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    Children of Urgun blast victims to get stipends

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): The government has decided to pay specific monthly stipends on permanent bases to the children of those killed in the devastating Urgun blast, an official said Sunday.


    Some Paktika schools to have playgrounds

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Playground for 16 schools in southeastern Paktika province would be constructed at a cost of $350,000 in the current year, an official said on Saturday.


    HR awareness drive in Paktika on cards

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) plans to launch public awareness programmes in southern Paktika province, an official said Thursday.


    Paktika schools still without textbooks

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): More than six months into their academic year, students of primary schools are still facing an acute shortage of textbooks in southeastern Paktika province, officials said on Monday.

    Business & Economics,Migration

    Edible items distributed to NWA refugees

    SHARANA (Pajhwok): Officials in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday distributed edible items to refugees from the North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan. The families have been displaced by a military operation in the region.


    Ghani again rules out coalition govt

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Leading presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday once again ruled out a coalition government with his rival Abdullah Adullah, saying he would not strike any deal over people’s votes.

    Security and Crime

    2 presidential guards injured in Paktia attack

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Two people were injured as a security convoy of President Hamid Karzai came under rebel attack in the Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province on Thursday, an official said.

    Security and Crime

    MoD revises blast toll: 42 dead, 67 wounded

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Wednesday said 42 people were killed and 67 others wounded in Tuesday’s suicide bombing in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province.

    Security and Crime

    89 dead in Orgun market bombing

    SHARAN/KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 90 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded in a powerful explosion in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday, officials said.


    Assistance to Waziristan refugees pledged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Paktia province on Friday promised humanitarian assistance would be extended to refugees from Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, where a military offensive has been underway.