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    Business & Economics

    Indian, Canadian firms to invest $ 14.6b in Hajigak iron mine

    KABUL (PAN): An Indian consortium and a Canadian firm would jointly invest $14.6 billion (729.4 billion afs) in developing the Hajigak iron mine, an official said on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Gold, gas, petrol prices down in Kabul

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



    Business & Economics

    Gold, gas, petrol prices down in Kabul

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



    Business & Economics

    Changes brought to budget after rejection by MPs

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday it had made changes with a financial impact of 312 million afghanis ($6.2 million) to the annual budget after its rejection by an overwhelming



    Business & Economics

    Pakistan to restart work on incomplete projects

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has promised resumption of work on several incomplete projects in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday.



    Agriculture

    Agriculture ministry awarded $37m contracts

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministries of Finance and Agriculture have signed three contracts for agricultural projects worth $37 million (1.8 afghanis), to be executed this year.



    Business & Economics

    Finance ministry to bring changes to budget

    KABUL (PAN): The finance ministry on Sunday promised bringing changes to the annual budget, hours after its rejection by an overwhelming majority of Wolesi Jirga, lower house, members.



    Business & Economics

    Iranian firm to set up cement factory in Herat

    KABUL (PAN): An agreement on coal extraction and cement production in western Herat province was inked between the Afghan Ministry of Mines and an Iranian firm on Sunday.



    Business & Economics

    Gold, fuel up, sugar down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of gold, gas and petrol have increased and sugar declined during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other daily essentials remained stable, retailers said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Ulema council warns possible revenge attacks

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Ulema Council on Tuesday condemned the killing of civilians by American troops in southern Kandahar province, demanding death penalty for the killers.