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Thousands join voices against child abuse

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By M.ZOLJARGAL More than 10,000 people mourning for a four-year-old victim of domestic violence gathered at Chinggis Square on Saturday to unite their voices for acting against child abuse. The city residents from various backgrounds, including mothers, members of non-government organizations and government members, all headed to the square to take part in “White Gathering” [...]

March 1st, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Brutal death of young child still under investigation

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Social media has been reporting about the death of a four-year-old girl, who was reported dead on February 21. The girl reported was subjected to domestic violence. Bayanzurkh Police Division No.2 is currently investigating the case and has detained two suspects – the victim’s father and step mother – who the media and [...]

February 26th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Provincial roads reopened

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Several roads on route to provinces from Ulaanbaatar were temporarily closed on Saturday, following a blizzard that blew snow on roads at wind speeds of 18 to 20 meters per second. Roads to Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon and Selenge Provinces were closed at 11:00 p.m. on Friday until 7:00 a.m. the following day, while roads [...]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Blizzard blocks province roads during Tsagaan Sar

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By M.ZOLJARGAL A heavy blizzard on Friday morning blocked roads with snow in Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, and Selenge provinces, also bringing whiteout and conditions and causing massive traffic congestion on the road from Orkhon Province to Ulaanbaatar. Drivers and passengers were stuck on the road for more than four hours as the blizzard blew heavy snow [...]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Two kindergartens open in Ulaanbaatar

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Ulaanbaatar opened two new kindergartens on Wednesday. The construction of the kindergartens were financed through the state budget. One of the buildings was for Kindergarten No.5 in Chinggeltei District whose operation was halted from April as its building was no longer operable. The establishment has resumed operation at the new building. Olon Toosgo [...]

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Doctors successfully perform c-section in a Zavkhan ger

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By M.ZOLJARGAL On-duty doctors and nurses from Khovd Province successfully delivered a baby by c-section in a ger at night in Zavkhan last week, saving both the mother and the child, who were in critical condition. The Khovd Province Regional Diagnosis and Treatment Center (KPRDTC) received an emergency call from a herder family in Onts [...]

February 12th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Fire at Khaan Ger extinguished after ten-hour firefight

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By M.ZOLJARGAL A fire broke out at Khaan Ger restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, at around 3:30 p.m. Firefighters managed to prevent the spread of the fire by 8:30 p.m., and it was fully extinguished after a ten-hour firefight, at 1:49 a.m. A team of 70 firefighters from Fire Division No.10 worked together at the scene [...]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Drug smugglers caught at border

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Several drug smugglers were caught at Buyant-Ukhaa border checkpoint while attempting to smuggle ice (methamphetamine) to Mongolia in late January and earlier this month. Mongolian citizen “L” (names redacted) was caught smuggling 20 grams of ice on February 1, while a group of three Mongolians were arrested with intent to smuggle ice and [...]

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Local journalists to self-regulate Mongolian media

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The Press Council of Mongolia has been recently formed with the aim to self-regulate the local media without dependence to any political or business parties. Its 45 official members held their first meeting with the public on Wednesday and introduced the aim and function of the council, which are to ensure press freedom, [...]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Update on AFCCP activities since the end of 2014

By M.ZOLJARGAL Director of the Agency for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection (AFCCP), T.Ayursaikhan, held a meeting with journalists for the first time since his appointment and reported on ongoing inspections focused on ensuring consumer rights. Lawsuit filed against Energy Regulatory Commission The AFCCP filed a lawsuit against the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Mongolia [...]

January 26th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

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