Aga Khan receives India’s Padma Vibhushan Award

(Press Release): NEW DELHI –Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, the other day awarded the Padma Vibhushan one of the country’s highest civilian decorations to Aga Khan, for his contributions to social development in India. The award, which was bestowed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi as part of the commemoration of …

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Lamented the mess of mess

Traders lament there are too many factors to have stunted the development of national economy. But they count growing insecurity, political instability, foreign troop drawdown, and on top of that government’s dejecting attitude, are some of the major ones. Since they have chided the government, what it should do. Go …

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4 army troops killed in Badakhshan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least five army soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a swarm of militants stormed several checkpoints of Afghan security forces in Jurm district of northern Badakhshan province, said a local official. The Chairman of Badakhshan provincial council, Abdullah Naji, said that the militants attacked …

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Roadside blast kills 12 of a family in Ghazni

AT-KABUL: At least 12 people from a single family were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in southeastern Ghazni province. Ghazni deputy governor, Ahmad Ali, said that the tragic incident took place on Friday morning, when a passenger vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Khogayani village of Qarabagh district. He …

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Border police under siege by Taliban in Kunar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Taliban militants have laid siege to outposts of Afghan border police in Sarkano district of eastern Kunar province over the past one month. A border policeman in the district told Azadi Radio on condition of anonymity that it has been almost one month that the militants …

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NATO condemns attack on Balkh AGO compound

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission has strongly condemned attack on the Attorney General Office (AGO) compound in Mazar-i-Sharif city of northern Balkh province. The NATO headquarters said in a statement on Friday that the Headquarters Resolute Support strongly condemns the Taliban attack in Mazar-i-Sharif on an …

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ACC to train Afghan umpires

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As per the Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) decision, former Pakistani umpire Mahboob Shah has arrived Kabul to help train Afghan cricketers in the hopes that the national team can one day compete with cricket’s top international squads. Shah, who supervised the 1987 World Cup final and whose …

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Fixing economy: Govt prepares 10-year economic plan, says official

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  As the country’s economy is dwindling and the foreign aid is shrinking, the Ministry of Economy the other day said that has prepared a 10-year economic plan to overcome economic problems ahead. Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News quoted the acting minister of economy, Hukum Khan Habibi, as saying …

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