Saturday, 28, May, 2022

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The State Duma of Russia has ratified an agreement with the government of Uzbekistan on a simplified procedure for staying in Russia, the Russian lower house of parliament said.

Starting from July 1, utility companies are prohibited from requesting from the public, including business entities, a number of information and documents. This is provided for by the President's Decree on the simplification of the provision of governmental services, the reduction of bureaucratic barriers and development of the national system for provision of governmental services dated April 20.

The Ministry of Defense officially commented on footages and photos which surfaced on social networks showing military equipment being transported in railcars.

Due to heavy torrential rains on April 20, mudflows took place in the Bakhmal, Farish, Gallyaaral and Sharaf-Rashidov districts of the Jizzakh province, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

The Khorasan wing of the terrorist organization ISIS-K tried to fire missiles on Uzbekistan, but the shells did not reach the Uzbek border, stated the deputy press secretary of the Taliban, Inamulla Samangani.

The number of attempts to smuggle drugs through the transport infrastructure of Uzbekistan is growing, stated the director of the National Information and Analytical Center for Drug Control (NIACCN) Olim Narzullaev at a meeting of the heads of the relevant authorities of the SCO member states today in Tashkent, Dunyo news agency reported.

The twenty-fifth plenary session of the Senate will be convened on April 28 this year, the Senate said. Reportedly, during the two-day plenary session, which will be held via conference call, a number of issues will be considered.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) rejected all media reports and social media rumors regarding firing of rockets from Afghanistan’s soil on Termez, Uzbekistan. The situation along the Afghan-Uzbek border is normal with nothing to be concerned about,” the spokesperson to the ministry Abdul Qahar Balkhi said.

April 20, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan- U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum presented 50 Toyota Hilux and Fortuner SUVs to the Border Troops of the State Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

On April 19, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev fired dozens of senior officials and issued a warning to the Tashkent mayor at a government meeting on improving the effectiveness of the system of work in mahallas and ensuring employment, the president’s spokesman Sherzod Asadov said.

On April 18, Minister for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications Sherzod Shermatov held a meeting with executives of Microsoft, the Ministry said in a statement.

Uzbekistan Airways increases the frequency of Tashkent to Seoul flights, the company said. Flights are currently regularly being operated on Thursdays and Sundays, from May 3 this year they will also be operated on Tuesdays.

The 56th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad, organized by the Presidential Agency for Educational Institutions, will be held in Tashkent on May 9-16.

Chairman of Uzbekneftegaz Mekhriddin Abdullayev chaired a meeting on the new approach in the processes of production and processing, financial recovery and collection of receivables, the company said.

MPs of the Legislative Chamber passed the bill expanding the powers of the National Guard officers in the first reading. This was announced today by the UzLiDeP MP Rasul Kusherbaev.

The government has approved new traffic rules. According to the document, from May 1, front-seat passengers will have to wear their seat belts.

The Center for the Development of Clinical Trials of Medicines in the form of a state-owned enterprise was set up by a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers dated April 14. The center is being founded by the Agency for the Development of the Pharmaceutical Industry under the Ministry of Health.

The Tashkent International Animation Forum (TIAF) will be held on April 18-22. The animation forum was organized by the Uzbek Cinematography Agency in cooperation with the embassies of Switzerland and Israel, the Goethe Institute in Tashkent, Bazelevs Film Company, the National Center for Cinematography Development, the National Film Fund of Uzbekistan and DRF community independent filmmakers of Uzbekistan.

The IT company EPAM Systems, founded by Belarussians, relocated up to a thousand of its workers from Russia and Belarus to Uzbekistan, Forbes reported with reference to local entrepreneurs and EPAM specialists.

Story which surfaced on some Telegram channels that a rocket attack launched from the territory of Afghanistan on units of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan in Termez province “are absolute fakes,” said the President’s spokesman Sherzod Asadov.