• National plan implemented to fight hoarding of essential goods

    National plan implemented to fight hoarding of essential goods

    TEHRAN – The first nationwide plan to intensify the fight against hoarding of basic goods was implemented across the country for 72 hours last week, Mohammad Reza Moghimi, the police chief, said on Wednesday.

  • Fourth national festival of Maryam Mirzakhani to be held

    Fourth national festival of Maryam Mirzakhani to be held

    TEHRAN – The 4th National Festival on Women and Science will be held in the fourth Iranian calendar month Tir (starting June 22), commemorating the late Iranian mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani.

  • Imports of COVID-19 test kits reduced to zero

    Imports of COVID-19 test kits reduced to zero

    TEHRAN – Imports of coronavirus detection kits have dropped to zero as some 24 knowledge-based companies are producing kits to meet the domestic needs, Sepideh Golbaz, an official with the Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday.

  • COVIRAN vaccine starts third phase of human trial

    COVIRAN vaccine starts third phase of human trial

    TEHRAN – COVIRAN BAREKAT, the first coronavirus vaccine made by Iranian researchers, started the third phase of the human trial, Mostafa Qanei, secretary of the biotechnology development office of the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, announced.

  • Charity foundation supports 110,000 job plans for the deprived

    Charity foundation supports 110,000 job plans for the deprived

    TEHRAN – Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated to Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam, has supported 110,000 job plans for the people residing in deprived areas over the past Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021), deputy head of the foundation has said.

  • Over 9,000 prisoners of involuntary crimes freed

    Over 9,000 prisoners of involuntary crimes freed

    TEHRAN – Iranian benefactors helped release a total of 9,398 inmates of unintentional crimes across the country over the past Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021), according to the Blood Money Organization.

  • Health sector holds 15% share in national budget

    Health sector holds 15% share in national budget

    TEHRAN – Some 15 percent of the national budget for the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 20) has been allocated to the health sector, deputy health minister Kamel Taqavinejad has said.

  • Iran breaks U.S. monopoly on recombinant flu vaccine

    Iran breaks U.S. monopoly on recombinant flu vaccine

    TEHRAN – An Iranian knowledge-based company has acquired the technology to produce a recombinant human influenza vaccine, which was monopolized by the United States, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Seven metropolises to become age-friendly

    Seven metropolises to become age-friendly

    TEHRAN – The national document on elderly-friendly cities is being implemented on seven metropolises across the country, Hesamoddin Allameh, head of the secretariat of the National Council of the Elderly, has said.

  • Iran to mark World Earth Day 2021

    Iran to mark World Earth Day 2021

    TEHRAN – Iran will mark World Earth Day 2021 on April 22-29 with the national theme of “preserving the planet, increasing productivity for sustainable development”.