24 February 2018

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari in a meeting with a number of women leadership development trainees appreciated their work and activities in different fields of crafts, the Bakhtar News Agency said Sunday.
He said in last week’s exhibition “Our crafts our Identity” was the indicator of their (women) national idea.
“Selection of the slogan mattered me from two aspects; one you have a national identity and second you have attention to craft,” said the minister.
He said the society would go ahead, when the youth identify the national identity and have intelligence creativity.
He said the Child Literature National Association would be established and asked the participants to share their experiences and ideas in this respect.
 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Trinkot (BNA) Six armed Taliban insurgents have been killed in clashes with Afghan security forces in Uruzgan province.
The clashes erupted yesterday morning between Afghan security forces and armed Taliban insurgents in Khas Uruzgan district.
An ANA commander in the country’s south said that six Taliban fighters were killed in the clashes.
 

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:25

Displaced Families Received Aids

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sar-e-Pul (BNA) 167 displaced families have received aids in Sar-e-Pul province.
The aids included foodstuffs and non-food-stuffs have been disseminated by donors to displaced families.
Abdul Ahad head of refugees and repatriation of Sar-e-Pul told BNA, the families were displaced due to recent wars and insecurity from Sayad, Sozma Qala and Sancharak Districts to center of Sar-e-Pul province.
According to the source, each family has received flour, ghee, rice, bean, sugar and cash.
According to repatriation head of Sar-e-Pul, currently, more than 3,000 families were displaced from insecure districts to center of Sar-e-Pul province and are in bad economic condition.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Daikundi (BNA) Seven welfare projects work have been implemented in outskirt of Daikundi province yesterday.
Syeed Abdul Aziz Mobariz in charge of central zone office of Habitat  organization told BNA correspondent, the projects included construction of a hall , recreational park, sport stadium, for women, construction of administrative office and coalition council have been implemented at the cost of 446,000 Afghanis.
Mahmood Balegh governor of Daikundi said, Habitat organization from the year 1394 till now is working with people coordination, creation of councils in different zone, implementation of welfare projects in center and districts of the province.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Kandahar (BNA) 36 armed oppositions were killed in Kandahar province yesterday.
Zeya Dorani spokesman of Kandahar security command told BNA, the insurgents have been killed in air and ground operations of Afghan security forces in Qala-e-Khamir village, Maiwand District of the province.
According to Dorani, 18 other insurgents have been detained in the operations as well.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:20

Taliban Militants Killed In Latest Conflicts

Monday, February 19, 2018

Lashkarga (BNA) 11 Taliban militants were killed in a clash by security forces in Helmand province.
The clash occurred in Sangeen district last night, while a group of Taliban stormed on a security checkpoint.
A top police commander of ANA in the south of the country told BNA, 11 armed Taliban were killed.
Another report says that police of Helmand province prevented from a series of blasts.
Security officials discovered and neutralized six mines which was planted by Taliban in crowded areas of the province and prevented from a deadly events.
T. Yarzada
 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                                   
One Dollar                                               69//20 Afs                           
One Pound Sterling                                 96/50   Afs                                                  
One Euro                                                85\40  Afs                                                  
One Emirate’s Dirham                           18/70 Afs                           
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees              613 Afs                           
One Thousand Indian Rupees                1085 Afs                                         
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              14/40 Afs                           
Yarzada
 

Sunday February 18, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) Deadly clashes have been erupting between Islamic State for Syria and Iraq (ISIS) and Taliban terrorist groups in eastern Nangarhar province last night.
The clashes took place between the two terrorist groups in vicinity of Lal Poor district of the province.
Senior commander of police in the east of the country told BNA reporter, during the clashes 10 ISIS loyalists and Taliban militants have been killed and several others were wounded.
Several families were forced to leaves their houses and dozens homes have been burnt following the conflicts, the source added.
During the last years, deadly incidents occurred between the ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups in various parts of the country, in which hundreds terrorists from both sides were killed and wounded.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, 18 February 2018 10:50

‘Our Handicraft Our Identity’

