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    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.

    Security and Crime

    Militants join peace process in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A group of five militants joined the government-initiated peace process in southern Kandahar on Thursday, an official said.

    Business & Economics

    5 more factories open in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five more factories were inaugurated on Thursday in southern Kandahar province, taking the number of such entities at the industrial park to 86.

    Business & Economics

    Kandahar fruit exports up by 30pc

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Trader representatives on Wednesday said fresh and dried fruits worth $59 million were exported from southern Kandahar province this solar year, indicating a 30 percent surge.

    Security and Crime

    Group involved in target killings busted

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) detained a 15-member group allegedly involved in target killings and bomb blasts in southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, officials said.