CCAF requests human rights organizations to initiate investigation into death of Manvel Saribekyan

CCAF requests human rights organizations to initiate investigation into death of Manvel Saribekyan

October 10, 2010 - 15:49 AMT  06:47 GMT
Co-ordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France strongly condemns Azerbaijan for Manvel Saribekyan’s murder disguised as suicide.

Is not Baku afraid of being unable to deceive OSCE Minsk Group this time, what will lead to recognizing Azerbaijan occupant?

October 8, 2010 - 18:10 AMT  06:47 GMT
Chairman of the Social and Political Department at the Azerbaijani presidential administration, Ali Hasanov states that Baku has repeatedly applied to the OSCE and other international organizations, asking them to send an assessment mission to the territories around Nagorno Karabakh.

As expected, Armenian-Turkish Protocols remained on paper

October 8, 2010 - 10:46 AMT  06:47 GMT
A year has passed since the signing of the Protocols on normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations, and during this time it became clear that the Protocols have died still unborn, taking with them the ephemeral hope of ever normalizing relations. However, neither the powers standing behind these documents, nor the parties had the courage to admit the futility of the whole idea.

ArmenTel lowers Internet tariffs

October 7, 2010 - 13:45 AMT  06:47 GMT
ArmenTel JCSC has announced 5-fold price reduction for symmetric internet access within the framework of Corporate Internet service. Monthly fee for 1 Mbps unlimited tariff plan was cut to AMD 144000; monthly fee for 2, 3 and 4 Mbps unlimited tariff plans reduced to AMD 246000, 366000 and 480000 respectively. A possibility to increase connection speed by 1 Mbps per AMD 120000 is provided, as well as that of 80% bandwidth increase. The price of AMD158000, 271000, 402000 and 528000 was set for 1, 2, 3 and 4 Mbps increased bandwidth tariff plans. AMD 132000 price is established per additional 1Mbps. 8 free IP addresses are provided in case of joining one of the tariff plans above.

Why is it unprofitable to grow grain in Armenia?

October 4, 2010 - 17:27 AMT  06:47 GMT
Grain cultivation and harvesting comes to around AMD 182,000 per ha in Armenia. A farmer from Yeghvard town (Kotayk region of Armenia) told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter that plowing of 1ha costs AMD 25, 000, grain sowing – AMD 8,000, land leveling – AMD 10,000, cultivation – AMD 12,000. Meanwhile, farmers have to pay AMD 20,000 for irrigation, while it is necessary to water grain three times a year.

Tigran G. Martirosyan World Weightlifting Champion

October 4, 2010 - 12:24 AMT  06:47 GMT
Weightlifting: Armenia’s Tigran G. Martirosyan claimed double gold in both clean and jerk and total in men's 77kg category at the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, Turkey. Martirosyan combined 173kg in the snatch and 200kg in the clean and jerk to win gold with a total weight of 373kg.

Armenia hosts the most delicious festival

September 22, 2010 - 20:09 AMT  06:47 GMT
The second barbecue festival was held in Akhtala, Lori region of Armenia, on Sunday, September 12. It was dated to two other events: re-consecration of Surb Mariam Astvatsatsin Church and inauguration of a monument to wedding rings.

Armenians do not celebrate Navasard as national holiday because Hayk Nahapet was not Christian

August 13, 2010 - 09:22 AMT  06:47 GMT
For dozens of centuries Armenians had been celebrating the New Year, Navasard, on August 11. Once a favorite popular holiday, it now became a topic of historians’ remarks or Armenian folklore only. “August 11 is the first day of the new year according to the ancient Armenian calendar. It was celebrated by all – the rich and the poor,” said ethnographer Gohar Vardumyan, senior fellow at the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.