Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sania's poster removed


On objection by a section of crowd business establishments have started removing the poster of the "Poster girl".Recently a couple has changed their daughters name... It seems the brand Sania is hitting a new low
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wedding reception : Sania & Shoaib

Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik, right, and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza look at each other during their wedding reception in Hyderabad, India. Mirza and Malik were married on Monday, April 12, 2010
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Love @ third sight for sania mirza

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Falling in love at first sight in not new, but ever heard of falling in love in the third one? Well, that's the case as far as the newly married cross-border sports couple Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik are concerned.

Appearing before the media for the first time since their controversial, yet news headline dominating wedding, Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik disclosed that their love for each other was of a different kind.

A visibly happy and vibrant Sania told 'anxious' media persons she had met Malik for the first time in 2004, but the meeting lasted for only two minutes at a restaurant in Hobart.

The very next day Shoaib along with former fast bowler Waqar Younis came to watch her match where she found the 'all-rounder' Malik 'very simple' and 'attractive.'

But when did they decide to take the marital vows? It was after Mirza's engagement with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza crashed, said the giggling tennis ace, and also made it clear that Shoaib did not propose to her.

"It was decided from both sides," Sania said.

Sania said now that they are married, she wants to forget all the hullabaloo surrounding her wedding lead a happy life.

Responding to a question, she made it clear she would continue supporting her homeland in future India-Pakistan encounter on the cricket field, but was quick to add that she would want her hubby to hit a century.

While Sania did much of the talking, Shoaib, though unwanting, responded to some questions.

Replying to a question, Shoaib clarified that Sania would play 'only' for India and she would have the good wishes of Pakistan.

Shoaib Malik & Sania Mirza @ wedding reception

Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik, right, and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, center, pose for a photograph with an unidentified woman during their wedding reception in Hyderabad, India.
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Sania wedding reception in Hyderabad,

 April 15, 2010 photo provided by the Mirza family, Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik, second right, and Indian tennis starSania Mirza, center, pose for a photograph along with Sania's father Imran Mirza, left, mother Naseema Mirza, right, and Sahara Group chief Subroto Roy during their wedding reception in Hyderabad, India. Mirza and Malik were married on Monday, April 12, 2010
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I was marrying a person, not a Pakistani: Sania

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"I wasn't marrying a Pakistani. I was marrying a person I liked and he was marrying a person."
This was Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza response in her first media interaction, four days after she tied the knot with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik(28), when asked about her cross-border marriage that hogged media limelight for days.
"It didn't matter if he (Shoaib) was from Timbuktu. He could have been from anywhere," Sania (23) said.
"I was marrying a person, not a Pakistani, people try to make it political but we were very clear that we were two individuals who were getting married just like normal people... Everyone had an opinion... but the most important thing is that now we are relieved as we are married," she said.
Sania said now that they are married, she wants to forget all the hullabaloo surrounding her wedding and lead a happy life.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shoaib Malik, right, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, left and Sania's father Imran Mirza pose during a Sangeet ceremony

In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 and provided by the Mirza family, Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik, right, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, left and Sania's father Imran Mirza pose during a Sangeet ceremony, part of wedding festivities, in Hyderabad, India
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Shoaib Malik, right, and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza pose for a photo during a Sangeet ceremony

In this Wednesday, April 14, 2010 photo provided by the Mirza family, Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik, right, and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza pose for a photo during a Sangeet ceremony, part of wedding festivities, in Hyderabad, India
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Shoaib Malik & Sania Mirza look at each other during a Sangeet ceremony

In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, and provided by the Mirza family, Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik, left, and Indian tennisstar Sania Mirza look at each other during a Sangeet ceremony, part of wedding festivities, in Hyderabad, India. Mirza and Malik were married on Monday, April 12, 2010.
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Sania to be Pakistan Govt's brand ambassadors

Cricketer Shoaib Malik and his Indian wife Sania Mirza are to be declared as brand ambassadors of Pakistan's population welfare ministry, it was announced here Wednesday.
Population Welfare Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan made the announcement while speaking to reporters here Wednesday before leaving for India on a five-day official visit, during which she will also attend the newly-married couple's wedding reception.
She expressed the hope that the pair would play their role in controlling the high birth rate in both India and Pakistan, Online news agency reported.
Responding to a question, the minister said the marriage of Shoaib and Sania would help to revive the stalled sub-continental peace talks.
She said a 'historical reception' would be accorded to Shoaib and Sania on their arrival in Pakistan.
Speaking about her engagements in India, Awan said she would be meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Sports and Youth Affairs Minister M.S. Gill.
Awan is visiting India at Azad's invitation. 

