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  • Rajshree Thakur quitting 'Maharana Pratap' over health issues? 28-03-2014 11:12 AM

    Mumbai: Television actress Rajshree Thakur, known for her performance as Queen Jayawanta Bai in historical saga 'Maharana Pratap', is likely to quit the show over health issues. Rajshree is considering calling it quits over grueling schedule and heat in Gujarat, where the sets are located, a sources said today. 'Bharat...
  • Chinese film wins Best Picture at Berlin film festival 17-02-2014 09:28 AM

    Berlin: The Chinese film 'Bai Ri Yan Huo' (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 64th Berlin international film festival. Liao Fan won the prize last night for best actor in the same film, while Haru Kuroki won best actress for her role...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta unanimously re-elected as BAI President 20-01-2014 06:31 PM

    Lucknow: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was on Monday unanimously re-elected for a four-year term, starting June 2014, as he was the only one to have filed the nomination for the post. Secretary Vijai Sinha and treasurer Ashok Bajaj were also unanimously re-elected in a clear...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta set to be re-elected BAI president 14-01-2014 11:30 PM

    Lucknow: Akhilesh Das Gupta is set to be re-elected President of the Badminton Association of India President as he remained the only candidate for the coveted post at the end of the filing of the nominations, on Tuesday. General secretary Vijai Sinha would also be re-elected unopposed when the BAI'S...
  • Salman Khan praises Shivraj Singh Chouhan for 'good work' in state 13-01-2014 07:57 AM

    Bollywood star Salman Khan on Sunday praised Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan saying it was only for his good work that BJP was voted to power for the third consecutive term. "I am with every person who is doing good work in the country. Like for example Madhya...
  • HC directs BAI to accept shuttler's entry for national tourney 18-12-2013 05:26 PM

    Mumbai: In a reprieve to shuttler Prajakta Sawant, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to accept her entry for the upcoming national tournament to be held in Delhi. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice MS Sanklecha was hearing an...
  • Disburse IBL dues of players, coaches: BAI 11-12-2013 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has given instructions for immediate disbursement of dues of players and coaches who represented certain franchisees during the Indian Badminton League (IBL). This follows media reports of non-payment of dues. BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta directed IBL's commercial partner Sporty Solutionz to...
  • Life ban on Jwala: HC posts matter for March 3 12-11-2013 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will now hear on March 3 the matter concerning lifetime ban on ace shuttler Jwala Gutta by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for alleged indiscipline. A bench of justice VK Jain posted the matter for March 3 while granting more time to BAI...
  • HC declines to stay inquiry against shuttler Jwala Gutta 25-10-2013 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to grant stay on ongoing inquiry proceedings by a committee set up by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) against ace shuttler Jwala Gutta for alleged indiscipline. Gutta on Friday approached the high court challenging the show cause notice issued to...
  • Don't take my suggestions negatively: Jwala to BAI 12-10-2013 12:22 PM

    Hyderabad: Beleaguered shuttler Jwala Gutta on Saturday said the national federation should not construe her "suggestions" as criticism since she had nothing against them and imposition of a life ban because of her blunt talking would be "silly". The disciplinary committee of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has recommended...
  • Irate Jwala Gutta lashes out at BAI 12-10-2013 10:57 AM

    The shuttler says after being threatened with a life ban, the Badminton Association of India left her with no choice than to move court. ...
  • BAI did not send my entry for China Open: Jwala Gutta 11-10-2013 09:13 PM

    Hyderabad: Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta Friday said she might miss out of playing in next month's China Open as the Badminton Association of India (BAI) didn't send her entry for the Super Series Premier event by the stipulated October 8 deadline. The China Open is scheduled to be held from...
  • I will continue to fight and comeback stronger: Jwala Gutta 10-10-2013 06:09 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a life ban threat from the Badminton Association of India (BAI), embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday vowed to continue her fight against injustice and come back stronger. The ace doubles star, who has been recommended a life ban by the BAI disciplinary committee, got a reprieve...
  • Court allows Jwala Gutta to participate in tournaments 10-10-2013 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to allow Jwala Gutta to take part in tournaments till the disciplinary committee passes its final order. India's leading doubles players, who has won a world championship bronze partnering Ashwini Ponappa, has challenged a life-ban...
  • Jwala Gutta moves High Court against BAI's life ban threat 09-10-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against the Badminton Association of India (BAI) after its disciplinary committee recommended a life ban on her for an alleged code of conduct breach in the Indian Badminton League. "We decided to go ahead with legal action...
  • Former players call life ban recommendation on Jwala harsh 07-10-2013 04:54 PM

