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    Religious scholars vow support to Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Demanding greater say in government’s affairs, religious scholars who gathered in Kabul on Wednesday announced support to presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul in the April 5 polls.

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    Security up in Balkh for Nawroz celebration

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Strict security measures have been put in place in northern Balkh province ahead of Nawroz celebrations scheduled for March 21, officials said.


    Paktika Milli Television starts local transmission

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): For the first time, the Paktika Milli Television has started local transmission in this southeastern province on Thursday.


    Buddha’s statues 13th anniversary celebrated

    BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Civil society activists on Thursday celebrated the 13th anniversary of Buddha’s statues dynamited by the Taliban on March 10, 2001.


    Blackwater book in Pashtu hits stalls in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pashtu translation of a 2007 book “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Powerful Mercenary Army” authored by independent journalist Jeremy Scahill has been printed and its copies have hit the stalls in Kabul.


    Journalists end strike as senior medic apologise

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalists on Friday called off their strike after they were assured action against doctors who allegedly harassed and beaten a reporter in western Herat province.


    Ghazni ceremony underway sans foreigners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A ceremony declaring southern Ghazni province as cultural capital of the Islamic Civilization kicked off in the provincial capital on Sunday, an official said.


    Security up for landmark Ghazni ceremony

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The stage is set for a grand ceremony marking Ghazni City as the capital of Islamic Civilisation, authorities said on Saturday.


    Info Dept retakes house after 20 years

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Information and Culture Department on Wednesday announced retaking a house from its illegal occupants after two decades in the capital of northern Balkh province.