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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...

2008-07-24 15:01:02

President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has told well-off people to switch from using electric heaters to coal in winter. Speaking at today's Cabinet session devoted to preparations for winter, which was broadcast by Kyrgyz TV later in the same day, Bakiyev ordered the energy minister to cut off electricity supply to privately-owned two- storey, three-storey houses, public saunas and baths, and told them to switch to using coal for heating in winter. "The lowest possible level of water in the Toktogul...

2008-07-19 12:00:34

Text of report headlined "Not `Fonta'n" by privately-owned daily Kyrgyz newspaper Vecherniy Bishkek on 18 July The activities of two gold mining firms have been suspended in [Kyrgyzstan's southwestern] Dzhalal-Abad Region. The activities of two gold mining firms have been suspended in Chatkal and Ala-Buka Districts [of Dzhalal-Abad Region]. This has come into light at a meeting of 14 MPs, led by Deputy Speaker Aziz Tursunbayev. The activities of the Kyrgyz-Chinese gold mining firm Geo...

2008-07-18 15:00:38

Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz news agency Kabar Kabar, 18 July: American pilots from the Ganci air base at Manas [Airport in the Kyrgyz capital] jettisoned about 31 tonnes of aviation fuel into the air while refuelling a military transport over Kyrgyzstan at the end of June, the deputy director of the Kyrgyz state agency for environment protection and forestry, Aytkul Burkhanov, has told the Kabar news agency. He said that the incident was established in Kyrgyzstan's south and that...

2008-07-15 15:00:47

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 15 July [Presenter] President Kurmanbek Bakiyev visited the Alemedin hydroelectric power station No. 5 today. He arrived there to see for himself that the station was operating successfully. Four years have passed since it became a private company. [Correspondent] Even though small hydroelectric power stations do not resolve all the problems of Kyrgyzstan's power generation sector, they will anyway facilitate the tasks of large...

2008-07-15 09:01:21

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kazakhstan Today news agency website Bishkek, 15 July: The export of electricity to Kazakhstan began from 14 July this year, the press secretary of the Elektricheskiye stantsii [Electric power stations] joint stock company, Natalya Orlova, has told the [Kazakhstan Today] news agency's correspondent. Due to the period of water shortage, the total volume of export will be minimum this year and will amount to about 500m kWh. It was not possible to fully...

2008-07-06 21:00:12

BISHKEK. July 6 (Interfax) - The United States does not plan to enlarge the coalition forces' Ganci air base at the Manas airport near Bishkek, U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Marie Yovanovitch said in an interview with the newspaper Vecherny Bishkek. Local mass media earlier claimed that the U.S. was in talks with Kyrgyzstan to enlarge the air base by 300 hectares. The air base's location at a civil airport requires special care, the ambassador said. The U.S. is prepared to build a new...

2008-07-03 06:00:39

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz news agency Kabar Bishkek, 3 July: "Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have reached a bilateral decision to resume supply of water from Kyrgyzstan to the neighbouring country," an adviser to the Kazakh embassy in Kyrgyzstan, Boranbek Albergenov, has told a Kabar news agency correspondent. "Three days ago, a delegation headed by [Kazakh] Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Duysenbay Turganov and the chairman of the Agriculture Ministry's...

2008-06-28 12:02:22

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has said his country is ready to provide drinking water from its lake to people in Central Asia. In his speech at a Tajik-hosted international conference on reduction of the danger of water-related natural disasters on 27 June, President Rahmon also blamed a drought in Central Asia for lack of some foodstuffs in the country. The Tajik president also said that his country would not implement hydro-energy projects to the detriment of its neighbours. The following...

2008-06-28 06:02:38

Text of report headlined "Power import pact with CARs next month" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 28 June Islamabad, June 27: Pakistan will sign an agreement for importing 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the Central Asian Republics (CARs) during a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Council (IGC) next month. So said federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf while talking to Kyrgyz Ambassador N. Aitmurzaev on Friday. Mr Ashraf said the agreement would be...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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