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President Ts.Elbegdorj frees former authorities of SouthGobi Sands

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By Ch.KHALIUN In accordance with constitutional rights, President Ts.Elbegdorj issued a decree to pardon a number of convicts this week, including U.S. citizen Justin Kapla, citizens of the Philippines Cristobal David and Hilarion Cajucom Jr., who were convicted of tax evasion charges. President of the Philippines Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III sent a request to [...]

February 26th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Noyon Mountain activists cleared from protest site

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Social media has been flooded with photos and videos of protesters being surrounded by police sent in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning to remove hunger striking protesters, reportedly to deliver them to a hospital for medical treatment, as ordered by the Chinggeltei District Mayor. Six people were on hunger strike outside the [...]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Traditions spanning two millennia

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History of Tsagaan Sar By M.ZOLJARGAL Tsagaan Sar, Mongolia’s traditional new year celebration, has roots dating back 2,000 years, to the Xiongnu Empire (formed in 209 BC), whose residents are believed to be ancestors of modern Mongolians. Tsagaan Sar, which translates to White Month, is now a public holiday that is mostly celebrated as an [...]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Community,Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Giving to ring in the Year of the Blue Sheep

Families from the Songinokhairkan district receive boxes from project donors and volunteers

By MICHELLE BOROK Tsagaan Sar is a distinctive holiday and carries tremendous meaning for Mongolian families around the world. This Tsagaan Sar, families from around Mongolia and around the world helped make the holiday a bit more special for more than 50 families who needed an extra hand to make the holiday complete. While all [...]

February 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Mongolia, Japan sign economic partnership agreement

Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg (left) and Shinzo Abe  (right) on joint statement after signing economic partnership agreement in Tokyo on February 11

By E.OYUNDARI Japan and Mongolia signed a bilateral economic partnership agreement (EPA) on February 11 that will expand trade and enhance strategic partnership between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Prime Minister of Mongolia Ch.Saikhanbileg and his counterpart, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo. Over the next decade, it is expected to [...]

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Shamans pray to protect Noyon Mountain

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Trans by B.NARANTUYA Several days ago, a demonstration took place at Sukhbaatar Square involving over 100 shamans. They expressed their opposition to mining exploration and exploitation at Noyon Mountain, and prayed for the protection of the mountain and performed religious sacraments at the square. The shamans said that they will connect with the sky and [...]

February 12th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Farmers call for dismissal of the Government and Minister of Food and Agriculture

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By Ch.KHALIUN On Wednesday, farmers protested at Chinggis Square, with over ten tractors, two combines, and over 20 tons of wheat, calling for the dismissal of the Government and the Minister of Food and Agriculture. They said that they didn’t organize the protest because of the monetary bonus of 70,000 MNT, but with the aim [...]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

AmCham Mongolia objects to sentencing of former SGS employees

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By Ch.KHALIUN As reported by Bloomberg, Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia Jackson Cox said that following the sentencing of U.S. citizen Justin Kapla to more than five years in prison, that discussions of Mongolia receiving aid from the U.S. should be suspended. Bloomberg reported, “A suspension would be the first [...]

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Mongolian population officially reaches three million

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Mongolia embraced its three millionth citizen on January 24, born in Umnugovi Province, 27 years after registering the nation’s two millionth citizen. The baby who claims the update to the official population of Mongolia is a girl, and her parents are permanent residents of Umnugovi Province’s Dalanzadgad soum. The baby’s father is E.Khatanbold [...]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Chinese company accused of swindling 3 billion MNT

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By B.DULGUUN Mongolian citizen Ulziisaikhan told Unuudur Daily that a Chinese company swindled four million MNT from her, and that many others are getting ripped off for large sums of money. The Chinese company in question, Lin Rui, opened a branch named Mongol Lin Rui in October 2012. The company’s office is located behind the [...]

January 25th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

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