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  Takhar Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Takhar is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Takhar is also a surname and clan name found in Jat community in India.(Ivreet Kaur Takhar)
This page was last modified 05:45, 3 March 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Takhar_Province   (69 words)

 HARIAN UMUM SUARA MERDEKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
KABUL (Agencies): Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia and opposition forces are engaged in a heavy artillery duel in the rugged northeast in which two civilians have been killed, resistance sources said on Wednesday.
The exchanges had entered their second day in Chal and Eshkamesh districts of Takhar province, which is divided between the opposing forces.
Badakhshan province, neighboring Takhar to the east, is the last province under Masood's complete control.
www.suaramerdeka.com /harian/0107/20/eng1.htm   (647 words)

 CNN.com - Anti-Taliban forces say key Afghan gorge captured - May 9, 2001
The gorge lies east of Takhar provincial capital, Taloqan, and is a key obstacle to any Taliban advance on the opposition capital of Faizabad.
Both the warring factions appear to be focused on Takhar, which lies on a supply route of Masood forces from Tajikistan.
Takhar area is also adjacent to Badakhshan province, the political heartland of opposition groups which the Taliban toppled in 1996.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/05/09/afghan.fighting   (413 words)

 Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In the Meshrano Jirga, one-third of the members are elected by provincial councils for four years, one-third are elected by district councils of each province for three years, and one-third are appointed by the president for five years, of whom half must be women.
The two famous statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan Province were destroyed by the Taliban, who regarded them as idolatrous.
Examples are Mawlvi Balkhi (Rumi), born and educated in the Balkh province in the 13th century and moved to today’s Istanbul, Sanaayi Ghaznavi (12th century, native of Ghazni provice), Jami Heravi (15th century, native of Jam-e-Herat in western Afghanistan), Nizam ud-Din Ali Sher Heravi Nava'i, (15th century, Heart province).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/afghanistan   (6650 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Most of the walls of the Zobin Fort, mostly in ruins, are still visible on the top of the distant mountain just 4 km from Taluqan city, the capital of Takhar, but locals complain that the fort has been excavated extensively.
Mir Abdul Rauf Zakir, speaking on behalf of the Takhar archeology department, admitted excavations of historic sites were widespread in Takhar.
Takhar's most famous and historic site is Ay Khanum on the banks of Kokcha River.
www.sabawoon.com /newsnew/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=22732   (278 words)

 Rural Expansion of Afghanistan's Community-based Healthcare (REACH) : Press Room : Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the northern province of Takhar, including those funded by USAID through the Rural Expansion of Afghanistan's Community-based Healthcare (REACH) Program, consistently strive to vest and involve the community in their programs.
However, in late May 2005, when international news reports (later retracted) of desecration of the Holy Qur'an at Guantanamo prompted disturbances in many parts of Afghanistan, it became clear that a wider, more unified effort was needed to gain the trust and involvement of all segments of the Afghan population.
Leaders and influential citizens in the city of Taloqan and in the villages and towns of Takhar's rural districts were asked to participate.
www.msh.org /afghanistan/6.2e.htm   (680 words)

 Pakistan News PakTribune.Com
In Takhar, Mr Atmar said his ministry is already putting US $6.5 million into the province through the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) for 5 districts this year; the ministry is further funding US $1.5 million for road building projects; and a further US $1.0 million for drinking water.
Speaking in Takhar Province's conference hall in Taloqan yesterday (Tuesday), Mr Atmar said "the continued provision by the Afghan Government of Alternative Livelihoods for the province would depend on the commitment of the people and the provincial government in carrying out full elimination of opium poppy this coming year."
During their visit to Takhar, Mr Atmar and the other senior Afghan officials also discussed the damage incurred in the province from recent floods, which have affected many villages, where houses and crops have been destroyed.
www.paktribune.com /news/index.php?id=111182   (790 words)

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The extent and location of opium poppy cultivation was surveyed in 6,842 villages in 18 provinces, including the 3 provinces in which opium poppy cultivation was verified in 1998 but could not be surveyed due to security constraints.
To address increasing reports of small scale opium poppy cultivation in the provinces of Jawzjan, Kunduz and Takhar, the Survey was conducted for the first time in selected districts in each of the provinces.
In Kunduz province opium poppy was surveyed in the districts of Aliabad, Chahar Darreh, Emam Saheb, Khanabad, Kunduz and Qala-e Zal.
www.pcpafg.org /Organizations/undcp/intro99.htm   (2338 words)

 Afghanistan: Opposition claims downing plane [Free Republic]
KABUL, June 7: Afghan opposition forces on Thursday shot down a fighter aircraft of the Taliban in northern Afghanistan's Takhar province, a resistance official said.
Chal, located 30kms south of the Takhar capital Taloqan, was scene of recent heavy battles between the Taliban and opposition forces.
Taliban officials late on Thursday claimed the capture of another opposition held town of Namak-Aab abutting Chal district in Takhar province.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b211d2862cd.htm   (415 words)

