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    Governance

    Mujaddedi's appointment termed undemocratic

    KABUL (PAN): Participants of the traditional Loya Jirga and some political analysts on Wednesday said the appointment of Sibghatullah Mujaddedi as chairman of the jirga was against democratic norms.



    Security and Crime

    Terror bid foiled ahead of Joya Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): Four insurgent groups, planning to disrupt this week's traditional Loya Jirga, were detained in different parts of the capital Kabul, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Afghans finish runners-up in karate c'ship

    KABUL (PAN): An Afghan karate team finished runners-up after grabbing eight medals in the Euro-Asian Karate Championship held in Turkey November 11-13, an official said on Sunday.



    Sports

    1st Afghan footballer signs up for Indian club

    KABUL (PAN): The first-ever Afghan footballer has signed a contract with a foreign sport indicates, a move that indicates soccer talent and development in the country.



    Sports

    Trials for tennis squad begin in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Featuring dozens of players, trials for the national tennis squad got underway in Kabul on Tuesday, an official said.



    Culture

    Balkhi square being built in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Construction work on a square to be named after scientist and historian Hakim Nasir Khasraw Balkhi was launched in the capital Kabul on Wednesday.



    Sports

    Trials for women's powerlifting team begin

    KABUL (PAN): Aimed at selection of the national team, the first-ever women's powerlifting trials got under way in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    31 convicted of drug trafficking

    KABUL (PAN): Thirteen individuals were sentenced from three to 20 years in jail on charges of drug trafficking, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) announced on Saturday.



    Culture

    State-run dailies seen as ignoring real issues

    KABUL (PAN): Media professionals and writers on Thursday said government-run newspapers mostly published monotonous news and articles, ignoring the problems of society.



    Governance

    Karzai appoints team to probe Rabbani's murder

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday appointed a team to investigate the assassination of former High Peace Council Chairman Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani.