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Samangan denied 5pc coalmine revenue share: Residents

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Feb 26, 2018 - 11:32
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Under the Afghanistan laws, a five percent of the revenue from mineral extraction should go to the relevant province, but residents of northern Samangan province say they are denied this royalty benefit. Coalmines in Dara-i-Suf Bala...
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Gulbahar textile mill's land grabbed, machines sold

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Feb 25, 2018 - 22:29
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The machinery of Gulbahar Textile Plant in central Kapisa province has been sold, its land partially grabbed and the building is ruined.
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Maternal mortality rate up in Uruzgan this year

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Feb 25, 2018 - 19:37
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The mother and child mortality rate has risen in central Uruzgan province due to growing insecurity and the absence of healthcare professional, says the Public Health Department.
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Logar pharmacies selling low-quality drugs : Residents

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Feb 25, 2018 - 16:58
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The residents of central Logar province are complaining about low-quality medicines being sold at local pharmacies. Haji Samiullah, a resident of Baraki Barak district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that people took their patients...
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Rashid Khan from Kuchi team to global fame

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Feb 24, 2018 - 18:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rashid Khan, who started playing as a batsman for a local Kuchi tribe team, shot to internationally fame in no time by recently achieving top position among ICC ODI players ranking. Rashid joined India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah at...
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No print facility sends Ghor media outlets packing

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Feb 22, 2018 - 17:41
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Many print media outlets have been closed down in western Ghor province due to the absence of printing houses, rendering writers unable to print their articles. According to media professionals, print media outlets previously...
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Kandahar egg industry meets 40pc of local demand

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Feb 22, 2018 - 14:41
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): With their number reaching 13 after inauguration of an advanced egg producing farm, the layer chicken industry in southern Kandahar province meets 40 percent of local demand. The newly-built professional farm is opened in...
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ALP forces buy machinegun spending own money

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Feb 21, 2018 - 17:07
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel in Muqur and Gilan districts of southern Ghazni province say they can recapture many areas from Taliban insurgents if they are given heavy and advanced weapons. Wazir Mohammad, an ALP member...
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Nighttime suspension of telecom services sparks worries

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Feb 21, 2018 - 13:31
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of the Payeen Kent area of northern Sar-i-Pul province complain of nighttime suspension of telecom services. Abdul Raziq, a leader of Imam Jaffar village, told Pajhwok Afghan News the suspension of telecom...
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Nothing done basic to improve our lives: Paktia women

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Feb 20, 2018 - 08:45
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Women in southeastern Paktia province say nothing fundamental has been done to improve women’s living standard and past projects in this regard have little impact. Aisha, a resident of Ahmadkhel district, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Meat sold in Kabul without hygiene being checked

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Feb 19, 2018 - 04:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of animals are slaughtered on a daily basis without basic hygiene precautions being taken in central capital Kabul where only ten people are tasked with stopping contaminated meat from reaching the food chain. A Pajhwok...
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Pul-i-Khumri taxi drivers want enforcement of traffic laws

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Feb 18, 2018 - 14:43
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Some taxis drivers in Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, have demanded enforcement of traffic laws to prevent the use of illegal transportation and ban of non-custom paid vehicles in the city. They said...
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Half of Zabul schools shut by insecurity, fighting

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Feb 14, 2018 - 10:57
QALAT (Pajhwok): More than half of schools in southern Zabul province, where four districts have no schools at all, are closed due to insecurity, an official said on Tuesday. Atta Jan, the provincial council chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News around 80...
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70pc of healthcare centers operating without licenses in Paktia

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Feb 13, 2018 - 18:52
GARDIZ (Pajhwok): Most of private hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and drug importing companies in southeastern Paktia province are operating without having legal documents. Pajhwok Afghan News learnt that five of nine private hospitals and 19 of 25...
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Dubbing people with bad names have negative impact: Experts

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Feb 13, 2018 - 18:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some psychologists have said the use of disgraceful names for others was a practice against the teaching of Islamic and had left negative impact over individual and social relationship. Psychological illness, decline in inter-...
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Robberies, drug addicts increasing in Nimroz, say residents

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Feb 13, 2018 - 09:19
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number residents of southwestern Nimroz province are complaining about growing population of drug addicts and increasing robberies, but officials dispute their claims. Hajji Ahmad, who owns a mobile phone shop in Zaranj City,...
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Widowed, unsheltered Kandahar women seek jobs

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Feb 11, 2018 - 17:07
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Many widowed and unaccompanied women in southern Kandahar province have asked the central government to provide them with jobs in order to give their children a decent life. Saima, 36, a resident of 2nd police district of...
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Scrap smuggling keeps Nangarhar metal industry struggling

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Feb 11, 2018 - 16:37
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The smuggling of iron and tin scrap from Afghanistan to Pakistan has enervated the local metal industry to the point of collapse despite a presidential ban on the export of raw metal, officials and public representatives in...
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95% women in Paktika sans Tazkera

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Feb 11, 2018 - 15:16
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Ninety-five percent women and 30 percent men have not obtained National Identity Cards (NICs) --- also known Tazkera --- in southeastern Paktika province, government officials said and termed it a huge problem. Momin Khan Kamal, a...
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Ghor residents in trouble after water wells dry up

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Feb 10, 2018 - 20:31
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Grappling with an acute shortage of drinking water, the residents of western Ghor province have urged the government to relieve them from walking long distances to fetch water home after most of the wells in their localities...
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