced a new advanced degree program at Shaheed Rabbani Education University that will develop and support the careers of teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers. The United States Agency for International Development

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2015: the year that was for Afghanistan

2015: the year that was for Afghanistan The year 2015 was a year of success and disappointments for Afghanistan. While there are many moments to highlight, Wadsam as always chooses to focus on some of the positive aspects. RECCA VI

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