Saina Nehwal

NEW DELHI: Clearly indicating that politics is her retirement "go-to", star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

BJP, on its official Twitter handle, posted a video of Nehwal joining the party at its headquarters in the capital in the presence of senior party leaders.

On the professional front, Saina was last seen playing in the Thailand Masters tournament, where her performance remained less than impressive as she was knocked in the very first round.

Nov 25, 2019 16:11
MUMBAI: The upcoming Premier Badminton League has lost one of its big draws after 29-year-old shuttler announced via twitter on Sunday that she needs to recover after a difficult year that has seen her hampered by a series of injuries as well as illness. The fifth edition of the PBL is scheduled to start next month.
Oct 09, 2018 12:10
PUNE: Herbalife Nutrition India organized the second edition of its flagship ‘Fit Families’ Fest in the city on Sunday which aimed to celebrate fitness and togetherness. The fest drew over 2000 people and was attended by the likes of Herbalife brand ambassadors Saina Nehwal and Mary Kom as well as sports scientist Shayamal Vallabhjee.
Oct 08, 2018 19:10
NEW DELHI: The Premier Badminton League (PBL) held its auction on Monday for Season 4 of the competition. The event was of significance due to the addition of the Pune 7 Aces franchise, making for a nine-team league. As a result, all nine teams had to revamp their squads.
Jul 18, 2018 12:07
MUMBAI: The recently announced Do-iT Talent Ventures (DTV), promoted by Darshana Bhalla and Radha Kapoor Khanna, will henceforth be representing Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal. DTV has signed a long term deal with the badminton superstar and Padma Bhushan awardee for all her commercial and player endeavours. This includes sponsorships, endorsements, publishing, appearance’s, digital rights, amongst others. 
May 25, 2018 19:05
MUMBAI: Badminton star Saina Nehwal is in the Top 5 amongst the women athletes on ESPN’s ‘World Fame 100’ list for 2018.  Saina is 50th overall in ESPN’s ‘World Fame 100’ which is dominated by male superstars. But when it comes to women, Saina is the top-ranked Indian and ranked fourth after Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams. 
May 07, 2018 16:05
NEW DELHI: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has formulated a no-parents policy for the upcoming Asian Games, to be held in Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September.  This decision will be communicated to all IOA-affiliated sports associations.
Mar 14, 2018 16:03
MUMBAI: Former Team India captain Rahul Dravid and badminton star Saina Nehwal are among the sports personalities who have been cheated by a Bengaluru firm in which they have invested in, according to a media report. Vikram Investments has been accused of duping 1,776 investors of billions of rupees, a Times of India report quotes the Bengaluru police as confirming.
Nov 16, 2017 13:11
JUST RECENTLY this column delved on the need for stakeholders in sports other than cricket to stop the quest to be the number two in the country, and instead concentrate on building on their sport's unique strengths and monetize it effectively. Not to be harried each time cricket makes millions.
Nov 03, 2017 11:11
MUMBAI: Kidambi Srikanth has netted a career-best ranking of World No. 2 after jumping two places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, released on Thursday. Srikanth, who reached five finals and clinched four titles this year so far, now has 73,403 points, 4527 point away from World Champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who heads the ranking list.
Oct 27, 2017 14:10
MUMBAI: India will for the first time witness the coming together of badminton world legends Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Peter Gade, Taufik Hidayat, Lee Yong Dae on November 4, at the Dome at The National Sports Club of India (NSCI), Mumbai.  These International legends will be sharing the stage with Indian Legends Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand in a never seen before badminton extravaganza in the city.