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    Reconstruction

    Germany launches 40m afs projects in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Embarking on two new infrastructure projects costing 40 million afghanis, Germany on Tuesday handed over a new healthcare centre to local authorities in northern Baghlan province.



    Security and Crime

    Female journalist stabbed to death in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A female journalist has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, officials said.



    Security and Crime

    14 dead as police, rebels clash in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok):  Six policemen and eight insurgents were killed during a battle in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday.



    Business & Economics

    3 carpet-making firms honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday praised three Afghan carpet-manufacturing firms for their impressive show at an international exhibition in China last week.



    Governance

    Ghani leads Abdullah by 800,000 votes: source

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote audit shows presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has a 800,000 vote lead over his rival Abdullah Abdullah, an official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday.



    Governance

    8,000 people killed this year, Senate told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Tuesday told the Senate that insecurity had increased this solar year due to the lingering political crisis, but Afghan forces had been able to prevent insurgents from reaching their targets.



    Governance,Interviews

    Lalai slams delay in provincial poll results

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A member of the Kandahar provincial council on Tuesday said the prolonged electoral crisis had adversely affected every sphere of life and people had lost the address where to go for resolving their problems.



    Governance,Reconstruction

    Work on $200m Kabul park to begin soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The construction of a grand park in the central capital Kabul would start in the next five months, an official said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Ghani team’s complaints addressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) addressed 188 complaints filed by the Change and Continuity team at a meeting on Tuesday, an official said.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics,Features

    Panjsher emerald mine in a state of neglect

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Central Panjsher province has enormous gemstone reserves, but official’s apathy and illegal extraction has put the national wealth at risk, Pajhwok reliably learnt on Tuesday. Mine and Petroleum Department officials allege most of the mining activity was done in violation of rules and regulations.