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    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.


    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.


    Bagram invite seen against diplomatic norms

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political analysts said on Monday an invitation through the US embassy to President Hamid Karzai to meet his US counterpart Barack Obama at the Bagram Air Base was against diplomatic norms and principles.

    Business & Economics

    Industrialists demand govt support

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In its maiden meeting, the Kabul Industrialists Association on Sunday urged the government to help resolve the problems they faced.


    Sadly, rights on paper only for the disabled

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Even government offices have flouted the law on jobs for the disabled, according to an Independent Media Consortium (IMC) investigation.

    Business & Economics

    Gas rate up, diesel down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of gas rose, but that of diesel decreased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Taliban release 33 kidnapped civilians

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As a result of tribal elders’ mediation, 33 civilians kidnapped by militants in the Sarobi district of Kabul have been released, an official said on Monday.