Howls of protest as fuel prices jump in Takhar

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 04:03 Written by

Residents of northern Takhar province say fuel prices have increased with the advent of winter, asking the government to keep the rates in check.

Government officials say a committee has been established to control fuel prices and check fleecing of consumers.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that plans are underway to connect Afghanistan with India through air transport corridor.

In his speech during the opening of the 6th Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar, Prime Minister Modi identified four key issues in supporting Afghanistan, beginning with an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace process.

Work on Kabul-Peshawar railway to start soon: MPW

Sunday, 04 December 2016 03:59 Written by

 China has proposed Peshawar-Kabul and Kabul-Quetta railway line to connect Afghanistan with Pakistan, officials said Friday.

Funded by the European Union, a three-year trade assistance initiative seeking to speed up Afghanistan’s integration in international commerce was unveiled in Kabul on Tuesday.

Cement import from Pakistan drops

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 04:08 Written by

The cement imports from Pakistan have decreased from 0.252 million tons in October 2015 to 0.193 million tons in October 2016 showing a decline of 23.4 percent.

Senate approves budget for coming fiscal year

Monday, 28 November 2016 04:04 Written by

The Afghan Senate, Upper House of the Parliament, approved the draft budget for the fiscal year 1396 during the general session yesterday.

The draft budget for the fiscal year 1396 includes AFN 287 billion for the ordinary budget and AFN 178 billion for the development budget as proposed by the Finance Ministry.

Addressing first Global Conference on Sustainable Transport in Turkmenistan on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said that it was a tragedy that South Asia still remains the least integrated region of the continent.

Iran, Afghanistan to bolster banking ties

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 04:40 Written by

Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif called for efforts to boost banking cooperation between the Islamic Republic and neighboring Afghanistan.

The tiles factory in northern Mazar-e-Sharif city will resume production in the near future as the project to resume the operations of the factory is close to conclusion with the support of India.

India has reaffirmed support to Afghanistan and to work with the neighboring countries to restore Afghanistan’s role as the land bridge of the region.

The Indian envoy to United Nations Syed Akbaruddin made the remarks during a meeting of the United Nations on Afghanistan.