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Jobless Ghor youth ponder swelling Taliban’s ranks

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Mar 28, 2015 - 18:03
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): About 400 educated youth remain unemployed in western Ghor province, warning they would have no choice but to swell the ranks of insurgents or smugglers if their plight is not mitigated.
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Mob justice: Circumstances surrounding Farkhanda’s end

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Mar 26, 2015 - 20:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): A clamor by a handful of young men “a girl has burnt the holy Quran” was more than enough to make people running toward the door of Shah-Do Shamshera shrine in the heart of Kabul on Thursday afternoon (March 19). In the blink of an...
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Living a life of luxury in the heart of a desert

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Mar 24, 2015 - 17:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Even though we hadn’t seen each other in years, the Taliban official remembered me when I called. I’d heard he was living in the Gulf emirate of Qatar, and I was planning to travel there soon. Good, he said, let’s meet for lunch or...
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The importance of Afghan-US alliance

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Mar 22, 2015 - 19:43
Having chosen unity over division in the first peaceful and democratic transition of power in our nation’s history, we are visiting the United States to deepen the cooperation between our countries. With US support, the hardworking people of Afghanistan can rebuild our country, develop our economy and resist terrorism.
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Traffic on Kabul-Herat highway down by a half

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Mar 18, 2015 - 18:02
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Transporters in southern Kandahar province say recent security incidents on the Kabul-Herat highway have negatively impacted their business and the number of travelers on the road had reduced by a half. In a major disrepair...
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With exit of foreigners, demand for mineral water falls

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Mar 18, 2015 - 15:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following the pullout of most international combat troops from Afghanistan, demand for mineral water has declined by 50 percent. Foreigners and people working with them have been major consumers of mineral water. Most of Afghans,...
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Whole host of events to mark 3-day Nawroz festival

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Mar 16, 2015 - 18:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Information and Culture on Monday announced that the upcoming Nawroz festival would be celebrated for three straight days across the country. The festival, which marks the new Persian year, would be celebrated by...
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String of projects on cards to boost Faryab security

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Mar 15, 2015 - 14:57
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Dozens of development projects worth $100 million would be launched in northern Faryab province next year, officials announced on Saturday.
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Funds shortage halts work on Nangarhar bridges

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Mar 12, 2015 - 15:25
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on three important bridges in eastern Nangarhar province has hit snags as Ministries of Finance and Public Works have failed to provide funds to contractors, officials said on Thursday.
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2,500 hectares of poppies in Kandahar to be eradicated

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Mar 11, 2015 - 14:25
KANDAHAR CITY (PAJHWOK): Poppy cultivation has considerably declined as a result of improved security in many areas of southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.
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In Daikundi, population of drug addicts rises

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Mar 10, 2015 - 17:57
NEILI (Pajhwok): A resident of central Daikundi province, Mirza Hussain, travelled to Iran for work some years back, but returned as drug addict. Instead of supporting his family, he has become a burden.
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Increasing blasts worry Khost residents

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Mar 07, 2015 - 16:40
KHOST CITY (PAJHWOK): The capital of southeastern Khost province and its adjacent areas have recently witnessed an increase in magnetic and roadside bombings, residents said on Saturday. A resident of Khost City, Qismatullah, told Pajhwok Afghan...
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It’s time to step it up for gender equality

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Mar 05, 2015 - 17:53
If we look at the headlines or the latest horrifying YouTube clip, today – International Women’s Day – may seem a bad time to celebrate equality for women. But alongside the stories of extraordinary atrocity and everyday violence lies another...
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Customs biggest hurdle for working women

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Mar 04, 2015 - 15:54
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): As women in southwestern Nimroz province took active part in the previous presidential and provincial council elections but their ratio in government offices was abysmally low because of traditional compulsion. According to local...
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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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