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    Nimroz custom revenue increased this year

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Nimroz custom has been increased during the first three months of the ongoing financial year as compared to the same period last year, an official said on Saturday.

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    Prices of flour down, other items unchanged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour have dipped while those of other essential daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

    Business & Economics,Features

    Illegal, non-professional excavation of a mine in Chilan valley underway

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Illegal and non-professional excavation of a mine site, without the knowledge of what kinds of reserves the mine contain, in the Chilan valley on the outskirts of Gorband district

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    Key pacts after new govt opens

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Ministers on Monday ruled out signing of major agreements in mining, urban development and construction sectors until the new government was formed.

    Business & Economics,Interviews

    New maps to help exploit mines: minister

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Mines Minister Mohammad Akbar Barakzai on Monday said recent geological surveys and maps by the US Geological Survey to locate and identify Afghanistan’s myriad rich mineral deposits would help attract investments in the sector.

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    Coal extraction halted over safety issues

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Coal extraction at 50 tunnels has been stopped in the Dara-i-Sauf district of northern Samangan province after engineers found miners in danger to due safety issues, officials said on Wednesday.

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    Kunduz warlords, govt offices owe 100m afs to DABS

    KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Some warlords and government departments owed more than 100 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills to the power utility in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.

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    Rising food prices irk Daikundi residents

    NILI (Pajhwok): The prices of food items, especially of meat, have considerably increased in central Daikundi province, forcing residents to use vegetables instead, locals and officials said.

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    ABD pledges $400m to stimulate Afghan growth

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan economic growth sharply tumbled in 2013, amid a 9.7 percent hike in food prices, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday, promising long-term support to the war-battered nation. 

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    '3rd turbine at Kajaki dam in a year's time'

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Governor Mohammad Naeem on Tuesday said the much-delayed third turbine at the Kajaki hydropower dam in southern Helmand province would be made operational in a year’s time.