Sunday February 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Exhibition of ladies handicraft under the name of “Our industry our Identity” was opened by students of “Promote Project”.
The coordinator of the exhibition Zuhal Qadami said that this exhibition has been held by Promote Project with the cooperation of National Gallery of the MoIC and its goal is empowerment of women. These ladies are capable to produce handicrafts but lack possibility to organize exhibition and we want to show that women are capable to work, produce and management. In this exhibition different embroidery clothes, jewelries, paintings and foods have been displayed that represent and reflected our culture. Qadami went to say, our main goal is to show ladies talents as most of capable ladies are living in rural areas who own special talent in Promote Project, every trainee was paid US$ 60 and we managed to hold exhibition.
Talking on the project, Madina Astana one of the students of the course said that Promote Project is for empowering of women by women for women in two sections of Jawanaha and Royesh. In Royesh section the trainees are taught six months theoretically including three months practice in government and NGO to learn work for future employment. She added, in Javanaha section, three months theoretical including one month practice. The trainees select their project and present a report of implementation to relevant office. We learnt in Javanaha section and held this exhibition. Women can sell their products and earn income. The trainees can address violence against women, huge dowry etc. She continued, Promote wants to know how is the level of ladies’ inability, how they plan a program so their primary programs be changed to a project. In this program we chose this exhibition to evaluate our capability. Because there are ladies who have products but don’t afford to pay shop rent. So we chose National Gallery which is a proper place for exhibition. Talking on holding of this exhibition, in charge of National Gallery Sabera Rahmani said, such exhibitions show capabilities of talented girls and provide essential opportunities for youth and ladies. They have capability to perform better work and innovate in different fields particularly in arts, handicrafts.
She added, large number of ladies are living in rural villages who have high talents but cannot display their talents to people. These young girls collect their products from different places and display them in these exhibitions which is one of the positive activities of these girls. This exhibition had large visitors and was appreciated. Sayed Enayatullah Asadi director of exhibition of National Gallery said, so far we have organized 38 exhibitions according to order of the MoIC and all personnel have taken part in decor and design of exhibition, which have been opened by acting MoIC Prof. Bawari. Assadi added, we plan to organize three more exhibitions including carpet weaving, Refugee Children on the street and the world women day. All exhibitions are held free of charge for domestic artists. But for foreign exhibitions we taken tax only for the hall.
Karima Malikzada
 

Sunday February 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The 3rd Afghan-Iran businessmen’s meeting is expected to be held in Tehran. Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries has said that the three-day meeting would discuss expansion of trade and transit relations between the two countries.
The two countries’ representatives would also talk about how to make a joint investment in various fields, as spokesman of the chamber, Siam Peserlay told media that creation of Afghanistan banks’ branches in Iran, expansion of infrastructures in the Chabahar Port, absorbing and providing ground for expansion of trade relations between the two countries, are expected to be among the key issues discussed in the meeting.
The Iranian side would also be convinced to invest in Afghanistan, said the spokesman. Meantime, an economic expert, Qais Mohammadi said that Iran can be a good trade partner for Afghanistan, as the neighboring country enjoys proper Asian-wide trade standards. According to the statistics of the chamber of commerce and industries, the volume of trade between the two countries reaches to two billion each year. Likewise, Shirali Tazri welcomed the meeting and called it a good omen for development of business between the two countries and that Afghanistan is hoped to reach highly developed economic level in the future. “Afghanistan, during the war years, didn’t enjoy good product condition to beef up its domestic products, so, it forced to import its domestic needs from the neighboring countries,” said Tazri.
He added that Pakistan was also willing to impose loss on the people and traders of Afghanistan, by blocking the its port, but fortunately, after practically inauguration of the Chabahar Port, Afghanistan’s goods would reach to the central Asian and other countries, helping the countries’ dependence on Pakistan reduce. The port would help Afghanistan export its commercial goods to Indian and then to the central Asian markets. He said the three-day meeting, besides tackling trade challenges, would also be important in resolving political issues, as well as would lay positive impact on the peace process. He hoped such meetings would also be held with Pakistan and it should be convinced that economic relation shouldn’t be victimized by political problems.
Shukria Kohistani
 

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