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People wear protective face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at an annual food fair in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan October 17, 2020. Signs read: "COVID-19. Wear a mask". REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev/File Photo(REUTERS)

Kazakhstan detects possible Covid variant in its biggest city

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 02:30 PM IST
Full genome sequencing tests will be needed to see whether the infections were caused by the British, South African or Brazilian variant, the ministry said in a statement.
An aircraft is seen at Almaty airport, Kazakhstan. (Representational )
An aircraft is seen at Almaty airport, Kazakhstan. (Representational )

An-26 aircraft crashes while landing at Kazakhstan's Almaty airport, 4 dead

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 06:22 PM IST
  • It was unclear how many people were on board or if there were any casualties.
Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places(Photo by Sarang Pande on Unsplash)
Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places(Photo by Sarang Pande on Unsplash)

Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 07:46 PM IST
While suspension of international commercial passenger flight services have been extended till March 31, tourism body in Goa suggests government to form travel bubbles with Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, other CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, the UK, Poland and Finland
Kazakhstan Ambassador to India Yerlan Alimbayev said Kazakhstan is producing three vaccines, that are in Phase II and III.(ANI)
Kazakhstan Ambassador to India Yerlan Alimbayev said Kazakhstan is producing three vaccines, that are in Phase II and III.(ANI)

Ready to procure Covid-19 vaccines from India after dialogues, says Kazakh envoy

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:18 PM IST
There have been several queries regarding Indian vaccines being exported to other countries. Reports are there that several countries have expressed their interest to procure India’s vaccine.
In 2003, the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed a decree temporarily suspending the death penalty.(AP representative image)
In 2003, the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed a decree temporarily suspending the death penalty.(AP representative image)

Kazakhstan ratifies international protocol to abolish death penalty

Nur-Sultan | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 02:34 PM IST
The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights commits its signatories to ensuring the abolition of death penalty within their jurisdiction, with the exception of war time.
Russia to resume flights with Belarus and others from next week amid Covid-19(Twitter/eTurboNews)
Russia to resume flights with Belarus and others from next week amid Covid-19(Twitter/eTurboNews)

Russia to resume flights with Belarus and others from next week amid Covid-19

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Throwing its borders open, Russia will resume flights with Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and South Korea from next week
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the state sovereign wealth fund backing the vaccine’s development, signed its first export deal with Kazakhstan in August.(REUTERS)
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the state sovereign wealth fund backing the vaccine’s development, signed its first export deal with Kazakhstan in August.(REUTERS)

Russia’s RDIF to sell 32 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Mexico firm: Reports

Moscow | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Russia registered its first vaccine candidate, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, in August. Late-stage trials of Sputnik-V, due to involve 40,000 participants, were launched on August 26.
Medical specialists wearing protective equipment work at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing facility in Almaty, Kazakhstan July 8, 2020.(REUTERS)
Medical specialists wearing protective equipment work at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing facility in Almaty, Kazakhstan July 8, 2020.(REUTERS)

‘Unknown pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan could be Covid-19, says WHO

London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 02:57 PM IST
WHO official Dr Michael Ryan says the world health body was working with local authorities to review X-rays and look at the pattern of pneumonia cases to see if they were consistent with Covid-19.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wearing a protective face mask participates online in the unveiling ceremony of a monument to Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first president of Kazakhstan, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.(via REUTERS)
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wearing a protective face mask participates online in the unveiling ceremony of a monument to Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first president of Kazakhstan, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.(via REUTERS)

Kazakhstan denies China’s advisory of pneumonia deadlier than coronavirus

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The Kazakhstan health ministry acknowledged the presence of “viral pneumonias of unspecified etiology,” but denied that the outbreak was new or unknown.
Many organisations including Kazakhstan’s health department are studying the “virus of this pneumonia”. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Many organisations including Kazakhstan’s health department are studying the “virus of this pneumonia”. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