Wedding reception of Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza

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The sangeet ceremony of the newly-wed Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who tied the knot with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik earlier in the week, was today held at a city hotel here.

Both Sania and Shoaib, who got married on Monday, attended the ceremony.

Sania's outfit for the occasion was designed by Shantanu and Nikhil, while Shoaib's dress was gifted to his newly-wed wife's family members, the tennis player's spokesperson said.

The guests had a lively evening as some enthralling music was played out on the occasion.

The menu for the evening included a lavish spread of about seven starters, a salad counter, a kebab corner, 10 main course dishes and six deserts, the spokesperson added.

Former tennis players Jaideep Mukherjee and Akhtar Ali also attended the wedding celebrations.

Inidan fans change theie daughters name to Sangeetha from "Sania"


Annoyed by tennis player, Sania Mirza's marriage to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, a Ujjain couple have decided to change their eight-year-old daughter's name from Sania to Sangeeta.
The couple Geeta and Madanlal Harod had named their daughter after Sania in 2002 as they felt that the name would bring glory to their family.
Madanlal told PTI that although he was a staunch Hindu, he and his wife had no problems in giving their daughter a Muslim name as Sania was very popular then.
He said that they liked the name Sania as the tennis player had brought glory for India through her game.
An application to change his daughter Sania's name to Sangeeta has already been filed with the Saraswati Shishu Mandir where her daughter is studying in class III, he said.
Sania's name would not have been changed had the tennis player had married an Indian Muslim, Madanlal said.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mrs Shoaib Malik...........

Sania Mirza (R), Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik (L) and Sania's mother Naseema Mirza smile during the wedding ceremony
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Subroto Roy blesses India's tennis player Sania Mirza

Subroto Roy (L), chairman of Sahara India, blesses India's tennis player Sania Mirza (C) as Sania's father Imran Mirza (2nd L) and her mother Naseema Mirza (R) watch during the wedding ceremony in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad April 12, 2010.
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Sania mirza with her family @ wedding

Shoaib Malik, left and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza , sit as they pose for photographs during their marriage ceremony in Hyderabad, India on Monday April 12 2010. The union of two of South Asia's best known sports personalities came amid a controversy caused by another Indian woman, Ayesha Siddique, who claimed she was already married to Malik. Last week, Muslim elders brokered a divorce between the pair, clearing the way for the wedding. Also seen standing are from left, Sania Mirza's father Imran Mirza, sister Anam Mirza, Malik's mother Sultana Farooq and Sania's mother Naseema Mirza.

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Sania Mirza react during their marriage ceremony

Sania Mirza react during their marriage ceremony in Hyderabad, India on Monday April 12, 2010
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At last Sania Mirza married

Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza married Monday after a troubled engagement in a union that bridges the two nations' bitter sporting and political divide.
The wedding was the final chapter in a complex and often contradictory saga during which Malik consistently denied claims by an Indian woman, Ayesha Siddiqui, that she had married the cricketer in 2002.
The ceremony took place in the presence of family and friends at a hotel in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, Mirza's spokeswoman Rucha Naik said.
"The (wedding) has just been completed. Please pray for the couple," Naik told reporters.
The marriage was originally scheduled for April 15. The Press Trust of India cited family sources as saying it had been brought forward after Muslim clerics in Hyderabad criticised the fact that Malik was living in his future bride's house before the wedding.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Shoaib moves out of Sania's house b4 wedding

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Amid hectic wedding preparations, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in keeping with customs has moved out of Sania Mirza's house before their marriage on April 15 though his family members are staying at her place.

The clarification came from Sania's spokesperson after a fatwa was issued by Sunni Ulema Board which said that a bride and the groom staying in the same house before marriage is un-Islamic and unacceptable.

When contacted, the All India Sunni Ulema Board distanced itself from the fatwa.

"We have nothing to do with this outfit. Such fatwas cannot be issued," AISUB spokesperson said.

Shoaib-Sania a hit masala on Pak TV

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With the Sania Mirza-Shoaib Malik wedding only a few days away, Pakistani TV channels are busy running special shows some serious, some not-so-serious on the couple.