 Rural Expansion of Afghanistan's Community-based Healthcare (REACH) : Press Room : Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
When CAF received the REACH grant in October 2003, it had two main objectives for its work in three districts of Takhar province, located in northern Afghanistan: To increase access to quality health services through implementation of community based health care and (2) to train, support, supervise, and supply 120 Community Health Workers (CHWs).
A little less than one year later, CAF has gone a long way toward achieving these goals, REACH is proud of the role it has played in helping realize its vision of Afghan families living in a healthy environment, rebuilding their own lives and that of their country.
A 2003 survey in Takhar province found that in 99% of cases, an unskilled, untrained friend or family member had attended the birth of a woman's most recent child.
www.msh.org /afghanistan/6.2b.htm   (690 words)

 Pravda.RU US Air Strikes On Taliban Bases In Takhar
Takhar direction is one of the main vectors in Northern Afghanistan.
The Takhar headquarters of the united front report Sunday morning the bombing by US planes of Taliban bases in the Takhar province's capital Talukan and in the vicinity of the Kala-Kata elevation of the Takhar province close to the Tajik border.
The FBI and CIA investigators declare that it is highly probable that the source of the recent anthrax attacks resides within the USA.
newsfromrussia.com /usa/2001/10/28/19412.html   (1658 words)

 Pravda.RU:The Northern Alliance's Artillery In The Province Of Takhar Made Strikes On The Taliban's Reserves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In the Takhar direction (Takhar is a north-eastern province of Afghanistan bordering on Tajikistan), the artillery of the Northern Alliance shelled the advancing Taliban reserves.
The commander also noted that the troops of the United Front in all northern provinces of Afghanistan "are confidently retaining the initiative." In Nuri's words, the troops of the Northern Alliance have managed to split the Taliban groupings and encircle separate groups.
An officer from Dostum's general headquarters said by phone that the Taliban units had been encircled in that province in the vicinity of Mazar-i-Sharif and some of them had been pressed near Khairatan which is close to the Uzbek border.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2001/10/14/18016_.html   (348 words)

 CNW Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Justice Cullity stopped the 407 ETR from attempting to bypass arbitration and stayed the 407's legal action, upholding the government's position that the matter must be dealt with in accordance with the terms of the 99-year Concession Agreement.
The second is to ensure that the Province is in a position to operate the highway on a seamless basis if for any reason the Lease is terminated.
Background Since 2002 the Province has been fighting to obtain from 407 ETR the detailed information necessary to determine whether 407 ETR is compliant with the tolling agreement.
www.newswire.ca /en/releases/archive/November2004/04/c9002.html   (687 words)

 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
The Gazistan coal mine of Kulfgan district of Takhar province is situated 100 kms from the center of Takhar province.
But Mohammed Kabir Mirzaban the governor of Takhar province said that it was not impossible that illegal mining would take place since the government did not have full control over that area.
The police chief of Takhar province Mohammed Akram said they were investigating the case.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allDocs/98F01B41A76E932587256FEF003EFF30?OpenDocument   (514 words)

 [ www.azadiradio.org ]
Another RFE/RL correspondent from Northern province of Sarepul has reported that floods destroyed hundreds of hectares of farmland and at least three people are confirmed dead.
Karzai said "We, ourselves [should act decisively], through each individual and people's cooperation in villages, in districts, and provinces, we should stand up together and fight natural disasters." Karzai also said that Afghanistan must be rebuilt with "hard work." The United Nations is flying aid to the flooded areas.
The western Farah province is among other areas that have been hard-hit by the flooding.
www.azadiradio.org /en/news/2005/03/1B22E0BA-0E22-49A2-95A8-39752A321D99.ASP   (479 words)

 Clandestine Radio Watch #016, October 30, 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
On 17th Oct 1998 the radio stn in Taloqan, capital of Takhar Province No-Ea of Kabul, was observed on 7085 bcing under the control of anti-TalebanAfghan opposition forces, for the first time since 9th Aug 1998.
I will congratulate you, religious people of Takhar Province, on the occasion of the triumphant liberation of Takhar Province by powerful forces of the army of the Islamic State of AFG.
This txion on 17th Oct was the first observed by anti-Taleban Afghan opposition forces from Radio Takhar since 9th Aug. On 11th Aug, Taloqan was captured by Taleban forces, and pro-Taleban Radio Voice of Shari'ah of Takhar Province was observed from 15th Aug on 7085.
www.clandestineradio.com /crw/news.php?id=18&stn=195&news=107   (267 words)

 Tajik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Refugees who fled to the Konduz and Takhar provinces were initially concentrated in the northern part of Konduz province in several areas, including the town of Imam Sahib.
Shakalili stated that although the Tajik refugees in Konduz and Takhar provinces had not yet been officially recognized by the UNHCR as refugees, he himself was confident that the population comprises refugees.
Balkh province is not under the jurisdiction of the Kabul national government; it is run by General Dustom, and the local administration is responsible for the security of the refugees in Sakhi camp.
www.hrw.org /reports/1996/Tajik.htm   (17605 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
A senior Taliban commander, Mullah Rahtamullah, who was seriously injured in the fighting in Takhar province, was flown to Karachi for medical treatment in June.
Pakistani commando sub-units are stationed in the building of the artillery HQ in the area of the former 110 Division in Nangarhar province.
300 Pakistani Harkatul Mujahideen activists are housed in the Naglu settlement, Kabul province.
www.tribuneindia.com /2001/20010921/main7.htm   (610 words)

