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    Japan to build canal, waterhead in Behsud

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A contract was signed on Saturday with a Japanese aid group on the construction of a canal and a waterhead in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.

    Accidents & Disasters,Social

    Woman commits suicide in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A woman has committed suicide as a result of domestic violence in western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.


    Tougher punishment sought for Pak reporter

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prosecutors have reportedly sought tougher punishment for a Pakistani reporter who was detained by Afghan security officials in eastern Nangarhar province in April this year.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Man, girl gunned down in Ghazni clash

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The spouse of a female provincial council member was gunned down by a neighbour in revenge for the killing of his daughter in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday.


    20, 000 youth to get vocational training

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Technical and vocational training opportunities have been designed for nearly 20,000 people across the country, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSMD) said on Wednesday.

    Business & Economics,Social

    Badakhshan road blockades jack up prices

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The dilapidated condition of roads that link border districts with the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province has resulted in increased prices of food items, an official said on Saturday.


    73% of Balkh children deprived of education

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF (Pajhwok): At least 73% of children in the northern Balkh province have no access to education, a survey revealed on Monday.

    Business & Economics,Social,Features

    Elders toiling their way to survival

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite senility, a number of under-resourced elders can be seen working hard on Kabul roads and streets to support their families.


    Daikundi township project sparks protest

    NIELI (Pajhwok): Dozens of families in central Daikundi province are resisting the construction of a town in the provincial capital, alleging land had been allotted for the project with the connivance of the governor.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Protests against Paghman incident continue

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of civil society activists took to the street in Kabul on Sunday condemning latest spate of violence against women and demanding the government to ensure safety of women in the country.