In a special edition of Geo News' religious chat show 'Aalim Online', host Aamir Liaquat Hussain, referred to by his numerous detractors as 'Jaahil Online', talked about the importance of the 'nikaah' to a virtuous woman.

He told his audience that a man should marry a woman who is 'respectful', not someone who is rich, famous and beautiful. He also rebuked cricketer Shoaib Malik for making fun of the 'nikaah'.

"Whatever has happened to Shoaib (vis-a-vis Indian woman Ayesha Siddiqui who claimed to be married to him) is his own doing. He has made a 'tamasha' of nikaah, with the whole world asking if nikaah can be done on the phone or not," Hussain said.

He even spoke to Ayesha Siddiquis father on the show. "Why did you allow your daughter to meet him, speak to him on the sly? Why did you not object then?" Hussain also gave a sermon on the fact that Pakistanis should not get too excited because they were getting a 'bahu' from 'Bharat'.

He said Shoaib had done his "setting" and was now practicing "dance". Hum Sab Umeed Sai Hain, the same channels flagship humour show, shot a parody on the couple.

In the spoof, Shoaib tells the host that his sudden decision to marry was because tennis star Sania has fitness issues and he was free for a year (due to a ban imposed on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board). "We were both free, so we decided to marry," he said.

The Sania lookalike tells the host that she had earlier "practiced" how to get engaged and now she was practicing to marry and she was sure that she'd win the "final round".

 She said in tennis, "love" means nothing "zero".  Asked if she was happy with her decision, she said, "My family is saying I am happy, so I must be happy!"

Another spoof has hard line ideologue Zahid Hamid criticizing the Indo-Pakistan marriage, saying that Shoaib was being "unfair" to his country and that this marriage was not "valid".

When reminded that Sania was a Muslim, the spoof quoted Hamid as saying: "If you're a Hindu Hindustani, you're a Hindu first then a Hindustani, and if you're a Non-Hindu Hindustani, you are still a Hindu first and then a Hindustani."

On other channels, talk show hosts are doing specials on the couple asking designers what Sania should wear for her wedding, discussing how a storyline would unfold if a serial was planned on their lives, and even a possible book on whether the marriage last.

supporters of Ayesha Siddiqui, protests

supporters of Ayesha Siddiqui, who claims she married Pakistan cricketer Shoab Malik in 2002, protest against Malik in front of her residence in Hyderabad on April 6. The celebrity wedding of Malik and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was back on track Wednesday after he "divorced" another woman
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cricket bats which carry pictures of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza

A Pakistani shop keeper shows cricket bats which carry pictures of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik in Malik's hometown of Sialkot Pakistan on Friday, April 9, 2010.
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Sania Mirza and Pakistan’s former cricket captain Shoaib Malik,

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FILE - In this Monday, April 5, 2010 file photo, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, left, and Pakistan’s former cricket captain Shoaib Malik, right, address the media in Hyderabad, India. A Muslim imam chosen to conduct the planned wedding between Malik and Mirza says the pair have moved up the ceremony

Sania, Shoaib iving together before marriage ???

Tennis star Sania Mirza's marriage with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has sparked another row with some religious scholars issuing a 'fatwa' or religious edict against their living and mingling freely even before the marriage is solemnised.

Sunni Ulema Board, a group of religious scholars, said both the sportspersons were bringing disrepute to Islam and Muslim community through their actions.

The board issued a 'fatwa' terming their actions 'haram' (forbidden) and asked Muslims to stay away from the April 15 marriage.

'The kind of actions the two are indulging in like living together and addressing media together are 'haram' in Islam,' said Moulana Haseebul Hasan Siddiqui, a religious scholar.

Shoaib has been staying at Sania's residence here for more than a week and television pictures showed them dancing and doing physical exercises together.

'Islam permits a man and woman to see each other only once before marriage and it does not allow them to live together and indulge in this sort of activities before marriage,' he said.

He felt that all the actions of Sania and Shoaib were bringing a bad name to Islam and the Muslim community and advised invitees to stay away from their marriage as men and women would mingle freely there in total disregard of Islamic principles.

'Muslims should stay away from such gatherings where men and women mingle freely in violation of Islamic principles,' he said.

