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Asian Games Athletes' Committee poll: Saina set to win uncontested

For the first time in history, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is conducting a poll among athletes to elect 10 members of the Athletes' Committee.

Saina Nehwal is one of India’s most renowned badminton players having won several national and international championships. (Photo: AP)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 10:20 PM IST

‘Saina showed us that if we are committed enough, anything can happen’

India will go to an Asian Games this year without Saina Nehwal for the first time since 2006.

The Indian badminton contingent will be without Saina Nehwal for the first time in an Asian Games since 2006.
Published on Sep 16, 2023 07:34 AM IST
ByRohit Mundayur

Everyone has to retire one day, I have not set any deadline: Saina

The two-time World Championship medallist says she can only resume proper training if her knees heal.

 Badminton player Saina Nehwal speaks during a press conference(PTI)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 11:56 PM IST

‘No deadline but at the moment I am…’: Saina Nehwal opens up on retirement

Saina Nehwal has been laid low by a spate of injuries, which also include a recurring knee issue, forcing the 33-year-old to skip the BWF World Tour events.

Saina Nehwal (Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 08:35 PM IST

Over 4.5 lakh pilgrims have visited the Amarnath cave since July 1

Over 4.5 lakh pilgrims visited the Amarnath cave during this year's yatra, with notable figures such as Saina Nehwal and Sara Ali Khan making the journey. The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry called for a "Jammu bandh" in protest against the Sarore toll plaza and pre-paid electricity smart meters. The National Conference warned that Jammu and Kashmir should be cautious of similar catastrophic events as seen in Himachal Pradesh due to excessive rainfall and landslides. In Poonch district, a man was electrocuted and five others were injured after coming into contact with a live wire. Additionally, a property in Bandipora estate was attached as "proceeds of terrorism" under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Finally, the second edition of the Himalayan Film Festival will be held in Leh from September 29 to October 3 to showcase films from local filmmakers in the Himalayan states and UTs.

Over 4.5 lakh pilgrims have visited the Amarnath cave since July 1 this year. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 11:30 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Thailand Open: PV Sindhu ousted in first round, Kiran George wins

Saina Nehwal won her first round in women's singles while favourites Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the men's doubles second round

Kiran George scripted a stunning straight-game win over world number 9 at Thailand Open(BAI)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Saina Nehwal to skip Asian Games trials due to fitness issues

The injury stricken former world number one had skipped the trials for Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in January

Saina Nehwal is one of India’s most renowned badminton players having won several national and international championships. (Photo: AP)
Published on May 01, 2023 03:21 PM IST

Indian athletes share Apple Watch experience with Tim Cook

Tim Cook took to Twitter to share a few pictures of himself interacting with Indian badminton stars.

Apple CEO Tim Cook interacting with Pullela Gopichand, Saina Nehwal and others. (Twitter/@tim_cook)
Published on Apr 19, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Saina Nehwal pulls out of All England 2023: Report

The Olympic bronze medalist has been replaced by Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min as per media reports.

Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal(PTI/File Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 04:17 PM IST

Farah Khan dances with Sania Mirza, Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj to Oo Antava. Watch

Sania Mirza hosted her farewell bash in Hyderabad, where she joined Irfan Pathan, Saina Nehwal and Yuvraj Singh on stage to groove to Oo Antava with some help from friend Farah Khan. Watch the viral video below.

Sania Mirza, Yuvraj Singh, Saina Nehwal, Yuvraj Singh and Farah Khan on stage.
Published on Mar 06, 2023 12:11 PM IST

No Indian in India Open quarterfinals for first time since 2008

The Indian campaign ended on Day 3 of the competition as Saina Nehwal – the last remaining Indian – crashed out in straight games to China's Chen Yu Fei.

Lakshya Sen(PTI)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Denmark Open: Lakshya Sen, Prannoy advance to pre-quarters; Saina crashes out

Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy qualified for the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing Denmark Open. Meanwhile, veteran Saina Nehwal crashed out.

Lakshya Sen in action.(AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 10:31 PM IST

World C'ships: Prannoy beats Lakshya to enter quarters, Saina Nehwal bows out

H S Prannoy staged a spirited comeback to beat compatriot and CWG champion Lakshya Sen to enter the singles quarterfinals at the ongoing World Championships in Tokyo.

Saina Nehwal(AP)
Updated on Aug 25, 2022 06:34 PM IST

Rejuvenated Saina finds her rhythm

The Indian star showed enough glimpses of her glorious past to earn a significant 21-19, 21-9 victory over Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi

Saina Nehwal of India plays a return during a badminton game of the women's singles against Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong(AP)
Published on Aug 23, 2022 08:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Singapore Open: Saina enters her first quarter-final in 16 months

She earned a stunning win over Chinese fifth seed and two-time World Championship bronze medallist He Bingjiao.

