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  • CWG 2014: Bindra bids adieu with gold, Malaika gets silver on Day 2 5 days ago

    Glasgow: It was a memorable swansong at the Commonwealth Games for Abhinav Bindra as the ace marksman bagged the 10m Air Rifle gold medal in a gripping finale with young schoolgirl Malaika Goel turning out to be surprise package winning silver in the 10m air pistol event. After a cracking opening...
  • CWG 2014: Shooting champion withdrawn after jacket goes missing July 22, 2014

    Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim has been left devastated after being ruled out of competing in Glasgow because her competition jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Malaysian Ayuni, who won the gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10 metre air rifle pairs in...
  • OGQ to support boxer Sarita Devi, rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is to support woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and rising rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela in the run up to their participation in the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the September-October Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. OGQ, founded by sports legends Prakash...
  • Three NSCN cadres arrested in Kohima June 22, 2014

    Kohima: Troops of 19 Assam Rifles nabbed four persons, including three NSCN(K) cadres in Kohima with arms and ammunition. Acting upon specific information regarding presence of three NSCN(K) cadres with weapons at PR Hill area, 19 Assam Rifles launched an operation on Friday which led to the arrest of three cadres...
  • Depressed with marriage, constable shoots himself with service rifle June 16, 2014

    A police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a service rifle at Rasoolpur police station in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, police said. The constable, identified as Gautam Prasad (28) fatally shot himself with his service rifle in his barrack on Sunday night apparently in a state of depression, SSP Rajesh...
  • Bike-borne snatch private gunner's rifle in Siyani Gate area June 14, 2014

    Two unidentified bike-borne men snatched a rifle from a private gunner in Siyani Gate area in Ghaziabad on Thursday night. The incident took place when the gunner, Dhirender, was standing outside his employer's house in Siyani Gate area when two unidentified men on a bike snatched his rifle and fled, police...
  • 'Made in Munger' AK-47's quality stuns Delhi Police's Special Cell June 7, 2014

    The Special Cell of Delhi Police has recovered a 'Munger-made' AK-47 rifle from a gang of alleged illegal arms suppliers along with 30 pistols and as many spare magazines in a seizure which could set alarm bells ringing in the security establishment. What would add to the worries of the authorities...
  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls April 16, 2014

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the April...
  • Army officer commits suicide in Kashmir March 1, 2014

    A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the Rashtriya Rifles Friday killed himself in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Subedar Surinder Singh of 2 Rashtriya Rifles shot himself with his service rifle inside the army camp in Soibug village, police sources said. The incident came a day after a trooper...
  • J&K: Indian soldier shoots 5 colleagues dead at an Army camp, kills self February 27, 2014

    Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier shot five colleagues to death in an Army camp in Manasbal camp in North Kashmir on Wednesday. After shooting his fellow soldiers, he shot himself too. All the soldiers belonged to 13 Rashtriya Rifles. Top officials are present at the spot. A court of inquiry...
  • Pay compensation who died in encounter with Assam Rifles, NHRC to Home Ministry February 13, 2014

    The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday asked the Union Home Ministry to pay Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the five persons who died in an encounter with Assam Rifles in Sonitpur District of Assam in April, 2009. The Commission wanted the MHA to pay the...
  • Manipur: Assam Rifles personnel killed in insurgents' attack before Modi's rally February 8, 2014

    Imphal: An Assam Rifles personnel was killed and three others were seriously injured when insurgents ambushed a paramilitary force party at Lambisa in Manipur's Ukhrul district on Saturday. Insurgents exploded a powerful bomb and opened fire at the road opening party of 44th Assam Rifles battalion, killing one personnel and injuring...
  • 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...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard Indo-Myanmar border November 19, 2013

    In a major decision, government has decided to replace the Assam Rifles (AR) with BSF for guarding the porous Indo-Myanmar border notorious for movement of insurgents and smuggling of arms and narcotics. The decision in this regard was recently taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a Cabinet note will...
  • TSR troopers to provide security during Mizoram Assembly polls October 30, 2013

    Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers will provide security during the November 25 assembly polls in Mizoram, officials said in Agartala on Wednesday. "Around 500 TSR troopers, led by Commandant Abhijit Chowdhury, would go to poll-bound Mizoram by mid of next month. Union home ministry asked the Tripura government to send five...
  • Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla commander arrested in Kashmir October 6, 2013

    A top guerrilla commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen involved in killings of two policemen and a civilian besides carrying out other terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley has been arrested, a police officer said on Saturday. Deputy Inspector General (North Kashmir range) JP Singh told reporters in north Kashmir's Sopore town...
  • Paramilitary forces to launch recruitment drives, emphasis on minorities October 2, 2013

    Paramilitary forces are likely to launch special recruitment drives to fill up more than 70,000 vacancies in various ranks with special emphasise on holding the hiring rallies in minority-dominated areas. The seven paramilitary forces, CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, NSG and Assam Rifles, have more than 70,000 vacancies of which around...
  • Shooting: World record setter Peter bags gold, Samaresh Jung upset September 28, 2013

    Pune: Hungary's world record holder Sidi Peter won the 10m Air Rifle gold medal at the Sanjay Kakade Group Gun for Glory shooting championship, being held at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Saturday. Peter, who has entered into the event on invitation, had to shoot in the qualification round on...
  • 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,...
  • Police suspect use of AK 47 rifles in Muzaffarnagar riots September 11, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police has recovered 41 cartridges of AK 47 assault rifles from Kirthal village in Baghpat. The police is suspecting that the assault rifles were used during Muzaffarnagar riots which could mean that the riots had been well organised. "During the search in the affected areas, 41...
  • Two persons arrested by security forces; 3 AK rifles, ammunition seized September 11, 2013

    Security forces have arrested two persons and seized three AK series rifles and ammunition from their possession in Assam's Tezpur. A joint squad of the border guarding Sashastra Seema Bal and state police launched an operation in Sonitpur on Tuesday and nabbed two persons, Birsa Toppo (43) and Jased Basumatari (27),...
  • Policeman killed in accidental gunfire in Manipur August 26, 2013

    A rifleman accidentally shot himself dead while cleaning his service rifle at Kairang area in Manipur's Imphal East district, police sources said on Monday. Sources said the 35-year-old Thokchom Yaiphaba of the 7th Manipur Rifles, a state force, accidentally shot himself dead at his house at Kairang village late Sunday evening,...
  • Police beef up security in Mizoram for I-Day August 14, 2013

    Though none of the north east insurgents boycotted the Independence Day in Mizoram, security was beefed up in the state in view of the celebrations for the occasion on Thursday. Tight security arrangements were made in and around the Assam Rifles ground where Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio would unfurl the national...
  • Bihar: Police guns fail to fire while paying homage to freedom fighter August 11, 2013

    Patna: Bihar policemen's rifles failed to fire during a gun salute to revolutionary freedom fighter Khudiram Bose on his death anniversary on Sunday, a police officer said. Bose was hanged by the British on this day in 1908 in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. His 105th martyrdom day was a low-key affair in...
  • CRPF jawan shoots self dead with service rifle August 8, 2013

    A CRPF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon at the staff quarter of paramilitary forces in Raipur on Wednesday. "Constable AS Raidu of 65th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force shot himself with his service rifle at the staff quarter in Vidhayak Colony on the...
  • J&K: Infiltration bid foiled, terrorist killed July 29, 2013

    Srinagar: The Army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector along the Line of Control, killing a terrorist in the operation. On noticing some suspicious movement in the sector, the troops opened fired at the ultras, an Army official said. The guns fell silent after a brief gunfight. During...
  • Illegal gun factory busted in Tripura, three arrested July 28, 2013

    A clandestine gun factory was busted by Assam Rifles troopers in Tripura and three people arrested, police said in Agartala on Saturday. Eight improvised guns, gun-making material and several hundred cartridges were recovered from the spot in northern Tripura, 195 km north of Agartala. "Acting on a tip off, the Assam...
  • 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...
  • Manipur: Assam Rifles kill 6 terrorists in an encounter June 23, 2013

    Imphal: Assam Rifles killed six terrorists in an encounter on Sunday. Encounter happened at Senapati district in Manipur. More details are awaited ...