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Kabul governor tenders resignation

KABUL: Governor Abdul Jabbar Taqwa of Capital Kabul tendered resignation from his post, the spokesman of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said Monday. “We received a resignation letter from Governor Taqwa,” Tawab Ghorzan told Pajhwok Afghan News. Confirming his resignation in the letter, Taqwa said: “I cannot work …

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Afghan delegation in Islamabad for talks on refugees

KABUL: An afghan delegation led by minister for refugees and repatriation arrived in Islamabad to hold wide-ranging talks with Pakistani officials on the issue of Afghan refugees, an official said on Monday. Headed by Sayed Alimi Balkhi, representatives of Afghan refugees held meetings Balkhi and shared their problems. In addition …

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Salaam announces nationwide 3G internet services

By Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Salaam Network wants to expand its 3G internet services across the country by the end of 215 as public demand goes several notches high. In an interview with Afghanistan Times, the Managing Director of Salaam Network Khaleeq Ahmad said the company is providing 3G services in …

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FMIC marks International Women’s Day

AT-KABUL: The French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) celebrated the International Women’s Day here on Sunday. Around 100 female faculty members and staffers of the FMIC observed the day while highlighting achievements of women in different fields. Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network for Afghanistan, Nurjehan Mawani, expressed joy …

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Violence against women plummets in Afghanistan: Report

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Terming physical, sexual, and psychological violence as common cases of violence against women in the country, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said Sunday that violence against women had declined in 2014 in compare with the previous years. Revealing its summary of findings, the AIHRC said …

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Wolesi Jirga elects 1st deputy speaker, deputy secretary

AT-KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga, the parliament, on Sunday elected Zahir Qadir and Irfanullah Irfan as the first deputy speaker and deputy speaker respectively, but the candidates for second deputy speaker and secretary failed to gain the needed votes for the slots. As per Article 87 of the Constitution, the parliament …

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MoI eyes recruiting more women in police lines

AT-KABUL: Celebrating the International Women’s Day, the interior minister, Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi, said Sunday that Afghanistan was in the need of increasing the number of policewomen thus the ministry was keen to surge number of women in police lines. He told a session in Kabul that the ministry was struggling to …

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Taliban to get 30% share in Afghan govt: Report

KABUL: During the widely-reported peace talks, the Afghan government would offer Taliban with a 30 per cent share in the cabinet and in three provinces, Pakistani media reports on Sunday. The Express newspaper report said that the discussions over peace talks were underway between Afghan government and the Taliban and …

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8 family members die in roof collapse incident in Nangarhar

Eight members of a single family have died due to the collapse of the roof of a room in their house in eastern Nangarhar province. Officials say that the incident took place in Wali Sar area of Shirzad District last night. Malim Mashoq, Governor of Shirzad District says that the …

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