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AIBAK (Pajhwok): Improved pistachio seeds have been cultivated on 11,500 acres of land at a cost of $460,000 in northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday. Agriculture official Eng. Khair Khwa told Pajhwok Afghan News the seeds had... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Construction work on 31 water reservoirs has been completed to resolve water shortage issue for orchards spreading over 130 acres of land in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday. Eng. Abdul Majid Khirkhwa, in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As part of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project, 445 greenhouses are being established for more than 100 women in five provinces, an official said on Saturday.Ahmad Fahim Jabbari, in charge of the project, told Pajhwok... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A five-kilometer portion of the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway has been reconstructed with financial support from the World Bank in northern Samangan province, an official said on Thursday.Samangan Public Works Director Eng. Zia... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): One person was killed and four others sustained injuries when two trucks collided in northwestern Samangan province, an official said on Sunday.Traffic Department Director Col. Abdul Razaq told Pajhwok Afghan News the accident... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed building for the Municipality Department of northern Samangan province was inaugurated on Sunday, an official said.The building in Aibak, the provincial capital, cost 8.4 million afghanis from the municipality’s... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Because of hostile weather conditions, the pistachio yield in northern Samangan province decreased by 52 percent this year, an official said on Monday. Reports show that eight percent pistachio crop has achieved this year while... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): More than 26 hectares of agricultural land has been cleared of locusts in northern Samangan province, officials claimed on Sunday.But farmers complained the insects continued to damage their farmlands in some areas. A drive against... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on Wednesday pledged to close dangerous coalmines in Dara-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Baghlan province.The pledge comes a week after 24 miners were killed and five others wounded when an... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The death toll from an explosion in a coalmine tunnel in the Dar-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Samangan province has risen to 24, an official said on Friday.The incident took place on Wednesday at around 10:00am inside the... read more
AIBAK/PUL-I-KHUMRI (PAN): Samangan Governor Khairullah Anosh was among five people wounded in a roadside bombing on Saturday morning, officials said.One civilian was killed and the provincial police chief for northern Baghlan province escaped unhurt... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A prominent member of parliament and several top officials were among 19 people killed in a suicide bombing in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, on Saturday morning.MP Ahmad Khan Samangani, western zone police commander... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Farmers in northern Samangan Province fear a possible locust attack on their farms, but agriculture officials say they will ward off the threat after surveying vulnerable areas.A number of jittery growers in the region told Pajhwok... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A man died and six others sustained injuries when a car veered off the road and overturned in northern Samangan province on Sunday, an official said.Provincial traffic head Capt. Abdul Raziq told Pajhwok Afghan News the mishap occurred... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock plans to create hundreds of new fruit gardens in northern Samangan province, to help enhance economic conditions of the people, officials said on Saturday.The cash-crop gardens would... read more
SHEBRGHAN/AIBAK (PAN): Around 2,000 poor families were assisted with edibles in northern Jawzjan province, while women farmers received agricultural aid in northern Samangan, officials said on Tuesday.Food itmes and wheat seeds, donated by the World... read more
JALALABAD/AIBAK (PAN): The process of distributing winter assistance to the needy families and agriculture inputs to farmers started in Nuristan, Nangrahar and Samangan provinces on Monday, officials said.Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi, the deputy governor... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nearly 2400 men and women on Wednesday received certificates on completion of a nine-month literacy course in northern Samangan province, an official said.  A joint venture of the United Nations International Children's Emergency... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of people completed literacy courses during the ongoing Afghan year that ends March 21 in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Wednesday.Arranged by the provincial education department, 1300 people attended nearly 93... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three people were killed and seven others sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday.The first accident occurred at around 2am when a truck crashed into another two... read more
