19 April 2019

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Tuesday April 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) At least 3 participants of a wedding ceremony have died and 11 more were wounded in eastern Khost province.
Talib Mangal spokesman of Khost governor told BNA reporter, a man started shooting on a wedding ceremony’s participants in Dargi village, Tani district of the province, in which 3 participants lost their lives and 11 others were injured.
But, an eyewitness told that six people have died and 16 others were wounded following the incident.
Police officials started searching regarding the event.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan is in a complicated political and military situation, for going out from this difficult situation, it has required the political elites come together and find a proper way for its solution.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes for going out from the existence of current crisis patience and accepting each other are seriously needed. The government for overcoming the current crisis always tried its best to have the viewpoints of political elites and political parties. Now, the people are mostly talking about conducting peace negotiations with Taliban and Taliban have their own conditions   that can be observed, only via conducting a national session with Taliban. 
For achieving this great aim, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan prepared and presented the program of conducting an advisory session with Taliban to find a reasonable way for the solution of problem.
The consultative session reflects the views and demands of people; therefore, boycotting it, is not justifiable.
Conducting such a session is seriously required.  While Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, sparing no any efforts for holding such a session and trying to have the viewpoints of the masses on developing the current situation, established high reconciliation council in order to put and inform the politicians and elites on the new political developments. Also, such a council has already established but its sessions are not well organized. The problem is this that a number of politicians who have their own views and programs are not well organized and coordinated that further complicated the way for reaching a general consensus.
Separated and group based sessions are not the way for settling the problem, contrary it makes the problem more serious.
The political elites instead of boycotting this or that, or having different views it would be better for them to   have a united view and stance based on national values and instructions of constitution, in order to have a united view in upcoming Doha negotiations among Afghans, talk from one view and one stance.
The consultative or reconciliation council is a source for exchanging views and reflects the view and will of people that should be supported.
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kunduz (BNA) Four armed insurgents were killed in Kunduz province last night.
Mohammad Hanif Rezayee Shaheen 209 army corps told BNA, the insurgents were killed in commando forces operation in outskirt of 8th precinct of Kunduz city.
Ten other insurgents have been detained and a motorbike of them have been demolished in the operation, said Rezayee.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 07:07

