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2008-09-17 15:00:32

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 17 September: "Kyrgyzstan and Russia are ready to sign an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the sphere of hydroelectric power generation in the immediate future," Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has said in an exclusive interview with the Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg, commenting on the results of his working visit to Moscow. He said that "there was an exchange of views on the importance and necessity of...

2008-09-15 03:00:27

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Batken, 15 September: A state of emergency has been declared in Kadamdzhay District of Batken Region [in southern Kyrgyzstan] due to an outbreak of anthrax. The Kadamdzhay district administration reported that two sources of the disease had been registered in the villages of Uchkorgon and Markaz. "Now 11 residents of these villages have been taken to hospital with suspected anthrax. The anthrax diagnosis was confirmed...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

A Kyrgyz paper says Central Asian states should reach a compromise on energy and water issues. It says that Central Asian countries still have not come to an agreement on the joint use of water resources in the region and their relations on this issue are becoming more complicated. The following is an excerpt from an article by Dina Maslova entitled: "A box with valuables on a powder keg", published by the Kyrgyz newspaper Vecherniy Bishkek on 1 August; subheadings inserted editorially:...

2008-09-11 09:00:27

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 11 September: The head of Kyrgyzstan's Department for Civil Aviation, Alik Askarov, has tendered his resignation in connection with the recent crash of a Boeing-737 near Bishkek. Askarov himself told about this at a news conference at the 24.kg news agency today. He said that he had written a letter of resignation to the prime minister today. "After the accident, I cannot hold the post of head of the Department...

2008-09-11 09:00:20

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 11 September: The Syr Darya basin countries have failed to agree on the most topical issue - rational use of river water. The heads of water and energy facilities in the Central Asian states admitted that they practically reached deadlock in Astana yesterday evening. They were expecting to reach a unanimous decision and conclude multilateral agreements for the nearest five years. They were also planning to prepare for the winter...

2008-09-09 09:00:44

Excerpt from report entitled "Astana not to give petrol till New Year" by opposition Islamic Rebirth Party affiliated Tajik newspaper Najot on 4 September Kazakhstan has extended a ban on the export of oil products from 1 September this year till 1 January 2009. [Passage omitted: on details of the ban; an expert says the ban contradicts international trade regulations] Experts think that the prolongation of the ban on the export of fuel or petroleum products has a negative impact on the...

2008-09-09 03:00:15

Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 5 September President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a decree on some measures to reform the National TV and Radio Corporation of Kyrgyzstan. In line with the Kyrgyz law on TV and radio broadcasting; in order to increase the effectiveness of the work of the National TV and Radio Corporation of Kyrgyzstan and other state TV and radio broadcasting agencies; and in order to meet to a fuller extent the needs of the country's citizens in terms...

2008-08-29 12:01:13

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 29 August: The price of natural gas, at which Kyrgyzstan will buy it from Uzbekistan, may be 250-300 dollars for 1,000 cubic metres in 2009. A contract on this is expected to be concluded between November-December [2008], the deputy industry, energy and fuel resources minister, Akylbek Tumenbayev, told journalists on 28 August.The recent contract on the supply of gas this year was concluded at a price of 145...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz news agency Kabar Bishkek, 28 August: A working group will be set up in Bishkek to draw up a new schedule of power cuts for Bishkek and [northern] Chuy Region, the president of the union of Kyrgyz businessmen, Chynybay Tursunbekov, told journalists at the Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources Ministry today. "Every businessman is worried by the current energy crisis. We understand that there is an energy crisis in our republic. Unfortunately, these power...

2008-08-27 00:00:00

By Marcus Denbywdnews@bepp.co.uk Emergency workers combed through the wreckage of a passenger jet yesterday after it crashed outside Kyrgyzstan's main airport on Sunday. Sixty-five people died in an accident officials said was probably caused by technical faults. The Boeing 737 was headed to the Iranian capital, Tehran, when it crashed near Bishkek's Manas International Airport. Twenty-five people survived the accident. The crew reported a technical malfunction five minutes into...


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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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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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