Nvard Arakelyan, Spokesperson for the State Service for Food Safety, told ArmInfo that two employees of the State Service were arrested for an attempt of taking a bribe in exchange for a permission to sell expired food products.
Minister of Urban Development of Armenia Narek Sargsyan promised that "tangible results" in implementation of "Old Yerevan" project will be achieved this year.
Armenia is ranked the 95th out of 168 countries included in the Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 published on January 27.
Ministry of Healthcare of Armenia notes that there is a 3-fold decrease of visits caused by ARVI to the outpatient clinics. According to the Ministry's statement, the number of ambulance call-outs because of acute respiratory viral infections has also declined.
Russian private Valery Permyakov charged with murder of a family of seven persons in Gyumri, Armenia, has pled guilty as charged.
Winter holidays in Armenia's schools prolonged for another week. Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan wrote in his Facebook page that the lessons will start on Fabruary 1. The decision does not relate to HEIs.
H1N1 is raging in Armenia. As of January 20, the flu has killed already 18 people, Armen Muradyan, Minister of Health of Armenia, told reporters, Wednesday.
Minister of Education and Science of Armenia Armen Ashotyan told a news conference on January 20 that the spring holidays in the country have been cancelled as the winter holidays were prolonged by 2 weeks due to ARVI and flu.
Georgia has closed its section of the Bavra customs point on the border with Armenia due to the heavy snow and snowstorm. The Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations has received the relevant alarm from the Armenian Ministry of Finance.
Erebuni-Yerevan 2750 fountain complex will be enlarged by 50 fountains, Mayor Taron Margaryan announced about this during a working meeting, the press service of Yerevan municipality informs.
Assyrians, as a nation are on the verge of extinction and although the attention of the international community has been attached to this problem since the end of 2015 no concrete steps for stopping this process have been taken yet, Senior Researcher at Institute of History of National Academy of Sciences Anahit Khosroyeva announced at a press conference related to the issue of Assyrians in the Middle East in the context of the recent events.
Second trial in the case of Avetisyans' Family murder by Russian serviceman Valery Permyakov started in the territory of the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri today, on January 18.
Businessman Levon Hayrapetyan, defendant in the Bashneft case, does not pled guilty in misappropriation of 700 thsd USD received from ex-senator of Bashkiria Igor Izmestyev's mother, according to RIA Novosti. "I have not committed such crime. I am not guilty," the defendant said after the prosecutor read out the indictment.
Flash OJSC has not yet estimated the losses caused by the fire that broke out at the company's petroleum base (at 4/2, Arin Berd Street) on January 17.
By data for January 14, 948 people applied to hospitals with acute respiratory viral infections, of which 796 are below 18. As many as 422 were hospitalized with pneumonia, of which 199 are below 18. 114 pregnant women were hospitalized with ARVI and pneumonia. 92 people are at the intensive care unit. "Swine flu" took the lives of 11.
By the instruction of Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, on January 16 and 17 (at the weekend) all the health centers under the jurisdiction of the Yerevan Municipality will work in a special regime - from 10 am till 5 pm. The same is true for district doctors and pediatricians.
Winter holidays in Armenia have been prolonged for another week due to ARVI and flu. During the Government's session, Armenian Minister of Health Armen Muradyan suggested prolonging the holidays at schools and pre-school establishments for one more week due to the epidemiological situation in the country. 80% of the ARVI patients are children. The Government has satisfied the proposal.
Municipality of Yerevan made a clarification related to the permission of partial demolition of old (circular) building of Zvartnots airport.
Yerevan municipality has given to Armenia International Airports CJSC permission for partial demolition of the old building of Zvartnots airport. The architects were unhappily surprised with this news, as it turns out the decision was made in December, while the Union of Armenian Architects learnt about it only yesterday.
As of 8:00pm on January 12, ARVI patients at hospitals totaled 799 people, including 684 children and 78 pregnant women. As many as 14 people are connected to breathing machine, with eight cases of "swine flu" confirmed.
As of late December 2015, there were nearly 488.5 thsd citizens of Armenia in Russia, according to the official statistics of the Federal Migration Service of Russia.
Ural Airlines is appointed as air carrier for Kaluga-Yerevan route, Rosaviation published the note of the Russian Foreign Ministry on this on January 12.
As a result of reveal of a criminal scheme by National Security Service of Armenia senior coach of Ulisses Yerevan football club Gagik Simonyan and administrator Ara Azaryan have been arrested.
From December 31 to January 10, the ambulance service of Yerevan received 9,611 calls (830 more than during the same period of 2015), Taguhi Stepanyan, Head of "Ambulance" CJSC, said at a press conference on January 12.
Three cases of H1N1 ("swine flu") variety of A type influenza have been registered in Artsakh (Nagorny Karabakh Republic), according to Karine Badalyan, chief specialist at the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Inspection of the Health Ministry of NKR.
Seismic Protection Service of Armenia registered a magnitude 4.8 earthquake in the territory of Azerbaijan at 6:39am today, on January 12. The earthquake measured 5-6 points in the epicenter. The hypocenter was at a depth of 10km.
Starting January 18, the Road Police in Armenia will be fining drivers for tinted windscreen, the Police press-office reports.
Yerevan Mayor promised to punish Sanitek Company, an operator for garbage collection and removal of snow in Armenia's capital for not fulfilling its contract obligations. Yerevan's Mayor Taron Margaryan announced about this today at the first working meeting of this year.
As of today 855 people are under treatment in the medical centers of Armenia, from which 170 were diagnosed with swine flu. 77 patients having acute respiratory virus infections are in the reanimation and 11 of them are attached to artificial respirators. 4 from these 11 people were diagnosed with swine flu. From 855 hospitalized people 672 are children and 101 are pregnant women. 6 people died from swine flue in Armenia in total.
Health Ministry of Armenia has disseminated a statement wherein it says that there is no influenza epidemic in Armenia. To recall, by data for January 9, 662 people were hospitalized with acute respiratory virus infections (ARVI), including 219 with pneumonia. "At the moment, the situation has not changed significantly. The minister is closely following and controlling the treatment of patients," the Ministry reports.
Hundreds of cars have been stuck on the Georgian Military Highway linking the South Caucasus countries with Russia, as the Georgian authorities suspend traffic due to freezing and high danger of avalanches. Drivers complain of unbearable conditions and greed of some local residents who sell essential goods for extra high prices.