Society
New regulations for beauty salons
New regulations will be activated for beauty salons. They will be obliged to undergo registration before October 1. Control will be carried out regarding sanitary situation and implementation of sterilization standards. Business representatives prognosticate increase of service costs, while the government names protection of health as reason for activation of new regulations. 
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Society
New secret recording allegedly involving ex-president and UNM members released
Recording of a conversation that allegedly took place between Georgia’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili and members of the parliamentary oppositional United National Movement (UNM) Party has been released through Youtube today. According to the 2.5-minute-long recording, participants of the conversation discuss a revolutionary scenario in Georgia after elections.More specifically, Mikheil Saakashvili approves Giga Bokeria’s revolutionary scenario, though he is against preparation for coalitions in case of the failure. "Anyone, who wants to prepare for coalitions, can do so. I have no desire for this, I am not fighting for this", - Saakashvili said and added that "Rustavi 2 will facilitate the process."The audio recording involves Mikheil Saakashvili, Akaki Bobokhidze, Irma Nadirashvili, Nugzar Tsiklauri, Petre Tsiskarishvili, Akaki Minashvili and Gigi Tsereteli.The authenticity of the audio is not verified yet. The State Security Service will question the persons involved in the secret recording released through the internet. The Counterintelligence Department has launched investigation. The investigation is in progress under article 215 of the Criminal Code of Georgia which pertains to organization of a coup.Members of oppositional United National Movement (UNM) Party described the secret recording as “fabrication and dull edit.” The ruling team members urge for prompt probing into the matter. They claim that there is a risk of plotting destabilization in the country in pre-election period. However, Georgian Dream asserts that if there is any revolutionary scenario, it will be suppressed, since law-enforcers fully control the situation. If authenticity of the audio is confirmed, all involved persons should be punished, members of the ruling team say. “Any attempt aimed at organizing destabilization will be eradicated,” Levan Izoria, Georgian Defense Minister stated.
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Elections
Final list of voters published
Services Development Agency of Justice Ministry published the final list of voters. There are 3 500 000 people on the list of potential voters. The 2 456 799 citizens are represented with biometric photos. The Agency began refining of voters’ list project in October of 2015. 
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Politics
PM’s statement at Memorial of Heroes
Today, we all need to think about how to cure out wounds and how to restore the broken bridge between Abkhazians and Georgians, Ossetians and Georgians, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said in the Heroes' Square, where he laid a wreath at the Memorial of Heroes in connection with the Day of Fall of Sukhumi.As the Prime Minister said, we should move forward to the goal of unification of the country with only peaceful steps. “Today is the most tragic date in the recent and not only in the recent history of Georgia – the fall of Sukhumi. Tens of thousands of people died as a result of this war, while hundreds of thousands of people were internally displaced persons inside the country and we got the occupied territories. The main thing that all of us realize is that this was a war against Georgians and Abkhazians. We, of course, pay tribute to all the heroes. Today, we all need to think about how we should cure out wounds and how to restore the broken bridge between Abkhazians and Georgians, Ossetians and Georgians. We should move forward to the goal of unification of the country with only peaceful steps,” PM said. Twenty-three years passed today after fall of Sokhumi, occupied region of Abkhazia. 
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Politics
23 years passed after Fall of Sokhumi
Twenty-three years passed after Sokhumi, occupied region of Abkhazia, fell in the hands of secessionist forces. Military confrontation in Abkhazia began on August 14, 1992. In September of 1993, the Abkhazian Guards, an armed formation created by the Head of Abkhazia’s High Council Vladislav Ardzinba, violated the ceasefire agreement and opened fire on the National Guards of Georgia, who had entered Abkhazia in order to protect Sochi-Inguri part of Georgian railways.The State Council of Georgia decided to send the National Guards to Abkhazia, after having Vladislav Ardzinba’s consent, on August 11, 1992. In spite of the agreement, the Abkhazian Guards confronted Georgia’s national Guards and it was followed by a war. Military activities lasted for 13 months and 13 days and ended with the fall of Sokhumi on September 27, 1993.
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Justice
Counterintelligence Department launches investigation into release of secret recording
The State Security Service will question the persons involved in the secret recording released through the internet today. The Counterintelligence Department has launched investigation. The investigation is in progress under article 215 of the Criminal Code of Georgia which pertains to organization of a coup.According to the State Security Service, all necessary investigative measures will be taken and authenticity of the audio recording will be verified.Recording of a conversation that allegedly took place between Mikheil Saakashvili and members of United National Movement (UNM) Party was released on the Internet today. According to the recording, participants of the conversation discuss a revolutionary scenario.Members of oppositional United National Movement (UNM) Party described the secret recording released through the internet today as fabrication and dull edit. The ruling team members urge for prompt probing into the matter. 
