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The statue of the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog is seen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(AP)

Turkmenistan ruler creates new national holiday to honour local dog breed

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:18 PM IST
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April.
A view shows a statue of a Turkmen shepherd dog, locally known as Alabai, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(REUTERS)
A view shows a statue of a Turkmen shepherd dog, locally known as Alabai, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(REUTERS)

Giant gilded dog monument unveiled in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat | By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2020 12:19 AM IST
The statue, with a screen showing Turkmenistan’s beloved Alabai dogs in action wrapped around the pedestal, joins another on a different major junction, also coated in gold, of President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov himself, seated on a horse.
Women wearing protective face masks, used as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), walk along the street in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(REUTERS)
Women wearing protective face masks, used as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), walk along the street in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(REUTERS)

Turkmenistan to let WHO conduct independent coronavirus sampling

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 03:18 PM IST
A Saturday state television report showing a teleconference involving Turkmenistan’s leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made no mention of WHO concern over pneumonia cases or Berdymukhamedov’s pledge over sampling.
Customs officials who had seen surveillance footage of the incident suspended him on May 4 and initiated a departmental inquiry.(HT image)
Customs officials who had seen surveillance footage of the incident suspended him on May 4 and initiated a departmental inquiry.(HT image)

Customs lodges complaint against officer for harassing Uzbek woman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 05:50 AM IST
While the woman from Turkmenistan landed at around 1.30am, the Uzbek landed at around 7.30am.
India will take on Turkmenistan to begin their campaign in the 2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifier.(AIFF)
India will take on Turkmenistan to begin their campaign in the 2020 AFC U-16 Championship Qualifier.(AIFF)

India take on Turkmenistan in AFC U-16 Championship qualifier

Tashkent | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The Indian U-16 football team has their plans chalked out for the opener, believes head coach Bibiano Fernandes. India have been pitted in Group B alongside Turkmenistan, Bahrain and hosts Uzbekistan.
India lift SAFF U-15 title.(India Football/Twitter)
India lift SAFF U-15 title.(India Football/Twitter)

India lift SAFF U-15 title with a 7-0 win over Nepal

Kalyani | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 10:29 PM IST
The victory also meant that India are now the most successful team in the tournament’s history -- winning the title for a record third time after previous wins in 2013 and 2017, both of which came in Nepal.
Police said the woman had concealed the jewellery in her footwear.(Sourced)
Police said the woman had concealed the jewellery in her footwear.(Sourced)

Woman held at Delhi’s IGI airport with gold hidden in slippers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 07:43 AM IST
Customs officials said the woman travelling from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, had reached Terminal 3 of Delhi airport on Sunday. Gold worth Rs 25 lakh was found hidden in slippers during frisking and baggage check.
An Iraqi national who had arrived in the city from Kurdistan on Thursday for a medical procedure was conned of $8,000 by two persons who claimed to be police officers.(AP)
An Iraqi national who had arrived in the city from Kurdistan on Thursday for a medical procedure was conned of $8,000 by two persons who claimed to be police officers.(AP)

Foreign national duped of $8,000; third case in 10 days

Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2018 03:01 PM IST
Jawad Hasan Hameed, the Iraqi national, was staying at a guest house in Sector 52, near Artemis Hospital, and is in the city to undergo a bypass surgery at a private hospital.
A Turkmenistan national was allegedly duped of $7,000 by two men in Gurugram(HT File)
A Turkmenistan national was allegedly duped of $7,000 by two men in Gurugram(HT File)

Turkmenistan national duped of $7000 by men claiming to be cops in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2018 03:55 PM IST
In the police complaint, the victim, Shukur Shukuro, said that the accused men were not dressed in uniform but claimed to be police officers.
Bengaluru FC lost the tie 2-5 on aggregate.(AP)
Bengaluru FC lost the tie 2-5 on aggregate.(AP)

Bengaluru FC suffer 0-2 loss to Altyn Asyr FK, out of AFC Cup

Ashgabat | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 10:45 PM IST
Second half goals from Altymyrat Annadurdyyev and Vahyt Orazsakhedov settled the tie in favour of the hosts after the ‘Blues’ found the going tough in attack.
Sushil Kumar lost his qualification round 3-5 to Adam Batirov.(REUTERS)
Sushil Kumar lost his qualification round 3-5 to Adam Batirov.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: Sushil Kumar suffers shock defeat in wrestling

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 01:43 PM IST
Sushil Kumar created two opportunities to score in the second period but could not convert while Adam Batirov did not miss his chances. He led 3-2 with a take down and then pushed the Indian out for a win.
HT Image
HT Image

Six foreign women assault women cops on MG road

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 09:30 PM IST
The six women had been staying in India without visa and other relevant documents, police said
Workers at the Turkmen-Afghan border prepare to weld the first link crossing the frontier during the integration ceremony of the pipeline in Serhetabat, Turkmenistan.(AP/File Photo)
Workers at the Turkmen-Afghan border prepare to weld the first link crossing the frontier during the integration ceremony of the pipeline in Serhetabat, Turkmenistan.(AP/File Photo)

Uzbekistan to join Turkmenistan-India $8 billion gas pipeline project

Reuters, Tashkent | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 11:32 PM IST
Turkmenistan, which sits on the world’s fourth biggest gas reserves and borders Afghanistan, started laying the Afghan section of the pipeline this year which will also cross Pakistan.
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