inform.kz. “Share of Kazakhstan's content in procurement of oil and gas companies increased to $ 9 billion"- The share of local content in the procurement of oil and gas companies has increased by 2.5 times, and reached $ 9 billion in 2014, Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Magzum Mirzagaliyev said at the round table themed "Development of local content and integration processes" within the 10th Eurasian Forum "Kazenergy-2015" in Astana.
valuewalk.com. “NATO Must Prepare For War With Russia – Senior UK Official" - While Russia continues to bomb Syria, senior U.K. Army officers urge the government to tackle the growing threat of ground war against Russia by investing in its fleet of main battle tanks. Senior British Army commanders see a threat in Russia's actions in Syria and its ever-developing military hardware, including Moscow's latest development the T-14 Armata main battle tank, which is said to be able to withstand all NATO's modern weapons.
trend.az. “Kazakhstan simplifies granting right on subsoil use"- Kazakhstan has introduced a simplified procedure for granting rights on subsoil use with the annually increasing rate of rent, said the press-service of the ministry for investment and development of Kazakhstan. The message said that both domestic and foreign investors can participate in the simplified process of obtaining the right on subsoil use. The procedure for granting the right on subsoil use in Kazakhstan was simplified in order to attract investors to geological exploration.
eurasianet.org. “Kazakhstan: Textbooks Revised to Show Crimea Not Part of Russia” - In a noteworthy backtrack, education authorities in Kazakhstan have ordered a revision of school textbooks to ensure that they do not show Crimea as a part of Russia. Mektep, the publishing house that creates history and geography textbooks used in schools in Kazakhstan, sparked a diplomatic row in September when it appeared to endorse the annexation of the peninsula by Russia.
inform.kz. “Thirsty India leopard gets head stuck in pot" - A male leopard spent five hours with its head stuck in a metal pot in a village in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Local people told reporters that the animal appeared to have been foraging for water, and then got its head stuck inside the vessel.