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Takharis cut imported chicken meat consumption by half

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Feb 10, 2016 - 16:35
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): The residents of northern Takhar province have reduced by “50 percent” consumption of imported chicken meat after some poultry farms were established in the province, an official said on Wednesday. Agriculture Department Head...
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Saffron yield in Herat soars by 25pc to 4 tonnes

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Feb 09, 2016 - 18:36
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): More than four tonnes of saffron spice were produced in 2015 in western Herat province, indicating a 25 percent increase over 2014, agriculture officials said on Tuesday. Because of the higher yield of saffron in the province,...
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Drug addiction, immigration linked to unemployment

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Feb 08, 2016 - 16:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Widespread joblessness in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul has forced youth to seek refuge in drug addiction, committing crime and leavi the country in droves, reveales a survey conductd by Pajhwok Afghan News.
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Illegal digging on historical sites continues in Badghis

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Feb 07, 2016 - 19:02
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Local officials and residents say a number of people have been illegally digging heritage sites to find and plunder monuments in Ab Kamari and Qadis districts of northwestern Badghis province. Mohammad Sarwar, a resident of...
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Nimroz residents critical of low-quality Internet services

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Feb 06, 2016 - 23:23
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The residents of Nimroz province are critical of the low-quality services of Internet service-providing companies, accusing the firms of fleecing subscribers. Ghulam Dastagir, a resident of the provincial capital, told Pajhwok...
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Faizabad residents have only 4-hour access to electricity

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Feb 06, 2016 - 16:47
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The residents of Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, complainof access to electricity for only one hour every six hours.
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Key positions stay within certain families in 10 provinces

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Feb 05, 2016 - 11:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifteen powerful positions have long been bequeathed by one family member to another in 10 different province of the country, reveals research by Pajhwok Afghan News.
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Sharp rise in violence against women in Samangan

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Feb 03, 2016 - 21:45
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Some 200 incidents of violence against women took place during the ongoing solar year in northern Samangan province, showing drastic increase in crimes against females compared to last year’s incidents. The violence against the...
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Despite danger consequences, plastic bags sold unabated

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Feb 03, 2016 - 21:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): A ban on producing and selling plastic bags was imposed in the country five years ago, but the restriction lasted a few days and the bags have since been sold across the country unabated and unchecked.
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How civil society shapes Bamyan’s destiny

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Feb 03, 2016 - 11:43
BAMAYN CITY (Pajhwok): Civil society groups have been playing more active role in raising awareness among people about government’s activities in central Bamyan province compared to other provinces.
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Syedabad mosque shelling: Sobs & shock persist

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Feb 01, 2016 - 16:01
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Two months after the shelling of a mosque in Syedabad attack by Afghan troops, affected residents remain in a state of shock and demand harsh punishments for the killers of civilians. On Dec. 4, nine people -- most of them...
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Forgotten families of Chahardara airstrike victims

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Jan 31, 2016 - 11:39
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): “I had two sons. One of them lost his life to an airstrike by foreign forces and the second has been suffering from paralysis, breaking my back,” sobs an anguished man from northern Kunduz province.
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President, CEO at loggerheads over mayoral appointment

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Jan 30, 2016 - 19:53
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace and the Chief Executive Office are said to be at loggerheads over the appointment of a new mayor for Mahmood Raqi, the capital of central Kapisa province. Documents available to Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Kabul hillside dwellers face many hardships in winter

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Jan 28, 2016 - 16:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Families living in the hillside neighbourhoods of capital Kabul complain they lack electricity, drinking water and are vulnerable to floods and landslides in winter. Over the past two decades, people occupied government’s lands of...
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Paktika police ranks thinned by ‘ghost personnel’

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Jan 27, 2016 - 17:33
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Residents claim security in various districts of southeastern Paktika province has been assigned to “ghost policemen,” who are paid salaries but exist only on paper, a claim rejected by officials. The deputy head of the provincial...
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Taliban control 300 Kunduz schools, recruit students

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Jan 25, 2016 - 09:56
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials say more than 300 schools are under Taliban’s control in northern Kunduz province, where the insurgents recruit students for fighting.
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Major Kabul hospitals: Where money makes the mare go

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Jan 20, 2016 - 10:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents of Kabul and patients from other provinces gripe about doctors’ misbehaviour and gratification demands from medics at the main government-run hospitals in the nation’s capital. They say hospital rooms have faulty no...
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Over 167 top officials in 27 provinces unchanged for a decade

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Jan 18, 2016 - 15:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 167 high-ranking government officials in 27provinces of the country have been holding powerful positions for the past 10 years, reveals a study conducted by Pajhwok Afghan News.
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In Kandahar, fish-farming sees mushroom growth

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Jan 17, 2016 - 18:31
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): In a short span of a year, the number of fish farms has doubled in southern Kandahar province, where the mushroom growth has created a lucrative source of income for locals. Last year, there were 92 fish farms across...
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Bamyan’s cave-dwellers in a grim battle for survival

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Jan 13, 2016 - 15:07
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of cave-dwellers near the Taliban-dynamited Buddha statues in central Bamyan province are wallowing in abject poverty and unemployment. Unable to make ends meet, the troglodytes have to struggle to keep their bodies...
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