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Policies containing solutions

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN The parliament is discussing a draft resolution submitted by the government about some measures to include in railway policy implementation. According to the resolution, new 1,435 mm narrow gauge track will be laid for routes from Tavantolgoi to Gashuunsukhait, Sainshand to Zamiin-Uud, and Khoot to Bichigt, and new 1,520 mm broad gauge [...]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mongolia’s flourishing football fan base


Why ‘World Cup Fever’ may not end at the final whistle By James Watkins It is impossible to have missed the fervor surrounding the FIFA World Cup in Mongolia, however this is not simply a one-off frenzy. From the numbers of young people sporting Manchester United jerseys around Ulaanbaatar, to the growing memberships of Mongolian [...]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Palestinian reconciliation: Positive, but security cooperation with Israel has costs

The Mark News By Steve Hibbard The Palestinian government that was sworn in on June 2, subsequent to the Fatah–Hamas unity agreement that was signed in April, represents a significant victory for President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s Hamas government was disbanded, and the writ of the Palestinian Authority [...]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

Golden Reel International Underground Film Festival takes place

By B.ERDENESUVD The Golden Reel International Underground Film Festival was held at Student Theater of Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture on June 21. The festival was a day-long event starting from 11 a.m. and ending with an award ceremony at 7 p.m. Many interesting looking people, who were evidently art house movie buffs, [...]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Orange Sessions’ music performances use public spaces to end gender-based violence

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By MARGAUX MAXWELL “It’s past midnight, feel silence surround me, and streetlights shine on me… I just want to see the light in the darkness… keep shining and be my light… be my light and be my love,” passionately sang Mongolian singer-songwriter Chimika in an alleyway. Chimika’s performance is part of the “Orange Sessions”, a [...]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Mongolian contortionists win Silver Mammoth Cup at International Youth Festival of Circus Arts


Trans. by B.BAATAR The 4th International Youth Festival of Circus Arts, also known as Baby Mammoth, took place in Yakutsk, Russia, from June 17 to 21. Guests from 10 countries including Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Russia participated in the festival. Contortionists from Otgoo Studio of the New Circus [...]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Kh.Tsagaanbaatar and G.Otgontsetseg win bronze at Judo Grand Prix

The Judo Grand Prix took place in Budapest, Hungary, on June 21 and 22. The Grand Prix attracted 405 judokas from 53 countries. From Mongolia, 13 judokas competed in this year’s tournament. On the first day of the tournament, State Honored Athlete Kh.Tsagaanbaatar won a bronze medal in the men’s 73 kg contest. He defeated [...]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

President of National Olympic Committee meets athletes

President of the Mongolian National Olympic Committee and advisor to the President of Mongolia D.Zagdsuren and Vice-President of the Committee J.Khatanbaatar received Olympic and world medalists on the occasion of International Olympic Day on June 23. Some 20 athletes were invited to the meeting. The meeting discussed ways medalists can promote their contributions to the [...]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Russian professional coach to train fencers

Mongolian fencers went to Selenge training base in Orkhon Province for a joint training. Some 30 fencers are participating in the training. After the training, the fencers will compete in the Asian Fencing Championship, which is set to take place in Suwon, South Korea from July 2 to 7. After the Asian Fencing Championship, Mongolian [...]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

S.Sugarsuren becomes Asian Fitness Champion


Trans.by B.TUNGALAG The 48th Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from June 19 to 22. The Mongolian team included International Sports Master N.Khurelbaatar, S.Sugarsuren, Ch.Tsogtbaatar, S.Munkhtuya, Z.Uranzaya, D.Ulziikhishig, L.Batbold, M.Baasandorj and O.Bodibold. The athletes competed in 75 kg and 55 kg categories at the Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship. International [...]

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

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