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    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.

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    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.

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    Electoral standoff shuts 100 factories

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A hundred factories have been closed in the wake of electoral uncertainty since the start of the Afghan calendar year, an official said on Wednesday. 

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    Poll crisis hits Bamyan tourism industry

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The undecided electoral process and growing insecurity on highways have hit hard the tourism industry in central Bamyan province this season.

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    Power supply to Jawzjan increases

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Work on supplying 16 megawatts of additional electricity from neighboring Turkmenistan to northern Jawzjan province began on Tuesday, an official said.

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    Kandahar exports melons worth $4 million

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) claimed on Monday exporting melons worth $4 million to various countries this year.

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    Elections trigger crisis instead of clarity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prolonged electoral process has led to increased unemployment and deepening political and economic crises in the country.

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    No end in sight to plunder of Afghan garnets

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Huge reserves of garnets, a group of silicate minerals, are found in various parts of Afghanistan, but the gemstones have long been unlawfully extracted in central Kabul and northeastern Badakhshan provinces.   

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    MCIT annual revenue has hit $200m: Sangin

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said its annual revenue had reached $200 million with the growing number of telecom firms.

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    Illegal excavation of Kapisa mines underway

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Because of government negligence to utilize natural resources for the welfare of nation and state, majority of mines in central Kapisa province were being excavated illegally and in an unregulated way, director of mines department said.