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  • Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee 6 hours 47 minutes ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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. ...
  • Asian Games: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj finishes 5th in skeet final September 30, 2014

    Incheon: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj Khan finished fifth while the Indian team came seventh in the men's skeet event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here on Tuesday. Ahmad, who was the only Indian to sneak into the semi-final, shot 11 out 15, which was not enough...
  • Asian Games: Chain Singh gives India bronze in men's 50m 3-position rifle September 27, 2014

    Incheon: Chain Singh won a bronze medal in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Finals, even as India narrowly missed out on a third-place finish in men's team event of the Asian Games here on Saturday. Singh shot a total of 441.7 points to finish behind two Chinese shooters - Cao Yifei...
  • Asian Games Shooting: India miss out on bronze in men's 50m 3-position rifle September 27, 2014

    Incheon: India narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in 50m Rifle 3 Positions men's team finals on Saturday after the trio of Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput finish fourth in the shooting event of the Asian Games. The Indian team spearheaded by London Olympics bronze medallist Narang fell...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men's team wins silver in 25m center fire pistol September 26, 2014

    Incheon: India bagged their second silver in the 17th Asian Games as the men's shooting team finished second in the 25 metre center fire pistol at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range on Friday. The Indian trio of Pemba Tamang, Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar scored a combined 1740-68x to finish behind...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women bag bronze in Double Trap shooting September 25, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian shooting team comprising Shagun Chowdhary, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman bagged a bronze in women's double trap event but Gurpreet Singh narrowly missed out on a medal in his event at the 17th Asian Games here on Thursday. The Indian women's team aggregated 279 to finish on the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian shooters fail to impress September 25, 2014

    Incheon: Indian shooters were off to an unimpressive start on the sixth day of competitions at the 17th Asian Games with none of them managing a podium finish here on Thursday. In the 50m Rifle Prone Men's Team Finals, India finished fourth behind behind Kazakhstan, South Korea and China, narrowly missing...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian shooters fire a blank on fifth day September 24, 2014

    Incheon: After scooping six medals, including a gold won by Jitu Rai, on the first four days of the Asian Games, Indian shooters drew a blank on the fifth day of the competitions at the Ongnyeon pistol and rifle range on Wednesday. India had chances of winning four medals from the...
  • Asian Games 2014: India fare poorly in 50m rifle prone women's finals September 24, 2014

    Incheon: Indian shooters Raj Chaudhary, Lajjakumari Tilakpuri Gauswami and Tejaswini Manojrao Muley had a poor outing on Wednesday with all three finishing well behind medal places in the 50m rifle prone women's finals at the 17th Asian Games. Raj Chaudhary (614.6) was the top placed Indian in the event finishing a...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2015, Day 5 September 24, 2014

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India's boxing contingent beings it's medal hunt in Incheon on day five of the competition but medal events for India primarily in shooting only. Gold medal continued to elude India on Day 4, where Saurav Ghosal lost in the squash men's...
  • Asian Games: Abhinav Bindra signs off with bronze double September 23, 2014

    Indian shooting ace Abhinav Bindra bid adieu to Asian Games by clinching the individual bronze medal in men's 10-m air rifle event. ...
  • Asiad Day 4 Analysis: Historic moment in squash but no gold September 23, 2014

    The fourth day's highlight for India at the XVII Asian Games has got to be the epic battle between world number 16 Saurav Ghosal and Abdullah Al Muzayen from Kuwait, ranked 48, in squash final. The British Junior Open under-19 champion in 2004, Ghosal took the first two sets 12-10...
  • Asian Games: Harpreet 7th in 25m rapid fire pistol qualifiers stage 1 September 23, 2014

    Incheon: India's Harpreet Singh finished seventh as Gurpreet Singh and Pemba Tamang failed to impress in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol qualification stage 1 of the Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here on Tuesday. Harpreet scored 290-8x with scores of 98, 99 and 93 in three...
  • I will re-assess my level before taking a call on World Cup participation: Abhinav Bindra September 23, 2014

    Incheon: After capping off his remarkable career as a full-time marksman by winning two bronze at the Asian Games here on Tuesday, India's lone individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra said he will only be a "hobby shooter" from now on. Having broken the Asiad jinx with a bronze in the...
  • Asian Games: Abhinav Bindra ends on a high with a bronze September 23, 2014

    Bindra claimed his first Asian Games individual medal by winning the bronze in the men's 10 metre air rifle event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range. ...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 4: Historic silver for Ghosal, Bindra signs off with double bronze September 23, 2014

    It was heartbreak for Saurav Ghosal on day four of the 2014 Asian Games, but he had already done enough to create history - bagging India's first ever Asiad silver medal in squash. And ace Indian shooter Abinav Bindra, making his last appearance at the Asian Games, won two bronze...