Society

28 October 2005 [18:20]

More than 12 thousands of Azeri manuscripts are scattered around the globe

"We know that there are over 12 thousands manuscripts belonging to the Azerbaijani nation that are beyond the boundaries of our country at present," says the deputy-director of the M.Fuzuli Institute of Manuscripts of ANAS and a candidate of philological sciences Pasha Kerimov.
28 October 2005 [13:44]

The Ministry of Education will implement joint project with UN DP

A memorandum will be signed tomorrow, October 29 between the Azeri Ministry of Education and UN Program for Development [PD].
28 October 2005 [13:21]

Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree on indexing of population's deposits left in Azerbaijan Soviet Savings Bank

On Thursday, October 27, the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on community deposits at the former Azerbaijani Soviet Savings Bank.
27 October 2005 [17:22]

ANAMA will have to check for explosives 170,000 sq/m in Agstafa

Azerbaijan National Agency of Mine Action (ANAMA) reported that an explosion of a metal-processing shop that happened on October 21 in Agstafa was due to an illegal activity of the plant.
27 October 2005 [13:50]

Bronze bust of Azeri scientist will be opened soon in St. Petersberg

Chain of ceremonies will be held on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of an Oriental faculty of St. Petersburg State University on December 16. One of the ceremonies planned will commemorate an Azeri scientist who worked at the university.
27 October 2005 [12:38]

Azeri journalists will meet to discuss journalism ethics in Azerbaijan

Training seminars for professionals working in the field of journalism will be held by the "RUH" organization starting November 1.
26 October 2005 [22:59]

Idleness of Georgian side slows down Elmar Huseynov's murder case investigation

The Prosecutor General Office of Georgia has not responded yet to the appeal of Azeri investigation group solving the murder case of the editor-in-chief of "Monitor" magazine Elmar Huseynov.
26 October 2005 [20:21]

By the end of this year 390 IDP families will move from railroad cars and tents to newly built houses

Internally displaced persons who are living in camps for displaced-persons and railroad cars will be resettled to five newly-built settlements by the end of this year.
26 October 2005 [15:52]

Japanese government helps Azeri culture

The Embassy of Japan to Azerbaijan reports that it has completed a grant project on assisting young talents of Azerbaijan.
26 October 2005 [13:45]

Majority of Azeries think that the country is on the right track of development

On October 25 the Caspian Resource Investigation Centre (CRIC) for 2005, publicized a report containing opinion researches that make possible to say that the population basically approves the course of the government.
25 October 2005 [18:20]

Kapellhaus celebrates 120 anniversary of Azeri composer with a concert

Azerbaijani-German cultural center Kapellhaus will host a concert on the evening of November 1.
25 October 2005 [15:43]

National Library hosts “Ataturk and Turkish Ideology” conference on October 29

On October 29 the M.F. Akhundov National Library will host conference “Ataturk and Turkish ideology”. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Ataturk Center and the National Academy of Azerbaijan.
25 October 2005 [13:21]

Alen Jomi presents his latest documentary in Baku

Meeting with French cinematographer, writer and musician Alen Jomi will be held in Baku France Cultural Center on 26 October.
25 October 2005 [12:29]

Academic State Drama Theatre will host a concert on October 27

"Joint” America Joint Jews Distribution Committee, Culture Center at Israeli Embassy to Azerbaijan and Jewish Cultural Center (JCC) arranging a holiday concert in the Academic State Drama Theatre on October 27.
24 October 2005 [23:54]

The H5N1 or the "bird flu" possibly has reached Azerbaijan

“The first case of the bird flu was registered in Azerbaijan”, told a head of Republican Ornithology Center Elchin Sultanov in his interview to ANS TV channel.
24 October 2005 [18:00]

Explosion in Agstafa kills three and injures 15 people - UPDATED

This information was received from an Agstafa city inhabitant and a Parliamentary candidate Elshan Ismaylov.
24 October 2005 [14:02]

Baku subway prepares to change tokens to cards

“The Baku Metro Production Association (PA) intends to apply chip cards starting November", said Elbrus Mammadov, the chief engineer of the Baku Metro PA.
24 October 2005 [12:35]

Azeri alpinist plans to conquer mount Winson and Everest

Azerbaijani alpinist Israfil Ashurlu will join an expedition to the Winson peak (4887m), the highest point of Antarctica, till the end of the year.
24 October 2005 [11:47]

