GPB
104.5 FM

SEARCH NEWS BY DATE

Culture
Charity Concert to be held at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater
Update Time: 2017-04-26 21:08:00
Charity Foundation “Natvris Khe” (Wish Tree) of opera singer Nino Surguladze will give a charity concert at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater on May 1. Well-known world singers will arrive in Tbilisi upon Surguladze’s invitation. First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the concert live. The money collected from tickets’ sale will be transferred to the fund to help youngsters diagnosed with serious diseases. 
Read Story
Society
Reconstruction of Tskneti-Betania road launched
Update Time: 2017-04-26 20:57:00
Reconstruction of Tskneti-Betania road section damaged by landslide during June 13, 2015 deadly flooding in Tbilisi has been launched. The project is financed by European Investment Bank. Georgian companies are carrying out the works. Geologic inspection of the road section will continue in the future. 
Read Story
Society
Criticism of judges may become punishable
Update Time: 2017-04-26 20:05:00
Harsh criticism of judges may become punishable by law. The Justice Supreme Council discussed and supported the initiative of Judge Eva Gotsiridze regarding making offensive statements in direction of Corpse of Judges. The council members agreed on a text regarding prohibition of judges’ criticism including on part of mass media representatives that often exceeds freedom of expression. Based on the proposed idea, making statements that enclose signs of menace or disobedience to the court rulings will be punished as well. Author of the initiative says that ‘admissible criticism’ should be differentiated from ‘offense.’ The Council members, who support imposition of regulations, are not yet decided upon the form of punishment. Public discussions will be held around the text before it transforms into a draft-project. The merger between criticism and insult remains a question. The text will be sent to Public Defender, non-governmental organizations, Journalistic Charter of Ethics and National Communications Commission. The ruling team and the third sector are skeptic about the initiative. 
Read Story
Society
Will insulting statements in direction of judges become punishable?
Update Time: 2017-04-26 18:06:00
The Justice Supreme Council discussed the initiative of Judge Eva Gotsiridze about criticism of Corpse of Judges. The council members supported the initiative and agreed on a text regarding prohibition of criticism in direction of judges including on part of mass media representatives that often exceeds freedom of expression.Author of the initiative says that criticism is admissible but not insult. The text will be sent to Public Defender, non-governmental organizations, Journalistic Charter of Ethics and National Communications Commission. 
Read Story
Society
Conference held on occasion of World Intellectual Property Day
Update Time: 2017-04-26 16:37:00
World Intellectual Property Day is marked annually on April 26. Georgian Association of Authors’ Rights and Saqpatent organized a conference on this occasion. The conference aimed at increase of awareness in the public about authorship right and fines imposed for their violation.
Read Story
Politics
PM arrived in Romania with official visit
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 16:08:00
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili is in Romania with an official visit. An expanded meeting of governmental representatives of the two countries has already been held. The sides discussed political, economic, energy, transit and cultural-humanitarian cooperation issues. Within the framework of the visit, Kvirikashvili is scheduled to hold meetings with President and Prime Minister of Romania. Joins statements will be made for the media. Georgian PM will attend a reception to be given on the occasion of 25th jubilee of establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Romania.
Read Story
Regions
Shepherd abducted form Adzvi village
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 15:10:00
Russian soldiers abducted Eldar Gundishvili, 68-year-old shepherd from Adzvi village, Gori district of Shida Kartli region. The man was shepherding the cattle together with two other villagers when he was detained. His friends managed to escape. Reportedly, Gundishvili is kept at Tskhinvali pre-detention isolator.
Read Story
Justice
Justice Supreme Council begins discussions of Eva Gotsiridze’s initiative
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 14:36:00
The Justice Supreme Council discussed the initiative of Judge Eva Gotsiridze about criticism of Corpse of Judges. The council members agreed on a text regarding prohibition of criticism in direction of judges including on part of mass media representatives that often exceeds freedom of expression.Author of the initiative says that criticism is admissible but not insult. The text will be sent to Public Defender, non-governmental organizations and National Communications Commission. 
Read Story
World
MiG-31 jet crashes near proving ground in Buryatia
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 13:58:00
A MiG-31 interceptor jet crashed near the Telemba proving ground in Buryatia during a training flight on April 26, the Defense Ministry said. Both pilots ejected themselves, TASS reports."A MiG-31 interceptor jet of the Eastern Military District crashed during a training flight near the Telemba proving ground, the Republic of Buryatia, at 12:05 pm," the Defense Ministry said."The incident occurred in an unpopulated area. Both crewmembers ejected themselves. They were promptly evacuated. Their life is not in danger." Earlier, a source in local emergency services said the crash occurred 120 kilometers away from the city of Chita.
Read Story
World
France says Syria used Sarin gas
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 13:41:00
France’s foreign minister says samples obtained by French intelligence show that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “undoubtedly” used sarin nerve gas in an attack in northern Syria on April 4, foreign media say. “We know, from a certain source, that the process of fabrication of the samples taken is typical of the method developed in Syrian laboratories,” Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters.“This method is the signature of the regime and it is what enables us to establish the responsibility of the attack. We know because we kept samples from the previous attacks that we were able to use for comparison,” he said. The attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun kille scores of people. It prompted the US to launch a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base in response. It was Washington’s first direct assault on the Assad government in the conflict.
Read Story
Politics
PACE delegates demand Agramunt's resignation
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 13:17:00
