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    Helmand elders praise Karzai for his services

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Elders from southern Helmand province presented an appreciation letter to President Hamid Karzai in recognition of his services to the nation, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Afghans voted for democracy, peace: Singh

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai assured Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that his successor would remain a close friend and ally of New Delhi, the Presidential Palace said on Monday.



    Governance

    President greets Saudi deputy crown prince

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday congratulated Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz on his appointment as deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia.



    Governance

    Enemies won’t succeed in derailing vote: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Condemning recent high profile terrorist attacks as unsuccessful attempts by Afghanistan’s enemies to derail the April 5 elections, President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said millions of Afghans would throng polling stations to choose their future political leadership.



    Governance

    Nawroz function venue shifted to Presidential Palace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The venue for Nawroz celebrations has been changed from the hilly town of Paghman, northwest of Kabul, to the Presidential Palace, a government official announced on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    An eyewitness account of deadly hotel assault

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The outgoing Afghan calendar year (1392) ended on a tragic note, with a deadly suicide attack on a luxury hotel in the heart of central capital Kabul.



    Governance

    Afghans to have successful elections: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Congratulating the nation on the eve of the Nawroz festival, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday urged the Afghans to go to polling stations and cast their votes in the historic elections slated for April 5.



    Security and Crime

    NDS claims foiling possible bomb attacks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Saturday claimed arresting a group of suspects planning to conduct bomb attacks on public meetings.



    Governance

    Kuchis declare support to Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Kuchi tribe lawmaker on Friday declared his support to presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul on behalf of hundreds of Kuchi tribesmen who held a gathering in Kabul.



    Governance

    Pakistani delegation to attend Fahim’s funeral

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s federal minister for states and frontier regions along with a delegation will arrive in Kabul on Tuesday to attend the funeral ceremony of late Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Afghanistan’s Vice-President.