China warns of ‘unknown pneumonia’ deadlier than Covid-19 in Kazakhstan

Beijing | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The “unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, including 628 people in June alone”, the Chinese embassy in the central Asian country said in a statement on its WeChat platform.
A plea bargaining is an arrangement between the prosecutor and accused whereby the latter pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A plea bargaining is an arrangement between the prosecutor and accused whereby the latter pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Markaz meet: 91 from 21 countries get bail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur granted bail to the accused on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each.
Kochi: Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, at the airport in Kochi, Thursday night, May 7, 2020.(PTI)
Kochi: Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, at the airport in Kochi, Thursday night, May 7, 2020.(PTI)

India to expand ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ beginning May 15

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:13 PM IST
A total 64 flights carrying approximately 15,000 returnees from 12 countries are expected to land at 14 airports across India from May 7 to 15 as part of phase one of the mission.
Vikas Krishan (69kg) after his victory against Ablaikhan Zhussupov of Kazakhstan.(PTI)
Vikas Krishan (69kg) after his victory against Ablaikhan Zhussupov of Kazakhstan.(PTI)

Injured Vikas Krishan forced out of Asian Qualifiers final; ends with silver

Amman, Jordan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 11:26 AM IST
Vikas Krishan sustained a cut on his left eyelid in the second round of the bout before claiming a split decision victory. He, along with seven other Indians, secured a Tokyo Olympics ticket by making the semifinals of the ongoing qualifiers
Kazakhstan is also among the world’s top 20 countries by female participation in chess.(academyofchess.kz/Instagram)
Kazakhstan is also among the world’s top 20 countries by female participation in chess.(academyofchess.kz/Instagram)

Kazakh chess queens inspire new generation

Reuters | By Tamara Vaal
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Kazakhstan is also among the world’s top 20 countries by female participation in chess, according to a study by Australian grandmaster David Smerdon.
Russia's Karen Khachanov reacts.(AP)
Russia's Karen Khachanov reacts.(AP)

Karen Khachanov reaches Dubai Championships second round

Dubai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:49 PM IST
Novak Djokovic faces Tunisian Malek Jaziri later on Monday in his first match since winning a record-extending eighth Australian Open earlier this month.
Jitender Kumar in action against Amit Dhankar during the 74kg trial final bout to qualify for the Asian Championship.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Jitender Kumar in action against Amit Dhankar during the 74kg trial final bout to qualify for the Asian Championship.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Asian C’ships: Jitender ensures place in Indian team for Olympic Qualifiers by reaching final

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 03:47 PM IST
After winning his Qualification bout rather easily, Jitender just about managed to win his following bouts against Iran’s Mostafa Mohabbali Hosseinkhani (2-2) and Mongolia’s Sumiyabazar Zandanbud (2-1).
The Olympic flag (L) and the logo of the Tokyo 2020.(AFP/Getty Images)
The Olympic flag (L) and the logo of the Tokyo 2020.(AFP/Getty Images)

China will enter Olympic qualifier: Asia chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 11:37 PM IST
United World Wrestling (UWW), the world governing body, said on Wednesday that China will compete in next month’s Asian Olympic qualifier.
Ashu beat Syria’s Abdulkarim Mohammad Al-Hasan 8-1.(Twitter)
Ashu beat Syria’s Abdulkarim Mohammad Al-Hasan 8-1.(Twitter)

Asian Wrestling C’ships: Ashu reaps early bird virtue in Greco-Roman

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy and Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Ashu defeated Syrian Abdulkarim Mohammad Al-Hasan 8-1 while Kundu dispatched Japan’s Nao Kusaka 8-0 in the first period. The other bronze was won by Hardeep, who edged past Beksultan Shamsiddinov 3-1.
Exploring Kazakhstan, things to do when you travel and more.
Exploring Kazakhstan, things to do when you travel and more.

