Uzbekistan`s aging leader dances ahead of presidential vote

Post-Soviet Uzbekistan`s strongman President Islam Karimov danced off rumours that ill-health might derail his imminent re-election bid Saturday during a state celebration of the Nowruz holiday marking the beginning of spring.

Uzbekistan launches `morality` crackdown on Internet cafes

 Authorities in Uzbekistan tightened control over Internet cafes in the capital Tashkent on Wednesday in a bid to stem the impact of "violent and immoral" web content and video games on children.

Uzbekistan to hold presidential vote in March

Uzbekistan said on Friday that the next presidential elections in the tightly controlled Central Asian state would take place in March next year.

North Korea hails world champion Yang Kyong Il
North Korea hails world champion Yang Kyong Il

North Korea has feted wrestler Yang Kyong Il at a reception to celebrate his gold medal at the world championships in Tashkent and said his success had been built on the "wise leadership and deep loving care" of leader Kim Jong Un.

Japan pin-up wrestler feared baldness after hot water `attack`
Japan pin-up wrestler feared baldness after hot water `attack`

Japan`s wrestling pin-up Sosuke Takatani feared he could go bald after a rival poured a kettle of hot water over his head at the world championships in Tashkent, local media reported on Friday.

Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt to skip Wrestling World Championships

Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games.

Uzbekistan supports South Korea`s `Eurasia initiative`

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov expressed support Tuesday for South Korea`s "Eurasia initiative" aimed at boosting economic and trade ties with energy-rich Central Asian nations.

Indian judokas head to Uzbekistan for CWG preparation

An eleven-member Indian judo team, including six women, has left for Uzbekistan to participate in a training program as part of its preparations for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.

Time-travel through Indian history in Uzbekistan

On a trip to the less explored Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, Vidya Srinivas, finds that you can`t ignore the Indian connection and the blue tiles colouring several of its monuments.

Air India plane diverted to Tashkent due to medical emergency

An Air India plane to New York from here with 253 people onboard was diverted to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, due to a medical emergency.

Indian doctors gave smile to 61 Uzbek nationals

In goodwill gesture, a 10-member medical team, which included four surgeons, has conducted free-of-cost corrective surgeries on 61 Uzbekistan nationals suffering from cleft lip and palate in Tashkent.

Indian weightlifters book two quota places for Youth Olympics

Indian weightlifters earned two quota places in boy`s category for next year`s Youth Olympic Games in the recently-concluded World Youth Championships at Tashkent, Kazakhstan.

India win a silver in World Youth Weightlifting

Jamjang Deru gave India the first medal in the World Youth Weightlifting Championships as he won a silver in the 50kg boys category on the opening day at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.