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    Accidents & Disasters,Reconstruction

    150 homes being built for landslide victims

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A project to construct 150 homes for families who lost their houses to a massive landslide in the Argo district of southeastern Badakhshan province has been launched, an official said on Saturday.


    Anthrax hits dozens of Badakhshan residents

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 40 people, including children, have been affected by the anthrax disease in northeastern Badakhshan province, Pajhwok Afghan News reliably learnt 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.

    Security and Crime

    5 districts cut off from Badakhshan capital

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Militants have cut off five districts from Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, by damaging a key road, an official said on Tuesday.


    Work on building 10-bed hospital launched

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 10-bed hospital was launched in the Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province where child-mother mortality rate was on the rise, officials said on Saturday.


    Tagab to get health clinic for 150 patients

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new Comprehensive Health Clinic (CHC) for Tagab district in northeastern Badakhshan province was launched on Wednesday, a statement said.

    Security and Crime

    PC candidate allegedly held with drugs

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Three people, including a leading provincial council runner, have been detained with 300 kilograms of drugs in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Wednesday.


    Badakhshan mothers face high mortality risk

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of remote areas of northeastern Badakhshan province say pregnant women continue to face high risks of dying during labour and childbirth in the absence of healthcare services.


    Top officials rescued from Taliban ambush

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Authorities in the northeastern Badakhshan province announced an end to Taliban’s siege of top officials with the killing of three militants on Monday evening.


    Badakhshan University gets new facilities

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Badakhshan University officially got new facilities for four faculties, administrative offices, classrooms 200 students and dormitories, the German Cooperation with Afghanistan said on Saturday.