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Kamal-Manika earn Olympics berth in mixed doubles
Doha, March 20 (IANS) Indian pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra confirmed their maiden mixed doubles qualification for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after they surprised the world No. 5 Korean pair of Sang-Su Lee and Jihee Jeon 4-2 in the finals of the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament on Saturday.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Kamal-Manika enter final of Olympics qualifier event
Doha, March 19 (IANS) The Indian pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra made its way to the mixed-doubles final at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament after the duo defeated Singapore's Koen Pang Yew En and Lin Ye 4-2 in the semi-final clash here on Friday.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Kamal, Sathiyan, Manika, Sutirtha qualify for Tokyo Olympics (Ld)
Doha, March 19 (IANS) Veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Manika Batra have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics that starts from July 23 this year. Sathiyan qualified by finishing top of the South Asia group at the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament with two wins in as many matches.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Sharath Kamal first Indian to qualify for Olympics TT
Doha, March 18 (IANS) Table tennis ace Achanta Sharath Kamal on Thursday became the first Indian to book a spot at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games after he defeated Pakistani opponent Muhammad Rameez in the second men's singles round-robin in the South Asia group at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament here on Thursday.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Federer returns with win after 13-month gap
Doha, March 11 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer returned from injury to beat Britain's Dan Evans at the Qatar Open 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-5. It was Federer's first match in 13 months.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
Federer returns with win after 13-month gap
Doha, March 11 (IANS) Swiss tennis great Roger Federer returned from injury to beat Britain's Dan Evans at the Qatar Open 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-5. It was Federer's first match in 13 months.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
WTT Star Contender: Paddler Sharath loses in pre-quarters
Doha, March 10 (IANS) Paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal's impressive run at the WTT Star Contender Doha came to an end after he suffered a 9-11, 8-11, 6-11 defeat at the hands of world No. 12 Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany in a men's singles pre-quarterfinals match on Wednesday.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
WTT Star Contender: Kamal downs world No. 16 to enter last 16
Doha, March 9 (IANS) Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal produced a stunning performance to make his way into the last 16 stage with a thrilling 12-10, 3-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 win over world No. 16 Patrick Franziska in the men's singles second round match at the WTT Star Contender in Doha on Tuesday.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
WTT Star Contender: Kamal, Sathiyan, Manika Batra in 2nd rd
Doha, March 8 (IANS) Ace paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Manika Batra started their campaign at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Star Contender on a winning note and progressed into the second round of singles competition here on Monday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Espargaro gets a taste of life with Repsol Honda
Doha, March 8 (IANS) Pol Espargaro got his first taste of the Repsol Honda team's RC213V as testing ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season got underway in Qatar.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Motorsports
Espargaro gets a taste of life with Repsol Honda
Doha, March 8 (IANS) Pol Espargaro got his first taste of the Repsol Honda team's RC213V as testing ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season got underway in Qatar.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Motorsports
WTT Star Contender: Manika, Sathiyan in 2nd round
Doha, March 8 (IANS) India's Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran on Monday went through to the second round of the WTT Star Contender table tennis tournament in Doha.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
WTT Star Contender: Sutirtha, Ahyika make winning starts
Doha, March 6 (IANS) Indian paddlers Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ahyika Mukherjee started their campaign at WTT Star Contender Doha with comfortable wins in women's singles qualifying Round One on Saturday.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
WTT Contender: Paddler Sharath loses in pre-quarters
Doha, March 4 (IANS) The Indian challenge came to an end at World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Doha on Thursday with the defeat of Achanta Sharath Kamal in the men's singles pre-quarterfinals.
