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“Afghan chess player --- ‘a gift of Jalalabad to India’

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Mar 18, 2018 - 18:35
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): In a corner of Palika Bazaar, the Afghan chess player (Afghan Chacha) attracts many fans in New Delhi’s underground market. He plays the game with one of his friend, who had challenged him. A resident of Makroryan area of...
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Strong Afghan state vital to political settlement: NATO

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Mar 15, 2018 - 16:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): A strong Afghan state is essential to create the necessary conditions for a political resolution to the current conflict in the country, NATO’s senior civilian representative (SCR) says. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan...
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Troops gearing up for major offensive in the north

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Mar 13, 2018 - 14:59
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Preparations for a counterinsurgency offensive have been made and the fighters would not be given the allowed to fuel insecurity in any part of country, a military official said on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Javed Saleem,...
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Nangarhar: A widow apiculturist employs 3 men

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Mar 11, 2018 - 12:09
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A widow apiculturist from eastern Nangarhar province, besides overcoming her economic woes, has offered employment opportunities for several men. Sherino -- hailing from the Sawakai district of neighbouring Kunar province --...
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For Kandahar women, only female prosecutor a ray of hope

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Mar 10, 2018 - 13:41
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Amidst rising incidents of domestic tension, the only female prosecutor in southern Kandahar province is investigating cases of violence against women. Zainab Faiz, 28, serving as prosecutor for the past two years, has...
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Don’t let politics harm security, Nicholson asks politicians

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Mar 01, 2018 - 10:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): A top American military commander has asked Afghanistan’s political leaders not to let politics undermine the security situation in the country. “We’re in this together. We’re fighting terrorism together and everyone wants a...
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Wazir Akbar Khan hostpial performs over 2,000 orthopedic surgeries per month

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Feb 13, 2018 - 18:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital officials say the capacity of orthopedic and joints surgeries at the hospital have increased by double accounted for more than 2,000 surgeries each month. Dr. Ahmad Gul Ayubi, hospital director...
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Pashtany Bank asset up by 15pc, recovers 77m afs loans

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Feb 12, 2018 - 13:59
کابل(پژواک،۲۲سلواغه۹۶): د پښتني تجارتي بانګ رييس وايي چې په روان کال کې يې څه باندې ۷۷۶ميليون افغانۍ صعب الحصول( په سختۍ ترلاسه کېدونکي) پورونه ترلاسه کړي او د ياد شوي بانک شتمني د مخکني کال په پرتله کابو ۱۵سلنه ډېره شوې ده.
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Kamila’s tale: Taunted at home, tortured by husband

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Feb 12, 2018 - 12:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): A 29-year-old woman ended up in the shelter house of capital Kabul just nine months after her marriage to escape abuse and torture at husband’s and paternal homes.
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Young man who invented solar water heater receives threats

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Feb 11, 2018 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan youth, who invented a solar water heater, claimed on Sunday he had received threats over the phone from unknown people after his invention. Wali Jan Sherzad, 33, a resident of Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province...
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Islamabad protest sparked by oppression of Pakhtuns: Khattak

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Feb 07, 2018 - 11:39
کابل (پژواک، ١٧ سلواغه ٩٦): سياسي شنونکي د پاکستان په پلازمېنه اسلام اباد کې د زرګونو پښتنو احتجاجي لاريون د پښتنو خود جوشه تحريک او ويښتابه بولي .
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Haunted by backwardness, Nuristanis swell rebel ranks

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Feb 04, 2018 - 17:19
PARON (Pajhwok): The Provincial Council (PC) head for eastern Nuristan province says some people have swollen militant ranks due to the central government’s inattention to their problems. Eng. Saeedullah Paendazoy also hit out at the provincial...
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Committed to serve Afghans despite traumatic 2017: ICRC

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Jan 31, 2018 - 19:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has reaffirmed its commitment to serving the people of Afghanistan in future despite going through a traumatic 2017. Monica Zanarelli, head of ICRC delegation in Afghanistan, told...
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Afghanistan may take border spat with Iran to UN

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Jan 24, 2018 - 15:04
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The existing border disputed between Afghanistan and Iran would be taken to the UN, an official in western Herat province said on Wednesday. Border and Tribal Affairs Director Nazir Ahmad Haidarzada told Pajhwok Afghan News the...
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Terrorists’ goals beyond Afghanistan: Afghan envoy in Iran

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Jan 13, 2018 - 23:10
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): In a veiled reference to Pakistan, the Afghan ambassador in Iran has said regional countries should not categorize terrorist groups into ‘bad’ and ‘good’, stressing these groups are only bad. Dr. Nasir Ahmad Noor, the Afghan envoy...
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Taliban can open office everywhere in Afghanistan: HPC

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Dec 12, 2017 - 17:19
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A visiting High Peace Council (HPC) delegation on Tuesday said the government would agree to every mechanism the Taliban suggest for reviving the stalled peace talks to find a negotiated end to the conflict in Afghanistan.
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Sexual harassment of children on the rise in Kandahar

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Dec 09, 2017 - 16:18
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) officials in the southern region say poverty, joblessness, parental inattention and other factors have contributed to an increase in sexual harassment of children in...
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‘Domestic industry in dire need of govt’s backing’

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Dec 06, 2017 - 22:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): The owner of a Kabul-based bandage manufacturing factory, known as ‘Tota,’ has urged capitalists to invest in bandage production because his factory meets only 10 percent of the strip’s demand. Addressing entrepreneurs, Younus Wiyar...
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Pakistan to extend stay for Afghans by one more year

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Dec 06, 2017 - 18:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has agreed to extending the stay of Afghan refugees by one more year in the country, a Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) official said on Wednesday.
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Kandahar City residents owe 70m afs in unpaid water bills

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Nov 29, 2017 - 22:39
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Urban residents of southern Kandahar province owe 70 million afghanis in unpaid water bills to the provincial Water Supply and Canalization Department, an official said on Wednesday. Eng. Mohammad Nader Kakar, head of...
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