324 teachers receive residential plots

AT-KABUL: At least 324 schoolteachers have received residential plots in Istalif district of Kabul province, said officials on Tuesday. The Education Minister, Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, Minister of Urban Development, Sayid Mansur Sadat Nadiri, a number of lawmakers and the governor of Kabul were the attendants of the ceremony where the …

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MoU signed to ensure student healthcare at schools

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Education (MoE) to provide healthcare services to school students in the country. Minister of Public Health, Ferozuddin Feroz, said that the agreement aimed to foster healthcare services along with education for …

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Health care for rural population

It has been more than 13 years since fall of the Taliban’s regime, but the authorities have utterly failed in providing health care services to all citizens. This is more evident in remote parts of the country where most of the people live. Despite claims of the officials, access to …

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31 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 31 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 18 others were wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior (MoI) said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) …

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Islamic States fixed eyes on Afghan mines: Minister

  AT-KABUL: Minister of Mines and Petroleum (MoP) Dawood Shah Saba on Monday said that the Islamic State has fixed eyes on the Afghan natural resources. Briefing members of the Wolesi Jirga, the minister said that insecurity was a major problem preventing the government from cashing the country’s natural riches. …

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Politicians misuse youth: MoCI

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs of Ministry of Culture and Information (MoIC) on Monday said that young Afghans are misused in political process in the country and denied leadership role. Speaking at a press conference here, Timor Shah Eshaqzai said that although youth progressed in different fields, …

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Secret peace talks of no use: MPs

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Members of the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Monday expressed concerns over secret peace talks with the Taliban, and termed the closed-door-negotiations fruitless. The MPs said that talks between the Taliban and Afghan officials would end nowhere as Afghan security forces were rendering sacrifices without any pause. Monawar …

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Terror suspects held, IEDs recovered in Kandahar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Three terror suspects were held and dozens of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were recovered by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives in southern Kandahar province. According to the NDS, the suspects planned to carry out attacks on government compounds in Kandahar city, the central city of …

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