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Agreement signed on accelerating postal service

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Mar 07, 2018 - 20:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) on making quick postal services in the country.
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Ghor residents complain slow internet speed

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Mar 02, 2018 - 14:37
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): A number of people in western Ghor province say the government did not pay attention for the improvement of information technology infrastructure and internet speed in their province. Internet users in Ghor say that telecom...
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Young man who invented solar water heater receives threats

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Feb 11, 2018 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan youth, who invented a solar water heater, claimed on Sunday he had received threats over the phone from unknown people after his invention. Wali Jan Sherzad, 33, a resident of Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province...
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Pajhwok launches SMS News Service with MTN Afghanistan

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Feb 07, 2018 - 15:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News is honoured to announce the launch of Short Message Services (SMS) News Service with MTN Afghanistan, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, similar service is already running through AWCC, Roshan and Salaam. Luckily,...
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Roshan signs partnership agreement with Facebook

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Nov 29, 2017 - 14:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): A leading telecom firm on Wednesday announced signing a partnership agreement on having Facebook servers placed in its data centres in the country. The partnership is designed to provide faster and higher-quality access to Facebook’...
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Siemens to provide Afghanistan mobile gas turbine

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Nov 15, 2017 - 14:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): An international engineering and technology giant will provide its SGT-A45 mobile gas turbine that will form the foundation of a three-phase energy project in Afghanistan. In a press release, Siemens announced signing a Memorandum...
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Govt’s move to block WhatsApp, Telegram draws flak

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Nov 04, 2017 - 18:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalist and civil society organizations have denounced the government’s move to block the WhatsApp and Telegram messaging services and some facebook and twitter accounts.
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Internet services to be improved, cheaper soon: minister

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Oct 15, 2017 - 21:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday issued work permit to a postal services company willing to invest $5 million. Shahzad Aryoubi, MCIT acting minister, told a ceremony marking World Post...
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Khost university student builds military model tank

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Sep 12, 2017 - 18:05
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A university student in southeastern Khost province has designed a small military model tank. The student has urged the government to provide him technical tools and other resources. The innovator, Rashidullah, a resident of...
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Ghani calls for greater focus on science & technology

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Sep 11, 2017 - 18:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani warned on Sunday that relentless terrorist activities, political instability and climate change were threatening the region. Addressing the OIC Science and Technology Summit in Astana, the capital of...
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India urged to launch special satellite for Afghanistan

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Jul 31, 2017 - 15:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Technology (MoTT) has urged the government of India to launch a special satellite for Afghanistan. Najib Nangal, spokesman for the (MoTT), told Pajhwok Afghan News the acting minister of...
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‘Robotics team proves Afghan women can shine globally’

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Jul 22, 2017 - 18:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday appreciated the Afghan girl robotics team for their achievement in the United States, saying the team showed the Afghan women could shine in every field and bring laurels...
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Afghan robotics team wins Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli award

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Jul 19, 2017 - 08:54
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The All-Afghan girl robotics team has won the Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli award for courageous achievement at the First Global Challenge in Washington. The six-member team, which arrived in the US over the weekend due to last-...
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President signs cybercrime bill into law: official

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Jun 20, 2017 - 23:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has signed the bill on prevention of electronics crimes into law, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology said on Tuesday.
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Kabul Polytechnic University holds first IT associate degree graduation

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May 30, 2017 - 18:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and Kabul Polytechnic University celebrated the graduation of the first 28 graduates, including eight females, obtaining an associate degree in Information Technology (IT) last week as part of a...
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Kabul hackathon: 35 youth exhibit skills

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May 06, 2017 - 15:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time ever, an American organisation arranged a two-day technology competition in Afghanistan to help local youth hone their skills. The AngelHack Global Hackathon Series in Kabul featured 35 Afghan youth, including...
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Telecom firms asked to avoid selling active SIMs

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Apr 21, 2017 - 18:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology on Friday asked mobile phone companies to avoid selling already activated SIM cards and instead sell un-activated cards.
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Only marble factory in Kunar at standstill

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Mar 17, 2017 - 17:46
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Owner of the only marble factory in eastern Kunar province says his $250,000 investment was wasted after the government denied him contract.
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Ministry announces 20pc cut in Internet prices

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Feb 07, 2017 - 17:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Tuesday announced a 20 percent cut in internet prices.
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Transformer manufacturing company inaugurated in Nimroz

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Dec 14, 2016 - 13:18
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The first-ever transformer manufacturing company involving a total investment of $7.5 million has been inaugurated in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Wednesday. Haji Zahir, in charge of the company, told Pajhwok...
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