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    Governance

    Afghanistan’s population put at 28.1m

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) on Monday put Afghanistan’s population at 28.1 million, gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 6.4 percent and inflation rate at 5.6 percent in year 2013.



    Governance

    Options being mulled to counter attacks: MoFA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) made clear on Monday Afghanistan would consider options to counter Pakistani rocket attacks if the issue was not resolved through diplomatic channels.



    Security and Crime

    49 civilians among 254 killed on polling day

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security officials on Sunday said about 49 civilians, 29 security officials and 176 militants have been killed during separate incidents of violence across the country on the election day (Saturday).



    Business & Economics

    Fuel, sugar & gold prices up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of fuel, sugar and gold went up during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



    Education

    Zainullah, who made robotic excavator, honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A 10-year old boy, who made a robotic excavator, was on Tuesday offered an apartment and an opportunity to study in Kabul instead of his home province of Logar or abroad.



    Education

    Edu institutions to remain shut from June 10-15

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In line with the runoff ballot slated for June 14, all educational institutions to stay closed from June 10 to 15 throughout the country, the Ministry of Education (MoE) said on Monday.



    Governance

    Qayyum joins forces with Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai’s older brother Qayyum Karzai announced his support to presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday, when members of the Shiite community also joined the Change and Continuity team.



    Security and Crime

    3 sabotage attempts foiled in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday said security forces had foiled three sabotage attempts and defused a bomb-rigged bicycle and detected three jerry canes filled with explosives in the central capital Kabul.



    Security and Crime

    Protection of journalists demanded

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) on Thursday voiced its concern over the growing incidents of violence against media professionals in Afghanistan.



    Business & Economics

    Petrol up, flour & gold down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of petrol soared while rates of flour and gold decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.