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    Governance

    Oath-taking ceremony arrangements finalised

    KABUL (Pajhwok): All arrangements for the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected president slated for Monday (Sept 29) have been finalised and invitations sent to the heads of friendly countries to attend the event, an official said on Monday.



    Governance

    IEC under fire for not releasing vote totals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political analysts on Monday said not releasing vote totals from the June runoff by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) was against the Constitution.



    Governance

    Karzai hopes successor to build on past gains

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The political agreement on a unity government has ended the electoral deadlock and steered the nation out of difficult phase, President Hamid Karzai said at the last Cabinet meeting he chaired on Monday.



    Governance

    Helmandis stress need for reforms

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Helmand province have urged the unity government to bury past differences and strive for change and reforms.



    Security and Crime,Education,Features

    80pc of girls’ schools remain closed in Ghor

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Various unwanted factors have led to the closure of more than 80 percent of female schools in western Ghor province, it is learnt.



    Security and Crime

    14 police detained on criminal charges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen police officials have been detained on charges of committing different crimes, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban’s governor killed in drone strike

    FARAH CIY (Pajhwok): A US drone strike killed three insurgents, including Taliban’s shadow governor for western Herat province, on Monday, an official said.



    Governance

    Time for rebuilding Afghanistan: Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday issued an impassioned clarion call to action, promising a clean, efficient and service-oriented administration.



    Governance

    Osmani takes Pakistan shelling issue to UN

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Monday announced the foreign minister would raise the issue of Pakistani shelling of Afghanistan’s border provinces at the United Nations General Assembly.



    Security and Crime

    Taliban’s deputy commander arrested

    FEROZKOH (PAJHWOK): Taliban’s deputy commander, who was involved in killing of 15 civilians, has been arrested in western Ghor province, an official said on Monday.