2021-03-04
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
WTT Contender TT: Sharath starts with win, Sathiyan ousted
Doha, March 3 (IANS) Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal began the season with an impressive victory as he defeated Czech Republic's Pavel Sirucek 17-15, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 in the men singles opening-round at the World Table Tennis Contender here on Tuesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
WTT Contender: Manika, Sreeja in final round of singles qualifiers
Doha, March 2 (IANS) Young India paddler Sreeja Akula outshone her higher ranked opponent to progress into the last round of the women's singles qualifiers at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
World Table Tennis Contender: Manika, Harmeet start with wins
Doha, March 1 (IANS) Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist Manika Batra on Monday began her campaign the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender on a winning note here.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
10 years since Bhaichung Bhutia played his last match for India
Doha, Jan 18 (IANS) Only a handful of people would have guessed that Bhaichung Bhutia was playing his last game in India colours when he came on as a second-half substitute against Korea Republic in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar. After missing out on the first two games against Australia and Bahrain with an injury, the skipper came on to the pitch to save a failing India. However, his efforts went in vain.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Betting Central,Football
Qatar crisis: Saudi Arabia and allies restore diplomatic ties with emirate
Qatar, Jan 6 (IANS) Diplomatic relations have been restored between Qatar and four Arab states that imposed an embargo against it for three years, the Saudi foreign minister says.
2021-01-06
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Jaishankar visits FIFA 2022 World Cup venue in Qatar
Doha, Dec 29 (IANS) Union Minister for External Affairs, S Jaishankar, alongside India's ambassador in Qatar Deepak Mittal, visited the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium which is a 2022 FIFA World Cup venue built by Indian construction giant Larsen & Tubro.
2020-12-29
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Ulsan Hyundai win ACL with 2-1 win over Persepolis
Doha, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korean club Ulsan Hyundai beat Persepolis of Iran 2-1 in the 2020 AFC Champions League (ACL) final here on Saturday, winning their second ACL trophy in the club's history.
2020-12-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar inaugurates 4th stadium for 2022 Fifa World Cup
Doha, Dec 19 (IANS) The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, became the fourth fully operational FIFA World Cup 2022 venue to be inaugurated.
2020-12-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar inaugurates 4th stadium for 2022 Fifa World Cup
Doha, Dec 19 (IANS) The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, became the fourth fully operational FIFA World Cup 2022 venue to be inaugurated.
2020-12-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Ulsan, Kobe enter AFC Champions League semis
Doha, Dec 11 (IANS) Ulsan Hyundai and Vissel Kobe have reached the AFC Champions League (ACL) semi-finals and the duo will fight for a final ticket on December 13.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Two years to go: FIFA WC 2022 countdown draws closer
Doha, Nov 20 (IANS) Just two years to go until the next edition of the FIFA World Cup gets underway in Qatar on November 21, 2022.
2020-11-20
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Contact groups discuss disputed issues over Afghan peace
Doha, Oct 20 (IANS) Members of the contact groups of both sides of the Afghan peace negotiations met in Doha and discussed the disputed issues in an effort to establish procedural rules and an agenda for the delayed direct talks, a government delegate said.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
No progress in Doha talks for Afghan peace
Doha/Kabul, Oct 11 (IANS) There has been no progress in the Afghanistan peace negotiations in Doha as formal meetings between the two sides comprising representatives of the Kabul government and Taliban, have remained suspended for the past 10 days.
2020-10-11
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Qatar reports 238 new Covid cases
Doha, Oct 7 (IANS) Qatar on Wednesday announced 238 new Covid-19 infections, raising the total number of cases in the Gulf state to 127,181, officials of Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
2020-10-07
Category: International, Qatar,Health/Medicine,Politics
Afghan-Taliban contact groups in Doha resume talks
Doha, Sep 29 (IANS) The contact groups comprising of Taliban and Afghan government delegates have resumed their talks after three days of delays.
2020-09-29
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Qatar Airways logs $1.9 bn loss in 2019-20 amid pandemic
Doha, Sep 27 (IANS) Qatar Airways Group on Sunday reported loss of $1.9 billion during the year ended March 2020.
2020-09-27
Category: International, Qatar,Business/Economy
Intra-Afghan talks finally begin in Doha (2nd Ld)
Doha, Sep 12 (IANS) The much-awaited historic face-to-face talks between the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Doha on Saturday after several delays.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Intra-Afghan talks finally begin in Doha (Ld)
Doha, Sep 12 (IANS) The much awaited historic face-to-face talks between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Doha on Saturday after several delays.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Intra-Afghan talks to begin in Doha on Saturday
Doha, Sep 11 (IANS) The Qatar government has announced that the much awaited intra-Afghan talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban will begin in Doha on Saturday.
