Russia, 4-ex-Soviet nations finalize new alliance

Russia and four other ex-Soviet nations have completed the creation of a new economic alliance intended to bolster their integration, but the ambitious grouping immediately showed signs of fracture as the leader of Belarus sharply criticized Moscow.

Key Russian allies distancing themselves from Putin?

 Kazakhstan, one of the principal allies of Russia, Monday, renewed its military cooperation with Ukraine, to which it also promised vital supplies of coal.

Over 4000 MT uranium imported for nuclear reactors since 2008: Govt

 New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) Around 4458 metric tonnes of uranium has been imported to fuel nuclear power reactors in the country since 2008, the government on Thursday said.

Five envoys present credentials to Prez Pranab Mukherjee

Envoys of Bangladesh and four other countries Tuesday presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee.

Kazakhstan`s Almaty seeks place in Olympic history
Kazakhstan`s Almaty seeks place in Olympic history

Inspired by the success of neighbours Russia in staging the Olympics in the southern resort city of Sochi, Kazakhstan has set its sights on hosting the 2022 Winter Games in its former capital of Almaty.

First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight
First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight

History will be made Monday with the first ever Italian female astronaut set to go into space for a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).

Soyuz spacecraft brings three ISS crew members home

The landing module of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft, carrying a Russian cosmonaut and two of his International Space Station (ISS) crewmates, touched down in Kazakhstan, media reported Monday.

International Space Station crew safely returns to Earth after 165-day mission
International Space Station crew safely returns to Earth after 165-day mission

After a a 165-day mission, three International Space Station (ISS) crew members of Expedition 41 have landed safely in Kazakhstan.

Aleksander Nedovyesov top seed, Somdev Devvarman third at Pune ATP Challenger
Aleksander Nedovyesov top seed, Somdev Devvarman third at Pune ATP Challenger

World No 118 Aleksander Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan has been given top billing at the KPIT -MSLTA ATP Challenger tennis tournament commencing here Monday.

Marin Cilic to meet Roberto Bautista-Agut in Moscow`s final
Marin Cilic to meet Roberto Bautista-Agut in Moscow`s final

US Open champion Marin Cilic battled back from a set down to advance into the Kremlin Cup final after beating last year`s runner-up Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Czechs cruise to 4-2 win in Euro 2016 qualifier
Czechs cruise to 4-2 win in Euro 2016 qualifier

The Czech Republic cruised to a 4-2 win over Kazakhstan on Monday as the visitors maintained their perfect start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Australia`s Samantha Stosur into Osaka final
Australia`s Samantha Stosur into Osaka final

Former US Open winner Samantha Stosur beat Ukraine`s Elina Svitolina on Saturday to reach the Japan Women`s Open final as she seeks the first successful title defence of her career.

Euro 2016 qualifier: Dutch beat 10-man Kazakhstan with late goals
Euro 2016 qualifier: Dutch beat 10-man Kazakhstan with late goals

The Netherlands grabbed two late goals to snatch a 3-1 home victory over 10-man Kazakhstan having trailed until just past the hour mark in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday.

Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

The Norwegian government rejected Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday amid financial concerns, meaning the candidacy will almost certainly be dropped.

Indian women hoopsters finish 6th
Indian women hoopsters finish 6th

The Indian women's basketball team finished sixth after losing the 5th-6th position classification match to Kazakhstan 47-68 at the 17th Asian Games here today.

Will try to qualify for Rio Olympic Games, says Mary Kom after winning Asiad gold
Will try to qualify for Rio Olympic Games, says Mary Kom after winning Asiad gold

M C Mary Kom added another feather to her already well-adorned cap, becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games after a coming-from-behind win over Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight final here on Wednesday.

Asian Games: 'Magnificent' Mary Kom wins boxing gold medal
Asian Games: 'Magnificent' Mary Kom wins boxing gold medal

Legendary Indian boxer, MC Mary Kom captured her first Asian Games gold medal in the women's flyweight (48-51kg) boxing competition in Incheon Wednesday. Her win came as a huge relief for the Indian contingent following yesterday's heart-breaking lost of team-mate Laishram Sarita.

Asian Games: Golden oldies light up the ranges
Asian Games: Golden oldies light up the ranges

Two veteran sharpshooters in their 40s stood up for the older generation on the shooting ranges, leaving younger competitors behind in the Asian Games on Friday.

China in men's tennis final for first time in 24 years
China in men's tennis final for first time in 24 years

China defeated Japan 2-1 to enter the men's tennis team final for the first time at the Asian Games in 24 years.