Culture Bakhtar News Agency is the official state news agency of the Afghan government, based in Kabul. The agency is a major source of news for all media in Afghanistan, gathering domestic and international news and providing information to outlets. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:47:25 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Parwan to Gloriously Celebrate Afghanistan’s 100th Independence Anniversary http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39140-parwan-to-gloriously-celebrate-afghanistan’s-100th-independence-anniversary.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39140-parwan-to-gloriously-celebrate-afghanistan’s-100th-independence-anniversary.html Parwan to Gloriously Celebrate Afghanistan’s 100th Independence Anniversary

Monday, July 22, 2019
Charikar (BNA) The country’s 100th independence anniversary day, will be celebrated differently than previous years in Parwan, BNA reported.
Wahid Shahkar spokesman of Parwan governor said to BNA, for the better celebration of the 100th independence anniversary of the country, based on the instruction of the president, three meeting have been held to get preparation for the celebration.
Special measures have been taken so far to gloriously celebrate the day, he said.
Abdul Wahid Hashimi provincial director of information and culture said, for celebration of the country’s 100th independent anniversary, festival of northern berries, poetry night and dozens of cultural and artistic programs have been launched an the programs to be continued.
Music programs and concerts would be held on the occasion of the country’s 100th independence anniversary in center and districts of the province, he added.
He further said, the hells near the city will be painted, cars would be decorated with flags and the logos of independence, as well as Charikar roundabout would be decorated with a variety of season fruits.

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Culture Mon, 22 Jul 2019 05:54:57 +0000
NATO Drone Raids Kill 27 Taliban Rebels Including Six Foreign Fighters http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39111-nato-drone-raids-kill-27-taliban-rebels-including-six-foreign-fighters.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39111-nato-drone-raids-kill-27-taliban-rebels-including-six-foreign-fighters.html NATO Drone Raids Kill 27 Taliban Rebels Including Six Foreign Fighters

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Twenty-Seven armed rebels including six foreign fighters of this group were killed in NATO drone raids in Kandahar province.
The raids carried out on strongholds of Taliban in Shorabak District, in which 18 other insurgents have been wounded.
Jamal Naser Barekzai police spokesman of Kandahar told BNA, in the raids, 2 rebels were killed and 18 others have been injured.
He confirmed that six Pakistani fighters of this group are also among the deads.
Two large strongholds of Taliban with all war equipment have been demolished in the raids, said Barekzai.
So far, Taliban group said nothing in this regard.
T. Yarzada

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Culture Sun, 21 Jul 2019 06:21:12 +0000
Meeting Discusses Ainak Copper Mining http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39077-meeting-discusses-ainak-copper-mining.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39077-meeting-discusses-ainak-copper-mining.html Meeting Discusses Ainak Copper Mining

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a meeting discussed issues on how to exploit the Ainak Copper Mine, the Presidential Office said in a statement the other day.
At the meeting which was attended by the Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Advisor to the National Security Council, Head of the High Presidential Office and the specialists of the Ainak Copper Mine, the sent delegation shared report about its work in this field, the statement added.
After comprehensive discussion, the report was not accepted by the participants and the president instructed the delegation to visit the area again with a clear plan to how preserve the Ainak Copper Mine historical area and how to exploit the mine and after precious investigation share its report with the High Presidential Office, the statement said.

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Culture Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:16:22 +0000
Media Should Ease Awareness For Citizens on Food Standard, Values: Sancharaki http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39040-media-should-ease-awareness-for-citizens-on-food-standard-values-sancharaki.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39040-media-should-ease-awareness-for-citizens-on-food-standard-values-sancharaki.html Media Should Ease Awareness For Citizens on Food Standard, Values: Sancharaki

