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Iran Urban News

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.

Hiring Relatives Banned in Tehran Municipality

The members of the Islamic City Council of Tehran have voted in favour of a law that prohibits hiring of the relatives of managers in Tehran municipality.

Citizens of Capital Mark Tehran Day on October 6

The Tehran Day is annually marked by Iranian people on October 6, the day when the city was officially chosen as the capital of Iran by the Qajar dynasty back in 1907.

Flag Hoisted on 1km-High Pole to Mark Imam Hussein’s Martyrdom

A huge flag bearing the name of the third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali (AS), has been hoisted on a 1,000-metre-high pole in Tehran to mark the anniversary of his martyrdom.

Tajrish: A Lovely Neighbourhood North of Tehran

Tajrish, the capital of Shemiranat Country in northern Tehran, has long been regarded as a lovely summer resort for the citizens of the Iranian capital.

Tehran Hosts First Free Outdoor Concert

The first free outdoor concert was smoothly held at a landmark park in Tehran despite earlier concerns by security officials.

Pollution-Hit Tehran Embraces New Bike-Sharing Start-up

A bike-sharing start-up was officially launched in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, in a move that city officials hope would help ease problems in the densely-populated, highly polluted city.

Exhibition of Lovely Flowers Underway in Iran’s Karaj

The 6th edition of Karaj Flower Fair is showcasing 300,000 flowers from 100 species in the flower garden of the city’s Chamran Park, 35 kilometres west of Tehran.

Park in Tehran Decorated with Statues Made of Disposable Materials

A park in southern Tehran showcases statues made of disposable materials in order to raise public awareness about the environment and the need for recycling the waste.

Playing with Water, Best Way to Beat Summer Heat in Iran

In the furnace-like temperatures of summer in Iran, a good way to beat the heat is to play in water parks and near the fountains.

Arab Pilgrims Exchanging Currencies in Iranian Streets

The three-month closure of currency exchange offices in the holy city of Qom in central Iran has prompted many ordinary people and even foreign pilgrims to turn to the city’s streets to exchange their money and even earn a livelihood.

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