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    Qargha Lake revenue declines by 90pc

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Following last month’s gang-rape incident in the Paghman district of Kabul, revenue from a popular tourist resort, the Qargha Lake, has declined by 90 percent, an official said on Wednesday.

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    DABS plans to write off $2m afs in power bills

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS), plans to write off nearly $2 million afghanis payable by government departments and powerful individuals in arrears, an official said on Wednesday.

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    3 carpet-making firms honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday praised three Afghan carpet-manufacturing firms for their impressive show at an international exhibition in China last week.

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    Panjsher emerald mine in a state of neglect

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday. Mine and Petroleum Department officials allege most of the mining activity was done in violation of rules and regulations.

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    Badakhshan road blockades jack up prices

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The dilapidated condition of roads that link border districts with the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province has resulted in increased prices of food items, an official said on Saturday.

    Business & Economics

    Measures taken to keep gas price stable

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has bought 4,000 tonnes of gas from the union in an attempt to keep its prices stable in the market.

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    Gold, cooking oil prices drop in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of petrol jumped while diesel, Arabian gold and cooking oil rates slumped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

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    Poll impasse leads to economic slowdown

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Industrial Association (AIA) on Monday asked presidential candidates to resolve their differences because the impasse had led to economic recession.

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    Elders toiling their way to survival

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite senility, a number of under-resourced elders can be seen working hard on Kabul roads and streets to support their families.

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    Minister hints at cut in Internet costs

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangin on Sunday said the expanding telecom coverage would help bring down the internet costs.