Monday, July 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs, Fazel Sancharaki in a meeting called the citizens’ awareness on food standard and values the responsibi8lity of the media and asked them to lodge it in their commercial breaks, BNA reported Sunday.
In the meeting which was held under the title of ‘Awareness on the National Agenda of Food and Feeding Security for the Media Outlet co-hosted by the Council of Ministers Secretariat Office and the Chief Executive Office, the deputy minister said lack of access to enough and fair food  by more than 18 million citizens of the country, was concerning and added that lack of access to sustainable fair food was vital in the human society and failure to have such foods would face the society with health and economic challenges, the agency quoted.  Sancharaki asked the entire media outlets to pay attention to the said issues during their commercial breaks, according to the agency.  Likewise, Nasrullah Arsalayee, head of CMs Secretariat Office said lack of the official’s attention to sound and enough food for the citizens caused health and economic challenges increase and food security lacked.  Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firuzuddin Firuz also spoke at the meeting and asked the households for preventing malnutrition among children as both mother and child need enough, energetic and nutritious feeding since the formation of embryo.

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Culture Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:25:39 +0000
Ainak Copper Mine Should Be Extracted With Preservation of Physical Cultural Resources, Exerts http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39037-ainak-copper-mine-should-be-extracted-with-preservation-of-physical-cultural-resources-exerts.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39037-ainak-copper-mine-should-be-extracted-with-preservation-of-physical-cultural-resources-exerts.html Ainak Copper Mine Should Be Extracted With Preservation of Physical Cultural Resources, Exerts

Monday, July 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Working report of results of ‘International Symposium on Integrating preservation of Physical Cultural Resources with Ainak Coper Mine Development’ was ready to be delivered to the country’s President.  On second day of the symposium, foreign experts on of the field of archaeology and mines assessed and reviewed options and plans of archaeologists of the ministry of mines and petroleum.  As a result, experts in presence of acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi and acting minister of mines and petroleum suggested that Ainak copper mines should be extracted with preservation of physical cultural resources in the respective site.  They briefed related to results of work of the two-day symposium and considered it as beneficial to Afghanistan, asserting that final decision in this regard is in the hand of Afghanistan government.  Meanwhile, in the symposium attended also by deputy minister of art and culture for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary and advisor to President Eng. Mohammad Yousuf Pashtoon, acting ministers of information and culture and mines and  culture and mines and petroleum thanked the foreign and domestic experts for their effort and suggestions during the two-day symposium.  They considered the physical cultural resources and Ainak copper mine as national investments, stressing that both the physical cultural resources, showing national identify of the country, should be preserved and Aynak copper mine, considered as national investment, should be extracted.  Acting ministers of information and culture and mines and petroleum asserted that working report of results of the two-day symposium, suggestion of foreign experts as well as op options and plans of the ministries would be delivered to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for its final decision and approval.

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Culture Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:14:47 +0000
Minister Safi Chairs Road Nomination Commission’s Extraordinary Meeting http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39036-minister-safi-chairs-road-nomination-commission’s-extraordinary-meeting.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39036-minister-safi-chairs-road-nomination-commission’s-extraordinary-meeting.html Minister Safi Chairs Road Nomination Commission’s Extraordinary Meeting

Monday, July 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, the road nomination commission’s extraordinary meeting held here yesterday, BNA reported.
The meeting discussed Kabul Municipality’s request for nomination, correction and approval of the roads related to districts 5, 11 and 17th of Kabul, the agency said.
During the meeting, minister Safi said that cities’ identity and history should be considered while nomination of the roads so that to be a guideline for the future generations, the agency added.  Meanwhile acting minister of information and culture emphasized on holding of extraordinary meeting of the commission for further speeding up of the affairs.

