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Sindhu enters China Open final

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Fuzhou, 19 Nov 2016 : Olympic silver medallist P.V Sindhu edged past Sung ji Hyun of South Korea to advance to the final of the China Superseries Premier badminton tournament here on Saturday. The Indian seventh seed lost the first game 11-21 but fought back to snatch the next two games 23-21, 21-19 respectively. The thrilling encounter lasted an hour and 24 minutes.

In the final, double World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu will face Chinese Sun Yu who moved past Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying 21-8, 23-21 in 46 minutes.

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Want to contribute to India: Saina after joining BJP

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New Delhi, 29 Jan : Badminton star Saina Nehwal took the political plunge on Wednesday by joining the ruling BJP.

Nehwal, who was honoured with India’s highest award for sporting excellence – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – joined the saffron party in the presence of BJP General Secretary Arun Singh.

Soon after joining, she said, “It’s pretty new for me. I would like to contribute for the betterment for India.” Heaping praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said he was an inspiration for her move to join the BJP.

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No rise in Ambani’s stake, subsidiaries’ shares merged with RSHL: RIL

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New Delhi, 19 Sep : Denying reports of rise in Mukesh Ambani’s stake in Reliance Industries (RIL), a company spokesperson has said that under the ongoing restructuring of RIL’s subsidiaries, five subsidiaries holding 17.19 crore shares have merged with Reliance Services and Holdings Limited (RSHL), a company controlled by Petroleum Trust.

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Tendulkar wishes for quick recovery of Saina

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New Delhi, 17 March : Saina Nehwal turned 29 on Sunday and wishes poured in from various quarters for the ace India shuttler.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar not only wished Saina but also expressed concer over the shuttler’s health as the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist had earlier said she was admitted to a hospital after being diagnosed with ‘acute gastroenteritis with mild pancreatitis’.

After crashing out of the All England Open badminton championships quarter-finals, Saina was forced to miss the Swiss Open 2019 due to the problem.

Wishing Saina, Tendulkar said on Twitter: “Happy birthday to our very own Olympic medalist, @NSaina. Hoping for your quick recovery so you can continue to inspire the youth.”

Meanwhile, male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and India women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal also wished the shuttler.

“Wishing you a very happy birthday, @NSaina. Have a smashing year ahead!,” Srikanth said.

“A very happy birthday @NSaina Wishing you a great and successful year ahead,” Rani wished.

Earlier, informing about her health, Saina had posted on instagram saying: “So some sad news. I was really going through acute stomach pain from last Monday. I managed to play few matches in All England with lot of pain and decided to skip Swiss Open and come back to India and find out the issue and I found out it’s Acute Gastroenteritis with mild pancreatitis and the doctors have recommended me to get admitted and hopefully I recover soon out of it.”

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