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Power supply would restore on Saturday: DABS

KABUL: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday said that power transmission lines would be repaired on temporary basis to supply 170MW of electricity to Kabul City. Pylons and electricity transmission lines importing power from the neighboring Uzbekistan were damaged at Salang due to recent avalanches and heavy snowfall. The …

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29 insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: At least 29 armed Taliban militants were killed and 18 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has conducted …

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Govt to axe diplomats hired on nepotism basis: Ghani

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi: KABUL: President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani has directed Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to finalize list of all those diplomats who were hired on nepotism and favoritism basis instead of following proper recruitment procedure outlined by the law. Addressing a seminar in connection with the International Women’s Day (observed …

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Few Taliban rebranded as ISIL: Campbell

There is a potential threat that ISIL can establish a credible presence in Afghanistan, a top American commander told lawmakers on Wednesday, adding that the US remain cognizant of this latent danger. “For now, we assess that there is a potential threat that ISIL can establish a credible presence in …

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Indian Foreign Secretary calls on Afghan leaders

Karzai stresses on expansion of Afghan-India ties Ghani seeks regional cooperation in war on terror Abdullah appreciates India’s support AT News Report KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai stressed on further expansion of relations between Kabul and New Delhi. Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar called on Hamid Karzai at his office …

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MoD rejects SIGAR report

AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Wednesday rejected reports that stated the Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were facing a decline in personnel as a result of mass desertions and casualties, but admitted that a 3.5 percent decline had occurred in the army due to several reasons. The Special …

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Nai blasts NSC’s decision on access to information

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Amidst a decision by the National Security Council (NSC) that limited the access of reporters to information about security related incidents, Nai-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan on Wednesday criticized the decision, and said it was against access to information law. Bokhdi News Agency quoted the chief of …

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MoPW sings contracts of 10 construction projects

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) signed contracts of ten projects including construction of streets, asphalting and graveling of roads, bridges, laboratories as well as protection and maintenance of roads. The acting minister of public works Noor Gul Mangal signed the contracts with representatives of private firms in here on …

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121 insurgents killed in nationwide offensives

AT-KABUL: At least 121 militants were killed and one wounded within past 24 hours in the nationwide offensives launched against anti-state elements. 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 …

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