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    Security and Crime

    Efforts on to grab Academy of Sciences’ compound

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Academy of Sciences director on Sunday alleged that an official was making efforts, with the complicity of some attorneys and police, to grab a building of the institute.

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    Sadqa-i-Fitr estimated at 40 afghanis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Though the government has yet to make any official announcement, religious scholars on Saturday said the minimum Sadqa-i-Fitr, cash payable by every Muslim at the end of the holy month, would be 40 afghanis this year.


    Orgun blast blamed on ISI, Haqqani network

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) alleged on Thursday the devastating Orgun blast in southeastern Paktika province was planned by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and conducted by the Haqqani network.

    Business & Economics

    Gas price down, afghani gains ground

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of liquefied gas declined, but the value of the afghani against foreign currencies increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Dust storm in Nimroz disrupts flights

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A dust storm in southwestern Nimroz province brought routine life to a halt, disrupting air traffic, an official said on Thursday. 

    Security and Crime

    Rockets fired at airport, causing no casualties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two rockets were fired at the Kabul International Airport on Wednesday morning, which landed close to the facility, but caused no casualties or damage, officials said. 


    Senators nix bill on privileges for lawmakers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- rejected on Tuesday a draft law allowing parliamentarians to take advantage of certain privileges even after completing their tenure. 


    Karzai talks to relatives of blast victims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai spoke with family members of victims of a bomb attack in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province over the telephone.


    Meet Kabul's self-appointed traffic guru

    A psychologically troubled wanderer or a service to society? In the congested 13th district, a self-appointed traffic officer raises praise as well as controversy.


    MPs slam govt failure to resolve vote crisis

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday welcomed the breakthrough in the deadlocked presidential election process, saying agreement between the two hopefuls brought to an end fears about a deepening political turmoil.