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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Khost (BNA) In the last events a caravan of NATO soldiers hit with a planted mine in Khost province today.
NATO said, in this roadside mine explosion only a civilian have been killed.
According to the reports, the event took place this afternoon while a caravan of NATO forces faced with a planted roadside mine.
A spokesman of NATO in a contact with BNA confirming the event said, in this explosion only a small Afghan girl martyred.
The spokesman has said nothing about the exact place of the event.
T. Rateb

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) The construction work of judiciary building of Shah Walikot district of Kandahar province completed and came under utilization today.
Abdullah Popal district governor of Shah Walikot told this news agency, the building has been constructed on an area of 242 msq of land in two stories which has 18 offices, conference hall and other facilities.
The building constructed at a total cost of 280,000 dollars by US military forces stationed in that province, said the source.
District governor of Shah Walikot in the inaugural ceremony of this building said, with inauguration of this building the problems of staffs of this department have been solved from shortages of offices.
T. Rateb

Saturday, 19 May 2012 10:15

Armed Men Set On Fire School In Baghlan

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Pul-i-Khomri (BNA) Armed men set on fire Keshanabad high school of Bano Andarab district of Baghlan province last night. 
Abdul Wali Hamidi governor of Bano Andarab district said to BNA,   armed men closed the hands and legs of school bodyguard and set on fire this school last night. 
With burning the school, the residents prevented fire to the other sections of this school, said the source. 
Governor of Bano Andrab district called it the action of enemies of knowledge. In this fire several documents with a number of chairs and tables of the administrative office of this school have been destroyed.  The case is under investigation, said the source. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A special Japanese funded hospital that would treat communicable diseases would soon take shape in the capital Kabul, after the foundation stone was laid by officials on Thursday. 
The hospital a costing $28 million, will be constructed on 2.5 acres of land in the Darul Aman area in Kabul’s west and funded by Japan, Minister of Public Health Dr. Suraya Dalil said at the foundation laying ceremony. 
The 80-bed hospital, 56 beds for tuberculosis (TB) patients, 24 beds for HIV and malaria patients, would reduce communicable diseases, especially TB, in the country, she added. 
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 35,000 new cases of TB are registered each year in Afghanistan and 10,500 infect-patients die due to the disease, she said, adding that Afghanistan was ranked 22nd amongst the highly-infected TB countries in the world. 
At the ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to Afghanistan Reichiro Takahashi said they have established 70 such health centers in the country. 
Besides the construction of the building, Japan would also provide sophisticated medical equipment to the hospital. 
He also said his country had assisted the ministry in providing health care services for pregnant women, polio and TB patients. 
He asked the Afghan government to accelerate its efforts in providing security for Japanese professionals working in the healthcare and other sectors in the country.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  A Canadian firm world ascertain the level of oil reserves in areas between the Aqina dry port and Andkhoi district in northern Faryab province over the next three months, officials said on Tuesday. 
An agreement to the effect was inked between Minister of Mines Waheedullah Shahrani and John, the head of a Canadian oil exploration company, known as Terasize Limited, in the capital Kabul. 
Under the $6.5 million project, the Canadian firm will search fuel reserves in a 236 square kilometers area in a region believed to be oil-rich, Shahrani told reporters after the signing ceremony. 
He said Terasize Limited would initiate work on the project, using sophisticated 2D technology to drill 7,000 deep meters into the earth. 
The process will be completed in three months. The bidding process to extract oil in the area would be set in motion after the level of oil reserves was ascertained, according to Shahrani, who revealed the same company had completed the exploration of oil and gas in the Afghan Tajik basin. 
The US-fund project cost $12.5 million and its result will be announced after the mining expert’s assessment. 
Happy with the award of the contract to his company, John said they had years of experience of oil exploration in Sudan and other countries. 
A recent survey of Afghanistan’s mineral resources revealed that 30 percent of Afghan territory has mineral wealth worth more than three trillion US dollars.  But extraction work in the country is yet to begin.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Members of the Ghazni Cultural Commission carrying studies on Ghazni met with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president. 
The commission composed of lecturers of university and religious scholars of Ghazni, has launched a series of efforts for introduction of Ghazni as the cultural center of Muslim World in 2013. 
In this meeting they shared their activities and views with Khalili in this respect. 
Holding of meetings and launching of cultural exhibitions, creation of centers in Kabul and Ghazni for preparing the celebrations, printing of six volume articles to be written about Ghazni, are some of the efforts of this commission. 
The members of the commission asked Khalili that in order to better recognize the Ghazni city and its introduction as the capital of World Muslim Nations in 2013 assist their commission in carrying of its activities.  Khalili appreciated the striving of this commission. 
He added that considering the ancient importance of Ghazni city and other ancient regions in the country it is necessary that a scientific research center is established at the country so that  center can carry out researches on better recognition and introductions of the ancient areas in the country. 
He added that the government of Afghanistan shall extend cooperation with all those cultural figures who are trying for recognition of Ghazni and with this particular commission. 
According to another report, some elders and influential of Behsud of Nangarhar province in their meeting with Khalili and shared with him the problems of the people of that locality in terms of usurpation of government lands. 
According to the elders, some of the powerful people by usurping thousands of jiribs of government land and their sales, have confronted the residents of the district with great problems. 
According to them so far the local departments could not resolve their problems, and they asked the leadership of the government to focus attention towards resolving their problems.  Khalili while expressing concern over the issue of usurpation of government land in different provinces assured the elders and influential of the district that the government will adopt measures for resolving their problems.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Bakhtar Treasury exhibition opened by Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Reaheen in Norway putting in show the prominent works and relics of the Afghan National Museum. 
A number of cultural personalities including the Afghan delegation and Afghan ambassador to that country, Munizha Bakhtari had attended the meeting in which, Dr. Raheen provided them with information about the exhibited relics. 
Afghanistan during the last long centuries had been a cross-road for the cultural and trade exchanges and the artists of this land in addition of paying to the national arts, had also mixed the arts of other nations and offered in tantamount with their national culture, Dr. Raheen said adding the relics had been put in show were the exchange of such culture outcome. 
This is worth mentioning the Bakhtar Treasury had been exhibited in different great countries of the world (Washington, California, Paris, London and Stockholm) with millions of people visiting them and praising the unique culture of the country. 

