Tehran Times http://tehrantimes.com/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:07:31 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Iranian shooter Javanmardi claims gold medal in Asian Para Games http://tehrantimes.com/sports/118983-iranian-shooter-javanmardi-claims-gold-medal-in-asian-para-games
INCHEON, South Korea –
Iran’s Sareh Javanmardi grabbed a gold medal in the Women's P2-10m Air Pistol-SH1 in the 2014 Asian Para Games on Monday.
 
The Iranian shooter, who won a gold medal in the Mixed 50 meter pistol SH1 on Sunday, claimed a gold medal at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range 2 with 380 points.
Javanmardi followed by Narantsetseg Choinoo from Mongolia... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:57:45 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/118983-iranian-shooter-javanmardi-claims-gold-medal-in-asian-para-games IPC president Craven meets with Iran’s NPC chief http://tehrantimes.com/sports/118982-ipc-president-craven-meets-with-irans-npc-chief
INCHEON, South Korea -
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven met Mahmoud Khosravivafa, the head of Iran’s National Paralympic Committee, on Sunday.
 
In the meeting held at the Oakwood Hotel in Incheon, two parties talked about bilateral relations and cooperation in the paralympic sports.
 
Khosravivafa said Iran is ready to support the region’s country to expand the... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:54:45 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/118982-ipc-president-craven-meets-with-irans-npc-chief Iran wins three more gold medals at Asian Para Games http://tehrantimes.com/sports/118981-iran-wins-three-more-gold-medals-at-asian-para-games
INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA -
Iranian athletes continue their good run at the 2014 Asian Para Games with claiming three more gold medals on day two of the competitions.
 
Mohammad Alvanpour earned a gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw F55/56 with a throw of 37 meters and 23 centimeters. He also set a new world record in this event.
 
Sareh Javanmardi who won a gold medal in the Mixed 50... Read more

]]> Sport Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:49:59 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/sports/118981-iran-wins-three-more-gold-medals-at-asian-para-games Iran receives seven nominations at ALMA 2015 http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118980-iran-receives-seven-nominations-at-alma-2015 TEHRAN -- Iran has received seven nominations for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA), the world’s largest prize for children’s and young adults’ literature.
 
Authors Ahmadreza Ahmadi and Mostafa Rahmandust, illustrators Mohammad-Ali Baniasadi, Farshid Mesqali, and Alireza Golduzian, reading promoter Turan Mirhadi, and the Donya Children’s Research Institute are among the nominees announced by the organizers at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 9.
 
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]]> Culture Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:46:45 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118980-iran-receives-seven-nominations-at-alma-2015 Tehran literary meeting achieves reconciliation between Indian and Pakistani diplomats http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118979-tehran-literary-meeting-achieves-reconciliation-between-indian-and-pakistani-diplomats-
TEHRAN – A meeting on Urdu language and literature, which was organized by the Persian literary monthly Bokhara in Tehran on Sunday evening, brought reconciliation, on the surface at least, between the ambassadors of India and Pakistan, despite the cold war dominating political relations between the two countries.
 
Pakistani Ambassador Noor Mohammad Jadmani and Indian Ambassador Shri D.P. Srivastava sat next to each other... Read more

]]> Culture Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:42:34 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118979-tehran-literary-meeting-achieves-reconciliation-between-indian-and-pakistani-diplomats- Iranian films win top prizes at Baghdad festival http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118978-iranian-films-win-top-prizes-at-baghdad-festival TEHRAN – The Iranian film “The Fourth Child” and the documentary “Iranian Ninja” won top prizes at the 6th Baghdad International Film Festival on Sunday.
 
“The Fourth Child” directed by Vahid Musaian won the first prize in the feature length section. 
 
The film is about an Iranian nurse who leaves her country to help people in the famine-ridden and war-torn country of Somalia.... Read more

]]> Art Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:38:42 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118978-iranian-films-win-top-prizes-at-baghdad-festival “13” receives NETPAC Prize at Warsaw filmfest http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118977-13-receives-netpac-prize-at-warsaw-filmfest-
TEHRAN – The Iranian family drama “13” won the NETPAC Award at the 30th Warsaw Film Festival, which was held from October 10 to 19.
 
The film was honored for “its daring approach in representing the much-depicted theme of the young adult in Iranian cinema and its unique style in expressing social rage... Read more

]]> Art Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:08:32 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118977-13-receives-netpac-prize-at-warsaw-filmfest- “Digital Native”, “Discipline” share Grand Prix at Tehran short filmfest http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118976--digital-native-discipline-share-grand-prix-at-tehran-short-filmfest
TEHRAN -- Iranian director Mahbubeh Mohammad-Zaki’s “Digital Native” and Swiss filmmaker Christopher M. Saber’s “Discipline” have shared the Grand Prix at... Read more

]]> Art Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:59:57 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/118976--digital-native-discipline-share-grand-prix-at-tehran-short-filmfest Bahrain's Gulf Air set to resume flights to Shiraz http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/118975-bahrains-gulf-air-set-to-resume-flights-to-shiraz Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced that it will be restarting flights to Shiraz in Iran.
 
The route to the capital of Fars Province will become the airline’s 40th destination, the airline said, adding that the city will be served with three weekly flights, starting from December 15.
 
In 2012, Gulf Air said it was planning to restart... Read more

]]> Economic Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:55:56 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/118975-bahrains-gulf-air-set-to-resume-flights-to-shiraz Tourist visits to Iran soar, boosted by European travelers http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/118974-tourist-visits-to-iran-soar-boosted-by-european-travelers
TEHRAN— The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran’s top tourism official said Saturday.
 
Masoud Soltanifar said on state TV that the thriving industry could help boost Iran’s economy out of recession and bring in much-needed hard currency.
 
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]]> Economic Desk Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:40:50 GMT http://tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/118974-tourist-visits-to-iran-soar-boosted-by-european-travelers