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    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.

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    Need stressed to improve RTA Wardak center

    MAIDAN CITY (Pajhwok): Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) headquarters should pay due attention to Wardak station, officials in this central province urged on Saturday.


    Post-hajj operation begins, 1st flight tonight

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Airlifting Afghan pilgrims back to the country from Saudi Arabia would start tonight, the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs said on Wednesday.


    Hajj flights to start arriving tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Flights bringing back hajj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia would start arriving in the country tomorrow, an official said on Tuesday.  


    Obama greets Muslims on Hajj, Eidul Adha

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US president Barack Obama on Friday congratulated Muslims over the performance of this year’s sacred Hajj pilgrimage and sent them best wishes for celebrating Eidul Adha.


    2.4m Muslims mark peak of Hajj

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than two million Muslims, including about 24,000 Afghans, thronged Mount Arafat and its surrounding plain in Saudi Arabia on Friday for the high point of the Haj pilgrimage.


    Mass marriage: A smart cost-cutting initiative

    NEILI (Pajhwok): As many as 52 couples tied the knot at a mass marriage ceremony in Neili, the capital of central Daikundi province, on Sunday.


    Atal wins 2014 UN Youth Courage Award

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Fulbright student from Afghanistan has received the 2014 United Nations Youth Courage Award for comprehensive efforts to facilitate girls’ access to education.


    Hajj flight operation to end on Thursday

    KABUL (PAJHWOK): Around 23,000 people have been transported to Saudi Arabia and more than 1,000 others would be shifted by the weekend for performing Hajj, the deputy minister said on Monday.


    After Taliban attack, Ghazni picking up pieces

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The recent Taliban truck bomb attack has destroyed thousands of historic books and a number of artifacts at the Information and Culture Department housing a public library and a museum in southern Ghazni province.