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  • Ebola: Sierra Leone quarantines a million people September 26, 2014

    Freetown: Sierra Leone has put three more districts under isolation in a bid to halt spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), taking the number of people quarantined in the African country to more than a million, media reports said on Thursday. President Ernest Bai Koroma in a nationwide radio and...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Vietnam for state visit September 14, 2014

    Hanoi: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on Sunday on a fourday state visit to strategically important Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the country's top leadership and the two nations will ink pacts in key areas of oil exploration and air connectivity. Mukherjee was received at the Noi Bai...
  • BJP MP Sadhvi Savitri Bai Phoole demands dismissal of UP government August 8, 2014

    A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP on Friday demanded dismissal of the Uttar Pradesh government saying women have no security under the Akhilesh Yadav led dispensation. Participating in a discussion on atrocities on women in Lok Sabha, Sadhvi Savitri Bai Phoole claimed that crime against women in Uttar Pradesh has been...
  • India looking for specialist foreign doubles coach: BAI May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India's performance at the Thomas and Uber Cup finals have once again laid bare the country's doubles woes and Badminton Association of India (BAI) has decided to address the recurring issue by hiring a specialist foreign doubles coach. Indian women made history by reaching the semifinals of the Uber...
  • Shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap, Saina Nehwal named India captains May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Leading shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Saina Nehwal were named captains of the Indian teams participating in the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here May 1825. "I would like to announce that Kashyap and Saina will be the captains of the...
  • Chhattisgarh's top guns face tough fight April 22, 2014

    Chhattisgarh's political bigwigs, including a niece of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, face their toughest battle as the third and final phase of polling takes place in the state on Thursday. Those in the fray include six-time BJP MP and former union minister Ramesh Bais, Congress leader and union minister...
  • Indian Badminton League to be re-scheduled due to busy international calendar April 21, 2014

    Taking into account the busy international schedule, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) is planning to hold the second edition of the Indian Badminton League early next year. The inaugural edition of the cash-rich tournament in August 2013 was a grand success with badminton lovers, the corporate world and even the...
  • Rajshree Thakur quitting 'Maharana Pratap' over health issues? March 28, 2014

    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 February 17, 2014

    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 reelected as BAI President January 20, 2014

    Lucknow: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was on Monday unanimously reelected for a fouryear 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 reelected in a clear...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta set to be reelected BAI president January 14, 2014

    Lucknow: Akhilesh Das Gupta is set to be reelected 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 reelected unopposed when the BAI'S annual...
  • Salman Khan praises Shivraj Singh Chouhan for 'good work' in state January 13, 2014

    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 Pradesh...
  • HC directs BAI to accept shuttler's entry for national tourney December 18, 2013

    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 application...
  • Disburse IBL dues of players, coaches: BAI December 11, 2013

    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 nonpayment of dues. BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta directed IBL's commercial partner Sporty Solutionz to ensure...
  • Life ban on Jwala: HC posts matter for March 3 November 12, 2013

    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 to...
  • HC declines to stay inquiry against shuttler Jwala Gutta October 25, 2013

    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 her...
  • Don't take my suggestions negatively: Jwala to BAI October 12, 2013

    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 a...
  • Irate Jwala Gutta lashes out at BAI October 12, 2013

    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 October 11, 2013

    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 November...
  • I will continue to fight and comeback stronger: Jwala Gutta October 10, 2013

    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 today...
  • Court allows Jwala Gutta to participate in tournaments October 10, 2013

    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 lifeban...
  • Jwala Gutta moves High Court against BAI's life ban threat October 9, 2013

    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 in...
  • Former players call life ban recommendation on Jwala harsh October 7, 2013

    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 in...
  • Jwala Gutta may take legal action against BAI October 6, 2013

    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 October 5, 2013

    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 October 5, 2013

    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 has...
  • We had sent entries of shuttlers for Youth Asian Games in May: BAI August 17, 2013

    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 August 11, 2013

    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 player...
  • Azhar no one to decide which body to be recognised: Tanwar July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: DCBA vicepresident Deepak Tanwar on Tuesday asked Mohammad Azharuddin the newlyappointed 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 July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Newlyappointed 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 Padukone...