Despite multiple protests by citizens and even the official orders of the Prosecutor's Office and members of the Islamic City Council, the demolition of Ray Cemetery just outside Tehran has not come to a halt and there is no end in sight before its total annihilation.
The International Paralympic Committee has nominated proud Iranian athlete, Zahra Nemati, for the International Women’ Day award. The International Paralympic Committee has nominated five women for the award on the occasion of International Women’ Day which takes place on 8 March every year. The award ceremony is held on the penultimate day of the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
Iran is the third leading engineer-producing country in the world but the first in terms of migration of elites, especially engineering graduates. Until a few years ago, engineering was regarded as an attractive and high-income discipline. However, at present, the highest number of unemployed graduates are from the engineering schools. For a long time, Iran has been the bedrock of noted engineers and scientists, of whom, one of the most renowned was Khajeh Nasir Toosi, whose birthday has been referred to in Iran as the “Engineer Day.”
International reactions to the crash of a passenger plane in Iran are pouring in. The US Secretary of State has tweeted his condolences in Persian, saying: “We were very sorry to hear about the plane crash in our virtual embassy in Iran. We send our condolences to the people of Iran and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.”
Per the official announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO), Seyed Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi, Iran’s Minister of Health, was officially selected as the commissioner for the control and prevention of non-communicable diseases of the World Health Organization.
The age-old tower of silence in Yazd has now become a tourist attraction in this city. But, there was a time when keepers named “Nesa Salar” took the dead up to the tower according to Zoroastrian traditions to become the meal of vultures. The last of the Nesa Salars is now called “Agha Shahriar”, although his job was banned 51 years ago.
The Iranian National Civil Registration Organizationannounced: “March 11 is the last deadline to register for the renewal of national smart cards [Carte melli]. This deadline will not be renewed. Iranians living overseas whose cards are valid for 2018 onwards can still keep using these.
Simultaneously with the inauguration of the winter Olympics in South Korea, it was announced that the sponsors Samsung will be giving 4000 Galaxy Note 8 smartphones to athletes as gifts. But, the Olympics Organizing Committee announced that athletes from Iran and N Korea will not receive the gift due to sanctions.
With the passing of only a year and a few days after the Plasco building fire and collapse in Tehran, the 51-year old building of the Ministry of Energy, with the same metal structure as Plasco, has caught fire in the capital which has not been extinguished after 24 hours of efforts by firefighters yet. The dangers of it collapsing are very high.
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.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization announced: “Tourists are no longer required to go to Iranian embassies for visas. They can apply online and travel to Iran once their application has been reviewed.”
On 13 August 2018, at 21h30, the concert titled “A song from another world” began playing in Vahdat Hall in Tehran with a band of musicians with autism and down syndrome, for an audience that included figures such as Loris Tjeknavorian and Kambiz Derambakhsh.
International Mathematical Union (IMU) named 3 May, the birthday of "Maryam Mirzakhani", the International Women's Day in Maths, on the proposal of the Women's Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society.
A celebration was held in Tehran to celebrate polo registration by Unesco. Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Deputy, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian spoke about the game at the ceremony and called the registration an important global event for cultural diplomacy and peace.
RT writes that the presidents of Russia and Iran met on the sidelines of the Caspian summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan on Sunday. Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani addressed ways in which world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East, can be settled, the Kremlin said.