Tbilisoba Holiday to be held this weekend
Publish Time: 2017-10-07 12:15:00
Tbilisi marks Tbilisoba Holiday this weekend, October 7-8. Different entertaining and cultural events are planned in relation to the holiday.The main locations of the events are Rike territory, Europe Square, Abanotubani and Aghmashenebeli Avenue.
Georgian song of 2017 JESC selected
Publish Time: 2017-10-06 16:16:00
The Georgian song to be performed at 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) by Georgian participant Grigol Kipshidze has been selected. The jury unanimously chose the song by Giga Kukhianidze out of 9 musical compositions.Georgia is hosting the 15th JESC this year after having won the competition three times. Tbilisi Olympic Palace will host the 15th JESC on November 26.Young singers from 16 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi on the occasion of the musical competition.
Organizational Group of 2017 JESC visited Tbilisi Olympic Palace
Publish Time: 2017-10-05 18:47:00
The organizational group of Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) pays a visit to Georgia. Within the visit, the members of delegation viewed Tbilisi Olympic Palace, which will host the 15th JESC on November 26.Georgia is hosting the 15th JESC this year after having won the competition three times. Young singers from 16 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi on the occasion of the musical competition.
Germany's Defence Minister pays a visit to Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-10-05 10:32:00
Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen is paying a visit to Georgia. Levan Izoria, Georgia’s Minister of Defence hosts the guest.After an official welcoming ceremony, the Ministers held a meeting. Levan Izoria thanked his colleague for support.The sides discussed the issues of cooperation in the field of defense and future prospects.
Voting for selection of architecture design of First Channel building ongoing
Publish Time: 2017-10-04 20:10:00
The voting process for selection of an architecture design of building of First Channel has been launched. The broadcaster announced the competition on August 8. Three companies expressed willingness to participate in the competition: BWC, “Tbilqalaqproject” and Art-Studio-Project LTD. “For the first time, the winner project will be revealed by people. First Channel belongs to the public and it is upon them to make the decision. Involvement of every person in the voting process is important,” Vasil Maghlaperidze, General Director of First Channel stated. Voting is possible through Facebook and web-page 1tv.ge every 12 hours. Three designs can be viewed on the web-site. Results of the survey will become on October 13. First Channel will have had the new building provided with up-to-date equipment and inventory by 2020.
Organizational Group of 2017 JESC in Georgia
Update Time: 2017-10-04 16:16:00
The organizational group of Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) arrived in Georgia and is holding a meeting with Georgian organizers of the musical competition. The 2017 JESC will be at Tbilisi Olympic Palace on November 26. Georgia is hosting the 15th JESC this year after having won the competition three times. Young singers from 16 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi on the occasion of the musical competition.
Koba Davitashvili puts responsibility of his physical assault on ex-president
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 20:05:00
Koba Davitashvili, oppositional politician and former Member of Parliament, puts responsibility of his physical assault and abduction in 2007 on ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and demands him to be tried for the crime. Davitashvili was brought to questioning to the court hall sit in a wheel-chair today. He recalled the hardest day of his political biography – November 7, 2007 and remembered the details of attack. The court found the events taking back 10 years ago and violent crackdown of the large-scale protest as emotional. “It was neither detention, nor arrest. It was an assault. The individuals in semi-military uniforms directly attacked me with metal sticks. They did not allow me to explain anything. Up to ten people beat me when I was lying on the ground. I said when being questioned first – I think it was arranged by Mikheil Saakashvili. It is related to my entry in the parliament building when the meeting was dismantled on November 7 and special squad sprayed gas around… I offered Nino Burjanadze to start a dialogue as the High Commander was insane and planned to arrange the April 9 again. It seemed Saakashvili thought Nino Burjanadze and I were planning a riot,’ Davitashvili stated. Former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili is charged into the politician’s beating case. Davitashvili’s case is one of the high-profile ones in modern history.
Locals of Kvakhvreli village block road in protest of potable water supply limitation
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 18:16:00
Locals of Kvakhvreli village, Gori district of Shida Kartli region blocked the road leading to Uplistsikhe complex-museum in protest of potable water supply shortage. Participants of the protest clashed with the police. Traffic movement was paralyzed during 2 hours. The police detained 2 protesters. They were taken to the regional police department.
Office of International Criminal Court to be opened in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 16:00:00
A representation of International Criminal Court will be opened in Tbilisi starting January, 2018. Chancellor of the Court and representatives of Hague Prosecutor’s Office told journalists in that regard. The needs of victims of August 2008 Georgia-Russia war will be studied. Russia continues refusing to cooperation with the investigation.
