National Rifles Association

  • Sign contract, get salary on monthly basis: SAI to coaches January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting the blame on unhappy shooting coaches, the SAI on Tuesday said they were being paid on pro-rata basis since they have not signed the contract with them which was mandatory for getting salary on monthly basis. SAI has now set a February 1 deadline for protesting coaches to...
  • NRAI suspends Indian shooter for misbehaving with Italian woman September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A junior shooter has been suspended by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for misbehaving with a woman in the hotel staff during a training camp in Italy recently. The 17-year old, who was preparing for the ongoing World Shotgun Championships in Lima, Peru, along with his team-mates,...
  • Exclusive: Have shooters let India down? July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Be it the Olympics, Asian games or Commonwealth Games, India's shooters have always delivered. But has that success come at a cost? CNN-IBN has learnt that on more than one occasion, the reputation of the Indian flag has taken a hit. Shooting has been India's most successful sport...
  • Sports ministry backs sexually-harassed shooter June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Stringent action will be taken against anyone found guilty of sexual harassment, in the wake of a lady shooter alleging that her team members harassed her recently, the sports ministry reiterated Sunday. A lady shooter, selected to participate for a trap event in the international junior shooting competition at...
  • Abhinav Bindra's name recommended for Bharat Ratna May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The only Indian to win an individual gold medal in Olympics, shooter Abhinav Bindra, has been recommended for the Bharat Ratna - the country's highest civilian honour - by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). On August 11, 2008, the 30-year-old reserved marksman from Zirakpur, Punjab scripted history...
  • Raninder Singh re-elected NRAI president April 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Raninder Singh was on Saturday re-elected unopposed as the president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for a four-year term. This is Raninder's second term in office. He was first elected president of the NRAI in December 2010 when he defeated Shyam Singh Yadav by a...
  • NRA calls Obama 'elitist hypocrite' January 16, 2013

    Washington: America's powerful pro-gun National Rifle Association (NRA) has described US President Barack Obama as an "elitist hypocrite" for providing Secret Service protection to his daughters but saying he was "skeptical" about deploying armed guards in schools. The 35-second provocative television ad was released by the NRA ahead of Obama's...
  • Local group takes on gun violence after Newtown massacre January 15, 2013

    Newtown (Connecticut): Relatives and neighbors of children killed in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, one month ago launched an initiative on Monday to help curb gun violence in America. "On Friday, December 14th, I put two children on the bus and only one came home. I pray that...
  • Police ID suspect killed during NY subway shooting January 5, 2013

    New York: Two police officers shot and wounded during a gun battle on a New York City subway train have been released from the hospital, as authorities identified the man who opened fire and was later killed. The subway shooting was the second of two Thursday involving New York City...
  • US gun lobby CEO calls for guns to protect schools December 22, 2012

    Washington: The powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby in the United States called on Friday for the deployment of armed guards in every school in the country, weighing in on gun violence for the first time since a school shooting a week ago that shocked Americans. "The only thing that...
  • US: Obama sets Jan deadline for gun proposals December 19, 2012

    Washington: Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce the gun violence that has plagued the country. "This time, the words need to lead to action," said Obama, who set a January deadline for the recommendations. He tasked Vice...
  • Read: List of US politicians donating to gun group NRA December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Gun control laws in the United States have come under fire after the mass killing on Friday at a Connecticut school, putting renewed pressure on US President Barack Obama and other Democrats to address the easy availability of firearms. Just an hour after Obama tearfully said on national television...
  • Olympics: Kumar, Narang to be given cash awards August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Wednesday, announced cash awards of Rs 20 lakh to London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar and Rs 15 lakh to bronze winner Gagan Narang for bringing laurels to the country in the mega event. While Kumar clinched a silver in the...
  • Olympic hero Bindra shot down by system January 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Olympic gold medal winning shooter Abhinav Bindra feels frustrated and has threatened to quit the game because the national body has “hurt” and “misled” him. Bindra, who won India's first individual Olympic gold in the 10m air rifle event in Beijing, has been training abroad for this year's Commonwealth...