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Kazakhstan’s Parliament calls for greater Baikonur rent payments

Kazakhstan’s Parliamentarians believe the $115 million paid by Russia to rent the Baikonur cosmodrome is no longer enough.

Kazakhstan’s Parliament calls for greater Baikonur rent payments
MP Kamal Burkhanov talked against arabisation of Kazakhstan
MP Kamal Burkhanov talked against arabisation of Kazakhstan

Kamal Burkhanov shared his views on religion during a discussion of the draft law On religious activities and religious institutions in Majilis.

MP Kamal Burkhanov talked against arabisation of Kazakhstan
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450 billion tenge of additional revenues to Kazakhstan budget this year

Kazakhstan Minister of Economic Development and Trade talked about the updated budget at the Parliament meeting.

450 billion tenge of additional revenues to Kazakhstan budget this year
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Kazakhstan Government approved updated 3-year budget

September 13 Kazakhstan Ministers approved the draft law on updated national budget for 2011-2013.

Kazakhstan Government approved updated 3-year budget
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Kazakhstan Government to try maintain inflation at 6-8 percent

Kazakhstan Minister of Economic Development and Trade Kairat Kelimbetov presented state 2012-2014 budget to the Majilis.

Kazakhstan Government to try maintain inflation at 6-8 percent
Praying in public offices may be banned in Kazakhstan
Praying in public offices may be banned in Kazakhstan

Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion Kairat Lama Sharif confirmed that the new religious law imposes fines for praying in public offices.

Praying in public offices may be banned in Kazakhstan
Bekbolat Tleukhan. Vesti.kz stock photo
Kazakh MP asked to ban Kazakh women from showing belly-buttons

A discussion between Majilis deputy and Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion during presentation of the draft law "On religious activities and religious institutions".

Kazakh MP asked to ban Kazakh women from showing belly-buttons
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Religious literature imported into Kazakhstan to undergo check-ups

Religious literature that enters Kazakhstan is to be sent for theology check-up by customs authorities: Chairman of Kazakhstan Agency for Religion.

Religious literature imported into Kazakhstan to undergo check-ups
Kazakhstan does not have enough theology experts
Kazakhstan does not have enough theology experts

Draft law "On religious activities and religious institutions" has been presented to the lower chamber of Kazakhstan Parliament.

Kazakhstan does not have enough theology experts
Kazakh MP asks to accelerate adoption of religious law
Kazakh MP asks to accelerate adoption of religious law

The worst is that there are many young people among religious fanatics and extremists. This is our fault, the fault of the authorities and the fault of the whole society: Majilis Deputy.

Kazakh MP asks to accelerate adoption of religious law
Chairman of the Agency for Religious Affairs Kairat Lama Sharif. Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Kazakhstan will not tolerate politicization of religion: Kairat Lama Sharif

He announced that September 29-30 Astana will be hosting the first ever forum of scholars of religion studies.

Kazakhstan will not tolerate politicization of religion: Kairat Lama Sharif
Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
President Nazarbayev calls for energy-saving measures

According to him, Kazakhstan’s citizens haven’t been taught to save electric power, water and other resources.

President Nazarbayev calls for energy-saving measures
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Banks have become concentration of fraudsters: President Nazarbayev

President Nazarbayev urges Parliament to pass law on banks and banking operations.

Banks have become concentration of fraudsters: President Nazarbayev
President Nazarbayev speeding up People’s IPO
President Nazarbayev speeding up People’s IPO

According to him, this is a real opportunity to raise wellbeing of common citizens.

President Nazarbayev speeding up People’s IPO
Kazakhstan President warns of a threat of new surge of international terrorism
Kazakhstan President warns of a threat of new surge of international terrorism

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev reminded of the latest global events at the joint meeting of the Parliament Chambers on September 1.

Kazakhstan President warns of a threat of new surge of international terrorism
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Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, to come to Kazakhstan

Majilis (lower Chamber) Head of Staff Yergen Doshayev discussed preparations for the visit with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Kazakhstan Zhou Li.

Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, to come to Kazakhstan
Chairman of the CEC Kuandyk Turgankulov. ©Maksim Popov
Preliminary results of Senate election

Preliminary lists of the new Senators have been made available.

Preliminary results of Senate election
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Nomination of Senate candidates completed in Kazakhstan

Nominarion period has finished. Registration of candidates will last until July 29.

Nomination of Senate candidates completed in Kazakhstan
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54 Kazakhstan Senate candidates registered

The total number of contenders, both registered and unregistered, is currently 86.

54 Kazakhstan Senate candidates registered
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Kazakhstan’s Parliament closes its 4th session today

In September Kazakhstan’s Parliament will detailedly consider the draft resolution to send military engineers to Afghanistan: Majilis Speaker Ural Mukhamdzhanov.

Kazakhstan’s Parliament closes its 4th session today