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Schools to reopen in Afghan district Monday after deal reached with Taliban

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Dozens of public schools that were shut down by the Taliban in an area under its control south of Kabul are set to reopen after a deal was reached with the militant group, an Afghan official says. Salim Saleh, a spokesman for the provincial governor of Logar, said that classes are expected to

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US not walking away from Pakistan: U.S. envoy Alice Wells

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News)- The U.S. is not walking away from Pakistan, says a senior State department official visiting the region, but while Pakistan has taken initial constructive steps against terrorists operating on its soil, they aren’t yet irreversible. U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells also described as positive steps

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Complete shutdown observed in Held Kashmir against killing of 17 youth by occupation forces

MUZAFFARABAD (Sarzameen News)- Condemnation day was observed on both sides of Line of Control Monday against killing of 17 innocent Kashmir youth by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. Normal life came to a standstill due to the shutdown against the massacre in Islamabad districts and Shopian yesterday. In Azad Kashmir, call for observing the day was

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Mirwaiz, Omar concerned over killings of Kashmiris

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Irrespective of separate political ideologies, Chairman of Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and former chief minister Omar Abdullah voiced their concern over killings of Kashmiris during gunfights in south Kashmir on Sunday. Mirwaiz took to his twitter handle to react to killings of militants and civilians in separate gunfights in Shopian district. In

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Children continue to be jailed in Kashmir despite juvenile law in place

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Despite a juvenile justice system in Jammu and Kashmir, children continue to serve imprisonment in jails. The J&K Juvenile Justice Act 1997 was amended in 2013 and the amended rules laid out the formation of Juvenile Justice Boards in each district of Jammu and Kashmir headed by a magistrate. The purpose of these

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Contract signed for gas power generation plant worth $39 million

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- A contract was signed for the construction of gas power generation plant to be built with a total investment of $39 million. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the contract was signed during a ceremony in the Presidential Palace on Saturday evening. President Ghani was also present during the signing ceremony

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40 percent of Afghan women suffering from anemia

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- 40 percent of Afghan women are suffering from anemia while 97 percent lack Vitamin D, according to findings of a new survey. At a press conference in Kabul, officials from ministries of education, women’s affairs, hajj and health said that they would address the problem with extensive campaigns. Muscle pain, stress, hairfall, bone

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Mirwaiz visits Aali Kadal fire victims

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday visited Budgair Aali Kadal area of Downtown where eight houses were gutted in a fire incident on Friday. Expressing shock and grief over the damage worth crores of rupees caused by the blaze, Mirwaiz stressed on the immediate rehabilitation of all the fire victims. Mirwaiz expressed

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29 Kashmiris martyred by Indian troops in March

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, martyred 29 Kashmiris including a woman and a young boy during the last month of March. According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, Sunday these killings rendered one woman widowed and four children orphaned. Of those martyrs four

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Indian troops kill 12 youths during search operations in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Indian troops killed 12 youths during ongoing search operations in Islamabad and Shopian districts of occupied Kashmir on Sunday, according to a Kashmir Media Service (KMS) report. Indian police in a statement claimed that 11 youths were killed in two gunfights with Indian forces in south Kashmir districts. Seven youths were killed in

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