Turkmenistan

Airport in Kazakh capital renamed after President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Astana; The airport in oil-rich Kazakhstan`s capital Astana has been renamed after long-reigning President Nursultan Nazarbayev, state media reported on Wednesday, citing a government resolution th

Jun 21, 2017, 10:52 AM IST

Turkmenistan leader sworn in after crushing electoral victory

 Isolated Turkmenistan's strongman Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was sworn in today in a grand ceremony after securing over 97 per cent of an almost uncontested vote at the weekend.

Feb 17, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

Turkmenistan opens first rail link with Afghanistan

A train pulling 46 freight cars completed the 3-kilometre journey from Turkmenistan`s Imamnazar customs point to Akina in Afghanistan.

Nov 28, 2016, 15:25 PM IST
Uzbekistan buries late strongman Islam Karimov

Uzbekistan buries late strongman Islam Karimov

Uzbekistan bade farewell to President Islam Karimov at a high-security funeral on Saturday, after his death plunged the country into the greatest period of uncertainty in its post-Soviet history with no clear successor to the iron-fisted ruler.

Sep 03, 2016, 14:22 PM IST

Turkmenistan pardons over 600 prisoners, including 26 foreigners

The ex-Soviet country, which rights groups regularly list as one of the world`s least free states, often carries out pardons ahead of major state holidays.

Jul 02, 2016, 14:30 PM IST
TAPI project: Pact inked for $200 million investment in studies

TAPI project: Pact inked for $200 million investment in studies

Shareholders of the Turkmenistan- Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Pipeline Company Limited on Saturday signed an agreement to invest USD 200 million in studies and engineering for the USD 10 billion project to transport natural gas to energy-hungry countries like India.

Apr 08, 2016, 17:57 PM IST

Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests

Turkmenistan has passed a law making HIV tests mandatory prior to marriage, state media reported on Wednesday, in a sign the reclusive Central Asian state fears the spread of a disease it has always downplayed.

Apr 06, 2016, 20:22 PM IST

First train from China to Iran stimulates Silk Road revival

First cargo train from China to Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday, indicating a milestone in reviving the "Silk Road", which has opened a new chapter of win-win cooperation between China and Iran.

Feb 16, 2016, 02:18 AM IST

Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Turkmenistan to attend TAPI event

The Vice President will also participate in events marking the 20th anniversary of Turkmenistan's status of permanent neutrality.

Dec 11, 2015, 23:42 PM IST
John Kerry on mission to reassure nervous Central Asia

John Kerry on mission to reassure nervous Central Asia

The Central Asian economy has already taken a hit from falling oil prices and the knock-on effect of international sanctions against their former Soviet master Russia.

Oct 31, 2015, 11:00 AM IST
Indian football team stuck in Ashgabat due to bad weather

Indian football team stuck in Ashgabat due to bad weather

The Indian senior national football team got stranded in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan because of bad weather.

Oct 09, 2015, 21:27 PM IST
Indian football team practices ahead of World Cup qualifier

Indian football team practices ahead of World Cup qualifier

The Indian football team had their first practice session here on Tuesday evening. The second practice session, the official one a day prior to the match, is slated for Wednesday.

Oct 06, 2015, 22:20 PM IST
Turkmenistan clash crucial for India: Sunil Chhetri

Turkmenistan clash crucial for India: Sunil Chhetri

Following three consecutive defeats in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes the coming away match against Turkmenistan on October 8 will be crucial -- if India has to bag at least a point.

Sep 21, 2015, 15:26 PM IST
Another Games, another Chinese city: Sole bidder Hangzhou awarded 2022 Asiad

Another Games, another Chinese city: Sole bidder Hangzhou awarded 2022 Asiad

The Chinese city of Hangzhou was on Wednesday awarded the 2022 Asian Games, organisers and the official Xinhua news agency said, as Beijing seeks more international sporting events on its soil.

Sep 16, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Secretive Turkmenistan`s Silk Road heritage kept under wraps

The towering minaret and mausoleums of Konye-Urgench in isolated Turkmenistan cut striking forms against the desert sky, yet few foreign visitors make it to a site once at the centre of the Islamic world.

Jul 17, 2015, 09:49 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Tajikistan

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Tajikistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Sunday evening in the Tajikistan capital, on the final leg of his Central Asia tour.

Jul 12, 2015, 22:17 PM IST
Kyrgyzstan a key part in India's Central Asia vision: PM Modi

Kyrgyzstan a key part in India's Central Asia vision: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, making his penultimate stop in Kyrgyzstan as part of his tour of Central Asian countries, said on Sunday that his visit demonstrated the importance that India attached to new level of relationship.

Jul 12, 2015, 20:22 PM IST
India, Kyrgyzstan strengthen defence ties: As it happened

India, Kyrgyzstan strengthen defence ties: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to the martyrs in Kyrgyzstan by laying wreath at the Victory Monument in Bishkek.

Jul 12, 2015, 09:46 AM IST

After Turkmenistan, PM Modi leaves for Kyrgyzstan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left Turkmenistan for Kyrgyzstan, the penultimate stop of his Central Asian tour.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:41 PM IST
Terror, climate change biggest problems for world: PM ​Modi in Turkmenistan

Terror, climate change biggest problems for world: PM ​Modi in Turkmenistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday termed terrorism and climate change as the biggest problems faced by the world saying the solutions to these can be found in Mahatma Gandhi's life and ideals.

Jul 11, 2015, 18:00 PM IST