Uzbekistan

  • Davis Cup: Australia complete win over Uzbekistan September 14, 2014

    Perth: Australia completed a 50 Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan on Sunday a day after clinching a spot in next year's elite World Group. In reverse singles, Sam Groth of Australia beat Temur Ismailov 63, 62 before Nick Kyrgios defeated Sanjar Fayziev 61, 61 in just 40 minutes. Australia did not drop...
  • Australia lead Uzbekistan 20 at Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Perth: Davis Cup veteran Lleyton Hewitt and 19yearold Nick Kyrgios gave Australia a 20 lead in their World Group playoff against Uzbekistan on Friday. Kyrgios, who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, opened with a 64, 75, 64 win over Denis Istomin on grass courts at Cottesloe Tennis Club. The 33yearold Hewitt, who...
  • Feared Uzbek jihadists behind deadly Pakistan airport attack June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: In a commandostyle attack carried out with military precision, terrorists wearing Pakistani uniforms burst into the country's busiest airport under cover of darkness in one of the most audacious attacks in Pakistan in years. Pakistani military officials said the attackers were ethnic Uzbeks who operate under the wings of the...
  • Salman Khurshid likely to meet his Pakistani counterpart on Friday September 10, 2013

    Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is likely to meet Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's foreign policy adviser, in Kyrgyzstan on September 13, said informed sources in New Delhi. Khurshid is to pay an official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic to attend a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of...
  • Uzbekistan down Qatar 51 in World Cup qualifiers June 18, 2013

    Tashkent: Uzbekistan narrowly missed out on direct qualification for the 2014 World Cup despite routing Qatar 51 on Tuesday. Uzbekistan finished level on points with South Korea for second spot in Group A of Asian qualifying which yielded automatic qualification for Brazil but were one behind on goal difference. Uzbekistan...
  • Honda powers Japan to Brazil, S. Korea close in June 5, 2013

    Japan became the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals after a lastgasp home draw against Australia on Tuesday, while archrivals South Korea also conjured up a late equaliser in Beirut to inch closer to a spot in Brazil. The 62,000plus crowd at Saitama stadium survived anxious moments...
  • 6 magnitude earthquake hits Uzbekistan: USGS May 26, 2013

    London: An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 6 struck southeast Uzbekistan on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. ...
  • Key Pakistan Taliban commander among five killed in blast December 21, 2012

    Islamabad: A top Taliban commander was among five people killed today in a powerful blast in a market in Pakistan's restive South Waziristan tribal region. The bomb attack, which also left six people injured, targeted terrorist commander Maulvi Abbas Wazir who had close links with foreign fighters and the...
  • Late strikes settle Asian World Cup qualifiers November 15, 2012

    Singapore: Three moments of late magic helped Uzbekistan, Iraq and Qatar grab key 10 wins in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Asian champions Japan rode their luck before edging to the brink of a place in Brazil. Nine of the 10 teams remaining in the two groups of Asian...
  • India win reverse singles, lose Davis Cup tie 23 April 9, 2012

    Namangan, Uzbekistan: India salvaged some pride by winning the two inconsequential reverse singles to reduce their margin of defeat against Uzbekistan to 23 in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I secondround tie on Sunday. Young Yuki Bhambri stunned Uzbek number one Denis Istomin in the first reverse singles of the day...
  • Prostitution racket busted in Delhi, 6 arrested July 25, 2011

    New Delhi: A prostitution racket was busted on Monday by the Delhi Police Crime Branch and six Uzbekistan nationals have been arrested. They were operating from a flat in the posh Greater Kailash2 locality. The police are looking for the alleged agent who has been identified. This is the third such racket...
  • All Indian students in Kyrgyzstan safe: Govt June 16, 2010

    New Delhi: All Indian students in the troubled Kyrgyzstan cities of Osh and JalalAbad have been safely evacuated to the country's capital Bishkek and are safe, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. "All the Indian students have been evacuated safely in aircraft chartered by India and have reached Bishkek," ministry...
  • Vijender loses World Boxing Championship semifinals March 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Vijender Singh failed to better the bronze he had ensured for India as he lost 37 to Uzbekistan's Abbos Atoev in the middle weight semifinals of the World Boxing Championships in Milan on Friday. But even in defeat, the topseeded Indian achieved a historic feat by becoming India's first...
  • Sex racket busted in Capital, Uzbek woman held February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: A major prostitution racket has been busted in the capital involving foreign nationals. The police have arrested a woman from Uzbekistan who is allegedly responsible for running the lives of at least 50 young women. Police say Laila along with her elder sister Umeida and her husband Rajneesh...
  • Bharti to fund U16 soccer team's AFC C'ship preparation October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: In a welcome initiative which augurs well for Indian football's youth development programme, telecom giant Bharti Enterprises on Thursday announced that it would fund the Under16 team's preparation for the AFC Championship later this year. Under a oneyear agreement with the All India Football Federation, the first for a...
  • Davis Cup: India, Uzbekistan tied oneall February 8, 2008

