Apr 7, 2024, 8:13 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 7

Apr 7, 2024, 8:13 AM
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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 7

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, April 7, 2024:


-- Ta’zieh Performance in Downtown Tehran

Shapour Square in downtown Tehran hosted a group of thespians who performed the story of the martyrdom of Imam Ali (AS) in the form of ta’zieh, the Iranian passion play. Directed by Ahmad Azizi, the Seyyed ush-Shohada Ta’zieh Group took the stage to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of the Imam and observe Qadr nights. Qadr Nights mark the occasion during which the entire Qur’an was sent down to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).
The martyrdom of Imam Ali (AS), known for his wisdom, courage, and piety, is observed on the 21st day of Ramadan.

-- Iranian Institute Completes Swedish Translation of Qur’an

An Iranian institute says it has finished a Swedish translation of the Holy Qur’an in a step to “combat ignorance” following several Qur’an desecration incidents in the country last year.
“Last year, ignorant people burned copies of the Holy Qur’an several times. By translating the Qur’an into Swedish, we aim to educate the people of Sweden about the true essence of the Qur’an,” Muhammad Naqdi, CEO of Qom-based Tarjoman-e Vahy Cultural Institute, told IQNA.

-- Iran Exports Over 11mn Tonnes of LPG

The Facts Global Energy Consultancy Company (FGE) has said that Iran exported more than 11 million tonnes of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) overseas in the previous Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2023 to March 19, 2024), 
Iran became the biggest Middle Eastern supplier of LPG last year (ended March 19, 2024), with exports increasing 28% to over 11 million tonnes, according to an analysis of ship tracking data and market intelligence by consultancy Facts Global Energy.


-- Football fans to remember Ghayeghran on 26th anniversary of his death

Sirous Ghayeghran died 26 years ago at the age of 36. He was killed in a car accident along his eight-year-old son Rastin on his way home from Bandar Anzali on April 7, 1998.

Ghayeghran started his playing career in his homeland football club Malavan in 1980 and played for the team for seven years before joining Qatari club Al Gharafa. Ghayeghran is remembered Ghayeghran for one of the most memorable goals in Iranian football history.

-- Hydropower plants produce 250,000 MWh of power since late Mar.

Iran’s hydroelectric power plants produced more than 250,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20), an official with Iran Water & Power Resources Development Company (IWPCO) said.

“Hydropower plants were fully prepared to produce clean and renewable energy during Nowruz (Iran’s New Year holidays),” IWPCO Deputy Head Vahid Izadi said. Hydropower, also known as water power, is the use of falling or fast-running water to generate electricity or to power machines. This is achieved by converting the gravitational potential or kinetic energy of a water source to produce power.

-- Blood donation rises by 4.7% year on year

A total of 2,327,997 Iranians donated blood over the past Iranian calendar year (March 2023-March 2024), an increase of 4.7 percent compared to the year earlier.  Tehran and Fars provinces made the largest contributions accounting for more than 16 percent and more than 7 percent of the total blood donation, respectively, IRNA quoted Bashir Haji-Beigi, the Blood Transfusion Organization spokesman, as saying.

Last year, the highest growth in blood donation was recorded in the province of Lorestan with 22 percent, followed by North Khorasan with 16 percent, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad with approximately 13 percent.


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