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Justice
Two UNM members expected at State Security Service
Akaki Minashvili and Nugzar Tsiklauri, members of United National Movement (UNM) Party are expected at State Security Service for questioning. However, MPs claim that they are not planned to arrive at investigation body due to ongoing pre-election campaigning. Recording of a conversation that allegedly took place between Mikheil Saakashvili and members of United National Movement (UNM) Party was released on the Internet today. According to the recording, participants of the conversation discuss a revolutionary scenario.
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Culture
Concerts of “Erisioni” in regions
“Erisioni” State Academic Ensemble of folk songs and dances will hold concerts in Bolnisi, Rustavi and Gurjaani on September 28, 28 and 30.The ensemble will leave for foreign tourney after presenting show programs in regions of Georgia. 
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Politics
PM’s statement at Memorial of Heroes
Today, we all need to think about how to cure out wounds and how to restore the broken bridge between Abkhazians and Georgians, Ossetians and Georgians, - Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said in the Heroes' Square, where he laid a wreath at the Memorial of Heroes in connection with the Day of Fall of Sukhumi.As the Prime Minister said, we should move forward to the goal of unification of the country with only peaceful steps. “Today is the most tragic date in the recent and not only in the recent history of Georgia – the fall of Sukhumi. Tens of thousands of people died as a result of this war, while hundreds of thousands of people were internally displaced persons inside the country and we got the occupied territories. The main thing that all of us realize is that this was a war against Georgians and Abkhazians. We, of course, pay tribute to all the heroes. Today, we all need to think about how we should cure out wounds and how to restore the broken bridge between Abkhazians and Georgians, Ossetians and Georgians. We should move forward to the goal of unification of the country with only peaceful steps,” PM said. Twenty-three years passed today after fall of Sokhumi, occupied region of Abkhazia. 
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Politics
Ruling team about possible pre-election destabilization
Representatives of the ruling team claim that there is a risk of plotting destabilization in the country in pre-election period. However, they claim that if there is any revolutionary scenario, it will be suppressed, since law-enforcers fully control the situation. If authenticity of the audio is confirmed, all involved persons should be punished, members of the ruling team say. Recording of a conversation that allegedly took place between Mikheil Saakashvili and members of United National Movement (UNM) Party were released on the Internet today. According to the recording, participants of the conversation discuss a revolutionary scenario.
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Politics
Bidzina Ivanishvili continues holding meetings with regional media
Bidzina Ivanishvili, former Prime Minister continues holding meetings with the representatives of the regional media.  He arrived in Rustavi town today.Former Prime Minister discussed several issues during the meeting. He criticized  Shalva Natelashvili, also made a comment on possibility of returning Irakli Gharibashvili to the politics.
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Justice
Gia Chitishvili was questioned
Gia Chitishvii, the MP of Tserovani Sakrebulo (City Council) from the National Movement was questioned last night.According to Chitishvili he did not drive car under the alcohol influence when incident occurred. Council member denied the allegations and says that he accidentally crashed to Zeinab Metreveli. According to him, the victim did not have any external injuries, but he offered her help, however Metreveli refused.The incident took place in Tserovani settlement yesterday. 
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Society
Reconstructed Aghmashenebeli Avenue to open today - Preparation works underway
The first phase of a project “New Tbilisi” has been completed; everything is ready for the grand opening ceremony, which will be held at Aghmashenebeli Avenue today. Preparation works have been underway since morning.About 50 buildings, the majority of them cultural heritage monuments, were rehabilitated.  Recreational zones were created within the framework of “New Tbilisi” project, communication networks were replaced and pavements were arranged. 
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Regions
New hydropower plant Saguramohes opened
New hydropower plant Saguramohes will start operating as of today.The opening ceremony has been held in Saguramo today. Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the ceremony.The strength of the hydropower plant is 5 megawatt; average annual capacity - 32 million kWh. Construction of the plant started from December 2015. More than 11 million GEL were allocated for the construction of the environmentally high quality plant.
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Regions
Traffic restrictions at Nokalakevi- Didi Chkoni section of the road
Nokalakevi- Didi Chkoni section of the road is paralyzed due to a landslide, which hit the road. According to Department of Roads of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, the traffic movement is banned for all types of vehicles. Traffic can move at Senaki-Nokalakevi-Khoni, Abasha- Markvili and Martvili - Chkhorotsku Roads. The relevant services are mobilized at the site.
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Society
Reconstructed Aghmashenebeli Avenue to open today
The reconstructed Aghmashenebeli Avenue will solemnly opened today.  Preparation works have been underway since morning.About 50 buildings, the majority of them cultural heritage monuments, were rehabilitated.  Recreational zones were created within the framework of “New Tbilisi” project, communication networks were replaced and pavements were arranged. 
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