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31/07 15:13 "Wake up, Armenia!" Movement to Inform of its Further Actions on Aug 1

"Wake up, Armenia" movement that is demanding the reverse of the energy price hike decision will inform of its further actions on Aug 1, David Sanasaryan, a member of the movement, told ArmInfo journalist.

Ashot Manucharyan: Constitutional reforms are continuation of absolute plunder

The constitutional reforms are just legalizing the plunder Armenia has faced for over 20 years, says Ashot Manucharyan, member of the Karabakh Committee, ex-interior minister, advisor to the first president of Armenia for national security.

"Wake up, Armenia!" movement condemns illegal actions of Police

"The Armenian police keep hindering the sit-in against the rising electricity tariffs. So, the police violate Article 24 of the Law on Freedom of Assembly by infringing the right to peaceful rallies," the movement says in a statement.

Distinguished Railroadmen Awarded ahead of Railway Worker's Day

On July 31 distinguished railroadmen of South Caucasian Railway have received awards ahead of Railway Worker's Day. The awards ceremony took place at the SCR headquarters. The employees received certificates, nominal watches, and prize money.

Zhamanak newspaper: Electric Networks of Armenia CJSC to have a new owner by October 2015

During a meeting with his circle of close associates, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan specified the name of the new owner of the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) CJSC.

4-5-point earthquake registered in north of Armenia

The Seismic Protection Service of the Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations reports that a 4-point earthquake occurred in Georgia. It was registered at 10:58 am (06:68 GMT) in Rustavi, Georgia. The hypocenter was at the depth of 10 km. The quake intensity in the epicenter was 5-6 points.

Charges filed against Syunik governor's son

On July 27, the Investigative Committee of Armenia filed charges against Syunik province governor's son Tigran Khachatryan, who was arrested on July 25 over the incident that took place near the Sdghi gyol site.

VTB Bank (Armenia) and UNIstream Launching "Successful Transfer" Offer

VTB Bank (Armenia) and UNIstream are launching a "Successful Transfer" offer for all individuals who transfer and receive money through UNIstream system. The offer will stand starting Aug 1 till Nov 1, 2015.

Winners of Ameriabank's "Banking in Incredible Situations" contest receive GoPro Hero 4 Silver cameras

Ameriabank has summed up the results of the "Banking in Incredible Situations" contest. The award ceremony took place at Ameriabank's head office on July 28. The press office of the Bank has told ArmInfo that Arthur Harutyunyan and Gor Nazaryan gained the first and the second places, respectively. They were awarded GoPro Hero 4 Silver cameras. A total of 43 people with 63 photos participated in the contest.

Last night Azerbaijani armed forces fired over 1,600 shots at Karabakh positions

The press office of the NKR Defense Army has told ArmInfo that last night the Azerbaijani troops fired over 1,600 shots at the Karabakh positions with small arms, as well as 60-mm mine throwers, RPG-7 and AGS-17 grenade launchers.

OSCE MG Co-Chairs hope negotiations over Karabakh conflict settlement will be intensified, Igor Popov says

The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs hope that the negotiations over the Karabakh conflict settlement will be intensified, Igor Popov, Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told reporters in Baku on July 23.

British premiere of Tigran Jukhajyan's "Karine" operetta to take place in London on August 14

The British premiere of Tigran Jukhajyan's "Karine" operetta will take place in London on August 14. Zhirayr Papazyan, the director, has told ArmInfo that the operetta will be staged in London on August 14 and 15. The premiere of "Karine" was held in France in May 2010 at Theatre of Saint-Maur (Paris) and Theatre de L'Odeon (Marseille). In November 2015, the operetta will be staged in Alfortville, France.

Watermelon festival to be held in Yerevan

An annual watermelon festival will be held near the Swan Lake in Yerevan on July 18.

Chkalov village provided with drinking water with VivaCell-MTS support

VivaCell-MTS together with the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) marked the completion of another project of the water supply improvement initiative, jointly implemented in rural communities of Armenia.

Loyal to the best traditions, VivaCell-MTS & Fuller Center for Housing Armenia continue building homes

It has become a pleasant tradition for VivaCell-MTS and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia to get united to build a home every month, the press office of VivaCell-MTS has told ArmInfo. This time VivaCell- MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, staff members from the company and the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team participated in the construction of the half-built house of Kakoyan family from Melikgyugh community of Aragatsotn region.