AIBAK (PAN): As part of the second phase of transition, the security responsibility was handed over to Afghan forces in northern Samangan province on Thursday.The switch was launched at a ceremony attended by Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the transition... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Heavy snowfall has blocked a road connecting 40 villages with the Dara-i-Sauf Bala district in northern Samangan province, an official said on Sunday.Ahmad Ali Hussaini, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the snowfall that... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two people were killed and three others injured as a result of traffic accident in northern Samangan province on Thursday, an official said.The accident happened in the Kotal Rabatak area on Wednesday night when a Suzuki van collided... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A soldier of the Afghan National Army (ANA) has committed suicide in northern Samangan province, officials said on Thursday.Mohammad Amin, hailing from the Khair Larghan village, hanged himself on Wednesday night in his house due to a... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Extraction work has been halted at nearly 32 coalmine tunnels due to the fear of collapse in Dara-i-Souf district of northern Samangan province, officials said on Thursday.A technical team ordered the mines closed after an investigation... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A number of intending hajj pilgrims in northern Samangan province on Thursday claimed their names were missing from a list issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs.At least 35 pilgrims said, despite their nomination as a... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nearly 2,000 people would benefit from the implementation of infrastructure projects in northern Samangan province, officials said on Monday.Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the projects are... read more
AIBAK (PAN):  Up to 2,750 tonnes of food aid would be distributed to 10,000 families in the northern Samangan province, officials said on Friday.Two thousand tonnes of wheat, 500 tonnes of improved seeds and 250 tonnes of rice would be... read more
TAKHAR, Oct 05, 2011: 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 in the Banar Aibak... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two people were killed and three others wounded in a traffic accident in the Khalam district of northern Samangan province on Friday, an official said.The casualties happened when a Balkh-bound passenger car skidded off the road at... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The main prison in northern Samangan province was hit with three rockets but the attack caused no life or financial loss, officials said on Saturday.Militants attacked the building late on Friday night, Mohammad Sadiq Azizi, the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Six people lost their lives in an overnight traffic accident in the capital of northern Samangan province, officials said on Friday. A car collided with another vehicle in the Rabatak area of Aibak, killing six passengers, traffic... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A newly-constructed building for a high school was inaugurated in the northern province of Samangan on Tuesday, officials said. Spread over one acre of land donated by area people, the structure for Imam Zaman High School cost $104,000... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Hundreds of Afghan women completed a two-month tailoring course in the northern province of Samangan on Monday, an official said. As many as 330 women, including widows, learnt sewing clothes and men's coats during the USAID-... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Water projects have enabled more than 2,000 families to have access to clean drinking water in northern Samangan province, an official said on Thursday. Twenty-five traditional snow-fed and rainwater ponds in four villages of Hazrat... read more
AIBAK (PAN): About 5,000 tonnes of marbles that would be extracted from a newly discovered mine in northern Samangan province, would be used in the construction of the new Parliament building, officials said on Thursday. Located in the Koh Khers... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A prisoner was arrested while trying to escape the central jail in northern Samangan province on Saturday, officials said. Clad in a burqa and his feet dyed with henna, the man attempted to escape but prison guards thwarted his bid,... read more
FAIZABAD (PAN): A man and a woman are feared dead and a third person was wounded as the car they were travelling in plunged into a river in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Friday. The three were travelling from Kabul to... read more
  AIBAK (PAN): Three people were killed on Thursday when a pick-up truck collided with a fuel tanker in the northern province of Samangan, officials said. The accident took place at 8:30am when the tanker, carrying from Kabul to Mazar-i-... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Thousands of families in mountainous areas of northern Samangan province have been without fresh water for nearly two months, forcing them to travel by car and donkey to seek out new sources. Although there have been two snowfalls over... read more
AIBAK (PAN): With increasing production of pressure cookers at local level in the northern Samangan province, the import of foreign made products has reduced, dealers say. There are about 20 shops selling homemade pressure cookers in the capital... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday provided hundreds of families returning from neighbouring countries to northern Samangan province with winter assistance, an official said. Each family was assisted... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A crash between a car and a van left at least five people, including two children, dead and as many others wounded on the Samangan-Pul-i-Khumri highway in the northern province of Samangan on Sunday, traffic officials say. The accident... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Work on the Mazar-Darah Sof road project has stopped after the abduction of four foreign engineers by gunmen, officials said on Saturday. The kidnapped engineers were Bangladeshi nationals, who were working for a Korean road... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A German aid worker, injured in an attack in northern Balkh province,  has died, officials said on Saturday. The man worked for the German Economic Cooperation and Development Bank (BMZ), and was travelling with four Afghan... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Police rescued on Monday two Bangladeshi citizens who were kidnapped in northern Balkh province, officials said on Monday. The Bangladeshi nationals were freed on during a search operation late on Sunday, Balkh police spokesman, Sher... read more
