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Flogging of two women in Ghor condemned

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Feb 14, 2010 - 13:30
CHEGHCHERAN (PAN): Officials and human right activists in western Ghor province have strongly condemned the public flogging of two women as an unlawful and immoral act. Governor's office spokesman Abdul Hai Khatibi said the two women who were...
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Art exhibition held in Kabul

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Feb 14, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): The Centre for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA) put a wide variety of photographs, paintings and art movies on display during a day-long seminar at the Women's Affairs Ministry here on Sunday. Established four years ago, the Centre...
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650 sit secondary school certificate test

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Feb 13, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): As many as 650 religious scholars appeared in an examination on Saturday to earn secondary school certification from the Ministry of Education, officials said on Saturday. The exam held at the Eid Gah Mosque of Kabul was attended by...
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‎350 edu course organised in Ghazni

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Feb 11, 2010 - 13:30
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Education Department officials said on Thursday 350 courses ‎were organised for students in the provincial capital and some lawless districts of the ‎southern province. ‎ Director Hasan Mubarak Azizi told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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Italians train journalists in Herat

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Feb 11, 2010 - 13:30
HERAT CITY (PAN): Forty Afghan journalists completed a training course in modern journalism in western Herat province on Thursday, an official said. The 10-day long training course was arranged by the Afghan Centre to Support Journalism (CSJ) in...
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Canada to train, equip Kandahar police

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Feb 09, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): Canada has announced it will train and equip Afghan police in southern Kandahar province to enable the force to tackle security-related concerns there. To this effect, a contract was signed between interior minister Hanif Atmar and...
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Insecurity forces closure of 172 schools in Kandahar

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Feb 08, 2010 - 13:30
KANDAHAR (PAN): Tens of thousand of students have been deprived of their right of education in the insurgency-plagued southern province of Kandahar, mainly because of widespread insecurity, an official said on Monday. Acting education director, Haji...
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20 librarians receive training

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Feb 08, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): Twenty librarians, who were trained in books-keeping skills, received graduation certificates in Kabul on Monday. The 15-day training course was conducted by the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan (ASA) in collaboration with the Iranian...
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Donors support new higher education strategy

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Feb 07, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): Around 40 donor countries and organisations Sunday vowed to help Afghan government implement its newly devised five-year national higher education strategy. Spokesman for the Higher Education Ministry, Mohammad Azim Noorbaksh, made...
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Book exhibition begins in Jalalabad

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Feb 07, 2010 - 13:30
JALALABAD (PAN): A week-long book exhibition, sponsored by the Iranian Consulate, began on Sunday in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province. The exhibition showcasing a wide variety of books as well as handicrafts was inaugurated at Spin...
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Nominated Afghan students urged to join Pak institutions

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Feb 01, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has urged Afghan students who have been selected in that country's educational institutions in the academic session 2009-10 to join their respective institutes at the earliest since the classes are already underway. Pakistani...
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Barbers conscientised on diseases

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Jan 25, 2010 - 13:30
JALALABAD (PAN): The Nangarhar Public Health Department provided ‎information to barbers about HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, swine flu and other diseases on ‎Monday. ‎ Director Ajmal Pardes told Pajhwok Afghan News a meeting of more than 300 ‎barbers was...
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424 graduates to study in India

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Jan 23, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): The Education Ministry says 424 graduates from the 12th grade are expected to go to India for higher education in the near future. The remarks were made on Saturday by Ghulam Dastagir Munir, head of the secondary teaching department. He...
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Twitter and Facebook: Popular info tools

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Jan 21, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): "Is anyone in Kabul hearing booms and pop-pop of gunfire? Or is it just me?" This was one of first tweets about the January 18 multiple terrorist attacks in the heart of the central capital. The assailants targeted the Presidential...
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Twitter and Facebook emerge popular info tools

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Jan 21, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): "Is anyone in Kabul hearing booms and pop-pop of gunfire? Or is it just me?" This was one of first tweets about the January 18 multiple terrorist attacks in the heart of the central capital. The assailants targeted the Presidential...
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Film on Bacha Khan's life, struggle launched

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Jan 20, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): A documentary on the life and struggle of iconic Khudai Khidmatgar Movement leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as Bacha Khan, opened to great acclaim in Kabul on Wednesday. The launch in Kabul of "The Frontier Gandhi:...
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5,000 appear in entry test

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Jan 19, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): Around 5,000 high school graduates from 12 provinces appeared in a second entry test for admissions to colleges and universities across the country on Tuesday. Deputy Minister for Academic Affairs Dr Mohammad Osman Babari informed...
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Training course for women launched

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Jan 17, 2010 - 13:30
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A two-month course has got under way to train 100 women ‎in keeping chickens in southern Ghazni province. The training was launched in the ‎Khwaja Omari district. ‎ The district's administrative head told Pajhwok Afghan News hens...
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Bookstores to be built in Kabul

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Jan 05, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): Three stores having the capacity to stock 15 million books will be constructed in Kabul this year, an Education Ministry official said on Tuesday. The public relations officer told Pajhwok Afghan News a plan had been devised to...
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‎41,000 teachers successful in pay-scale test

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Jan 03, 2010 - 13:30
KABUL (PAN): Of the 43,000 teachers took a pay-scale test in November, 2009, up ‎to 41,000 had been declared successful for scoring 50 per cent marks while 2,070 ‎failed to achieve the target. ‎ On November 15, around 42,000 teachers, amid a state...
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