Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan struggles to accommodate Russians fleeing war amid Putin’s mobilisation order

Russians, who do not need a visa or even a passport to enter Kazakhstan, have fled their homeland since Moscow announced a military mobilisation last week.

How Russia-Ukraine war is leading to Central Asian nations going hungry

Rising food prices—a result of both Western sanctions on Russia and of the integration of national economies—have set the alarm bells ringing across Central Asian countries.

Tokayev’s en masse resignation means Kazakhstan turning into new regional headache for Putin

Neither the resignation nor temporary fuel price caps were enough for the protesters. Russia must maintain regional stability

Kazakhstan unrest matters to India. Afghanistan at stake

The only silver lining for India in the situation in Kazakhstan is that it will possibly complicate China’s plans for Central Asia.

India monitoring Kazakhstan violence, looks forward to early stabilisation, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi assured safety of Indian nationals in central Asian country. Kazakhstan has been witnessing large-scale violence over rising fuel prices.

Russia-led bloc to send troops to Kazakhstan to quell anti-government demonstrations

The protests have led the Kazakh central bank to temporarily halt financial market operations as clashes pose the biggest challenge to the central Asian country’s leadership in decades.

India is dusting off 30 yrs of Central Asia neglect. Delhi is ready with a message for China

The decision to invite the heads of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan has been long in coming. Better late than never.

Climate change, not Genghis Khan, likely responsible for decline of medieval Kazakh city

The Kazakh city of Otrar, once one of world’s most fertile regions, was first lost to drought then to Mongols, unlike what was previously believed.

Kazakhstan dismisses China claim that ‘unknown pneumonia’ in country is deadlier than Covid

Kazakhstan has recorded over 32,000 pneumonia cases between 29 June and 5 July. It’s as yet unclear if all pneumonia cases are linked to Covid.

All you need to know about Nur-Sultan, where India play Pakistan in Davis Cup this week

India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie, earlier scheduled to be held in Islamabad, has now been shifted to the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.