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Lake Urmia volume increased by 30m cubic meters

TEHRAN – The volume of water in Lake Urmia has reached 2.48 billion cubic meters, which shows an increase of 30 million cubic meters compared to the last [Iranian calendar] month (September 23- October 22). The level of Lake Urmia has now reached 1,270 meters 57 cm above the sea level, which is 63 cm […]

‘Reducing water consumption in agricultural sector a priority of energy ministry’

TEHRAN – Iranian Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian has said reducing consumption in the agricultural sector is his ministry’s priority in the water management area, IRIB reported on Tuesday. Speaking in a meeting of the country’s Supreme Water Council Mehrabian said: “10 percent savings in the domestic sector will save 500 to 600 million cubic […]

SDSs, drying wetlands increasing alarmingly

TEHRAN – The occurrence of sand and dust storms (SDSs) phenomenon is increasing alarmingly across the country due to drying up wetlands, which is worrisome, head of deserts at the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization has stated. The occurrence of drought and lack of water rights for wetlands are the most important causes of […]

Clean air for blue skies

TEHRAN – September 7 has been named World Clean Air Day, and this year’s slogan is “Clean Air for Blue Skies”, which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies focuses on prioritizing the need for healthy air […]

Top judge asks attorney general to seriously investigate Evin incident

TEHRAN — Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei has tasked the attorney general to launch a comprehensive and immediate investigation into mistreatment toward a prisoner at Evin prison. The order followed the publication of news and images from Evin prison in which a prisoner is treated violently. The text of the order of the top judge […]

Archaeological evidence sheds new light on early human presence in western Iran

TEHRAN – Newly-discovered stone tools and animal remains have shed new light on the history of human presence in Paveh county of Kermanshah province, which is situated in western Iran. Based on new archaeological discoveries, the history of human habitation in the Paveh county, which is situated in the south of the Hawraman (Uramanat), is […]

Some 140,000 houses to be built for villagers

TEHRAN – The Housing Foundation will construct around 140,000 houses for underprivileged families residing in villages across the country by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2022). Over the past couple of years, more than two million houses have been built in rural areas and some 500,000 houses have been renovated, as […]

National housing plan’s 2nd group of units handed over to owners

TEHRAN – The second group of the national housing plan’s units as well as some of the units under the Mehr Housing initiative were handed over to the applicants in an online ceremony on Monday, IRNA reported. In the mentioned ceremony which was attended by President Hassan Rouhani and the Transport and Urban Development Minister […]

New FTZs are planned to be established by next March

TEHRAN – As announced by Secretary of Iranian Free Zones High Council Hamidreza Mo’meni, some new free trade zones (FTZs) are planned to be set up in the country in the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2022). Saying that new FTZs will be set up based on the order of the president, the official […]

Protests in front of the French embassy

TEHRAN — A number of the family members of the 7th of Tir victims gathered in front of the French embassy in Tehran on Wednesday to protest lack of judicial action against the assassinators of the 7th of Tir (June 28) attack. In the terrorist attack, conducted by MKO operatives, chief justice Mohammad Hossein Beheshti […]

Hamedan reopens tourist sites, museums as virus curbs ease

TEHRAN – Museums and other cultural heritage sites in the west-central province of Hamedan have been allowed to reopen doors to the public as restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic have been loosened, the provincial tourism chief has said. Virus-related health protocols are strictly enforced for visitors, CHTN quoted Majid Jahangirian as saying on Thursday. Earlier […]

Iran seeks UNESCO status for ancient nomadic routes 

TEHRAN – Iran is preparing a dossier for ancient routes and paths used by its Bakhtiari nomads to be submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in near future, ILNA reported on Tuesday. “A comprehensive archeological, ethnographic and ecological survey on the nomads’ roads, scattered across Andika county in southern Khuzestan province, […]

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