Sources: Along with prime minister’s post, RPA determined to make some other staff reshuffles – Sharmazanov taking parliament speaker’s position, Haroutiunyan going back to the justice ministry, while Sargsyan to engage in diplomacy
. Committed to the principles of corporate social responsibility, Rostelecom has been providing a number of educational establishments in Abovyan with free superhigh-speed Internet services since March 1, the press service of the company reports.
The Yerevan Brandy Company (YBC) is number one brandy producer in Armenia and number one exporter. This is how France's Ambassador to Armenia Henri Reynaud expressed his attitude towards the YBC's activity and the trust relationship between the French Embassy and the YBC at today's press conference dedicated to the memory of the well-known French industrialist Paul Ricard. He added that the YBC is the key sponsor and a zealous patron of the French Embassy.
A public interest group "Internal National Liberation Movement" has emerged recently and demands the government to compensate high gas tariffs for the population. At present Armenia imports Russian gas for $189 per 1000 cu m on the border (internal tariff of Russia), while consumers are supplied with gas for $393 per 1000 cu m. Starting July 2013 gas tariff for the Armenian consumers grew by 30%.
The residents of Aparan and Tsaghkahovit can make use of VTB Bank's services at renovated branches at 14, Baghramyan Street and 9/4, Bzhshkyan Street, respectively.
On March 31 the Armenian National Service for Seismic Protection registered a 2.6-magnitude earthquake with its epicenter in Amasia.
Today the Constitutional Court (CC) of Armenia continues the hearings on the lawsuit, pursuant to which several provisions in the controversial Law On Funded Pensions,in particular, its mandatory component, are contested. The lawsuit was filed by the four non-coalition parliamentary forces - ARFD, Armenian National Congress, Prosperous Armenia Party and Heritage party.
The anti-frost program of the Agriculture Ministry of Armenia proved useless, as heavy snow and cold weather hit the country causing real damage to blossomed apricot and other trees and plants, the Ministry says in a press release.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia (MES), as of 11.00am on March 31 there are heavy-going roads in the country.
Residents of some buildings in Amiryan Street in Yerevan gathered in front of the president's residence on 26 March demanding their houses back.
President of the League for Protection of Drivers Tigran Hovhannisyan demands resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan for the fact that the Government has facilitated the procedure of licensing of taxi services.
A middle-aged man holding a knife entered the NA entrance, raised his shirt, and he threatens to stab himself, if nobody gives him money, 26 March.
The total of 88,7% of Yerevan residents are against introduction of the obligatory accumulative pension system, Director of the Armenian office of Gallup International Association, Aram Navasardyan, said at today's press-conference when presenting the results of the public opinion poll held among 1066 Yerevan residents.
The Trial Court of Yerevan's Center and Nork Marash communities has found guilty all the six suspects of Vahe Avetyan's murder and has sent them to jail for 12 years.
Armenian Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan decreed dismissing Rector of the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) Ara Avetisyan according to his resignation notice. By another decree, Hovhannes Tokmajyan has been appointed acting rector of the same University, the press service of the Ministry reports.
Ameriabank, jointly with Visa International and FIFA World Cup Brazil, has announced a campaign for the most active Visa card holders.
Today Armenian parliament approved in the first reading the draft law permitting to air alcohol ads from 10p.m. to 6a.m..
Non-availability of the relevant law hinders effective fighting domestic abuse, co-chair of the "Resource centre of women" NGO, Lara Aharonyan, told ArmInfo correspondent.
A man in years has tried to fire himself in front of Armenia's Finance Ministry.
After the Indoor Market scandal, Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan should have tendered her resignation, architect Sashur Kalashyan said in a press conference on 6 March.
Gazprom Armenia CJSC reports that under the natural gas delivery agreement, the gas consumers can dial a telephone hotline number (010 29-49-46) if they have any suggestions, complaints or disputable problems.
The healthcare system of Armenia faces a ridiculous situation. A couple of days ago the media outlets reported that from now on citizens will have to pay for inpatient treatment of pregnancy pathologies. In addition, some medical services at polyclinics will also be on a paid basis. The idea to introduce such a mechanism of payments was conditioned by the anti- corruption fight, strange though it may seem.
No criminal case has been instituted in relation to the situation around Araratcement Plant, Prosecutor General of Armenia Gevorg Kostanyan told journalists on Thursday.
My son should be brought to responsibility for his misdeed, Armenian Minister of Sport and Youth, world famous weightlifter Yuri Vardanyan told journalists on Feb 26.
Some 41,770 births (22,200 boys and 19,570 girls) were registered in Armenia in 2013 (1.7% less than in 2012), with the birth rate having dropped by 0.2% to 13.8 per mille.
He also petitioned for seizing the property and the accounts of the six defendants in the case and Ruben Hayrapetyan, the owner of the Harsnakar restaurant Avetyan was killed in in June 2012/
Armenia is an aging country and without a pension reform, it will not be able to pay pension to the future pensioners, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said at the 3rd annual pension forum, Friday.
Most of the trees around the Opera House have long been replaced by cafes. And now the corrupt municipal authorities and their business friends are aiming at one of the last green spots left in the area, the We Are the Owners of Our City action group reports says Facebook.
French Ambassador to Armenia Henri Reynaud met with reporters, Thursday. According to the ambassador, France is on the 3rd position in the world in terms of the number of foreign students. Nearly 300,000 students from many countries study at France's universities and high schools. Ambassador Reynaud spotlighted France's first position in the EU by the number of Armenian students. In the educational year 2011-2012, there were nearly 1,000 Armenian students in France.
"People in Armenia care for every 5,000 drams. This amount covers their transport costs, for instance. Families need this 5000 AMD now and not in 20-30 years," Nshanyan said.
Road Police of Armenia has disseminated a statement wherein it urges the citizens to properly register their car purchase-and-sale deals to about fines for not having motor third-party liability insurance policies. This is how the Police responded to numerous complaints of citizens who are reluctant to pay fines for sold and even disposed cars.
Armenian Police Head Vladimir Gasparyan has charged the Road Police to help citizens in registration of sold or abandoned vehicles, the Police press-service told ArmInfo.