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  • Indian shooters barred from boarding flight, spend sleepless night in Bangkok 2 days ago

    In a bizarre incident, Jet Airways didn't allow Indian shooters Anjali Bhagwat and Heena Sidhu to board their flight from Bangkok to Mumbai because of firearms in their luggage, The Times of India has reported. The two shooters were in transit on their return home from the ISSF World Cup...
  • Indian Shooter Chain Singh misses World Cup finals by a point 3 days ago

    Changwon: India's rifle troika of Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput, who survived their respective elimination rounds on Tuesday, failed to make it to the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals on Wednesday at the shooting World Cup (Rifle/Pistol). The closest to the final berth was Chain Singh,...
  • Sony launches compact cameras with 60x optical zoom 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Sony is bringing the power of superzoom into your pocket with its latest range of cyber-shot cameras which are sleek in design, yet offer powerful zoom. The Sony Cyber-shot HX90V and WX500 are two small point-and-shoot cameras with 30x optical and 60x digital zoom- a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. Both...
  • Want to be at the top of my game ahead of Olympics: shooter Apurvi Chandela 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Young Apurvi Chandela wants to be at the "top of her game" as she aims for a maiden Olympic appearance at next year's Rio Games by fulfilling the stringent selection criteria that the NRAI has set for the Indian shooters. The Commonwealth Games gold medal winning shooter last Saturday...
  • Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput survive elimination rounds at World Cup 4 days ago

    Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh survived their respective elimination rounds to enter the qualification round for the finals of men's 50m rifle 3 position event at the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) on Tuesday. Among them, London Games bronze winner Narang returned the best score with a...
  • Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup in Korea 6 days ago

    Celebrated Indian shooter Jitu Rai shot his way to a bronze medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup on Sunday. An Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, Jitu aggregated a total of 181.1 points to finish third on the podium, missing out on the...
  • Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela qualifies for Rio Olympics 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela on Saturday qualified for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after clinching a 10m air rifle bronze in the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) in Changwon, Korea. After qualifying fifth for the final round, Chandela shot a score of 185.6 to finish third in...
  • How shooter video games can help reform violent criminals April 9, 2015

    Sydney: Australian research into the brain activity of shoot-to-kill video game players could explain why people can easily kill others without feeling bad about it and help reform violent criminals. A team of researchers from Monash University found the activity in the player's brain changed depending on whether they were...
  • Jitu Rai wins the Indian of the Year 2014 in sports section March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Jitu Rai, the army marksman, has been awarded as the Indian of the Year 2014 in the sports section. India's shooters have been fairly successful on the world stage but never has anyone dominated like the army marksman. A phenomenal run started in June with three World Cup...
  • US: Man charged in Ferguson police shooting March 16, 2015

    Ferguson (US): Police charged a young African-American man in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city. Jeffrey Williams, 20, is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and shooting a firearm from a motor vehicle causing...
  • Video shows Los Angeles police fatally shooting man March 2, 2015

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles police has fatally shot a man in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent...
  • Denmark on edge as 2nd shooting within hours rocks capital February 15, 2015

    Denmark: A gunman opened fire on a Copenhagen cultural center, killing one man and wounding three police officers in what authorities called a terror attack against a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. After searching for the gunman for hours, police reported another shooting near...
  • Shooter Suma Shirur wins silver at International Meet in Holland February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Rifle shooter Suma Shirur won the silver at the Inter-shoot annual International Shooting Championship for Air Pistol and Air Rifle, at The Hague in Netherlands. The former world record holder got the second place with a gritty finish in 10 m air rifle at the Inter-Shoot where she scored 203...
  • France: Marseille gunmen open fire same day as PM visits February 9, 2015

    Marseille: Police in the southern French city of Marseille say gunmen have fired automatic weapons at the edge of a housing project the same day as the prime minister planned to visit the city. No injuries were immediately reported. The police official, who could not be named because she was not...
  • Pennsylvania: Teen arrested in Mall shooting; only 1 of 3 victims targeted February 8, 2015

