Uzbekistan News

Uzbekistan weightlifter Ruslan Nurudinov found guilty of doping, disqualified from London Olympics

Nurudinov finished fourth in the 105-kg category in London and went on to win gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics four years later.

Swaraj on 2-day visit to Uzbekistan; to attend first India-Central Asia Dialogue

The Foreign Minister of Afghanistan will also participate in the dialogue as a special invitee for the session dedicated to connectivity issues in the region, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.


India, Uzbekistan to deepen defence, counter-terrorism ties

The two sides agreed to hold joint military training exercise in the area of counter-terrorism, cooperate in the field of military education and military medicine, set up Joint Working Group to support and sustain enhanced, mutually-beneficial defence-related activities.

International delegates to embark on ‘Gandhi trail’

Among those visiting the state include deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Sukhrob Kholmuradov and ministers from 46 other countries. They will visit Punsari village, Dandi Kutir and Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, and Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad

Uzbekistan: Imam sacked after urging president to lift ban on hijabs, beards

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who came to power in 2016, has relaxed restrictions on religious freedoms as part of his campaign of liberal economic and political reforms. But his government stopped short of lifting a decades-long ban on religious clothes and attributes.

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

Saipov's was at least the fourth deadly attack abroad by an Uzbek national or ethnic Uzbek this year, and his actions have highlighted the outsized influence the Central Asian state of 32 million people has had on global jihad in recent months.


Uzbekistan jails ex-president's daughter Gulnara Karimova

In a statement, the organised crime unit of the Prosecutor-General's Office said she was a member of an organised criminal group that controlled assets worth more than USD 1.3 billion in 12 countries. It said these included London properties worth 22.9 million pounds (USD 29.95 million) and hotels in Dubai worth USD 67.4 million.

Uzbekistan has first election since Soviet-era ruler's death

Under authoritarian leader Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan's relations with its ex-Soviet neighbors were strained by disputes over water, energy and other issues.

Sunday Story: That girl from Uzbekistan

She was happy to be in India and in love. “They had no reason to kill her,” says the mother of 27-year-old Uzbek dancer, who was abducted and later found dead in a Haryana village on November 16.

Vegetarian fare & Bollywood songs mark PM Narendra Modi's Uzbek banquet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to 5 central Asian countries and Russia.

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Jet set go! PM Narendra Modi embarks on six-nation tour

Apart from visiting 5 central Asian nations, PM Modi will be flying down to Moscow for the BRICS summit.