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Culture Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:13:10 +0000
‘MoIC Committed to Preserve Historic Identity, Extract Ainak Copper Mine’ http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39019-‘moic-committed-to-preserve-historic-identity-extract-ainak-copper-mine’.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39019-‘moic-committed-to-preserve-historic-identity-extract-ainak-copper-mine’.html ‘MoIC Committed to Preserve Historic Identity, Extract Ainak Copper Mine’

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) An international symposium on preservation of historic sites and development of Mes-e-Ainak (Ainak copper mine) was held yesterday in Kabul.
The symposium was held by ministries of information and culture and mines and petroleum with participation of a number of officials of the two ministries, government officials and foreign and domestic mines experts.
Speaking related to importance of the country’s historic artefacts and mines, acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi said there were two treasuries in one site, adding that one was the copper mine and other was the country’s historic identity and the ministry of information and culture was committed to protect both.  Acting minister of information and culture asked both foreign and domestic mines-related experts and archaeologists to professionally analyze both national treasuries of the country that how to make use of the two national treasures for the financial and spiritual development of the country.  Hasina Safi stressed that experts should seek ways to both protect the country’s historic identity and extract the copper mine.  She said that Mes-e-Ainak Copper Mine was considered as the biggest mins in the world and they want it to be extracted, adding that it should not be forgotten that the site was also important for its historic identity.  afterwards, acting minister of mines and petroleum Nargis Nehan spoke and said that the Mes-e-Ainak site was important for its both copper mine and historic monuments, which was the identify of all Afghans.

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Culture Sun, 14 Jul 2019 06:27:44 +0000
MoIC Condoles Martyrdom of Nadir Shah Sahibzada http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39016-moic-condoles-martyrdom-of-nadir-shah-sahibzada.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/39016-moic-condoles-martyrdom-of-nadir-shah-sahibzada.html MoIC Condoles Martyrdom of Nadir Shah Sahibzada

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) was saddened by assassination of a producer and announcer of a literal and entertaining program of Paktia Radio Nadir Shah Sahibzada.
The journalist was missing Friday evening and finally police found his dead body from Bagh-e-Peer of the city Saturday morning.
The leading body of the ministry, therefore, asked the security organs to identify perpetrators of this crime and submit it to the justice.
The leading body of (MoIC) offered its condolence and sympathy to the martyred family, colleagues and relatives as well as the media workers in the country and wished him paradise.

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Culture Sun, 14 Jul 2019 06:23:07 +0000
Copies of Book Granted to MoIC http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/38996-copies-of-book-granted-to-moic.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/38996-copies-of-book-granted-to-moic.html Copies of Book Granted to MoIC

Saturday July 13, 2019
Kabul (BNA) One of the country’s writer granted 10 copies of a book titled ‘Brief look to history of world army’ to acting minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi.
The book, written in Pashto, was granted by Ustad Mohammad Ulya Salimi, a lecturer at Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim Military University, to acting minister of information and culture. Related to the book, Salimi said: “The 575-page book is on the history of human society from BC to modern era, all issues, incidents that have occurred in the world in particular various issues of military, political, economic and technology.” He added that 10 copies of the book was granted to MoIC on the occasion of 100th Independence Anniversary of Afghanistan. Praising Samili for his effort toward writing the book, Hasina Safi considered efforts of Afghan youth in various cultural fields in particular writing as valuable step.

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Culture Sat, 13 Jul 2019 06:51:28 +0000
Minister Safi, Dr. Sami Hamid Visit Timor Shah Mausoleum http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/38983-minister-safi-dr-sami-hamid-visit-timor-shah-mausoleum.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/culture/item/38983-minister-safi-dr-sami-hamid-visit-timor-shah-mausoleum.html Minister Safi, Dr. Sami Hamid Visit Timor Shah Mausoleum

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi and advisor to President on initiative affairs Dr. Sami Hamid paid visit to Timor Shah Mausoleum.
During the visit, acting minister of information and culture by praising the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for its cooperation toward renovation and preservation of the country’s historic monuments stressed that a commission should be formed led by MoIC and membership of Afghanistan Academy of Sciences, AKDN and Kabul University to specify grave markers in Timor Shah mausoleum.
During this visit, Dr. Sami Hamid assured of the government’s particular attention to cultural sections, adding that effort would be made in the field of strengthening of art and modern literature.

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Culture Sat, 13 Jul 2019 06:31:28 +0000