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    Essential services urged for farm products

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 100,000 acres of gardens have been rebuilt and 10,000 more acres created in the last decade in Afghanistan, the deputy minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock said on Monday.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    69 detained for grabbing govt land

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces have arrested 69 individuals accused of encroaching on government’s properties during an operation in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the district chief said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Idea of security coordination body backed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Military analysts believe the security situation will get better in Afghanistan if a new coordination body is brought into being.


    Iran to extend visas for Afghans: Mohaqiq

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has promised to extend visas of Afghan refugees in the neighboring country for six months, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime

    Supreme Court official shot dead in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead an official of the Supreme Court in broad daylight in the capital Kabul on Saturday, the victim's relative said.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Pul-i-Charkhi inmates on hunger strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 500 prisoners held at the Pul-i-Charkhi jail east of Kabul have gone on hunger strike after they were granted no concessions in their jail terms under a recent presidential decree, some inmates claimed on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    German killed, 20 hurt in suicide bombing

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A foreigner, believed to be a German citizen, was killed and 20 others -- mostly Afghans -- were wounded when a teenage bomber blew himself up inside the Isteqlal High School in the heart of Kabul on Thursday night, officials said.

    Accidents & Disasters,Culture

    Legendary poet Ikramullah Gran dies

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Legendary Pashto poet, Ikramullah Gran, known for his purpose-oriented, innovated and progressive poems, died on Thursday in his home town of Charsadda, northwestern Pakistan.

    Security and Crime

    Fuel & sugar down, gold up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel, wood and sugar decreased in Kabul markets during the ongoing week when the rates of gold edged up, dealers said on Thursday.


    Roads to be built in 7 provinces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Construction work on World Bank-funded roads in seven provinces would be launched soon, officials said on Wednesday.