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FMIC graduates six specialists to improve Afghan healthcare system

AT-KABUL: The first six specialist doctors to graduate from the French Medical Institute for Children’s (FMIC) Postgraduate Medical Education Programme have been awarded certificates of specialization on Saturday by Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz and Dean of Aga Khan University Medical College Professor Farhat Abbas. According to a press …

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Rehabilitation of addicts: A long road ahead

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Public Health Ministry has collected hundreds of drug addicts. The health ministry wants to rehabilitate them so they could realize what a healthy life means. They story of these drug users have begun from under bridge and on the street life. They were haunted by the …

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Zika Virus Prompts Automaker Tata to Rename Its New Car

The Zika virus has prompted Indian automaker Tata Motors to rename its soon-to-be-released hatchback vehicle, which had been given the untimely name of “Zica,” short for “Zippy Car.” “Empathizing with the hardships being caused by the recent ‘Zika’ virus outbreak across many countries, Tata Motors, as a socially responsible company, …

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MAKE IN INDIA INITIATIVE

‘Come, Make in India’! PM Modi’s aggressive push to revive an ailing manufacturing sector, has found resonance with India Inc. Single-window clearances, minimal procedures & cutting out of any red-tapism – PM Modi sees Make in India as a vital impetus for employment & growth. ‘Make in India’ initiative was …

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Dust of Uruzgan first show in Newcastle Civic Theatre season

A LIVE music performance offering a glimpse of Afghanistan beyond the news headlines will kick off Newcastle Civic Theatre’s 2016 season. Songwriter and diplomat Fred Smith, who did two tours to southern Afghanistan in 2010 and 2013, will present Dust of Uruzgan – a collection of songs written from his experiences in the Uruzgan …

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Goals 2016: Can the world stamp out polio this year?

Even as India celebrated five years of being polio-free on Wednesday, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a polio vaccination centre in neighbouring Pakistan and killed 15 people, mostly cops, there to accompany health workers setting out to give children polio drops. India’s last wild polio case was reported …

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Marking the four hundredth anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death

By David Cameron-This year’s four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare is not just an opportunity to commemorate one of the greatest playwrights of all time. It is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary ongoing influence of a man who – to borrow from his own description of …

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From refugee to cabinet minister, Maryam Monsef tasked with electoral reform

As the Liberals work to fulfill an ambitious pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in just a few months, there’s one member of the Trudeau cabinet who knows more about the experience than most. Maryam Monsef, the woman who is tasked with creating a fairer way to elect a federal …

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No question of proxy war: Outgoing Indian ambassador to Kabul Amar Sinha

RUCHI KUMAR-Amar Sinha has been India’s ambassador to Afghanistan for the last two and a half years He is very popular among the Afghan polity and locals too Sinha saw regime changes in both countries, but feels the relationship didn’t change It’s a bittersweet moment for Amar Sinha. The man …

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Afghanistan to form 7,000 member security force to guard $10 billion TAPI pipeline

The announcement is heartening for India since many of the country’s projects in Afghanistan have been targeted by terrorist groups. NEW DELHI: Afghanistan has said it will raise a 7,000-member security force to guard the $10-billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) gas pipeline project within its territory, an announcement that comes close on …

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