Friday, 03, February, 2023

National

Members of the lower house in the second reading passed the Limiting Smoking of Shishas and Electronic Cigarettes in Public Places Bill Wednesday, the statement of the lower house said.

Employees of budget-financed organizations in Navoi province are being forced to buy chickens, Gazeta.uz reported. Teachers, doctors, bank workers, kindergarten teachers and others were “requested” to buy poultry.

Tashkent’s Almazar district criminal court announced the verdict to the previously convicted Abboskhon Khodjaev, 36, also known as Tashkent’s “crime boss” or “enforcer” and Mahamadjon Kurbanov, 36, the official of the Supreme Court Aziz Abidov said.

Sherzod Shermatov, former deputy innovations minister, has been appointed as minister of public education, replacing Ulugbek Inoyatov, who held the post since 2013, a source in the government said.

Former first deputy Tashkent prosecutor, Miraglam Mirzayev and his family members were detained under the investigation of the former prosecutor general Kadyrov's case by the Office for combating organized crime and corruption, the General Prosecutor Office said in a statement.

Delegation of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) will visit Uzbekistan. According to the press service of the Foreign Ministry, the delegation led by General Secretary Halil Ibrahim Akca will arrive in Uzbekistan on 20 June.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov today hosted the visiting National Security Advisor to the Afghan President, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the ministry said.

President of Uzbekistan issued decree Tuesday introducing as an experiment of the Safe Capital concept as of July 1, which is aimed at “ensuring public order, prevention and combating crime” in Tashkent.

Uzbekistan delegation led by the Prosecutor General O. Murodov visited the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna Thursday.

Uzbek Foreign Ministry will move to the former building of the Tashkent city hall on Amir Temur avenue, the ministry said. In recent years the building has been occupied by the head office of the Xalq Bank.

Illegal induced abortions were perfromed in Sam Suzani Plus private clinic in Samarkand city, where newborns were sold and the bodies of the weak and dead babies were burned. The details of the high-profile case were reported by the Huquq (transl. Law) newspaper of the General Prosecutor's Office of Uzbekistan.

President"s Draft Raising Teachers’ Social Status in Public Education System Decree has been published on the portal for discussion of draft legal acts.

The State Security Service of Uzbekistan (DXX) issued a statement on the reasons of arrest of Zokir Aliyev, who arrived from the United States.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation Saturday.

The Uzbek Ministry of Internal Affairs has placed Gafur-Arslanbek Rakhimov to its most wanted list. The president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is suspected of extortion, money laundering and forgery of documents.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the construction site of the Center for Islamic Civilization in Tashkent Friday, on the day of Eid al-Fitr holiday, the presidential press service reported.

A new international arrivals terminal was inaugurated at the Islam Karimov airport Friday, with first passengers arriving at noon from Seoul.

Women’s Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development of France (ACTED) launched a project to strengthen the role of women by protecting their rights and increasing their labor activity in Uzbekistan. The project is implemented with the financial support of the European Union.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Uzbekistan, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education and the National University of Uzbekistan launched a new programme to expand and professionalize the training of social workers in the country.

The Silk Road International Tourism University will open in Samarkand as of the 2018-2019 academic year, the Committee for Tourism Development said in a statement.