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    Business & Economics

    Industrialists seek government attention

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Business community leaders in the eastern Nangarhar province called upon the new government on Saturday to pave the way for investment in the country.

    Security and Crime

    Telecom officer, drive gunned down

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The district telecommunications officer for the Torkham border district of eastern Nangarhar province was gunned down on Thursday.


    New appointments in Balkh, Nangarhar despite ban

    MAZAR-I-SHARF, JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Despite an absolute ban imposed by the President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on hiring and firing in government institutions, officials in northern Balkh and eastern Nangarhaar provinces have made new appointments, Pajhwok learnt on Sunday.


    France to continue aiding Afghan govt: envoy

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): French Ambassador Jean-Michel Marlaud on Saturday said his country was committed to supporting the new government in Afghanistan.


    NU chancellor promises drastic changes

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Professor Muhammad Tahir Inayat, the newly appointed chancellor of Nangarhaar University (NU) has promised drastic changes to take this important academic institution out of current crisis.

    Security and Crime

    158 rebels killed in Dur Baba offensive

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A clearing operation was wrapped up on Saturday in the Durbaba district of eastern Nangarhar province after the elimination of 158 insurgents, an official said.


    Woman among a dozen killed in separate incidents

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three women and nine militants have been killed during separate incidents of violence in Nangarhar, Zabul and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Saturday.

    Security and Crime

    Nearly 100 killed in Nangarhar, Uruzgan clashes

    JALALABAD/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok):  Dozens of insurgents, mostly Pakistanis, have been killed during separate security operations in eastern Nangarhar and central Uruzgan provinces, officials said on Thursday.


    Protestors seek power connections

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A number of residents on Wednesday protested against the electricity department in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, demanding power connections.

    Security and Crime

    Policemen among 16 killed in Nangarhar, Kapisa

    JALAABAD/MEHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): More than 10 armed rebels and at least six security personnel have lost lives in the latest spate of violence in eastern Nangarhar and central Kapisa provinces, officials said on Tuesday.