Expectant Almaty eyes 2022 Games bid win over Beijing
Expectant Almaty eyes 2022 Games bid win over Beijing

In energy-rich Kazakhstan starry-eyed excitement bumps up against cynical apprehension as residents of the bustling Central Asian hub Almaty prepare to find out on Friday whether their city can edge out Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

WTO formally accepts Kazakhstan as new member

 The World Trade Organization today formally accepted Kazakhstan's bid to join the body, ending nearly two decades of negotiations that the WTO has called among the most difficult in its history.

Almaty narrows gap on Beijing in 2022 Olympics race
Almaty narrows gap on Beijing in 2022 Olympics race

Beijing and Almaty on Monday embarked on a frantic final lobbying campaign for the 2022 Winter Olympics ahead of a decision this week on the winner.

Indian women's wrestling team finish second in Kazakhstan
Indian women's wrestling team finish second in Kazakhstan

The Indian women's wrestling team warmed-up for the upcoming World Championship in style, finishing second in the fifth Senior International Wrestling Tournament -- Cup of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan -- here.

Bernard Tomic spurns Tennis Australia olive branch
Bernard Tomic spurns Tennis Australia olive branch

Bernard Tomic`s rift with Tennis Australia looks unlikely to end any time soon after the player said he had no interest in clear-the-air talks until the governing body resumed funding of his sister, Sara.

Lleyton Hewitt seals dramatic comeback for Australia to reach semis
Lleyton Hewitt seals dramatic comeback for Australia to reach semis

Tennis warhorse Lleyton Hewitt clinched a fighting comeback from 0-2 down to lift Australia into the semi-finals of the Davis Cup in Darwin on Sunday.

India to build a 'strategic uranium reserve'

After a record production this year, India is working on creating a 'strategic uranium reserve' to ensure its atomic power reactors do not face shortage of the crucial nuclear fuel.

Davis Cup: Britain on verge of semis, Belgium, Argentina cruise through
Davis Cup: Britain on verge of semis, Belgium, Argentina cruise through

Great Britain edged closer to their first Davis Cup semi-finals in 34 years on Saturday while 28-time champions Australia stayed alive in their quest to make the last four.

Davis Cup: Hewitt-Groth keep Aussies alive with doubles win
Davis Cup: Hewitt-Groth keep Aussies alive with doubles win

Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth kept Australia alive in their Davis Cup World Group quarter-final against Kazakhstan with a fighting doubles victory in Darwin on Saturday.

Thanasi Kokkinakis wins singles berth for Aussies against Kazakhs
Thanasi Kokkinakis wins singles berth for Aussies against Kazakhs

Teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis has beaten big-serving Sam Groth for Australia`s second singles berth in the Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan starting Friday, a tie overshadowed by off-court controversies in the lead-up.

PM Modi pitches for expanding scale of cooperation with Tajikistan
PM Modi pitches for expanding scale of cooperation with Tajikistan

On the last leg of his eight-day six-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a strong pitch for taking India's ties with Tajikistan to newer heights in diverse areas.

China welcomes Pakistan's entry into SCO

 Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Friday that Beijing welcomed Pakistan`s upcoming entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Indo-Pak conflict can be stumbling block for SCO: Think tank

As India and Pakistan are set to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Chinese analyst has said while their entry could improve the image of the bloc, any major confrontation between the two could be a stumbling block for its future.

PM Narendra Modi should not lie to please a foreign country: Shankersinh Vaghela

Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not lie to please the people of Kazakhstan.

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PM Modi arrives in Russia to attend BRICS, SCO summits
PM Modi arrives in Russia to attend BRICS, SCO summits

After visiting two Central Asian countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Wednesday on a three-day trip during which he will attend the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summits.

India, Kazakhstan sign five key agreements to bolster ties

India and Kazakhstan on Wednesday inked five key agreements including a defence pact to enhance military cooperation and a contract for supply of uranium after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev held comprehensive talks in which they decided to actively engage in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

PM Modi gifts Kazakh President books relating to religions born in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gifted Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev a set of books relating to religions born in India.

Kazakh visit has been short, memorable and rewarding: PM Modi
Kazakh visit has been short, memorable and rewarding: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described his visit to Kazakhstan as short, memorable and rewarding, adding that the two countries have shared perspectives on many issues.

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