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    Eid Milad-un-Nabi observed in Kabul, provinces

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The holy Quran verses’ recitation events and gatherings held on Monday in the capital Kabul and provinces to observe Eid Milad-un-Nabi, festival of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)'s birthday, with religious reverence.



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    Women’s role in elections underlined

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Women could play an effective role in the April presidential and provincial council elections, said an official of the Afghan Muslim Sisters’ Association on Thursday.



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    Violence against journalists continues: NAI

    KABUL (PAN): Three journalists were killed, seven wounded and six others detained this year by the government, armed opposition and other circles in Afghanistan, a media advocacy group said on Monday.



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    In Ghazni, last gasps of copper industry

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Many people of southern Ghazni province once worked as coppersmiths, setting up dozens of shops in the provincial capital. But now this craftsmanship is on the verge of disappearance.



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    AJNU hails Karzai’s pardon for journalists

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Journalists’ Union (AJNU) on Wednesday welcomed President Hamid Karzai’s pardon for local journalists and requested him to issue formal decree to prosecutors and courts.



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    In Andar, bride price fixed at 300,000 afs

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Religious scholars from the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni province have decided against underage marriage, fixing the bride price -- known as vulvar in local parlance -- at 300,000 afghanis ($5,500).



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    Women rally against murder of sisters-in-law

    TIRINKOT (PAN): A large number of women staged a protest demonstration in central Uruzgan province on Saturday against the killing of a female teacher and a policewoman.



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    Handicrafts, artefacts go on display

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF/ HERAT CITY (PAN): Two exhibitions showcasing hundreds a wide variety handicrafts and artefacts -- began simultaneously in Balkh and Herat provinces on Tuesday, officials said.



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    AACN appreciates Pajhwok reports on graft

    KABUL (PAN): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) has received an appreciation letter from the Afghan Civil Society and Afghan Anti-Corruption Network (AACN) in recognition of its investigative reports on corruption.



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    Private TV station ordered to suspend broadcasts

    KABUL (PAN): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Sunday ordered a privately-run television channel “Zhwandoon” to suspend airing its programmes after the station came under widespread criticism from different circles over a political talk-show discussing tribes.