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Ahmedis in a Chakwal village fear for their lives

CHAKWAL: On a first visit, one only notices the calm which engulfs the sleepy village of Pichnand, located some 90 kilometres from the district capital, in Talagang tehsil. Most of its 24,000 residents earn their livelihood from agriculture and cattle farming.

Balochistan govt to make refusal against polio vaccine 'a crime'

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to table a vaccination bill in the provincial assembly to make it compulsory for parents to get their children, below the age five, vaccinated for polio — refusal to which would lead to punishment and arrest by authorities.

Govt reiterates commitment to improve human rights situation

AT-KABUL: The Afghan government reiterated its commitment to improve human rights situation in Afghanistan and launch judicial reforms. The Afghan government and the European Union (EU) held their first human rights dialogue in Kabul on Monday. The dialogue was opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani.

Afghanistan Times

Women activists concerned over their future

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of women’s rights activists have said they were still concerned about the ongoing peace talks and their future in the country—despite the informal meeting which recently took place between women lawmakers and the Taliban representatives in Oslo city of Norway.

Tens of Herat, Badakhshan schoolgirls poisoned

AT Monitoring Des-KABUL: Tens of schoolgirls were sent to hospital after falling ill at schools in western Herat and northeastern Badakhshan provinces, said officials. The root cause behind the incident is unknown. However, Herat police chief, Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, said an investigation was kicked off into the incident.

AFGHANISTAN | Anti-polio drive kicks off in Helmand

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Seventh round of anti-polio vaccination drive kicked off in secure areas of southern Helmand province. Dr. Abdul Ahad Hazem, a provincial health official, said that 800,000 children up to five years of age will get the drops against the crippling disease.

To boost image, Uber partners with women drivers

MUMBAI: Facing criticism once again for the recent molestation case in Gurgaon, cab aggregator firm Uber has decided to partner with women drivers to boost customer confidence. In Mumbai, it recently partnered with 20 women cabbies to ensure safety of women travelling alone, specially in the night.

Times of India

Why transgender not an option in civil service exam form? HC asks

NEW DELHI: Delhi High Court today asked the Centre and UPSC why trans genders have not been included as a third gender option in application forms for Civil Services Preliminary (CSP) examination.

Times of India

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