On Sunday, October 27 Azerbaijan will switch to winter time by transferring the clock back 1 hour. This will occur at 5:00 am, according to the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents. -06D-
In a bid to streamline administrative efficiency and bolster local governance structures, Azerbaijan is poised to embark on a significant overhaul of its municipal landscape. Siyavush Novruzov, Chairman of the Milli Majlis Committee on Regional Affairs, recently unveiled plans to unite municipalities with populations of less than 3,000 people or a thousand houses, with the expectation that at least two-thirds of existing municipalities will undergo amalgamation.
On Monday, during a visit by a group of members of the Popular Front Party to the memorial of the victims of the Khojaly massacre, the police detained one of them, Baba Suleymanov. This happened after supporters of the ruling “Yeni Azerbaijan” party began to oust members of the PFPA from the general column of visitors and an incident occurred between them. After that, the police detained Baba Suleymanov, who allegedly pricked a journalist with a needle.
On February 24, the Khatai District Court extended the arrest period for another 3 months (until May 29) for journalist Nargiz Absalamova, who was detained in a criminal case against employees of the online publication Abzas-Media.