Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicTurkmenistan

Topic: Turkmenistan

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.

Turkmenistan President unveils giant golden statue of his favourite dog breed

A six-metre golden statue of an Alabai, a home-bred variety of the Central Asian Shepherd dog, has been erected in the country’s capital, Ashgabat.

Turkmenistan ‘avoiding use’ of the word coronavirus, arresting citizens discussing pandemic

According to a report by Reporters Without Borders, the state is saying nothing about coronavirus to prevent any kind of awareness of the global pandemic.

‘Humans – A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up’: A book that makes you laugh & think

Tom Phillips’s book makes you ponder beyond rhetoric, while lunatic, eccentric characters from history keep you entertained.

On Camera

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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