Glistening with oil money: Exploring Kazakhstan, things to do when you travel and more

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Geetika Jain
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 03:27 PM IST
Kazakhstan’s allure lies in its other-wordly landscapes, traditional culture and its futuristic new capital, Nur-Sultan.
Police and rescuers work on the site of a plane crash near Almaty International Airport, outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.(AP photo)
Police and rescuers work on the site of a plane crash near Almaty International Airport, outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.(AP photo)

Kazakh plane with 100 on board hits concrete wall after takeoff, 15 dead

Almaty | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 10:04 PM IST
At least 14 people were killed, and 22 have been hospitalised in grave condition, the Almaty mayor’s office said.
Astana's Antonio Rukavina celebrates with teammates.(REUTERS)
Astana's Antonio Rukavina celebrates with teammates.(REUTERS)

Europa League: Astana fight back to beat youthful Manchester United 2-1

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 11:31 PM IST
United captain Jesse Lingard fired them ahead in the 10th minute with a fizzing low shot from 20 metres before Dmitri Shomko and a Di’Shon Bernard own goal turned the match on its head shortly after halftime.
Representative image: File image of Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal.(AFP)
Representative image: File image of Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal.(AFP)

Davis Cup: ITF nominates Nur-Sultan as venue for India and Pakistan tie

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 11:14 AM IST
The Independent Tribunal of the ITF endorsed the decision taken by the Davis Cup Committee on November 4 that the tie should be shifted to a neutral venue, keeping in mind safety and security of players and officials.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

Indian women clinch five gold, two silver for men at Asian Youth Boxing Championship

Ulaanbaatar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 03:45 PM IST
Naorem Chanu (51kg), Vinka (64kg) Sanamacha Chanu (75kg), Poonam (54kg) and Sushma (81kg) fetched the yellow metal for the country in a phenomenal sweep.
Indian boxer Pooja Rani (81kg)(PTI)
Indian boxer Pooja Rani (81kg)(PTI)

Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold at Olympic Test event for boxing

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 02:58 PM IST
Apart from Pooja Rani, Shiva Thapa too bagged gold for India in the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo.
Sharvan seeded second for the tournament.(WFI)
Sharvan seeded second for the tournament.(WFI)

Sharvan seeded second as India gear up for U-23 World Wrestling Championships

Budapest | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 06:47 PM IST
Sharvan, who remains one of India’s key medal hopes, will take on the top seed Rifat Saibotalov of Kazakhstan for a place in the quarter-finals.
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during his match against Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.(REUTERS)
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during his match against Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas.(REUTERS)

Shanghai Masters: Roger Federer beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas in opener

Shanghai | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 06:23 PM IST
The 38-year-old Swiss won 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) and plays Belgium’s 13th seed David Goffin or Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the last 16.
File image of Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Wrestling TV)
File image of Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia.(Wrestling TV)

World Wrestling Championships: India’s best-ever medal haul coincides with record viewership

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 11:10 PM IST
Bajrang Punia secured his third medal at the prestigious event, Vinesh Phogat added another feather to her illustrious resume by winning her maiden medal.
The Forensic experts said that the mobile exploded in the early hours of the morning after overheating.(HT Photo/Representative Image)
The Forensic experts said that the mobile exploded in the early hours of the morning after overheating.(HT Photo/Representative Image)

Teen dies in her sleep after charging phone explodes

Kazakhstan | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Alua Asetkyzy Abzalbek, 14, went to bed listening to music at her village home in Bastobe, Kazakhstan. The next morning, she was found dead after the phone’s battery is said to have exploded close to her head, according to media reports.
File photo of Pablo Carreno Busta.(AP)
File photo of Pablo Carreno Busta.(AP)

Pablo Carreno Busta wins first ATP title in over two years

Chengdu, China | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 06:07 PM IST
The triumph in China was his fourth career crown and comes after Carreno Busta struggled with a shoulder injury earlier this year.
Bajrang Punia of India reacts as he won the bronze medal.(AP)
Bajrang Punia of India reacts as he won the bronze medal.(AP)

Not even an Olympic medal will heal World C’ship semifinal loss: Bajrang Punia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 07:18 PM IST
The 25-year-old from Haryana, who had claimed bronze and silver in the last two editions, lost to local favourite Daulet Niyazbekov in the 65 kg semifinal following some debatable decisions by the judges in Kazakhstan.
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