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    Governance

    Lawmakers smell a rat in mining contracts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said the process of awarding contracts for mine extraction had long been lacking transparency and accountability.



    Security and Crime

    4 soldiers killed, 12 wounded in Kabul blast

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Four Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and a dozen others wounded in a bomb attack on their bus in Kabul on Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.



    Governance

    Provincial election results likely this week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Blaming the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) responsible for delay in the provincial council election results, the poll panel on Monday indicated the outcome might be announced this week.



    Business & Economics

    2 senior Kandahar officials suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works on Tuesday said two department heads in southern Kandahar province had been suspended for violating a law recently approved by the Cabinet.



    Accidents & Disasters,Social

    Major roads to be kept open in winter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced on Tuesday that all roads including the busy Salang highway would be kept open in the long winter season.  



    Security and Crime

    Hanged men's bodies released to families

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The corpses of five men executed a day earlier at the Pul-i-Charkhi prison and of a notorious criminal Habib Istalif were on Thursday handed over to their families, an official said.



    Governance

    President inquires after health of journalist

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday inquired after the health of a senior TV journalist Mujahid Kakar currently being treated in a German hospital for cancer.



    Business & Economics

    Buyers fill cattle markets amid high prices

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Cattle markets in various parts of the central capital have witnessed a surge in the number of buyers amid complaints about high prices of sacrificial animals ahead of the religious festival Eidul Adha.



    Governance

    Blood donated on Dr. Najib death anniversary

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of people on Sunday donated blood for wounded Afghan soldiers on the occasion of the 18th death anniversary of former president Dr. Najibullah in Kabul.



    Business & Economics

    Industrialists expect more investment

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Association of Industrialists (AAI) on Saturday expressed optimism the unity government would attract more foreign investment.