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    China to explore oil, gas in Sar-i-Pul

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan would enter an agreement with a Chinese firm on oil and gas exploration in the Amu River field in northern Sar-i-Pul province, the Presidential Palace said on Monday.


    President replaces 3 IEC members

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday granted extension to two Independent Election Commission (IEC) members and replaced three others, his office said.

    Business & Economics

    1b afs power bills payable by govt entities

    KABUL (PAN): A number of government departments in Kabul owe up to a billion afghanis ($20.3 million) to the Da Afghanistan Brekhna Shirkat (DABS) in unpaid electricity bills, an official said on Saturday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    5 die after consuming poisonous alcohol

    KABUL (PAN): Five people have died and 16 others are in hospital after consuming poisonous alcohol at an engagement ceremony in Kabul, doctors said. But relatives insisted the deaths occurred due to food poisoning.


    Women suffering from fistula face divorces

    KABUL (PAN): Women suffering from obstetric fistula are abandoned and divorced by their husbands and forced out of their homes, doctors said on Monday.


    150,000 students to sit entry test this year: official

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly 150,000 students would take a higher education entrance examination this year and 100,000 of them would be enrolled in higher and semi-higher institutions, the Higher Education Ministry announced on Monday.


    Global Rights programmes to be added in curriculum

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Higher Education planned to include programmes of Global Rights International Organization in curriculum for public universities, officials said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    Karzai blames foreigners for fuelling graft

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, promising a stepped-up campaign against corruption, on Sunday urged foreigners to stop doling out contracts to relatives of senior Afghan government officials.<


    Japan pledges $9.3m for anti-polio drives

    KABUL (PAN): Japan would provide the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) a grant of $9.3 million for polio vaccination in Afghanistan, the ministry said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    Parliament, Ulema Council denounce assaults

    KABUL (PAN): Both houses of Parliament and the Afghanistan Ulema Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide attack that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 160 others.