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    Students shocked as entry test cancelled

    CHARIKAR (PAN): Authorities on Wednesday postponed the university entrance test for an indefinite period in the capital of central Parwan province, citing bad weather.

    Business & Economics

    Gold up, food items stable in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of gold increased but foodstuff rates stayed unchanged in Kabul during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.


    Americans free to exit Afghanistan: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday reiterated his stance on signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, saying substantive negotiations with the Taliban were essential for peace.

    Business & Economics

    Gas, firewood prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of fire wood and liquefied gas reduced, while that of other necessary items remained unchanged during the outgoing week in central Kabul province, retailers said Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    7-year-old boy commits suicide by hanging

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A seven-years-old child has committed suicide in the Kart-i-Naw locality of central Kabul province, an official said on Thursday.

    Ahmad Sayyar hanged himself with a piece of rope, police spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan to join WTO family soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul on Sunday signed a cooperation agreement on trade with Washington, officials said, hoping Afghanistan would be granted membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the next three months.


    Cooperation deal with Turkmenistan soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A cooperation agreement will be signed between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, with the minister of foreign affairs scheduled to visit the neighbouring country shortly to inaugurate the northern supply route, an official said on Sunday.


    Iran extends visas of 470 Afghan refugees

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has extended work visas of 470 Afghan refugees staying in the neighbouring country, an official said on Sunday.

    Business & Economics

    Petrol, sugar prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of petrol, sugar and oil decreased during the outgoing week in the central capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.


    Protests staged against Quran desecration

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents on Tuesday blocked the Kabul-Kandahar highway for several hours at various locations in the Syedabad district of central Maidan Wardak province to protest the alleged desecration of the holy Quran by security forces.