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    Kabulis to pay power bills through cell phones

    KABUL (PAN): Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday signed a contract with the Etisalat Telecommunication Company to enable Kabul residents to pay electricity bills through mobile telep



    Education

    President urges militants to spare teachers, schools

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, calling for the protection of teachers and students, on Saturday urged militants not to impede efforts at promoting education in the country.



    Agriculture

    Afghanistan to meet 40pc of fish demand

    KABUL (PAN):  Fish-starved Afghanistan, confident of meeting 40 percent of its demand, is trying to be self-sufficient in the next decade, eventually slashing imports.



    Security and Crime

    Cleric stabbed to death in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): A moazzin (a cleric who gives the call to prayers) was stabbed to death on his way to the mosque early Sunday morning in the 12th police district of the capital Kabul, police said.



    Governance

    Special court to probe graft against minister

    KABUL (PAN): The Supreme Court’s high council has recommended the Presidential Palace to create a special court to investigate corruption allegations against a Cabinet minister, an official said on Wednesday. 



    Security and Crime

    Women bully men in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan men in the capital are facing a new threat – violent wives – who force them to live in fear and solitude.



    Security and Crime

    Ex-bank chief, 12 officials held for graft charges

    KABUL (PAN): The Attorney General's Office (AGO) has arrested 13 people, including a former chief of the state-run Pashtani Bank, on the charge of embezzling government funds worth $35 million (1.7 billion afghanis), an official said on Sunday.



    Education

    Over 35,000 students to find way to universities

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Higher Education on Monday announced more than 35,000 of the total 145,000 candidates, appearing an entrance test, would be granted admissions to universities this year.



    Business & Economics

    Marble imports land local industry in trouble: traders

    KABUL (PAN): Some traders on Sunday complained marbles imports from Pakistan, China and Iran have had a negative impact on their business. Currently, there are 100 marble factories operating in Kabul.



    Education

    Kabul child rehab centre faces space shortage

    KABUL (PAN): A child rehabilitation centre’s officials in Kabul on Thursday complained about lack of space, saying about 20 people are living in a single small room.