CEC prepares special Brail alphabet enhanced voting sheets

“Special voting stencils, compiled with the Brail alphabet will be available for blind voters at polling stations”, the Independent Press Center of the CEC, told Trend news agency.
23 October 2005 [11:20]

Civilian helicopter crashes in Goychay - UPDATED

A civilian helicopter making a flight over Goychay city crashed today at 8:45 p.m.
22 October 2005 [17:51]

Azeri rock will sound tomorrow at Half Way Inn

A rock concert of Azeri rock group Aprel called "Men seni sevirem" will kick off tomorrow at Half Way Inn.
22 October 2005 [13:16]

82 drug addicts passed away for the last nine months of the year

"1974 drug crimes were registered on the territory of the country during nine months of this year and 652 of them were connected with the sale of drugs", informs the State Commission on the Struggle against Drug Addiction and Illegal Turnover of Drugs.
21 October 2005 [22:12]

"Araz" movie theater opens its gates for the Second Festival of Turkish Films

“Araz” movie theater hosted today opening ceremony of the Second Festival of Turkish Films, organized by the Embassy of Turkey in Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan.
21 October 2005 [14:01]

On October 30 Azerbaijan passes on winter time

Today press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic relased a statement informing that time on the terriotry of the republic is to be shifted on October 30.
20 October 2005 [19:48]

10th Youth Mugham Festival is over

The Grand prize of the festival travels with its holder to Ganja.
20 October 2005 [18:41]

Azeri archeologists discover 6-7 millenniums old settlement

Scientists have discovered the second ancient settlement on the territory of Agstafa district.
20 October 2005 [10:58]

14th anniversary of Azerbaijan's independence celebrated in New York City

Flag of Azerbaijan raised next to the American in Manhattan
19 October 2005 [17:07]

Independence Day in Azerbaijan

Brief historical overview.
19 October 2005 [14:36]

A firm supplied soldiers with a meat of deceased animals

Army was supplyed with meat of deceased cattle
19 October 2005 [11:32]

Ministry of Health imposes ban on wild bird meat sales

Meat of wild birds should disappear soon from tables of Azerbaijan citizens. The Ministry of Health tells that it is for citizens own good.
18 October 2005 [10:43]

Brandishing the Azeri sword

Feature story about probably the last cold steel armourer in Azerbaijan. Will the secrets of old Azeri cold steel art be lost with him?
16 October 2005 [23:22]

Music series presents Azerbaijan violinist

Azeri music to be performed at Arts Building Recital Hall
08 October 2005 [13:52]

Azerbaijani businessmen murdered in Moscow

Azerbaijani businessmen Ramiz Asadov was murdered in Lyuberetsk district of Moscow.
08 October 2005 [12:39]

There are 300 thousand drug addicts in Azerbaijan

“The number of drug addicts is increasing in Azerbaijan” - National coordinator of the “Program on Controlling Narcotic Drugs in the South Caucasus (SCAD)” Mazahir Afandiyev told the journalists.
08 October 2005 [12:18]

60 Iranian citizens serving their sentences in prisons of Azerbaijan will be returned to their country

Iranian citizens sentenced to imprisonment for committing crime in Azerbaijan will be returned to their country in these days.
08 October 2005 [12:09]

Smuggling of more than 100 kg of jewelry to Azerbaijan prevented

Jewelry is smuggled to Azerbaijan from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates mainly.
08 October 2005 [12:06]

U.S. Embassy announces 2006-2007 fulbright scholarship program

The United States Embassy in Azerbaijan announced the 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholarship program.
08 October 2005 [12:00]

European Union spent $ 1,5 million for struggle against drug addiction in Azerbaijan

A conference on “Works implemented in the frame of the Southern Caucasus Anti-Drug Programme (SCAD) Programme and future perspectives” was held in the International Press Center yesterday.
05 October 2005 [08:13]

President of Azerbaijan congratulated Jewish community with Rosh-ha-Shana holiday

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent on 3 October 2005 a message of congratulations to the country’s Jewish community members in regard to the New Year Holiday, Rosh-Ha-Shana.
29 September 2005 [09:55]

Day of German Unity to be marked in Baku

On the occasion of Day of German Unity German Embassy to Azerbaijan will give a party in Hyatt Hotel, Guba Ballroom on 3 October.
29 September 2005 [09:40]

The weather will be unstable in Azerbaijan in October, it will snow in mountains in the end of month

The weather will be a little unstable in our republic in October; monthly average temperature will be close to climate norm.
29 September 2005 [09:14]

Nazim Ibragimov: “I made sure that problems of our fellow countrymen in Georgia actual”

