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Innovation & Technology

Kabul-Logar optic fiber line to be laid soon

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Feb 09, 2016 - 19:30
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Abdul Raziq Wahidi on Tuesday said the internet facility would be provided to the university, the civil hospital and some schools in the capital of central Logar province...
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Young innovator makes different electrical appliances

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Feb 06, 2016 - 16:57
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A young man in the capital of northern Balkh province has innovated electrical appliances including traffic signal lights cheaper than installed in major cities. The youth has made different electrical switches, switching...
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Afghanistan to deploy 70pc e-govt systems in 2 years

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Jan 11, 2016 - 20:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Raziq Wahidi on Monday said the country’s e-government system would be 70 percent implemented in the next two years.
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Work on optic-fiber cable launched in Khost

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Dec 24, 2015 - 19:09
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Work on putting down a 33-kilometre optic-fiber cable between the provincial capital and Ghulam Khan dry port was launched on Thursday in southeastern Khost province.
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All universities be connected thru internet: Ghani

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Dec 16, 2015 - 11:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has stressed the need for a proper mechanism to resolve problems being faced by universities, calling for all higher educational institutes to be connected through the internet.
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US Embassy begins technology competition for Afghans

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Dec 07, 2015 - 17:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Embassy on Monday announced the 2016 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Technology Idea (Tech-I) competition for Afghan entrepreneurs. GIST Tech-I is an annual competition for science and technology...
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Govt asked to stop charging 10pc tax on mobile users

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Nov 23, 2015 - 18:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga’s financial and budgetary commission on Monday said charging the 10 percent tax on cell phone users was illegal after a presidential decree imposing the levy had been rejected by the lower house.
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Roshan brings Afghanistan more prestigious awards

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Oct 27, 2015 - 20:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, on Tuesday announced it was the recipient of another five Stevie Awards including three gold at the 12th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs) in Toronto, Canada...
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10 honoured at social media awards ceremony

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Oct 22, 2015 - 21:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten individuals have been honoured at the first-ever Afghan Social Media Awards ceremony that took place in Kabul, organisors said on Thursday.
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Khost student invents door with smart security system

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Oct 20, 2015 - 16:31
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A student of the Institute of Mechanics in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday claimed inventing a door that gets automatically locks in case of a bomb blast or another heavy sound. Faizullah Mangal, in an exclusive...
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Ghazni craftsman weaves Surah Yasin into carpet

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Oct 19, 2015 - 17:41
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A resident of Nawar district of southern Ghazni province has woven Surah Yasin into a carpet, a task that took him 12 years to complete. Khuda Dad Haidari, with the help of his two daughters and a son, emblazoned Surah Yasin...
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Govt earns 83m afs in 10 days in new telecom taxes

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Oct 03, 2015 - 21:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Razaq Wahidi on Saturday said the government earned more than 83 million afghanis in new taxes on cell phone subscribers since levied 10 days back.
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Internet sofware being developed to solve social problems

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Sep 11, 2015 - 17:02
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The technology firm TechNation has launched efforts at developing internet software for young innovators to solve some of the most challenging social and environmental problems. The effort is part of “Innovation Labs Afghanistan...
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10 social media activists to receive awards

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Sep 10, 2015 - 20:14
کابل (پژواک، ١٩ سنبله ٩٤): آژانس رسانه يى ديجتلى افغانستان، به ده تن از بهترين مبتکران و استفاده کننده گان شبکه های اجتماعی در افغانستان، بعد از يک ارزيابى جايزه می‌دهد.
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MCIT spokesman resigns against rampant fraud

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Aug 24, 2015 - 19:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The spokesperson for the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) on Monday tendered his resignation against what he said to register protest over widespread fraud and negligent officials in the ministry.
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Unregistered SIM cards contribute to insecurity

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Jun 29, 2015 - 18:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Telecommunication Authority (ATA) said on Monday burgeoning sell of unregistered Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards were playing great role in insecurity as militants had easy access to the facility.
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Pajhwok mobile app goes on display in Kabul Expo

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Jun 13, 2015 - 21:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first information technology expo got underway in the capital Kabul showcasing products, technologies and services from 120 foreign and domestic companies, including Pajhwok Afghan News, on Saturday. The four-day event is...
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New minister pledges 4-time faster internet speed

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May 28, 2015 - 20:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Newly-appointed Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Razaq Wahidi on Thursday presented his ministry’s 100-day plan, pledging four-time faster internet speed and end to connection breakdowns.
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Young Afghan teacher builds a vehicle from scrap

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May 09, 2015 - 16:28
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Mohammad Feroz, a 28-year-old Afghan teacher, built a car vehicle at a cost of 45,000 afghanis in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province.
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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2015

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Apr 04, 2015 - 09:03
Anti-personnel landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) are a malign presence across the world. They continue to do great harm long after conflicts have ended and peace agreements signed. In the past decade, over 50,000...
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