AIBAK (PAN): About 100 new policemen would be deployed to two unsecure districts of northern Samangan province, where several kidnapping incidents happened over the last three months, the interior minister said on Wednesday. Speaking to local... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A girls' secondary school, built at a cost of $160,000 provided by Sweden, was inaugurated in northern Samangan province, officials said on Tuesday. The single-storey school in Feroz Nakhchir district had eight classrooms, four... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two foreign engineers and as many policemen were released from their captors in northern Samangan province on Monday, officials said. The engineers working for a Korean road construction company were kidnapped by gunmen in the Chabchal... read more
 AIBAK (PAN): Two engineers and a driver of the Ministry of Public Works were freed on Saturday after five days in captivity in northern Samangan province, officials said. The engineers were abducted in Dara-i-Sauf district on November 29... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The lack of fresh water in the provincial capital of northern Samangan province is so dire that the hospital must buy clean water, officials said on Monday. The hospital pays 530,000 afghanis a year to a private company which gets the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Construction has started on two schools in the northern province of Samangan, officials said on Tuesday. The buildings would be constructed in Khwaja Beland and Chardehi villages of Dara-i-Sawf district, at a total cost of $140,000... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Improved wheat seeds and chemical fertilizers were distributed to farmers on Sunday in the northern province of Samangan, officials said. Eighty-seven tonnes of improved wheat seeds, the same amount of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP), a... read more
AIBAK (PAN): More than 130 returning families were provided shelter in northern Samangan province on Wednesday, with a large number of returnees in dire need of assistance, officials said. The families recently arrived from Pakistan and Iran... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A mobile medical team of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has provided free treatment to hundreds of eye patients in northern Samangan province. So far, 53 previously blind patients have regained their eyesight after undergoing... read more
AIBAK (PAN): As the insurgency has significantly slowed down the pace of development projects in Dara-i-Sauf district of northern Samangan province, the militants are charging a tax on coal trucks, officials said on Thursday. Dozens of armed... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A 450 metres retaining wall project, worth $213,000, was launched in the Hazrat Sultan district of northern Samangan province on Monday, an official said. The project launched in the Daulatabad village would provide work opportunities... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Farmers in northern Samangan province on Saturday received more than 108 tonnes of improved quality wheat seed and fertilisers, officials said. The agriculture inputs were distributed to farmers in the Hazrat Sultan district,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The construction of a 22-kilometre road in a remote village of northern Samangan province connected locals and provided two- month job opportunities for a thousand residents. The road in Roy-e-Do Aab town, a World Food Programme (WFP)... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The foundation stone of a girls’ school has been laid and construction on six other schools will be started within a month in northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday. The girls school, the Alhaqya high school,... read more
AYBAK (PAN): Taliban militants ambushed a joint convoy of foreign and Afghan forces in northern Samagan province, sparking a gun-battle, which left two insurgents dead and two Swedish soldiers wounded, officials said on Tuesday. At least one Afghan... read more
AIBAK (PAN):  Nearly 5,000 chickens have been distributed to dozens of widows and other destitute people in the northern province of Samangan, an official said. The 4,860 chickens were handed out by Afghanaid, a non-governmental organisation,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A number of families in northern Samangan province on Sunday were provided with equipment used in avoiding damages by natural disasters after completing training on how to deal with emergency situation, an official said. Nearly 600... read more
AIBAK (PAN): One deminer was killed and four others were wounded in an insurgent attack in the northern province of Samangan on Thursday, officials said. Militants attacked the vehicle of a demining organisation at 6:30am in the Taqchi area of Dara... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The second business market in the capital of northern Samangan province was inaugurated by municipality officials on Wednesday. Work on the single-storey market, funded by the municipality, was initiated two years ago, Aibak Mayor... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Tonnes of food items, provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Turkey, were distributed to 1,072 flood-affected families in the Dar-i-Sauf district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday. The... