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    Karzai saddened by deadly Turkey quake

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday shared his grief and sorrows with relatives of the victims of a strong earthquake that killed more than 260 people in Turkey.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Kabul collision claims 5 lives

    KABUL (PAN): Four women and a child were killed and dozens others injured in a head-on collision in the capital Kabul, witnesses and officials said on Thursday.


    Re-demarcation of borders with neighbours suggested

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's borders with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan should be redefined because a river separating the countries is changing its course with the passage of time, an official suggested on Wednesday.

    Business & Economics

    India to deliver 1,000 buses soon: Najafi

    KABUL (PAN): India would soon deliver a thousand public transport buses to Afghanistan, the acting transport and aviation minister announced on Tuesday, amid public complaints about a shortage of vehicles in the capital Kabul.


    Afghan fiscal year to start from January

    KABUL (PAN): With a majority vote, the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of Parliament -- on Monday decided that Afghanistan's fiscal year start from January instead of April.

    Business & Economics

    9 million Afghans live in extreme poverty: minister

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly nine million Afghans are living in extreme poverty due to a lack of investment in the country's agriculture sector, a minister said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    No clue yet to kidnapped ex-AG, police say

    KABUL (PAN): Efforts are underway to recover former attorney-general Abdul Jabbar Sabit, who was kidnapped a day earlier in Kabul, senior police officials said on Friday.


    Karzai, Singh sign strategic pact

    NEW DELHI (PAN): Afghan President Karzai and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, pledging a joint front against terrorism, on Tuesday inked a strategic partnership treaty.


    Haj pilgrims yet to receive visas

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan Haj pilgrims are yet to receive visas due to closure of the Saudi embassy in Kabul, a government official said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    Heroin labs destroyed, drugs worth $300m seized

    KABUL (PAN): Six heroin laboratories and drugs worth $300 million were seized in the Baghran district of southern Helmand province, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.