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Supporters of Ghani’s State-Builder Team Call for Validation of Non-Biometric Votes

17 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

A number of political parties who supported Ashraf Ghani’s State-Builder team in the Afghan presidential election called on the electoral commissions to validate non-biometric votes. Members of these parties held a press conference on Wednesday in Kabul where they claimed that invalidation of non-biometric votes is a conspiracy. “If they emphasize on biometrically verified votes …

Authorities Fail to Enforce Court Order over a Former IEC Member

17 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

Strong criticisms rise after authorities failed to implement a court decision over a former member of the Independent Election Commission. Afghanistan’s justice center sentenced all members of electoral commissions to five years in jail after they were found guilty of rigging the votes of Kunar parliamentary elections in 2018. However, Wasima Badghisi, a senior member …

Gunmen Assassinate Two Policemen in Herat

17 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

Unknown gunmen shot dead two policemen in western Herat province early this morning, a security official said on Thursday. A security official told Ariana News that the two policemen were shot dead when they were going to work. Eyewitnesses said the two attackers managed to escape from the area after the incident. Family members and …

Afghan Forces Launch Major Clearance Operation in Baghlan

17 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

Afghan security forces have launched a major clearance operation from three directions over Taliban controlled areas in northern Baghlan province. The operation to crackdown Taliban militants in Dand-e-Ghori, Dand-e-Shahabuddin and Kilagai areas of the province started on Wednesday night. General Abbas Tawakali, an army commander who is leading the operation in Baghlan province told Ariana …

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Japan Contributes $7.2 Million to Support Literacy in Afghanistan

16 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

An agreement on a project aimed at improving the quality of the Accelerated Non-formal Education Programme (ANEP) was signed between Japan and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday at the Embassy of Japan in Kabul. The signing ceremony for the project was attended by Mirwais Balkhi, the Acting Education Minister, …

AGO Investigates Police Commander of ‘Municipality Unit’ on Bribery Allegations

16 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

The Attorney General Office (AGO) is investigating the allegations of corruption against the commander of a police unit titled “municipality military detachment”. A few months ago, the Ministry of Interior in an agreement with the Kabul Municipality formed the unit to prevent illegal construction and land-grabbing in the capital Kabul. Last week, the operatives of …

Preliminary Results of Presidential Election May Delay A Few Days: IEC

Preliminary Results of Presidential Election May Delay A Few Days: IEC

16 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

The preliminary results of Afghan presidential election, which is scheduled to be announced on October 19, might be delayed, an official said on Wednesday. Aurangzeb, a member of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) told Ariana News that efforts are underway to announce the preliminary results based on the timeline but if a delay happens it …

Mother Abandons Her Paralyzed Baby in Kabul Hospital

Mother Abandons Her Paralyzed Baby in Kabul Hospital

16 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

A mother has abandoned her four-year-old baby girl in the Indira Gandhi Children’s hospital in Kabul and disappeared without a trace since two days, doctors said on Wednesday. According to the doctors, the mother of the paralyzed child has left her in the hospital after founding that she is not curable. The doctors are calling …

Car Bomb Hits Gov’t Building in Laghman

16 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

A car bomb was detonated near administrative building of Laghman’s Alishang district at around 6 am on Wednesday, local officials said. The Provincial spokesman Assadullah Dawlatzai  confirms the incident adding that at least two Afghan security forces were killed and 10 soldiers were wounded. Dawlatzai further added that at least 25 students who were studying …

Army Helicopter Crashes in North of Afghanistan

15 Oct 2019 Ariana News Ariana News

An Afghan army helicopter crashed in Balkh province early this evening, security officials confirmed. The incident took place at around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday near the eastern entrance gate of Mazar-e-Sharif City. Balkh police spokesman and an official in 209th army corps confirmed the incident but denied to make any comment about casualties. However, a …