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Saturday, March 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) It is planned that ten art works of Afghanistan is displayed at the Nauruz Festival to be held in Turkmenistan this year.
It is expected that Nauruz festivities is organized in presence of leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
Mohammad Rafiq Khushnoud head of the National Art Gallery of the ministry of Information and Culture said that the ten art works include the art work Tufan of Ustad Ghulam Mohammad Maimanagi, old bazaars of Kabul, Dara Panjsheer, Kabul’s villages, Puli Khishti Mosque, Sakhi Shrine of Kabul, Jam Minaret of Herat and the Buzkashi Game.
He added that Afghan musical pieces will also be part of the festival, as well as traditional Afghani foods will be served to the interested guests.
It should be noted that the festival was organized last year in Mazari-Sharif with participation of 26 countries.

Saturday, March 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed  Makhdom Raheen chaired the preparatory meeting of the commission for organizing of National Nauruz Festival, which was attended by representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs, interior, agriculture and irrigation, public health, women affairs, energy and water, transport, finance and commerce and industries and that of general directorate of national security, environment protection, some government officials and the Kabul municipality.
Dr. Raheen informed the meeting about the Nauruz festival and added that it is expected that this year’s Nauruz festival is arranged with dignity and credibility and the festival will be witness from kite flying to theater plays, musical and sports events and the exhibitions.
The second part of this meeting was chaired by Deputy Minister of Information and Culture for Publication Mubarez Rashidi and the representatives of the related organs explained their part at the festival.
The meeting decided that the coming meeting of the commission should be held on Sunday of coming week.

Saturday, March 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture stated that in order to ensure standardizing of official languages of the country in the media publications, two commission has been formed with the participation of representatives of academy of sciences of Afghanistan, lecturers of the universities and ministries of higher education and education. 
While he was speaking at the distribution ceremony of reporters graduation documents added that alien vocabularies disturbs the work of the media men and this issue has been taken up at the council of ministers and a decision was taken in this respect. 
Dr. Raheen also congratulated the reporters and journalists having been trained in reporting area and thanked the council of journalists for organizing the training course. 
He awaked the graduates of the course to observe reporting morality and attach attention towards preservation and expansion of freedom of speech and they should work on institutionalization of the culture of book reading among the youth.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) More than 1000 artifacts have been returned from Britain during the current year of 1391, head of national museum Omara Khan Masoudi said yesterday.
Out of these, 215 are historic coins dates to Koshanian civilization and the remaining are busts, status and other items.
According to Masoudi, 70 percent of Afghan artifacts had been looted during the civil strife and since 2007 some 9000 relics have been returned with the support of Britain, US. Denmark, Swiss, Norway, and Germany and are kept in the national museum.
He also noted that the ministry for information and culture has been trying to check illegal digging; however, still the malpractice is going on in some areas to take away the relics.
The national museum was established in 1918 during the King Amanullah and was badly damaged in 1990’s factional fighting.