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Former Spymaster detained

B.Khurts, former director of Mongolian’s General Intelligence Agency has been detained by the Criminal Police Department over the ‘torture to confess’ case. He was taken to the 461st Detention Centre last night, where he remains in custody.

On 18 April, the

M.Enkhsaikhan: There is nothing good in the Oyutolgoi agreement

A former Prime Minister, and founder of the National New Party,  M.Enkhsaikhan, answers questions on the current political scene.
The Mineral Council approved the feasibility study of Oyutolgoi last Thursday. Coinciding with this, there was information that a Rio Tinto official

Hakuho wins Osaka tournament without losing a bout

The 69th yokozuna and the second from Mongolia, Hakuho, won the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record on Sunday. He needed a win over fellow Mongolian Harumafuji to stave off a championship playoff against Estonian sekiwake Baruto

Decision on Anod may be left to Parliament

A decision on the widely expected dissolution of Anod Bank has once again been postponed, leaving the bank in business even after March. The Central Bank appointed a Receiver there last November and according to rules, he was to submit

Cook likely to be charged for school food poisoning

The school cook and two others are likely to be charged with criminal negligence leading to the recent food poisoning at the Russian-Mongolian secondary school No.3 in Ulaanbaatar which led to the hospitalization of 236 students and several teachers. The

Baitag-Uliastai port to reopen soon

The suffering of local residents following the closure of the Baitag-Uliastai border post in Khovd is set to end with its likely reopening in April. Heavy snow had made all roads in the area impassable. The closure of the port

Mining laws come in for criticism at conference

Some 400 delegates, including MPs, Government officials, ambassadors, and representatives of mining companies attended a conference on Friday jointly organized by the Ministry for Minerals and Energy, and the Mongolian National Mining Association. Several mining representatives had complaints about recent

USD60 million already lost in dzud

An AFP report has placed the total economic losses stemming from the dzud in Mongolia at already over USD60 million. Nine human deaths have so far been reported — mainly herders who got lost in whiteouts while searching for wayward