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    Business & Economics

    Gold prices up, edibles stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of gold increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of other daily-use commodities stayed unchanged, retailers said on Thursday.



    Reconstruction

    New building for traffic police in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A newly-constructed building for the General Directorate of Traffic was inaugurated in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, officials said.



    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan signs agreement with IRU

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan vehicles with trade goods would be able to move into 90 countries of the world after eight months, the transport and aviation minister said on Monday.



    Governance

    Candidates reject Sept 18 vote, seek fresh election

    KABUL(PAN): More than 2,000 candidates who had contested last month's parliamentary election on Saturday asked the government to hold a fresh election as the massively fraud-marred September 18



    Governance

    Commission supervising constitution to start work next year

    KABUL (PAN): Head of a commission meant for supervising the implementation of the constitution on Sunday said the body would start working next solar year due to some problems.



    Governance

    Peace council members named

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai Tuesday announced long-awaited names of the High Peace Council, tasked with holding peace talks with militants and bringing them into the national mainstream.



    Education

    155 students to be sent to Kazakhstan

    KABUL (PAN): As many as 155 students, who got high marks in last year's entry test, would leave for Kazakhstan for higher education on September 28, an acting minister said Sunday.



    Business & Economics

    Food, fuel prices continue to rise

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of all edibles but rice have increased by 27 percent and fuel rates by 18 percent in impoverished Afghanistan over the past six months, wholesaler and retailers said on Saturday



    Reconstruction

    Indian firm to expand Kabul power station

    KABUL (PAN): An Indian firm has agreed to expand a power station in the Dasht-i-Barchi area, west of Kabul, at an estimated cost of $14.7 million, officials said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Teenager killed in Kapisa

    MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A NATO air craft killed a teenager in central Kapisa province, an Afghan official said on Tuesday.