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    Health

    Import of baby formula banned

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday imposed a ban on import and production of substitutes for mother milk, warning violators of stern legal action.



    Education

    Music institute to have new buildings

    KABUL (PAN): Foundation stones of two buildings for Afghanistan’s National Institute of Music were laid by Minister of Education Farooq Wardak in Kabul, officials said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Karzai stresses Afghanisation of poll process

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday praised the Independent Election Commission (IEC) decision to hold the presidential vote in line with the Afghan constitution.



    Education

    10 universities linked via video conferencing

    KABUL (PAN): Ten government-run universities across the country have been connected through a video conferencing system, Minister of Higher Education Obaidullah Obaid said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Replacement of AIHRC members urged

    KABUL (PAN): The Civil Society Coordination Centre (CSCC) on Monday sought the replacement of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights members (AIHRC) who have completed their tenure.  



    Governance

    Officials ignoring Karzai’s decree to face music

    KABUL (PAN): A presidential aide on Sunday warned government departments and officials of legal action if they ignored a recent presidential decree that calls for sweeping reforms.



    Business & Economics

    Gold, fuel prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of gold and fuel fell while the rates of other daily-use commodities stayed stable in Kabul during the outgoing week, retailers sad on Thursday.



    Security and Crime

    MPs gunmen to be detained: police

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Kabul police have vowed to arrest armed supporters of two Wolesi Jirga members for damaging a health clinic during a recent armed clash in the Pul-i-Charkhi locality. 



    Culture

    New haj policy comes in for flak

    KABUL (PAN): Some religious scholars have criticised the Ministry of Haj for receiving money in advance from intending pilgrims, suspecting the ministry may have entered a secret deal with the Afghan Millie Bank, where the advance has been deposited.   



    Health

    Fasting spurs wisdom, heals ailments

    KABUL (PAN): An Afghan health expert said on Saturday that fasting boosts wisdom and reduces mental disorders in addition to bringing the faithful physical benefits.