21 May 2019

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Monday, 20 May 2019 07:23

Taliban Sustained Casualties in Balkh

Monday, May 20, 2019
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Heavy casualties sustained to Taliban in a military operation conducted by security forces in Balkh province yesterday.
Mohammad Hanif Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, in clearing operation of security forces in Doulatabad district, Balkh province, two insurgents were killed and two others have been injured, five other insurgents have been detained.
In the operation, 11 motorbikes of the Taliban, mines, and bombs were seized, Rezaee added.
Several villages of Doulatabad district have been cleared from insurgents and the enemy fled the sit, he added.
The operation continues till annihilation of insurgents in the site, he said.
T. Yarzada

Monday, May 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                           
One Dollar                                                              79/70        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            100      Afs
One Euro                                                            88/50       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       21/55       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           538       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1120       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            05/50       Afs
Yarzada
 

Monday, 20 May 2019 07:20

Attack on Police Checkpoint in Kabul

Monday, May 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Following an attack on police checkpoint in Doughabad area 7th District of Kabul last night, police have begun investigation operations in the area.
According to BNA, a security checkpoint was targeted by armed attackers in Doughabad area, Kabul city last evening.
The attack was carried out when the bodyguards of the checkpoint were occupying the Iftar and prayers.
Ferdous Faramarz police spokesman of Kabul said that the incident was a terrorist event in which three policemen were martyred and two other soldiers were wounded.
Following the incident, the purge and survey operations began in the area, said Faramerz.
The attack took place 48 hours after an attack on the security checkpoint in Pul-e-Charkhi area of Kabul.
The attacks on the security checkpoints in Kabul has caused serious concern to the residents of this city.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, 20 May 2019 07:19

Commentary

Monday, May 20, 2019’
Kabul (BNA) The museums are the base of relation between cultures and civilizations and enjoys of having a special place in lightening the minds of people and expansion and development of tourism industry.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes May 18 is the international day of museums. The museums are a confident and safe place for keeping relics, the relics which explain the history of man and inform the contemporary communities about the life and development of men in the past.
For Afghan people whose country, is one of the most ancient countries of the world and have seen many civilizations, museums have special importance.
Afghanistan is rich and full of historical and ancient monuments and relics, the monuments relics that need to be kept safe because they can help us in management of national assets.
Unfortunately, security and monetary   problems have caused to pay attention on to our historical monuments and relics as it expected. Conflicts during the last 40 years serious harmed our museums and other historical monuments and we were witness of plundering national museum and its relics.
Fortunately, the incentive and efforts for enrichment of museums in the country is high and great. During the last years, ministry of information and culture in cooperation of credible international organizations particularly UNESCO has succeeded to return back many stolen relics in to the country and prevented the smuggling of hundreds of items of relics and returned them back in to national museum.
In spite of all efforts made, still the smugglers of antiquities in the country are active and using the insecurities, with illegal excavations in historical areas of the country have seriously damaged and plundered our historical monuments and relics which are our national assets. The smugglers use a neighbor country as a 
Market for selling the relics, in this way tries to damage the historical identity of our country.
While with protecting these relics not only we can transmit our identity and our rich culture to the next generations, but with placing properly the relics in the museums we can improve tourism industry in the country and provide the ground for inner and foreign explorers to continue their exploration in this field.
The museums reflect the identity and culture of the countries and work as a base for building relation between different cultures in national and international level.
National Museum in Kabul and other museums in some provinces are a part of our honors; they are very rich and standardized, therefore, it would be necessary to take active part for further enrichment of this national asset and improvement of traditional culture and reflect them to the new generations. 

Monday May 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The National Procurement Commission (NPC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair approved 18 contracts including chromite mine at the presidential palace, BNA reported. At the meeting of the National Procurement Commission, up to 19 contracts have been investigated among which 18 contracts worth 3.59 billion Afghanis have been approved. The meeting asked the ministry of transport to soon kick off the roadbuilding project in the northern Balkh province, after a report was shared by the ministry’s sent team to the area. The report about the status of the six contracts relating to the chromite mine has also been shared at the NPC meeting and the ministry of mines and petroleum has fully been authorized to inclusively talk with the contracting companies and take needed decision. A contract relating to the 215-army corps has also been approved in the meeting which discussed the issues about the implementation of the last agendas approved earlier. Apart from the members of the NPC, the Afghanistan Transparency Watch, SIGAR and other related organs’ representatives have also attended the meeting.
 

