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Law on alcoholic beverage control to be strengthened

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By E.OYUNDARI The Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Sciences held a meeting on Wednesday and discussed the draft bill on Controls on Alcoholic Beverages. However, the committee took a break of five days after discussions calling for stricter controls and legal parameters. The draft was developed and submitted by MP L.Erdenechimeg on [...]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Politics | 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 »

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 »

PRIME MINISTER CH.SAIKHANBILEG DISTRACTED FOR OVER A MONTH

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It has been over month since Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg’s cabinet was approved by the parliament. Having not been able to achieve what they promised to do, the government that offered solutions not only grew bigger, but also became distracted. Meanwhile, the MNT rate against USD, which mirrors how the economy is doing, soared from 1,880 [...]

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

Mongolian manufacturing dreams crushed by the banking sector

Trans. by Ch.KHALIUN If a recent report from the National Statistical Office is correct, it seems that most of the commercial banks in Mongolia might soon close their doors. We can find pawnshops on the corner of every building in every district in Ulaanbaatar, which means that pawnbrokers are seeing strong business while banks suffer. [...]

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

Top morin khuur players awarded

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By B.TUNGALAG The Union of Mongolian Composers, Mongolian National Center for Morin Khuur (horse fiddle), Ikel Morin Khuur Foundation, and morin khuur manufacturer Khan Music awarded nine top morin khuur players of Mongolia on January 22. The top nine morin khuur players were founder of the Mongolian Morin Khuur Ensemble and People’s Artist Ts.Batchuluun, morin [...]

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

Hakuho breaks sumo record for most career titles

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By M.ZOLJARGAL Mongolian Sumo Grand Champion, Yokozuna Hakuho, finished the Hatsu Basho (January tournament) with a perfect score of 15 victories on Sunday, winning his 33rd Emperor’s Cup, which broke the record for most tournaments won set more than 40 years ago. He secured the tournament title two days prior to the end of the [...]

January 26th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

D.Munkhtsetseg: Mongolia receives tons of trash from abroad

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN Where there are people, trash and waste are generated. Reducing and recycling waste is the foundation to a healthier living environment. Professor of the environmental sector of the School of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), D.Munkhtsestseg, gave an interview regarding this topic. Our sources [...]

January 25th, 2015 | Posted in Prime Interview | Read More »

Mongolian Mining Journal names best of the sector

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By Ch.KHALIUN On Saturday, the Mining Journal Awards (MJA) was organized for the fifth time to name the best of the mining sector. The MJA is organized annually by the Mongolian Mining Journal, and based on the independent assessments of judges and total scores, the best are named. Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi JSC was awarded for [...]

January 25th, 2015 | Posted in Business & Economics | Read More »

2015 state budget amendments approved

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By E.OYUNDARI The joint parliamentary session last Friday approved amendments to the 2015 state budget. As MP D.Gankhuyag introduced, the total income of Mongolia’s joint budget is estimated at more than 6.6 trillion MNT, which is equivalent to 27.6 percent of GDP, and the total expenditure of the joint budget is forecasted at over 7.8 [...]

January 25th, 2015 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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