Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan mulls constitution changes extending presidential term

The speaker of ex-Soviet Turkmenistan`s pliant parliament has proposed constitutional changes extending the presidential term limit and removing the maximum age for the presidency, state media reported Friday.

May 29, 2015, 14:18 PM IST

10 insurgents killed in military operation: Afghan official

An Afghan official says that at least 10 insurgents have been killed by government forces in the northwestern province of Badghis near the border with Turkmenistan.

May 20, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif embarks on visit to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan

 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today embarked on a three-day visit to Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan to boost cooperation in the energy and economic sectors with the resource-rich central Asian countries.

May 20, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

Turkmenistan pardons over 1,200 prisoners

The gas-rich former Soviet state of Turkmenistan has pardoned more than 1,200 prisoners in an amnesty, state media reported Saturday, quoting strongman President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. 

May 16, 2015, 18:04 PM IST

SpaceX successfully launches Turkmenistan's first communications satellite

SpaceX on Monday successfully launched a communications satellite for Turkmenistan from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Apr 28, 2015, 10:22 AM IST

Indian women reach Fed Cup final beating Turkmenistan

 Indian women stormed into the finals of the Fed Cup (Group-II) Asia-Oceania tennis tournament here today following another one-sided 2-0 victory over Turkmenistan.

Apr 17, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj discusses TAPI pipeline with Turkmenistan president

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov here and discussed key bilateral and regional issues, including defence cooperation and progress on the ambitious USD 10 billion TAPI gas pipeline project.

Apr 08, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj discusses TAPI pipeline with Turkmenistan president

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov here and discussed key bilateral and regional issues, including defence cooperation and progress on the ambitious USD 10 billion TAPI gas pipeline project.

Apr 08, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

Turkmen students perform Hindi songs for Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on Wednesday enthralled by Hindi-speaking Turkmen students who sang Hindi songs for her from 'Mera joota hai Japani' to the bhajan 'Itni Shakti humein dena data'.

Apr 08, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj in Turkmenistan to hold talks on TAPI, key issues

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to resource- rich Turkmenistan during which she will co-chair a meeting to discuss key bilateral and regional issues, including the USD 10 billion TAPI gas pipeline project.

Apr 07, 2015, 20:18 PM IST

Trans-Afghan gas pipeline may become a reality: Pradhan

Trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline connecting Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India may become a reality soon as negotiation for the ambitious project is at the final stage, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in Lok Sabha today.

Mar 09, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

Asian Olympic chiefs open door to Oceania athletes

Asian Olympic officials have agreed to let countries from Oceania compete at the region`s next indoor Games, a significant move that could open the door for sporting powerhouse Australia to integrate more into Asia.

Sep 21, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

Turkmenistan begins building $1.7 billion gas to petrol complex

Turkmenistan broke ground on Tuesday on a $1.7 billion facility to convert its abundant natural gas into synthetic gasoline.

Aug 26, 2014, 16:51 PM IST

Windsurfing makes waves in Turkmenistan

Better known for its inhospitable desert plains than beach breaks, isolated ex-Soviet Turkmenistan this month welcomed an unlikely group of visitors: a sun-tanned crop of the world`s top windsurfers.

Jul 15, 2014, 12:22 PM IST

Quake hits 123 km west-northwest of port city in Turkmenistan

An earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude struck in Turkmenistan on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Jun 07, 2014, 15:20 PM IST

Army chief defers visit to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

Amid preparations to brief the next government on the issues facing the Defence Ministry and the armed forces, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has deferred his visit to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

May 22, 2014, 22:12 PM IST

Italian diplomat arrested by Philippines: Ministry

An Italian diplomat has been detained by police in the Philippines after allegedly breaching a law protecting minors, the Italian foreign ministry has said.

Apr 07, 2014, 07:15 AM IST

Prasad appointed next Indian Ambassador to Turkmenistan

Senior IFS officer TV Nagendra Prasad has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan.

Feb 28, 2014, 14:13 PM IST

Indian parliamentary team for Turkmenistan

Union Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar is leading an official Parliamentary goodwill delegation to Turkmenistan to attend its national day.

Oct 25, 2013, 23:17 PM IST

Pak to skip US brokered TAPI pipeline talks in India over LoC tensions

Pakistan has refused to participate in talks with India on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.

Aug 23, 2013, 15:31 PM IST