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    Governance

    Protesters call for early BSA signing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of civil society activists held a protest demonstration in front of parliament on Wednesday demanding early inking of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), protesters said.



    Governance

    20,000kg of ammonium nitrate seized in Paktika

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service on Monday said 20,000 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, used in explosives, had been seized in southeastern Paktika province.



    Business & Economics

    Dilawari spurns SIGAR report as misleading

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The top official of the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) on Saturday dubbed the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report on a possible crisis in the country’s banking sector as misleading.



    Governance

    200 candidates may be disqualified

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential aspirants would be disqualified and referred to judicial organs if their dual citizenship was proved, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) warned on Thursday.   



    Governance

    President eyes strong army, air force

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has said the Afghan National Army (ANA) should be laced with modern arms, with a competent and well-equipped air force, to protect the country’s borders.



    Education

    Exams cancelled; new date yet to be fixed

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Higher Education on Saturday cancelled a college entry test in central Logar province as a result of intervention from public representatives and other local officials.



    Business & Economics

    Security deal impasse sparking capital flight

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA) on Monday said the delay in signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States had caused capital flight from the country.



    Governance

    Presidential stance sentimental: Abdullah

    KABUL (PAN): Leading presidential contender Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday slammed President Hamid Karzai’s recent remarks that Washington was acting like a colonial power as “an emotional approach”.



    Agriculture

    Climate change affects various sectors: NEPA

    KABUL (PAN): A fresh report from the National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) of Afghanistan on Sunday said climate change had drastically affected water resources, forests, pastures, agriculture, health, energy and biological diversity in the country.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Mahmud Karzai, Haseen Fahim yet to return due banks’ loan

    KABUL (PAN):  After passing four long years, as many as $11 million loan paid to Afghan Investment Company (AIC) by four banks--- with guarantors Mahmud Karzai, Haseen Fahim and Mirwais Azizi--- to the Ghori Cement Factory, however, the due loan with interests have yet to be returned to the banks.