A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2022 10:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Singapore Open 2022: Saina Nehwal makes winning start, Kidambi Srikanth stunned

Saina Nehwal beat compatriot Malvika Bansod in straight games while Kidambi Srikanth fell to a 17-21, 21-15, 18-21 defeat against Mithun Manjunath. 

Saina beat compatriot Malvika Bansod 21-18, 21-15, in a match that lasted 34 minutes.(AP)
Published on Jul 13, 2022 08:32 PM IST

Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu enters second round, Saina Nehwal bows out

Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu had to rely on her experience to defeat He Bing Jiao 21-13 17-21 21-5 to progress into the second round. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal squandered a one-game lead to go down 21-16 17-21 14-21 to Kim Ga Eun.

PV Sindhu is into the second round of the ongoing Malaysia Masters.(AFP)
Published on Jul 06, 2022 04:24 PM IST

PV Sindhu wins, Saina Nehwal loses in Malaysia Open

If Sindhu, a former world champion, dished out a fine performance to outwit Thailand's world number 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina went down fighting against American Iris Wang, ranked 33rd in the world

Sindhu dished out a fine performance to outwit Thailand's world number 10 Pornpawee Chochuwong(SAI Media Twitter)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 12:29 PM IST

Saina Nehwal posts video of husband singing KK song on Twitter. Watch

This video that has been shared on Twitter by Saina Nehwal, shows her husband Parupalli Kashyap singing his favourite KK song Dil Ibadat from Tum Mile.

Saina Nehwal’s husband Parupalli Kashyap sings KK song Dil Ibadat from Tum Mile. (Twitter/@NSaina)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 01:52 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

Badminton Asia Championships: Saina wins opening match, Sen out in first round

Saina, who has been on a comeback trial after recovering from some nagging injuries, eked out a 21-15 17-21 21-13 win over Sim Yujin of South Korea.

A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2022 07:35 PM IST
PTI | , Manila (philippines)

No Saina as Akarshi beats Ashmita to win, young Unnati third in badminton trials

Saina Nehwal is India No 2 (world No 23), behind PV Sindhu (world No 7) who has been given direct selection.

Akarshi Kashyap defeated Ashmita Chaliha(Twitter/GovernorCG)
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 06:59 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Saina lashes out at BAI’s selection trial scheduling

One loss at India Open and BAI tries to pull me down, says former world No.1.

A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(AP)
Published on Apr 14, 2022 10:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'One loss at India open...': Saina Nehwal accuses BAI of 'pulling her down'

Saina Nehwal had won a gold medal at the Gold Coast (CWG) in 2018 after defeating PV Sindhu. In Jakarta, where the Asian Games were held, the former world number one had won a bronze after losing her semifinal tie against Tai Tzu Ying.

Saina Nehwal in action (Getty Images)
Published on Apr 14, 2022 07:13 PM IST
ByHT Sports Desk

Saina to skip trials for CWG, Asiad, Uber Cup

The former world No 1 and CWG and Asian Games medallist criticised the scheduling of trials later this week with the Asian championships to be held later this month

Saina Nehwal(BAI)
Published on Apr 12, 2022 11:01 PM IST

Swiss Open: PV Sindhu, Srikanth look to find top form; Lakhsya Sen opts out

Sindhu and Saina lost in the second round in both German Open and All England Championships.

PV Sindhu plays a shot(PTI/File Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 04:09 PM IST
PTI | , Basel

Sindhu, Saina crash out of German Open, Srikanth through to quarter-finals

Kidambi Srikanth prevailed 21-16 21-23 21-18 over China's Lu Guang Zu in a second round match while PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were beaten in their respective matches. 

Sindhu suffered a shock 14-21 21-15 14-21 loss against China's Zhang Yi Man(PTI/File Photo)
Published on Mar 10, 2022 07:17 PM IST

Sindhu, Srikanth, Lakshya and Saina enter second round of German Open

Top Indian shuttlers, including double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and World Championships silver and bronze winners Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, progressed to the second round of the German Open.

PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth. (Getty Images)
Published on Mar 09, 2022 01:24 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Sindhu, Srikanth, Sen & Saina enter second round of German Open

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal also made an impressive start at the USD 180,000 Super 300 badminton tournament after struggling with fitness issues due to injuries and illness in the last few months.

Sindhu, Srikanth, Sen & Saina enter second round of German Open(PTI)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 10:28 PM IST
PTI | , Muelheim An Der Ruhr (germany)

India Open: Battered and bruised, Saina Nehwal gets on the comeback trail

At the India Open, the former world No 1 went into the second round of a tournament for the first time in ten months, after a series of injuries required tough rehab

Saina Nehwal in action during her opening round of India Open 2022(PTI)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 10:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Hyderabad police book actor Siddharth for tweet against Saina Nehwal

Hyderabad police have booked actor Siddharth for tweet against Saina Nehwal. The actor had apologised to Saina on Tuesday.

Siddharth had issued an apology to Saina Nehwal on Tuesday evening.
Published on Jan 12, 2022 08:31 PM IST
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