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    Fraud in entry test blamed on MoHE officials

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Private Universities Association (PUA) on Monday alleged widespread fraud had been committed in recently conducted university entrance tests in connivance with some Higher Education Ministry (MoHE) officials and teachers.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Roof cave-in leaves 3 children dead

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three children died and four others were injured when their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Kabul, an official said on Monday.


    Afghan-Kyrgyz soccer friendly on April 3

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan football team on Sunday started practice for an upcoming friendly match against Kyrgyzstan, a federation official said on Sunday.


    Masoud asks supporters to vote him for a better tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): First running mate of presidential candidate Dr. Zulmai Rassoul, Ahmad Zia Masoud has warned if former jihadi groups take over then Afghanistan will slide again into crisis.


    Nationwide Niazi tribe council created

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After considerable negotiations, the Niazai tribe on Thursday announced creation of social and nationwide council, underlining tribal unity and greater coordination to protect their constitutional rights.


    Blackwater book in Pashtu hits stalls in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pashtu translation of a 2007 book “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Powerful Mercenary Army” authored by independent journalist Jeremy Scahill has been printed and its copies have hit the stalls in Kabul.


    Fahim laid to rest as thousands pay last respects

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Late Vice-President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim was laid to rest in the Deh-i-Kipak area of the capital Kabul on Tuesday, as tens of thousands of mourners turned out to pay their last respects.

    Security and Crime

    Swedish journalist killed in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Swedish journalist was killed on Tuesday after unknown gunmen opened fire at him in the high-security zone of Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic district in Kabul, the Swedish Embassy confirmed, and Afghan police said they had arrested two suspects.

    Security and Crime

    Dozens of Pul-i-Charkhi inmates on hunger strike

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of inmates at the notorious Pul-i-Charkhi prison outside Kabul have been denying food over the past two days, an official confirmed on Monday.


    Fahim’s state funeral tomorrow in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The state funeral ceremony of Late Vice-President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim will take place in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, the government announced, declaring three days of national mourning from Monday.