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Afghans support peace talks with Taliban: Survey

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Feb 23, 2015 - 18:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Majority of people across Afghanistan welcomed peace parleys with Taliban but a handful of people opposed the overture because they doubted Pakistan’s role in the process, a survey said.
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Several Daikundi media outlets cease to exist

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Feb 22, 2015 - 14:24
NILI (Pajhwok): No daily paper is actively publishing in Daikundi as majority of the print media active for over a decade has stopped functioning because of multiple reasons, activists allege.
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Many ex-ministers, officials keeping state vehicles

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Feb 15, 2015 - 15:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some former ministers and senior government officials have not returned their official vehicles to the departments concerned despite passage of many years, it is learnt. Pajhwok Afghan News collected information in four days about...
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Zarpana, a midwife who assisted in 7,200 deliveries

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Feb 10, 2015 - 11:52
Mrs. Zarpana, a senior midwife says she has assisted in delivery of 7,200 newly-born babies during her career spanning eight years. “Among this figure, I assisted in birth of 150 babies in home,” says Zar Panra adding she is proud of providing...
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Ghor ranks first in administrative graft: survey

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Feb 08, 2015 - 17:02
FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): A recent survey shows corruption has drastically increased in some government departments of western Ghor province.
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Sar-i-Pul bakeries don’t follow hygiene procedures

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Feb 05, 2015 - 15:13
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of central Sar-i-Pul province on Thursday alleged bakeries have been violating cleanliness standards set by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
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Oil contract seen detrimental to national interest

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Feb 04, 2015 - 10:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mining analysts and officials believe contracts for extracting crude oil from Amu River basin has been inked in disregard of international standards, which is not in Afghanistan’s interests.
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Ghor hospital: Where four patients share a bed

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Feb 03, 2015 - 23:25
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Residents on Tuesday complained about a shortage of doctors and medical practitioners at government hospitals and overall poor health services in western Ghor province. Four patients, sharing a single bed, were treated by doctors...
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Drugs smuggled to CAR via Badakhshan

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Feb 03, 2015 - 15:08
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of northeastern Badakhshan province complain about an alarming increase in poppy cultivation, a rise in the number of addicts and the presence of drug-producing labs.
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War-displaced families in Badakhshan without shelter

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Feb 01, 2015 - 17:35
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): More than a thousand families have been displaced this year due to insecurity and natural disasters in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Sunday.
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Badghis pistachio jungle in thick of deforestation

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Jan 26, 2015 - 17:18
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The deforestation of a pistachio jungle in northwestern Badghis province is underway at the hands of local groups but security forces are unable to control the situation in the militancy-plagued area.
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Fuel prices dip but transport fares remain unchanged

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Jan 21, 2015 - 16:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of this central capital on Wednesday complained of high transport fares despite a significant slump in fuel rates in the international market.
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Ancient silk industry on the road to revival in north

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Jan 19, 2015 - 17:59
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Females running silkworm production enterprises say the ancient industry is on the road to revival in northern Afghanistan with the help of rural women.
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Users hail Facebook utility, lament its flipside

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Jan 19, 2015 - 17:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Facebook is a good web portal for connecting people and virtual community but some users use this social media outlet to hoodwink people.
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On both sides of border, waste of the environment

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Jan 17, 2015 - 13:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): On a street once buzzing with shoppers and a bustling bazaar, filthy sewers soak the edges of an overflowing garbage dump. A drug addict is picking through the waste for needles while street children fish out plastic or tin they can...
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Tribesmen slam trenches as a divisive strategy

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Jan 14, 2015 - 15:33
JALALABAD/PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): For Malik Kaftar Khan Shinwari, an ethnic Pashtun from Nangarhar province, the kinship networks that bind communities living near the Durand line represent a political identity far older than the modern 480-kilometer...
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Kabul-based iodised salt factory seeks govt support

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Jan 14, 2015 - 15:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials of an iodised salt factory say they could supply table salt to all provinces if the government invests in the plant in Kabul.
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Ghor residents approach militants for dispute resolution

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Jan 13, 2015 - 16:15
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Some residents and civil society members in western Ghor province say people have lost confidence in judicial organs due to inordinate delays and flaws in dispensation of justice.
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Who is who in newly-unveiled cabinet?

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Jan 12, 2015 - 20:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Given bellow are biographies of the ministers-designate, who have been introduced to the parliament by the national unity government.
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Women's rights violations on the rise in Faryab

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Jan 12, 2015 - 13:40
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has expressed grave concern over a dramatic increase in violations of human rights in northwestern Faryab province.
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