Author: Padidah

Friends who are old faces and friends in high places: Kazakhstan’s former leader Nursultan Nazarbaev has proven in recent months that he still has both. Does that mean the 83-year-old is mulling a political comeback? Kazakh officials loyal to his successor, Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev, are keen to dispel the notion. But the very fact that they are feeling the need to comment on the idea is indicative of the interest — and, in some quarters, alarm — sparked by the ex-president’s recent return to the national news cycle.The first week of January will mark the second anniversary of the Bloody January…

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After the implementation of a government decision in October, hundreds of sales vehicles manufactured until 2013 were stuck at the customs stations of Tajikistan. The traders say that they had a plan to make a profit, but they have been wandering for about three months. “Hyundai Avanta”, “Sonata”, “Porter”… The temporary station attached to the Customs Office in the city of Bustan, Sughd region, is full of “old” foreign vehicles day and night. Cars brought from abroad by businessman Ismailjon Normatov are also there. On December 7, he said: “12 of my cars are lying at the station. Types of “Hyundai-Avanta”, “Sonata”, “Porter”…

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The employees of the United Nations office in Dushanbe, like their colleagues around the world, observed a moment of silence in memory of 101 employees of this organization and other victims of the war between Israel and Hamas. On November 13, the UN flag was flown at half-mast in UN offices all over the world, and the employees of this organization mourned. The UN office in Dushanbe wrote on its Facebook page that “we pay tribute to the courage, bravery and dedication of our colleagues who tragically lost their lives in the Gaza Strip.” 101 staff members of the UN…

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Abdujalil Hoshimov, popular actor and singer “Shashmakom” died at the age of 79. Furqat Saidzoda, a famous Tajik singer, reported on this on his Facebook page and wrote that Abdujalili Hoshimov passed away in Buston (formerly Chkalovsky). The cause of Abdujalil Hoshimov’s death is not clear. Some of the melodies and songs performed by him, such as “Nasri Uzzol”, “Talqinchai Iraq Bukhara”, “Mustazad Navo”, “Talqini Bayot”, “Ufari Ushshaq”, “Don’t lose friends”, “Good news of the taste of hope”, “Tajikistan” and others are kept in the golden treasury of Radio Tajikistan. Abdujalil Hoshimov was born in 1944 in the village of Histevarz, Bobojon…

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London (05/11 – 44.44) Benjamin Wey, a Chinese-American financier, founder of Fintech Holdings and a history of legal trouble, is suing Sri Lanka for $250 million. Wey claims that he was assured by Sri Lanka’s central bank governor that the country would repay a $250 million bond. However, Sri Lanka defaulted on the bond in April 2022. Wey is seeking to collect the full amount of the bond, plus interest. He has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit is a major setback for Sri Lanka, which is already facing a severe…

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Toronto, Alaska (16/11 – 50) Our lives are being maneuvered and we are being manipulated by unelected, insidious forces, toward objectives not necessarily in the people’s interest. Now that the so-called “pandemic”, declared by the mysterious self-appointed World Health Organization, and followed obediently by governments everywhere, has been decreed “finished”, we should devote a moment to introspection, considering who is running the show and for whose benefit, as governments gaily abdicated their vested responsibility to govern. Pandemic is over? I hope they told those killer viruses who destroyed the population of Europe and North America. What? Oh, just 1% mortality?…

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The quality of the internet has been severely compromised by restrictions placed on the market. The first step to solving a problem is admitting that it exists. Telecommunications regulators in Tajikistan have taken a surprising step in that direction by reportedly admitting this week that a staggering 95 percent of the country’s territory is covered by only outdated 2G mobile connections. This situation is in no small part due to the State Communications Service itself. In addition to regulating the sector, the service and the people running it are also major market players, albeit in highly nebulous ways that would be unthinkable…

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As a result of the explosion of a missile in the Far East of Russia, one Tajik immigrant died and another was injured. The incident took place on November 3 on Vereshagina Ave., Sovetsky district. The body of 44-year-old Rahmat Tohirov was buried in his hometown, Ghazantarak village, Devashtich district. Alisher Azizbaev, another 44-year-old immigrant, was injured in the head and hands and is hospitalized in Far East Hospital. On November 7, Azizbaev told Radio Ozodi that he found a rocket with him while working on a construction site and apparently tried to break it with a device due to…

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The European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan held their tenth annual Cooperation Committee meeting on 27 November in Brussels. The meeting took place in an open and constructive atmosphere, reflecting the continued strengthening of relations between the EU and Tajikistan. The Cooperation Committee reviewed the state of play of bilateral relations and addressed political and socio-economic developments, water, environment, energy, trade and investment cooperation, as well as regional and international issues. Both sides exchanged views on the ongoing negotiations for an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA), which were launched earlier this year, and Tajikistan’s application for the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preference Plus (GSP+)…

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Komyob Faizullo, the driver of the car that caused the death of singer Nekruz Niyazov, was sentenced to 3 years in prison. On November 2, Shahmansur District Court of Dushanbe told Radio Ozodi that Komyob Faizullo was sentenced “three days ago”, he was convicted under Article 212 of the Criminal Code (Violation of traffic rules, resulting in death due to negligence). has become human), condemned. Komyob Faizullo’s lawyer was not available to comment on the sentence, but his father Mashrab Faizullo, the rector of the Slavic University, told Ozodi reporter on November 2 that the car that crashed was his,…

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