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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on Jan 10

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Mondday, January 10, 2022:

*** IRAN DAILY
-- Iran’s Parliament passes outlines of budget bill for next fiscal year

Iranian lawmakers approved the generalities of the administration’s proposed budget bill for the next Iranian fiscal year (to begin on March 21, 2022).
An open session of the Parliament was held on Sunday, attended by President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi and members of the administration’s economic team.

-- Iran’s nine-month alumina production tops 175,000 tons

Iran produced 175,284 tons of alumina powder during the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Decemebr 21, 2021).
According to data by the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the figure shows one percent decline compared to corresponding output of 2020, which was 177,239 tons.

-- Bazaar, the core of Iranian cities

The bazaar has been one of the most important social centers in Iranian history. The traditional market not only was a place to trade and buy goods, but also a venue to hear news and talk about events. In many Iranian cities you can find bazaars that are very old. The beautiful and unique architecture of bazaars has made them one of the most important tourist attractions of Iran.
You can find similar markets in some other countries such as India. Iran and India have had close relations since ancient times. The people of both countries, with a common origin (of Aryan tribes), have a long cultural and artistic history. The commonalities of the two civilizations can be found in the language, customs, arts, traditions and other behavioral and moral characteristics of the people of the two lands.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Iran’s Farzaneh Tavasoli Nominated for 2021 Best Goalkeeper in World

Iran futsal goalkeeper Farzaneh Tavasoli has been shortlisted for the Best Women Goalkeeper of the World in 2021.
According to Futsal Planet, Tavasoli will vie with nine other women to win one of the most traditional prizes of futsal.
The Futsal Planet website, which introduces the nominees for receiving the best awards in the futsal world at the end of each year, has put the name of the Iranian among the top 10 nominees to receive the best women goalkeeper award this year.
Tavasoli’s rivals are Ana Carolina Caliari Sestari (BRA/ITA), Ana Catarina Silva Pereira (POR), Bianca Castagnaro Moraes (BRA), Angelica Dibiase (ITA), Joziane de Oliveira “Jozi” (BRA), Missiara Luiza Papst “Missi” (BRA), Viktoria Sagaidachna (UKR), Silvia Aguete Outón (ESP) and Maria Surnina (RUS).

-- Turkmenistan, Iran Transit to Boost Regional Trade

Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Rostam Qasemi has met with Turkmenistan’s deputy chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, and discussed bilateral transport and transit.
Freight transit is among key planks of collaboration between Iran and Turkmenistan and Joint Economic Commission is considered as a good platform for building relations and advancing cooperation.
In rail transport, there is an agreement for the traffic of 400 freight wagons per day through Sarakhs Border which still can be further increased.

-- Tehran, Damascus Set to Boost Economic Cooperation

Iranian ambassador Mehdi Sobhani to Damascus and the Syrian Minister of Economy Mohammad Samer al-Khalil have discussed different ways of developing cooperation between the two countries.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed different approaches to develop economic, trade, industrial, and agricultural cooperation between the two neighboring countries.
Expanding relations between the two countries in trade and economic sectors, removing the obstacles of economic development, economic activities, and exchanging economic delegations were among the issues discussed in the meeting.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Tehran, Ashgabat explore avenues of transport, energy co-op

Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Rostam Qasemi met with Deputy Chairman of Turkmenistan’s Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdymukhamedov in Tehran on Saturday to exchange views and discuss mutual cooperation in various transportation sectors.

Speaking in this meeting, Qasemi mentioned the agreements reached between the two sides during the two countries’ Joint Economic Committee meeting, saying: “At the meeting of the Joint Committee, we reached agreements in the fields of transportation and transit between the two countries that had good results; In this regard, in the field of rail transport, we agreed on the daily exchange of 400 freight wagons at Sarakhs border.”

-- Iran leads the world in priority given to nano-sciences

The ratio of nano-articles to the total number of articles published in Iran is the highest in the world, highlighting the amount of attention and priority given to nano-sciences in the country.

According to StatNano, in 2021, nearly 202,000 nano-articles were issued in JCR- (Journal Citation Reports) indexed journals, accounting for approximately 8.2 percent of the total articles indexed in WoS (Web of Science). Alternatively stated, about 8 percent of all scientific publications across the globe are in the field of nanotechnology.

In terms of the ratio of nano-articles to the total number of articles, Iran still possesses the highest share in this index with 18.7 percent of the total articles falling in the category of nanotechnology.

-- What it’s like to meet 5000-year-old tree

At the age of almost five millennia, Sarv-e Abarkuh is a solid, tall tree still covering itself with glory, reaching 25 meters in height, 11.5 meters in width of its trunk, and 18 meters in circumference.

Although it doesn’t have the height or size of record-setting redwoods and sequoias standing near California, this Persian cypress has long been a tourist destination in central Iran for those who love to visit one of the oldest living creatures on Earth. It is a real blessing that this being has lived all this time to become a source of enjoyment for modern humans.

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