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Seven development projects were executed under the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) in northern Samangan province on Saturday, officials said. Expected to benefit more than 1405 families, the projects include two water tanks,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A senior Afghan police commander in the north has promised that one million US dollars would be given to northern Samangan for reconstruction and development projects in the province. General Daud Daud, Commander of 303rd Pamir Police... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A three-fold increase has been registered in revenues from the Dara-i-Sauf coalmine in northern Samangan province, compared to last year's income, officials said on Sunday. Head of the coal mine enterprises, Eng, Abdul Aziz Mubin,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): New buildings for two schools, funded by the Japan government and UNICF, were inaugurated in northern Samangan province on Thursday, an official said. The school buildings, costing $152,000, were constructed in six months in Modirak... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF/AIBAK (PAN): A clash between police and Taliban militants left three Taliban dead in northern Faryab province while in Samangan, two bombs struck an election logistic supplying convoy, officials said on Thursday.Spokesman for 303rd... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Security and election officials in northern Samangan province say that serious security measures have been put in place to ensure the September 18 election day passed off peacefully.Regional Independent Election Commission's (IEC) chief... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three employees of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) have been fired for having close links with parliamentary candidates in northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday.Under the election law, family members and... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Saffron seeds are being distributed for the first time among farmers in northern Samangan province, in a bid to increase production of the lucrative plant, an official said.Eight farmers were selected to receive the seeds, which were... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The distribution of residential plots to schoolteachers commenced in northern Samangan province on Saturday, an official said.As many as 1,217 plots would be allotted to 250 teachers of Hazrat Sultan and Firuz Nakhchir districts, said... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The distribution of residential plots to schoolteachers commenced in northern Samangan province on Saturday, an official said.As many as 1,217 plots would be allotted to 250 teachers of Hazrat Sultan and Firuz Nakhchir districts, said... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Fourteen prisoners were released from the central jail in northern Samangan province, in compliance with a presidential decree, officials said on Sunday.The prisoners were freed in line with the orders President Hamid Karzai issued on... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A statement considered one of the five pillars of Islam has appeared on the skin of a melon in the northern province of Samangan.Muhammad Hasham, who works at the provincial justice department, said he bought the cantaloupe-type melon... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Work has started on building 230 shelters for those who lost their homes in an earthquake in July in northern Samangan province, an official said on Tuesday.The quake killed seven people, wounded a dozen others and damaged around 3,000... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Wheat production in northern Samangan province has increased by 14 percent this year compared to the previous year, an official said on Monday.The increase is the result of monsoon rains and bringing under cultivation more lands in the... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Policemen in northern Samangan province have collected 140 partridges from bird sellers and released them into the air, officials said on Monday.The action took place in line with President Hamid Karzai's decree banning the hunting and... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The World Food Programme (WFP) distributed 27 tonnes of food to 144 flood-affected families in northern Samangan province, an official said on Tuesday.Residents of Aibak were hit three months ago by a flash flood that killed 14 people,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Farmers in northern Samangan province fear they will not be able to feed their families this year after locusts devoured hundreds of acres of wheat.About 2,500 acres of wheat have been destroyed in the province, about 313 kilometres... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Pistachio farmers in northern Samangan province have had a bumper crop, harvesting 900 tonnes of the nut compared to just eight tones last year, an agricultural official said on Saturday.Good weather was behind the increase, said Noor... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Nearly 100 tonnes of food items were distributed to more than 750 women involved in vocational training courses in northern Samangan province on Tuesday, officials said.The World Food Programme (WFP)-donated items were delivered to 660... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A building for a girls school has been inaugurated, while work on two other buildings was launched in the northern province of Samangan, officials said on Monday.A school building for Sarawlang girls' high school was inaugurated in Dara... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three abducted Bangladeshi nationals have been freed as a result of an Afghan-NATO rescue mission in northern Samangan province, an official said on Sunday.The three foreigners were released Saturday evening after a joint operation by... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three Bangladeshi citizens working for a South Korean road building company have been abducted by armed Taliban in the northern province of Samangan, officials said on Saturday.The three were kidnapped from Tanke Sokhta area in Dara Sof... read more
