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Want Tan Kim Her to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand
Want Tan Kim Her to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

With BAI roping in top doubles coach Tan Kim Her, India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Saturday said the Malaysian will bring in a lot of experience and knowledge and he wants him to ensure maximum qualification for the Olympics Games next year.

I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand
I want Kim to maximise qualification for Rio Olympics: Pullela Gopichand

With BAI roping in top doubles coach Tan Kim Her, India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today said the Malaysian will bring in a lot of experience and knowledge and he wants him to ensure maximum qualification for the Olympics Games next year.

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand
Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa getting all the support, says Pullela Gopichand

India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Wednesday rubbished all the allegations levelled against him by Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, and insisted that the Indian women's doubles pair are getting all the support from BAI, SAI and the government.

BAI chief Akhilesh Das Gupta elected BAC vice-president
BAI chief Akhilesh Das Gupta elected BAC vice-president

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta was on Saturday elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term.

IBL promoters ready to take BAI to court
IBL promoters ready to take BAI to court

 The promoters of the Indian Badminton League (IBL), Sports Solutionz, are considering legal action against Badminton Association of India in the wake of reports that BAI has terminated the tournament agreement with them.

BAI announces reward for Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap
BAI announces reward for Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Tuesday announced a cash award of Rs 5 lakh each to World No. 2 Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap for their impressive performance on the international stage.

5 lakh cash award for Kidambi Srikanth from BAI
5 lakh cash award for Kidambi Srikanth from BAI

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Akhilesh Das Gupta on Monday announced a cash award of Rs five lakhs for World No.4 Kidambi Srikanth in recognition of the young shuttler's Swiss Open victory.

Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang
Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang

Seeking to steer clear of the furore that was triggered by Saina Nehwal's open displeasure at being ignored for the Padma awards, ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang said he would prefer to wait for the government to take a call on such matters.

After Saina Nehwal, boxer Vijender Singh too wants Padma Bhushan recommendation
After Saina Nehwal, boxer Vijender Singh too wants Padma Bhushan recommendation

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Tuesday stated that he also wanted the Indian boxing Federation (IBF) to recommend his name for the Padma Bhushan award.

Padma Bhushan row: Who am I to demand award, asks Saina Nehwal
Padma Bhushan row: Who am I to demand award, asks Saina Nehwal

Indian badminton sensation Saina Nehwal stated on Monday that who is she to demand the Padma Bhushan award, with stories in the media running after she had expressed her disappointment for not being nominated for the prestigious award.

Finally, Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan
Finally, Sports ministry to recommend Saina Nehwal for Padma Bhushan

Sports ministry on Monday decided to recommend the name of ace Indian shutter Saina Nehwal for the Padma Bhushan award.

Padma Bhushan row: Examining possibility of recommending Saina Nehwal, says Sonowal
Padma Bhushan row: Examining possibility of recommending Saina Nehwal, says Sonowal

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 yesterday but said that it will "examine the possibility of recommending" her name for the award on Monday.

Padma Bhushan row: Saina Nehwal thanks fans for messages of support
Padma Bhushan row: Saina Nehwal thanks fans for messages of support

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal on Saturday thanked all her fans for their support after Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms.

Saina Nehwal disappointed by Padma Bhushan award snub
Saina Nehwal disappointed by Padma Bhushan award snub

Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has been left disappointed after the Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms.

Must have separate camp for doubles: Prakash Padukone
Must have separate camp for doubles: Prakash Padukone

India should consider having a separate camp for doubles badminton players to improve the standard in this format, feels legendary shuttler Prakash Padukone.

Saina Nehwal wants Vimal Kumar as badminton coach for Incheon Asian Games
Saina Nehwal wants Vimal Kumar as badminton coach for Incheon Asian Games

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has been training under Vimal Kumar for the last one week, wants the former chief coach to travel to Incheon, Korea with her for the upcoming Asian Games.

HC seeks responses from Centre on PIL against badminton body

The Delhi High Court has sought responses from the Centre and others including the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on a PIL alleging "arbitrariness" in holding of election of office bearers of the sports body.

Parupalli Kashyap awarded Rs.25 lakh by BAI

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) Sunday announced cash rewards for Indian medal winners -- Parupalli Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, P.V. Sindhu and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt -- at the Commonwealth Games.

India has bid for 2017 Veterans World Championship: BAI

A series of big-ticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade.

BAI President announces Rs 40 lakh for Uber Cup team

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta today announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for the Indian women`s team that created history by winning the bronze medal in the recently-concluded Li-Ning BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals.