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    Kabul University students call off hunger strike

    KABUL (PAN): Ethnic Hazara student protesters on Monday abruptly called off an eight-day hunger strike after lawmakers said their claims of discrimination at Kabul University were untrue.


    17 students on fast hospitalised

    KABUL (PAN): Seventeen Kabul University students on fast were Thursday hospitalised after their heath condition deteriorated, fellow students said.


    IT centre established in Balkh University

     MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): An information technology centre has been established on the Balkh University campus with financial support from a German university, an official said on Wednesday.


    75 Faryab schoolgirls ill after gas attack

    MAIMANA (PAN): In a new anti-girl education incident, as many as 75 schoolgirls of a middle school fell sick after a suspected poisonous gas attack in the Shirin Tagab district of northern Faryab province on Tuesday, officials said.


    Kabul university students protest against teachers

    KABUL (PAN): More than a hundred male and female students of Kabul University on Monday started hunger strike in protest against what they alleged their faculty head and a teacher discriminated against some fellows.


    Wardak seeks $3b in aid for school buildings

    KABUL (PAN): Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak on Saturday urged the international community to provide his ministry $3 billion in aid for the construction of 8000 schools, as three million children would be enrolled over next two years.


    Khost schools get new buildings

    KHOST CITY (PAN): Two newly-constructed schools, benefitting 1,500 boys and girls, were on Thursday inaugurated in southeastern Khost province.

    Security and Crime,Education

    Student killed as demo turns violent

    CHARIKAR (PAN): One student was killed and three others were injured after a protest against the replacement of their school principal turned violent in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, officials said on Thursday.


    Ghazni schools reopen after 9 years

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Officials in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday reopened four schools that had been closed nine years ago due to clashes between security forces and insurgents.