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Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open

Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) — World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded second and faces a likely clash against compatriot... (more...)

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Saina regains No.1 spot

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has regained the top spot in the latest women’s... (more...)

Saina regains No.1 spot

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has regained the No.1 spot in the latest women’s... (more...)

Vijaynath missed out on BWF Athletes’ Commission

Dongguan (China), May 13 (IANS) — Indian-origin shuttler Prakash Vijayanath were pipped by Japan’s Shintaro Ikeda... (more...)

India knocked out of Sudirman Cup

Dongguan (China), May 13 (IANS) — With their 1-4 loss to three-time champions South Korea in Group 1D, India were knocked... (more...)

India knocked out of Sudirman Cup

Dongguan (China), May 13 (IANS) — With their 1-4 loss to South Korea in Group 1D, India were knocked out of the World... (more...)

India face must-win clash against South Korea in Sudirman Cup

Dongguan (China), May 12 (IANS) — India face former champions South Korea in a must-win battle to qualify for the knockout... (more...)

Malaysia beat India 3-2 in Sudirman Cup

Dongguan (China), May 11 (IANS) — Despite a spirited performance from their shuttlers, India were beaten 2-3 by Malaysia,... (more...)

India rely on singles strength at Sudirman Cup (Preview)

Dongguan (China), May 9 (IANS) — India will rely on the strength of their singles stars for success at the World Team... (more...)

Saina awarded Rs.25 lakh by sports ministry

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) — Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal received a cash award of Rs.25 lakh from the sports ministry... (more...)

BAI president Das Gupta elected BAC vice-president

Wuhan (China), April 25 (IANS) — Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was on Saturday... (more...)

Saina, Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships

Wuhan (China), April 24 (IANS) — The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following... (more...)

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