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2008-10-06 12:00:36

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency Aktobe, 6 October: Electricity tariffs increased by 14 per cent in Kazakhstan's (western) Aktyubinsk Region as from 5 October. The price of electricity rose from 6.75 up to 7.7 tenge for people, and from 9.66 up to 11.01 tenge for enterprises for 1 kWh including VAT, a source in the press service of the regional administration has told the Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency. The current exchange rate is 119.97 tenge to...

2008-10-03 15:00:14

Kazakhstan's commercial capital, Almaty, may face water and electricity shortages in the coming winter because of a sharp drop of water level in the Ili river, said a report in the Megapolis newspaper. The river, which originates in western China and ensures the work of the Almaty region's main power station, is gone so shallow that is currently passable on foot, the report carried on 29 September said. The water level has fallen because of the last severely cold winter and this year's dry...

2005-07-06 09:36:32

By Michael Steen ALMATY (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned about the arrest in Kazakhstan of a human rights activist who witnessed an Uzbek government crackdown in the eastern town of Andizhan. Kazakh police arrested Lutfullo Shamsudinov in the Central Asian state's biggest city Almaty late on Tuesday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has granted him refugee status, has not been able to visit him. "(His arrest) is...