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Life in the metropolis. The home of IFP News, Tehran is a city as big as New York, with all the energy and buzz, as well as the social and cultural issues, of a major capital. Simply put, life here is fast and fascinating – find out more in this section.

Tehran’s Collapsed Plasco Building ‘Permanently Closed’ in Google Map

A red expression in Google Map shows that Plasco shopping centre in downtown Tehran, which collapsed on Thursday after a huge blaze, is now 'permanently closed'.
Tree planting in Tehran

70 Foreign Envoys Plant Trees near Tehran (+Photos)

Foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Iran were invited by the Mayor of Tehran to take part in Iran’s National Arbour Day ceremony by planting tree saplings.
Women to Run for Iran Local Elections

MP Urges Competent Women to Run for Iran Local Elections

An Iranian lawmaker called on competent women to run for Iran’s City and Village Councils elections due to be held in May across the country.
Plasco-Triangle

What Iran Can Learn from Plasco Building Collapse

A US-based Iranian architect says people in Iran should call for tighter regulations on building construction and maintenance in the aftermath of the deadly Plasco Building collapse like what the US society did following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911.

Exclusive Hangouts for Girls in Tehran

Girls in Tehran can enjoy their leisure time in exclusive centres with facilities such as resorts, coffee shops and amphitheatres.

Antiquities of Iraqi Origin Seized in Tehran Subway

More than 10 ancient relics, worth nearly $1m, were recently seized by the Police in one of Tehran’s subway stations from a man who seemed to have transferred them from Iraq to Iran.

Tehran to Launch Open-Top Bus Tours ahead of Nowruz

Tehran's tourism authority plans to launch the much-touted "hop-on hop-off" bus tours of the city before the two-week Norouz (Iranian New Year) holidays start on March 21.

Iran’s President to Sign ‘Civil Rights Charter’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will unveil the ‘Charter of Civil Right’ in a ceremony due to be held on Monday.

Environmental Issues Top JICA To-Do List

Addressing environmental problems is one of the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s top priorities in Iran, according to the agency’s chief representative in Tehran.

IAF Plans ‘$130 Art Sale’

The Institute for Promotion of Contemporary Visual Art will soon hold a ‘$130 Art Sale’ in mid-September at the Iranian Artists’ Forum (IAF) in Tehran.

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