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  • Yearender: Jitu Rai rises in all directions as shooters continue to impress 2 days ago

    New Delhi: On and off, here and there, Indian shooters called the shots in 2014, but it was 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai who truly lived upto the sobriquet with a stunning display, leaving the other big guns gazing at the dizzy heights he touched in his annus mirabilis. It was indeed...
  • Narang, Samaresh, Anjali in line for gold in Shooting Nationals 4 days ago

    Pune: Olympic medallist Gagan Narang and veterans Samaresh Jung and Anjali Bhagwat lined themselves up for gold medals in their respective events at the 58th National Shooting Championships on Tuesday. Gagan, representing Air India, was lying third at the end of the first day of competition in the men's 50m Rifle...
  • Abhinav Bindra retains 10m air rifle national title 5 days ago

    Pune: India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra showed that despite being only a hobby shooter now, he has it in him to continue winning as he successfully defended his 10 metre air rifle title at the 58th National Shooting Championships here Monday. The 32-year-old Punjab marksman shot a total...
  • Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals December 18, 2014

    Pune: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here in the western Indian city on Thursday. The shooter of the southern Indian state Karnataka was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 by the National...
  • Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar thinks Indian TV is bold; hesitant to kiss on screen December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar, who touched the hearts of Indian audiences through his performances in TV shows 'Dhoop Chaaon' and 'Aaina Dulhan Ka', is willing to work in Indian soaps, but says he can't get intimate on the screen. "I would love to do Indian shows, provided the script...
  • Michael Brown case highlights alarming pattern: Rights panel November 27, 2014

    Miami: The grand jury decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, spotlights "an alarming pattern of law enforcement use of excessive force against people of colour", the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has said. "America must be...
  • US: Jury decides not to indict Ferguson policeman for African-American Michael Brown's death, evokes protest November 25, 2014

    Ferguson: A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many black Americans and police. St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced...
  • US police shoot dead 12-year-old boy waving a replica gun in a playground November 24, 2014

    Washington: Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said on Sunday. Officers called to the scene on Saturday fired at the boy twice, hitting him at least...
  • Police shoots 12-year-old boy in US, mistakes fake gun for a real one November 24, 2014

    The police shot a 12-year-old boy from Cleveland in the US. The police say they mistook the fake gun he was carrying for a real one. Sadly the boy succumbed to his injuries. ...
  • Two people shot on Florida State University campus November 20, 2014

    Tallahassee: Two people were shot at the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, an official at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital said on Thursday. "We have two victims from a shooting that happened on the Florida State University campus," said a nursing supervisor, who declined to provide additional detail on the...
  • US declares emergency in Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in fatal shooting of black teenager November 18, 2014

    Washington: Emergency has been declared in the American State of Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer. The killing of Michael Brown,18, in August had resulted in large scale violence in certain parts of the...
  • Heena Sidhu hails Abhinav Bindra's elevation in ISSF November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: India's ace pistol shooter and bronze medal winner at the Incheon Asian Games Heena Sidhu on Tuesday said Abhinav Bindra's recent elevation to the ISSF athlete's committee would be an effective grievance redressal. Hailing the move, Heena said: "It's only because of his achievements that he's the chairman of the...
  • Topless shoot? I'm fine doing them provided photographers don't make them any bigger or retouch: Keira Knightley November 8, 2014

    London: If Keira Knightley is required to shoot topless, she has two conditions -- no enlargement and no retouch. The "Pirates of the Carribbean" actress featured in a front nude shot for Interview magazine a few months ago, and she's ready to do more, reports eonline.com. "I've had my body manipulated so...
  • Passing comet peppered Mars with shooting stars, say scientists November 8, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: The comet that sailed by Mars last month spawned thousands of shooting stars per hour and created a new layer of ionized particles high in the planet's atmosphere, NASA scientists said on Friday. At twilight, the Martian skies likely took on a yellowish hue from sodium in vaporized comet...
  • Double gold for Seema Tomar at Asian Shotgun Championship November 3, 2014

    It was double delight for Indian shooter Seema Tomar as she won individual gold in woman trap event and also combined with two others to claim team yellow metal in a career-best show at the 4th Asian Shotgun Championship on Monday. Seema, who hails from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, shot a...
  • Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu targets Olympic quota October 31, 2014

    Manavjit shot a top class 123/125 in qualifying, shot 15/15 in the semis, yet missed out on a podium finish after finishing 4th....
  • Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, has been elected chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) Athletes Committee, becoming the first Indian to receive the honour. The ISSF, which is the world body representing the sport of shooting, confirmed this on Thursday in a letter, a...
  • Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting October 25, 2014

    Washington: A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, took his own life as his...
  • US: School on lockdown after shooting incident inside cafeteria October 25, 2014

    Washington: A school in Washington was on Friday locked down after an alleged shooting incident. According to students, the incident happened inside the cafeteria of the school. The school is located in Marysville and investigations are underway, the CNN reported. ...
  • 32-year-old Canadian attacks Parliament, shot down by forces October 23, 2014

    The suspect in the attack on Canada Parliament that put the country on high alert has been identified as 32-year-old native Michael Zehaf-Bibao. ...
  • Canada on high alert after attack on Parliament, PM says will not be intimidated by terrorism October 23, 2014

    Ottawa: A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial on Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's Prime Minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. "We will not...
  • Canada shooting: We're all shaken by it, says Barack Obama October 23, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more becomes known, that information will be factored into US security considerations. "We have to remain vigilant,"...
  • US offers assistance to Canada in wake of Ottawa shootings October 22, 2014

    Washington: The United States offered assistance to Canada on Wednesday in the wake of shootings at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa, the White House said. Spokesman Josh Earnest said White House officials were working to arrange a phone call between President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to...
  • Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday for girlfriend's killing October 20, 2014

    A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system. The Olympic and Paralympic runner was convicted of culpable...
  • It will be shameful of me if I ask for promotion, says Jitu Rai October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai, who is employed with the Indian army, says he feels "shameful" about asking for promotion in his rank after winning gold in Commonwealth and Asian Games. Jitu has been in the form of his life, bagging two gold in three months in two multi-sporting events,...
  • Will decide on Olympics qualification next year: Abhinav Bindra October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic gold medallist and Asian Games double-bronze medal winning shooter Abhinav Bindra on Monday said that he is not thinking too far ahead and will decide next year about his future course of action for the 2016 Rio Olympics qualifiers. "I will think about it next year. At this...
  • Tamil Nadu: CISF personnel shoots three colleagues dead October 8, 2014

    Kalpakkam: In a tragic incident, a personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force fired indiscriminately at five of his colleagues at Tamil Nadu's Kalpakkam on Tuesday morning. While three of them succumbed to their injuries, the two others are undergoing treatment. Head Constable Vijay Prathap Singh allegedly opened fire from a 9mm...
  • I'm pleased with my consistency, says Jitu Rai October 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Jitu Rai, the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year, on Monday said he is not too concerned about travelling to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics but emphasised that he wants to perform consistently rather than be happy with his qualification. "I don't give importance...
  • Abhinav Bindra to train junior shooters October 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra will be training elite young shooters at a two-day workshop, starting on Monday, hosted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). This unique workshop is hosted by GoSports Foundation, a non-profit venture primarily focused on the development of India's best and most promising junior Olympic and...
  • Asian Games: Indian men's compound archery team returns home October 3, 2014

    Indian archers clinched a historic gold by beating favourites Korea 227-224 in the compound men's team archery at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. ...