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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.



    Business & Economics

    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. 



    Business & Economics

    '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.



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    Production of sugar surges in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The production of brown sugar has doubled as farmers’ increased growing sugar beet in northern Bghlan province.



    Business & Economics

    Preliminary study of trans-Afghan railroad completes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Preliminary study of the Afghan section of the proposed Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Tajikistan railway project has been completed and the final feasibility analysis is expected to be complete within six months, an official said on Friday.



    Business & Economics

    Liquefied gas price up, flour down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of flour decreased and of liquefied gas jumped in Kabul during the outgoing week that saw rates of other essential commodities staying stable, market sources said on Thursday.



    Governance,Business & Economics,Features

    Sabzak coal mine agreement violated: Public reps

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Illegal excavation of the Sabzak coalmine in western Herat province has been inflicting a loss of millions of afghanis on the national exchequer annually, lawmakers and provincial council members allege.



    Business & Economics

    Prices of flour up, gold down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of flour edged up while gold went down and other daily-use items remained steady in Kabul during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Foreign firms get a month to pay taxes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Tuesday said it had set a one-month deadline for 15 foreign companies to pay taxes to the government in line with the law of the land.



    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    79m euros spent on airport reconstruction

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Officials said on Saturday 79 million euros had been spent on the reconstruction of Kandahar International Airport.