Azerbaijan

  • Five sentenced for attacking, robbing Indian expatriate in Dubai May 22, 2014

    Dubai: Five foreigners, including two women have been sentenced by a Dubai court for up to three years in jail for attacking and robbing a 24-year-old Indian in Dubai, a media report said. The Indian salesman was punched and hit with a lamp before the assailants fled with his...
  • Anand draws with Mamedyarov in round seven of Tal Memorial June 22, 2013

    Moscow: World champion Viswanathan Anand put an end to two straight losses and settled for an easy draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the seventh round of Tal memorial chess tournament. After losing to Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in fifth and American Hikaru Nakamura in sixth round, Anand had an easy...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Teimour Radjabov; joint third now May 16, 2013

    Sor Hidle (Norway): World champion Viswanathan Anand outclassed Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan to jump to joint third spot after the seventh round of Norway chess 2013 super tournament, here. It turned out to be a good day in office for Anand as he won an important game with black pieces...
  • One gold for India in Azerbaijan boxing tourney December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Reigning junior national champion Aman Indora (56kg) clinched India's only gold as the country finished third in the A Agalarov Cup youth boxing tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 18-year-old defeated Uzbek boxer Abdujabbarov Azizbek 4-1 in the final to bag the top honours and that too in his...
  • Iran government criticised over earthquake response August 14, 2012

    Dubai: Iran's government faced criticism on Monday over its response to two earthquakes that killed 306 people, with complaints of a lack of tents and about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's decision to go ahead with an overseas trip. Although officials announced on Sunday, less than 24 hours after disaster struck, that search...
  • Sharifov wins men's wrestling 84kg gold August 12, 2012

    London: Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan won an Olympic wrestling gold medal in men's 84-kilogram freestyle, beating Jaime Yusept Espinal of Puerto Rico 6-1, 2-0 on Saturday. Sharifov, the defending world champion, beat American Jake Herbert in a quarterfinal that led to a post-match dispute between U.S. coach Zeke Jones and officials. Sharifov...
  • Iran earthquake kills at least 180, injures 1,300 August 12, 2012

    Tehran: The Iran state TV on Sunday raised the toll from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the northwest of the country to at least 180 people dead and more than 1,350 others injured. The news report said that at least six villages were totally leveled in the quake on Saturday, and...
  • Olympics: Asgarov wins Olympic wrestling gold August 12, 2012

    London: Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan won the Olympic wrestling gold medal in men's 60-kg freestyle, upsetting Besik Kudukhov of Russia 1-0, 5-0. Asgarov, the junior world champion from 2011, beat American Coleman Scott in the semi-finals and took down Kudukhov, the four-time world champion, in the finals. Kudukhov settled for bronze in...
  • Are men's boxing matches in Olympics rigged? August 11, 2012

    London: Serious questions about the authenticity of scoring in the Olympic men's boxing are raised following a string of contentious decisions. The murmurs of skulduggery gained steam last Wednesday when Azerbaijan took on Japan. The Azeri bantamweight Magomed Abdulhamidov was declared winner despite being knocked down six times in the final...
  • India's win over Azerbaijan fails to hide the chinks December 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The movie Chak De India drew a lot of attention to women's hockey. Now the Indian women's team has won an international title defeating Azerbaijan in the final of the four-nation tournament. Playing after a break of two months, the Indian team managed to get its act together against...
  • India win four-nation women hockey tournament December 5, 2007

    New Delhi: India rode on Mamta Kharab's solitary goal to beat Azerbaijan and win the Lal Bahadur Shastri four-nation women's hockey tournament here on Wednesday. In the keenly fought final at the Shivaji Stadium, the Indian skipper scored from a penalty corner in the 51st minute to script the hosts' victory. The...
  • India meet Azerbaijan in women's hockey final December 5, 2007

    New Delhi: India fought back to hold Azerbaijan to a 1-1 draw in their last round robin outing and set up a title clash with the same rivals in the Lal Bahadur Shastri four-nation women's hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in Tuesday on Tuesday. The Indian eves conceded the lead...
  • Azerbaijan wants to host 2016 Olympics April 9, 2007

    Masally (Azerbaijan): Azerbaijan has applied to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, President Ilham Aliev said on Monday. Opening a sports complex in the city of Masally, 240 kilometres south of the capital Baku, Aliev said Azerbaijan was the first former Soviet republic to formally express an interest in holding the Games. "A...
  • Ronaldo scores twice in Portugal win October 8, 2006

    Oporto (Portugal): Winger Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal beat Azerbaijan 3-0 in their Euro 2008 Group A qualifier on Saturday. It was Portugal's first win in two qualifiers following a 1-1 draw in Finland last month. They meet Poland away on Wednesday. Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari told RTP...