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    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.


    Ghani promises key govt posts to women

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Promising high government positions to women, front-line presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said he would bring to justice those involved in violence against the gender.


    Health care is a dream for most Afghans

     KABUL (PAN): Millions of dollars have been poured into the health sector. Yet for many Afghans the nearest health centre is roughly three days away, and two-thirds of pharmacies do not have professional staff. An investigation by the Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions.*

    Business & Economics

    Fuel prices up, gold sink in capital

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of petrol, liquefied gas and green tea jumped and that of Arabic gold sunk, with other daily-use commodities' rates staying stable in Kabul during the outgoing week, retailers said on Thursday.

    Security and Crime

    Countrywide electronic passports soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): So far more than 25,000 electronic passports have been issued and the process would be extended nationwide in the near future, an official said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Female among 3 sentenced to death

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A primary court in Kabul sentenced three persons, including a female, to death for killing an elderly woman and her two grandchildren, the judge said on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Suicide squad busted in Kabul: NDS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Sunday claimed busting a four-member squad of would-be suicide bombers in the central capital Kabul.


    1,800 violence against women cases solved

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Of 4,500 incidents of violence against women recorded last year, 1,800 cases have been resolved under the Elimination of Violence against Women Law, a report released on Saturday said.

    Security and Crime

    Hundreds of factory workers stage rally in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of factory workers on Saturday rallied in Kabul to condemn the murder of a union leader in southern Helmand province and mourn the deaths of national army soldiers in a Taliban attack in eastern Kunar province.