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    Dead bodies of old men found in Takhar

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The dead bodies of two old men were recovered in Khwaja Ghar and Baharak districts of northern Takhar province on Sunday, the governor’s spokesman said.


    Afghans won’t surrender to terror: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): His administration would never bow to terrorist strikes, President Ashraf Ghani vowed on Sunday when he called for religious scholars to help restore peace in the country.

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    Badghis militant groups join peace process

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Two groups of militants have joined the government-initiated peace process in western Badghis province, an official said on Sunday.


    Afghan officers complete training at IMA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Forty-four more Afghan officers, who were undergoing training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), graduated to become officers and would join the Afghan National Army (ANA) soon, a statement from the Indian Embassy said Sunday.


    Massoud hails ACB, blasts Agriculture Ministry

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The president's special representative on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Saturday hailed the national cricket team’s achievements during a visit to the Cricket Board (ACB) in Kabul.


    IEC rejects underage Senate nominee

    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): One month after election results were announced, the provincial council of central Uruzgan has so far been unable to elect its administration board.


    President condemns attack on deminers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday strongly condemned a gun attack that killed a dozen deminers and injured half a dozen others in southern Helmand province.


    44 ANA officers graduate from IMA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Forty-four Afghan National Army cadets on Saturday graduated from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun to become officers, the Indian Embassy in Kabul said.


    Govt blamed for delay in budget approval

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After being returned by the Meshrano Jirga with a string of recommendations, the draft annual budget for next year was presented before the Wolesi Jirga on Saturday.


    No trust vote for Cabinet picks with dual nationality

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of Parliament -- on Saturday decided not to give a vote of confidence to Cabinet nominees possessing dual nationality.