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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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Mixed reaction over govt 100 days’ performance

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Jan 06, 2015 - 18:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): People from different walks of life expressed mixed reaction over the performance of the unity government in its first 100 days in office.
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High quality Nangarhar marbles occupy market

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Jan 06, 2015 - 15:32
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Due to its high quality, people in the eastern zones prefer the marbles of eastern Nangarhar province over Pakistani marbles, factory owners said on Tuesday.
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40 killed in Nimroz accidents last year

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Jan 04, 2015 - 14:26
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Forty persons were killed and around 100 others wounded in traffic accidents in the last one year in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said.
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75 foreign troops fell in 2014

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Dec 31, 2014 - 16:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) lost 75 soldiers during the outgoing year, showing less fatalities suffered by the alliance during its mission in the past 10 years, well-placed sources said Wednesday.
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A nation towards transformation

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Dec 29, 2014 - 14:10
Afghanistan of 2001 is not measurable with the Afghanistan of 2015. As a citizen of this country, I have lived my entire life in Afghanistan; I can easily see these rapid development and progress. Still it is far away from western standards and many...
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Baghlan factory produces 570 tonnes of sugar

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Dec 19, 2014 - 14:10
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Baghlan Sugar Mills produced 570 tonnes of sugar during the current year, the same level as achieved in 2013, a senior official said on Friday.
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273 incidents of child rights abuses reported

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Dec 18, 2014 - 16:36
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 273 incidents of violence against children have been registered in southern Kandahar province this solar year, an Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) official said on Thursday.
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A model of economic development

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Dec 18, 2014 - 13:28
While others around them continue to squabble among themselves, remain suspicious of each other and are lukewarm in their responses even after agreeing in principle to bury the hatchet that mars their past relationship with each other, the Chinese single-mindedly pursue an economic agenda in their well-thought-out interest.
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Work on Badghis power supply project halted

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Dec 13, 2014 - 14:22
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of western Badghis province alleged that construction activities on electricity supply to the province had been halted without any solid reason.
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Takhar: Thousands sift gold from sand

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Dec 12, 2014 - 15:14
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Thousands of people in the capital of northern Takhar province are engaged in sifting and washing river sand in search of gold, workers said on Friday.
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