«During my meetings with our fellow countrymen in Georgia we witnessed again their problems, difficulties, known to us. I made sure again the problems raised in this respect are actual and they should be brought to the notice of the Azerbaijan’s public and there is the necessity to sound the alarm.
29 September 2005 [09:05]

49568 persons passed away in Azerbaijan last year

49568 persons passed away in Azerbaijan last year.
29 September 2005 [08:59]

Irada Ashumova won the gold medal, our handball players defeated Armenians

The 4th international sport games of women of Islamic countries started in the capital of Iran, Tehran.
29 September 2005 [08:24]

99% of population of Baku provided with identity cards

99% of population of Baku has been provided with identity cards. 90% of the population of other cities and regions of Azerbaijan have been issued identity cards.
23 September 2005 [10:20]

Azerbaijani student Leyla Azizova won scholarship of “Herti” Foundation of Germany

Thirteen-year old Azerbaijani student of “Kenigschtaun Taunus” gymnasium in Frankfurt of Germany Leyla Azizova won the scholarship of “Herti” Foundation which cares for the education of immigrant children at the Ministry of Education and Culture of Hessen Federal province. Azerbaijani Embassy to Germany spread the information.
23 September 2005 [10:17]

New cable television established in Baku

Yesterday the next meeting of National TV and Radio Council held today. (APA) In the meeting giving licenses to “Khayal” TV of Guba and “Gutb” TV of Khachmaz in accordance with the schedule presenting the documents was discussed. National TV and Radio Council gave warning to the heads of those TV channels.
23 September 2005 [10:10]

Azeri citizens invited to 2007 diversity visa lottery registration

Azerbaijani citizens are invited to participate in the 2007 Diversity Visa Lottery registration announced by the U.S. Department of State from October 5 to December 4 2005, according to the U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesman.
23 September 2005 [09:49]

Drugs and law-enforcement activity control agreement was signed between the Azerbaijani and USA governments

“Amendment # 2 to the Agreement Letter on the aid to the control on drugs and law-enforcement activity between the Government of the Azerbaijan republic and Government of the United States of America” intending allocation of the respective grant was signed on May 23, 2005.
23 September 2005 [09:41]

Allahshukur Pashazade: “We want to tell the whole world and the Caucasus that Islam is against terrorism”

Sheikulislam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade responded to the questions of the journalists after the press conference dedicated to the results of the sitting of Supreme Religious Board of Caucasian Muslims in Baku yesterday.
23 September 2005 [09:24]

UNICEF will spend $10 million to Azerbaijan in the next 5 years

UNICEF will spend $10 million to Azerbaijan in next 5 years.
20 September 2005 [12:03]

“Britain-Azerbaijan Graduates Net” founded

On September 23 in “Hyatt Regency” hotel the inauguration ceremony of “Britain-Azerbaijan Graduates Net” will be held by the support of “British Council” organization of Great Britain, and embassy of this country to Baku and “bp” company of Great Britain.
20 September 2005 [11:40]

Azerbaijani artist’s work exhibited in the exhibition on the 60th anniversary of signing the UNO Regulation

Modern Art exhibition is held in the exposition hall of the UNO section in Geneva on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of signing the UNO Regulation.
20 September 2005 [11:29]

Publication of newspaper writing anti-Azerbaijan articles in Dagestan stopped

The publishing house ”Lotos” refused to publish the newspaper “Chernovik” published in Mahachkala.
13 September 2005 [10:23]

Eldar Mahmudov: “We will arrest Tahir Khubanov and Teymuraz Aliyev accused of the murder of Elmar Huseynov”

Very serious investigational operations are carried out in connection with the murder of the editor-in-chief of the “Monitor” journal Elmar Huseynov.
13 September 2005 [10:19]

Actions to be held on the occasion of 87th anniversary of the release of Baku from occupation

Actions will be held on September 14-15 on the occasion of 87th anniversary of the release of Baku from occupation.
13 September 2005 [10:15]

Allahshukur Pashazade met the Vatican Cardinal Cresense Sepen

The sheikh of the whole Caucasus sheikh Haji Allahshukur Pashazade received the Vatican Cardinal Cresense Sepen being on a visit in Baku yesterday.
13 September 2005 [10:12]

Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on giving the presidential grant to 100 students scored highest results in entrance examinations

The president Ilham Aliyev signed a decree yesterday on giving the presidential grant to students who scored highest results on specialty groups in entrance examinations in the 2005-2006 academic year and were admitted to higher schools.
13 September 2005 [09:57]

