KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Urban Development Affairs (MoUDA) on Saturday organized the 4th National Cities Conference at the Arg (Presidential Palace) aimed at heading towards sustainable cities across Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Saturday inaugurated 32 new development projects worth AFN 313 million in eight different provinces.
The Taliban’s involvement in recruiting teachers and their ongoing monitoring of schools in some districts of the province has always been the subject of discussion; but this time, students from the schools in the district of Khwaja Omari, 25 km from Ghazni city,
The local officials said snow avalanche killed 10 people including children and women in the Chapa Dara district of this province and injured one.
Najibullah Ahmadzai, former chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said that he has been dismissed on the basis of an incorrect decision by President, and he will not accept his dismissal decree issued by President Ashraf Ghani.
One of the government’s efforts to reform the Afghanistan public procurement system was to set up a national procurement authority to create a transparent and effective system.
In the corner of the capital, in Deh Sabz area, children were busy working in the brick factory. One loaded the bricks in the car; the other removed the hot bricks from the kilns.
The suicide explosion happened in Lab-e Jar square in Khair Khana area of Kabul.
With the cold season approaching, internally displaced people (IDPs) complained about their poor living conditions under the tents.
KABUL (SW): Shortage of community prayer halls in the capital Kabul has irked many residents.
Officials in Herat said that the notorious Taliban commander was killed in Shindand district with 30 of his subordinates.
KABUL (AA): A ‘Survey of the Afghan People’ by the Asia Foundation has stated that a downward trajectory in national mood which began in 2013 has reversed, and optimism has risen this year.
Kunar security officials said the Pakistani military has launched 342 rockets into districts of Dangam, Sheltan, Khas Kunar and Murora district of this province.
Due to the heavy snowfall in the provinces of Ghor and Ghazni, 12 districts’ routes were closed to the provincial centers. The snow volume in districts of Nawar, Ajristan, Malistan, Jaghuri, and Jeghatu has been reported to be between 30 to 50 centimeters.
This week is the World Antibiotic Awareness week which informs the correct use of antibiotics/disinfection drugs. In Afghanistan, however, most citizens use antibiotics without any doctor’s prescription.
KANDAHAR (SW): A road accident on the busy Kandahar – Herat highway has killed at least five passengers and left more than 40 injured.
KABUL (SW): The Integrity Watch Afghanistan has noted in its latest report that the state of prisons in Afghanistan remain inhuman despite, millions of dollars spent.
HERAT CITY (SW): The directorate of labor and social welfare in Herat has expressed concerns over the Iranian government’s move to deport one thousand Afghan children in two months.
After seven months of duty, the second group of Georgian troops also left Afghanistan and returned to their country.
The leader of Hezb-e Islami said that some of the neighboring countries have been financing war in Afghanistan for more than two decades.
The security officials in Helmand province said that the suicide explosion today (Friday) morning on the Border Police outpost number 2, a border police was killed and 8 others were wounded.
On the part of the road, workers were busy in the reconstruction of the road; some were busy preparing asphalt materials, some of them were paving the road to make it ready for asphalt.
Health authorities in Ghor province said that despite the measures taken to fight measles, the number of children suffering from measles is increasing every day.
Members of parliament said that members accused of embezzlement including Abdul Rauf Ebrahimi, Speaker of the House, should be referred to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Head of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) expressing concern over the increasing corruption in the country said that the impunity for the corruption is a factor of instability and the persistence of injustice in the country.
KABUL (SW): Documents obtained by Salam Watandar indicate funds worth $ 1.6 million earmarked for uplift of the Takhar Public Hospital have been embezzled.
KABUL (SW): Hundreds of doctors and paramedics associated with private hospitals in Kabul and Balkh on Sunday held a protest demonstration against the ‘inflated’ taxes imposed on them by the government.
JALALABAD (SW): Hundreds of protesters on Saturday took to the streets in Nangarhar and Kunar provinces to denounce the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) move of opposing the words of Afghan and Islam on the face of the proposed bio-metric identity cards.
Officials in Samangan province said that since two days, four miners are stuck in upper Dara Souf mines.
According to the UNICEF’s information, at least 26 children die each day in Afghanistan due to diarrhea which brings the number to 9500 death per year.
Takhar Provincial Court of Appeals issued an arrest warrant in Chahab district of Takhar for Bashir Qanet, a former commander of Hezb-e Islami led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar.
One day afternoon, some anonymous people took Samad Ruhani, one of the journalists out of his house in Helmand province and fusilladed him
All cell phone users see the following message on their phone since the beginning of the solar year 1394: “According to the provisions of the law on telecommunications services of the Islamic State of Afghanistan
At least 16 internally displaced people (IDP) died in Jawzjan as a result of the lack of food, drinking water, medicine, doctors and places to live; among them were 10 children and the rest were the elderly people.
Some residents of Kabul said that some of the residents in the city do not consider urbanization culture and dump garbage on roads and street corners.
Officials at Breshna (Afghan Power Generating Company) said that with generating 200 megawatts of electricity within next month, the load-shedding problem in Kabul during the winter will be reduced.
The Interior Ministry and Kabul Municipality signed an agreement that allowed the Kabul Municipality to take over the management of the traffic services in Kabul city.
Supporting open media in Afghanistan (NAI) wrote in its new report on the situation of journalists and media workers that activists, journalists and Afghan media staff, despite of facing many violent incidents during the preparation and distribution of reports, their rights are violated
KABUL (SW): With each passing day, the numbers of female chefs and waitresses are steadily rising signifying a healthy change in working conditions for women in Afghanistan.
Dr. Mohmmad Azim Zemrial, head of Kandahar Public Health Department told Salam Watandar that eighth case of Polio / child paralysis was found in the Shah Walikot district of Kandahar.
When I heard the news about the construction of Dasht-e Barchi roads, I went to Rigrishan area to see it myself. In general, Dasht-e Barchi is lacking city planning; therefore, most of its streets are earthy (unpaved). Residents suffer from dusts in the spring and from mud in the winter.
In its latest report, the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) said that over 75% of graduates of Teachers Training Academy/Teacher Training Institutions are not recruited in the Ministry of Education due to bribes, external pressure and affiliations.
Local officials in Sar-i-Pul said that the Taliban have set more than 500 homes on fire in the Mirzawlang valley of the province that have been abandoned for three days.
As winter approaches more coal-fired heathers have been sold, said some shopkeepers in the capital.
The Ministry of Health has collected around 200 drug addicts from the 13 district of Kabul today and transferred them to Hazar Bester Hospital (Hospital of 1000 beds) for the treatment.
On the World Polio Eradication Day to end Children’s Paralysis, Ministry of Public Health expressed concern over the presence of the virus, saying that they have found 7 positive cases of childhood paralysis this year in some southern and southeast provinces of the country.
Electoral Complaints Commission officials said five of the dismissed members of the commission, with the support of some members of the Electoral Complaints Commission and foreign groups, enter into the commission office with guns.
MEHTARLAM (SW): Hundreds of young sportsmen from Laghman province have signed a 50-meter long letter to the UN to make efforts for peace in Afghanistan, and end the bloodshed.
KABUL (SW): The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) has noted in its latest report that a very small number of women in Afghanistan have access to higher education and family planning means.
FAIZABAD (SW): Thousands of people in Badakhshan province are faced with grim threats of land sliding and other natural disasters.