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Yearender 2021: Virat Kohli vs BCCI, Sushil Kumar's Shame, Mary Kom's First Of Fury – 5 Unwanted Controversies

Dec 30, 2021 Koushik Paul

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli contradicted each other on future of Indian captaincy while Olympians Manika Batra, Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom made headlines for the wrong reasons in 2021.

2021 World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra Fails, India Return Empty-Handed

Nov 28, 2021 PTI

India lost both their quarterfinal matches in the women's doubles and mixed doubles category of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships. Manika Batra was a part of both the matches.


2021 World Table Tennis Championships: Manika Batra Stars, India Eye Historic Medals

India reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships in mixed and women’s doubles events. Bronze medals to be awarded to all the losing semifinalists.

World Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan Beats Vladimir Sidorenko To Enter Round Of 32

Nov 25, 2021 PTI

G Sathiyan defeated Russia's Vladimir Sidorenko 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 in the round of 64 of the World Table Tennis Championships. Sathiyan had earlier beaten Yaroslav Zhmudenko in his opening round.


Manika Batra-Soumyadeep Roy Table Tennis Match-Fixing Issue: Court May Appoint Administrator In TTFI

India's top-ranked table tennis player Manika Batra told the Delhi high court that she was being targeted by the TTFI for raising her grievances and now ITTF was also treating her like an accused.

15 November, 2021

Manika Batra Vs TTFI: High Court Tells Table Tennis Federation To Give Clean Chit To Player

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Manika Batra has alleged that the national coach Soumyadeep Roy 'pressurized' her to 'throw away' an Olympic qualifier match in favour of one of his trainees.


30 September, 2021

Asian Championships: India Assured Of Maiden Table Tennis Medal, Thanks To Achanta Sharath Kamal

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Sharath defeated Iranian Nima Alamiyan to open the account before getting better of Noshad, also of Iran, in his reverse singles to seal India's fate.


20 September, 2021

Manika Batra Petition: Delhi High Court Seeks Centre's Stand On Table Tennis Plea Against TTFI

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Manika Batra was left out of the India squad for the Asian Table Tennis Championships beginning September 28 in Doha after she did not attend the mandatory national camp


15 September, 2021

Disciplined? TTFI Leaves Out Star Manika Batra From India's Asian Championships Squad

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In the absence of Batra, 97th-ranked Sutirtha Mukherjee will lead the women’s team which also includes Ayhika Mukherjee and Archana Kamath.


12 September, 2021

Manika Batra-Soumyadeep Roy Match-Fixing Issue: Table Tennis Federation of India Forms Probe Panel

PTI

Batra has alleged that national coach Soumyadeep asked her to throw her match during the Olympic Qualifiers


09 September, 2021

Table Tennis Match-fixing Row: TTFI Calls Meeting To Discuss Manika Batra's Allegations

PTI

Table tennis star Manika Batra has alleged that national coach Soumyadeep Roy asked her to throw a match during the Olympic qualifiers


05 September, 2021

Manika Batra Rubbishes Claim That She Did Not Report Table Tennis Coach's Alleged Fixing Offer

PTI

Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) secretary Arun Banerjee has questioned the timing of Manika Batra's allegations against Soumyadeep Roy


03 September, 2021

Manika Batra Alleges India Table Tennis Coach Soumyadeep Roy Asked Her To Fix Match In Olympic Qualifiers

PTI

Soumyadeep Roy is a former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist in the team event and also an Arjuna awardee


02 September, 2021

Manika Batra Defends Having Personal Coach At Events, Says It's Not About Ego

PTI

India's top woman table tennis player's comments come after she was show-caused by TTFI for refusing the national coach's help during her singles matches in Tokyo Olympics


20 August, 2021

Manika Batra, G Sathiyan Win Mixed Doubles Title At World Table Tennis Contender In Budapest

PTI

The Indian duo of Manika Batra and G Sathiyan outplayed Hungary's Dora Madarasz and Nandor Ecseki 3-1 to win the mixed doubles title.


27 July, 2021

TTFI Says, Manika Batra Snubbing National Coach At Tokyo Olympics An Act Of Indiscipline

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Manika had personal coach Sanmay Paranajpe at the Games but he was only allowed to train with her and was denied venue access


25 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Live Streaming, India's Full Schedule On Day 4 (July 26) - A Historic Day For Fencer Bhavani Devi

Outlook Web Bureau

India will be looking to win their second medal at Tokyo Olympics on Day 4 on Monday. All eyes on shooters and archers


25 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Manika Batra Rises To The Occasion, G Sathiyan Crumbles Under Pressure

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Manika, ranked 62, made a remarkable comeback after losing the first two games to beat Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska in a second round match


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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