Construction of second Tajik-Afghan bridge starts - CORPORATE SECTOR BOOSTS INTERNATIONAL MICROFINANCE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - 2003-07-23Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The construction of the second of five bridges to be built across the Panj river [to link Tajikistan and Afghanistan] has started in keeping with a tripartite agreement between the Tajik and Afghan governments and the Aga Khan foundation.
The bridge is being built in [eastern Tajikistan's] Darvoz District's village of Ruzba.
The deputy head of the Badakhshonroh [road building] company, Khushnazar Abdurahimov, told a Khovar correspondent that the workforce of the Badakhshonroh and Pomirgeologiya [Pomir geology] companies had started to level the area where the bridge would be built.
Dalakhani swept the boards at the Cartier Racing Awards ceremony in London last night when capturing the titles of Horse of the Year and Top Three-Year-Old Colt.
The brilliant Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and French Derby winner dominated both sections at a function attended by an audience of leading owners, trainers, breeders and other racing personalities.
Aga Khan meets Afghan leader, officials - AFGHAN GIRLS RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER FIVE YEARS - 2002-03-23Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Afghan Minister Said Mohammad Ali Jawid, adviser to the Afghan interim government, has said: Prince Karim Aga Khan [IV] met the chairman of the interim administration of Afghanistan, Hamed Karzai, and some ministers of the government in Kabul yesterday.In an interview with a correspondent of the external Dari service [of Mashhad Radio], Jawid added: The Aga Khan Foundation carries out its activities in Pakistan, India, Tajikistan and other countries. Jawid explained: The Aga Khan Foundation can provide the people of Afghanistan with food and aid in the sphere of education and culture.
The Aga Khan and his wife the Begum Aga Khan have filed for divorce, it emerged today.The couple married in May 1998 and have a four-year-old son, Prince Aly. They have been separated for over a year.
The Aga Khan, a British citizen, is the spiritual leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims.
His wife Begum Inaara is a German national who was known as Princess Gabriele Zu Leiningen before the marriage. She lives in Berkshire.
Her spokesman, Lord Bell of Bell Pottinger, said: 'The Begum considers the separation and divorce proceedings to be private matters and will be making no comment.'
The hopes of one of the world's richest men to build a museum on one of London's most prized sites suffered a blow yesterday when the site owner said it would prefer to sell to the NHS.
The Aga Khan had selected Block Nine, a disused Victorian hospital building on the Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament, to house the largest collection of Islamic art in the English-speaking world.
Boasting some of the finest examples of Middle Eastern painting over the centuries, the museum would be the latest multimillion-pound addition to the string of cultural complexes lining the South Bank.
Aga Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan for development cooperation talks - KYRGYSTAN AND AGA-KHAN FUND SIGNED AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION - 2001-09-25Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
[Presenter] The leader of All Ismailis, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, arrived in Bishkek [the Kyrgyz capital] this evening.This is his third visit [to Kyrgyzstan].
Cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the Aga Khan Foundation can be described as very fruitful. [Passage omitted: A quadrilateral agreement between Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the Imamate of Ismailis was signed in August 2000 on setting up a University of Central Asia in the Tajik Mountainous Badakhshon Region]