Sunday, 03, December, 2023


Almond tree bloomed in Aktash village in the mountainous Bostonliq district of Tashkent province. According to climatologist Erkin Abdulahadov, it does not look like a mass bloom for the area.

At the Nov. 28 government meeting the president Shavkat Mirziyoyev discussed the development of the Uzbekistan’s electrical equipment manufacturing industry.

On November 29, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on Israel to liberate the occupied Golan Heights. 91 countries voted in favour of the document, including Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, as well as Russia, Brazil, India, and China. Eight countries opposed it, including the US, UK and Canada. Another 62 countries abstained.

At the regular meeting of the Legislative Chamber today, MPs considered and passed the bill on traffic regulations in three readings.

From December 1, 2023, a number of legislative changes and other novelties will take effect in Uzbekistan, including an increase in wages, pensions and benefits, the launch of a warning system for strong earthquakes, the VAT return on imported cattle, and more.

“Some high-ranking people” knocked on Karim Benzema's hotel room at Tashken Hilton Hotel the night before Al-Ittihad FC's match against  Almalyk-based AGMK of Uzbekistan. The men reportedly wanted to take photos with him, according to the football news website Championat.Asia . 

Interior Ministry proposed liability for publishing on the Internet photos and videos about the work of law enforcement officers “with the aim of discrediting and insulting them.” The relevant bill was conceptually adopted in the first reading at the November 28 Legislative Chamber meeting.

Prominent journalists of online news publications in Uzbekistan have been quitting jobs. Resigning of the journalist of (most visited news site in Uzbekistan) Ilyos Safarov has raised new concerns about the state of freedom of speech and media freedom in this country.

General Prosecutor's Office commented the arrest of three female doctors in the case of mass poisoning of children after taking the Antistrumin iodine drug.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on improving the anti-corruption system and increasing the efficiency of the system of oversight over the activities of government bodies on Monday.

Cooperation among Central Asia countries to protect biodiversity and promote sustainable management of natural resources is gaining momentum. The Regional Dialogue on Transboundary Conservation in Central Asia held 28-30 November 2023 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, makes a significant stride in advancing this shared agenda. The event is attended by government representatives from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and numerous national and international organisations.

Committee for Sanitary-Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health commented on reports of a sharp increase in the number of children infected with measles in Namangan province.

Precipitation and a drop in temperature are expected in Uzbekistan in the middle of the week, the Uzhydromet said today.

On November 27, the ceremony was held at the Medical Association of the Nukus District of the Republic of Karakalpakstan for handing over an ultrasound equipment of Japanese production provided under the "Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects" of the Government of Japan in the amount of 90,650 US dollars.

Law enforcement agencies arrested a resident of Shakhrisabz district the Kashkadarya province, who is suspected of forcing a 14-year-old girl to have sexual intercourse with several people.

In Jalakuduk district of Andijan province, the assistant to the mayor in the mahalla D. I was detained, who is suspected of receiving a bribe, the press service of the Department for Combating Economic Crimes under the Prosecutor General's Office said.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Justice brought together representatives of the government of Uzbekistan, non-governmental organizations, women's groups, private-sector firms, and experts from around the world to share their insights and experiences regarding combating gender-based violence. 

The newly appointed Uzbek ambassador, Amirsaid Azamkhozhaev, handed over the copies of his credentials to the Poland’s Foreign Minister, Zbigniew Rau.

Today, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended the first summit of the UN Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) in Baku, the presidential press service said.

Several nationals and companies of Uzbekistan were included in the Ukrainian sanctions list. President Vladimir Zelensky, by his November 23 decree, approved the sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.