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    India pledges sustained support to Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): During a visit to southern Kandahar province on Monday, the Indian ambassador pledged New Delhi’s sustained support for the war-torn country’s social and development affairs.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Snow lashes Kandahar for 1st time in 30 years

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The southern province of Kandahar was lashed by snow for the first time in three decades on the night between Sunday and Monday, raising hopes among farmers and orchard owners for adequate water availability.


    Daman residents protest against municipality

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Daman district of southern Kandahar province on Tuesday held a protest against the municipality’s installation of garbage bins in front of their houses.

    Security and Crime

    Policeman dies in Kandahar blast

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A policeman was killed in a suicide bombing in southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.


    2,230 appear in Kandahar entry test

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Of the 2,316 registered candidates, 2,230 including 300 girls appeared in the university entry in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.


    80% Kandaharis facing acute water shortage

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Residents of the southern Kandahar province complained they were facing acute shortage of potable water.

    Security and Crime

    2 civilians also died in Zherai attack

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two civilians had been killed the suicide attack when bombers stormed the joint US-Afghan troops’ forward operating base in Zherai district of southern Kandahar province, officials said Tuesday.

    Business & Economics

    Kandahar development fund not released on time

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Shortage of development budget left negative impact on development activities in southern Kandahar province, an official said Monday.

    Security and Crime

    3 young footballers killed as rocket hits playground

    KANDAHDAR CITY (PAN): Three young boys playing football were killed and four others wounded when a rocket allegedly fired by insurgents hit a playground in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, an official said.

    Business & Economics,Features

    Vocational courses empower Kandahar women

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite a budget shortage, the Women’s Affairs Department in southern Kandahar province has been able to train hundreds of women in various skills to help them become self-reliant, an official said on Sunday.