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Kurdistan Region-Iraq News in brief  16.8.2012   

August 16, 2012 -  Sulaimaniyah, Erbil-Hewler, Duhok, Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq'

Eid 5-day celebrations in Kurdistan start next Sunday

Erbil: Kurdistan region government announced that Eid festivities (Lesser Bairam) will commence next Sunday till Thursday. The announcement was made by media department at the Kurdish Cabinet to be an official holiday.

Germany: Talabani to return after Lesser Bairam

Baghdad: Iraqi President Jalal Talabani will return to Iraq after the Lesser Bairam, and will address the nation in the coming two days, a well-informed source said on Wednesday. “The president will address the nation in the coming two days on the current political crisis that ravages the country,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Talabani had left one month ago to Germany for treatment.

Large turnout for India’s 66Th Independence Day in Kurdistan

Erbil: The Indian community across the Kurdistan region turned out in large numbers and enthusiastically celebrated the country’s 66th Independence Day by unfurling the tricolour of Indian national flag, IBPC (Indian Business & Professional Council, Kurdistan) Kurdistan organisied this events , Indian Business and Professional council, Kurdistan Act and Promoting Business Economic & cultural co-operation between India & Kurdistan. Deligates which were graced as Chief Guest from Indian Embassy, Baghdad. The events were also marked by cultural events, songs, dances and speeches highlighting the contribution of the Indian community in Kurdistan in the development of the India and Kurdistan and their role in strengthening the India & Kurdistan relationship. Indian Business & Professional Council Kurdistan (IBPC) organised the India's Independence day celebration event in Kurdistan soil, (first celebration in Kurdistan) Several people from Indian & Kurdish community gathered & participated in the Independence day function held in Asthi Hall, Erbil, Kurdistan. Celebration starts with indian National Anthem and followed by welcoming speech by Indian Embassy Official Mr PC Biswas read the Indian President’s address to Indian national and the program be followed by Entertainment shows and traditional Indian Food. IBPC Kurdistan Committee Member Mr Umar Farook Thanked to all Indians & Kurdish community those who participated and enjoyed the Independence day celebration.

Kurdistan exports electricity to Tuz Khurmatu

Erbil: Under an order by Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani, Ministry of Electricity has began exporting 10 megawatts of electricity to the disputed Tuz Khurmatu parish in Salahaddin province. The power is being exported to the parish since Tuesday 12.00 p.m., said a statement published on Ministry's website. This step is taken due to "feeling responsible for the residents of the disputes areas," the statement said. A delegation from the disputed parish, which is home to Arabs, Kurds and Turkmans, visited Barzani in July and sought his assistance for resolving the issues over lack of basic services in the parish. The statement by Ministry of Electricity said immediately after the meeting the Ministry was asked to sort out how 10mw can be exported to the

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