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    Solar panels selling like hotcakes in east

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Solar energy panels are selling like hotcakes in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces amid increasingly hot weather.

    Business & Economics,Social,Features

    ISAF pullout fuelling unemployment

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unemployment is on the rise and economic activity on the decline ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, residents of central Parwan province complained on Monday.

    Business & Economics,Agriculture

    Kunduz sericulture on the decline

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Silkworm farming in northeastern Kunduz province is on downward trend as the industry produced a total of three tonnes of silk during 2013.

    Business & Economics

    High gas prices blamed on smuggling


    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday linked high gas prices to its smuggling to Pakistan, saying the petroleum and gas department had lost $57 million in revenue as a result.

    Business & Economics

    Helmand’s melon yield registers increase

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The melon yield has considerably increased in southern Helmand province this year, an agriculture official said on Thursday

    Business & Economics

    Fuel down, sugar up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of fuel declined and sugar edged up in Kabul, where rates of other daily-use commodities stayed unchanged during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.

    Women,Business & Economics

    Bamyan handicrafts need market

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): An association has been set up in central Bamyan province where women’s handicraft industry will work together instead of individually at homes. But the established industry suffers poor market, officials said on Wednesday.

    Accidents & Disasters,Business & Economics

    Jawzjan wheat yield declines by 10,000 tonnes

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The wheat yield in northwestern Jawzjan province has declined by 10,000 tonnes this year due to flash floods, official said on Wednesday.

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    The price of a girl

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a tragic tale, tribal law lessens the emotional blow to a family selling its daughters out of financial desperation.

    Business & Economics,Agriculture

    Kunduz melon yield increases

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Melon production showed a considerable increase this year in northeastern Kunduz province, an official and growers said on Monday.