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    Governance

    Senate ratifies cooperation accord with Saudi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday ratified by a majority vote a bilateral cooperation agreement between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.



    Security and Crime

    Plot to kill NDS officer foiled

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An attemp to assassinate a senior National Directorate of Security (NDS) official has been foiled and three suspects have been arrested in Kabul, the spy service said on Wednesday.



    Security and Crime

    Poll security report to be released in 2 days

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The elections security report would be released in two days, Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Ayub Salangi informed governors and provincial police chiefs on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga rejects draft budget

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday rejected with a majority vote the draft budget for the current year due to what they called inadequate allocations for the agricultural sector and infrastructure development.



    Governance

    Sikh, Hindu children rally for Wolesi Jirga seat

    KABUL (PAN): A large number of children from Sikh and Hindu families on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration in Kabul, asking the government to reserve a seat in the Wolesi Jirga for the minorities.



    Governance

    New ministers sworn in, greeted by Karzai

     

    KABUL (PAN): Five Cabinet members, who won a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday, were sworn in by President Hamid Karzai on Monday.



    Governance

    MPs fail to OK draft law banning tobacco use

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- lower house -- on Saturday failed to approve a draft law banning the use of tobacco due to differences among members.



    Governance

    Tribal chiefs, civil society urge fair polls

    KABUL (PAN): Representatives of 18 tribal councils and civil society organisations on Thursday called for solid national unity to resolve the problems facing the country.



    Education

    Islamic university to be set up in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday announced arranging a conference of religious scholars on suicide attacks and the construction of an International Islamic university in Kabul.



    Security and Crime

    2 detained for abetting Sitara’s husband

    KABUL (PAN): Police have detained two people on suspicion of abetting a man who chopped off his wife’s nose and lips in the Injil district of western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.