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    Business & Economics

    Gas prices to be brought down soon: official

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Commerce and Industries on Thursday said the prices of liquefied gas would be brought down soon, after Kabul residents complained about soaring rates of the k

    Business & Economics

    Firewood, gold & food prices up

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of firewood and gold went up while rates of other daily-use commodities edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.


    Karzai calls on traders to help ARCS

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday praised the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) for assistance to the needy and requested traders, industrialists and investors to donate aid to the organisation.

    Business & Economics

    1,000 disabled to undergo vocational training

    KABUL (PAN): As many as 1,000 disabled people, including women, would be provided with vocational training in four provinces of Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    7 convicted of drug trafficking

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


    Eid “happiness” has no meaning for orphans

    KABUL (PAN): "Because I have nowhere to visit, and have no one to visit me, Eid brings no joy to me and it is like any other day," says 12-year-old Khan Mohammad.

    Security and Crime

    Suspect held; weapons seized

    KABUL(PAN): A suspected fighter was detained in northern Balkh provinces while weapons and ammunitions were seized in central Kapisa province, the Afghan spy service said on Tuesday.


    Karzai condemns Oslo attacks

    KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday condemned bomb and gun attacks in the Norwegian capital, where scores of people were killed and wounded.


    Doctors describe health problems from computer use

    KABUL (PAN): Frequent and improper use of computers can cause health problems, doctors say, especially pain in the back and shoulders, as well as eyestrain.

    Business & Economics

    Govt should ensure investors' security: Haqjo

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government should work harder to insure the security of investors and traders, the Chamber of Commerce said on Saturday, warning that the risk of death could drive investors