    New Delhi: India and Uzbekistan ended Day I on Friday of their Davis Cup Asia Oceania Zone I tied at onematch all. In the opening singles match Rohan Bopanna proved to be too strong for his Uzbek opponent Farruk Dustov. Bopanna decimated Dustov in straight sets 63, 63, 61 to give India...
  • Bhupathi's Australian Open performance great: Leander February 6, 2008

    This weekend India's Davis Cup team will be up against Uzbekistan but one familiar name will be missing from its lineup. Injury is expected to keep captain Leander Paes out but he will be encouraging the team from the sidelines. "Being at home in India, being at the grass court surface...
  • India all set for the Davis Cup February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: After sessions on the hard court Uzbekistan with their whole team in attendance were relieved to finally get their feet on grass at the National Sports Club of India. For the Indians though Mahesh Bhupathi & Somdev Varman haven't joined the team yet. India are hard at work....
  • Uzbekistan fear Indian tennis' grass advantage January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Uzbekistan players are in New Delhi to train ahead of their Davis Cup tie against India. Their head to head is tied at oneall and the visitors are aware that India at home is going to be tough. Uzbekistan will be banking on their No. 1 player, Denis Istomin,...
  • Asian Cup: Saudi Arabia, South Korea match drawn July 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Saudi Arabia and South Korea played out a 11 draw in a Group D Asian Cup match on Wednesday at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. South Korea were first to score in the 65th minute with a Choi Sung Kuk header but 10 minutes later Saudi Arabia...
  • India lose Davis Cup tie vs Uzbekistan June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: India's hope of advancing to the next round of the Davis Cup were dashed on Sunday when they lost 14 to Uzbekistan in the Asia Oceania Zone Group I tie at Namangan. The tie was decided in the first match of the day when Denis Istomin defeated Karan Rastogi...
  • PaesSipaeya win Davis Cup doubles tie June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Leander Paes and Sunil Kumar Sipaeya have kept India in the hunt by winning the doubles rubber against Uzbekistan in the Davis Cup AsiaOceania Group I first round tie in Namangan. Paes and Sipaeya defeated Farrukh Dustov and Denis Istomin 64, 64, 36, 46, 63 in five sets. Uzbekistan now...
  • India lose both singles in Davis Cup June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: India, playing without Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, have got off to a bad start in the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan. The hosts lead 20 in the Asia Ocenia Group I tie after defeating India in both the singles on the opening day at Namangan in Uzbekistan.. Vivek Shokeen,...
  • Rastogi all set for Davis Cup tie June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Karan Rastogi has been named in the Indian Davis Cup team that will take on Uzbekistan at Namangan from February 911. A mass pullout gave Rastogi the chance to make his Davis Cup debut. Interestingly, he will trade shots with the Uzbeks as India's No 1. Expectedly Rastogi was very...
  • India name Davis Cup team for Uzbek tie June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian Davis Cup team for the AsiaOceania Group 1 first round against Uzbekistan was announced in New Delhi on Tuesday. Uncapped Vivek Shokeen and Somdev Dev Varman have been included for the away tie in Namangan from February 9 to 11. Leander Paes has been named the playing captain...
  • Doping scandal clouds Asian Games December 10, 2006

    Doha: Two Uzbekistan weightlifters tested positive for banned substances and were disqualified from the Asian Games, officials said on Sunday, a day after announcing the games' first doping case in the same sport. Elmira Ramileva, who placed fifth in the women's 69kilogram division, tested positive to the anabolic steroid Stanazolol in...
  • India storm into women tennis finals June 21, 2007

    Doha: Riding on the brilliance of Sania Mirza, India overpowered Uzbekistan taking an unassailable 20 lead to storm into the finals of the women tennis team competition at the Asian Games on Wednesday night. India, for whom this is their maiden entry into the final of this competition, will take on...