European Georgia presents mayoral candidate in Dusheti
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 13:31:00
Gigi Ugulava, Leader of European Georgia Party presented Gela Diauri, candidate for post of mayor in Dusheti town. Locals talked about their problems of potable water and gas supply as well as condition of roads during the meeting. Ugulava introduced voters with election program of European Georgia Party.
Several districts of Kobuleti resort flooded
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 13:02:00
Several districts of Kobuleti resort of Adjara region were flooded as a result of heavy rain. Officers of Emergency Situations Department worked in effort to pump out the water from ground floors of about 30 houses during the whole night. Locals of Gulauri settlement and Rustaveli and Javakhishvili Streets faced problems. Locals complained about improper drainage channels. Landslides hit several villages. The situation is stable in Kobuleti at present though it continues raining.
Meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 12:42:00
The 81st meeting of Group on Incidents Prevention and Response Mechanisms is being held in Ergneti village. Representatives of the mass media are limited in shooting and covering the meeting. The Georgian side will raise the issue of illegal detention of Georgian citizens and deployment of Russian military vehicles in Karapila village.
Member of National Movement called for questioning
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 12:16:00
Levan Khabeishvili, a member of National Movement Party is called for questioning at Tbilisi Prosecutor’s Office. National Movement party leaders claimed that Khabeishvili was physically assaulted on October 2 during the rally at Tbilisi City Hall building. The City Hall released a video material based on which Khabeishvili was present in the building.
Five people injured in collapsing incident of building in Batumi
Publish Time: 2017-09-30 18:45:00
Five workers were injured in collapsing incident of a building being under construction near Justice House in Batumi city of Adjara region. The injured workers were placed at hospitals. Their health condition is not life-threatening. The block of apartments is being built by Alliance Palace Construction Company. Investigation into the incident is opened.
Batumi hosting international forum
Publish Time: 2017-09-30 16:27:00
About 60 thousand tons of citrus harvest is expected to be collected in Georgia’s Adjara region this year. Batumi city is hosting an international forum “Citrus Export 2017.” Representatives from 10 countries are attending the forum. The harvesting season will begin at the end of October.
Labor Party keeps on election campaigning
Publish Time: 2017-09-30 16:11:00
Leaders of Labor Party met with locals of Gldani district of Tbilisi within the framework of election campaigning. Labor Party members introduced locals with election program and pledged resolution of problems in case of winning in the forthcoming local self-governance elections to be held on October 21.
Kakha Kaladze thanks everyone for buying tickets for charitable football match
Publish Time: 2017-09-30 01:02:00
“I would like to thank everybody who came here and paid money for the tickets,” Kakha Kaladze, former football player and current candidate for post of Tbilisi Mayor told journalists after the charitable football match with the participation of world stars. "This money will be spent on restoration of the forest in the Borjomi Gorge. I think the fans are happy too," Kaladze said.The charity match organized in at Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi ended 6-5 in favor of the World XI team versus GFF XI. The match was organized to help Georgia restore the Borjomi forest that was recently hit by fire. A total of 403, 214 GEL will be spent on restoration of the burnt forest.
Tbilisi Sakrebulo changes zonal status to 2 land plots in Tbilisi – Noisy sitting ends in conflict
Publish Time: 2017-09-29 20:05:00
The controversial issue of changing the zonal statuses to two land plots in Tbilisi has been approved at the sitting of Sakrebulo (City Assembly). The sitting proceeded under the background of dispute and ended in conflict. Members of Environment Protection and Urban Planning Commissions considered the possibility of transferring the land-plots of Pushkin Square and Tabori Mount in hands of Panorama Company, owned by former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. Tbilisi Mayoral candidates of oppositional parties and their co-mates tried to breach the working agenda of Sakrebulo. Members of National Movement and European Georgia parties insisted on adjournment of the sitting. Patrol police were called at site when the situation turned to the tense. Security service officers ordered the National Movement and European Georgia leaders to leave the place allocated for journalists at the Tbilisi City Council Session. The Oppositional members left the sitting in protest.
European Georgia presents Mayoral candidate in Ninotsminda
Publish Time: 2017-09-29 12:23:00
European Georgia Party presented Arain Bkoyan as candidate for post of mayor in Ninotsminda town of Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Davit Bakradze, Leader of the party talked about important projects of the region and introduced the party’s election program to locals.
ISFED publishes second interim report about pre-election government
Publish Time: 2017-09-29 12:21:00
The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) published the second interim report about pre-election environment in Georgia ahead of the 2017 local self-governmental elections. The monitoring results mainly refer to various facts regarding use of administrative resources and cases over of impediment into election campaigning activities.