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    Violence against women on rise in Afghanistan

    HERAT CITY/JALALABAD/LASHKARGAH/TALUQAN (Pajhwok): In a gathering arranged on eve of International Women’s Day, speakers on Tuesday voiced concerns that violence against women has surged in some provinces of the country, including Nangarhar, Helmand, Herat and Takhar provinces.


    School, cricket stadium to be built in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): After the devastating landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province, first school would be constructed in Argo district while the cricket stadium would be built in Faizabad, the provincial capital, said provincial education director.

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    Female student commits suicide (Video)

    TALUQAN (Pajhwok): A 22-year old female student of Takhar University shot herself dead in norther

     OSLO, Nov 23, 2014: A conference on women women's rights in Afghanistan was held in Norway on Sunday on advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan. .


    Govt stressed to form cabinet

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan National Congress (ANC) and civil society organizations on Sunday warned to stage series of protests if the government failed to form cabinet without further delay.

     PUL-I-ALAM, Nov 22, 2014: School students attend their annually school exam in central Logar province.


    France to help build women health care centre

    KABUL (Pajhwok): French Ambassador to Kabul Jean-Michel Marlaud on Saturday promised construction of a health care centre for women in the capital Kabul.

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    Police officer’s brother killed in Jalalabad blast

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A crime branch chief was among three others wounded in an explosion that left his brother dead in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, officials said.

     MEHTARLAM, Nov 19, 2014: Officials attend ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate a residential township for school teachers in Qarghayou district of eastern Laghman province.