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President Pranab honours 12 sports personalities

Sagardighi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday honoured 12 sports personalities including PK Banerjee (Football), Gurbux Singh (Hockey) and Akhtar Ali (Tennis) for their life time achievements. He conferred speials honours to five footballers, Bhaskar Ganguly, Monoranjan Bhattacharjee, Prashanta Banerjee, Manas Bhattacharjee, Mihir Basu, cricketer Pranab Roy, athlete Saraswati Saha, archer Dola Banerjee and chess player Dibyendu Barua were conferred special honored. The felicitation was organised by All Sport Foundation on the occasion of Foundation Laying Ceremony of KKM Memorial Sports Academy and Wellness Centre at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. (UNI)

Sindhu rises to World No.9

New Delhi: World Championship bronze medallist PV Sindhu rose a place to a career-best position of No.9 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The 18-year-old is now only two places behind the top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who is at No.7. Chinese Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui leads the women’s singles rankings. In men’s singles, Parupalli Kashyap remains India’s highest ranked player at No.18 while rising shuttler Kidambi Srikanth dropped a place to No.21. Mumbai’s Ajay Jayaram remained on No.22. Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei leads the men’s rankings at No.1. No Indian figures in the top-25 of the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles rankings. (IANS)

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