Aug 21 2014 - 15:04
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 points was registered in the Imereti Region of Georgia, 17km south-east of Chiatura at 11.56am today, News Georgia reports.Earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.5-3.6 points were registered in Oni (Racha Lechkhimi and Kvemo Svaneti Region) and Kvemo Kartli, north-west of Dmanisi, at a depth of 9km on August 6.
Aug 21 2014 - 14:36
The Georgian Military Road will be restored in two weeks, said Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili who has visited the disaster-struck area today, News Georgia reports.The pipeline supplying Armenia with Russian gas was damaged by a mudslide that blocked the road in the Darial Gorge yesterday. Margvelashvili reminded that the pipeline had been fixed quickly last time. The Kazbegi / Verkhny Lars Checkpoint will remain closed for an indefinite time.
Aug 21 2014 - 14:05
Traffic on the Vanadzor-Alaverdi road connecting Armenia and Georgia has been restored. The road is still being cleared of rocks that fell on the 26th km as a result of a landslide near Dseg (Lori Region of Armenia) caused by heavy rain, News Georgia reports.The road was closed at about 6.00pm on Wednesday.
Aug 21 2014 - 13:36
Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili is visiting the Darial Gorge that was hit by a mudslide from the Devdorak Glacier on the 134th km of the Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Lars road at about 10.00pm yesterday. The mudslide blocked the Georgian Military Road and damaged the North Caucasus – Trans-Caucasus gas pipeline connecting Russia and Armenia, Georgia Online reports.There is no threat that the River Terek will flood the area.
Aug 21 2014 - 09:36
Selling medicaments to children will be banned in Georgia on September 1. Pharmacologists that those violating the amendments to the law on medicaments and pharmaceuticals will be fined $290, said Dmitry Khundadze, the head of the parliamentary committee for healthcare, Trend reports.The lawmaker explained that the new rules were needed to prevent children from misusing medicaments. The same rules have already been applied to alcohol and tobacco sales.
Aug 21 2014 - 08:25
The Devdorak Glacier has caused another mudslide in the Daryal Gorge and blocked the Georgian Military Road, the Kazbegi / Verkhny Lars Checkpoint was closed.
Aug 19 2014 - 10:48
Nino Tsverava, deputy head of the bureau for long-term forecasts at the Georgian agency for environmental protection, said that the average air temperature in Georgia will reach 41 degrees Celsius in Kakheti (Eastern Georgia), 38-40 degrees in Tbilisi, and 32-33 degrees in Western Georgia, News Georgia reports.The temperature in the east will drop to 34-35 degrees later.People were recommended to stay at home in the hottest hours and refrain from eating sweets and drinking alcohol.
Aug 18 2014 - 14:04
Georgian Defense Minister Irakly Alasania and All-Georgian Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II signed a memorandum at the youth center of the St. Trinity Cathedral. According to the document, young people will be taught ethical values, patriotism and understanding of military service, News Georgia reports.The Georgian Church and Georgian military education centers will cooperate. Priests will help in psychological rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.