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AIBAK/SARI-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Another 910 public welfare schemes have been executed in northern Sar-i-Pul province under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP), officials said on Sunday. The projects were executed at a cost of $25 million through... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): At least nine welfare projects -- benefitting around 2,000 families -- have been completed in the Feroz Nakhchir district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Asif Dawlatshahi, director of... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Police in northern Samangan province detained an alleged drug smuggler and recovered 13 kilograms of heroin from his possession, an official said on Monday. Col. Abdul Haq Sherzad, director counternarcotics, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): At least 34 students and four teachers have been poisoned at a girls’ school in Khuram Sarbagh district of northern Samangan province, an official said. Thirteen of the students are reportedly in critical condition. A similar... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The acting governor of northwestern Samangan province on Tuesday suggested a massive shake-up in the administration of Dara-i-Sauf Bala district. Khairullah Anosh also called for the deployment of a unit to preventing illegal... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Local officials on Thursday said the ongoing heavy snowfall and cold weather had destroyed most of almond trees in northern Samangan province.“Almond gardens are the main source of income for residents of the province as they receive... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): Avalanches killed four people and injured eight others in the rugged northeastern province of Badakhshan, an official said on Sunday.The first avalanche, triggered by days of snowfall, hit the Khonilar village of Raghistan district,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Thousands of residents of northern Samangan province on Wednesday protested the assassination of former president Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani, blocking the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway.The protest started at 8am and ended at 10:30am in... read more
AIBAK (PAN): About 3,500 families benefitted from the inauguration of four drinking water projects in Hazrat-i-Sultan and Khuram Sarbagh districts of northern Samangan province, officials said on Monday.Cost $230,000 donated by the (GIZ), the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A major security problem facing coalmines in central Afghanistan has been resolved with the surrender of an anti-government group in the area, officials said on Sunday."Up to 20 gunmen who controlled and excavated coal from mines in... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Thousands of families have benefitted from the gravelling of a road in the Roy Do Ab district road of northern Samangan province, an official said. Work on expanding and paving the 120-kilometre road was launched four years ago, Eng.... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of residents protested on Saturday against police for killing two civilians in northern Samangan province. However, police insisted the dead were militants. Nearly 200 residents of the Zeraki area of Dara-i-Sauf Payeen... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Up to 34 development projects funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have been inaugurated in the northern province of Samangan, an official said on Saturday. The provincial head of Mercy Corps, tasked... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The World Bank launched a project to bring electricity to underserved parts of Samangan province, officials said on Tuesday. Currently, fewer than 10,000 residences, commercial buildings and government structures in the area receive... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A driver was killed and four fuel tankers were torched when an overhead electric wire snapped and fell on vehicles in northern Samangan province, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday midnight in the... read more