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    Poll crisis hits Bamyan tourism industry

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The undecided electoral process and growing insecurity on highways have hit hard the tourism industry in central Bamyan province this season.



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    Power supply to Jawzjan increases

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Work on supplying 16 megawatts of additional electricity from neighboring Turkmenistan to northern Jawzjan province began on Tuesday, an official said.



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    Kandahar exports melons worth $4 million

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) claimed on Monday exporting melons worth $4 million to various countries this year.



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    Elections trigger crisis instead of clarity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prolonged electoral process has led to increased unemployment and deepening political and economic crises in the country.



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    No end in sight to plunder of Afghan garnets

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Huge reserves of garnets, a group of silicate minerals, are found in various parts of Afghanistan, but the gemstones have long been unlawfully extracted in central Kabul and northeastern Badakhshan provinces.   



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    MCIT annual revenue has hit $200m: Sangin

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said its annual revenue had reached $200 million with the growing number of telecom firms.



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    Illegal excavation of Kapisa mines underway

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Because of government negligence to utilize natural resources for the welfare of nation and state, majority of mines in central Kapisa province were being excavated illegally and in an unregulated way, director of mines department said.



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    Balkh copper industry on the verge of collapse

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The once flourishing copper industry is teetering on the verge of collapse in northern Balkh province, thanks to imports of cheap foreign goods, residents say.



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    Sar-i-Pul grape yield up, but rates down

    SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Farmers said on Friday the production of grapes in northern Sar-i-Pul province had considerably increased this year, but the market had been bearish.



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    Paktika farmers concerned at fall in wheat yield

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Wheat yield has declined in southeaster Paktika province this year, residents said on Friday, voicing concerns at a possible shortage of the staple crop.