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Monday, July 16, 2018

Qalat (BNA) Six armed Taliban insurgents have been killed in clashes erupted between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in outskirt of Shahr-e-Safa district.
The clashes erupted when armed Taliban insurgents were busy in terrorist activities in the district. 
A local police in the area said, six insurgents have been killed in the spot.
It is said that no casualties of Afghan security forces and civilian were reported in the clashes.
 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Faizabad (BNA) Afghan-German Cooperation (AGC) has handed over six newly constructed schools covering up to 4,000 students, to Badakhshan provincial education department, a statement from the PRAGC office received by The Kabul Times said Sunday.
The schools have been built in Argo, Darayem, Kishm, Tagab, Teshkean a Shahr-e-Buzurg districts of the province, where more than 4,000 students including male and female will benefit from the improved learning environment, according to the statement.
“The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the PED in implementing the projects and funded the schools’ construction at a total cost of about AFN 124 million via KFW development Bank,” said the statement.
The statement quoted Rohullah Mohaqiq, Head of Provincial Education Department saying: “We have a historical and rooted relationship with German Government and people, the implementation of these 6 schools re highly valuable for PED, since these schools will provide suitable learning environment for children in remotest area of Badakhshan province.”
In the past, students had to attend their classes under tents or in open air, during both hot and cold weather.  Therefore, Badashkahn’s PED proposed the initial plan to construct ten schools in Badakhshan’s rural areas to the provincial development committee.  It further developed the schools’ design with RIDF’s support.  Construction works started in 2016.  Today, six new school buildings are completed.  The remaining four schools are located in the provincial capital Feyzabad and the districts of Yaftal-e-Payan and Shahr-e-Buzurg.  They are expected to be finished in the months to come.
The statement went on as saying, the buildings offer a total of 74 fully equipped classrooms and 23 administrative rooms.  Clean water wells and toilets significantly improve hygienic conditions, mitigating the risk of infections.  Volleyball courts, walk ways and newly planted trees ensure a pleasant learning environment for the students.
Each school compound is further equipped with a guardroom, a boundary wall and an entrance gate, the statement concluded.
F. Makhdoom
 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The media violation and complaints commission, with acting and nominee minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi, on the chair held meeting, the ministry’s official website said Sunday.
The meeting, according to agenda, discussed the Presidential Office complaints about a report released by Tolo News on Helmandis Peace Convoy members meeting with the president, the BBC article about former minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology, Abdul Razaq Wahidi and the complaint letter received by the Publications department of the ministry of Information and Culture and sent to the commission, on a drama released by the Arezo TV, the ministry’s official said.
The meeting, likewise, discussed about other issues and related agenda, with the commission taking decision, under the country’s laws and the mass media regulations, according to the source.
To be concluded with, the acting and nominee minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi thanked the commission members for their active part in this field.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting and nominee minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi, a consultative and coordination board meeting of international organizations was held yesterday with participation of officials and representatives of international organizations operating in the field of culture in the country.
In the meeting, coordination and cooperation in cultural affairs between ministry of information and culture and international cultural organizations were discussed.
Briefing related to their works and cultural activities in Afghanistan, officials and representatives of the respective organizations assured of their cooperation for coordination of their activities with MoIC.
Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture asserted that the meeting was aimed that cultural activities of international organizations should be followed in coordination and cooperation with the respective organizations and MoIC and information of works should be shared.
It was also decided that technical group of the board should specify goals, mechanism and works of the board and delivered it to the board’s next meeting.
 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has evaluated the storm affected areas of Panjshir from air and asked the military and civil officials for doing more for the affected  areas and supplying immediate aids for the victims, according to a statement from The Presidential Press Office released to media on Sunday.
After air-evaluation of the affected areas, the country’s president met with the Panjshir governor and other local officials who assured of their primary aids supply to the affected sites.
The water storm emanated from hillside in Khinj district of Panjshir province had resulted in live and property losses, few days ago, but the provincial officials thanked the president for his tour to the mountainous province and expressing his sympathy to the incident victims.
The country’s president said well management of the provincial officials including the governor and share of the ordinary people to control the incident indicates the continued feeling of the people in the province, the statement quoted.
The president instructed the ministry of urban development for providing a proper areas to be built residential units and preparation of a township for the displaced people with the government to cooperate with the reconstruction process, the statement added.
The country’s president also instructed the ministry of agriculture for investigating into the destroyed streams and work on their rebuilding, as well as the ministry of urban development to lodge the first district of Panjshir at his ministry‘s work priority.
The president also instructed for providing a model to control the Panshir River to help prevent such incidents.
 

Monday July 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a farewell meeting with the first Afghan Hajis convoy departing to Saudi Arabia asked them to pray for peace and stability in the country during the holy ceremony.
According to BNA report, at the outset Faiz Mohammad Usmani, minister of Hajj and Islamic Affairs briefed about the facilities provided for the Afghan Hajis this year said, in accordance to the country’s President instruction, all requirements including medical, transportation, food and residence, services have been considered for the Afghan Hajj pilgrims. The country’s President congratulated the first convoy of Afghan Hajj pilgrims for performing one of the most important pillars of the holy religion of Islam. “This should be clear for you that the government is your service provider and that the days, the government believed itself far from the people, has passed,” said the President. “You are going to Makka for Hajj pilgrims, where the Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries’ religious scholars with all force are supporting peace in Afghanistan.” The President thanked the Saudi King for his negation of any reasons of war in Afghanistan and asked the Afghan Hajis for praying for peace in Afghanistan.
 

Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:52

Heavy Explosion Rocks Kabul City

Sunday July 15, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Few minutes ago an explosion took place close to Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in 6th security precinct of Kabul city.
According to BNA correspondent report, gunfire ongoing after the explosion in the area. Security officials said nothing about the explosion so far. It is a developing story…
M.A.Ansari

Sunday July 15, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) A group of unidentified gunmen set on fire a school building in Batti Koot district, eastern Nangarhar province last night.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, a group of unknown gunmen stormed on Kaptain Baba school building and after torching the school building succeeded to flee from the area.
All documents, chairs, tables and equipment of the school have been torched, Khogyani added.
Within the last one month it was the fourth school that torched by attackers in Nangarhar province.
ISIS nor Taliban has commented regarding the incident so far, but already ISIS and Taliban militants were responsible for such events.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday July 15, 2018

Shaberghan City (BNA) Taliban militants after raping on three ISIS women loyalists killed them in northern Jawzjan province.
Spokesman of 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA reporter, since three days clashes ongoing between ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups in Darzab and Qush Tepa districts of Jawzjan province, as a result numerous ISIS and Taliban fighters were killed and wounded.
Recently three ISIS women fighters (Chechens and Uzbekistani nationals) have been arrested by Taliban militants that after raping were killed.
It is mentionable that over 100 ISIS and Taliban members were killed and wounded during ongoing clashes in the mentioned districts.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday July 15, 2018

Zaranj City (BNA) Over 300 tons wheat have been distributed to needy families in Nimroz province.
Mohammad Samee governor of Nimroz told BNA correspondent, the wheat have been distributed the families, those lost their agricultural products due to lack of water in Chakhansour district of the province.
Senior advisor for Chief Executive Office thanked India said we hopeful the distribution wheat solve the problems of the families.
M.A.Ansari
 

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