2020-09-11
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban appoints new chief negotiator for peace talks
Doha, Sep 7 (IANS) The Taliban leadership has appointed Mawlawi Abdul Hakim, the chief justice of the group, as the head of their 21-member negotiating team in Qatar ahead of the much-awaited peace talks with the Afghan government.
2020-09-07
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Qatar stadiums look amazing for 2022 World Cup: Jung
Doha, Aug 9 (IANS) South Korean footballer Jung Wooyoung stated that 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar look in top shape. Jung started his professional experience overseas, playing for clubs in Japan and China PR from 2011 to 2018 before joining Al Sadd of Qatar, where he is in his second season.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar submits request to host 2032 Olympic & Paralympic Games
Doha, July 27 (IANS) Qatar on Monday announced it has formally submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) its request to join the non-committal "Continuous Dialogue" to host a future edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as early as 2032.
2020-07-27
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Kuwaiti Emir hospitalised for medical checks
Kuwait, July 19 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Saba has been hospitalized for "routine" medical tests, the country's national news agency said.
2020-07-19
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Hosts Qatar to kick-off 2022 FIFA World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium
Doha, July 15 (IANS) Hosts Qatar will kick-off the 2022 World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 21, football's world governing body FIFA announced on Wednesday.
2020-07-15
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Xavi ends Barca speculations, signs contract extension with Al-Sadd
Doha, July 5 (IANS) Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez poured cold water over a potential move back to Barcelona in the capacity of manager as he signed a contract extension at his current club Al-Sadd in Qatar.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar denies allegations of 2022 FIFA WC bribes
Doha, April 8 (IANS) The organisers of the FIFA World Cup in have denied the allegations contained within court papers made public in the US.
2020-04-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar confirms first case of COVID-19
Doha , Feb 29 (IANS) Qatar's Health Ministry on Saturday reported the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Qatar,National
Afghan conflict: US and Taliban sign deal to end 18-year war
Doha, Feb 29 (IANS) The US and the Taliban on Saturday signed an agreement aimed at paving the way towards peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
Bopanna-Koolhof win Qatar Open title
Doha, Jan 10 (IANS) Veteran tennis star Rohan Bopanna won the $1,465,260 Qatar Open with men's doubles partner Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands with a come from behind win in the final on Friday. The pair beat British-Mexican pair of Luke Bambridge and Santiago Gonzalez 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 to clinch the title.
2020-01-10
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Tennis
Mandzukic leaves Juventus to join Qatari side Al Duhail
Doha, Dec 25 (IANS) Former Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic has left Italian giants Juventus to join Qatari side Al Duhail. Juventus are yet to confirm the move but a post on the Qataris clubs official account on Twitter showed Mandzukic putting pen to paper on his new contract.
2019-12-25
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Abdelkarim Hassan handed 5-month suspension for misconduct
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) Abdelkarim Hassan, Asia's reigning player of the year, has been handed a five-month suspension after he confronted a referee in the Asian Champions League semifinals.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Italy hails Qatar's planned reforms for migrant workers
Doha, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy on Thursday welcomed Qatar's announcement that it has agreed to introduce a minium wage for migrant workers and to abolish the hated 'kafala' system that stops them changing jobs or going abroad.
2019-10-17
Category: International, Qatar,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
Doha Worlds: India finish 58th as US top medal tally
Doha, Oct 7 (IANS) India ended its campaign at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships here at the 58th spot in the medal tally which saw US finishing at the top.
2019-10-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
Dalilah sets new world record to win 400m hurdles gold
Doha, Oct 5 (IANS) Dalilah Muhammad of US bettered her own record as she won the gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles event at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Doha.
2019-10-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
World Athletics C'ships: P.U. Chitra bows out Of 1500m
Doha, Oct 2 (IANS) P.U. Chitra ran her personal best in the women's 1500m first round heats but failed to advance further in the World Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.
2019-10-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics
World C'ships: Avinash out of 3000m steeplechase final
Doha, Oct 1 (IANS) Avinash Sable on Tuesday broke his own national record but failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 3000m steeplechase in the World Championships here.
2019-10-01
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Athletics