SAINA NEHWAL

  • Saina Nehwal eyes title defence in Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton January 19, 2015

    Lucknow: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will look to launch the new season with a bang when she starts her title defence at the Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who won the title in 2009 and 2010 when...
  • Sarita Devi's Asiad incident brought bad name to country: Milkha Singh January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, on Friday, criticised boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Asian Games victory ceremony last year, saying that her act had brought bad name to the country. Milkha, who missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 400m race...
  • Saina, Marin to take part in Syed Modi GP Badminton Meet January 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and current world champion Carolina Marin of Spain have confirmed their participation in the Syed Modi International Badminton Championship scheduled to start here on January 20. The two have been seeded first and second respectively in USD 120,000 event being organized by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association...
  • I wouldn't have demanded Padma Bhushan the way Saina, Vijender did: Cueist Advani January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Famed cueist Pankaj Advani Monday said he would have never entered into a Padma Bhushan row in the way ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and boxer Vijender Singh did. "I would never do such a thing, it is not my style. But they thought it was right to go out in...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Saina Nehwal Padma Bhushan row January 12, 2015

    Badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'upset' that her quest to know the reason behind the rejection of her nomination for Padma Bhushan snowballed into a big controversy, saying that she never demanded for the prestigious award and would respect the decision of the Sports Ministry. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha January 11, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz marriage, team India squad for cricket 2015 World Cup, India Science Congress and Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan to Saina Nehwal. ...
  • After Saina Nehwal, Boxer Vijender Singh too wants Padma Bhushan January 6, 2015

    With Saina Nehwal getting the Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan after a furore over her nomination being rejected, star India boxer Vijender Singh also threw his hat in the ring for the civilian honour but insisted he won't be "hurt" in case of a rejection. Speaking to PTI, Vijender...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 5, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay January 5, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Saina Nehwal's case rests on special consideration January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The possibility of conferring Padma Bhushan to ace shuttler Saina Nehwal continues to remain uncertain notwithstanding the Sports Ministry's nomination as the last date for receiving such applications by the Home Ministry was September 15 last year. However, President, Vice-President, Prime Minister or the Home Minister may recommend any...
  • News 360: BSF jawan killed as Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire January 5, 2015

    In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan resorted to heavy firing on Monday in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir killing one Border Security Force (BSF) soldier. ...
  • Who am I to demand the award?, asks Saina Nehwal January 5, 2015

    Badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'upset' that her quest to know the reason behind the rejection of her nomination for Padma Bhushan snowballed into a big controversy, saying that she never demanded for the prestigious award and would respect the decision of the Sports Ministry. "I didn't really like the way...
  • Saina Nehwal happy with Sports Ministry recommending her for Padma Bhushan January 5, 2015

    Ace Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal, who was not considered for the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the Sports Ministry earlier, told CNN-IBN that she is very happy with the Ministry's U-turn to announce that it will recommend her for the prestigious award. 'I have done so well for my country,...
  • Sports Minister says Saina Nehwal applied late for Padma Bhushan, BAI contradicts January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday clarified that his ministry received the letter of nomination of badminton star Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan only on Saturday but said that it will "examine the possibility of recommending" her name for the award on Monday. Saina, on Saturday said that...
  • Sushil Kumar is a great player but my case is strong: Saina Nehwal January 3, 2015

    Nehwal made no mistake in expressing her disapointment for not getting nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award and plans to speak with the Sports Ministry. ...
  • Saina Nehwal lashes out on Twitter after Padma Bhushan snub January 3, 2015

    India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has made her discontent over the Padma Bhushan snub public as the Hyderabad-based player came out on Twitter to express her disappointment over the decision taken by the Sports Ministry of India (SAI). SAI overlooked the suggestion of Saina's name made by the Badminton Association of...
  • India's champions: Sporting highs of 2014 December 29, 2014

    India won 57 medals at the Asian Games while Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won four world titles this year. ...
  • PM Modi hails Dabbawalas, Saina Nehwal for joining Swachh Bharat December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed famous 'Dabbawalas' (lunch box-carriers) of Mumbai for joining Swachh Bharat campaign, saying their effort is exemplary. "I congratulate the Dabbawalas of Mumbai for joining Swachh Bharat Mission & extending their continued support to it," Modi tweeted. ...
  • Kidambi Srikanth builds on Pullela Gopichand legacy December 26, 2014

    Saina Nehwal'a breakthrough had given Indian Badminton the inspiration that despite Chinese dominance, success at World Badminton was very much achieveable, Srikanth was one of the first to build on that legacy. ...
  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A successful 2014 behind her, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is now looking for an "even better" outing in the coming year with her eyes trained on 2016 Rio Olympics, besides getting ready to try her hand in coaching. "2014 has been a very good year for me. I...
  • Biopic on me should promote badminton, says Saina Nehwal December 23, 2014

    Bhopal: Ace shuttler and Olympic Bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Tuesday said that she won't mind a biopic made on her life and wants it to highlight the sport of badminton rather than focus on her. Saina, who won three titles this year including the recently won China Open, said that...
  • Saina, Srikanth lose in semis of Superseries Finals December 20, 2014

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost in their respective semi-finals of the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex here Saturday. While World No.4 Saina was tamed 21-11, 13-21, 9-21 in 55 minutes by World No.9 Tai Tzu Ying...
  • Badminton: Saina, Srikanth enter semis at World Super Series Finals December 19, 2014

    Dubai: Badminton ace Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semifinals while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World Super Series Finals here on Friday. World No.4 Saina clinched a pulsating three-game thriller against...
  • Consecutive wins for Saina, Srikanth in World Super Series Finals December 18, 2014

    India's top badminton players Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth took a big step on way to reaching the semifinals at the World Super Series Finals by securing second consecutive wins in their respective group on Friday. Srikanth, who reached a career-high world number six in the rankings today, celebrated his rise...
  • Saina, Srikanth register wins in World Super Series final December 17, 2014

    On a superb day for Indian shuttlers, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and World No.8 Kidambi Srikanth won their respective singles matches to open the World Super Series badminton final campaign on a positive note, in Dubai on Wednesday. Fifth-seeded Saina stunned reigning Asian Games champion Shixian Wang of China 21-17,...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth face stiff competitions in Superseries Finals December 16, 2014

    Dubai: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will look to finish the year on a successful note as the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals get underway on Wednesday at the Hamdan Sports Complex. While World No.4 Saina has been seeded fifth, the men's World...
  • I should have won more titles this year: Saina Nehwal December 14, 2014

    She clinched three individual titles and a couple of bronze medals at prestigious team events this season but far from satiated, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal feels she could have garnered more trophies had it not been for some missed opportunities. After enduring a difficult season in 2013, where she failed...
  • Shuttler Saina Nehwal seeded fifth for World Super Series Finals November 27, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth were seeded fifth and sixth, respectively on Thursday, for the $1,000,000 World Super Series Finals Dec 17-21. The tournament will be held in the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai. Srikanth, who won the China Open Super Series Premier, will...
  • China Open triumph was special: Saina Nehwal November 25, 2014

    Frankly, it was Vimal Sir who insisted that I should play China Open. I was not keen initially, as there was little time to prepare. ...
  • After conquering China, Saina Nehwal aims to become World No.1 November 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: Upbeat over winning the China Open title and moving up to the fourth spot in the latest BWF rankings, star shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is working on becoming the best in the world. "I am happy that, from world number nine to I reached world number four with three...