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    1st of Ramadan on Tuesday: Kandahari

    KABUL (PAN): The holy month of Ramazan would begin on July 9, with the moon likely to be sighted on Monday, a noted Afghan astrologist predicted on Tuesday.



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    Rahmani remembered amid calls for his killers’ arrest

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of people, including senior government officials, on Saturday held a special commemoration gathering in honour of the slain prominent peace negotiator, Maulvi Arsalan Rahmani, in Kabul, amid calls for the arrest of his killers. Rahmani was killed on May 13, 2012 in Kabul by unidentified gunmen.



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    Khawasi remarks against media law: ANJU

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Journalists’ Union (ANJU) on Sunday said recent remarks by a Wolesi Jirga member regarding media outlets were against the country's laws, especially the law on mass media.



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    Qalam radio goes on air in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (PAN): The private radio station, known as Qalam (pen) went on the air in the Kama district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.



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    Rohani’s death anniversary observed

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): The fifth death anniversary of journalist Abdul Samad Rohani was observed in southern Helmand province on Saturday.



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    Industrial exhibition opens in Gardez

    GARDEZ (PAN): A two-day exhibition showcasing different industrial products and handicrafts was inaugurated in the capital of southeastern Paktia province on Tuesday.



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    Journalists to be included in media panels

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Information and Culture on Saturday agreed to give two members of journalist support groups the membership of High Media Council and include seven in the Mass Media Commission.



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    Saudi gifts dates to 35,000 Afghan students

    KABUL (PAN): The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday handed over 85 metric tonnes of dried dates to Word Food Programme (WFP) officials in Kabul to be given in donation to poor Afghan families during the month of Ramadan.



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    Massoudi to receive Honorary Doctorate tonight

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan National Museum head, Omara Khan Massoudi, will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New York University Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) tonight, ahead of a conference in his honour titled "Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage."



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    Poets back peace, reform efforts

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): A poetry session -- “Helmand Seend” -- attended by dozens of poets and writers, was held in the capital of southern Helmand province, officials said on Friday.