Saturday, 19 May 2012 05:44

World Telecom Day Marked In Kabul

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology said on Wednesday the sector had attracted an investment of $1.7 billion, providing work opportunities for more than 110,000 people. 
Currently covering 86 percent areas of the country, the sector is trying to expand services to remote areas, the deputy minister of telecommunications and information technology said. 
On World Telecommunications Day, Eng. Baryalai Hassam told a gathering in Kabul that the revenue of the ministry the only one that spent 67 percent of its development budget stood at $190 million in 2011. 
The purpose of the meeting was to raise public awareness about the importance of using the Internet and other telecom facilities in improving the economy, he said. 
Deputy Information and Culture Minister Din Mohammad Mubarez linked media efficiency to the rapid improvement of the telecommunication sector in the country.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in his 15-day radio address, emphasized on education of children in Afghanistan. 
He added that there are families in this country having lost their family heads and they are compelled to make use of their children to find out a piece of bread for the families. 
He called the children employed in jobs as worth all blessings and that they should be provided proper wages and educational conditions should be provided for them within the limitation of their work. 
He stressed that children are compelled due to urgent economic needs of their families have to engage in laborious jobs and there is need that we should assist them within our possibilities. 
He also asked the parents, relatives of the children-labors so that on the side of their work try to prepare better educational conditions for them as well.

Saturday, May 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A message has been dispatched on behalf of president Karzai addressed to Dmitry Medvedev congratulating him on his appointment as the prime minister of the Russian Federation. 
The message elaborates, “I am pleased to convey my sincerest felicitations on your appointment as the prime minister of Russian Federation. 
The people of Afghanistan want further expansion of ties with the people of Russian Federation and they desire that the share of your country expands in all spheres, especially in reconstruction and economic projects in Afghanistan. 
I am sure that by your appointment as Russian Prime Minister our ties further promotes. 
I wish you good health and further prosperity of the people of Russian Federation.