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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.



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    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.



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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.



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    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.



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    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.