21 November 2018

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Paroon (BNA) Six armed Taliban militants were killed by security forces conflict in Nooristan province last night.
The rebels were suppressed in Kamdish district while terrorist activities.
Top ANA commander in east of the country told BNA, six associates of Taliban group were killed in the raid.
He further added, the fighters were entered recently from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Nooristan province.
Security officials discovered six mines from busy roads of Nooristan province and prevented from deadly events.
So far, no individual or group has committed the responsibility of the mining, but security sources blamed Taliban.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has expressed deep regret over the assassination of the Balkh provincial theater artist, Quddos Farahmand, BNA reported Saturday.
In a contact with BNA, Khulm District Chief, Taj Mohammad Rahimi said the well-known artist was killed by armed thieves in the vicinities of the district, where a number of artists including the slain Qoddus were on a tour.
“Upon return, the artists confronted with the armed thieves who succeeded to kill the Balkh provincial theater artist,” said the source.
The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) asked the security organs for investigation into the case and arresting those involved in the murder.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of culture and art for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary met with UNESCO delegation and discussed workshop determined to be held next week.
In the meeting, Prof. Bawary said that the only goal of the ministry of information and culture was to achieve an approach based on which historical monuments could be protected in areas where war was ongoing.
He asserted that the workshop would definitely meet the goal.
The workshop which will be held next week in cooperation with UNESCO is part of steps taken by ministry of information and culture to find a way for protection of the country’s historic monuments in area caused by increasing insecurities.
It is determined that the workshop is attended by authorized representatives of MoI, MoD, MoJ, and NDS.

Sunday, 18 November 2018 06:09

President Ghani Receives Ahmad Wali Hotak

Sunday November 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has received the country’s sportsman Ahmad Wali Hotak, who has been recently wounded by unidentified individuals in Kabul city.
According to BNA report, in the meeting the country’s President assured Hotak of investigation regarding the incident and while wishing him recovery asserted that the government would cooperate in connection with his treatment abroad.

Sunday November 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with a number of civil society activists discussed issues related to peace yesterday.
According to BNA report, in the meeting which was held at the Gul Khana Palace, Tahmina Shuja and Ahmad Etemadi, representing others thanked the President for his effort to hold consultation meeting with the people of different stratum on peace process said that they would take part in the country’s important decision-makings. Meanwhile, the President said; “You are representing the new Afghanistan and if you want to have further suggestions and opinions, you can nationalize your network.” He said peace was a national consensus and only the people of Afghanistan can define our values and that we should have clear determination and do not repeat the past bitter experience. According to the President, youth were the main stakeholders of peace process and he makes efforts to include them in any of the country’s important decision. The President went on as saying that the negotiating peace team would hold consultation meeting with the nation during any of hard or appropriate times.

Sunday November 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman participated in the 8th Central Asian States Deputy Foreign Ministers Meeting hosted by Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek with the cooperation of UN Preventive Diplomacy Center for Central Asia. This meeting was inaugurated and chaired by the UN Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Mraslove Ince UN special Representative and Head of the Preventive Diplomacy Center Ms. Natalia Garman, and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyz Republic Ms. Dinar Kamlova.
Mr. Zaman termed strong relations with Central Asia as one of the priorities of Afghanistan’s foreign policy.  He said his first official visit as Deputy Foreign Minister to Central Asia clearly signified how important it is for Afghanistan to further bolster ties with the Countries of the region.
Participants of the meeting emphasized on further strengthening the economic relations among Central Asian countries and Afghanistan. The Republic of Uzbekistan expressed its readiness for hosting the next meeting in Tashkent next year.

Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:09

MoE To Recruit 30,000 Female Teachers

Saturday November 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Education will recruit 30,000 female teachers within five year (till the year 1400), to increase the presence of women in the field of education.
Providing access to education to deprived girls, reducing the drop in girls' education and paving the way for women’s economic self-sufficiency by hiring them as teachers are the main goals of the program.
According to BNA report, Noria Nazhat spokesperson for ministry of education in a press conference said, “2674 contracted teachers were recruited last year and 2326 other contracted teachers were recruited during the current year.”
“30,000 contracted teachers will be recruited in rural areas in 34 provinces of the country and in areas where access to a teacher, in particular a female teacher, is limited.” She added.
Nazhat also pointed that "with the implementation of this program, female teachers increase from 33% to 42%, as well as access to education will be provided to girls in rural areas and where the girls are affected by unfair practices".
The terms of employment as a contracted teacher are based on the presence of women presence in rural areas with the highest level of education.
Meanwhile, in order to increase the presence of women in managerial and policy level positions of Ministry of Education, 20 directorate positions under MoE are allocated to women; of these 11 positions of grade two related to Teacher Training Directorates in the provinces have been announced through an open competition, and the rest will be announced in the near future.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Education has prepared the menstrual hygiene guidelines for girls that will be published in the near future, as well as girls' education policy is drafted and will be finalized soon.
The Ministry of Education has made the increase of women’s presence in education field as part of its strategic plan and has always tried to improve women's access to education and women's self-sufficiency.

Saturday November 17, 2018

Farah City (BNA) At least 65 armed oppositions were killed during separate clashes with Afghan security forces within the last two nights in western Farah province.
Noorulhaq Khaliqi spokesman of 2nd infantry battalion in Farah told BNA correspondent, the clashes took place, when Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Pusht Roaud and Pusht Koh district of the province, which have faced with full resistance of Afghan security forces.
It is mentionable that 27 anti-government militias were wounded during the conflicts, Khaliqi added.
An Afghan security troop was martyred and two others were wounded as well.
Some heavy and light weapons belonged to the terrorists have been seized by Afghan security forces during the clashes.

Saturday November 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Foodstuffs have been distributed to 150 displaced families in northern Baghlan province.
Mohammad Nasir Kohzad director of counter-disasters in Baghlan told BNA correspondent, the aids include flour, rice, bean, cooking ghee, pea, sugar, tea and salt that provided by a charity organization and distributed to 150 displaced families.

Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:06

Taliban Strongholds Seized in Baghlan

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) 13 Taliban were killed and their several strongholds have been seized by security forces in joint operation in Borka district, Baghlan province.
Shamsuddin Shahab Borka district governor told BNA, Mullah Wakil shadow governor of Taliban was killed and their strongholds were also seized by security forces.
He added, several huge weapons and six motorbikes of the Taliban were also seized in the operation.
T. Yarzada

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