Kazakhstan

  • Federer steers Swiss to Davis Cup semis, Italy edge Britain 07-04-2014 08:58 AM

    London: Roger Federer sealed Switzerland's place in the Davis Cup semi-finals when he completed a comeback win for the hosts over Kazakhstan on Sunday but Britain's last-four hopes were trampled into Italian clay in Naples. France are also in the last four despite looking dead and buried on Friday when...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland trail Kazakhs, Murray puts Britain on brink 06-04-2014 09:33 AM

    Roger Federer's hopes of adding a Davis Cup winners' medal to his vast collection of silverware were hanging by a thread on Saturday after Switzerland fell 2-1 behind to Kazakhstan in their World Group quarter-final tie. The 17-times grand slam champion teamed up with Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka on...
  • Switzerland, Kazakhstan level at 1-1 in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 09:23 AM

    Geneva: Roger Federer eased to victory over Mikhail Kukushkin on Friday, bringing Switzerland level at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Federer's 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win in less than two hours restored order for the 15,000 Swiss fans who saw Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka surprisingly lose the...
  • Missing Malaysian jet may have been flown to Taliban controlled areas 18-03-2014 07:48 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: The most baffling mystery in aviation history continues as search for the missing Malaysian Airliner moves into the 11th day on Tuesday. This even as a report in 'The Independent' has said that the plane was flown towards Taliban controlled areas deliberately. This report comes a day after...
  • Malaysian plane: Kazakhstan join search, countries' tally rises to 26 17-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Kuala Lampur: Malaysia says searches have begun in both the northern and southern corridors of a vast swath of Asia where the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is believed to have ended up. Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says that Kazakhstan joined the search on Monday in the farthest northwest section...
  • Madan Lal bows out of World Boxing Championships 14-10-2013 10:07 PM

    New Delhi: Madan Lal's (52kg) campaign at the AIBA World Boxing Championships came to an end in his very first bout in the competition that began in Almaty, Kazakhstan Monday. The 21-year-old, competing in his first world championships, put up a good show but came up short against Moldova's Alexandros...
  • Shakhter Karagandy stun Celtic in Champions League qualifier 20-08-2013 11:33 PM

    London: Kazakhstan champion Shakhter Karagandy closed in on a spot in the Champions League group stage for the first time on Tuesday by beating Scottish club Celtic 2-0 in the first leg of their playoff. Andrei Finonchenko put the hosts ahead after seizing on slack defending in the 12th minute,...
  • I would like to be Harry Potter, says David Cameron 01-07-2013 09:28 PM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday said that he would like to emulate JK Rowling's child-wizard hero Harry Potter but the Prime Minister also hinted that many voters might view him as the evil Voldemort. Cameron said there were lots of the author's characters he would not like...
  • Kazakhs cut Czechs' lead to 2-1 in Davis Cup QFs 06-04-2013 04:27 PM

    Astana, Kazakhstan: Yuriy Schukin and Andrey Golubev beat Radek Stepanek and Jan Hajek 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-3 in doubles on Saturday to cut the Czech Republic's lead against Kazakhstan in the Davis cup quarter-finals to 2-1. After rallying from a break down to win the first set, the Kazakh pair...
  • Czechs lead Kazakhstan 1-0 in Davis Cup quarter-final 05-04-2013 05:20 PM

    Astana: Jan Hajek defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the opening singles Friday, giving the defending champion Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Kazakhstan in their Davis Cup quarter-final. Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev was scheduled to play Lukas Rosol in the second singles. Hajek saved a break point in the...
  • Sunita Williams returns after 4 months in space 19-11-2012 08:02 AM

    New Delhi: Record-setting Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts returned to Earth on Monday after four months in orbit. The Soyuz capsule, carrying the astronauts, touched down on the steppes of central Kazakhstan at 7.50 am IST. It was a perfect landing for Williams and two...
  • Watch: Bank creates diamond encrusted pure gold credit card 31-10-2012 06:36 PM

    Kazakh bank Sberbank has created a diamond encrusted credit card made from gold for its top 100 customers. The card made with Visa does not have a magnetic swipe but can be used for chip and pin transactions. The cards are made of pure gold inlaid with 26 diamonds and...
  • Russia poised to resume space station flights 29-10-2011 02:19 AM

    Cape Canaveral: A Russian cargo ship is poised for liftoff on Sunday to the International Space Station following a launch accident in August that forced a cut in staffing levels aboard the orbital outpost. The Progress freighter, due to launch at 6:11 am EDT (1011 GMT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome...
  • Energy-hungry India buys into Kazakh oil block 16-04-2011 04:46 PM

    Astana: India acquired 25 per cent of an oil block in Kazakhstan on Saturday, in a deal aimed at boosting its energy security and helping fuel fast economic growth. India, which strongly depends on oil imports, has been less successful than its energy-hungry economic and political rival China in tapping...