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    Cheaper internet services in Afghanistan soon

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology said they plan to procure broadband internet services at a lower price from foreign telecommunication providers this week -- which would slash domestic internet rates.



    Governance

    Khalili calls for sustained economic growth

    KABUL (PAN): Second Vice-President Karim Khalili on Saturday stressed the need for practical measures to make the country economically self-sufficient because all national affairs would be Afghanis



    Business & Economics

    LPG price down, gold up in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The end of the winter season plus rising imports have pushed down prices of liquefied gas (LPG) in the outgoing week in Kabul, while gold, rice and sugar rates witnessed slight changes, retailers said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    India wants investment in Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): The Indian steel minister, Beni Prasad Verma, said on Monday that his country was interested in investment in landlocked Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    Foreigners blamed for graft in reconstruction schemes

    KABUL (PAN): A senior advisor to President Hamid Karzai on Sunday blamed foreigner contractors for rampant corruption in reconstruction projects, which had also led to inferior quality infrastructure jobs.



    Business & Economics

    7 Afghan goods containers missing in Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Seven Afghanistan-bound containers carrying commercial goods of traders have been missing over the past few weeks in Pakistan, resulting in a 60 percent cut in imports through the neighbouring country, a trader representative said on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Key meeting on gas pipeline project in late May

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan minister of mines has held talks with senior officials in Ashgabat on a gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India, a spokesman for the



    Business & Economics

    Gold, gas & petrol prices decline

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of gold, gas and petrol declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, where slight changes were seen in the rates of other essential commodities, retailers said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Coal mine revenue shoots up

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan earned $42.9 million last year from its coal mines, indicating an 88 percent hike in revenue, a ministry of mines official said on Thursday.



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    Afghanistan buys fuel from Russia to control prices

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Commerce and Industries on Wednesday said that 5,000 tonnes of petrol purchased from Russia would reach Kabul in a month and the imports would help control soaring prices.