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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 »

Residents tear down garages to make way for kindergarten

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By M.ZOLJARGAL A new kindergarten opened this week in 19th khoroo of Bayangol District, through a joint cooperation of the government and residents. The space the kindergarten was built on was previously occupied by private garages of 16 residents in the neighborhood who all permitted demolition of their properties for the public kindergarten. A total [...]

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Court jails corrupt immigration officer

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By M.ZOLJARGAL State Senior Immigration Officer J.Puntsag stood trial on Monday and was sentenced to one year and six months in prison for receiving bribery from a Chinese businessman. The Independent Authority Against Corruption initiated a criminal case for J.Puntsag for a bribery of five million MNT from vice director of China-funded company CRCG on [...]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Pedestrians, drivers, and passengers at risk on Mongolia’s roads

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By M.ZOLJARGAL  Since January 1, 2015, six people have died and 155 more were injured in traffic accidents. Four of the fatalities were adults and two were young children. A collision over the weekend resulted in two deaths and many more injured. Drivers and transportation companies are being held accountable and warned of the risk [...]

January 18th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Two Chinese residents in Ulaanbaatar killed in a robbery

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The General Police Department received a murder report on Sunday night where two Chinese traders were found dead in their residence. Approximatelly 700 police officers and investigators in Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan-Uul and Selenge Provinces worked together on tracking suspects and caught four suspects who were carrying the 210 million MNT they stole from their [...]

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

‘Je suis Charlie’ memorial held in Mongolia

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By M.ZOLJARGAL A group of Mongolian journalists and those who support freedom of expression paid tribute on Friday to the 12 people killed at the offices of the Paris-based satirical weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo on January 7. Journalists, administrators of press unions, delegates from the Embassy of France in Mongolia, and free speech supporters held [...]

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

37 million MNT worth of hay rots in storage

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By M.ZOLJARGAL A recent inspection of Tuv Province Council revealed that around 15,000 packs of worth up to 37 million MNT that were stored away hay have gone bad. Around 30 to 40 percent of the total hay, or 4,500 to 6,000 packs, have been completely decayed as they were preserved in a very contaminated [...]

January 9th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Dead girl’s attacker sentenced to three years in prison

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Citizen G.Altankhuu who was accused of murdering his girlfriend was acquitted, but received a three year sentence for intentionally causing major injuries on Monday. The District Criminal Primary Court No.2 announced the sentence after many murder and injury trials. The trial was previously rescheduled several times but was postponed until Monday at G.Altankhuu’s [...]

January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

Digital database created for weather and climate reports

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The archive of the National Agency for Meteorology, Hydrology, and Environmental Monitoring has recently been digitized as part of a project funded by grant aid from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). A total of 3.7 million pages of paper documentation of past reports on weather and climate in Mongolia have been digitized for [...]

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

Recent census finds 70 supposedly stolen historic artifacts

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By M.ZOLJARGAL A recent state census conducted at the National Museum of Mongolia (NMM) revealed 2,387 unregistered artifacts, stored in the archive of the museum. Among them, 70 were the artifacts which were reported missing or smuggled. Archive Chief of the NMM B.Enkhbat was found guilty of stealing and smuggling 448 types of 1,024 artifacts, [...]

December 28th, 2014 | Posted in Domestic | Read More »

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