Wednesday, September 8, 2010

UB Post News 2010.09.08

Links to articles in the UB Post, Ulaanbaatar's English-language newspaper
Website: http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/



HOME NEWS

FRESH SHOOTOUT AT GOLD MINE IN TUNKHEL
VILLAGE 07.09.2010
Gunshots were heard at a local gold mining company located in Selenge province’s Tunkhel village. Shootout took place on September 2 after a clash between environmental activists and security guards. Unlike armed robbery as the local police described, armed men shot mining machineries and damaged vehicles. No one was injured.…

MINING and MINERALS

PETRO MATAD SPUDS DT2 EXPLORATION WELL
03.09.2010
Petro Matad told investors that it has ‘spudded’ its second exploration well on Block XX in Eastern Mongolia. The well will follow-up the Davsan Tolgoi-1 (DT1) oil discovery.

POLITICS

G.ZANDANSHATAR MEETS INDIAN DELEGATION OF SECURITY COUNCIL
07.09.2010
Mongolia and India agrees to expand the cooperation in security and foreign policy, as the result of a visit by Indian intelligence delegation to Ulaanbaatar.

CULTURE & ARTS

ART EXHIBITION KICKS-OFF IN ZANABAZAR MUSEUM
07.09.2010
At the Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum, an exposition called “Khoyor setgel” was opened on September 3. Artists A.Olziijavkhlan and T.Olziijargal displayed about 30 works of art in the exhibition. They graduated from “Od” Institute in 2004.

ENTERTAINMENT

RUSSIAN AND JAPANESE CIRCUS ARTISTS TO PERFORM IN UB
07.09.2010
Interview with D.Zorigt, who is director of the “New Circus Center”

OPINION

BURYATS AND MONGOLIAN BURYATS
07.09.2010
Buryats are the largest Mongolian ethnic group in Siberia. There used to be three administrative units there. The Northern one is Usti Orda Buryat Okrug, which merged with Irkutsk oblast on January 1, 2008. Next is the Republic of Buryatia, which surrounds Lake Baikal. In the Chita region, there was Agiin Buryat Autonomous Okrug, which was merged on March 1, 2008 with Chita oblast, and it became Zabaykalskii Krai.

ECONOMIC
Germany Adds More Euro3 Million
Germany has increased the amount of its official assistance to Mongolia from Euro24.1 million to Euro 27.1 million, announced the visiting German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dirk Niebel when he met with Prime Minister Batbold in Ulaanbaatar.

BUSINESS
ADB Supports Microinsurance for Mongolia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a two-year US$750,000 grant from the ADB-administered Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund to examine market supply and demand for microinsurance in People’s Republic of China and Mongolia. The grant will address policy, regulatory and institutional barriers in the region’s Microinsurance sector.

SPORTS
Mongolian Judo Team Leaves for Japan
Mongolian national judo team has left for Tokyo, Japan to compete in World Judo Championship 2010 on September 4, 2010. The championship will be held at Yoyogi National Gymnasium from September 9 to 13, 2010.

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