Balkh


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Balkh

 (bälk) Formerly Bac·tra (băk′trə)
An ancient city in present-day northern Afghanistan. One of the world's oldest settlements, it was the capital of Bactria and is the legendary birthplace of the prophet Zoroaster.

Balkh

(bɑːlk)
n
(Placename) a region of N Afghanistan, corresponding to ancient Bactria. Chief town: Mazar-i-Sharif

Balkh

(bɑlx)

n.
a town in N Afghanistan: capital of ancient Bactria.
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From Balkh to Bombay men know that rough-ridged print with the old scar running diagonally across it.
Now manifestly a Kathiawar mare taken from the sands of her birthplace and removed to the west of Bengal founders - nor is even a Balkh stallion (and there are no better horses than those of Balkh, were they not so heavy in the shoulder) of any account in the great Northern deserts beside the snow-camels I have seen.
At least no living man could ascertain whether it was by way of Balkh, Badakshan, Chitral, Beluchistan, or Nepaul, or anywhere else.
When the Yunani sage arrived at Balkh, the Persians tell us, Gushtasp appointed a day on which the Mobeds of every country should assemble, and a golden chair was placed for the Yunani sage.
Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 7 (ANI): A Taliban local commander, including three others, were killed in a clash on Tuesday with Afghan security forces in Dawlat Abad district of Balkh province in Afghanistan, local officials said on Wednesday.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF -- In the last two years nearly 40,000 adults, including women, have graduated from literacy courses in Mazar-e-Sharif and are now able to read and write, said Balkh education officials.
Balkh: The foundation stone for the new Sayed Jomaddin Afghan High School was laid down by the martyr Ali Qaland district of Shulgra district of Balkh province.
According to the ex-governor of Balkh province, no major breakthrough has been achieved during the ongoing talks so far and only little progress has been made.
ISLAMABAD, April 24 (KUNA) -- Afghan Defense Minister and Army Chief of Staff stepped down on Monday following a military base attack by Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province that reportedly killed around 140 soldiers.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Embassy in Kabul in a statement condemned the recent terrorist attack on a military base in the Afghan province of Balkh.
Four dead - two civilians and two unidentified bodies - were taken to the Balkh hospital, said Dr Noor Mohammad Faiz.
Faiz said the bodies have been brought to the Balkh hospital.