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Monday, November 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                         78/20        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            99/20       Afs
One Euro                                                            86/10       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       20/75       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           498       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1100       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            06/95       Afs

Monday, November 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Eighteen Taliban militants were killed in Ghazni province last night.
Emal Momand acting spokesman of Thunder 203 army corps press office told BNA, the Taliban were killed in defense and security forces air raids in Ander District, Ghazni province.
A vehicle of the insurgents has been demolished in the raid.
Another report says, a group of Thunder 203 army corps discovered and defused nine mines from outskirt of Khost, Logar and Ghazni provinces.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 11 November 2019 09:44

Taliban Mine Planters Killed in Kunduz

Monday, November 11, 2019
Kunduz (BNA) Two Taliban mine planters were killed in their own mine explosion in Kunduz province last night.
General Abdul Rashid Bashir police chief of Kunduz told BNA, the Taliban wanted to plant a mine on main road of Aliabad district, Kunduz province, the mine exploded and killed them.
Three other Taliban were also injured in the explosion.
T. Yarzada

Monday November 11, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) As many as 36 armed oppositions were killed and dozens others were wounded during military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
The military operation has started two weeks ago by participation of hundreds Afghan security forces with support of Afghan air forces in various parts of Shirzad district of the province.
Top commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, 36 terrorists were killed, dozens were wounded and two others were arrested during the military operation so far.
Most parts of Shirzad district have been cleared from being of ISIS and Taliban fighters during the clearing operation, the source added.

Monday November 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Ms. Hasina Safi in a meeting with a number of provincial directors of information and culture asked them to go on with transparency and accountability, BNA reported. Sharing details about their works and performances with Acting Minister Safi, directors of the provincial information and culture from Faryab, Baghlan, Paktia, Logar, and Maidan/Wardak, asked for providing enough budget, transportation vehicles and other requirements. The acting minister, after hearing their complaints and suggestions, assured them of doing more to meet their problems. Meanwhile, the acting minister asked them for paying serious attention on transparency and accountability in their daily affairs.

Monday, 11 November 2019 09:41

Daesh Defeated in Afghanistan: MoI

Monday November 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Addressing a ceremony introducing new police chief for eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, acting minister of interior said Islamic State or Deash militant group has been defeated in Afghanistan, BNA reported. Introducing Emal Niazi as new police chief of Nangarhar, Minister Masoud Andarabi said that small Daesh cells were surrendering to Afghan forces and those shifting to other provinces would be dismantled in operations. He said that by preventing Deash to gain foothold in Nangarhar, residents proved that they would not allow any foreign network in their province. He also pledged Afghan forces will prevent targeted killings in the province and dismantle crime rings. Afghan affiliate of Daesh announced its formation in January 2015 and has carried out some deadly attacks on civilians and military targets. Officials say that the group has grown weaker recently as its numerous members have been killed in clashes or had surrendered.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  An ancient relic, dating back between third and fourth century of Baddhist era, has been handed over to Prof. Mohammad Rasul Baway, the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Cultural Affairs who is visiting Hong Kong, BNA reported Sunday.
According to the experts, the relic has been found in the Shutrak area of Afghanistan years ago, said the agency.
The source quoted Mohammad Saber Momand, the spokesman of the Ministry of Information and Culture who is also on an official visit to Hong Kong of China, as saying the deputy minister, while taking over the ancient relic, thanked Green Xine who has submitted the relic and said the move would be appreciated through the diplomatic system of the country.
He said Afghanistan was committed to return the entire relics smuggled from the country abroad.
Xine said in a briefing the relics had been found many years ago, but he found no proper opportunity to return it to its home country, the agency quoted.
The relic had also been registered with the UNESCO World Dairy Book and in the album of the national museum of Afghanistan.  The relic has been said to be returned to Afghanistan soon and displayed in the country’s national museum.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Around 24,000 tons of pine nuts were produced in Afghanistan this year.  Last year, 23,000 tons pine nuts were produced in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said.
Pine nuts trees are in nine provinces of the country including Khost, Paktia, Paktika, Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Nuristan, Kapisa and Kabul , and cover 44,000 hectares of land.
In Khost and Paktia alone, 40,000 are working on harvest of pine nuts and related activities.
Pine nuts are among Afghanistan’s key export items and have demand in 16 countries.
The ministry said that Afghanistan has the potential to produce between 23,000 and 35,000 tons of pine nuts annually.
More than 8,000 walnut and pine nut forests were rehabilitated this year, it said.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) held yesterday Khatm ul Quran to mark Milad al Nabi.
At the recitation ceremony of the Holy Quran, participants prayed for lasting peace in the country,. Unity and solidarity among the people of Afghanistan.
At the ceremony, acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi said that based on the instruction of the country’s President, the Milad al-Nabi Week should be marked in government institutions.
Acting minister of information and culture added that all media institutions within the ministry of information and culture have been instructed to widely cover such ceremonies and publish articles written on the occasion of Milad al-Nabi.
The ceremony was attended by leading body and employees of the ministry.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Police officials of Nangarhar, Takhar, Khost, Laghman and Helmand provinces arrested 22 people on suspicion of murder and armed robbery in several clearing operations yesterday.
According to Interior Ministry Press Office, the people have been arrested in Jalalabad, Takhar, Laghman and Khost provinces.
Numerous of heavy and light weapons were also seized from the men.
Likewise, the anti-narcotic police arrested 18 other people on suspicion of selling drugs from eight provinces of the country.
Several kgs of drugs, and chemicals were also seized by police forces.
T. Yarzada

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