150 prisoners pardoned by the offer of the Ombudsman’s Apparatus up to now

150 prisoners have been pardoned by the offer and effort of the Ombudsman’s Apparatus till now.
13 September 2005 [09:47]

Sheik-ul-islam invited Pope of Rome to Azerbaijan

Allahshukur Pashazade, the chairman of the Caucasus Clerical Board (CCB), invited the new head of the Catholic Church Benedictus XVI to visit Azerbaijan. Sheik-ul-Islam presented the invitation Kreschentsio Sepe, the Vatican Cardinal, who is currently on visit to Azerbaijan.
13 September 2005 [09:34]

All state universities to be provided with wireless Internet zones

The ULTRA Company creates wireless Internet zones in 18 state universities of our republic together with the INTEL Corporation (USA) for the purpose of providing all state universities with wireless Internet zones in the frame of the “Wireless Universities” Programme.
13 September 2005 [09:27]

Teymur Rajabov and Shariyar Mammadyarov won silver medals of Spanish championship

The country chess championship among clubs in Merida, Spain is over.
13 September 2005 [09:17]

Ali Ahmedov: “Signing of documents on ensuring rights for freedom of Assembly will be direct ignorance of legislation”

Assuming commitments or signing the agreement on issues related to ensuring the citizens rights for freedom of assemblies would be a direct disrespect of the existing legislation, the executive secretary of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party (New Azerbaijan, NAP) Ali Ahmedov said in a statement on 12 September at the seminar, organized by the OSCE Baku office.
13 September 2005 [09:14]

Court process of an unpleasant incident accused of giving false information to law-enforcement organs about the citizen of Great Britain did not take place again

The court process appointed to be held yesterday on the case of Tahir Asadullayev accused of giving false information about the citizen of Great Britain Alan French to law-enforcement organs did not take place.
13 September 2005 [08:51]

National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov: “The investigation on case of Haji Mammadov will be completed in 2-3 months”

“The information spread in the press that former chairman of Head Office of Fighting Organized Criminality of Interior Ministry Zakir Nasirov was tortured is not true.
13 September 2005 [08:44]

Foundation –laying ceremony of Catholic Church held in Baku

Foundation-laying ceremony of Catholic Church “Madonna Dell’immcolata concezione” was held in Nobel Avenue yesterday.
09 September 2005 [10:35]

All refugee campuses will be abolished in Azerbaijan by 2007

All refugee campuses in Azerbaijan will be abolished by 2007.
09 September 2005 [09:28]

Azeri artist’s exhibition to be opened in Germany

The art exhibition of Azerbaijani artist Ashraf Heybatov will be opened in Mainz on 14 September at initiative of the Azerbaijani ‘Mainz’ Society functioning in the German Federative Republic, Bashar Komur, the chairman of the Society told the State Committee on Azerbaijanis Living Abroad.
09 September 2005 [09:13]

135 persons appealed to European court on human rights to refuse citizenship of Azerbaijan

135 citizens of Azerbaijan appealed to the European Court on Human Rights to refuse the citizenship of the Azerbaijan Republic.
09 September 2005 [08:14]

Azerbaijan takes 101–st place in human development index

?zerbaijan is among the countries with the average development according to the annual report of the UNO Development Program (UNDP) on human development.
08 September 2005 [11:34]

Photo exhibition "Poland 1980-2005" opened

Photo exhibition “Poland 1980-2005” was opened in Baku Arts Center yesterday evening.
08 September 2005 [11:20]

Minister of education Misir Mardanov held a press-conference in connection with beginning of the new academic year

The minister of education Misir Mardanov held a press-conference yesterday in connection with beginning of the new academic year.
08 September 2005 [11:02]

Azerbaijani refugee schoolchildren collected donations to erect memorial complex in front of Pentagon

Schoolchildren of Khojali, Shusha and Khojavend collected donations for memorial complex to the victims of 11 September in front of Pentagon.
08 September 2005 [09:07]

124 dangerous virus pathogens were taken to the USA from Azerbaijan

124 samples consisting of virus pathogens of the plague, anthrax, cholera and other dangerous diseases were taken to the laboratory of the Pathology Institute of the USA Armed Forces.
07 September 2005 [10:29]

18 922 834 sq m territory cleared from mines so far

516 468 sq meters of territory was cleared from mines and unexploded military munitions (PHS) in August this year.22 demining dogs,138 sappers,15 PHS operators, 8 paramedics and about 100 assistants were involved in the mine action.