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Student from a poor family stands first in varsity entry test

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Apr 01, 2015 - 18:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mohammad Qasim Mohammadi who topped Kankoor or national university entrance examination on Tuesday said economic hurdles did not avert his focus from studying
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Nangarhar poppy eradication drive to be launched soon: Official

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Mar 31, 2015 - 20:41
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Counternarcotics directorate said on Tuesday that poppy cultivated on more than 18,000 acres of land in 13 districts of eastern Nangarhar province would be eradicated this week.
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ICC decision on number of WC contestants disappointing: ACB

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Mar 31, 2015 - 14:38
KABUL (PAJHWOK): Nasimullah Danish, chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), on Tuesday termed the latest decision of International Cricket Council (ICC) as disappointing.
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Tirah offensive: Afghan border forces on high alert

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Mar 26, 2015 - 15:18
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces have been put on a high alert along the border with Pakistan in eastern Afghanistan to deal with militants fleeing an ongoing operation across the Durand Line, officials said on Thursday. Pakistani forces have...
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20,000 more Khost girls to attend school

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Mar 24, 2015 - 14:43
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 20,000 more girls would be enrolled in school in southeastern Khost province this academic year, the education director said on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Eng. Bakht Noor Bakhtiar...
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700 arrested on drug-related charges in a year

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Mar 17, 2015 - 15:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): During the outgoing solar year, 24,000 litres of alcoholic beverages and 13 tonnes of other narcotic substances were seized and 700 people arrested on charges of trafficking drugs, a special attorney said on Tuesday. Criminal...
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Govt yet to explain electoral reform strategy: Nuristani

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Mar 12, 2015 - 14:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief on Thursday said 160 key positions remain vacant, as the government is yet to explain its reform strategy.
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Parliamentary polls could be delayed, hints IEC chief

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Mar 11, 2015 - 17:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief on Wednesday hinted at possible a delay in the parliamentary polls, scheduled for late April.
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UAE urged to help resolve Sheikh Zayed University problems

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Mar 11, 2015 - 12:52
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mohammad Rasool Bawari, the chancellor of Sheikh Zayed University (SZU) in southeastern Khost province, says the institution is making progress but needs donor assistance for further fast-track improvement. In an exclusive...
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Policeman fasting for years for durable peace

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Mar 09, 2015 - 15:16
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): To know how common Afghans are yearning for peace, a public order policeman has been fasting since last three years for lasting peace and stability in the country.
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Empowered PCs role essential for good governance: Silai

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Mar 02, 2015 - 17:01
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) member of central Maidan Wardak province Silai Wardak on Monday praised President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s decision to empower the provincial councils, which would help ensure good governance at local level.
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Islamabad compelled to cooperate with Kabul: Bilour

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Feb 25, 2015 - 15:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prominent Pakistan’s Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haji Ghulam Bilour says he is optimistic about Afghanistan’s reconciliation process and that Islamabad has no option other than to cooperate with Kabul. Bilour, a former ANP...
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Several mineral deposits found in Bamyan

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Feb 22, 2015 - 19:43
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Initial surveys have found large deposits of several high quality natural resources in central Bamyan province, which, if extracted, could generate work opportunities for thousands of people and increase government’s income.
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Rise of extremism 21st century’s top challenge: Kerry

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Feb 22, 2015 - 18:48
By John KerrAnchory Show the world the power of peaceful communities, and tackle bad governance that breeds frustration. Throughout our history, we have faced threats from aggression, genocide, chaos and dictatorship. Today we are asked to wage a...
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Afghan airlines now meet EU standards: ACAA

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Feb 18, 2015 - 19:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) on Wednesday said Afghan airlines, banned from flaying into Europe airspace, had been standardised and could be allowed to resume their flights to European countries henceforth.
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Department failed to protect Balkh natural resources: Director

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Feb 18, 2015 - 15:08
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Director of mines and petroleum for northern Balkh province on Wednesday acknowledged his depart failed to protect natural resources in the province due to absence of needed facilities and other resources.
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New governor links economic growth to security

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Feb 14, 2015 - 15:03
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The newly appointed governor for western Farah province alleged that his predecessors were not honest to develop the province and he promised to implement his economic and security plans for the prosperity of the masses...
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Hameed claims cut in Taliban’s foreign funding

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Feb 11, 2015 - 18:12
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan military commander on Wednesday claimed Taliban’s foreign financing had reduced in southern Afghanistan this solar year, subsiding threats they posed. Maj. Gen. Abdul Hameed Hameed, the Afghan National Army’s 205th...
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Afghanistan’s young population has been a force for unity in the country

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Feb 06, 2015 - 12:10
The Afghanistan of 2001 is not comparable to the Afghanistan of 2013. As a citizen of the country, I have lived my entire life in Afghanistan; I can easily see the rapid development and progress. Many non-Afghans don’t see this progress, dwelling...
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Kandahar puts 4 mineral deposits on offer

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Feb 03, 2015 - 13:34
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite insecurity, four mines of lead, zinc and talc have been put on offer to launch their survey and extraction in southern Kandahar province, an official says. During an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,...
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