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    Security and Crime

    No security threat to elections in north

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Security officials in the northern zone on Sunday said there was no security threat to next year’s presidential and provincial elections.



    Governance

    PC runners question disqualification

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Rejected provincial council candidates from Balkh on Saturday complained the Independent Election Commission (IEC) had not assigned them convincing reasons for their disqualification.



    Governance

    9 women in run for provincial councils in north

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Election officials said on Monday they had registered 66 individuals, including nine women, as candidates for provincial council elections, slated for April 2014, in the five provinces in the northern zone.



    Sports

    Footballers receive more cash awards in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Businessmen and government officials in northern Balkh province on Tuesday awarded the football team with more than eight million afghanis in cash for winning the nation’s first international trophy in the sport.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Deadly mine collapse linked to negligence

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The coalmine collapse in northern Samangan province was the result of carelessness on the part of engineers and experts, an official said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    8 having links to rebels held in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Eight individuals were arrested on charges of having connections with militants during a joint operation by Afghan and ISAF forces in northwestern Balkh province, an official said on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    Sar-i-Pul radio banned amid bribery charges

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Information and culture officials in northern Sar-i-Pul province on Sunday said they had shut down a radio called “Sada-i-Bano” for lacking requisite documents and operating in a non-professional way.



    Social

    Women journalists fighting for recognition

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Some women journalists on Thursday said they were yet to be recognised in the field, despite their all-out efforts to serve their society.



    Security and Crime

    Hotel blast kills 1, wounds 13

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): One man was killed and 13 others were wounded during a bomb blast in a hotel in northern Sar-i-Pul province on Thursday morning.



    Governance

    Law enforcement vital to anti-graft drive: Ludin

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): The High Office of Oversight and Anti-corruption (HOOAC) head on Monday said graft could be eliminated only when there was coordination between prosecutors and law-enforcement agencies.