Minister for Labor and Social Affairs Artyom Asatryan disclaimed the reports that orphanages "rent" kids to beggars. Talking to reporters on May 29, the minister said the parliamentarians who raise such issues must submit facts, if they have any, to the law enforcement. The minister said he will discuss the issue with Naira Zohrabyan, the head of the Prosperous Armenia Party faction in the parliament, who raised the issue earlier.
Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan has charged the members of the Government to spare funds, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Artyom Asatryan told reporters, on May 29, when asked about acquisition of expensive cars for the Government members and Municipality.
Baku takes reprisals on civil society pursing one goal only - to test the Western response on the fact that numerous journalists, human rights activists and just people whose opinions differ being apprehended, Sergey Markedonov, a famous Russian analyst, said during Caucasus-2014 International Conference in Yerevan on May 26.
There are still corruption elements in the education system, Armenian Minister of Armen Ashotyan said at a press conference on May 25. He added that it is impossible to resolve that problem promptly.
The citizens of Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, who work in Russia, now have the right to receive insurance benefits along with the Russians, Tomsk News Agency reports, citing Vera Timofeyeva, representative of the Tomsk Department of the Russian Social Insurance Fund.
To fight tortures of suspects at the stage of preliminary investigation, a legislative reform is needed in Armenia, Avetik Ishkhanyan, the head of the Helsinki Committee Armenia said at public discussions on the topic "Efficient Investigation in Tortures: Problems in Armenia and International Experience," on May 21.
During the May 21 meeting National Assembly of RA ratified a set of agreements regarding the "Kotayk Sold Waste Management Project". Following the programme European organizations will allocate about 8.07 mln EUR to Armenia for providing municipal organizations with support on garbage collection.
Shots have been fired towards the car of Syunik governor Surik Khachatryan. The police has confirmed to ArmInfo that shots were fired in Goris administrative district at about 18:15 local time. Surik Khachatryan has told the media that shots were fired towards his car - he has not been injured.
Harut Zakaryan, who was attacked in the fight with the involvement of Syunik governor's son Tigran Khachatryan, has been operated on his eye in Moscow. However, the situation was so grave he lost eye, the victim's father Gagik Zakaryan has told ArmInfo journalist. He is currently at Russian hospital with his son.
Situation in the town of Abovyan has been tense since early morning today, as owners of small stores are concerned over their businesses. The point is that oligarch Gagik Tsarukyan has opened a great mall "Arinj" in the town impeding the trade turnover of small stores.
This year the children of the YMCA Hiroshima Center have sent traditional lanterns made by the hands of Japanese children to honor the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims.
On May 15 "South Caucasus Railways" CEO Victor Rebets has met with Great Patriotic War veterans who are to participate in the social campaign "Train of Friendship of War Veterans Against Nazism", organized by the "Russian Railways" OJSC.
If desired, Gazprom Armenia can reduce the gas tariff for ordinary citizens by $6-$8 per 1,000 cu m. Mikael Melkumyan, Armenian parliamentarian, member of Prosperous Armenia Party faction in the parliament, told reporters on May 15.
2015 Ministerial Conference and Fourth Bologna Policy Forum have kicked off in Yerevan today, on May 14. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan delivered a welcoming speech at the event: "Armenia acceded to the Bologna process back in 2005, and by that it designed a new platform of cooperation opportunities with the European area and attained new mechanisms to take advantage of the best international practices."
Armenia has joined the list of those countries that have the Institute of Directors (IoD). The Armenian IoD was established with the efforts of the Centre for Corporate Governance Foundation. International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, provided advice in corporate governance area. Establishment of Armenian IoD was driven by the necessity to form a professional society of Directors (Member of the Board of Directors, Executive Board Member, Corporate Secretary), strengthening their role, as well as the continuous improvement of their skills and experience.
"South Caucasian Railway" CJSC (UKZHD) has repaired its 94-year-old employee Gerasim Margaryan's house in Solak village (Kotayk region). Gerasim is a veteran of the Great Patriotic War.
"Great Victory Gained by Unity" exposition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War Victory has been launched at Armenian Institute of Tourism in Yerevan
Ministry of Defence RA is bending every effort to punish to the fullest extent of the law those responsible for the death of cadet Haykaz Barseghyan, said deputy minister of Defence Ara Nazaryan at NA on May 6.
On April 30 Transparency International released its report entitled "National Integrity System Assessment Armenia 2014". The report examines anti-corruption mechanisms and safeguards across 13 institutions in Armenia - parliament, president, executive power, judicial system, civil service, law-enforcement agencies, Central Electoral Commission, Ombudsman, Chamber of Control, parties, media, civil society and business.
Gas tariff for ordinary consumers may be reduced only if the exchange rate of the US dollar reaches 416 drams. Vardan Ayvazyan, the head of the Parliament Committee for Economic Affairs, the head of the ad hoc committee on the gas supply, told reporters, on April 30.
Maria Guleghina, world famous opera soprano of Armenian Origin has visited the Yerevan Brandy Company, according to ARARAT Yerevan Brandy Company's official page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ARARATMuseum).
On April 24 evening, the lights of the Eiffel Tower and Coliseum were turned off from 10 pm to 10:15 pm (at midnight Yerevan time) to mourn the deaths of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished during the Genocide in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.
Google has honored the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims placing on the "am" zone a black ribbon with a note "In memory for the Armenians killed 100 years ago."
The band's free concert "Wake Up the Souls" commemorates the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in the early 20th century. The huge screens on the stage were demonstrating animation banners telling the history of the Armenian Genocide.
The concert of the world-known System of a Down rock band has started in Republic Square in Yerevan in the heavy rain. The band's free concert "Wake Up the Souls" commemorates the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in the early 20th century.
Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I has arrived in Armenia bringing with him the relics of the Armenian Genocide martyrs from the Chapel of the Holy Martyrs' Altar of the Great House of Cilicia.
On April 22 , in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians offered a Vigil Service, in preparation for the Canonization of the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
Armen Yeritsyan, Armenian Minister of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations, said at today's session of the Government that the Abovyan mayor's office has been vacant since Karapet Guloyan, the former mayor, was appointed as governor of Kotayk marz of Armenia. So, Guloyan's powers as the mayor of Abovyan have been terminated ahead of time.
Musicians of Armenian descent from the best world orchestras have founded an interim band "Armenian Orchestra of the World", which will give a concert at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris to commemorate the Armenian Genocide Centennial. The conductor is Alain Altinoglu, world known French conductor of Armenian descent. The concert seeks to become the symbol of Pan-European and world unity in the fight against denial of the Armenian Genocide.
Soldier Artyom Tovmasyan (born 1995) died in the accident of "Ural" military vehicle. The RA Ministry of Defence reports that 3 more soldiers have been taken to Central military hospital.
On April 15 "Memorial" alley established by Ucom employees opened in Tsitsernakaberd. The company noted that the alley stretches along the road of the Genocide Museum and the grove leading to the Sports and Music Complex. 999 trees have been planted in the alley.