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2008-08-24 15:00:26

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Bishkek, 24 August: About 25 people have survived in a Boeing- 737 passenger aircraft which crashed today here [in Bishkek] while taking off from Manas airport. There were altogether 123 people on the board including the crew, the department of civil aviation of Kyrgyzstan has said. According to it, the aircraft was bound from Bishkek to Mashhad (Iran) and was rented by the Iranian airline Osman. Groups of paramedics, firefighters...

2008-08-24 15:00:25

The passenger jet which crashed shortly after taking off from Manas international airport near the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on 24 August was on a charter flight from Bishkek to the Iranian city of Mashhad operated by the Iranian airline Osman, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported. Originally published by ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, in English 1733 24 Aug 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-24 15:00:25

Text of report by state-run Iranian TV channel two on 24 August [Presenter] A [Boeing] 737 aircraft belonging to Kyrgyzstan Airlines crashed moments after taking off from Bishkek airport at 2030 hours [time zone unspecified]. Unfortunately, approximately 100 passengers have been killed. We have the spokesperson for the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, Mr Ja'farzadeh on the line. [Ja'farzadeh] Good evening, I apologize that the phone was disconnected the first time around. As I said, a...

2008-08-23 12:00:48

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 20 August Kyrgyz energy companies have cut off three-phase equipment [from electricity supply] to prevent a crisis. To collect enough water in the Toktogul water reservoir, we should save about 4bn kWh of electricity. [Passage omitted: rational use of natural resources necessary] [Correspondent] It is important now to save 4bn kWh of electricity by any means. This will make it possible to save enough water in the Toktogul reservoir...

2008-08-21 15:00:48

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 21 August: The law-enforcement agencies intend to establish order at the Karakeche coal mine in Kyrgyzstan's [eastern] Naryn Region. Following a staff meeting in Karakeche on 16 August, which discussed establishing order and the observance of a queue by vehicles waiting to get coal, local authorities decided to step up the work of on-duty police at the coal mine. According to drivers, sometimes people are spending...

2008-08-19 12:00:49

Excerpt from report, headlined "A helping hand. Sixty million dollars are needed. Help with everything you can", by privately- owned daily Kyrgyz newspaper Vecherniy Bishkek website on 19 August The [Kyrgyz] government has officially appealed to international organizations for help in preventing an energy crisis in the country. "Given that the Toktogul reservoir will not be able to collect [additional] 2bn cubic metres of water by the beginning of the heating period [November 2008], the...

2008-08-19 00:00:25

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2008) - Orsu Metals Corporation ("Orsu", or the "Company") (TSX:OSU)(AIM:OSU), the London-based base and precious metal mining, development and exploration company today reports its results for the quarter and six months ended 30 June 2008. All amounts are reported in United States Dollars unless otherwise indicated. Canadian Dollars are referred to herein as CAD$. QUARTER OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS - Additional mineral resources reported at...

2008-08-17 21:00:48

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has said that his country should cut down the export of electricity to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan this year due to a shortage of water in the country's major Toktogul reservoir. In an interview with the state-owned Kabar news agency, Chudinov said that electricity exports had been reduced from 2.2bn kWh to 400m kWh this year. "We asked our neighbours before and we have requested them several times this year to draw up a set of measures to import electricity...

2008-08-17 12:00:30

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 15 August: The World Bank is allocating 5m dollars to Kyrgyzstan for resolving problems connected with an energy crisis in the country, the head of the World Bank's permanent office in the Kyrgyz Republic, [World Bank Country Manager] Roger Robinson, said today at a meeting of a donor council with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources. He said that the money would be allocated by the end of...

2008-08-08 12:00:21

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Bishkek, 8 August: Rescuers of the Altay Territory department of Russia's Ministry of Emergencies have joined in the search for the three Russian mountain climbers who went missing in Kyrgyzstan. So have their relatives. An ITAR-TASS correspondent was told this at the Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergencies today. [Passage omitted: background information] Now, Kyrgyz Ak-Suy and Dzhety-Oguz Districts' search and rescue detachments of the...


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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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