10:14 EconomyBelarus' grain harvest over 40% complete Brest Oblast is in the lead fulfilling 59.9% of the harvesting plan (202,000 hectares). Gomel Oblast harvested 58.7% of the area (199,600 hectares), Grodno Oblast cropped 46.7% (148,800 hectares), Minsk Oblast harvested 38.4% (186,300 hectares), Mogilev Oblast gathered 24.5% (82,400 hectares), Vitebsk Oblast harvested 17% (64,100 hectares).
09:53 EconomyBelarus raises oil export duties on 1 August The export duties on crude oil and some categories of derivative oil products were previously revised on 1 July. Then, they were also revised upwards.
09:31 PresidentLukashenko hears out reports on detained Russians Only the president can give permission for military personnel to visit Belarus. No one has given any permission. Moreover, we have serious suspicions about the goals the group was planning to fulfill,” the head of state said.
09:16 SocietyBelarus' coronavirus update: 62,896 people recover The nationwide COVID-19 tally has reached 68,067 cases. Belarus has carried out 1,319,976 tests.
09:02 PresidentLukashenko orders to ensure safe operation of election commissions "It is our sacred duty to ensure security at each polling station. There is a law, and the election campaign must be held according to the law,” said the Belarusian leader.
00:59 In PicturesDrifting competition in Logoisk Taking part in the competition were 20 racers from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.
17:35 SportBelarusian Biathlon Federation Cup in Chausy Over 160 biathletes represented the teams of Brest Oblast, Vitebsk Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Grodno Oblast, Minsk Oblast and Mogilev Oblast, the city of Minsk, and also the team of the Novopolotsk State Olympic College.
22:30 In PicturesLida City Day celebrations Lida, Belarus' Capital of Culture, celebrated the City Day on 1 August.
15:44 In PicturesMinsk marks 90th anniversary of Air Assault Forces The celebrations included exhibition performances: armored vehicles' waltz on the water, landing on the water and land, lessons in hand-to-hand fighting, and many more.
19:58 PoliticsBelarus, Ukraine discuss tougher border control The press service pointed out that the Ukrainian side had been informed about the Belarusian approach to ensuring the stability of the domestic political situation in the country and to tougher control over foreign citizens, who cross the state border.
19:36 SocietyBelarusian, Ukrainian border services to sign data sharing protocol The proposal was previously okayed by the Finance Ministry, the Justice Ministry, the Finance Ministry, and the State Security Committee of Belarus. The resolution comes into force as of the publication date.
19:20 EconomyChina-Belarus industrial park to possibly get seven new resident companies by year end According to the source, closed borders have had an effect on investment activities. In January 2020 30 companies were making real plans of investing in the China-Belarus industrial park but many of them have put their projects on hold. Eight companies have been registered as the park's residents this year.
19:04 EconomyBelarus' central bank expects prices to grow more slowly The intensity of inflation processes is going down thanks to a number of factors. Temporary pro-inflation factors of Q1 2020 are going away. The timely measures implemented by the government in response to a surge of prices for individual products due to buoyant demand are starting to have an effect.
18:47 SocietyBelarus to simplify road toll collection for cars as from 15 December 2020 Drivers will be able to buy an electronic vignette that will allow them to travel along Belarusian toll roads for a certain period of time. Electronic vignettes will be available at any BelToll customer service point or on the official website beltoll.by.
18:28 SocietyOpinion: Call of Polesie festival increases visibility of Pripyat River region The international festival of ethnocultural traditions The Call of Polesie helps to unlock the potential of the Pripyat River region and the country, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Subbotin said after the meeting to discuss the preparation for the festival in the agro0town of Lyaskovichi.