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Pajhwok launches SMS news service via Roshan

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Dec 06, 2017 - 18:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News officially launched on Wednesday its Short Message Service (SMS) news service through Roshan telecom network.
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Oranos private TV channel goes on air in Kunduz

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Dec 04, 2017 - 17:40
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Oranos, a new privately owned television channel, has started broadcasting in northern Kunduz province. The initiative is a joint venture between two journalists Hedayatullah Ziarmal and Zabihullah Majidi. The TV will air...
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Ulema role in society should increase: Ghani

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Dec 03, 2017 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said the ulema of Afghanistan and other Islamic countries were united in stance against rebellions and creating anarchy in Islamic countries.
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Bamyan’s Chahl Burja fort nearing extinction

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Nov 26, 2017 - 18:09
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): The Qala-i-Chahl Burja, a historic fort with 40 towers built around it in the Yakawalang-II district of central Bamyan provinces has been nearing extinction due to negligence on the part of the government. The historic fort is...
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‘Indo-Afghan cultural week’ begins Wednesday

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Nov 26, 2017 - 15:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Embassy in India plans to celebrate the first “Indo-Afghan cultural week” in New Delhi from Wednesday. Afghan envoy to New Delhi, Dr. Shaida Ahmad Abdali, said the event scheduled for November 29 would showcase...
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Young men, women badly affected by high dowry in Paktia

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Nov 23, 2017 - 14:35
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): High dowry still persisted notorious culture in southeastern Paktia and other provinces of the country that made the lives of young men and women difficult. Zarghoona Hemmat, head of the Afghan Women Network (AWN), said young men...
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Efforts on to deal with foreign cultural invasion: Bawari

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Nov 21, 2017 - 20:09
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Acting Information and Culture Minister Mohammad Rasool Bawari said on Tuesday efforts were underway to rescue Afghanistan from “foreign cultural invasion.” The acting minister said this while inaugurating a three-day cultural...
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Female journalists’ presence in media on decline: Survey

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Nov 20, 2017 - 19:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new survey released on Monday said the presence of women journalists in Afghanistan has decreased due to insecurity. Conducted by the Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalist (CPAWJ), the survey was presented at an...
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World has wrongly recognized Afghans: Robert Sampson

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Nov 20, 2017 - 14:43
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): British teacher Robert Sampson says if the world reads Pashtu poetry they will understand the Afghans hate war and love peace.
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37 pairs enter wedlock in Bamyan mass marriage

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:10
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A mass marriage ceremony involving 37 pairs was held in central Bamyan province on Sunday, thanks to the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC)’s financial help. The ceremony was attended by Bamyan governor Mohammad Tahir...
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Prominent historian ‘Kohzad’ paid homage at Presidential Palace

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called Ahmad Ali Kohzad as one of key figures and representative of the Afghan history, emphasizing that all his books should either be printed or digitized. President Ghani was addressing...
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35 couples tie the knot at Nimroz mass wedding

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Nov 12, 2017 - 15:06
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Thirty-five couples tied the knot at a mass wedding ceremony arranged by a welfare organization in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday. Haji Ibrahim Habibyar, head of the welfare organization, said the purpose of mass marriage...
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Women’s painting works on display in Kabul

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Nov 11, 2017 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Painting arts of women, depicting the bad situation of women in Afghanistan, were put on display in capital Kabul on Saturday. Shakila Shaqaiq Payez, head of Change for Afghan Women organization, who organized the exhibition, told...
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Ghani attends Louvre Abu Dhabi opening ceremony

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Nov 09, 2017 - 10:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has participated at the inauguration ceremony of Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Thursday. Art and historical monuments from all over the world, including from...
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Zarif visits Afghan visual art exhibition in Tehran

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Nov 08, 2017 - 14:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Iranian foreign minister has visited the Nimroz Global Visual Art Exhibition of Afghanistan in Tehran, hoping for Afghanistan’s return to prosperity. “The exhibition showcases some sad experiences, but I hope with the help of...
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Afghan, Iranian musicians to perform at Paris festival

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Nov 06, 2017 - 08:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Paris would host the first-ever international festival of Persian-speaking communities in Europe in January, an Iranian newspaper reported on Monday. Music, literature, photography, visual arts and stand-up comedy will be part of...
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Radio Sistan in charge beaten by sweet making factory owners

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Nov 03, 2017 - 16:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have arrested two suspects in southwestern Nimroz province in connection to torment of Radio Sistan Head Ghlam Sakhi Ahmadi, the Journalists Safety Committee (JSC) said in a statement on Friday.
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Afghan journos sign petition seeking end to impunity

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Nov 02, 2017 - 20:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 150 Afghan journalists on Thursday signed a petition paper demanding an end to the culture of impunity for crimes against journalists.
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Khost journalists say insulted, expelled from events

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Nov 02, 2017 - 18:54
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Journalist Safety Committee (JSC) and media groups in southeastern Khost province on Thursday expressed concern over growing threats to the community. A gathering on “Ending Crimes against Journalists” in Khost City, the...
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Free speech under increasing threat in Kandahar

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Nov 02, 2017 - 17:02
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Expressing concern about increasing threats to the freedom of expression, journalists in southern Kandahar province on Thursday held a gathering to condemn the arrest of two journalists by security forces. National Directorate of...
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