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Narinder Batra

2022 Commonwealth Games Hockey Controversy: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Not Amused With India Pullout

Oct 10, 2021 PTI

Hockey India decided not to send teams at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games citing COVID. The government says it was not consulted.

Motera Best Venue For Hosting Olympics, India In Talks With IOC For 2036 Games: Narinder Batra

Oct 09, 2021 PTI

A proper presentation for India's bid will be prepared after a new president takes over following IOA elections in December, Batra added.

Indian Hockey Teams Likely To Skip Birmingham Commonwealth Games Says IOA Chief Narinder Batra

Hockey teams will miss CWG in order to hit peak form during the Asian Games which are qualifiers for 2024 Paris Olympics

'Be Objective And Fair' Says China After Indian Olympic Association Drops Li Ning As Kit Sponsor For Olympics

Jun 09, 2021 PTI

It has been learnt that Sports Ministry that advised IOA to not include a Chinese sponsor for the Tokyo Olympics

After Snapping Ties With Li Ning, Indian Olympic Association In Search Of New Apparel Sponsor

The IOA had unveiled the Olympic kit designed by Li Ning for the Tokyo Games last week, which led to criticism.

08 June, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: India Might Have Two Flag-bearers, Says IOA Chief Narinder Batra


Great Britain has already announced that it will have two flag-bearers for the event.

04 June, 2021

IOA President Narinder Batra Writes To Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Seeks Permission To Open Offices


Due to the COVID-19 surge in the national capital, the Delhi government had ordered the shutting down of all premises that don't fall under the essential category

26 May, 2021

Indian Olympic Association Seeks Details Of Olympic-bound Vaccinated Athletes From National Federations


More than 90 Indian athletes across sports have so far qualified for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

22 May, 2021

Indian Olympic Association Boss Narinder Batra Re-elected As FIH President


Narinder Batra narrowly defeated his rival Marc Coudron, chief of Belgium Hockey Federation, by a margin of two votes

20 May, 2021

'Speak Properly,' Kiren Rijiju Admonishes Indian Olympic Association Boss Narinder Batra After Tokyo Review Goes Wrong

Outlook Web Bureau

The sports minister had called for a meeting to discuss preparedness for Tokyo 2020. Unhappy with Batra's behaviour, Rijiju left in a huff

15 May, 2021

IOA's Narinder Batra In Favour Of Conducting Tokyo Olympics Amid COVID-19 Pandemic


Batra, who is also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, is hoping that the Games will be held as scheduled

21 February, 2021

International Hockey Federation President Narinder Batra To Contest For A Second Term


Narinder Batra, who became International Hockey Federation president in 2016, confirmed his re-election bid in a letter to the FIH Congress dated February 18

11 August, 2020

Ministry Sets Aug 13 Deadline For NSFs To Respond To Sports Code Questionnaire


The responses to the Sports Code questionnaire is crucial for all NSFs as a case is pending in the Delhi High Court, whose next date of hearing is on August 21

18 July, 2020

Narinder Batra Requests IOA Executive Council To Release Rs 7 Lakh Pending Grant To NSFs And SOAs


Narinder Batra said the IOA's permanent members, who have not received the grant of rupees seven lakh in last two financial years, should get the approval on or before July 29

29 June, 2020

IOA Chief Narinder Batra Sent Legal Notice By Former Karate Association VP Bharat Sharma


The legal notice sent by Bharat Sharma's lawyer accuses IOA president Narinder Batra of using "untrue, false, defamatory, mocking and filthy words" against former Karate Association of India vice-president

28 June, 2020

President Narinder Batra Calls For End To Fighting Within Indian Olympic Association


The power tussle between the key officials of the IOA began when Batra told Mehta that he wants to take over a few responsibilities from him to "share his burden"

26 June, 2020

India Shouldn't Be Hoping For Medals In Olympics: IOA President Raises Concerns After Derecognition Of NSFs


Following a High Court order, the Sports Ministry withdrew the recognition of 54 NSFs, including the All India Football Federation, Hockey India, and Athletics Federation of India

12 June, 2020

Delhi High Court Stays IOA Chief Narinder Batra's Order Against VP Sudhanshu Mittal


Justice C. Harishankar put an interim stay on IOA president's May 19 order to remove petitioner Sudhanshu Mittal from the post of Ethics Officer

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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