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    ‘Candidates’ posters on polling stations building a violation’

    SHIBERGHAN/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday torn apart posters of provincial council runners glued on the polling station building in central Bamyan province.

    Business & Economics

    $1.3b oil refinery’s design finalised

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The design of a $1.3 billion oil refinery, which the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) plans to build in northern Jawzjan province, has been finalised, an official said on Wednesday.


    Jawzjan to have gas-powered turbine

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The installation of gas turbine by an Indian company would help reduce electricity shortage in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    4 civilians, ANA soldier died in Faryab, Jawzjan

    MAIMANA/ SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and two others injured in a road accident in northwestern Faryab while a soldier of Afghan National Army (ANA) was killed in the northwestern Jawzjan province, official said Sunday.


    Women vow support to Ahmadzai, Sayyaf

    MAIMANA/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Hundreds of women in Faryab and Jawzjan provinces on Tuesday gathered in support of presidential contenders Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf.

    Security and Crime

    3 polling sites secured; rebel leader killed

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Three polling sites have been secured and a Taliban commander killed in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    3 women gunned down in Shiberghan, Takhar

    SHIBERGHAN/TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a woman and her daughter in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, while another female was killed in the Yangi Qala district of Takhar province, officials said on Sunday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Shiberghan cold wave kills 2,000 animals

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Around 2,000 livestock have died because of cold weather amid heavy snowfall in northern Jawzjan province while another 25,000 cattle were stuck in snow-hit areas of the province, nomads (Kochis) said on Monday.


    Teenage girls complain of forced marriage

    SHIBERGHAN (PAJHWOK): Living in a shelter in northern Jawzjan province, teenage girls on Wednesday complained against growing domestic violence, torture and forced marriage.


    Work on thermal power plant underway

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Initial work on a thermal power plant with capacity of producing 200 megawatts of electricity has been launched in northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Tuesday.