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DABS announces 4-hour cut in Kabul load-shedding

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Nov 28, 2017 - 19:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) or power utility on Tuesday announced reducing the period of load-shedding in capital Kabul from 12 hours to eight hours after December 6. Kabul city has been experiencing frequent load-shedding...
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IDP families assisted in Nangarhar, Panjshir

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Nov 28, 2017 - 19:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): War-displaced families in eastern Nangarhar province have received cash and kitchen accessories in aid, officials said on Tuesday. Nangarhar refugee and repatriation director Ghulam Haidar Faqeeri told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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Power project: Parwan laborers say their wages missing

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Nov 28, 2017 - 18:20
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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Protestors seek removal of Nahrin district police chief

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Nov 28, 2017 - 14:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of residents on Tuesday rallied in the Shahr-i-Naw Park of Kabul, seeking the removal of the Nahrin district police chief of northern Baghlan province Haji Basir Javed, head of the Cultural and Social Council of Nahrin...
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Paktikans unhappy with New Kabul Bank services

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Nov 26, 2017 - 17:36
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Some government servants and common people allege the New Kabul Bank branch in southeastern Paktika province has failed in providing customer services. Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, police and other people waiting from...
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2 sisters who lost eyesight 16 years back

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Nov 26, 2017 - 14:51
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Khatera, 20 and Sabera 18 are two sisters who lost their eyesight 16 years back when the US and her allies invaded Afghanistan.
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Once a victim, lawyer Bushra now defends others

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Nov 23, 2017 - 10:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Now a defense lawyer, Bushra, who transformed herself from a helpless woman to a helpful citizen, says she has decided to defend women whose voices have been suppressed. A report covering Bushra headlined ‘ Standing up against a...
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In Afghanistan, more than 6m children prone to abuse

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Nov 22, 2017 - 23:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than six million children in Afghanistan are vulnerable to violence and other abuses despite the establishment of a proper legal platform for improvement in their lives, officials said on Wednesday.
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Pressure tactics: Taliban cut power supply to Faryab

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Nov 22, 2017 - 15:49
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have cut electricity supply to the capital and four districts of northwestern Faryab province, depriving 57,000 families of the facility. Qari Wakil, Taliban chief for Khwaja Sabzposh district, told Pajhwok...
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Passports being distributed to Afghans in Saudi Arabia

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Nov 22, 2017 - 15:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan citizens previously traveled on Pakistani passports to Saudi Arabia are being distributed Afghan passports, the Afghan embassy in Riyadh said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Afghan diplomatic mission thanked Saudi King...
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Above 1,650 repatriated families aided in Laghman

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Nov 21, 2017 - 08:22
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Hundreds of repatriated and war-affected families have received aid and cash money in the capital and districts of eastern Laghman province, the gubernatorial spokesman said on Monday. Sarhadi Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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Iran deports hundreds of Afghan refugee children

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Nov 20, 2017 - 18:26
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Iran has deported at least 1,000 Afghan refugee children into western Herat and southwestern Nimroz provinces in the past two months, local officials said Monday. The children were deported through the Islam Qala border...
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UNICEF commemorates World Children’s Day

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Nov 20, 2017 - 15:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Several media outlets, including Pajhwok Afghan News, are giving children the opportunity to take over segments of their programming today (Monday), UNICEF said. Participating TV and radio stations include RTA, TV24, Shamshad, Tolo...
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Moderate refugee return from Pakistan expected in 2018

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Nov 17, 2017 - 11:47
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The return of Afghan refugees to their homeland is expected to remain modest next year, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). But despite the slow pace of return, the UN refugee agency said it could not...
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Jalalabad roadside vendors causing ‘inconvenience’

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Nov 16, 2017 - 19:29
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members, shopkeepers and residents of Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, say the municipality has given footpaths to vendors against rent creating great inconvenience. Meanwhile,...
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Winter diseases attack children of Kunduz IDPs

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Nov 16, 2017 - 15:43
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Displaced by the conflict, around 3,000 families from two districts of northern Kunduz province have been struggling with numerous problems, including lack of shelter to protect themselves from merciless winter, an official...
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Protesters accuse Nangarhar PC member of land grabbing

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Nov 14, 2017 - 14:51
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Surah Roud district in eastern Nangarhar province have rallied against Qahar Qader, the Provincial Council (PC) member and accused him of grabbing their lands. The protesters gathered in front of the governor...
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Despite concerns, Afghans optimistic about future: Survey

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Nov 14, 2017 - 14:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Optimism among the Afghans about the direction of their country has slightly increased, reversing a decade-long downward trajectory in the national mood, a new survey released on Tuesday said. But at the same time, fears about...
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Afghanistan enters green slot in freedom of expression

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Nov 13, 2017 - 18:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has secured the green place in supporting freedom of expression in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Culture (...
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The blind grumble about slights and disrespect

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Nov 13, 2017 - 16:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the existence of laws safeguarding the rights of special people, little attention is paid to individuals with disabilities, who continue to be ignored in housing schemes. Such individuals lack the ability to work or earn...
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