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    Fighting cuts power supply to Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Ongoing fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand province led to snapping of the power cable extended from the Kajaki dam to Lashkargah and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Monday.  


    Amu River flooding threatens village

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Overflowing Amu River poses a serious threat to the people of the Shahr-i-Bozurg district of northeastern Badakhshan province, residents said on Monday.


    Badghis residents without basic health facilities

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Residents of northwestern Badghis province complain of inadequate health facilities, asking the government to take necessary steps in this regard.


    NWA residents seek refuge in Paktika

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Fleeing an ongoing military offensive in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA), dozens of families have sought refuge in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday.


    Hundreds rally in Kabul against election fraud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Supporters of presidential hopeful Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday staged two separate protest demonstrations in Kabul, demanding the prosecution of those involved the June 14 runoff fraud.


    MCIT to block officials’ fake accounts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Saturday announced a plan for block fake social media accounts of government officials.


    Over 50m displaced globally: UNHCR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 50 million people were forced from their homes worldwide by end of 2013, the highest displacement figure since World War II, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.


    Clean water supply projects executed in Takhar

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Seventy percent of residents of northern Takhar province have gained access to clean drinking water, officials said on Friday.


    For vote sake, man hides daughter demise

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mohammad Jawaz Khan kept secret the demise of his ailing daughter to let villagers stream to polling centres.

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    90pc residents drink unsafe water in Nimroz

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Ninety percent residents in western Nimroz province face an acute shortage of potable water and as a result, hundreds of people, mostly children, are being treated at hospitals for water-borne diseases, residents and officials said on Sunday.