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    Sports

    Afghan weightlifter equals world record

    KABUL (PAN): Ali Reza Rafiqzada, an Afghan weightlifter, has equaled the world record at a local powerlifting contest in Kabul, said officials.



    Education

    70,000 12th grade graduates to get admissions

    KABUL (PAN): Around 70,000 students would be enrolled in semi-higher education institutes and colleges across the country during the current year, a Cabinet minister said on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    17 key projects to be executed in Afghanistan

    DUSHANBE (PAN): Pakistan, Tajikistan and Iran signed contracts for 17 mega development projects in Afghanistan at the conclusion of the 5th Regional Economic Conference in Dushanbe on Tuesday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Kabul windstorm forces cancellation of flights

    KABUL (PAN): A severe windstorm on Monday forced the Kabul International Airport authorities to cancel a number of international and domestic flights, an official said.



    Sports

    Women’s volleyball contest underway in Kabul

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Women’s volleyball and basketball events, marking the Women’s International Day, got under way in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said. The day will be celebrated on March 8.



    Sports

    Preparations for Kabul Olympics underway

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee on Tuesday announced holding the summer games in Kabul to encourage athletes, an official said on Tuesday.



    Sports

    Female Afghan boxer off to UK

    KABUL (PAN): The only Afghan girl taking part in the boxing event of this year’s Olympic Games in London on Saturday left for the UK to prepare for the completion, officials said.



    Governance

    Afghan diplomat in US dismissed

    KABUL/WASHINGTON (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said an Afghan diplomat in the United States has been fired after he fought with colleagues.



    Security and Crime

    Key Taliban assassins detained: spy service

    KABUL (PAN): Three key Taliban assassins accused of killing senior security and government officials, including Kunduz governor, have been arrested in the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province, the spy service said on Tuesday.



    Culture

    Afghan-Iranian-Tajik TV channel to go on air

    KABUL (PAN): A long-awaited Dari language television channel, a joint project of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Iran, would go on the air in a few months, an information ministry official said on Tues