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    Sort out rifts and move ahead, candidates told

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Powerful tribal leader Haji Din Mohammad on Thursday urged the presidential candidates to put aside their differences to end the electoral crisis, saying Afghanistan was passing through a critical juncture.


    Apiculture training to spur honey production

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Abdul Ghani Sharaf, a resident of northern Balkh province, has switched to the beekeeping industry after nine years of owning a seeds company.  


    Fasting for 35 years, elderly Afghan urges patience

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): “It is an egregious shame for Afghans that US Secretary of State John Kerry comes from America and reconciles our leaders,” remarks an elderly resident of western Farah province.


    Election uncertainty hits housing schemes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) on Wednesday said the presidential election crisis caused the residential buildings construction projects delayed.


    Philp all praise for Afghan cricket squad

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian ambassador in Kabul Jon Philp said on Tuesday Afghanistan had witnessed significant progress in the field of cricket.


    Uruzgan struggles with teachers’ shortage

     TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): A shortage of professional teachers has long been haunting the education sector of central Uruzgan province, the education director says.


    Musician with global ambitions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A promising musician student at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) has said he wants to compete in his field at national and international to represent his country.


    For vote sake, man hides daughter demise

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mohammad Jawaz Khan kept secret the demise of his ailing daughter to let villagers stream to polling centres.


    Sadly, rights on paper only for the disabled

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Even government offices have flouted the law on jobs for the disabled, according to an Independent Media Consortium (IMC) investigation.

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    Illegal tourmaline mining continues unabated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Northern and eastern parts of Afghanistan have abundant reserves of tourmaline -- locally known as Bairoch -- but the government has been unable to formally control them or award contract for their extraction, an official said.