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    Badghis families face clean drinking water shortage

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of some districts of western Badghis province complained about acute shortage of drinking water, prompting poor locals to use saline water instead, residents and officials said.



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    Heratis donate $60,000 to blast victims’ kin

    HERAT (Pajhwok): Local officials and traders of western Herat province on Sunday announced $60,000 aid for families of the victims of a deadly car bombing in Paktika province.



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    Residents flay low power voltage

    NEILI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Daikundi province on Sunday complained against low voltage and high electricity prices. As many as 50,000 families, living in Neili, are deprived of electricity. Another 90 percent are forced to use solar systems.



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    Protestors want encroachments removed

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A number of residents on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in Mehtarlam, the capital of eastern Laghman province, asking officials to reopen blocked roads and initiate a drive against encroachments.



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    Residents question govt aid to Palestinians

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A number of residents of central Parwan and Kapisa provinces on Friday expressed their concerns over the Afghan government's aid to teh Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.



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    Kunduz airport preparing for foreign flights

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The ongoing expansion of the airport and its terminal in northern Kunduz province would help prepare the facility for domestic and international flights, officials said on Wednesday.



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    Lorry drivers stage protest in Mazar-i-Sharif

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Some 150 lorry drivers on Tuesday staged a protest rally in the capital of northern Balkh province against the municipality for what they called charging heavy taxes at high security areas.



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    Salam Internet service yet to reach Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Salam wireless company is unable to launch its Internet services in eastern Kunar province despite the inauguration of its office three month ago, an official said on Tuesday.



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    Solar panels selling like hotcakes in east

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Solar energy panels are selling like hotcakes in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces amid increasingly hot weather.



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    ISAF pullout fuelling unemployment

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unemployment is on the rise and economic activity on the decline ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, residents of central Parwan province complained on Monday.