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    Governance

    Noor wants indisputable, early election results

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): In his message on Afghanistan’s 95th Independence Day, the governor of the northern Balkh province on Tuesday demanded election results be completed soon and in an indisputable way.



    Reconstruction

    Ring road around Blue Mosque planned

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A circular road has been planned around the famous Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, a municipal official said on Saturday.



    Agriculture,Interviews

    Apiculture training to spur honey production

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Abdul Ghani Sharaf, a resident of northern Balkh province, has switched to the beekeeping industry after nine years of owning a seeds company.  



    Security and Crime

    German forces end combat mission in north

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): German forces, part of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), changed their combat mission into training and assisting Afghan security forces in northern Afghanistan, an alliance official said on Saturday.



    Social

    Hundreds rally against Israeli aggression

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hundreds of Afghans on Friday rallied in central Kabul and northern Balkh provinces against deadly Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strips.  



    GovernanceMAZAR-E-SHARIF: Afghan and French archeologists have found around 100 pieces of historical monuments from Zargaran hill of Balkh district in Balkh province. They have conducted excavation progress in the area since four years ago. PAJHWOK/Zabiullah Ihsas

    Radio journalist shot dead in Mazar-i-Sharif

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead an employee of the Lehza Radio Station inside his residence in northern Balkh province on Saturday, an official said.



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    Paktia governor’s guards killed by Balkh police

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Paktia Governor Juma Khan Hamdard on Friday accused Balkh police of killing three of his bodyguards and wounding four others.



    Governance

    15 people cast 15,000 votes in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said 15 individuals had cast 15,000 votes in favour of a specific candidate in northern Balkh province.



    Governance

    Anomalies alleged at Balkh polling sites

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials on Sunday acknowledged fraud had been committed at a number of polling sites during yesterday’s runoff presidential election in northern Balkh province.