Rehabilitation and cleaning works are underway in the disaster affected Kakheti Region. Special brigades, defense and internal ministry officers work non-stop to accomplish rehabilitation of the damaged region as soon as possible. Energy provider company brigades are also working to completely restore electricity supply to local population and part of the job has been already done. The special commissions are still counting damage in the region. Under the decision of the government of Georgia, the famers will be paid compensation for the destroyed harvest. The farmers will be offered privileges in covering bank loans as the loans will be delayed for a year; the tuition fees will be also covered from the state budget for the students from the families, who were affected by the disaster. The government continues distributing food products to the affected population. The rehabilitation of the schools damaged by the windstorm and hail in Kakheti is also underway. About 20 schools were damaged by the disaster last week.
GD single-mandate MP Temo Giguashvili has confirmed the recent report about Irakli Okruashvili, an opposition politician, who has been alleged of firing at his villagers on Sunday. According to Giguashvili, the incident occurred at 10 p.m. last Sunday in the village of Tkviavi.
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The body of the Georgian national, who had been missing since the disaster in Georgia`s remote region of Kazbegi, Dariali Gorge, was found today. The rescue officers of the Emergencies Department of the Interior Ministry found the body after a few days` search in the tunnel of the Darial Hydro Electric Power Plant.
The public commission set specially to probe into the legality of the conduct of the Lapankuri anti-crime operation, has concluded its work. The preliminary report says that the persons, who participated in the conduct of the operation...
The member of the Telavi City Assembly has been beaten up - the incident occurred in the central part of the city. Reportedly, the member of the United Opposition faction of the assembly, Nika Vardoshvili had an argument with the manager of the Hotel Old Telavi.
Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko shook hands as talks between the Eurasian Customs Union, EU and Ukraine began in Minsk. Along with the bilateral meetings, Putin and Poroshenko may hold one-to-one meeting within the Summit.