AIBAK (PAN): About 30 tonnes of food items, donated by a Turkish aid organisation, were distributed to 500 deserving families in northern Samangan province on Thursday, an official said.The edibles including 12.5 tonnes of rice, as much an amount of... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Dozens of Taliban militants have begun intimidating villagers to turn against the government in the Dara-i-Sauf district of the relatively peaceful northern province of Samangan, an official said on Wednesday.Up to 45 militants have... read more
AIBAK (PAN): More than 540 families will benefited from eight development projects executed in northern Samangan province, an official said on Sunday.The schemes include the construction of a 490-metre long supportive wall, two bridges, drinking... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Five schools have been constructed in the rural and outlying areas of northern Samangan province, an official said on Tuesday.Four of the schools were built in Firoz Nakhchir district and one in Dilkhaki, in the provincial capital,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Two newly-constructed buildings for schools were inaugurated in northern Samangan province on Thursday, enabling around 600 students to sit under roofs for the first time, officials said.One of the buildings in Hazrat Sultan district,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): An intelligence official has been shot dead in northern Samangan province, an official said on Thursday.Pir Muhammmad, National Directorate of Security (NDS) official, was gunned down Wednesday night near his house in the Dara Zhwandoon... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A new district headquarters building has been inaugurated in the northern province of Samangan, an official said on Wednesday.The building in Fairozanchir district was constructed at a cost of more than $100,000 with financial support... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A new district headquarters building has been inaugurated in the northern province of Samangan, an official said on Wednesday.The building in Fairozanchir district was constructed at a cost of more than $100,000 with financial support... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A man shot dead his mother-in-law, brother-in-law and a 13-year-old sister-in-law over a family dispute in northern Samangan province Thursday night, police said on Friday.Din Muhammad entered the house of his mother in law, Surriya,... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Three developmental projects, benefiting 550 families, were executed in northern Samangan province on Thursday, officials said.The projects included construction of a water reservoir, a building for a social centre and the installation... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Sixty-five religious students graduated from Hanifia Madrassa in northern Samangan province on Wednesday.In the traditional Dastar Bandi or turban tying ceremony, 50 ulemas and 15 other students who memorised the Quran, were given... read more
AIBAK (PAN): A young girl was killed and six others from the same family were wounded Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned in the northern province of Samangan, officials said.The mishap happened on the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif... read more
AIBAK (PAN): An unidentified group of gunmen in northern Samangan province have been threatening people with death if they cooperate with the government, villagers have said.Locals in at least three villages on the outskirts of the provincial... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Unidentified assailants set a school on fire in the Hazrat Sultan district of northern Samangan province on Wednesday.The school was massively damaged as a result of the predawn arson attack, district chief, Muhammadullah Sadid, told... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Around 1200 families affected by recent flash floods and an earthquake were provided food items in northern Samangan province on Sunday, an official said.Abdul Zahir Intizar, regional head of Global Partner (GP), said the food aid was... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Thousands of fruit trees have been diseased by shot hole fungi over the past month in northern Samangan province, an official said on Saturday.The leaves of peach, apricot and almond trees have all been infected in the provincial... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Lightning has killed an 18-year-old girl and seriously wounded her mother in northern Samangan province, a local official said on Saturday.The girls mother slipped into coma after the incident that occurred Friday afternoon, Roy do Aab... read more
AIBAK (PAN): The world Bank donated educational materials worth 420,000 US dollars to 188 schools in the northern province of Samangan on Wednesday, officials said.The donated items included laboratory equipment, computers, furniture and library... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Police have arrested a young couple who disappeared a week ago on charges of having illicit relations in northern Samangan province, an official said on Monday.Amina, 14, and Fawad Ahmad, 22, disappeared from the Kart-i-Khurasan area of... read more
AIBAK (PAN): In a rare attack, gunmen shot injured the crime branch chief of northern Samangan province, officials said on Monday.The senior official was wounded along with a policeman as the assailants opened fire on a police patrol Sunday night in... read more
AIBAK (PAN): Around 130 tonnes of edibles were distributed to more than 2,100 people under the work-for-food programme in northern Samangan province on Monday, an official said.A total of 2,146 people from Feroz Nakhchir worked on graveling a 17-... read more

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