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Turkmenistan wants to close 'Gates of Hell' gas crater

  • Turkmenistan's president has said he wants to close a popular tourist attraction known as the "Gates of Hell." The site is a spectacular natural gas crater that has burned for decades.
Turkmenistan wants to close 'Gates of Hell' gas crater(Alexander Vershinin/AP/picture alliance )
Turkmenistan wants to close 'Gates of Hell' gas crater(Alexander Vershinin/AP/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 09, 2022 09:01 AM IST
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Modi meets leaders of 5 Central Asian nations

Modi spoke of the importance of India’s relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan when the foreign ministers of the five countries jointly met him.
Modi “emphasised the importance that India attaches to its long-standing relations with [the] Central Asian countries, which are part of its ‘extended neighbourhood’”, an official statement said. (PTI)
Modi “emphasised the importance that India attaches to its long-standing relations with [the] Central Asian countries, which are part of its ‘extended neighbourhood’”, an official statement said. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 02:01 AM IST
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These countries reported ‘zero’ Covid-19 cases. How true are their claims?

North Korea told the World Health Organisation in June that it tested more than 30,000 people for Covid-19 till that month but found not a single case of the virus. The isolated and secretive state has banned tourists and severely restricted cross-border traffic and trade to stop the virus.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pictured here in this file photo released by state media KCNS. North Korea is one of the nations which reported ‘zero’ Covid-19 cases in the nearly two years since the pandemic began. But experts have expressed their concerns regarding these claims. (File Photo )
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pictured here in this file photo released by state media KCNS. North Korea is one of the nations which reported ‘zero’ Covid-19 cases in the nearly two years since the pandemic began. But experts have expressed their concerns regarding these claims. (File Photo )
Updated on Sep 28, 2021 09:46 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Turkmenistan ruler creates new national holiday to honour local dog breed

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April.
The statue of the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog is seen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(AP)
The statue of the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog is seen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.(AP)
Published on Jan 27, 2021 09:18 PM IST
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