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2008-08-04 21:00:19

BISHKEK. Aug 4 (Interfax) - Three miners have died in south Kyrgyzstan as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, the country's Emergencies Ministry told Interfax on Monday. "Three coal miners, born 1991, 1967, and 1966, died at a private coal mine in the village of Kok-Yangak [in the Jalal-Abad region in southern Kyrgyzstan] as a result of being poisoned with carbon monoxide," the ministry said. Early reports suggest that the miners' death was caused by a breach of safety regulations. The...

2008-08-04 09:00:55

Pakistan to import 1,000MW electricity from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan ISLAMABAD, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan will import 1,000 megawatts of electricity from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to provide consumers with cheaper power, the Water and Power Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said Sunday. The 1,000-MW power will be imported from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan through Afghanistan, a milestone for the progress and development of both Pakistan and Afghanistan, the minister said. The project,...

2008-08-04 09:00:46

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Bishkek, 4 August: Three miners have died in southern Kyrgyzstan, getting poisoned by carbon monoxide, sources in the Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry's press service told Interfax today. "Three miners, born in 1991, 1967 and 1966, died getting poisoned by carbon monoxide in a private mine in the village of Kok-Dzhanak (Dzhalal-Abad Region, southern Kyrgyzstan)," the sources in the ministry said. According to preliminary data, the...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

Excerpt from report by founded by Uzbekistan's Cabinet of Ministers, Uzbek newspaper Pravda Vostoka on 26 July All water resources of the Central Asian rivers are distributed within "the plan on use of water resources in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya rivers' basins ", which is agreed by all countries of the region. As a country with a huge population, Uzbekistan consumes over 50 per cent of all water resources of the Central Asian rivers. At the same time, over 85 per cent of the country's...

2008-07-31 09:01:04

-- New mining license valid until December 31, 2021 -- BEIJING, July 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Shen Zhou Mining & Resources, Inc. (Amex: SHZ; "China Shen Zhou", or "the Company"), a leading company engaged in the exploration, development, mining and processing of fluorite, zinc, lead, copper, and other nonferrous metals in China, today announced that it has obtained approval for the new mining license of its gold-copper mine from the Kyrgyzstan Geological and Mining...

2008-07-30 03:00:43

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Dzhalal-Abad, 30 July: The press service of the Emergencies Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic has announced that a 23-year-old resident of Nooken District has been taken to the infectious diseases department of the Kochkor-Ata territorial hospital with suspected anthrax. According to information from the press service of the Emergencies Ministry, the total number of people who were taken to hospital is 35, of which 28...

2008-07-28 09:01:46

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 28 July: So far 34 people have been taken to the infectious disease ward of the territorial hospital in Nooken District of Osh Region [in southern Kyrgyzstan] with suspected anthrax, the Kyrgyz government press service reported today. Of them, 20 people have already been discharged from the hospital and 14 patients are continuing to receive appropriate treatment. The patients' conditions are satisfactory....

2008-07-26 12:00:35

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 25 July: Sixty per cent of trees (or wood) illegally felled in Kyrgyzstan are used for preparing firewood, the head of the department for forest ecosystems under the Kyrgyz state agency for the protection of the environment and forestry, Askat Kysanov, told a news conference in Bishkek today. He said that the number of cases of illegal logging had risen over the past few years following rises in prices for...

2008-07-25 12:01:14

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 25 July: Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov met the head of the World Bank's office in Kyrgyzstan, Roger Robinson, and a sector manager, and an acting regional director of the World Bank in Central Asia, Moto Koichi [name transliterated]. The government's press service said that the sides discussed the current state of the Kyrgyz economy at the meeting. They paid much attention to the issues of ensuring...

2008-07-25 09:01:00

EU updates blacklist of banned airlines BRUSSELS, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission on Thursday updated a blacklist of airlines that are banned from flying into European Union (EU) member states due to safety concerns. With the latest update, the commission removed the operation ban from Iranian air carrier Mahan Airlines. The new list still imposes a ban on all carriers from Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and the Democratic...


Latest Kyrgyzstan Reference Libraries

Taigan
2013-09-10 15:36:01

The Taigan, also known as the Kyrgyzskaya Borzaya Taigan, is a breed of domestic sighthound dog that originated in Kyrgyzstan, although it can be found from Central Asia to Northern Africa today. The exact origins of this breed are largely unknown, because the Kyrgyz people who developed the breed were mostly nomadic. The modern form of the Taigan is designated as a mountain breed that is built for working in the Tian Shan mountain range. The Taigan received its first standard in 1964,...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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