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    Defence contractor agrees to pay $434m in fine

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A group of Supreme companies has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in Afghanistan and has agreed to pay a total of $434 million in penalties to settle charges of major fraud against the United States.



    Governance

    Obama, Ghani discuss Resolute Support mission

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani and CEO Dr Abdullah Abdullah for the ratification of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA).   



    Governance

    Students stage protest against new CNICs

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of university students on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province against the ommission of Afghan nationality from the new computerised national identity cards (CNICs).



    Governance

    Administrative revolution to end graft: Massoud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President’s special representative on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Tuesday said administrative corruption was a major hurdle to the country’s development and there was no choice but to eliminate the menace.



    Governance

    62 prisoners released from Pul-i-Charkhi jail

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Sixty-two prisoners were released on Tuesday from the Pul-i-Charkhi prison east of Kabul in compliance with a presidential decree, an official said.



    Governance

    Unity govt committed to lasting peace: Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said the national unity government was committed to establishing lasting peace in the country and carefully moving ahead in this regard.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    $215m embezzled in MoD oil contract: MP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga member, Abdul Rahim Ayubi, on Tuesday accused a number of lawmakers of being involved in administrative corruption, an issue of grave concern for Afghanistan's international backers.



    Governance

    Amid walkout, Senate returns budget to WJ

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amidst a walkout by some members, the Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday returned the draft budget for next year, with a string of recommendations, to the lower house.



    Governance

    Mapping plan to help prevent natural disaster

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The governor’s office on Tuesday presented its risk mapping for natural disasters, which would help prevent natural disaster in north eastern Badakhshan province.



    Governance

    Mehsud transfer an illegal act: Spanta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former national security advisor on Tuesday slammed a top Pakistani militant commander’s handover to Islamabad as action against Afghanistan’s sovereignty.