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Acclaimed Iranian author and translator Najaf Daryabandari, who had translated many of the world’s outstanding literary works into Persian, has died at the age of 91.
An Iranian cultural official says the development of cultural and artistic exchanges and fostering of humanitarian values can turn the threat of coronavirus pandemic into an opportunity.
An official with Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has advised the parents to read stories to their children as an effective way to dispel their fears of the novel coronavirus pandemic and build their hopes up for the bright days.
The coronavirus outbreak has inflicted over Rls. 9.76 trillion ($65 million) in losses on Iran’s culture, art and media sectors, a top official says.
One of the most popular cafés in the Iranian capital, Tehran, is a book café which dates back 100 years.
An Iranian educational official has dismissed the controversy over the omission of certain texts about the crimes committed by the Russian Empire from the Iranian school-books, denying reports about deliberate distortion of the history.
Masoudieh Palace is an edifice and Persian Garden built during the Qajar era in the historical Square of Baharestan, downtown Tehran.
An Iranian cleric has gained reputation for running cultural activities in remote rural areas of Western Iran, promoting book-reading among children.
A young Iranian lady has come up with the idea of converting a minibus into a book shop, but she is not old enough yet to drive her “mobile” bookstore.