13:04 PresidentBelarus president makes new appointments Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made new appointments on 20 October.
13:03 EconomyBelarus' Amkodor featured at Lesdrevmash 2020 expo in Moscow Lesdrevmash is among the world's top five woodworking expos. It has been held since 1973. This year's expo has brought together 372 companies from 27 countries.
13:01 PresidentLukashenko appoints new president's aide Leonid Martynyuk worked as chairman of the Bereza District Executive Committee.
12:17 SocietyMass Media in Belarus expo canceled The 24th edition of the international expo Mass Media in Belarus has been canceled, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Information Ministry.
11:41 SocietyBelarus to set up commission for time, frequency and Earth rotation measurements The commission will be a permanent body. It will coordinate the work related to time measurement in Belarus, the use of standard frequency and time measurement instruments and also the instruments to determine the Earth rotation parameters.
11:09 PoliticsLatvian expert: More riots – more grants for opposition “It is extremely unprofitable for them to simply stop the protests, because in this case they will lose a lot of funds. Therefore, the protests must continue at any cost. Moreover, there should be pictures of someone falling, someone being carried somewhere, or even better if someone is depicted beaten up,” Normunds Grostins said.
10:51 SocietyBelavia extends suspension of flights to Riga, Tallinn, Larnaca Belavia will not fly to Riga, Tallinn, and Larnaca till 14 November, to all destinations in Georgia till 31 October, and to Ashgabat till 1 November. Flights to Budapest and Russia's Voronezh, Kazan, and Nizhny Novgorod are suspended till 24 October.
10:42 SocietyNearly 39,000 people join Forest Cleanup campaign “38,852 volunteers took part in the nationwide campaign. The initiative was most actively supported in Gomel Oblast (8,306 volunteers) and Mogilev Oblast (7,465). Volunteers worked at 2,288 venues throughout the country,” the press service said.
10:02 PoliticsOpinion: Dialogue is not about strength or weakness, it is about common sense A dialogue is not a manifestation of strength or weakness, it is a manifestation of common sense, Kirill Koktysh, Assistant Professor at the Political Theory Department of MGIMO University, told the SB. Belarus Segodnya newspaper.
09:21 EconomyMinsk generates over quarter of Belarus' GDP in January-September “The gross regional product amounted to Br29.7 billion in current prices, or 98.4% as against January-September 2019 in comparable prices,” the Main Statistical Department informed. Earlier the National Statistical Committee revealed that Belarus' GDP amounted to Br106.6 billion in current prices.
09:00 EconomyOver 230m tonnes of cargo handled by Minsk branch of Beltamozhservice over 20 years The Minsk branch, the largest in Beltamozhservice, celebrates its 20th anniversary. “Over 20 years, more than 230 million tonnes of cargo has been handled by the Minsk branch. More than two million declarations of all types have been issued, hundreds of new logistics routes have been laid,” the company said.
23:33 In PicturesBlue Lakes nature trail The nature trail is located in the Narochansky National Park, Myadel District. It features 14 glacial lakes.
19:58 EconomyBelarusian steel mill BMZ past 700,000t of bronze-plated bead wire Only BMZ's steel wire shop No.1 makes bronze-plated bead wire. This is why it took over 20 years for the company to get past the 700,000 tonnes milestone. In this period the company mastered the production of about 20 types of bronze-plated bead wire with the diameter varying from 0.89mm to 2mm.
19:24 EconomyNew housing construction in Belarus 5.7% up in January-September As much as 1,056,200m2 of housing was commissioned for people on the housing register or 38.4% of the total housing commissioned. As much as 798,500m2 of housing was built for people on the housing register using state support.
19:10 SocietyOpinion: Amendments to Belarus' Constitution should meet the society's needs “If people believe we should make adjustments to one or another social institute, we should look into this matter together with experts and come up with some meaningful and evolutionary reforms," Sergei Sivets said.