Wednesday, 25, April, 2018

National

Abdukahhor Tukhtaev, who served as mayor of Tashkent’s Olmazor district since April 2017, has appointed as the Minister of Construction, the district mayor’s office said.

A Bloggers Championship will kick off on 12 April 2018. The winners of the Championship will be determined in over 10 additional nominations, along with the main award.

Heads of the border agencies of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan banned the use of firearms against civilians, the press service of the Government of Kyrgyzstan said.

Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan political consultations took place in Ashgabat between the foreign ministries during which were discussed the draft program and agenda of the upcoming state visit of the Turkmen leader to Uzbekistan.

262 persons were acquitted by Uzbek criminal courts in 2017, while in 2012-2016 only 7 people were acquitted. Aziz Abidov, the official representative of the Supreme Court said.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev by his April 9 decree appointed Gayrat Khidoyatov as the new Deputy Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan. Prior to this appointment, Gayrat Khidoyatov was the deputy state adviser to the President on political and legal issues.

United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen today announced the arrival from the U.S. to Uzbekistan of a humanitarian shipment of the cancer medication Temodar, which is used to treat brain tumors in adults.

US$ 130 million project for manufacturing of Hyundai trucks, initiated by the South Korean Evergreen Motors and Posco Daewoo, will be arranged in Kokand free economic zone (FEZ), UzA said.

After a 22-year break, we have finally nurtured a new academician. I think it was a big mistake that for a quarter of a century the Academy [of Sciences] was neglected. If we do not follow the path of intensive and innovative development, we will not be able to catch up with the developed world, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said in a meeting with scientists in the Institute of Chemistry of Plant Substances Friday.

The bill signed into law by the President of Uzbekistan on April 4, now harshens the liability for the use of torture and other inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment, Norma.uz reports.