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    Kuchi tribesmen rally in Kabul

    KABUL CITY (PAN): Hundreds of Kuchi tribesmen on Sunday staged a protest rally in the Bagrami district of central Kabul province against what they said ignoring their demands by the government.



    Governance

    MPs see public uprisings dangerous

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday said they believed the recent public uprisings against the Taliban were not useful but instead dangerous for the country and could create problems for the government in future.



    Business & Economics

    Tehran summit to help boost regional trade: Mosazai

    KABUL (PAN): As officials from Afghanistan, India and Iran met in Tehran on Sunday for a trilateral meet, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs hopes the event would be fruitful in giving a boost to regional security and economic situation.



    Governance

    Afghanistan-India-Iran trilateral meet on Sunday

    KABUL (PAN): Ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit next week, India, Iran and Afghanistan will hold a trilateral meet in Tehran on Sunday to discuss issues concerning regional security and economic situation, Indian officials said on Saturday.



    Security and Crime

    Rebel leader accused of killing govt officials held

    KABUL (PAN): A Taliban group leader, accused of killing government employees and civilians after dragging them off vehicles on highways, has been arrested in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday.



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    Hashimzada remembered on his 3rd death anniversary

    KABUL (PAN): The third death anniversary of Janullah Hashimzada, a senior Afghan journalist and Pajhwok reporter, was observed on Saturday in eastern Nangarhar province, though his killers are still on the loose.



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    Inmates’ escape bid at Pul-i-Charkhi jail foiled

    KABUL (PAN): The country’s chief director of prisons, Gen. Amir Mohammad Jamshidi, on Wednesday said a jailbreak attempt by some prisoners had been thwarted at the Pul-i-Charkhi jail, east of Kabul, rejecting Taliban’s claim that 15 men had fled.



    Business & Economics

    Dried fruit prices up by 50pc ahead of Eid

    KABUL (PAN): As Eidul Fitr draws near, prices of dried fruits have escalated by 50 percent in the capital Kabul, residents and shopkeepers said.



    Culture

    Sadqa-i-Fitr put at 35 afs

    KABUL (PAN): Although the government has not yet made any announcement, religious scholars on Tuesday said the minimum ‘Sadqa-i-Fitr’ for the current year was equal to the market price of 1.5 kilogram of wheat.



    Sports

    Athletes return to warm welcome

    KABUL (PAN):  Afghan athletes on Tuesday returned home from the London Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the taekwondo event.