The religious scholar had also issued a 'fatwa' against Sania Mirza for favouring pre-marital sex three years ago. He had opined that Sania committed a big sin by promoting 'zina' (fornication). The tennis ace, however, denied making the remarks.

Shoaib has already come under criticism from clergy for denying marriage with Ayesha Siddiqui even after admitting that he signed the 'nikahnama'. The Pakistani star last week divorced Ayesha after the latter filed a case of cheating against him.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sania Mirza collects Pak visa, next what Pak citizenship?

 Sania Mirza flew into the capital on Tuesday on a brief visit to get her visa to Pakistan where a post-wedding reception is scheduled next month.


Accompanied by her mother, the 23-year-old Mirza, went to the Pakistan High Commission and completed the formalities.


"We have got the visa. We are happy. Now that we have got the visa, we will be travelling to Pakistan", her mother Nasima Mirza told reporters.


Sania herself declined to comment on the impending marriage. "I am not answering any questions", she told reporters.


Nasima said the family was very happy with Sania's decision. "We are very happy about her decision. We are all with her and Inshallah we wish all the best to her," she said.


Her mother refused to talk about Sania's previous engagement with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza. "I don't want to comment on what all happened in the past and we should all look ahead," she said.


After Pakistani news channel Geo TV broke the news, the Mirza household confirmed the development late in the night through a statement.


A statement by Sania's father Imran Mirza said Sania and Malik will be based in Dubai, where the cricketer is a resident.


"This is a unique case where the husband and wife will represent their respective countries in sport," Imran said in the statement.


"My wedding Inshallah is going to be the biggest day of my life. I have been in the constant glare for too long and would appreciate privacy at this very personal moment in my life," Sania was quoted as having said in a statement.


While the marriage is likely to be held on April 11 or 12 in Hyderabad, the 'Walima' or reception is expected to be held in Lahore on April 16 or 17.

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Shaoib Malik's family applies for visas to India

Six members of Shoaib Malik's family have applied for visas to travel to India for the Pakistani cricketer's much-anticipated wedding with tennis star Sania Mirza.

"Six members of the Malik family have applied for visas but Shoaib himself hasn't submitted his application so far.

But he is expected to do it soon," official sources said.

The applications were submitted by Shoaib's uncle Zafar Malik.

Sources also confirmed that Shoaib's mother was granted visa to travel to India last month. It is speculated that Shoaib's mother made the marriage proposal to the Mirza family during the trip.
Shoaib and Sania are set to marry next month and shift to Dubai after tying the knot. The two met in Australia in January.
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Sania & Shoaib: when did it all start?

 It's an Indo-Pak love match that has created ripples on both sides of the border but no one seems to have a clue about just when and where did love blossom between Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza and dashing Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik.

A day after surprising almost everyone, except family, by announcing that they will tie the knot next month, speculation continues as to where exactly the romance began.

Sources say the two first met in Australia in January where Sania had just crashed out of the Australian Open and Pakistan had suffered yet another embarrassing defeat at the hands of Ricky Ponting's men.

Not a trip to remember professionally but personally it was to be a life-changing one at least for Sania, who broke off her engagement with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza at the end of that month, citing incompatibility.

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Sania to get Pakistan visa today

Sania Mirza and her family will be leaving for Pakistan shortly to meet former cricket captain Shoib Malik and his family.

Mirza is to marry Shoaib Malik and a formal wedding reception has been scheduled within a month.

According to diplomatic sources, Sania, her parents and sister have applied for a visa at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and are expected to get visas by this evening.

After the marriage, the couple will be based in Dubai, where Shoaib is a resident. Sania will continue to play tennis once she recovers fully from the wrist injury that has marred her career in the recent past.

Yestarday, Sania told mediapersons that her marriage will be the biggest day of her life.

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Sohrab Mirza's father wishes Sania on her engagement

Adil Mirza, father of Sania Mirza's ex-fiance, today wished good luck to the ace tennis player following her engagement to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.

"I spoke to Imran (Sania's father) and congratulated him.

It is a happy thing. I wish best of luck for them," Adil Mirza told reporters here.

He said Sania's engagement to Shoaib Malik will not affect the ties between the two families.

"No way. It is an old relationship," he said.

Adil said Sohrab Mirza was aware of the development and he would wish Sania on her engagement.

"In fact, he will wish her," Adil Mirza said.

