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    Culture

    Metrological centres to be set up: Najafi

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan has signed contracts with India and Iran on setting up metrological centres for the safety of flights, the transport and aviation minister said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Losers want election results nullified

    KABUL (PAN): Some losing candidates on Thursday called for nullifying results from last year's parliamentary election, saying the ongoing controversy should be referred to the International Court o



    Governance

    Karzai orders release of would-be child bombers

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday ordered the release of children who had been detained on the charge of attempting to carry out suicide attacks.



    Governance

    Work on anti-graft strategy underway: ISAF

    KABUL (PAN): In response to President Hamid Karzai's frequent emphasis on an anti-graft drive, the NATO-led force on Sunday said it had started work on a comprehensive plan to fight corruption



    Security and Crime

    10-year-old attempted suicide bomber detained in Kandahar

    KABUL (PAN): A 10-year-old Pakistani attempted suicide bomber was held in southern Kandahar province, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Taliban's participation in Bonn conference urged

    KABUL(PAN): Afghan civil society groups on Saturday formed a Jirga called "Afghan Civil Society Coordination Jirga," which called for the participation of anti-government fighte



    Reconstruction

    13 schools to be constructed in 6 months

    KABUL (PAN): Contracts for constructing 13 school buildings in eight different provinces of the country over the next six months were signed on Tuesday, officials said.



    Governance

    "Being close to arms distances me from the public": Siawash

    KABUL (PAN): Baktash Siawash, a young, outspoken, anti-Karzai Kabul MP, does not keep armed guards because he believes that being close to weapons distances him from the public.



    Culture

    Youth seeks participation in Bonn conference

    KABUL (PAN): The National Youth Union on Wednesday asked the government to let it participate in the second Bonn conference scheduled to be held in Germany later this year.



    Security and Crime

    Man sentenced to 20 years in prison

    KABUL (PAN): A young man was convicted of possessing 400 kilograms of narcotics and sentenced to 20 years in prison by a primary court, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Tuesday.