Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Urban

Tehran Finally Breathes Clean Air after Days of Severe Air Pollution

Breathing fresh air had turned to a distant dream for the people of Tehran during the past polluted days, but the capital city’s air became clean once again thanks to the recent rain and snowfall.

Firefighters Save a Cat Trapped under 20 Tons of Steel (+Video)

A poor cat trapped under tons of girders was saved by Iranian firefighters in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

1.5 Milion Rats in Tehran: Unwanted Guests from Norway

A city official says the huge number of rats in the Iranian capital have mostly come from cargo ships arriving in Iranian ports.

Pilot Cuts Flight Time to Save Afghan Worker’s Arm

An Iranian pilot cut the flight time by 20 minutes to help an injured Afghan immigrant regain the use of his hand, which had been cut off in an accident.

Iranian Man Finds a Bag with over $800,000, Returns It to Owner

An Iranian army commando from 35th Commando Brigade based in Iran's western province of Kermanshah returned a missing bag containing $837,000 to its owner.

Iranians Break World Record in Online Census

Iranians’ participation in the country’s first online census has been unprecedented in the world, Iran’s ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said.

Tehran’s Towers: How Iranian Capital Embraced Bold Architecture

From its iconic Azadi (freedom) tower, which has ridden out a revolution, an eight-year war and innumerable protest rallies, to the elegant museum of contemporary art or the city theatre, Tehran has long been home to a brand of wacky, yet distinctively Iranian, contemporary buildings.

Iran’s First Online Census Gets into High Gear

Iranians have begun taking part in the country’s first national online census, with one official saying general response on the first day was “unprecedented”.

Why Falafel Is So Popular in Iran

Falafel is always a tempting option for members of the middle or working class who are less likely to splurge on expensive food in restaurants and often look for frugal meals in small shops.

Child Labour in Iranian Capital

The Young Journalists’ Club (YJC) has released photos of innocent children selling flowers near the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in southern Tehran, capital of Iran.    

4,000 Doctors Visit Patients for Free on National Doctors’ Day

Thousands of Iranian doctors have been providing citizens of Tehran with free medical services on August 22, the National Doctors’ Day, which is annually marked on the birthday anniversary of renowned Iranian polymath and doctor Avicenna.

Abandoned Telephone Booth Changed into Aquarium

The municipality of Iran’s northern city of Rasht, in a creative move, turned one of the city’s old public telephone booths into an aquarium that has grabbed the attention of foreign media outlets.

World Conference of Mayors and Councillors Kicks Off in Tehran

The 1st ‘World Conference of Mayors and Councillors 2016’ was inaugurated at Tehran’s iconic Milad Tower on Wednesday, July 20, with President Hassan Rouhani and over 2,000 participants in attendance.

Funds Designated for Improving Public Transportation Quality

As part of a one-year plan to tackle pollution in large cities, a 22-trillion-rial ($6.3 billion) fund has been allocated to upgrade the public transport fleet in metropolises like Tehran. The plan, which lays out the government’s one-year targets to battle air pollution, was approved last month and was recently communicated to the relevant bodies.

Tehran Municipality to Enhance Disability Services

Tehran Municipality is attempting to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in the urban development of the capital.

Stop the Waste: Donate Leftover Food

A total of 15,000 tons of leftover food is thrown out every day in the capital city of Tehran, said the managing director of social services at Tehran Municipality.

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.

Rain and Hail in Tabriz

Heavy rainfall and hail in Tabriz in the last hot days of spring shocked and surprised local citizens. Some of the hailstones were as...

“Let’s Adorn Footbridges with Flowers”

Suicide has become a new concern in many modern cities, as more people are resorting to killing themselves to end the misery of their lives. Psychologists and sociologists look at suicide from different angles, but none deny the costs it imposes on the mental and psychological security of city-dwellers.

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.

Architecture booms as Iran opens its doors to the world

Iran is "on the verge of a new era for architecture" according to local architects, as change sweeps through the Islamic republic following the lifting of...

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.

Famous Artworks to Embellish Tehran for Second Year

Copies of famous works of art, including many by prominent Western and Iranian artists, will appear next week on billboards and tableaus across the capital city of Tehran.

Artists Renovate Urban Spaces

The Tehran Beautification Organization is hosting the annual Baharestan event, showcasing some of Tehran's urban arts in springtime.

At the Height of Tehran’s Tallest Flagpole

You may be interested in seeing some wonderful photos of Tehran, Iran's capital, taken from the top of its tallest flagpole!

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