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12 technology startups successfully complete 8-month incubation program in Kabul

Providing innovating technology solutions for Afghanistan, 12 technology startups have successfully completed an 8-month incubation program offered by Ibtikaar, a technology startup business incubator in Kabul. A graduation ceremony for the graduates was held at Safi Landmark Hotel on May

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Afghan officials criticize new employment program for bypassing civil service law

A number of officials from the Labor and Social Affairs Department have lost their posts on the basis of the new employment program “Capacity Building for Results (CBR)”. The officials from 22 different posts have slammed the new employment program

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Afghan Higher Education Ministry announces degree program on health

The Minister of Higher Education Dr. Farida Momand announced a new advanced degree program at Kabul Medical University that will develop and support health sector technicians for the country. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its University

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Founder Institute creates networking opportunities for business in Kabul

On Thursday June 2nd, The Founder Institute will host a networking event where aspiring entrepreneurs can mingle with seasoned business people, and also hear from graduates of Founder Institute in Afghanistan, who are now running their own businesses.  The event,

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Ghani inaugurates reconstruction of a historic palace in Kabul today

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will inaugurate the historic Dar-ul-Aman palace situated in the outskirt of capital Kabul today , according to a statement from the presidential office. The reconstruction work of the palace will be carried out by the Ministry

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25% hike in power tariff a blow to Afghan industries

Afghan industrialists have condemned the government’s decision to hike power tariff by 25%. Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national utility company, recently announced increasing power tariff by 25% in Kabul and 13 other provinces as a result of drastic

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Rugby club opens inside Kabul University campus

By: Asad Ziar Afghanistan Rugby Federation (ARF) finally managed to inaugurate a rugby club inside the campus of Kabul University with the help of  university students and the sports committee of the university. Kabul University is the oldest and largest

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Two-fold increase in wheat yield in Farah province

Wheat production in Farah province this year has doubled, according to the provincial department of agriculture and livestock. Eng. Abdul Manan Mateen, head of the agriculture department, linked the increase in wheat yield to sufficient rainfall and good quality wheat

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Development projects completed in Kapisa & Uruzgan

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has completed development projects in Kapisa and Uruzgan provinces. As many as 31 utility projects have been implemented in Mahmmod Raqi, Hesae Awal-e-Kohistan, Hesae Dowum Kohistan

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Afghan refugee women in Delhi making a living through their culinary skills

A group of Afghan refugee women in capital city of India, Delhi are relying on their culinary skills to make a living for themselves. These women have escaped the conflicts and wars in Afghanistan and have come to India in

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Course in Kabul to help Afghans launch start-up companies

Afghans thinking about launching their own company had the chance to hear from seasoned entrepreneurs, now running profitable companies and working full time for their own companies, who addressed the topic of transitioning from working for someone else to working

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Ghani issues new decree on TUTAP implementation after new findings

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has issued a new decree regarding the implementation of the TUTAP power transmission project after receiving new findings from the review commission. According to the decree, the 220kV (double circuit) power transmission line having a capacity

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Indian Ambassador visits Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Kabul

Indian Ambassador to Kabul, Manpreet Vohra, visited Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH), Kabul on Thursday to familiarize himself with the Institute and services being rendered by the Institute. He also visited the recently established diagnostic centre and surgical

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Afghanistan, Iran, India sign Chabahar agreement

The historic deal, Chabahar agreement, was signed in Tehran on Monday between leaders of Afghanistan, Iran and India. President Ashraf Ghani headed to Iran to sign the agreement after his visit to Qatar. The port will allow landlocked Afghanistan to

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Afghan Entrepreneur of the Month- Fereshteh Forough

Fereshteh Forough is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Code to Inspire. Fereshteh is from Herat, Afghanistan. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Herat University and a Master’s degree from Technical University of Berlin in Germany.

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President Ghani calls on Afghan investors in Qatar to invest in Afghanistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is on a two-day visit in Qatar at official invitation of Emir of Qatar to participate in the ‘Stability and Welfare for all Summit’. The president with Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and

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Afghan Ministry of Public Health celebrates International Nurses Day

The Ministry of Public Health celebrated International Nurses Day 2016 with the theme “Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience.” This day marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and is celebrated around the

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International Fund for Agricultural Development Project started in Parwan Province

Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has started the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Project in Jabal Saraj district of Parwan province. The project was inaugurated by Minister Eng. Naseer Ahmad Durrani on Sunday. The purpose of

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Chabahar port agreement to be signed on Monday

Afghanistan, India and Iran are expected to sign the Chabahar Agreement on Establishment of the International Transport and Transit Corridor on Monday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Iran where he will engage with the

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Norway pledges $ 24mn for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2016

The Norwegian government has pledged to double humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to help meet the nation’s urgent needs. Foreign Minister Borge Brende announced Saturday that Afghanistan would receive USD 200mn in humanitarian aid in 2016. The aid is for food,

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ADB & SAARC Development Fund have signed MoU for the development of SAARC Region

Dr. Sunil Motiwal , Chief Executive Officer, SAARC Development Fund has confirmed that Asian Development  Bank (ADB) and SAARC Development Fund (SDF) have signed an MoU and agreed to: Collaborate for the development of the SAARC region through co-financing of

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India grants $ 1mn to Habibia High School in Kabul over a period of 10 years

The Government of India has decided to grant USD 1 million to Habibia High School over a period of 10 years. The funds will be broadly utilized for replacement of electricity transformers and related works, immediate civil repairs, modernization program

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Narendera Modi to inaugurate Salma Dam in June

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly visiting Afghanistan in June to inaugurate Salma dam–also dubbed as Afghanistan-India friendship dam– in Herat on June 4, 2016. The much awaited project envisages generation of 42 MW of electricity and has the

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Kabul University launches MBA program

Kabul University, one of the renowned universities in Afghanistan, is officially launching its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program on Wednesday with financial collaboration from the USAID’s Support and Workforce Development Program. The MBA degree is implemented by the USAID’s

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First-Ever Demographic and Health Survey Completed in Afghanistan; Children’s Survival Improving

Almost half of births in Afghanistan are being delivered in a health facility, and just over half are assisted by a skilled provider, according to Afghanistan’s first ever Demographic and Health Survey Key Indicators Report, released today by the Afghan

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