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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:00

Mine Blast Kills Six Persons In Helmand

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Lashkarga (BNA) Six persons were killed in mine blast in Helmand province yesterday.
The Helmand press office said to BNA, the incident took place while a car faced with the road side mine in Haidar Abad area, Greshek district of that province.
The report added, in this incident six persons including women and children were martyred and two other women were wounded.
The source said, the injured of the incident transferred to the hospital by the security personnel and doctor called health condition of the injured women satisfactory.
According to and other report, as a result of an explosion in Sangean district of Helmand province two police and three civilian were injured.
The explosive materials were planted in a Motorcycle exploded by remote in the bazaar of Sangean district in which two policemen and three civilian were wounded.
He said the culprit of the case was arrested by police and is under custody.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 09:10

Commander Arab Killed In Kandahar

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kandahar (BNA) A Taliban commander named Arab with his three followers was killed in Kandahar province yesterday night.  
This commander was killed in combined operation of Afghan and NATO forces in Zheri district of that province. 
According to BNA, the commander with his three followers was killed in combined operation of Afghan and NATO forces in Pashmool area, Zheri district. 
According to another report, four persons were detained on charges of cooperation with Taliban by police from Kotal Dara area of Paktia province.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 09:08

School Buildings Inaugurated

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Jalalabad-Mehtarlam-Pul-i-Alam (BNA) The foundation stone of a school was laid in Nangarhar, while three newly constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated in Logar and work on a green belt launched in Laghman, officials said on Monday. 
Nangarhar Education Director Allah Dad Ismailzai said this news agency; the foundation stone of a building for the Charbagh Safa High School was laid in Surkhrod district. 
The Japanese funded project will be completed in a year at a cost of $37,000. 
Of 785 schools in Nangarhar, 350 have proper buildings, according to Mohammad Asif Shinwari, an official of the education department. 
In central Logar province, three newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated. 
Education director Abdul Matin Jafar said the buildings in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital, cost $330,000, provided by the International Security Assistance Force ISAF. 
Elsewhere, construction work on a three-kilometer green belt was launched in the Sultan Ghazni Mena area of Mehtarlam, Laghman’s capital.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 08:51

World Disabled Day Marked In Kabul

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of martyrs, disabled and social affairs on Tuesday marked the World Disabled Day by holding a ceremony in Kbul city. 
The day is marked in the country at the time in which WHO estimated that there are nearly 800,000 disabled in Afghanistan. 
The ceremony, which was attended by Afghan parliamentarians, advisors, general directors for the ministries, NGOs and a number of Afghan disabled, Suraya Paikan, deputy minister of martyrs, disabled and social affairs said, “Ministry of martyrs, disabled and social affairs is trying to provide further facilities to the disabled in various sectors as health, education, employment and shelters. 
Paikan added the ministry is determined to establish a disabled institute, saying by studying at the institute, the disabled children can receive various modern and standard lessons and programs like other individuals of the society. 
She also informed the participants related to setting up a number of vocational courses for Afghan disabled. 
According to deputy minister of martyrs, disabled and social affairs, based on estimation of WHO, there are 800,000 disabled in Afghanistan. 
Paikan said to address the problems of the Afghan disabled, inter-ministry’s committee has been set up according to decree of the president.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Ahmad Zahir voice the outstanding singer of the country has won an outstanding place among other 50 voices globally. 
In a poll launched by the voice of America Ahmad Zahir has gained holder of golden voice of the years. 
This poll launched by the Voice of America Ahmad Zahir has gained holder of golden voice of the years. 
This poll was launched last year through internet as result of which the voice of Ahmad Zahir has been recognized as unique among the 50 outstanding voices of the world and this is the greatest achievement of the culture of this country. 
The ministry of information and culture congratulates the family of late Ahmad Zahir on this outstanding success and all the people of Afghanistan and stresses that Ahmad Zahir is not only has its fans in Afghanistan, but he was a unique star in the music skies of the globe and he deserves to be called the Golden voice of the years, Peace be upon his soul.
Safiullah the music director of late Ahmad Zahir who has been his close friend says that Ahmad Zahir with his less composes and songs and very short life has obtained such a great title and if he was alive he could achiever miracles and I as his poet, music director and his very close friend I asked the ministry of information and culture to award to his the “title of nightingale of Afghanistan and a music school is named after him.”

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 08:37

Afghan National Cricket Team Returns Home

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team returned the country after winning the championship of 20 hours competitions held in Nepal. 
After defeating Hong Kong team in the final, the team got the championship. 
Afghanistan national cricket players on Tuesday morning arrived in the Kabul international Airport and were warmed received by deputy cricket board Shahzada Masoud, officials of national Olympic committee, cricket board, a number of parliamentarians and Afghan people. 
General director for Afghan national Olympic committee while considering the sports as ambassador of peace asked the government set up high sports council for further improvement of sports in the country. 
He also asked the people and national traders to support and encourage the Afghan players. 
During the competitions, the Afghan national cricket team defeated Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman and Maldives and finally defeated the Hong Kong national team in the final and won the championship.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) A session was held for finalizing the agreements of transition of gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to India and Pakistan through Afghanistan. 
According to Jawad Omar, a spokesman for Afghan ministry of mines, in the session, which was attended by Afghan minister of mines Wahidullah Shahrani and Turkmen minister of gas and mines Berum Guldi Naderov, both sides discussed related to assignation of gas and price of the gas transition with accordance to four inter-government agreements between the two sides. 
They agreed with most of the agreement’s articles. It was decided that another session is to be held very soon for completion of this process. 
The Afghan minister of mines believes implementation of the projects is opening a new phase in consolidation of ties between Turkmenistan. 
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and considered the implementation of the projects as effective in maintenance of stability in the region.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai received UN special envoy to Afghanistan, Stephen De Mistura at the presidential palace the other day. 
At the meeting, president lauded the two years mission of the UN reprehensive in Afghanistan and hoped success for him in his next duties. 
Stephen De Mistura said about his two year mission in the country that however the mission had been faced with challenges, but it was too interesting for him. 
This is worthy mentioned that De Mistura’s two years mission had been ended in Afghanistan and thereafter, he would work as the deputy Italian foreign minister.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) In his meeting with the Afghan Cricket and Football team members who have strived hard in gaining the championship of the Asian matches, President Karzai appreciated them and congratulated their success. 
They provided information about their competitions and asked the president for providing facilities for their next success. 
President Karzai ordered the Minister of Finance Dr. Zakhilwal to facilitate provision of Afs. 100,000 to each member of both the teams and those who have obtained gold medal should be awarded with Afs. 100,000, the bronze winner members Afs. 70,000 and the silver winners to be given Afs, 50,000 as gift from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 08:13

5 Mine Planters Captured In Kandahar

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kandahar (BNA) Five mine planters were arrested by Afghan border police in Speen Boldak in Kandahar province. 
According to Kandahar governor office, the individuals were arrested by the police in Speen Boldakk district when they tried to plant mines in various areas. 
The source said the individuals newly entered to Afghanistan for carrying out terrorist acts.