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    Tribal elders want early vote results

     GARDEZ/MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Tribal elders in southeastern Paktia and central Maidan Wardak provinces urged the electoral commissions to announce the election results without further delay.



    Education

    120 Helmand schools to reopen in 2 weeks

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Closed due to insecurity, about 120 schools are being reopened in various parts of southern Helmand province next academic year beginning two weeks later, the education director said on Sunday.



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    5 policemen killed in Uruzgan violence

    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Five local police were killed in two separate incidents in central Uruzgan province, an official said Sunday.



    Security and Crime

    Commander among 5 rebels killed in Jawzjan

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three Taliban bomb-making experts, including a commander, were killed in a blast caused by their own explosives while two others insurgents were killed separately during a clash with police in northwestern Jawzjan province, officials said Sunday.



    Governance

    Karzai urged to stay until his successor takes oath

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief on Sunday urged President Hamid Karzai not to leave office until his successor was sworn-in.



    Governance

    Mohammadi chosen to attend NATO summit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday decided to send Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi to attend next week’s crucial NATO summit in the UK because of the impasse over the presidential election.



    Governance,Social

    Kandaharis spell out demands on next president

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province say they want the next president to improve security, electricity, extend government’s writ to remote areas, eliminate corruption, improve education, economy and ensure honourable return of Afghan refugees.



    Business & Economics

    DT broadcasting system launched in Kabul

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time, a Digital Television Broadcasting System (DTBS) has been launched in the capital Kabul on Sunday.



    Governance

    4 polling stations votes found valid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Sunday found votes of four ballot boxes valid out of a total 64 polling stations.