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Afghanistan: see BamianBamian
or Bamiyan
, town (1984 est. pop. 52,000), capital of Bamian prov., N central Afghanistan, on the Kunduz River. The population is predominantly Hazara. It was long a major caravan center on the route across the Hindu Kush between India and central Asia.
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As per the agreement signed with the Afghan Training Institute (ATI), more than 2750 male and female schoolteachers will be trained through seminars in Herat, Kabul, Bamiyan, Balkh, Ghor, Daykundi, Wardak, Badghis and Panjshir provinces.
If yes, please, stand up for the respect of re-standing the eastern Buddha Statue in Bamiyan.
Other contracts passed at the meeting include Phase II reconstruction of the road from Do Aab of Nuristan to Mandol area of Dahan-e-Payar, first phase road construction from Doshi to Bamiyan having a length of 21 kilometers which has received approval in principle demanding a cut of price in the contract value by half million dollars.
Taliban units then moved to take over Bamiyan in Central Afghanistan, the nucleus of the Hazara ethnic group, and continued their slaughtering.
Hinterland Travel's website says tourists arrive in the capital Kabul and then travel by road to the Bamiyan Valley, where giant Buddha statues were blown up by the Taliban in 2001.
The convoy, escorted by security forces, was on its way from scenic Bamiyan province to the city of Herat in the west, he said.
The convoy, reportedly escorted by security forces, was on its way from scenic Bamiyan province in central Afghanistan to the city of Herat in the west when it was attacked, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
The tourists were on their way to Herat from Bamiyan and Ghor provinces,' Jilani Farhad, the spokesman for Herat's governor.
Last week, a large number of people in Afghanistan launched protests urging the government to implement the 500 kV TUTAP project through Bamiyan province.
Rod Nordland: In a random email in bad English from a women's affairs ministry official in Bamiyan.
This film follows three pioneering Australians who take snowboarding to the desolate Bamiyan Province.
Both attacks sparked widespread consternation and alarm, with some archaeologists and heritage experts comparing the museum assault with the 2001 demolition of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan by the Taliban.