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    Miners make a strong pitch for safety

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan miners and the committee advocating for their rights criticise the government and privately-owned firms for doing little to ensure their safety.



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    Gold, petrol prices go up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of Arabian gold and petrol witnessed a relative increase during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics,Migration

    Edible items distributed to NWA refugees

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): Officials in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday distributed edible items to refugees from the North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan. The families have been displaced by a military operation in the region.



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    US honours ADB for key Afghan rail project

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has received a US Department of Treasury award for a pioneering rail project in Afghanistan, which is providing a cross-border trade link crucial to the country's post-conflict economy.



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    Licences of 2 LPG importers suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday suspended the licence of Mahmood Jalil & MJ Energy on the charge of inflating bids for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports from Turkmenistan.



    Business & Economics,Social

    Heratis donate $60,000 to blast victims’ kin

    HERAT (Pajhwok): Local officials and traders of western Herat province on Sunday announced $60,000 aid for families of the victims of a deadly car bombing in Paktika province.



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    Nimroz revenue sees huge boost

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Nimroz custom has significantly increased during the first half of the ongoing financial year, an official said on Sunday.



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    Residents flay low power voltage

    NEILI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Daikundi province on Sunday complained against low voltage and high electricity prices. As many as 50,000 families, living in Neili, are deprived of electricity. Another 90 percent are forced to use solar systems.



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    Sadqa-i-Fitr estimated at 40 afghanis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Though the government has yet to make any official announcement, religious scholars on Saturday said the minimum Sadqa-i-Fitr, cash payable by every Muslim at the end of the holy month, would be 40 afghanis this year.



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    Meeting discusses economy, smuggling

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level meeting, chaired by President Hamid Karzai, on Thursday discussed the country's current economic situation.