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    Pen, not guns: Theme of poetry session

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A well-attended poetry session ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr was arranged in southeastern Paktia province. Seasoned poets underlined hard work to replace gun with pen.


    40 students picked as Seerat-un-Nabi stars

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Hundreds of students from schools and seminaries took part in a Seerat-un-Nabi (Life of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad) competition in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, organisers said on Thursday.

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    Sadqa-i-Fitr estimated at 40 afghanis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Though the government has yet to make any official announcement, religious scholars on Saturday said the minimum Sadqa-i-Fitr, cash payable by every Muslim at the end of the holy month, would be 40 afghanis this year.


    Pajhwok reporter beaten, robbed in Ghazni

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A Pajhwok Afghan News reporter has been beaten and robbed of his official equipment and personal belongings by unknown gunmen in southern Ghazni province.

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    1,000 Balkh residents to perform Haj

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): More than 1,000 people would be taken to Saudi Arabia from northern Balkh province for the performance of Haj this year, an official said on Saturday.


    6th edition of Quran exhibition begins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The sixth edition of the Holy Quran exhibition was launched in the capital Kabul on Monday, organisers said.

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    Famous folk singer Haji Bakht dies

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Haji Bakht, one of the popular folk singers, died from a protracted illness a day earlier and was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in southern Kandahar province, family sources said on Tuesday.


    Musician with global ambitions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A promising musician student at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) has said he wants to compete in his field at national and international to represent his country.


    1st of Ramadan on Sunday: Kandahari

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading astrologist Abdullah Kandahari has predicted Sunday will be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Afghanistan.


    Journalists in east call for their safety

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Journalists in eastern provinces on Saturday asked the government and the rebels to make efforts at protecting their lives during operations against each other.