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    KHOST CITY, Jan 28, 2012: A university teacher checks exam papers of a student sitting an university entrance test in southeastern Khost province.

    KHOST CITY, Jan 28, 2012: High school graduates sit an university entry test in southeastern Khost province.
    More than 3171 students attended the test, an official said.

    GARDEZ, Jan 26, 2012: A cricket match is being played between two local teams in southeastern Paktia province. The Players asked the government to provide them facilities for the game.

    GARDEZ, Jan 26, 2012: A view of a 20 bed maternity hospital that could not be made functional due to lack of resources since its construction a year ago in southeastern Paktia province.

    Governance

    Govt. accused of neglecting Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): The Paktia provincial council chief on Monday accused the government of failing to pay adequate attention to the southeastern province and alienating its reside



    Health

    Opening of Paktia maternity centre urged

    GARDEZ (PAN): Residents on Thursday urged the government to make functional a newly-constructed maternity centre in southeastern Paktia province by appointing staff to the 20-bed health facility.



    Education

    1,400 Afghan troops, police complete training

    KABUL (PAN): Two separate contingents of Afghan security forces, numbering 1400, on Thursday completed their professional training in Paktia and Nangarhar provinces, officials said.



    Education

    Capacity-building plan for Paktia officials launched

    KHOST CITY/GARDEZ (PAN): A training programme for the capability-building of government officials has been launched in southeastern Paktia province, while dozens of people completed a literacy cour



    Sports

    8-club cricket event begins in Paktia

    GARDEZ (PAN): A limited overs cricket tournament, sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), got under way in southeastern Paktia province on Friday, an official said.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Snow-covered roads cause spike in accidents

    GARDEZ (PAN): Slow-paced snow-clearing efforts have led to a spike in traffic accidents at the Sato Kandaw Pass on the Kabul-Gardez highway in southeastern Paktia province, drivers and residents complained on Tuesday.