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Thousands of Dasht-i-Archi students out of school

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Jan 15, 2018 - 18:01
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of schools in the Dash-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province have been closed due to recent spike in insecurity, affecting thousands of students. The residents of the district demand the government reopen the...
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42pc of Parwan teacher township land usurped

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Jan 15, 2018 - 00:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Powerful individuals have encroached upon around 42 acres of land belonging to a teacher’s township in central Parwan province, officials said Sunday.
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Population of Nimroz drug addicts reaches 13,000

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Jan 14, 2018 - 19:21
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Officials in southwestern Nimroz province say the population of drug addicts has jumped from 11,000 to 13,000 in a span of one year in the province—with most of them returning from neighboring countries. Figures obtained by Pajhwok...
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No female doctor in remote Ghazni areas

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Jan 14, 2018 - 14:37
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of far-flung areas in southern Ghazni province transfer their female family patients to kilometers away to district centers or the provincial capital against an artificially increased taxi fare. The people in remote...
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Faryab power transmission line cut 52 times in 9 months

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Jan 14, 2018 - 14:37
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The main power transmission line in northwestern Faryab province has been cut 52 times over the past nine month as a result of armed clashes between security forces and Taliban militants, an official said on Sunday. Syed Abdul...
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Projects worth 2.6b afs executed in Nangarhar last year

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Jan 10, 2018 - 18:27
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials say 190 major projects worth 2.6 billion afghanis were implemented in eastern Nangarhar province last fiscal year. The projects include reconstruction, health services, education and basic facilities in rural...
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Illegal extraction of Badakhshan mines goes on

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Jan 07, 2018 - 19:21
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): All mines in northeastern Badakhshan province are illegally extracted by armed men and militants as the government collected no revenue this solar year from mining in the province. Local officials say revenue of the provincial...
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In Nuristan, cases of violence against women addressed by jirgas

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Jan 06, 2018 - 13:44
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Women’s Affairs Department in eastern Nuristan province says many incidents of violence against women are being resolved by tribal elders instead of courts. Some 45 cases of violence against women have been recorded during...
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Imports from Pakistan drop by 80pc this year

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Dec 30, 2017 - 16:00
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): As its trade with Central Asia states has been on the rise, Afghanistan’s imports from Pakistan have declined by 80 percent, say traders in northern Balkh province. Due to commerce and transit issues between Afghanistan and...
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Many bonded child laborers work in Takhar salt mine

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Dec 27, 2017 - 12:38
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Mehrabuddin (not his real name), a 12-year-old boy, transfers salt rocks on two donkeys from dawn to dusk every day to pay off loan his father took two years ago in Namak Ab district of northern Takhar province. Mehrabuddin, is...
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Female Daikundi journalists’ interest in field growing

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Dec 27, 2017 - 11:51
NEILI (Pajhwok): Media activists and journalists in central Daikundi province say women’s interest in the field has increased but they still face many challenges starting from home.
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Neglected local music in Ghor vanishing: Artists

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Dec 26, 2017 - 09:28
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Homegrown music that once enthralled audiences during festivals and other happy events in western Ghor province has been on the decline, local singers say. Artists and cultural activists criticize the government for having...
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20 Nangarhar doctors, kin kidnapped this year

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Dec 24, 2017 - 17:50
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty doctors or their family members were kidnapped for ransom in eastern Nangarhar province during this solar year. Almost all those kidnapped had been released after payment of ransom money and as a result, six specialist...
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Drugs openly sold under police nose in Farah

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Dec 24, 2017 - 08:34
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Drugs are openly sold in some areas and even close to the police headquarters in the capital of western Farah province. In Farah City, the provincial capital, Qala-i-Faraidon, Bagh-i-Kafi, and Chahar Bagh are areas where drugs...
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95pc of buildings in Asadabad violative of master plan

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Dec 20, 2017 - 16:48
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Residents and officials of eastern Kunar province say 95 percent of Asadabad, the provincial capital, has been constructed in violation of the master plan, creating problems for the people and the government. The master plan for...
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Teen married girl forced to eat from dog’s plate

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Dec 19, 2017 - 17:54
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A married teenage girl under treatment at a private clinic in Ferozkhoh, the capital of western Ghor province, says her in-laws daily subjected her to violence and hard labor. The 17-year-old, Gul Hazar, was brought to the clinic...
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Bribes, strongmen behind unruly Kabul traffic

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Dec 19, 2017 - 16:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taking bribe by traffic police and illegal use of roads by drivers linked to strongmen and growing traffic congestion in Kabul result in violation of traffic rules and people’s rights. According to the Ministry of Transport’s cargo...
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Raw marble smuggling from Herat continues unabated

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Dec 17, 2017 - 17:05
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): In violation of President Ashraf Ghani’s warning, unprocessed marble -- also known as white gold of Afghanistan -- continues to be smuggled abroad. During his visit to Herat about two years back, President Ghani had promised...
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Power project: Parwan laborers say their wages missing

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Dec 15, 2017 - 11:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): A case involving non-payment of wages worth hundreds of thousands of afghanis for the digging of foundations for power pylons and claims of up to 1.6 million afghanis embezzlement in the electricity supply project in central Parwan...
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Large swaths of state land 'usurped' east of Kabul

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Dec 12, 2017 - 23:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of acres of state-land allocated for development projects and Kabul’s eastern cemetery has been allegedly usurped by powerful individuals and parliament members.
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