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    Truckers allege extortion on highway

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Truck drivers allege police coerce them into paying illegal money at several locations on the highway between the Torkham dry port and Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.


    Dozens of Uruzgan youth donate blood

    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Dozens of youth and civil society activists donated blood to the Public Health Department in central Uruzgan province on Tuesday.

    Business & Economics,Social

    Helamand departments default on power bills

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Afghan Breshna Shirkat, the power utility, in southern Helmand province on Sunday accused many state institutions of defaulting on bills worth millions of afghanis.

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    Power project benefits hundreds of families

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Hundred of families in the Kohistan-1 district of central Kapisa would be supplied 110 kilowatts of electricity from the Sarobi dam, an official said on Saturday.


    Ghor residents protest lack of docs, drugs

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Angry protesters on Friday warned of closing down the Department of Public Health and the Afghan Centre for Training and Development (ACTD) in Ghor province.


    President suggests tribal council in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday urged authorities in southern Kandahar province to constitute a grand tribal council to play an advisory role in forging liaison and coordination.

    Accidents & Disasters,Social

    Major roads to be kept open in winter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced on Tuesday that all roads including the busy Salang highway would be kept open in the long winter season.  


    Most Kabul dwellers seek security, jobs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul residents have urged the new president to pay special attention to strengthening peace, creating jobs, solving environmental and housing problems, reveals a survey by Pajhwok Afghan News.


    Problems facing Nuristan women remain unresolved

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Women of eastern Nuristan province have long been facing multiple problems, which the central government has failed to resolve, the provincial women’s affairs director says.