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Ethnography: An important but unpopular subject

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-Ethnography as a subject is very important to understand culture and different ethnic groups but it failed to gain popularity in Afghanistan. Afghans still to know that ethnography is systemic study of cultures and ethnic groups where the researchers observe society. Ethnography is focusing on identification of the …

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2 civilians among 7 dead in Kunduz violence

Two civilians, as many policemen and three militants have been killed during separate security incidents in northeastern Kunduz province, officials said on Thursday. Amanuddin Quraishi, the Imam Sahib district chief, said two policemen were killed in a roadside bombing while they were patrolling in Pul Arbab Khalil area of the …

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Independence Day celebration catches fervor in Nangarhar

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Nangarhar is taking all preparations to host the Independence Day festivities on August 19, said the provincial governor. The preparations for celebration of the Independence Day have been started around ten days ago and roads, markets and other parts of Jalalabad, the capital city of province, are …

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TTP supports Afghan ulema’s fatwa against Pakistan

AT-KABUL:  The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has put weight behind Afghan ulema’s recent fatwa of jihad (holy war) against Pakistan. Terming the terror attacks in Afghanistan against Islam and condemning Islamabad for supporting terrorism and harboring Afghan militants, members of the Afghanistan’s Ulema Council on Thursday issued a jihad fatwa against …

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Smuggling of low quality fuel irks ANSA, AISA

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Afghanistan National Standard Agency (ANSA) and Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Saturday said that low quality fuel and construction material enter into the country in huge quantity due to open borders and affecting the growth of local products and environment. After signing a memorandum of understanding …

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Peace talks: Afghanistan says ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to Pakistan

By M. Sidiq Yosufi-KABUL: Afghan government this week rejected to participate in the second round of the peace talks with mediation of any second country, and asked Pakistan to take action against Taliban leadership in its territory instead of bringing them to the negotiation table. After series of deadly attacks …

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Maswak: A twig with many miracles

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-Popular as teeth cleaning twig among non-Muslims, use of maswak is very common in the Islamic countries. Believers use maswak to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as they know that it is not just a twig but has some …

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Growing domestic demand spurs furniture business

By M. Nadeem Alizai-When it comes to fashion and style, Afghans living in urban areas keep keen eye on new fashion trends. For them fashion is not just about wearing latest dress and fancy shoes or use of expensive cosmetics. Home and décor also matters. They love to buy latest …

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Man beheads wife in Herat

AT-KABUL: A woman was allegedly decapitated by her husband in the western Herat province, said an official in the province on Wednesday. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, spokesman for Herat police, said that 25-year old, Laila has been killed by her husband. Ahmadi added that the culprit has fled the scene. He …

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Kabul City: Isn’t just capital of Afghanistan but of palaces as well

By Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-Kabul City, the capital of Afghanistan, has seen many kings and generals roaring, crying, smiling and dying. Some were invaders and several were settlers. However, it is not only the rich history that makes Kabul City prominent but historical palaces give an edge to the city as …

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