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    Balkh disabled get certificates, loans

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Dozens of people with disabilities on Thursday received certificates on completing a vocational training programme and some were given loans to start their own businesses in northern Balkh province.


    Mass-marriage ceremony held in Parwan

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A mass-marriage ceremony for 50 couples was held in Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province, on Thursday, the head of a charity said.

    Accidents & Disasters,Social

    Our lives are at risk, say flood victims

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Flood-affected families living under tents in northern Jawzjan province warned on Thursday the winter had put their lives at risk of disease and death.

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    Greshk teachers seek land for homes

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The teachers of Greshk district in restive Helmand province on Thursday urged the government to allocate land plots for the teaching community.


    273 incidents of child rights abuses reported

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 273 incidents of violence against children have been registered in southern Kandahar province this solar year, an Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) official said on Thursday.


    Bridge over Harirod River inaugurated

    FEROZKOH/FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A newly-constructed bridge over the Harirod River in western Ghor province was inaugurated on Thursday, officials said.

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    1,500 families distributed winter aid

    GHAZNI CITY/MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Nearly 1,500 displaced and needy families were distributed non-food items in southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces on Wednesday, officials said.

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    Traders complain of illegal taxes

     ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Traders on Wednesday complained about what they called illegal taxes on the Nimroz-Kandahar highway and said the situation was discouraging them.


    Power project to benefit thousands

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Thousands of families would benefit from a new power project that would be completed in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.

    Accidents & Disasters,Business & Economics,Social

    Floods affected families given aid in Samangan

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Some 500 families affected by recent floods in northern Samangan province received aid assistance in kind of food and clothes, officials said.