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Minister of Defense reports to the President Commencement of new program of soci...
The RA Minister of Defense Vigen Sarkissian reported to the President of Armenia on the commencement of a new program initiated and tasked by President Sargsyan, on the steep increase in payments of state insurance (a onetime as well as monthly payments) for the families of the servicemen killed or handicapped in military actions or in the course of military duty. The program was developed and brought to its conclusion through the joint activities of the RA Central Bank and Ministry of Social Af...
Karen Karapetyan highlights programs aimed at development of IT sector
The Armenian Government pins great hopes on the IT sector in realizing its vision for groundbreaking reforms, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan said today as he hosted a delegation of IT specialist to discuss plans for an effective collaboration, Tert.am reports. “We, the government officials, are not the ones expected to carry out a revolution. But to encourage the people who work and seek to secure profit, we must direct our subsidies to those who are really successful. What I want yo...
Vitaly Balasanyan appointed NKR National Security Council Secretary
On November 3 President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan signed a decree releasing Viktor Kocharyan from the post of the National Security Councik Secretary and appointed him VIce Secretary of NSC. With another decree the NKR President appointed Vitaly Balasanyan in the post of National Security Council Secretary.  
Azerbaijan violates ceasefire along the line of contact
Azerbaijan's armed forces violated ceasefire along the line of contact 55 times overnight releasing 840 gunshots against Armenian positions from weapons of different calibres. According to a press release by the Nagorno-Karabakh Ministry of Defense, the adversary also used the anti-tank grenade launcher RPG-7 (3-7 mines). To restrain the adversary, the advance military troops of the Defense Army took retaliatory action, confidently continuing their military vigil.
Chinese M20 no competitor to Iskander – expert
Nyut.am’s guest is IA REGNUM military observer, chief editor of New defense order. Strategies magazine Leonid Nersisyan. - At the Airshow China 2016 exhibition China will present new operative military missile system M20. It is called Chinese “Iskander”. Can M20 be really considered analogue to Iskander M. Which is their difference? - It is quite difficult question taking into consideration the small information about “Chinese” products. According to official info...
Food Security State Service director to be repalced
Director of Food Security State Service of he Armenia's Agriculture Ministry Armen Hayrapetyan will resign. According to Nyut.amsource, he will be replaced by head of Natfood meat production enterprise Ishkhan Karapetyan. This replacement is intended to take place on November 1. Though it is not excluded to be stated tomorrow at the cabinet session.  
St.Gregory the Illuminator church consecrated in Koghb village
On October 22 in bordering Koghb village of Armenian Tavush province new church was concecrated. The concecration ceremony was conducted by primate of Tavush Diocese of the Armenian Church Bagrat Galstyan. The construction of the church lasted 6 years and was built with the funds provided by Samson Abovyan and Satenik Nasibyan. They were born in the village and currently live in Moscow.    
Expecting real changes in electoral system naivety - political analyst
Political analyst Hayk Martirosyan said that the opposition does not agree with the results of municipal elections in Vanadzor and Gyumri. “For finding solution to the issue one of the parties must stop its strive to the power. This is the only way to have normal situation,” Martirosyan told Nyut.am. According to the analyst, as to the post-electoral situation, it is not excluded that the situation will calm down but all know  that the mayors have serious deficit of legitimacy ...
Karabakh peace mediators to start regional trip on Oct. 22
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group are arriving in the South Caucasus on Saturday, the US co-chair of the mission, Ambassador James Warlick, said in an exclusive interview with Tert.am. “The co-chairs will be arriving in the region on Saturday,” he said, describing the trip as a good opportunity to follow up on the summit meetings in Vienna and St Petersburg and continue discussions on elements of a settlement.  As for the possible timeframes of new Armenian-Azerbaijani t...
Azerbaijani commandos attempt incursion into Armenian territory
Last night, Azerbaijani troops attempted a commando raid in the eastern and southern directions of the Line of Contact. The advance forces of the NKR Defense Army spotted the Azerbaijani commandos and threw them back to their positions, causing losses. The Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army does not report any losses.The Azerbaijani forces committed over 50 ceasefire violations last night and fired about 2,800 shots at the Armenian positions. In the southern direction, the Azerbaijani troops fi...
Karen Karapetyan’s government plan includes points forwarded by first president
The Armenian National assembly discussed today the government plan. Before it the project was discussed on October 17 at the Republican party Executive Body meeting. An interesting circumstance has been noticed – the government action plan includes two points fixed as a priority in Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s economy restoration plan. One of them refers to the elimination extra budget means and funds of ministries and other state institutions and ratification UN Anti-Corruption Convention...
Armenia needs good advertisement of its military production – expert
 Nyut.am conducted interview with IA REGNUM military observer, chief editor of New defense order. Strategies magazine Leonid Nersisyan. - Recently Armenia’s Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan stated that the army must become locomotive of economy. Does Armenia has necessary potential to make the defense industry leading branch of economy? - During the USSR many factories implementing defense orders were concentrated in Armenia. They were mainly focused on producing electronic devices f...
Atom Janjughazyan appointed first deputy finance minister
Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan appointed Atom Janjughazyan first deputy finance minister.    
French Senate criminalizes Armenian Genocide denial
The French Senate adopted in a secret vote on Friday a bill criminalizing the Armenian Genocide denial, Tert.am reports. The measure was backed by 156 lawmakers attending the debate in the parliament’s upper house. Some 146 senators voted “against”, according to Murad Papazyan, President of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF). The bill, proposed as an amendment to the law on “Equality and Citizenship”, earlier received support by ...
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