Archive for September 2018

India extends scholarship scheme, provide 1,000 new buses

KABUL (Pajhwok): India will provide 1,000 buses to Afghanistan and implement multiple development projects for which the technical teams from both countries would soon start work, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the pledges during a meeting with President Ghani in New Delhi. On the invitation…

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Shaida Abdali resigns as ambassador to Indian

NEW DELHI (ANI): Afghanistan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali stepped down from his post on Wednesday. Calling his decision a “tough and appealing” one, Abdali, in a series of tweets, announced his resignation saying, “Stepping Down – A tough but an appealing decision: On a high note ending a successful visit of HE the Afghan…

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Azizullah Fazli replaces Mashal as ACB chairman

KABUL (Pajhwok): Azizullah Fazli has been appointed as new chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) said on Wednesday. Fazli has formally served as ACB’s director-general in compliance with a presidential decree, according to an IDLG statement. President Ashraf Ghani wished the new ACB head success in his pursuits.…

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IEC warns candidates against disrupting elections

GHAZNI (TOLONews): The Chairman of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Wednesday warned candidates who have closed the doors of IEC offices in provinces that they will be disqualified if they continue to disrupt the work of the election commission. Speaking at a national conference with civil society representatives and political parties, the…

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16 Taliban killed in Kandahar clash

KANDAHAR (TOLONews): Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Abdul Raziq said Wednesday that at least 16 armed Taliban were killed and 14 others wounded in a clash on Tuesday night in Shorabak district. According to Raziq, the Taliban attacked the 5th battalion border forces in on Tuesday night and the clash lasted till 04:00 am Wednesday. In…

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Danske Bank boss quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal

ESTONIA (Reuters): The chief executive of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian operation. Thomas Borgen stepped down following an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£177bn) through its Estonian branch. The Danish bank said many of those payments were suspicious. Mr Borgen said it was clear Danske…

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India steps closer to making triple talaq a punishable offense

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India’s cabinet has approved an executive order to make instant divorce among Muslims, a procedure called “triple talaq”, a punishable offence, a government minister said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to woo Muslim women voters. The Indian Supreme Court outlawed the practice last year, but Modi’s government wants to…

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