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Jenna Lee Thompson speaks about her bike travels through Europe and Asia


By E.KHISHIGJARGAL Former Peace Corps volunteer Jenna Lee Thompson gave a speech at the American Corner in Ulaanbaatar about her bike trip around the world on Tuesday. Thompson, who is from a small town in South Carolina, spent seven months cycling alone through Asia and Europe, with “four bags and a bicycle”, as she puts [...]

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

J.Tsogt: I disagree with traditional meteorological principles

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN World Meteorological Day was observed on March 23, commemorating the convening of the World Meteorological Organization in 1950. On this special day, the Head of the Weather Forecasting Section of the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (IHMEM) of Mongolia, J.Tsogt, was interviewed about his career as a meteorologist. Happy World [...]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Prime Interview | Read More »

There’s nothing to it: Yadaad baikh yu baisan yum


By Mishell Hernandez  “Through others, we become ourselves.” –Lev S. Vygotsky Unless I make a grammatical mistake or don’t catch a cultural reference, Mongolian people usually assume I’m full Mongolian, born and raised. But when they ask me where in Mongolia I’m from, which school I attended, or who my parents are, I go through [...]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

EBRD issues loans with domestic currency


By Ch.KHALIUN While the MNT exchange rate is weakening, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has made a popular decision to start a loan program based on domestic currency. Analysts say the program will be important for attracting investment to Mongolia, increasing the amounts of loans issued, ensuring the sustainability of the nation’s [...]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Business & Economics | Read More »

First rain of the year falls in Khuvsgul Province


By M.ZOLJARGAL Khuvsgul Province’s Khatgal soum, where Khuvsgul Lake is located, had the first rainfall of the year in Mongolia on Wednesday evening. International weather forecast agencies confirmed that a mix of light snow and rain will fall today in Ulaanbaatar. Western and central regions will experience snow and rain in upcoming days as well, [...]

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

Ch.Saikhanbileg: Management not politics should navigate universities and hospitals

Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg says politics should not be involved in the appointment of heads of public hospitals and universities.

By E.OYUNDARI Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg met with Minister of Education, Culture and Sciences L.Gantumur and Minister of Sports and Health G.Shiilegdamba in the weekly governmental meeting “Hours of Resolution”, held on Wednesday, to give them directions in their sectors. “There is a morbid phenomenon that ministers, appointed as a result of political elections, change the [...]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Southgobi Sands loses appeal in tax evasion case


By B.DULGUUN The Court of Appeals ruled on the overturning of a guilty verdict for Southgobi Sands LLC (SGS) on charges of tax evasion on Wednesday, and made a decision to uphold the initial verdict of the Second District Criminal Court. The initial verdict found U.S. citizen Justin Kapla, Philippine nationals Hilarion Cajucom Jr. and [...]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Privatization of public hospital management to become reality

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Trans. by E.Khishigjargal The health sector has seen a decline in the last twenty years. Under the central government, health policy and the medical services of public hospitals have hit an all-time low, while doctors fail to fulfill their oaths for the sake of money. The way out of this situation is privatization. Sixteen years [...]

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

The true cost of legislation

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Trans by B.NARANTUYA According to a 2008 resolution from the State Great Khural on its law formulation project, 10 million MNT is allocated to each member of Parliament each year to develop new legislation. Five million MNT is allotted to members for business trips, which are supposed to provide an opportunity for them to share [...]

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

The simplicity of ‘Affection’


By B.NARANTUYA B.Undram is presenting her first solo exhibition, “Affection”, at the Lilium Gallery & Lounge, through April 3. The exhibition includes oil paintings with bright colors and bold sketches. The artist says that the exhibition is all about the connection between visitors and the paintings. In the theory of art studies, this connection is [...]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Culture | Read More »

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