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Thursday, 13 September 2018 07:05

Afghanistan's DABS Ties Up With Tata Power

Thursday September 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Afghanistan government has brought on board India's utility major Tata Power NSE -0.60 % for distribution, transmission and generation of power in the war-ravaged South-Asian country. The Afghanistan government-run power distribution firm, Da Afghanistan Bresha Sherkat (DABS), Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the second India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment show. The four-day event, which kick started Wednesday, is aimed at bolstering trade besides showcasing business and investment opportunities in Afghanistan. Tata power is looking to tap "huge" opportunities in Afghanistan, where only 35 per cent of the people have access to electricity, said Praveer Sinha, chief executive officer and managing director, Tata Power. "When we look at the power sector and how we can play a role in Afghanistan, we see huge opportunity. The country unfortunately does not have universal access of power as just about 35 per cent of the people have access to power and that also in the four main cities," said Sinha. That is an area Tata Power would like to work very closely with the state-government power Distribution Company as well as local entrepreneurs, he added. He noted that Afghanistan has huge natural resources NSE 0.00 %, which have the potential to make it a net power exporter. The rivers in Afghanistan have the potential to produce 20,000-25,000 MW of electricity on a conservative estimate, according to Sinha. Also, Afghanistan has the potential to produce around 200 GW of power from solar energy besides another 66 GW of from wind energy, he added. "(Therefore) when we look at Afghanistan in the next few years, it will be net exporter of power," said Sinha.
Economictimes
 

Thursday September 13, 2018

Ghazni City (BNA) As many as 47 anti-government militias were killed during air attacks led by Afghan and Resolute Support air forces in Ghazni province.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman of Ghazni governor told BNA reporter, the terrorists have been targeted by Afghan and Resolute air forces in Jamalkhail region, Nawa district of Ghanzi province, in which 47 armed oppositions were killed.
Five Pakistani nationals were among the dead, Noori added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday September 13, 2018

Sharana City (BNA) A huge shipment of explosive materials have been discovered and seized by Afghan security forces in eastern Paktika province.
According to reports, the explosive materials’ shipment loading from Waziristan-Pakistan and it was supposed that transferred to Ghazni province.
Two members of Haqqani terrorist network were arrested accused of transferring the shipment.
Senior police commander in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, the shipment of explosive materials have been seized during a special operation led by National Directorate Security (NDS) personnel in relevant areas of Argon district, Paktika province.
NDS by releasing a statement confirmed that the shipment loading from Wana region, Waziristan-Pakistan and would be transferred to Ghazni province.
The arrested persons confessed to that they are members of Haqqani terrorist network and wanted to transfer the shipment to Ghazni province.
Taliban and other terrorist groups by receiving explosive materials from Pakistan; use the materials in making bombs, mines and suicide vests then targeting civilians and Afghan security forces.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:29

15 ISIS Fighters Perished by Afghan Special Forces

Tuesday August 28, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) As many as 15 supporters of ISIS terrorist group killed during latest attacks carried out by Afghan Special Forces in vicinity of eastern Nangarhar province last night.
The terrorists have been targeted and killed in various parts of Khogyani, Koot, Acheen and Deh Bala districts of the province.
Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, air and ground raids carried out by Afghan Special Forces in different parts of the mentioned districts, in which 15 ISIS adherents were killed and their several hideouts along with some military equipment have been destroyed too.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating four round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent from a series of blast in Nangarhar province.
Also during this period, a weapon storage belonging terrorist group have been seized by Afghan security troops in relevant areas of Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Several heavy and light weapons have been seized from the storage.
Local officials in the province claimed that ISIS members used the weapon storage in their terrorist and destructive activities.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:28

Clashes Escalated Between ISIS and Taliban Members

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Recently clashes have been erupting between Islamic State for Syria and Iraq (ISIS) and Taliban terrorist groups in eastern Kunar province.
The clashes took place between the two terrorist groups in vicinity of Chapa Dara district of the province, in which several ISIS and Taliban members were killed.
A senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA reporter, during the clashes 11 ISIS loyalists and Taliban militants have been killed and 8 others were wounded.
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 have been killed and wounded.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:27

Deadly Raid of ASF on Taliban Strongholds in Farah

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Farah (BNA) 11 armed Taliban were killed in an air strike in Farah province last night.
ANA commander in west of the country told BNA, 11 insurgents associated to Taliban group were killed in the raid.
According to reports, the Taliban were suppressed on their strongholds while a series of deadly attacks.
It is mentionable that two strongholds of Taliban with all war equipment have been demolished in the raids.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 07:25

Drought Affected Families Received Wheat

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kunduz (BNA) 450 tons of wheat were disseminated for drought affected families in Kunduz province.
BNA local correspondent reported to BNA, the wheat have been provided by rural rehabilitation and development ministry, and disseminated with the presence of Abdul Jabar Naeimi governor of Kunduz for drought affected families in Khanabad District.
He added the process of the aid to all drought affected families continue
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 06:20

Welfare Projects Work To Be Implemented in Bamyan

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Bamyan (BNA) The construction work of 222 welfare provinces kick off in Bamyan province.
The projects work started with presence of Bamyan governor, local authorities in Panjab and Wars Districts of the province.
Mohammad Reza Paiman head of rural rehabilitation and development of Bamyan said BNA, the work of the projects officially started with a budget of 247 million Afghani and included supply of drinking water, irrigational and construction of roads.
He added 14600 families were benefited from facilities of the projects and job opportunity have been provided for families.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 68 civilians have died and 165 others were wounded when a suicide attacker donated himself among protestors in eastern Nangarhar province yesterday.
A security source in Nangarhar reported BNA, dozens civilians lost their lives and wounded following the attack, but health officials in Nangarhar claimed that over 68 dead and more than 165 injured have been shifted to hospitals of the province.
Meanwhile, doctors called that the health conditions of dozens injured are not satisfactory.
The people have been gathered against inefficiency of local commander of police in Momand Dara district of the province.
Akhtar Mohammad a tribal elder who was among the protestors says, dozens civilians lost their lives following the attack.
Taliban nor ISIS terrorist group has commented regarding the deadly incident so far.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 06:18

15 Pakistani Citizens among 35 Terrorists Killed

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 35 anti-government militias including 15 Pakistani rebels were killed during a military operation led by Afghan security forces in eastern Paktia province.
Since a week the military operation has started to suppress armed oppositions in relevant areas of Zarmat district and Gardez city the provincial capital of the province.
A senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, 35 terrorists including 15 Pakistani militants were killed and about 60 rebels including dozens foreigners were wounded during the military operation.
According to reports, several hideouts belonged to Taliban militants have been destroyed along with all military equipment.
Meanwhile, military officials in the east of the country say, air and ground attacks targeting terrorists’ hideouts in Paktia province.
M.A.Ansari
 

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