Indian badminton queen Saina Nehwal regains number one spot in world rankings
Indian badminton queen Saina Nehwal regains number one spot in world rankings

India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal regained No. 1 spot in world rankings on Thursday.

World Badminton Championships: Saina advances; Kashyap stunned, Srikanth, Prannoy win
World Badminton Championships: Saina advances; Kashyap stunned, Srikanth, Prannoy win

Indian badminton ace Parupalli Kashyap suffered shock defeat, while HS Prannoy moved into the third round at the World Badminton Championships on Wednesday at Jakarta, Indonesia.

World Badminton Championship: P Kashyap, HS Prannoy enter second round
World Badminton Championship: P Kashyap, HS Prannoy enter second round

Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and H S Prannoy warmed up for bigger battles ahead with straight-game victories in the opening round of the prestigious World Badminton Championship here on Monday.

I am in the form of my life: Badminton ace Parupalli Kashyap
I am in the form of my life: Badminton ace Parupalli Kashyap

Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap says he is in the form of his life and is eager to make a mark at the World Badminton Championships in Jakarta from August 10 to 16.

Can win medal at World Championships: Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth
Can win medal at World Championships: Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth

World No.3 shuttler Kidambi Srikanth believes he has a strong chance of winning a medal at the World Badminton Championships at Jakarta August 10-16.

We stand good chance to win medals at World Championship: P Gopichand
We stand good chance to win medals at World Championship: P Gopichand

Confident about India's preparation for the upcoming World Championship, chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said the home shuttlers have the best chance of winning multiple medals at the prestigious tournament next month.

Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme
Sports Ministry set to include Jwala-Ashwini in TOP scheme

The Sports Ministry is set to include shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme even as it extended support to national coach Pullela Gopichand, who was accused of bias by the top women's doubles pair.

Financial aid to shuttlers under TOP Scheme
Financial aid to shuttlers under TOP Scheme

As part of its Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, the Sports Ministry on Tuesday decided to provide financial assistance to the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, where four shuttlers are currently training under the programme.

Want to be on top of my game in World Badminton Championships: Parupalli Kashyap
Want to be on top of my game in World Badminton Championships: Parupalli Kashyap

London Olympic Games quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap wants to train hard for seven weeks and be at the peak of his game and fitness ahead of the August 10-16 World Badminton Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12
Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12

Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy rose a place to be at No.12 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

Parupalli Kashyap back inside top 10 in BWF ranking
Parupalli Kashyap back inside top 10 in BWF ranking

Riding on a semifinal finish at the Indonesia Super Series Premier badminton tournament, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap regained his place inside the top 10 in the latest BWF's world ranking, release on Thursday.

Parupalli Kashyap loses to Kento​ Momota in Indonesia Open semis
Parupalli Kashyap loses to Kento​ Momota in Indonesia Open semis

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap lost to Japan's Kento Momota in three games in the men's singles semifinal of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Saturday.

Parupalli Kashyap enters Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal bows out
Parupalli Kashyap enters Indonesia Open semis, Saina Nehwal bows out

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap entered the semi-finals but world No.3 Saina Nehwal crashed out, losing to China's former world No.1 Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Friday.

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap in Indonesia Open quarters, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini lose
Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap in Indonesia Open quarters, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini lose

India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap entered the quarter-finals but Kidambi Srikanth and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the pre-quarterfinals of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal drops to 3rd in world rankings
Saina Nehwal drops to 3rd in world rankings

Indian ace Saina Nehwal was on Wednesday displaced from the top spot in badminton world rankings, slipping to third in the latest women's singles list.

Parupalli Kashyap in quarters, Kidambi Srikanth ousted from Indonesia Open
Parupalli Kashyap in quarters, Kidambi Srikanth ousted from Indonesia Open

 Parupalli Kashyap stunned World No.5 Son Wan Ho in straight games to enter the men's singles quarterfinals but Kidambi Srikanth bowed out of the Indonesian Open Super Series badminton tournament after going down to a lower-ranked opponent in a hard-fought contest here on Wednesday.

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.

India's campaign ends with 1-4 loss to Korea in Sudirman Cup
India's campaign ends with 1-4 loss to Korea in Sudirman Cup

 Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal was the only bright spot in what turned out to be a dismal day for the Indian badminton team as it crashed out of the prestigious Sudirman Cup after a 1-4 loss to three-time champions Korea in a Group 1D tie, here on Wednesday.

Govt names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP
Govt names 45 athletes selected for assistance under TOP

Led by Beijing Olympics gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, there are 17 shooters from among 45 athletes, who have been selected by the government for financial assistance under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

Saina Nehwal, PV​ Sindhu win; Parupalli​ Kashyap loses in Asia Championship
Saina Nehwal, PV​ Sindhu win; Parupalli​ Kashyap loses in Asia Championship

World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while P V Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here on Thursday.