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) demands resignation of Pedro Agramunt from the post of PACE President. Political groups are holding voting procedures and urge Agramunt to give the guarantee that he will make a statement about resignation on April 28. The Georgian delegation supports the demand. The demand is related to Agramunt’s trip to Syria. A delegation of PACE deputies from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Serbia, and Italy and the State Duma of Russia led by PACE President of Pedro Agramunt visited Syria in March.
Read Story
Society
Revenue Service marked 10th jubilee
Update Time: 2017-04-26 12:41:00
Revenue Service of Georgia marks its 10th anniversary of establishment. A jubilee event was held at Mtatsminda Park. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and governmental members attended the event. Kvirikashvili and Dimitri Kumsishvili, Finance Minister and First Deputy Prime Minister talked about reforms carried out at Service. PM awarded several employees of Revenue Service at the end of the event. 
Read Story
World
Turkey detains 800 people over suspected links to U.S.-based cleric
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 12:26:00
Turkish authorities detained 800 people overnight suspected of links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, security sources said on Wednesday, in one of the largest operations in months against the network which Turkey blames for a failed July coup.They said the crackdown targeted the network's structure in the police force. Detention orders had been issued for 1,000 people, of which 803 had been detained, the sources said, in operations carried out across all 81 of Turkey's provinces.Those detained would be taken to the capital Ankara, the sources added, as reported by Reuters. After the abortive coup in July, authorities arrested 40,000 people and sacked or suspended 120,000 others from a wide range of professions including soldiers, police, teachers and public servants, over alleged links with terrorist groups.The latest arrests come 10 days after a tightly contested referendum approved the expansion of President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, according to preliminary results.The referendum bitterly divided Turkey. Erdogan argues that strengthening the presidency will avert instability associated with coalition governments, at a time when Turkey also faces security threats from Islamist and Kurdish militants.But his critics fear further drift into authoritarianism, with a leader they see as bent on eroding modern Turkey's democracy and secular foundations.Mass detentions immediately after the attempted coup were supported by many Turks, who agreed with Erdogan when he blamed Gulen for orchestrating the putsch which killed 240 people, mostly civilians. But criticism mounted as the arrests widened.  
Read Story
Ecology
Ecologic problems discussed at Office of New Georgia Party
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 12:22:00
Ecologic problems in Tbilisi were discussed at the office of New Georgia Party. Giorgi Vashadze, Leader of the party said that air pollution was the main problem that was caused by car emissions, law quality fuel, cut trees and shortage of recreational zones.The party presented its visions how to resolve the problem that will be submitted to Tbilisi City Hall and Sakrebulo (City Assembly).  
Read Story
Economics
International Tourism Exhibition in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 12:18:00
ExpoGeorgia fairgrounds in Tbilisi are hosting the 19th International Tourism Exhibition. Georgian Tourism National Administration and other tour-operators present their services at booths. Presentations about different regions and attractions will be held. Visitors will have the opportunity to plan their holidays and trips. 
Read Story
Justice
Only 1.1% of foreign nationals’ crimes in Germany committed by Georgians
Update Time: 2017-04-26 12:15:00
According to the statistical data released by the German Interior Ministry, of all the criminal acts in Germany, only 1.1% is committed by Georgian nationals. As reported the number of the crimes is 6,541 out of 616, 230. According to the data, Turks, Romanians and Polish citizens are in the top three.  The statistical data were published yesterday.  
Read Story
Regions
Conflict at Enguri Bridge
Update Time: 2017-04-26 12:05:00
Protest was held at Enguri Bridge by family members of Achiko and Paata Rogavas, Georgian citizens being kept at Drand Prison in occupied Abkhazia region. Protesters tried to block the bridge but law-enforcers prevented them from doing so that was followed by a physical clash. Paata Rogava’s wife felt bad and was transferred to a hospital. Protesters claimed that Georgian government had instruments to release the persons detained on April 5 at the occupational line. They are imposed 2-month pre-trial imprisonment. 
Read Story
Ecology
Meeting with Slovak businesspersons about allocation of ecologically clean petrol stations
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 10:54:00
Georgian Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Slovak businesspersons discussed allocation of ecologically clean petrol stations in Georgia. The sides also considered the issue of construction of micro-electric stations. The project aims at promotion of Green Economy. 
Read Story
World
Battalion of Imam Shamil claimed attack in St. Petersburg subway bombing
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 10:35:00
A website that has previously carried Al Qaeda messages on Tuesday issued a claim of responsibility for the recent subway bombing in St. Petersburg, Russia, publishing a statement from a previously unknown cell said to be working on behalf of the terrorist group.Russian investigators identified Akbarzhon A. Dzhalilov as the suicide bomber who carried out the April 3 attack, which killed 15 people and wounded at least 60. Security officials at the time said they were unsure whether Mr. Dzhalilov had acted alone, and they detained several other people in connection with their investigation.The previously unknown group claiming responsibility, the Imam Shamil Battalion, said in its statement that Mr. Dzhalilov had acted on the orders of Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of Al Qaeda, according to a translation provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks extremist propaganda. The statement also threatened additional attacks, as reported by New York Times. 
Read Story
Politics
PM to arrive in Romania with official visit
Publish Time: 2017-04-26 10:15:00
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili will arrive in Romania with an official visit today. Within the framework of the visit, Kvirikashvili is scheduled to hold meetings with President and Prime Minister of Romania. Joins statements will be made for the media. Georgian PM will attend a reception to be given on the occasion of 25th jubilee of establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Romania. 
Read Story

News Feed