The New York Times: … 2017 graduating class saw 60 of 65 graduates accepted to Afghanistan’s public universities, a 92 percent college entrance rate. Two-thirds of those accepted were girls. A couple of years earlier, 97 percent of the graduates went to college. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: At least 32 curlers from eight teams participated in a two-day curling championship in Bamiyan on Friday. The event was aimed at selecting best curlers for the provincial team’s membership so that they can participate at national events. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Bamiyan hosted the ninth annual ski tournament, the Afghan Ski Challenge, on Friday where at least 100 skiers from Afghanistan, United States, Canada and Australia had participated. Afghan skiers got the first, second and third positions in this tournament. The event were held in Koh-e-Baba in Bamiyan. Click here to read more (external link). Related Video
Tolo News: The all-rounder Mohammad Nabi’s brilliant display earned Afghanistan a five-wicket win over Ireland to open their three-match T20 series in Dehradun, India, on Thursday. Nabi took 2-16 with his off-spin bowling and restricted Ireland to 6-132 before scoring an unbeaten 49 off 40 balls to carry Afghanistan to 5-136 in 19.2 overs on Thursday.
Tolo News: Two skiers from Bamiyan skiing clubs won the two-day skiing competitions as part of a winter tournament in the province. At least 70 skiers from Bamiyan and Maidan Wardak provinces had participated in the competition. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Cricket: Afghanistan unveil squad for training camp ahead of series v Ireland
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VOA News | October 18, 2018: French and Afghan archaeologists are digging through the ruins of Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley to uncover the mysteries of a great lost city. (VOA)
Global Voices: In 2001, the Taliban infamously blew up a giant carved Buddha in Bamiyan, a region defined by its diverse archaeology, coruscating lakes, vivid panoramic valleys and rich-green meadows. If it is possible to muster a response to such devastating cultural loss, then the five-day Dambura Festival, which has now become a regular fixture in