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Nazarbayev ally set to win Kazakh presidential election

Nazarbayev, who had run the oil-rich former Soviet republic for almost three decades before stepping down in March, and retains sweeping powers, chose the 66-year-old diplomat as his successor.

Jun 09, 2019, 13:22 PM IST

Kazakhstan president appoints Askar Mamin as prime minister

Kazakhstan`s Mazhilis, the lower house of parliament, quickly approved Mamin`s nomination announced earlier in the day.

Feb 25, 2019, 13:17 PM IST

Kazakhstan president dismisses talk of snap election

Kazakhstan is scheduled to hold both presidential and parliamentary elections next year.

Feb 05, 2019, 17:13 PM IST

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

UN chief congratulates India, Pakistan on full SCO membership

India and Pakistan are now members of the SCO

Jun 10, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

PM Modi, Kazakh President discuss ways to expand bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev here and discussed ways to expand bilateral ties.

Jun 08, 2017, 20:00 PM IST

Kazakhstan Parliament passes reforms reducing presidential powers

Kazakhstan`s Parliament on Monday approved a package of amendments to the constitution to reduce presidential powers in favour of lawmakers and the cabinet, a move that could help lead to an eventual political transition.

Mar 06, 2017, 11:47 AM IST

Kazakh parliament passes reform to constitution

Kazakhstan`s parliament on Friday approved, in the first reading.

Mar 03, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

Kazakh protesters sentenced to five years in jail after land unrest

The court in the western city of Atyrau found the pair guilty on charges of inciting social tensions and spreading false information during the spring protests, Kazakhstan's supreme court said in a statement.

Nov 28, 2016, 16:57 PM IST

Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir

As he laid flowers recently at the grave of Uzbek strongman Islam Karimov, neighbouring Kazakhstan`s President Nursultan Nazarbayev could have been forgiven an extra pause for thought.

Sep 22, 2016, 09:39 AM IST

Uzbekistan interim leader rules out military alliances

Ex-Soviet Uzbekistan`s new interim president Shavkat Mirziyoyev has ruled out military alliances, the government said Friday, following the same course as the late veteran strongman Islam Karimov.

Sep 09, 2016, 16:35 PM IST

Kazakhstan arrests 21 suspected of plotting `terrorist` attacks

Kazakhstan said Wednesday it had arrested 21 members of radical groups plotting terror attacks in public places, after two deadly attacks that fuelled fears of rising extremism.

Aug 31, 2016, 15:40 PM IST

Key world powers need to end double standards on nuke weapons: Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Reaffirming his country's commitment to realizing a world free of nuclear weapons and urging the international community to consider this goal as the main objective of humanity in the 21st century. Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev used the platform of the recently held Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Washington to question the double standards of some world powers on the issue of creating and maintaining their respective nuclear arsenal, while urging other nations to destroy theirs.

Apr 18, 2016, 15:58 PM IST

Voting in parliamentary election begins in Kazakhstan

Voting has begun in a parliamentary election in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, where the governing party is expecting an easy win.

Mar 20, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

World leaders congratulate China for 2022 Beijing Olympics

Leaders of some countries and international organisations have sent messages to China congratulating Beijing on its successful bid to host the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Aug 05, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Some in Almaty cool on 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Kazakhstan is aspiring to host the 2022 Winter Olympics but many in the Central Asian nation view the bid as yet another vanity project of long-ruling President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Jul 28, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

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.

Jul 08, 2015, 10:54 AM IST

Kazakh delegations in Delhi to firm up agenda for PM Narendra Modi's proposed visit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed two-day visit to Kazakhstan in the first week of July, two ministerial delegations from Kazakhstan are in New Delhi presently to firm up the agenda for that bilateral trip.

Jun 17, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

PM Modi congratulates Nursultan Nazarbayev on re-election as Kazakhstan president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wrote to re-elected President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to congratulate him on his fifth consecutive term.

May 03, 2015, 21:11 PM IST

`No genuine choice` in Kazakh presidential poll: OSCE

Western monitors on Monday slammed the lack of choice in Kazakhstan`s presidential election, which was won by incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev with 97.7 percent of the vote.

Apr 27, 2015, 16:04 PM IST