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  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Analysing India's medal prospects 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games 2014 will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours with superstar sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica and middle- and long-distance king Mo Farah of England expected to set the Hampden Park Stadium...
  • CWG 2014: Malaysians appeal to have missing jacket shooter included Yesterday

    Malaysia's government has launched an appeal to Commonwealth Games organisers to have rifle shooter Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim reinstated in the competition after she was withdrawn because her jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Ayuni, who won the Commonwealth Games gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India riding on Olympic glory to conquer Glasgow Yesterday

    Glasgow: India will be expecting a lion's share of medals from shooters, boxers, wrestlers and shuttlers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games starting here on Wednesday but it would be difficult to match the record medal haul of 101 in the last edition at home. The 2010 Commonwealth Games was marred with...
  • Misplaced jacket forces gold medallist shooter out of CWG Yesterday

    London: Malaysia suffered a huge blow as their Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim was not allowed to compete in Glasgow Games as her jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Ayuni, who won the gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10m air rifle doubles...
  • Vijay Kumar named India's flag-bearer at CWG 2 days ago

    Glasgow: India's Olympic silver medallist pistol shooter, Vijay Kumar will be the flag-bearer for the country during the opening ceremony of 2014 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place on Wednesday. "Vijay Kumar has been named as the flag bearer for Indian contigent at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games," Chef-de-Mission...
  • US: Ukraine does not have the capability to shoot down MH17 4 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, US says that the surface to air missile which brought the Malyasian airliner down couldn't have been Ukrainian as the country does not have such capability. Washington also says that Ukraine doesn't have the capability to shoot down a plane like this. ...
  • South African athlete Pistorius in night club altercation July 15, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, local media reported on Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defence in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared Mortimer at...
  • 14 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago shootings July 8, 2014

    Chicago: Extra police officers on Chicago's streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured. During a news conference, just hours after two more people were shot to death earlier in the day, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy...
  • Shooting reported in violence hit Kenyan coastal region July 6, 2014

    Nairobi: Shooting was reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said. Kenya's National Disaster Operations Centre said in a brief statement on Saturday on Twitter that gunfire broke out in the trading centre of Hindi near the town...
  • Oscar Pistorius at increasing risk of suicide, says psychologist July 2, 2014

    South African Paralympic and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has post traumatic stress disorder and is at an increasing risk of suicide, according to a psychiatric report read out at his murder trial on Wednesday. Pistorius, a double amputee athlete, could face life in prison if he is found guilty of murdering...
  • Pakistan's new law gives security forces shoot-at-sight powers July 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial legislation empowering security forces to shoot-at-sight suspects involved in terrorism, arson, murder and attacks on health officials. The "Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014" empowers an official of grade 15 (Non Gazetted Officers/Junior Officers/ JCOs) and above to issue such orders. It also...
  • India's Jitu Rai becomes world No.1 air pistol shooter July 2, 2014

    After winning three medals in the ISSF World Cups in Munich and Slovenia recently, in-form Indian shooter Jitu Rai on Tuesday achieved the world number one ranking in air pistol event. The 27-year-old armyman from Lucknow is the seventh Indian shooter to have achieved this feat. Anjali Bhagwat, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Gagan Narang,...
  • Air pistol shooter Jitu wins gold in ISSF World Cup June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Jitu Rai on Thursday won a historic gold medal in the men's air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia. According to information received here, Jitu, who had won a silver medal in the free pistol competition here, shot 200.8 in the final round to...
  • Shooting: Jitu Rai wins another silver at ISSF World Cup June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing his good run of form, pistol shooter Jitu Rai on Monday clinched a silver medal in the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia, after Ayonika Paul bagged her maiden international medal as a senior shooter by settling for a bronze in the 10m air rifle event. In the...
  • Shooting: Ayonika Paul bags bronze at ISSF World Cup June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Aynonika Paul clinched her maiden international medal as a senior shooter by settling for a bronze in the 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia. Continuing her excellent run of form this season, the 21-year-old Ayonika finished third in the qualification round with...
  • Another BJP leader shot at in Uttar Pradesh June 11, 2014

    Meerut: In yet another attack on BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh, Puneet Singhal was shot at by unknown assailants in Bulandshahr district on Wednesday. The injured leader was rushed to a hospital in Meerut where he is undergoing treatment. This is the third attack on BJP leaders in a week's time....
  • India to bid for 2019 Asian Games June 11, 2014

    India has set its sights on the 2019 Asian Games to be staged in New Delhi, a sporting spectacle it hopes will demonstrate the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's organising capabilities and restore the country's image spoiled by the scandal-ridden 2010 Commonwealth Games, according to report in the Hindustan Times. Sources in...
  • Shooter kills student at Oregon high school June 10, 2014

    Portland:A gunman walked into an Oregon high school and fatally shot a student on Tuesday before authorities found him dead a short time later. Reynolds High School in the northern Oregon city of Troutdale was on lockdown after the shooting and students were being evacuated from the school room by room,...
  • Five dead in Las Vegas shooting: Report June 9, 2014

    Washington: Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian were killed in an apparent ambush that ended with the two gunmen killing themselves, local media has reported. One of the attackers yelled "This is the start of a revolution" before shooting the officers and stripping them of their weapons and ammunition...
  • Seattle student pepper-sprayed, tackled gunman June 7, 2014

    Seattle: The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance. The 22-year-old building monitor pepper-sprayed and tackled the gunman Thursday in Seattle Pacific University's Otto Miller Hall, likely preventing further carnage, according to police and university officials. Meis and other students subdued the gunman...
  • Canada: Gunman shoots 3 police officers dead June 5, 2014

    Moncton: Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said, and authorities were searching for a suspect. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick confirmed on its Twitter feed that three officers were dead and two others...
  • No Sodhi in 30-member CWG squad, Bindra to spearhead May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Owing to his run of poor form, Asian Games gold medallist Ronjan Sodhi has failed to break into the 30-member Indian squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which will see top shooters such as Abhinav Bindra and Vijay Kumar gunning for podium finishes. The National Rifle Association of India's...
  • California gunman identified as Hollywood director's son May 25, 2014

    Goleta (California): The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take...
  • Seven dead in drive-by shooting near University of California May 24, 2014

    Santa Barbara: A gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authorities said. Investigators believe a gunman driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings late on Friday night near the University of California, Santa...
  • Oscar Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in court May 6, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" remark to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday during a break at his murder trial. Pistorius denied the allegation that he said to the close friend of the girlfriend he killed: "How can you sleep at night?" The accusation by...
  • CWG in mind, Sandhu and Sodhi to attend camp May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Eyeing selection in the Indian shotgun team for the Commonwealth Games, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Ronjan Sodhi will look to give final touches to their preparation at a coaching camp here ahead of the ISSF World Cup in Almaty, after which the team for CWG will be picked. Sandhu,...
  • Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu rises to World No.3 May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu on Thursday jumped to third spot in the world rankings, courtesy his gold winning performance at the ISSF World Cup in Tucson, USA, last month. Manavjit was earlier ranked 16th in the men's trap category. The 37-year-old has 1228 rating points and is...
  • Srinagar youth killed in clashes with security forces on polling day April 30, 2014

    Srinagar: On the day when Srinagar populace voted to elect their representative to the Lok Sabha, a youth was killed during clashes with the security forces in the Valley. The security forces fired at a mob which was attacking polling staff during the de-induction of polling booth and the youth...