    New Delhi: Throwing their weight behind an embattled Jwala Gutta, several former players have described the Badminton Association of India disciplinary committee's recommendation of a life ban on the star doubles player as "ridiculous and harsh". "It is a very harsh decision. I think BAI could have dealt with it...
  • Jwala Gutta may take legal action against BAI 06-10-2013 08:44 PM

    Hyderabad: India's top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta may take a legal action against Badminton Association of India (BAI) for threatening to ban her for life over a row during the Indian Badminton League (IBL). Jwala's coach Syed Mohammad Arif said he has advised her to file a defamation suit against...
  • BAI chief to write to Jwala after life ban recommendation 05-10-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India President Akhilesh Das Gupta will seek a response from Jwala Gutta following BAI disciplinary committee's recommendation of a life ban on the top Indian doubles shuttler for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga...
  • Life ban recommended on Jwala Gutta for IBL row 05-10-2013 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: In a surprise decision, the Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban on top Indian doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the IBL. "The disciplinary committee...
  • We had sent entries of shuttlers for Youth Asian Games in May: BAI 17-08-2013 11:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Saturday claimed that they had sent entries of four Indian shuttlers for the ongoing Youth Asian Games in May and was under the impression that Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) would ensure the players participation by sorting out the issue that...
  • BAI announces Rs 15 lakh cash reward for Sindhu 11-08-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs 15 lakh for shuttler PV Sindhu in recognition of her bronze medal winning performance at the BWF World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou, China. Sindhu, playing in her maiden World Championships, became the first Indian women's singles...
  • Azhar no one to decide which body to be recognised: Tanwar 30-07-2013 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: DCBA vice-president Deepak Tanwar on Tuesday asked Mohammad Azharuddin -- the newly-appointed DBA president -- to stay away from the sport and said the former India cricket captain is no one to decide which association should get recognition from BAI. "Delhi Capital Badminton Association (DCBA) has got all...
  • Prakash Padukone should run badminton in India: Mohd Azharuddin 29-07-2013 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed president of Delhi Badminton Association (DBA) Mohammad Azharuddin says legendary shuttler Prakash Padukone is the best man to run the sport in India. Talking about the sports federations' attempts to keep players away from administration, Azharuddin said: "It has been happening for so many years, otherwise, Prakash...
  • BAI doesn't have any reason to defunct DBA: Azharuddin 29-07-2013 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed Delhi Badminton Association president Mohammad Azharuddin feels the Badminton Association of India has declared DBA a defunct body based on "lame excuses" and said the city's shuttlers would be affected because of federation politics. "BAI doesn't have any reason to defunct DBA. These are all lame excuses....
  • News briefs: Seven test-tube babies take birth on same day in Bhopal 28-07-2013 10:53 PM

    Seven test-tube babies took birth on the same day at Bhopal Test Tube Baby Centre. These seven children include three pairs of twin. The doctor of the hospital Dr. Randhir Singh said that out of four mothers, three gave birth to twins. However, this is not the first time that...
  • Controversy post Indian Badminton League auction 23-07-2013 08:11 PM

    Jwala Gutta, one of the six icon players at the auction has slammed the IBL organisers, telling CNN-IBN that she felt lied to and misled. Doubles specialists Jwala and Ashwini Ponappa were among the icon players who were guaranteed a base price of 50,000 US Dollars but it was reduced...
  • Success of IBL auction proves growing popularity of sport: BAI 22-07-2013 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: The grand success of Indian Badminton League's (IBL) inaugural players' auction has proved the growing popularity of the sport in India, said BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta. Das Gupta was delighted with the outcome of the auction where six six franchisees picked up 60 players. "A generous amount...
  • Shuttlers from top Asian nations to participate in IBL 29-06-2013 07:14 PM

    New Delhi: Contrary to media reports, top badminton stars from leading Asian countries like Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, China and Malaysia will be taking part in the Indian Badminton League (IBL). Badminton Association of India (BAI) Saturday said that IBL has already received confirmation from top shuttlers from...
  • BAI congratulates Sindhu on winning Malaysia Open 04-05-2013 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta congratulated P.V. Sindhu for clinching her maiden Grand Prix Gold title at the $120,000 Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur Saturday. The 17-year-old Sindhu, ranked 13th in the world, lived up to her top billing beating Singaporean Juan Gu in...
  • BAI fixes age and tenure for its office bearers 28-04-2013 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Falling in line with the government's Sports Code, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has amended its constitution by fixing the term and the age limit of its office bearers. The sports ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to be...