Author: Parpi Rahmatov

The Indian government is contemplating a 23 km sea bridge connecting Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu and Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka to boost tourism and stimulate economic growth. The proposed Rama Setu aims to serve as a road and rail sea link, providing an alternative to the Sethusamudram project. The project is expected to reduce transport costs, enhance connectivity, and unleash a development wave worth Rs 40,000 crore.  To boost tourism and stimulate economic growth, the Central government is considering connecting India and Sri Lanka with a 23 km long sea bridge through Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu and Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka.…

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Much like its ideological counterparts at HispanTV (Iranian-owned) and Actualidad RT (Russian-owned), Telesur wraps its incitement into a sophisticated and slick twenty-four-hour news platform through its website, broadcasts, and social media presence. Though it is difficult to gauge its influence, numbers suggest that Telesur’s message is impactful. Telesur has two million followers on its Spanish X account, 117,500 on its English X account, and more than half a million on Instagram. Its YouTube account has over 1.7 million subscribers, with 100,000 new subscribers and almost 7.4 million video views since October 7 (It also posts its videos on the Daily Motion). The network traditionally pushes out conspiracy theories, fake news, “whataboutism,”…

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Attacks on journalists have become a frequent occurrence in Tajikistan in recent years. Why are those responsible for attacks on journalists remain unpunished? Berlin (23/11 – 67) November 2 is the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists”. The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination in Mali of Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, two French journalists, on November 2, 2013. The 2023 observance seeks to raise awareness of the main challenges faced by journalists and communicators in the exercise of their profession, and to warn of the escalation of violence and repression against them. Attacks on…

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From February to September 2023, the Krasnoyarsk region in Russia received a significant influx of foreign fruits and vegetables, totalling 10 thousand tons, according to data from the Siberian Customs Administration. Uzbekistan emerged as the primary contributor, accounting for 82% of the imports, followed by China with a 15% share. The imported produce included carrots, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, grapes, apples, pears, and oranges. Additionally, for the first time in recent years, the region saw direct shipments of exotic fruits such as mangoes, lychees, tamarinds, and dragon fruits. Customs officials attribute the surge in direct imports to the favourable location…

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When Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev’s eldest daughter and top aide, Saida Mirziyoeva, is paying visits to sick children in a hospital far from the capital, Tashkent, it is probably an indication that something serious has happened. And when a minister is openly telling journalists not to look “too deeply” into something, it is a sure indication that someone, somewhere, has something to hide. For over a week, Uzbek media and social media has been abuzz with the news of hundreds of children falling ill and dozens being hospitalized after taking medicine that was administered as part of a national campaign…

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The agreement will reportedly guarantee all of Israel’s wheat needs, against the backdrop of the global food crisis amid the ongoing war in Ukraine Israel signed a grain deal with Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan on Monday, forming a first-of-its-kind regional alliance with the Muslim countries for the supply of wheat.  The agreement will reportedly guarantee all of Israel’s wheat needs, against the backdrop of the global food crisis amid the ongoing war in Ukraine. According to reports, the deal is “long term” and was developed out of Israel’s desire to diversify its sources of wheat.  Every year, Israel imports over 90 percent of…

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In recent years, Uzbekistan has established itself as a permanent fixture among the most important international locations for the textiles industry. According to figures cited by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), since 2020 annual gross fixed capital formation in the textile and clothing industry has exceeded the US$ 1 billion mark. The industry association’s planned investments for the textile industry at the beginning of 2023 alone adds up to US$ 500 million. In addition, new projects are being prepared. The association includes more than 1500 jersey and sewn products manufacturers and about 450 textile companies, which account for the bulk…

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Indian football club Gokulam Kerala FC has been placed into Group A of the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2023. The draw for the tournament took place at the Asian Football Confederation headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday. The group stage of the invitational tournament will run from November 6 to 12 and will be co-hosted by Thailand and Uzbekistan. Gokulam will play their Group A matches in Thailand. Gokulam Kerala’s group also includes five-time Chinese Taipei women’s league champions Hualien Women. The Nadeshiko League (Japan’s previous top-flight league tournament) champions, Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies, are also in the same group with Bangkok FC,…

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NEW YORK — Senior U.S. officials are upbeat about the prospects for improved relations with Central Asia’s five republics following a first-of-its-kind summit between the region’s leaders and President Joe Biden in New York this week. “I think we’ve heard an openness from all our Central Asian colleagues and really a desire for more engagement with the United States,” said Nicholas Berliner, special assistant to the U.S. president and senior director for Russia and Central Asia at the National Security Council. Biden “cares about the region,” Berliner said in an interview with VOA after the summit. “And I think if there…

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MINSK, 7 September (BelTA) – Belarus and Uzbekistan have laid some impressive groundwork for further cooperation, Belarusian Economy Minister Aleksandr Chervyakov said at the plenary session of the First Belarus-Uzbekistan Women’s Business Forum “Women Entrepreneurs – Potential for Development of Business Cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan” in Minsk on 6 September, BelTA has learned. “Uzbekistan ranks fourth in the world in gold reserves. It is the largest producer of copper in the region, has reserves of coal, oil, natural gas, and is a leader in growing cotton, vegetables, and fruits. The production of value-added products from such diverse raw materials…

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