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32 killed as Islamic State terrorists riot in Tajikistan prison

The ministry said the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat as terrorists armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and fellow prisoners.

May 20, 2019, 12:03 PM IST

India U-23 team knocked out of AFC Under-23 Championship Qualifiers

Daler Yodgorov's 30th-minute strike and Solehov's 85th-minute goal proved to be the difference between the two sides as India succumbed to their second defeat of the qualifying campaign.

Mar 24, 2019, 20:32 PM IST

Football: India U-23 colts face Tajikistan in a must-win match

The India colts had lost to defending champions Uzbekistan in the first match.

Mar 23, 2019, 15:25 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind reaches Tajikistan, signs key MoUs in several fields

This is President Kovind's first visit to Central Asia.

Oct 08, 2018, 15:18 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind on 3-day visit to Tajikistan

In his visit to Central Asia, President Ram Nath Kovind left for a three-day visit to Tajikistan on Sunday. The President will hold diplomatic talks with the top leadership of Tajikistan, in an effort to strengthen India's ties with the Central Asian country. 

Oct 07, 2018, 15:06 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Tajikistan

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Tajikistan from October 7 to 9 in what will be his first visit to Central Asia, it was announced on Saturday.

Oct 06, 2018, 22:47 PM IST

Taliban kill 16 Afghanistan police personnel

One policeman was injured and six others were reported missing after the clash.

Jun 28, 2018, 15:46 PM IST

Earthquake jolts Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, tremors felt in north India

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Tajikistan near the Afghanistan border on Wednesday.

May 09, 2018, 16:25 PM IST

India U-16 football team to play in 4-nation meet

The Indian colts will face Jordan, hosts Serbia and Tajikistan on May 9, 11 and 13, respectively.

May 01, 2018, 15:16 PM IST

Bengaluru FC fail to reach AFC Cup final

Needing to overturn a 0-1 first leg defeat in their away match on September 27, Bengaluru conceded a goal as early as the fourth minute when the Tajikistan side scored through a penalty converted by Nuriddin Davronov.

Oct 18, 2017, 22:10 PM IST

United States student imprisoned in Iran is scholar, not spy - Colleagues

The Chinese-born US citizen previously worked as a Pashto translator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan and spent time in Uzbekistan while a student at Harvard University.

Jul 18, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

India, Pakistan become full members of SCO

PM Narendra Modi said energy, education, transport, agriculture, security, development and trade would be the top drivers in India`s ties with the SCO.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:35 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif to attend SCO summit in Kazakhstan

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Kazakhstan capital Astana.

Jun 07, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

Tajikistan detains son of defector to Islamic State: Security sources

Tajik security services have detained the eldest son of a former elite police force commander who defected to Islamic State two years ago, suspecting that the young man was going to join his father, security sources said on Wednesday.

May 10, 2017, 18:57 PM IST

India, Tajikistan to help Kabul: President

India and Tajikistan are committed to helping Afghanistan in its peace process, President Pranab Mukherjee has said.

Dec 18, 2016, 15:14 PM IST

Chabahar Port in Iran will boost India's trade links with Tajikistan, central Asia, says PM Modi

The prime minister said India will work on trade and transit linkages with Tajikistan as well as other central Asian nations through the Chabahar Port.

Dec 17, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

Tajikistan President to hold delegation level talks with PM Narendra Modi

President Rahmon will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee.

Dec 17, 2016, 08:41 AM IST

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

Earthquake in Tajikistan destroys 30 homes, school

At least 30 homes and a school were destroyed in an earthquake.

Jul 02, 2016, 15:21 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi meets Belarus, Tajikistan leaders in Tashkent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit here.

Jun 24, 2016, 16:18 PM IST