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    Ancient room discovered in Jalrez mountains

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): A spacious ancient stone room has been discovered in the Araban area of Jalrez district in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Thursday.


    Unity govt asked to hold talks with Taliban

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Religious scholars from southeastern provinces on Thursday called for President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to initiate concrete security measures, including peace talks with militants.

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    Students rally against profane article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of university students on Saturday rallied against a blasphemous article published in a Kabul-based newspaper, asking relevant organs to award harsh punishment to the perpetrators.


    Action sought over blasphemous article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of residents protested on Friday against the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based newspaper.  


    Youn Afghan woman making feature movie

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A young Afghan woman director on Friday announced she was making her maiden feature film Wolf and Sheep -- the first-ever art house movie of one hour duration.


    Kabul gathering pays tribute to Malala

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Praising Pakistani girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, literary figures and civil society activists on Monday said Afghan officials should attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony slated for Dec. 10 in Oslo.


    Shamameh, the new art gallery in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A contemporary art gallery "Shamameh" has been inaugurated in the capital Kabul on Sunday in a bid to introduce young artists in the field and lift their moral.


    Nobel Prize a great encouragement: Malala

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, who shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, has said the award encouraged her to continue her struggle for girls’ education.

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    Parwan rally seeks power connections

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in the Jabalus Seraj district of central Parwan province, demanding electricity connections from a local grid station.


    Jokes about imams: Baghlan radio put off air

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Police shut down a local radio station in northern Baghlan province and arrested its workers after the station aired a script cracking jokes about prayer leaders, officials said on Saturday.