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    KABUL (Pajhwok): Currently on his maiden four-day trip to Beijing, President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has urged China to play a proactive role in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

    Oct 30, 2014 - 16:21

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Special Forces of the Interior Ministry on Thursday detained the mayor of central Logar province on corruption charges, an official said.

    Governance

    Newly-elected PC members to take oath next week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Thursday announced holding swearing-in ceremony for newly-elected provincial councils (PC) members next week.



    Governance,Women

    Consultative women’s board soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new board called ‘Consultative Women’s Board’ would be soon created to work for resolving problems facing the gender, an official said on Thursday.



    Features

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The construction of two key bridges in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, has been delayed by the Public Works Department, a local official said on Monday...

    Interviews

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Mahaz-i-Milli Islami leader Syed Hamid Gilani on Saturday suggested the armed opposition should also be included in the national unity process.

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    Governance

    Convergence of interest with China on Afghanistan: US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Describing Afghanistan as a positive part of the US-China relationship, Obama administration officials on Thursday said there had been increasing convergence of interest between the two countries on the issue. 



    Security and Crime

    Blast in front of Pajhwok reporter’s house

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A bomb exploded in front of a Pajhwok Afghan News Reporter’s residence in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province late on Wednesday night.  



    Culture

    Ancient room discovered in Jalrez mountains

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): A spacious ancient stone room has been discovered in the Araban area of Jalrez district in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Arab among 4 dead in Waziristan drone strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A militant of Arab origin were among four suspected fighters killed in a new drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region of South Waziristan on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Military uniform sellers warned of arrest

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul police on Thursday warned illegal sellers of military uniform sellers would be detained and their shops closed down if they did not return such items within three days.



    Governance

    New faces find way to Nuristan, Kunar councils

    JALALABAD/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): None of former provincial council members in eastern Nuristan and Kunar provinces could win reelection bids and have been succeeded by new faces.



    Culture

    Unity govt asked to hold talks with Taliban

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Religious scholars from southeastern provinces on Thursday called for President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to initiate concrete security measures, including peace talks with militants.



    Security and Crime

    8 including women killed in fresh violence

    KANDAHAR/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Six insurgents and two women have been killed and a dozen others, including rebels and civilians, injured during separate incidents in Kandahar and Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Youth win seats on Jawzjan, Kunduz, Faryab PCs

    SHIBERGHAN/KUNDUZ/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A majority of the newly-elected provincial council members in Jawzjan, Kunduz and Faryab provinces are youth.



    Governance

    Winners of smartphone app event named

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The winners of Afghanistan’s first smartphone app awards were announced at the Afghan Mobile Business event, which scheduled to conclude with a job fair on Friday.



    Governance

    Educated individuals elected to Baghlan PC

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Most of the winning provincial council candidates in northern Baghlan province are new faces and highly educated.