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    Governance

    Probe launched into NATO-run jail in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Appointed by President Hamid Karzai, an investigation team on Sunday arrived from Kabul in southern Kandahar province and held talks with local officials, including the governor, as part their probe into the alleged presence of a NATO-run jail at the Kandahar International Airport.



    Education

    Entry test complaints being probed: Obaid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid on Sunday said an investigation into objections raised against irregularities during the university entrance test last fall had been opened.



    Governance

    335 NATO bases given in Afghan control

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 335 military bases have been handed over to the Afghan forces by their foreign counterparts across Afghanistan so far, the Military Bases Transition Commission head said on Sunday.



    Governance

    Senators ask govt to shut Iranian charities

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Angrily reacting to the reported execution of six more Afghans on death row in Iran, some Meshrano Jirga or the upper house of parliament members on Sunday asked the government to shut down Iranian charity and other organisations in Afghanistan.



    Reconstruction,Education

    Projects worth $4m executed in Paktika last year

    SHARANA (Pajhwok):  The education director on Sunday said a number of projects facilitating schoolteachers and students have been executed at a cost of nearly $4 million in southeastern Paktika province last solar year that ended March 21.



    Governance

    Abdullah, Ahmadzai seem heading for a runoff

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan election commission (IEC) on Sunday announced 50 percent results from the April 5 presidential race, showing Abdullah Abdullah’s lead has slightly increased over his main rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, but both seem heading for a runoff next month.



    Governance

    Thousands of votes in Herat cancelled

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had cancelled about 100,000 votes cast at 27 polling stations in western Herat province.



    Governance

    Ballot boxes in 26 Balkh sites found suspicious

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had recommended placing under quarantine ballot boxes of 26 polling centres in northern Balkh province.



    Accidents & Disasters,Health

    Dozens of children displaced by floods fall ill

    TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of children suffering from various diseases erupted in the northern Takhar province in the aftermath of continuous downpours and flash floods that left hundreds of families displaced.