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Citizens of Fulgistan, rejoice!

Through diligent effort and the wisdom of the collective leadership, the Bureau for Rail and Urban Transport has completed the much-awaited high speed passenger rail line linking the capital Bogd Gioro with the city of Wulumuqi in Samarkhand province.

Speaking Monday, the Secretary for Rail and Urban Transport had this to say: "This is an effort that would not have been possible without the proud devotion displayed by the Fulgistanian worker towards his or her nation's improvement. It does our country great honor to know that her people are so hard-working and so skilled. Fulgistan as a nation looks forward to the expansion of the high-speed rail network in the near future, and hope, eventually, to implement a similar system nationwide."
 

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Summer Scouting Program Enters Tenth Year

The Fulgistan Bureau for Culture and Social Harmony's "Saddle Scouts" program is celebrating its decade anniversary this June. The program, says Secretary of the Bureau Comrade Bayanchur Tekin, seeks to connect young Fulgistani in the large cities with a more pastoral, traditional lifestyle. "We're not promoting one over the other", Comrade Tekin clarified, "we simply want to reconnect today's urban teenagers with their cultural heritage, and to foster relationships and friendships between city-dwellers and those in Orda Communes."

The program consists of three weeks' life in an Orda Commune community, and all the riding, wrangling, and sleeping under the stars that comes along with it. Participants will also engage in cultural activities such as horse archery, falconry, and traditional music. The Saddle Scouts program is open to Urban Commune residents between the ages of 13 and 18. Those interested in attending should give notice to their municipality's Party office before June 10.

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New Opportunities in Samarkhand Province SEZ

Further modifications are being made to the policies of the Samarkhand Province Special Economic Zone, according to a new report by the Bureau for Economics. In addition to the existing relaxed restrictions on gambling, the report also outlines tax breaks on luxury goods, including cigarettes, kreteks, alcohol, jewelry and souvenir goods. In addition, taxes on hotel rooms in Samarkhand Province and Wulumuqi city have been decreased by as much as 27% in some areas, all as a part of the government's plan to incentivize foreign tourism in the area.  Finally, in reflection of the growing number of visitors from neighboring @Variota, Wulumuqi Television (WMTV) will begin broadcasting Variotan NSTV Channels 3, 4, and 5.

 

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Ramadan Begins

The Muslim month of Ramadan begins today. While many of the people of Fulgistan practice Islam, the government encourages citizens to place their own health over spiritual needs, and to refrain from fasting if it presents a health problem or inhibits personal productivity in school or in the workplace. Those citizens serving in the Revolutionary Guard are also strongly advised to refrain from fasting during Ramadan. Bureau for Culture and Social Harmony buildings will be decorated in honor of the occasion. The People's Council would like to wish all citizens of Fulgistan a happy Ramadan and a good day regardless of affiliation.

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Bomb Attack in Jintakh Kills 8, leaves 30 injured


On the morning of Tuesday, June 5, the city of Jintakh's main square was rocked by an explosion; police believe that the device was triggered remotely and was hidden under a parked bus. Eight individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, while a further thirty were injured and taken to Jintakh People's Hospital for treatment. At least two of these individuals are reported to be in critical condition. The terror groups known as the Sons of Abu Azzam and the fascist Black Eagle Cabal have both claimed responsibility for the attack, although authorities have not yet issued a definitive statement on who is in fact, responsible. This attack comes during a relative lull in the conflicts between government forces and insurgents in Fulgistan's disputed southwest regions, and during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan; many of the victims were leaving the mosque after morning prayers when the explosion was triggered.

This attack occurred while General Secretary Almas was making a state visit to the United States of Prymont, and as such, he could not be immediately reached for comment. However, Deputy Secretary Bagabandi has issued a statement on behalf of the Central Committee expressing sorrow and profound anger at the ongoing attacks on civilians by terror groups in Fulgistan. "The valiant efforts of the Revolutionary Guard to secure Kunduz and Takhar provinces," he said, "will continue until the war against the terror groups has been won and the safety of Fulgistani citizens is assured. Our people are proud, and our resolve to fight injustice, extremism, and poisonous ideologies is only strengthened through adversity. For nearly a century we as a people have maintained the fight for freedom and equality against enemies both internal and external; that fight continues today. The Worker's Republic is fortunate to have a great diversity of faiths and ethnicities, but to be also united in our commitment to the values of the Revolution. Long live Fulgistan and all of its people!"

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Party Officials to Mediate Border Dispute

Officials from the Bureau for Foreign Affairs will travel to the Republic of kwa-Mbuji to oversee the resolution of a disputed border between the neighboring states of the Amharic Social Republic and the Qothwane Confederation, at the request of the former. The two nations have historically been at odds over border incidents like this one, although this is the first time a third party has been asked to mediate discussions. Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ismail TianHan will attend a summit in the RfM's capital Ivoordorp from July 15th through to August 1st in the hopes of permanently securing stability for the people of the region. In a statement, Secretary TianHan stated that "although both Amhara and the Confederation practice some form of socialism, we do not intend to deviate from impartiality during the negotiation process, as our primary concern is to secure peace and stability for the two nations, and to encourage future cooperation between them." President Betje Zakuani had previously stated that her country would not be willing to host talks between its two neighbors, however President Zakuani has subsequently agreed after promises that Fulgistan's mediator role will include the prevention of hostilities during the talks and the subsequent implementation of their results.

 

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Next High Speed Connection to be Grootwaterflakte

The Secretary for Rail and Urban Transport, following the completion of the high-speed rail line between Bogd Gioro and Wulumuqi, has announced that the next connection will, in fact, be outside of Fulgistan itself: the de facto Variotan capital of Grootwaterflakte. While arrangements and standards set by the Variotan Vrein rail agency are still in the process of being finalized, construction of the new rail line is set to begin in late August, and is expected to finish sometime between mid-late 2019 and 2020.

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