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    Azizullah Hamdard

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    Culture

    Kabul gathering pays tribute to Malala

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Praising Pakistani girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, literary figures and civil society activists on Monday said Afghan officials should attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony slated for Dec. 10 in Oslo.



    Governance

    Watchdog sends complaints outcome to IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday sent the outcome of its investigation into complaints from provincial council candidates to the Independent Election Commission (IEC), officials said.



    Governance

    MPs blast absent colleagues as holidays end

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Most Wolesi Jirga members did not return to the house on Tuesday --- the first working day after a three-day recess on account of Eidul Adha.



    Governance

    Ahmadzai reserves travel ban on US journalist

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Vowing to defend press freedom, President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has allowed a New York Times reporter to return to Afghanistan. The reporter has been expelled from the country and accused of having links to spy agencies.



    Governance

    IECC restores validity of one ballot box

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday declared validated votes of one of 94 ballot boxes, an official said.



    Governance

    Abdullah backers blast US, UN for vote rigging

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Dr. Abdullah’s supporters on Friday took to the streets in the central capital against what they called massive fraud in the mid-June runoff elections.



    Governance

    Martyrs Week: Sardar Daud remembered

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As part of the Martyrs Week, Qurankhwani (Quran recitation) was held for the late president Sardar Mohammed Daud Khan and flowers were placed on his tomb in Kabul on Friday.



    Education

    Kabul University students take out protest rally

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Kabul University students on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against one year repeat study and transferring some students to other universities as punishment to those involved in a fighting on the campus.



    Security and Crime

    440 suspects held; arms cache seized

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 440 suspects involved in insurgency have been detained by security forces over the past month, the spy service office said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan’s meddling has intensified, NDS claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday alleged the intelligence network of neighbouring Pakistan was directly involved in the latest surge in unrest in Afghanistan.