Taliban Attack Repulsed in Badakhshan

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Faizabad (BNA) Six armed Taliban were killed in Badakhshan province last night.
Mohammad Hanef Rezaye Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, Taliban attack repelled on Tashkan district of that province and they were forced to retreat by inflecting damages.
In the event, six insurgents were killed and six others have been injured and the bodies of the dead are left on the battlefield.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pul-e-Alam (BNA) The construction work of a seminary school kick off in Logar province yesterday.
Shahpoor Arab education spokesman of Logar told BNA, the seminary school builds in Azra district at the cost of 13 million Afghanis from state budget within nine month.
There are 8 classrooms, two administrative offices, and potable water well, and other necessary accessories in this building, he added.
At present students attend in a rented house for learning knowledge.
He says there are more than 3000 male and female students in 29 schools throughout Logar province, but 29 other seminary schools are still under repair.
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) 7th National Arghawan Festival was held the other day in Gul Ghondi hill of Parwan with participation of government officials, poets, writers and hundreds of residents of various provinces of the country.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, deputy minister of tourism Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi considered celebration of the festival as pretext for convergence and lasting peace in the country, adding that Afghanistan was not the home of peace rather than wars and Afghans were not accepting the imposed war.
Meanwhile, participants in the festival asked the government for further effort towards maintaining peace in the country.
“The people of Afghanistan want peace in the country as they are tired of continued war,” Omid, a participant of the festival, said, asking the government to renovate recreational parks in various parts of the country so that people with their families can go and visit such views.
Various exhibitions were also held during the festival in Gul Ghondi.  Despite of all challenges of life, a number of families came to the hill and participated the festival.
They asked for ending the ongoing war in the country.
“I came with my family and attended the festival as Gul Ghondi is a recreational place,” said Mehria, a resident of Parwan.
Another resident of the province Shaista, who has brought agricultural products to sell in the exhibition, said”
“We’re here to sell our agricultural products in this exhibition which will be open for three more days.”
She welcomed holding such exhibitions as she could sell her agricultural products.
National Arghawan Festival is held every year in Gul Ghondi Hill, a place where hundreds of people even foreign guests annually visit and attend the festival.  It is worth mentioning that Red Flower Festival, Grape Festival, Gul-e-Anar and Gul-e-Badam are among festivals that are held every year by the ministry of information and culture.
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar on Monday called on Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and discussed issues related to mutual interest, according to a statement.  Minister Rabbani wished successes to the people of India during ongoing elections during the meeting, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Both sides also discussed reopening of Pakistani airspace for the air traffic between the two countries, the third round of partnership council meeting between Afghanistan and India, the peace process, education, bilateral and regional cooperation.
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA)  Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh during a ceremony attended by a number of cabinet and parliament members, advisors to president, deputy ministers and representatives of unions, introduced Sayed Anwar Sadat as the new acting minister of labor, social affairs, martyrs and disabled here yesterday, a statement said.
Hinting to achievements made in connection with labor’s rights, the second vice president called poverty and unemployment the main challenges, adding implementation of labor rights, addressing workers’ challenges and supporting their rights would solve the issue to a large extent, the statement from VP office said yesterday.
VP Danesh asked the newly appointed acting minister to do more for improving of the employment opportunities, supporting of the labor’s rights and ensuring balanced relation between the employer and the employee.
VP Danesh called addressing the children, disabled and teenagers’ challenges as ministry’s main duty.
He said the ministry should seriously deal with the issues of uneducated children, child labors, violence against children and misusing of children in conflicts.
Congratulating the new acting minister, VP Danesh praised Faizullah Zaki for his works at the ministry.
Meanwhile in his remakes, former minister of labor and social affairs thanked VP Danesh for his supports of the ministry’s programs, saying eye-catching achievements made at the ministry in last two and half years and could find a better place in domestic and international labor organizations.
The new acting minister thanked government’s trust and promised to do more for the ministry using the experienced cadres.
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with US congress delegation led by Senator Jack Reed praised the country for its assistance and efforts towards Afghanistan peace process.
In the meeting, Chief Executive by briefing related to current situation in Afghanistan and the region considered holding timely and transparent presidential elections key to stability in Afghanistan.
Regarding Afghanistan peace process, the country’s chief executive said he supported US peace efforts led by the country’s special peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, adding that High Reconciliation Council has been formed to unify peace efforts.
He hoped that ongoing efforts would open way to intra-Afghan dialogue.
Pointing to declaration of spring operation by the Taliban group, the country’s chief executive said Taliban was still the main obstacle towards peace and misusing the process, adding that Afghans were tired of continued war and wanted peace in the country and national unity government would make use of any opportunities and efforts for maintaining peace in the country.
Chief executive stressed on protection of the country’s republic system, human and women rights and the 17 years achievements demanded by all Afghans.  In the meeting, US congress delegation by assuring of US continued support to Afghanistan said US was standing beside Afghanistan and supporting the country’s peace process.
 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Kandahar (BNA) Eleven armed Taliban terrorist group were killed in a conflict by security forces in Kandahar province last night.
The Taliban were suppressed in their strongholds in Maiwand District.
ANA top commander in south of the country told BNA, 11 Taliban rebels were killed in the clash.
The insurgents were targeted while planning of terrorist attacks on their strongholds, he added.
It is said that no harm and losses incurred to security forces and residents in the clash.
Another report says, seven Taliban were killed by Afghan security forces in Urozgan province this morning.
The militants were targeted in suburb of Trenkot city capital of Urozgan province while destructive activities with their motorcycles.
ANA key commander in south of the country told BNA, seven Taliban were killed, and no harm and casualties suffered to security troops and residents in the conflict.
T. Yarzada
 

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