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    Number of illegal migrants to Iran soars

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The number of youth illegally travelling to Iran in search of jobs via Nimroz province has doubled and those deported from the neighbouring country are stuck here, unable to pay for their home journey.



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    Insecurity, lousy road undercut port value

    BADAKHSHAN (Pajhwok): Multiple problems have forced traders to spend more on transporting their imports through Sher Khan and Hairatan ports instead of Ishkashim in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday.



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    Arabian gold, flour prices up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold and flour increased, but diesel and sugar fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Most mining companies found violating laws, regulations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Most mining companies have yet to keep their pledges to protect environment and deliver social services for people living close to the mining areas, experts said.



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    Election crisis hampering revenue collection

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF/ KABUL (Pajhwok): The persistent election crisis is hampering trade and leaving a negative impact on the revenue collection effort, officials said on Sunday.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics,Social

    Children of Urgun blast victims to get stipends

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): The government has decided to pay specific monthly stipends on permanent bases to the children of those killed in the devastating Urgun blast, an official said Sunday.



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    Kunduz carpet industry in a state of decline

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok):  The carpet industry has been in a state of decline due to growing insecurity and the electoral deadlock in northern Kunduz province, leaving weavers frustrated.



    Business & Economics

    New mining law to lure more investment: Minister

    New mining law to lure more investment: Minister By Navid Ahmad Barakzai KABUL (Pajhwok): The Minister of Mines and Petroleum hailed the endorsement of fresh draft of mine law by President Hamid Ka



    Business & Economics,Social,Features

    Afghan bike mechanic makes aircraft

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): A 32-year-old motorcycle mechanic from northern Samangan province has assembled an airplane that is all poised to take to the skies, an official said on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Flour up, gold & sugar down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of Arabian gold and sugar decreased, but flour rates increased during the outgoing week in central capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.