Aparna Popat wants more importance to be given to doubles
Aparna Popat wants more importance to be given to doubles

Olympian Aparna Popat on Tuesday asked the country's badminton authorities to lay more emphasis on doubles play to complement Indian shuttlers' rapid rise in singles at the international level, led by Saina Nehwal.

Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry
Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry

The Sport Ministry today made it clear that it never ignored ace doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, saying the Identification Committee had considered their names during the meeting held last month.

Jwala Gutta ​lashes out at sports ministry after being left out of funding scheme
Jwala Gutta ​lashes out at sports ministry after being left out of funding scheme

India's premier women's doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday lashed out at the Indian government after finding herself left out of the scheme to fund the country's top prospective medal winners at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Manu-Sumeeth, Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England
Manu-Sumeeth, Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England

Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy scored an upset win, while women's doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa registering a hard-fought victory to progress to the second round of the All England Open badminton championships, here on Wednesday.

Sports celebrities root for Bengaluru FC as they open I-League campaign today
Sports celebrities root for Bengaluru FC as they open I-League campaign today

Defending I-League champions Bengaluru FC, found some much needed support from sports-personalities rooting for the team as they take on Demps SC on Saturday in the opening fixture of the season.

Indian badminton makes unprecedented leap in 2014
Indian badminton makes unprecedented leap in 2014

It turned out to be a watershed year for Indian badminton as the home shuttlers clinched no less than eight individual titles and also broke new grounds in team championships, making India a dominant force at the international stage.

Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters
Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday.

Saina Nehwal in French Open Round 3, Ashwini Ponappa wins mixed doubles match
Saina Nehwal in French Open Round 3, Ashwini Ponappa wins mixed doubles match

Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the ongoing French Open Super Series underway here as Saina Nehwal made it to the women's singles third round while Ashwini Ponappa also won her second-round match with mixed doubles partner Vladimir Ivanov, here.

Sania, Yuvraj, Bopanna – all going crazy about Ice Bucket Challenge

World known personalities like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Cristiano Ronaldo and Oprah Winfrey have already taken up the challenge and now the Indian sports personalities are also finding themselves gripped by the Ice Bucket fever.

2014 Commonwealth Games: India happy with top-5 finish, officials` arrest a let down

India achieved their objective of finishing in the top five nations at the 20th Commonwealth Games post a successful campaign which threw up new stars, but the arrest of two officials on charges of alleged assault here seems to have dampened the jubilant mood.

CWG 2014: India draw blank in badminton mixed team event

Delhi Games silver medallists India drew a blank in the badminton mixed team event after going down fighting to Singapore 2-3 in the bronze medal play-off at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Monday.

Commonwealth Games 2014: Confident Jwala says shuttlers will win atleast three medals in Glasgow

India’s ace doubles badminton player Jwala Gutta on Sunday expressed confidence in country’s shuttlers ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and claimed that the country may expect at least three medals from badminton.

Jwala-Ashwini pair looks to roar back to form at Indian Open

India`s top doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponappa is not losing her sleep over recent setbacks at the international tournaments and wants to roar back to form with partner Jwala Gutta at the Indian Open Super Series next month.

Ashwini plays singles after 4 years, beats Chandana

Ace Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponappa today returned to the singles event after a gap of four years with a win over Siri Chandana to reach the second round of the 2014 Canara Bank All-India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament.

No communication from BAI about Denmark Open: Jwala

India`s top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta Friday said she and her partner Ashwini Ponappa have not yet received any communication from the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on whether or not they would be playing in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier starting Tuesday. The Delhi High Court had Thursday directed BAI to allow her to participate in tournaments and suspended the life ban on her.

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