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Mongol Rally 2014 is the last for Mongolia

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Mongolia to welcome the Mongol Rally for the tenth and final year Around 500 adventurists in 300 “unusual for travelling” cars gathered at Hyde Park in London, for the launch of the 2014 Mongol Rally and set off to Mongolia on Saturday, July 20. They are due to arrive in Ulaanbaatar on August 31, after [...]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Ulaanbaatar’s only rollercoaster operates with faulty brakes

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Trans. by M.ZOLJARGAL The Ulaanbaatar City Specialized Inspection Agency inspected the maintenance of the rollercoaster at the National Amusement Park early this week and detected several safety issues. The rollercoaster was installed at the park last year and was tested and approved by the State Special Commission on April 16, 2014. However, the on-site inspection [...]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Update on accidents caused by recent rain and thunderstorm

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Trans. by M.ZOLJARGAL Heavy rain and thunderstorm hit not only Arkhangai Province’s Khashaat soum, but also Ulaanbaatar and Tuv Province on Saturday night, leaving several houses roofless and one dead in lightning strike. The man who was struck by lightning was a 28-year-old and died on impact. Several children aged between six and 13 also [...]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

New Tarbosaurus Bataar postage stamps released

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Trans. by M.ZOLJARGAL The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism and Mongol Post launched new postage stamps featuring Tarbosaurus Bataar at the Central Dinosaur Museum (CDM) on Thursday. The stamps are 25.5 х 34 mm and come in a range of values from 200 MNT to 1,000 MNT. Mongol Post artist Ch.Bat-Erdene drew the Bataar [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Corruption trial for 54 university officials postponed

On Wednesday, the District Primary Criminal Court no.1 was originally set to hold the trial for former director of the School of Trade at the National University of Mongolia B.Javkhlantugs and 53 other university officials for receiving bribery from students, but postponed the trial date to August 13. The Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC) and [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Health agencies warn consumers about false bioactive natural product advertisements

By B.ULZIINEMEKH The Ministry of Health and State Specialized Inspection Agency (SSIA) are warning the public to read and learn about bioactive natural products before purchasing them. Following an inspection of 30 local importers, officials noted that the companies were found to have failed to monitor side effects, maintain the quality of the products, and [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

UB’s drinking water source threatened by poor sewage system of Urgakh Naran town

A total of 432 households in Urgakh Naran apartment town in 11th khoroo of Bayanzurkh District have been living in contaminated environment for a while as Blue Sky Partners LLC, the company responsible for sewage management of the apartment town, hasn’t been fulfilling its duties. The town is not connected to central sewer pipelines and [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Former Mayor receives prison time for illegal privatization

Trans. by M.ZOLJARGAL The trial of former Ulaanbaatar City Mayor Ts.Batbayar and three other state officials accused of the abuse of authority and massive financial losses for the state through the illegal privatization of state properties took place on Tuesday. The court sentenced Ts.Batbayar, who was also Chief of the Property Privatization Commission at the [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Byant-Ukhaa 1 District housing auction delayed

Trans. by B.ERDEM The second round of bidding for properties at the newly constructed Buyant Ukhaa 1 District was originally scheduled for July 25, at 3:00 PM, but was delayed due to numerous requests from a pool of 323 potential bidders. Buyant Ukhaa 1 District will provide housing for 1,764 families. The National Housing Corporation, [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Student-soldier project begins

Trans. by D.SERGELEN The student-soldier project was initiated by Mongolian President Ts. Elbegdorj and 418 freshmen student-soldiers from 42 institutes and universities have joined the program. Student-soldiers were called for military service on June 16, and they will finish serving in the armed forces on August 15. Within two months, they will be transferred to [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

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