Saina seeded second at All England
New Delhi: World No.2 Saina Nehwal is seeded second behind Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the women's singles at the All England Badminton Championships, starting in Birmingham March 5.
Saina's best performance at the Premier Super Series tournament came in 2010 when she reached the semifinals. The Hyderabadi will have adequate rest before reaching Birmingham as she is skipping the German Open Grand Prix Gold, beginning Feb 26.
No other Indian has been seeded, though P.V. Sindhu (women's singles), Ajay Jayaram and Parupalli Kashyap in the men's singles are in the main draw.
Jwala Gutta will be making a comeback after a six-month sabbatical following the London Olympics. Jwala will play mixed doubles with her long-term partner V. Diju while in the women's doubles she and controversial Mumbai girl Prajakta Sawant in the qualifiers.
Ashwini Ponnappa, who had paired up with Jwala to win the World Championships bronze and the Commonwealth Games gold, is playing with Pradnya Gadre and she is playing the mixed doubles with Tarun Kona.
Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally b... More Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally being conducted by the Indian Army. Thousands of youth from different districts of Assam as well as from Arunachal Pradesh took part in the process. Through this recruitment drive, hundreds of people will be selected and absorbed into the different regiments of the Indian Army. The army officials were impressed by the large turnout. The Indian army and other security forces regularly conduct such recruitment programmes in the region with an aim to increase the presence of youth from the Northeast in the armed forces.
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