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Shopkeepers in Kabul protest against tax hike

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Hundreds of shopkeepers in the capital city staged shutter down protest against the recent hike in income tax rate on Monday. The protesters gathered in front of Ministry of Finance (MoF) and chanted slogans in favor of their demands. Recently, the MoF has decided to increase …

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Delay in salaries annoys civil servants: MPs

“IS trying to capture Farah and threaten Iran, says lawmaker” Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Members of the Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the parliament on Monday urged the relevant authorities to process salaries of the civil servants as the delay was irking the government servants. The MPs said that scores …

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Govt failed to release 31 abductees: MPs

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi: KABUL: Expressing serious concerns over uncertain fate of the 31 abducted passengers, members of the Wolesi Jirga on Monday said the government has been failed to release the kidnapped passengers. Uncertain fate of the passengers, growing insecurity and presence of the Islamic State (IS) fighters in some parts …

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26 insurgents killed in multiple ops

AT-KABUL: At least 26 armed Taliban fighters were killed and 34 others wounded in different crackdowns within past 24 hours. In a press release issued here, Ministry of Interior said that Afghan National Police (ANP) in collaboration with Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) has conducted …

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Gen. Ludin nominated as defense minister

AT-KABUL: President, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Monday nominated Brig. Gen. Mohammad Afzal Ludin as defense minister, presidential spokesman said. Mohammad Ajmal Abidy said that Ludin would be introduced to parliament for vote of confidence soon. Government has already sent list of 16 nominees to Lower House of the parliament for …

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6 policemen killed in Qarabagh blast

AT-KABUL: At least six policemen were killed and two were injured in a roadside bombing in Qarabagh district of central Kabul province on Monday, an official said. The incident took place when a police pick-up hit by a roadside bomb in Sabzak area of the district at around 11: 00 …

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