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In Khost province, drive launched against high dowry rates

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Feb 05, 2018 - 18:18
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Khost Welfare and Social Foundation (KWSF) has launched a campaign in the southeastern province against high dowry rates and extravagant expenses on wedding ceremonies. Akhtar Gul Wafa, head of the foundation, told Pajhwok...
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Kandahar trader assists Chahar Dara war-hit families

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Jan 30, 2018 - 18:07
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Food and non-food items have recently been distributed among more than 300 displaced families in the capital of northern Kunduz province, Governor Asadullah Omarkhail said on Tuesday. The governor told a meeting here the...
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12 villages cut off as Taliban dynamite Kunduz bridge

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Jan 23, 2018 - 15:54
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban have blown up a major bridge disconnecting 12 villages from the Imam Sahib district center in northern Kunduz province, local residents and officials said on Tuesday. The residents complained about a sudden price...
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Samangan truckers on strike against police extortion

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Jan 21, 2018 - 17:30
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Truck drivers who transport coal from the Shababak coalmine in northern Samangan province on Sunday went on strike, vowing to continue their protest until extortion on the road was stopped. Ghazanfar, one of the protesting drivers,...
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‘No uplift scheme in Dur Baba district in 16 years’

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Jan 18, 2018 - 19:02
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Dur Baba district in eastern Nangarhar province say they play a major role in keeping security of the town which they claim has been ignore by the government over the past 16 years. Religious scholars and local...
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200 poor families distributed coal in Bamyan

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Jan 17, 2018 - 15:51
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Some 200 poor families received coal in assistance in central Bamyan province, an official said on Wednesday. Provincial Refugees and Returnees department head, Aziziullah Amen, told Pajhwok Afghan News the assistance had been...
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Finland donates €2m to UNICEF’s water sanitation plan

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Jan 11, 2018 - 14:21
کابل (پژواک،٢١جدى ٩٦):کشور فنلند دو ميليون "يورو" را به منظور حمايت از برنامه صندوق وجهی سازمان ملل برای کودکان درافغانستان "يونيسف" مساعدت نموده تا به اطفال و خانواده ها درکشور آب آشاميدنى صحى و حفظ الصحه فراهم گردد.
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Logar police severely beat residents after blast

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Jan 08, 2018 - 17:51
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Police ‘ruthlessly’ thrashed a number of residents in this capital city of central Logar province after an explosion. Residents of Jumma Kala, Ali Khan Kala, Bucha Kala, Muhajir, Khwaja Mohammad and Akbar Kala areas of Pul-i-...
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Disabled vendors protest removing their roadside stalls

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Dec 31, 2017 - 19:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tens of disabled individuals on Sunday gathered in front of the Parliament building in capital Kabul, asking lawmakers to defend their rights. The disabled people protested the Kabul Municipality move to remove their stalls 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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Mother of 4 jumps to death from Faryab peak

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Dec 25, 2017 - 16:51
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A young ‘mentally ill’ woman jumped to her death from a mountain summit in the Kohistan district of northern Faryab province, an official said on Monday. The 25-year-old married woman allegedly jumped from a 300-meter height in...
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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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Bayat gets Mother Teresa Memorial Award

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Dec 17, 2017 - 09:51
کابل (پژواک، ٢۵ قوس ٩۶): بنیاد خیریۀ بیات، جایزه بین المللی "مادر ترزا" برای "عدالت اجتماعی" را به دست آورد.
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IDPs receive aid in Nangarhar

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Dec 14, 2017 - 15:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of internally-displaced and returning families have received food items and cash aid in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. The aid was distributed by the provincial refugees and repatriation...
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Working Daikundi mothers struggling to parent

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Dec 13, 2017 - 17:27
NEILI (Pajhwok): A satisfactory number of women work in government offices both civil and military in central Daikundi province despite the lack of kindergartens, separate dressing rooms and toilets. Of the total 1,850 government employees in...
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Casualties as rival Khost tribes resume clash

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Dec 13, 2017 - 16:46
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): An armed clash between two tribes --Mangal and Moqbil -- over a land and mountain ownership dispute has caused casualties on both sides in southern Khost province, sources said Wednesday. The clash also involving heavy weapons...
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WFP plans to assist thousands in Samangan, Kabul

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Dec 12, 2017 - 17:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Food Program (WFP) will distribute 268 tons of food items to 1,500 displaced families in northern Samangan province and give in cash more than 65.8 million afghanis to around 10,000 economically-affected families in...
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Reducing number of polling stations unfair: activists

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Dec 11, 2017 - 17:01
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Civil society activists on Monday said reducing the number of polling centers in eastern Nangarhar province was “an unfair and unprofessional decision.”
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Life paralyzed in Gardez due to security barriers

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Dec 10, 2017 - 16:31
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The authorities in southeastern Paktia province have closed general roads inside the provincial capital, Gardez, and a highway that connects the city with several districts, causing a great deal of inconvenience to residents...
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Sexual harassment of children on the rise in Kandahar

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Dec 09, 2017 - 16:18
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) officials in the southern region say poverty, joblessness, parental inattention and other factors have contributed to an increase in sexual harassment of children in...
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