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Celebration of Molana - Persian poet and mystic
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Celebration of Molana - Persian poet and mystic

September 30th has been named as “Molana Day” on the Iranian calendar, also recognized by the United Nations. Molana was born on 30 September 1207 and is popularly known as Rumi. His collections of “Masnavi Manavi” and “Divan of Shams-e Tabrizi” are not only popular with or limited to Iranians and Persian-speakers. Their English translations have also reached global fame.

1800 years of love in Hamedan
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1800 years of love in Hamedan

Every time the ground is dug in Hamedan, western Iran, a valuable object is found. It was November last year when the workers of the water and sewage board working in one of Hamedan’s old districts came across a sarcophagus holding a long lost secret – two skeletons in each other’s arms.

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Devoted farmer hospitalized


Rizali Khajavi, known as the devoted farmer to most of us, has been hospitalized for kidney failure. Azbar-Ali Hajavi, nicknamed Rizali Khajavi, has been in our school books for decades now. He came to be known as the devoted farmer in our elementary literature books throughout Iran.  

Baghcheban father of the deaf


Jabbar Baghcheban is known as the father of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Iran. He is the founder of the first school for the deaf in Iran, which he established in the city of Tabriz and called it “Baghche-ye Atfal” [The children’s garden], and thus became known as “Bagcheban” [gardener]. He passed away in 1966.  

Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor


The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran needs good ties with the East and West


 A university professor in the UK believes: “Iran must have closer ties with Europe for its economic development. But its security can be provided mostly by China and Russia. This requires a little subtlety in the ‘Neither East, Nor West’ slogan.”

Australian cultural attaché: Aussies happy with Iran trip


Australian cultural attaché and second in rank, Hamish Leslie Reisen, has said that Australians are not very familiar with Iran and its tourist attractions, adding: “Planning cultural programs is one of the best incentives for Australians to travel to Iran; because, the image they have of Iran is impacted by the global news coverage. Good news from Iran will surely attract their attention, especially about cultural links between the two countries.”

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Trump's sanctions bring fear to Iranian air travelers


Houshang Shahbazi saved the lives of more than 100 passengers and crew in 2012 when he successfully landed a 747 commercial airplane with a disabled wheel carriage.

Farhadi’s “Everybody knows” Italy’s second bestseller


The movie “Everybody knows”, directed by prominent Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, made its screening debut in Italy on 8 November 2018 in 288 theaters.

Iran Non-Oil Export's Biggest Growth Boosters, Laggards (Mar-Oct 2018)


Iran's non-oil exports hit $27.22 billion during the seven months to Oct. 22 to register a 13% growth year-on-year

A roundabout to be named after Jabbar Baghtcheban


A book launch of “The life and work of Jabbar Baghtcheban – Founder of children’s theater in Iran” has been held in Tehran.

Iran can participate in hosting the 2022 World Cup


Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organising committee told AFP on Monday.