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Monday, February 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The first round of university entering examination of higher education institutions was held in Kabul. 
According to BNA, in this exam 12500 high schools’ graduated girls and boys from Kabul have attended. 
The exam was held in Kabul medical university, Polytechnic and education universities of Kabul. 
Prof. Sediqi deputy minister of higher education ministry said that this year, with establishing of 5 new higher education institutions in Ghoor, Farah, Paktika, Sar Pul and Urozgan provinces more candidates will accept in universities. 
According to him, accepting candidates of higher education institutions have increased than last year as well. 
He asked the attention of higher education ministry for well and clear holding of the exam. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, February 20, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) A policeman was killed and four others including a policeman wounded in a suicide attack in Kandahar province this morning. 
This even occurred at 10:30 am near 4th district of police of Kandahar province. 
According to the reports, a suicide bomber in a motorbike full of explosive materials blew himself up near the 4th police district of that province. 
Jawid Faisal press in charge of Kandahar province said to BNA, in this event, a policeman was killed and three civilians including a policeman were injured. 
According to Faisal, the suicide bomber wanted to target the building of 4th police district. 
Meanwhile, Doctors of Kandahar central hospital reported health condition of the injured satisfactory. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 20 February 2012 10:50

16 Prisoners Released From Baghlan Jail

Monday, February 20, 2012
Pul-e-Khumri (BNA) 16 prisoners including a girl yesterday released from a prison in the northern province of Baghlan. 
According to Hashmatullah Hasham, provincial director of Justice for Baghlan, the prisoners have been released based on a verdict issued on the occasion of Milad of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) by Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 
According to Colonel Mohammad Aslam Kohistani, general director for Pul-e-Khumri prisons, currently there are 354 prisoners including 18 women in Pul-e-Khumri prison.

Monday, 20 February 2012 10:49

Women Give Four Babies To Birth In Paktia

Monday, February 20, 2012
Gardez (BNA) A woman gave yesterday four kids to birth in southern Paktia province. 
According to Hajji Mohammad, a provincial health official for Zarmat district, the woman yesterday afternoon bore four kids, two boys and two girls in the health clinic of the district. 
He said both mother and the kids are in good condition.

Monday, 20 February 2012 10:48

3 Drug-traffickers Arrested In Uruzgan

Monday, February 20, 2012
Urozgan (BNA) Three people said to be involved in trafficking drugs were arrested by police in central Uruzgan province. 
The individuals who were trafficking nearly 361 kg of poppy to an unidentified location were arrested on Saturday evening by police in the outskirts of Charchino district of the province. 
According to Noorullah Hotak, provincial director of counter narcotics, the individuals placed the poppy in the sacks of maize in a car. 
Hotak said they have consolidated their efforts on counter narcotics in the province.

Monday, February 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili met with the members of the understanding and liaison committee and some lecturers of Nangarhar University. 
The members shared their problems with the vice-president and asked the government leadership for addressing their difficulties. 
They said that the buildings of the university require reconstruction and so far no measure was taken as regards the lecturers residential plots. 
Approval of Night College with specific budget, expropriation of land for building of lecturer’s residences and dormitory for the students were other demands of the members and lecturers of the university. 
Khalili expressed pleasure to meet the members and the lecturers and assured them of timely addressing of their demands. 
He said that the Nangarhar University is a long-standing scientific center in Afghanistan and possesses the required capacity for training of professional cadres and that the government focuses its attention towards upgrading the capacity of the higher education institutions and universities and this program indeed bring about progress in the country.

Monday, February 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A high-ranking US military general said that the Afghan security foundations need USD4 billion annually after 2014 when the international forces leave this country. 
This US general reiterated that in case we the international coalition in struggle against terrorism wants to safeguard our victories in Afghanistan we need to maintain the security forces of Afghanistan. 
It is expected that US president Barack Obama declare the detailed budget of the police and army of Afghanistan after 2014 at the meeting of NATO leaders to be organized in May of current year and ask the NATO leaders to cooperate in its financing, despite this the major portion of the expenses of the security forces of Afghanistan that is around USD4 billion is financed by the US administration. 
Presently the major portion of the national army and the national police of Afghanistan is financed USD11.2 billion for the armed forces of Afghanistan during the current year.

Monday, February 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Fazul Hadi Muslimyar, the senate exchanged views on the role of the neighboring countries in success of peace process of Afghanistan. 
The senators also talked on the process of reconciliation with the opposition and national wide security and said that the peace process should concentrate on creation of understanding among the Afghans as till Afghans do not reach an understanding point, no foreign country attain any achievements in this respect. 
Some of the senator’s considered Pakistan and Iran having positive role in overcoming the crisis in Afghanistan and some others attributed the issue of Durand Line as main impeding factor dragging Pakistan to interfere in our affairs. 
They noted that peace is quite vital for the people of this country and asked the government to accelerate efforts for peace. 
Others said that the government is trying its best but the Taliban are rejecting peace offers. 
They said that Taliban are not led by a specific center and when some of its groups want to come to peace terms others reject that.

Monday, February 20, 2012
Kabul (BNA) First Vice-President, Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim met with members of the national youth council of Afghanistan and discussed current situation in the country. 
Addressing the youth he said that the present conditions are the outcome of the sacrifices of our young generation who were active throughout the country and safeguarded this country by letting their bloods. 
The Jehad era was a brilliant period as a result of which were in our present status, the period that by overcoming the problems we should build up our country. 
He added that Afghanistan is the common home of the Afghans and in the same manner that we have obligation for its reconstruction we should also work towards enrichment of our national culture as well. 
Considering the capacity of the youth of the country be stressed that youths are the powerful wealth of the society and in the light of the knowledge that they learn they should also work hard for progress and prosperity of their country as well. 
He encouraged the youth to resist the problems and added that hope enlighten our future so we can take bold steps towards betterment. 
Two youths from the council shared their problems and asked for addressing their problems by the government. 
They touched on joblessness within the society, as well as in education spheres. 
Marshal Fahim promised that their problems will be studied and addressed.

Monday, February 20, 2012
Nily (BNA) Continuous heavy snowfalls caused blocking roads connecting the districts with Nily, capital city of Daikundi province. 
According to Qurban Ali Urozgani, governor of Daikundi, all the roads including Kabul-Daikundi have been blocked due to heavy snowfalls and the people are facing with various problems. 
Provincial director for public work in the province said their directorate’s workers are making efforts to reopen the roads, but snowfalls and cloudy weather prevented them from clearing the snow. 
According to governor of Daikundi, in an avalanche’s incident in Sangtakht Banderbala district, a number of shopkeepers sustained injuries.