21 April 2019

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Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) has reported that Saffron production has dropped by around 50 percent during the recent years. According to a statement released by MAIL, the farmers and Saffron producers were previously harvesting and producing 4 kgs of Saffron from each hectare of land cultivated with Saffron plant. However, the production level of Saffron has dropped to 2.6 kgs per hectare of land during the past 17 years which shows a production vacuum of 80 percent.
The statement released by MAIL further added that the production level of Saffron has declined mainly due to lack of access of farmers to modern cultivation practices and equipment, lack of access to high quality Saffron plants, lack of awareness regarding modern procedures to increase the cultivation of Saffron plants, and lack of information regarding the proper timing to irrigate the Saffron plants, mainly the irrigation process in the first stage after plants are cultivated. In the meantime, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock says the ministry is working to implement various programs, including capacity building activities, training, and research programs in the framework of short-term workshops to resolve the issue. The workshops will be organized locally and internationally.
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) The construction work of dozens development projects has been started in eastern Nangarhar province.
The projects include the construction of mosques, schools, hospitals, agricultural and water network projects.
Shah Mahmoud Mayakhail governor of Nangarhar told BNA reporter, the projects will be implemented in six districts of Nangarhar province and thousands families will be benefited.
The development projects will be built with sum of 225 million Afghanis funded by government.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

KANDAHAR CITY (BNA) Foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs have been distributed to hundreds flood affected families in southern Kandahar.
The aids have been provided by internal and external charity organization that included foodstuffs, clothes and houses tools.
Local source in Kandahar reported BNA correspondent, in this round 600 floods affected families have received humanitarian assistances.
At least 20 people lost their lives and 1500 houses have been destroyed following recently flash floods in different parts of southern province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Recently, 8 members of Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups were killed and four others were wounded during clashes in eastern Nangarhar province.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BAN reporter, the clashes taken place between fighters of Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups in different parts of Khogynai district of the province, in which 8 members of the groups were killed and 4 more were wounded.
Since long time clashes has started between members of ISIS and Taliban fighters that so far 36 fighters of ISIS and Taliban groups have been killed and 11 more were injured.
According to reports, the clashes have forced hundreds families to leave their houses in Khogyani district of the province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) As many as 9 armed oppositions were killed during military operation led by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
The military operation has started two weeks ago by participation of hundreds Afghan national army and Afghan national policemen by coordination of Afghan air forces in various parts of Khogyani and Shirzad districts of the province.
Top commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, recently 9 terrorists were killed and six more were wounded in Shirzad and Khogyani districts.
It has been said, dozens villages have been cleared from being of anti-government militias in the mentioned districts.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) At least 10 people were arrested accused of linking with terrorist groups in eastern Kunar, Nooristan and Nangarhar provinces.
Senior military official in the east of the country told BNA reporter, the people were arrested during confrontation and special operations conducted by Afghan security in various parts of Kunar, Nooristan and Nangarhar provinces.
Several weapons and documents proves their memberships in Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups have been seized from the arrested people, the source added.
Investigation has started from them.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Jalalabad (BNA) A man has been detained accused membership with Taliban group in Nangarhar province late yesterday.
The man was arrested in Jalalabad city with a mortar mine by security forces.
Top military commander in east of the country told BNA, investigation on the identity of the man and his possible involvement in Taliban group continue.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Continuing its assistance for infrastructural development in Afghanistan, Czech Republic signed a contract with Afghan Women Capacity Building Institution based in Kunar here on Thursday.
The project worth 20 thousland USD and would be funded by the Czech Republic.  The project would produce 7 KW electricity and would benefit 250 families in Charaki village of Khas Kunar district of Kunar province.
While signing the contract, Czech Ambassador to Kabul Petr Stepanek said that his country assisted Afghanistan in areas of education and recently supported a female school in Kabul.  “We have also funded two bridges in Kunar as part of our welfare projects.”
Meanwhile deputy to Afghan Women Capacity Building Institution Arezo Nezam praised Czech’s assistance to Afghanistan and asked the country’s ambassador to pay a visit to the province and closely monitor the implementation of the project.
The Czech Republic Ambassador vowed that his country would continue its supports to Afghanistan.
Shukria Kohistani
 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, who is on an official visit to Tehran for political consultations, has met a number of officials at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
Roland Kobia spent a whole day at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday, holding talks with Iranian deputy foreign minister Morteza Sarmadi, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, and Director General of the Foreign Ministry’s Western Asia Department Mousavi.  During the talks, various aspects of developments in Afghanistan were discussed in detail.
Peace has turned into the public demand of all Afghans today, the Iranian officials said, underlining the pivotal role of Afghanistan’s Constitution in all peace talks between Afghan groups.  They also emphasized the importance of preserving the achievements of Afghan people over the past 18 years.
For his part, Kobia stressed the strong alignment between the EU and Iran’s stances and viewpoints regarding the restoration of peace in Afghanistan, and expressed the bloc’s preparedness to establish cooperation with the Islamic Republic on preserving and strengthening peace in the war-torn country.
 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Ghazni (BNA) Nomination anniversary of Ghazni as Asian Capital of Islamic Culture was celebrated the other day in Ghazni, provincial capital.
In 2013, the Islamic educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) named Ghazni as Asian Capital of Islamic Culture.
In a ceremony held on this occasion the other day in Ghazni with participation of local officials, provincial directors, a number of members of provincial council, poets, cultural figures and a large number of residents of the province, governor of Ghazni Waheedullah Kaleemzai said cooperation of the people results in celebration of this great honor of Afghanistan in current year.
He praised provincial directorate of information and culture for its efforts towards cultural development and preparation of the province for celebration of the festival.
Acting director of information and culture for Ghazni Bashir Mohammadi read out message of acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, who has called Ghazni city as the 2nd capital of Islamic world and promised that she will make efforts to renovate historic monuments of the province that have not been renovated so far and expand the culture of tourism in the province.
Meanwhile, in the ceremony, poets and culture figures read their poems in connection with spring and peace.
 

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