    Monroeville: Three people were hospitalized on Sunday with gunshot wounds after a 17-year-old male opened fire on a man at a Pittsburgh-area mall, police said, striking his intended target as well as two bystanders. The Monroeville Mall went on lockdown on Saturday evening after the shooting. The gunman managed to escape...
  • National Games: Another golden double for Vijay, Sejwal ends with four gold February 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace pistol shooter Vijay Kumar notched up a golden double for the second time to end his campaign with a rich haul of five gold medals, while Asian Games bronze-winning swimmer Sandeep Sejwal signed off with four yellow metals on day seven of the 35th National Games here on...
  • National Games: Jitu Rai bags double gold in 10m pistol shootings February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: India's latest shooting sensation and Asian Games Champion Jitu Rai won double gold medals in the pistol event while former World Cup winner Ronjan Sodhi bagged the yellow metal in the men's double trap section on the 5th day of the 35th National Games in the southern Indian city...
  • National Games: Vijay shoots golden double, records continue to tumble at pool February 3, 2015

    Thiruvanathapuram: Olympic silver-medallist Vijay Kumar shot a golden double while the swimming pool continued to witness the shattering of meet records on the third day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Tuesday. After slipping to second yesterday, Haryana were back on top of the medals tally with 13...
  • The nominees of sportsperson of the year 2015 February 3, 2015

    The Indian hockey team, Jitu Rai in shooting and Pankaj Advani in snooker are some of the nominees of the year 2015 in sports. ...
  • Iconic Tintin cover fetches near-record 2.5 million euros! February 3, 2015

    Brussels- The original cover design for Tintin adventure "The Shooting Star" has been sold for 2.5 million euros (USD 2.8 million) in a near-record for a work by the boy detective's Belgian creator Herge, a dealer said today. The yellowing, line sketch that Herge made for the 1942 book was bought by...
  • Swimming records shattered again on tragic day at National Games February 2, 2015

    Commonwealth and Asian Games champion shooter Jitu Rai opened his campaign with two medals while records continued to tumble by a heap in the swimming competition but the mood turned somber at the 35th National Games after a young netball player lost his life in a freak accident on the...
  • Toddler wounds father, pregnant mother with one shot from handgun February 2, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.: A three-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said. According to investigators, the toddler apparently reached for an iPod but found the loaded weapon. Police believe the shooting to...
  • Don't want to be in Padma awards controversies: Gagan Narang January 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: Seeking to steer clear of the furore that was triggered by Saina Nehwal's open displeasure at being ignored for the Padma awards, ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang said he would prefer to wait for the government to take a call on such matters. "I feel it is necessary for me...
  • Five-year-old boy fatally shoots his nine-month-old baby brother in US January 21, 2015

    New York: A five-year-old boy accidentally shot dead his nine-month-old baby brother in US' Missouri after he found a gun lying around the bed, media reported on Wednesday. A woman called the police to say her five-year-old son shot his baby brother with a paintball gun, CNN reported. "But it wasn't a...
  • Man who saved lives at Paris grocery gets French citizenship January 21, 2015

    Paris: French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his "courage" and "heroism" during a ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister Manuel...
  • Shots fired near US Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware residence January 18, 2015

    Washington: Gun shots were fired near US Vice President Joe Biden's residence in Delaware from a passing vehicle on Saturday night, but the vice president and his wife, Jill, were not at home, CNN reported on its website on Sunday. CNN quoted a US Secret Service official as saying that multiple...
  • 2 dead, 1 wounded in Central Florida mall shooting: Police January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: A Florida man had "several pockets full of ammunition" when he targeted his wife in a shooting Saturday morning that killed two people at a mall food court where the woman worked, police said. Authorities said the shooting happened about a half hour before the mall was to open to...
  • Shooting at Florida mall leaves one dead, two hurt: Police January 17, 2015

    Melbourne: One person is dead and two are injured after gunfire erupted early on Saturday at a mall in Melbourne, Florida, police said. "At this time, we believe the situation is contained," said Melbourne police commander Vince Pryce. Police did not say whether the shooter was dead. Earlier, they had said the...
  • Paris station evacuated over terror threat, at least 12 with suspected Islamic State links arrested January 16, 2015

    Paris: French and German authorities arrested at least 12 people on Friday suspected of links to the Islamic State group and a Paris train station was evacuated, with Europe on alert for new potential terrorist attacks. The police raids came the morning after Belgian authorities moved swiftly to pre-empt what they...