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    Security and Crime

    Pair linked to suicide attacks detained: NDS

    KABUL (PAN): Police have detained two individuals allegedly involved in a series of suicide attacks on government officials in northeastern Takhar province, the spy service said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Meddling in polls not acceptable: President

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday said the nomination of Qutbuddin Hilal for the presidency proved that Afghans from any party could participate in next year’s elections.



    Governance

    Loya Jirga on BSA in a month: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, insisting on the acceptance of his government’s conditions, on Monday indicated a Loya Jirga would be called in a month’s time to discuss the Afghan-US bilateral security agreement.



    Health

    Autumn anti-polio drive kicks off

    KABUL (PAN): Asking relevant organs for a successful completion of the second round of the autumn polio vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday called on all families to vaccinate their children bellow five year of age.



    Business & Economics

    Gold prices up, food down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Gold prices increased while other daily-use commodity rates edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics,Social

    Power supplied to Paghman villages

    KABUL (PAN): Up to 1,500 families in the Paghman district of central Kabul province were provided with electricity, officials said on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics

    Afghani & gold down; food prices up

    KABUL (PAN): The gold price declined, other daily-use commodity rates increased and the value of the local currency slipped against the dollar during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said



    Culture

    Hajj flight operation to continue for a week

    KABUL (PAN): So far 16,000 pilgrims have been flown to Saudi Arabia and the flight operation would take another week to complete, the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MHRA) said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Govt determined to hold fair elections: Khalili

    KABUL (PAN): Second-Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili on Tuesday said there would be no problem if computerised national identity cards were not issued to all Afghans ahead of next year’s elections.



    Reconstruction

    Contract for power supply project signed

    KABUL (PAN): Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Monday said it had signed a contract with a Turkish company for a power expansion project in Kabul.