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    Reserved seats for women on dist councils urged

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Women’s rights campaigners and civil society activists in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday demanded a 25 percent seats for women on district councils.


    2 projects executed, work on 3rd launched

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Costing $400,000, two projects were completed while work on a third scheme was launched in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, the mayor said.

    Security and Crime

    3 rebels killed in Chaparhar clash

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security forces repulsed group attacks from militants on posts in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, leaving three militants dead, officials said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    1600 civilian casualties in east this year

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): More than 1,600 civilians suffered casualties as a result of the ongoing conflict in eastern Afghanistan this solar year that ends on March 21, a senior human rights official said on Wednesday.


    Students stage protest against new CNICs

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of university students on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province against the ommission of Afghan nationality from the new computerised national identity cards (CNICs).


    Plight of disabled to be alleviated: Gardiwal

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A two-day seminar kicked off in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday to discuss measures to resolve the problems being faced by the special people.

    Security and Crime,Social

    Behsud residents rally against court verdict

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of the Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday protested against a verdict of the Jalalabad-based court.


    Children have little access to health, education

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 234,000 children in the eastern zone do not have access to schools, with 12,500 left out of polio vaccination drives over the past four years, the UN said on Wednesday.


    Women's rights need to be protected: Gardiwal

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Muhammad Hanif Gardiwal, the deputy governor of eastern Nangarhar province, on Tuesday asked women to focus on their education and intensify efforts to combat violence.


    73 AIDs cases detected in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 73 new Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases have been detected in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.