Sania got engaged to Sohrab, her childhood friend, last year but it broke down due to incompatibility between the two.

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Sania's engagement baffles common sense

The decision of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza to tie the knot with Shoaib Malik has baffled people in her home town and triggered a debate on her move in view of the controversy involving the Pakistani cricketer.

The people, especially youngsters, were heard discussing the possible impact of the wedding on India-Pakistan relations, on her tennis career and whether Sania would remain an Indian citizen or become a Pakistani.

There is also speculation that the 23-year-old would stop playing tennis after the 2012 Olympics.

Coming a couple of months after she called off her engagement to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza citing 'incompatibility', the news of her proposed marriage with former Pakistani captain has surprised her fans and critics alike.



Even close family friends of Sania had no information about the alliance till her family Monday night confirmed a report by Pakistani television channel Geo News.

Some of her fans believe that she has taken a risk by choosing a Pakistani as her life partner given the strained relations between the two neighbours.

Sania Mirza is perhaps the first Indian celebrity to marry a Pakistani who is also a sports star in his country. The news of the marriage has attracted intense attention here.

'Sania and Shoaib will make a handsome couple. I wish her all the best,' said S. Rashmi, a student.

The opinion was divided on whether the alliance would help strengthen people-to-people ties. 'Marriage of the two celebrities would make no difference to Indo-Pak relations as they would have no influence on the powers that decide the foreign policies,' said M.A. Amir, a software professional.

Though Sania's family in their statement said she would settle down in Dubai after the marriage and would continue to represent India in coming events, her relatives were tight-lipped on whether she would remain an Indian or accept Pakistani citizenship after a few years. 'I don't think she will ever accept Pakistani citizenship given the strained relations between the two countries,' feels Fauzan Hashmi, a student.

Sania's critics feel she has committed a 'double fault' by breaking off the engagement with her childhood friend and then choosing a Pakistani, who allegedly cheated a girl from her own city after marrying her.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Is Sania Mirza marrying Shoaib Malik? fake news or true?

To  be or not to be...There has been lot of hue & cry over Sania Mirza's Marriage.
The latest item to hit the charts is about Shoaib Mailk and Sania Mirza's Engagement.
Some Pakistani News channel (Geo TV) Started all this news.
The story says that The engagement will happen on April 16th. 
According to the channel, Shoaib's mother met Sania's parents in India and accepted her as future daughter-in-law.

The 'Walima' or reception is expected to be held in Lahore on April 16 or 17, according to the channel, which quoted sources as saying that Sania and Shoaib fell in love some six-and-half months ago and it could be the reason for the breaking up of Sania's engagement with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza.

"I desire to get married soon. You will soon get some good news but it depends on my family. I fully expect to get married this year," Shoaib had said in a recent interaction with the media here.

Asked if it would be an arranged marriage, he said, "No can say what will happen, but it will take place with the concurrence of my family."


Some Indian News channel Revealed that all this news is fake.




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Sania Mirza to tie knot with Shoaib malik?

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's family Monday confirmed that she was all set to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.

An Indian news channel quoted Sania's father Imran Mirza as saying that the reports of her proposed marriage with Malik were true. According to the channel, he said that the marriage would take place in a month and that the couple would settle down in Dubai after tying the knot.

Imran said that both Sania and Malik would continue to represent their countries in their respective games.

However, Sania's father or any family member did not come out of the house to speak to mediapersons waiting outside to get a confirmation of the news first aired on a Pakistani television channel.

According to Geo News, Shoaib Malik's mother met the family of Sania, and sought Sania for her son. The channel claimed that Sania's family has accepted the proposal and the two families are all set to conduct the engagement of the two.

The channel even claimed that the engagement ceremony was expected to take place next month.

The news of Sania's proposed marriage with Malik came two months after she called off her engagement to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza, citing 'incompatibility'.

Six months after the engagement took place here amid much fanfare, Sania decided to part ways with Sohrab.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

India waiting for Mirza

India waiting for its glam girl Sania Mirza.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sania mirza dropped eight places to 92

Sania Mirza, out of action because of a chronic wrist injury, has dropped eight places to 92 in the Women's Tennis Association rankings.

India's Sania Mirza, out of action because of a chronic wrist injury, has dropped eight places to 92 in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.

Meanwhile, Somdev Devvarman has climbed a place to 120 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings.

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