Monday May 20, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Two members of Taliban group were arrested by Afghan national police personnel in eastern Nangarhar province the other day.
Nasrat Rahimi spokesman for ministry of interior told BNA correspondent, Qari Jawed and Nematullah two key members of Taliban group; those have skill in mine making were arrested during a military operation conducted by Afghan national policemen in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Two Kalashnikovs, a pistol, some ammunition and two computers have been seized from them as well, Rahimi added.
According to another report, Wakil Osmani shadow district governor of Taliban for Karakh district of Herat province along with his three men was killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in Gala Band region, Karakh district of the province.
Two more insurgents were wounded during the conflicts.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, May 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) During a meeting with a number of disabled, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that the government of Afghanistan was making effort to provide further facilities to disabled and terrorist incidents victims’ families, BNA reported on Sunday.
He added that the government will do its best to address disabled demands, suggestions and problems.
A number of disabled shard their demands and problems in different fields with CE Abdullah, asking the government leadership to pay heed in the respect.
After hearing the participant’s problems and suggestions, Dr. Abdullah vowed them that he will do what he can do for them.

Monday, May 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Czech Ambassador to Kabul Petr Stepanek and Program Manager of Election & Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) Habibullah Shinwary signed a Memorandum of Understanding on election affairs here yesterday at the embassy premise in Kabul.
According to ambassador Stepanek, the MoU signed to boost the capacities of civil institutions, to create opportunities and build capacities of provincial council candidates, in particular women, so that to further persuade candidates and people to participate in the democratic process.
Czech Republic has supported Afghanistan in different spheres, including holding of election awareness programs in Kunar, Kapisa and Nangarhar provinces as well as implementation of development projects.  The country has also equipped a hospital in Parwan province.
Lailuma Noori

Monday, May 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi on Sunday introduced deputy minister of information and culture on youth affairs and directors of supervision on publications and Afghan Film departments to the ministry’s in-charges and employees, BNA reported.
According to the agency, during the ceremony which was attended by the ministry’s leadership board and a number of government in-charges, the ministry’s head of human resources department Ahmad Zia Anwari read out the presidential decrees on appointment of deputy minister of information and culture on youth affairs Mohammad Ajmal Shahpour, Director of Afghan Film Sahra Karimi, Director of Publications department Sayed Jafar Rastin and Director of Takhar Information and Culture Faruqollah Azimi.
Calling appointments of routine issue, Acting Minister Safi said that her ministry is focusing on four points, such as a establishing free and accessible press throughout the country, protection and supporting of cultural heritages and its transferring to next generations, growing and revitalization of tourism sector and to pave the way for improvement of youth and encourage them in different fields.
With new appointments, she added I hope we witness changes in working aspects of the ministry of information and culture, BNA added.
Lauding functions done by former deputy ministry of information and culture on youth affairs Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister Safi congratulated the new posts to those newly appointed.
At the end, the newly appointed figures thanked the government and ministry of information and culture for their trust.
Besides stating their plans, they committed that based on the ministry’s plans will spare no effort in improvement of the affairs.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel of Helmand province launched clearing operation with support of strong forces on strongholds of insurgents in Helmand province, in which 19 armed terrorist were killed and two strongholds of them were demolished.
Numerous of heavy and light weapons and military equipment have been destroyed.
According to another report, eighteen armed Taliban were killed in Ghazni province last night.
Ahmad Khan Seerat spokesman for Ghazni security commandment told BNA, the insurgents were killed in air raids and artillery attacks of security forces in several districts of Ghazni province.
Three commandeers of Taliban were also among the dead.
As a result of artillery attacks of security forces on Taliban strongholds in Ander district, seven insurgents were also injured, Said Seerat.
T. Yarzada
 

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