SAIL sings a MoU with Mongolia

SAIL sings a MoU with MangoliaIndia’s steel major, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) said on Friday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the authorities in Mangolia allocation of coking coal mines, setting up mineral processing units for iron ore and coal as well as the establishment of steel producing units in the country.

“The MoU envisages exploration of opportunities for investments to be made by SAIL either individually or in consortium with other entities to develop mineral processing/steel manufacturing facility in Mongolia,” SAIL said in a statement.

Russia and Mongolia plan closer cooperation

Russia and Mongolia plan closer cooperationUlaanbaatar, Mongolia  - Russia and Mongolia signed a series of agreements on the "development of a strategic partnership" during a two-day visit by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to the capital Ulaanbaatar ending Wednesday.

Medvedev met with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Prime Minister Sanjaagiin Bayar and Speaker of Parliament Damdin Demberel.

Regional security issues, tensions on the Korean peninsula, improving infrastructure and mining raw materials were on the agenda.

Russia and Mongolia plan closer cooperation

Russia and Mongolia plan closer cooperation Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a series of agreements with Mongolia on the "development of a strategic partnership" during a two-day visit to the capital Ulaanbaatar ending Wednesday.

The areas of cooperation include railways and uranium mining

The reason for the visit was the 70th anniversary of the Soviet-Mongolian victory over the Japanese army in the Battle of Khalkhyn Gol at the beginning of the Second World War in 1939.

UN chief to visit China, Mongolia - climate change on agenda

UN chief to visit China, Mongolia - climate change on agenda New York - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit China and Mongolia this week for talks on climate change and other global issues, a UN spokeswoman said Monday.

Ban will be in Beijing on Friday to meet with President Hu Jin-tao and other high-ranking government officials, and will visit the ancient city of Xian on Saturday, said Marie Okabe.

During his stay in China, Ban will participate in climate change events, including one on energy efficient technology, Okabe said.

Mongolian president concedes election defeat Eds: epa file photos available

Mongolian president concedes election defeat Eds: epa file photos available Ulanbaatar, Mongolia/Beijing - Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar Monday conceded his defeat in the country's presidential elections, saying he respected the result.

According to preliminary results by the parties, the incumbent lost to former premier Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of the opposition Democratic Party, Enkhbayar's only rival.

Mongolians vote in presidential election

MangoliaUlaanbaatar/Beijing  - Voting in the Mongolian presidential election began Sunday morning, with around 1.5 million registered voters heading to the country's 1,700 polling stations, according to news reports.

Voters will make the choice between incumbent Nambaryn Enkhbayar of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party, and former prime minister Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of the Democratic Party, according to China-based news agency Xinhua.

Largest herd of gazelles sighted in Mongolia

London, May 13 : A mega-herd of a quarter of a million Mongolian gazelles has been seen gathering on the country’s steppes, which is estimated to be the largest herd of gazelles ever recorded.

According to a report by BBC News, the biologists who saw it estimate it contained perhaps a quarter of all Mongolian gazelles on the planet.

“It was stunning,” said Kirk Olson of the University of Massachusetts, US. “I don’t know if I was surprised or simply blown away by what we came across,” he added.

Olson and colleagues based in the US and Mongolia have published details of the epic gathering in the journal Oryx.

Germany and Mongolia to cooperate on UN peacekeeping

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - Germany and Mongolia agreed Friday on a comprehensive military partnership during a state visit by German President Horst Koehler to the Asian country.

Both countries said they want to collaborate in the future on UN peacekeeping missions and agreed to regular meetings between their governments.

Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar said there would be a "new level" of relations with Germany that would further foster Mongolian-German cooperation.

Germany's government is also interested in investing in Mongolia's mining sector and sent a delegation there last month.

Mongolian opposition blocks opening of new parliament

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia's newly elected parliament was unable to convene Thursday when the members of the largest opposition party refused to be sworn in.

Tsakhia Elbegdorj, head of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), justified the parliamentary boycott three weeks after the elections by claiming election fraud.

He claimed that all suggestions by the DP to solve Mongolia's post-election crisis in a conciliatory manner had been ignored.

Five people were killed in unrest after the June 29 elections in the country of 2.6 million inhabitants.

The DP accused the ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) of fraud and demanded the resignation of the government and the election commission chairman.

Mongolian opposition leader quits, announces parliament boycott

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  - Mongolian opposition leader Tsakhia Elbegdorj announced his resignation Friday, three weeks after controversial elections returned the ruling party to power, and said his party would boycott the first session of parliament next week.

Elbegdorj's resignation as head of the Democratic Party (DP) came a day after a failed no-confidence vote against the government led by the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party. Some deputies in his own party had decline to vote for the no-confidence motion.

Victory of ruling party confirmed in Mongolian election

MangoliaUlaanbaatar, Mongolia  - Mongolia's election commission on Monday confirmed the victory of the ruling party in parliamentary elections, two weeks after deadly unrest broke out in the capital amid charges of election fraud.

The Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party won a majority with 39 seats in the 76-member, one-chamber parliament, the commission said.

The Democratic Party garnered 25 seats while the results for 10 other seats remained unclear because votes in three electoral districts had to be recounted, it said.

Calm returns to Ulan Bator under state of emergency

Ulan Bator - Calm has returned to Mongolia's capital Ulan Bator Thursday after post-election rioting alleging fraud left five dead and the imposition of a state of emergency.

Preliminary results released by the election commission indicate that the ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) won 46 of the 76 seats in Sunday's parliamentary elections.

The rival Democratic Party won just 26 seats in the State Great Khural, or parliament. Election observers have reported indications of fraud, including ghosts or absentees who did not live at the registered address.

2 killed in post-poll unrest in Mongolia, state of emergency called

Mongolian President Nambariin EnkhbayarUlan Bator - Mongolian President Nambariin Enkhbayar declared a four-day state of emergency Wednesday amid violent riots in the capital Ulan Bator, that killed two and injured up to 100, according to authorities.

Twenty demonstrators were arrested during the protests alleging fraud in the weekend's parliamentary elections, which focused on how to share the country's mineral wealth, and saw the opposition fare worse than expected.

Unrest after voting in Mongolia, fire in party building

Ulan Bator - Unrest broke out in Mongolia a day after parliamentary elections with supporters of the defeated opposition storming the party headquarters of the ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) and setting the building on fire on Tuesday in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator.

According to witnesses, the MPRP building was laid waste. Clashes also took place in the country's second largest city Darkhan, local reports said.

Tsakhia Elbegdorj, the chairman of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), had earlier accused the MPRP of election manipulation, saying the results are not arrived at honestly.

Mongolia's ruling party frontrunner in early election returns

Ulan Bator - The Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) is the front runner in early returns Monday from the parliamentary election.

According to the early estimates, the ruling MPRP have garnered 40 to 50 of the 76 seats in the State Great Khural, or parliament, after being in a dead heat with the rival Democratic Party going into Sunday's elections.

Mongolia's election commission said about 74 per cent of 1.5 million registered voters cast their ballots Sunday. (dpa)

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