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    Masood all praise for cricket squad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Shahzada Masood, patron-in-chief of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), on Friday congratulated the national team on scoring its biggest-ever ODI victory and said it had rewritten history.


    No question of coalition govt: Massoud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A supporter of presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday asked the Reform and Unanimity team, led by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, to stop insisting on the formation of a coalition government.

    Business & Economics

    Licences of 2 LPG importers suspended

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday suspended the licence of Mahmood Jalil & MJ Energy on the charge of inflating bids for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports from Turkmenistan.

    Security and Crime

    Kabul airport security beefed up: NDS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday said tight security measures had been put in place to protect the Kabul International Airport.


    German minister meets troops in Mazar-i-Sharif

    KABUL (Pajhwok): German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen touched down on Wednesday morning at a military base in teh northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif to meet troops from her country on an announced visit.


    Protesters slam Orgun, Gaza massacres

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people, including women, rallied in Kabul on Wednesday against a deadly attack in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province and Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip.


    Kabulis protest perks for lawmakers

     KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of civil society activists protested in Kabul on Tuesday against proposed perks and privileges for parliamentarians after their retirement.


    Senate OKs access to information bill

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The upper house of the parliament (Meshrano Jirga) on Tuesday approved the Access to Information bill without any amendment.

    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.