 United Provinces on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Province's growers claim stores are ruining them; Supermarket giants have 'moved the goalposts' by buying in from rest of United Kingdom.(News)
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Afghanistan, near Taloqan, Taloqan Province, 13/11/2001Soldiers and Tanks of the United Front/ Northern Alliance loyal to late commander Masood marching torwards, preparing, the Kunduz fr (PAR221274)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-U1ntdP1rov1.asp   (1123 words)

 TALEBAN’S NEW OFFENSIVE REPELLED BY MAS’OOD SHAH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Taleban tanks and bombers drove toward the Kalafgan district, 30 kilometres (19 miles) east of the Takhar provincial capital Taloqan, and gained ground before meeting strong resistance, Taleban officials said.
Mas’ood, the defence minister in the ousted government of president Burhanuddin Rabbani, was driven from Taloqan last summer as the Taleban overran neighbouring Baghlan province and advanced north into Takhar.
The fighting near the border has raised regional concerns that the hostilities could spill into Central Asia, and Russia is pushing for the creation of a rapid reaction force to repel any incursion by Islamic rebels.
www.iran-press-service.com /articles_2001/jul_2001/afqanestan_fighting_21701.htm   (513 words)

 ONLINE - International News Network
Thousands of women whose houses were destroyed and husbands and sons killed in 25 years of war would benefit from the projects being executed by the Women Affairs Ministry.
Women Affairs Minister Dr Masooda Jalal told Pajhwok Afghan News on Wednesday she had proposed the construction of the residential colonies in Takhar to provincial department concerned, in front of which thousands of disabled people and widows had gathered.
The minister went on to vow the construction of a park for women in the province.
www.onlinenews.com.pk /details.php?id=87584   (313 words)

 Article - Chronology Of Major Earthquakes Worldwide
It measured 6.3 and the provincial capital of Armenia, nestled high in the Andes mountains of Quindio province, was the worst-hit spot.
12 Dec 92 - INDONESIA - A string of islands in the province of East Nusa Tenggara was hit by an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale.
The town of Golbaf in Kerman province was destroyed 500 miles south-east of Tehran.
www.lightnet.co.uk /informer/earth/19991016.htm   (955 words)

 CNN - Searchers dig for Afghan quake victims - Feb. 7, 1998
Wednesday night's earthquake hit the Rustaq district of Takhar province, nestled between the junction of the Hindu Kush and Pamir mountain ranges.
The opposition alliance that controls northern Afghanistan, including Takhar, is battling the Taliban Islamic army, which holds the remaining 85 percent of the country, including the capital.
But Mazar-e-Sharif is 130 miles west of Takhar, and the road trip will take the aid workers on rough roads through territory plagued by banditry and fierce fighting.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9802/07/afghanistan.quake   (738 words)

 Pajhwok Afghan News
He was accompanied by ministers and members of parliament while inaugurating the road construction project in Taluqan, capital of northern Takhar province.
Takhar Governor Khwaja Ghulam Ghaus Abu Bakr said construction of the road was the longstanding demand of the people of this province.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor of Badakhshan province Munshi Abdul Majeed said construction of the road would help the farmers in shifting their goods to the market.
www.pajhwak.com /viewstory.asp?lng=eng&id=13795   (252 words)

 Merlin :: Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Another of Merlin's priorities is to reduce the appalling level of maternal and infant mortality due to the lack of reproductive health care available and the chronic shortage of midwives.
Merlin is also training more than 250 community health workers in Takhar and a further 210 in Badakshan to provide basic health care in remote villages.
She is critical to the health care system, as she is able to treat women who are culturally restricted from visiting male doctors or nurses in clinics.
www.merlin.org.uk /Main.aspx?PageID=54   (685 words)

 USAID: Transition Initiatives: Afghanistan Field Report for January 2005
Projects are funded in 34 provinces of the country.
More than 250 Afghan citizens have died in Kabul; USAID contractors' worksites in some southeastern provinces were converted into emergency shelters and clinics after the snowy road conditions stranded hundreds of trucks and vehicles in the bitter cold.
Ghazni Province has been affected by years of war and drought that have caused a low standard of living in the region.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/cross-cutting_programs/transition_initiatives/country/afghan/rpt0105.html   (1715 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Taliban kill seven, Afghan official says   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The attack on Tuesday in the central province of Uruzgan is the latest in a wave of violence in the run-up to the parliamentary and provincial council polls that has left more than 1000 people dead this year.
Last week, Afghan police found the bodies of a parliamentary candidate, a district chief and three others kidnapped by Taliban rebels in the southern province of Kandahar, the stronghold of the former government.
The car of one was blown up by a roadside bomb in the eastern province of Nangarhar while the vehicle of another came under fire in Takhar province, to the north.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/A7622561-81C4-43B6-860A-62853AB40209.htm   (422 words)

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