Shooting

  • 14 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago shootings 08-07-2014 10:00 AM

    Chicago: Extra police officers on Chicago's streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured. During a news conference, just hours after two more people were shot to death earlier in the day, Police Superintendent Garry...
  • Shooting reported in violence hit Kenyan coastal region 06-07-2014 07:25 AM

    Nairobi: Shooting was reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said. Kenya's National Disaster Operations Centre said in a brief statement on Saturday on Twitter that gunfire broke out in the trading centre of Hindi near the town...
  • Oscar Pistorius at increasing risk of suicide, says psychologist 02-07-2014 10:26 PM

    South African Paralympic and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has post traumatic stress disorder and is at an increasing risk of suicide, according to a psychiatric report read out at his murder trial on Wednesday. Pistorius, a double amputee athlete, could face life in prison if he is found guilty of...
  • Pakistan's new law gives security forces shoot-at-sight powers 02-07-2014 06:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial legislation empowering security forces to shoot-at-sight suspects involved in terrorism, arson, murder and attacks on health officials. The "Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014" empowers an official of grade 15 (Non Gazetted Officers/Junior Officers/ JCOs) and above to issue such orders. It also...
  • India's Jitu Rai becomes world No.1 air pistol shooter 01-07-2014 07:39 PM

    After winning three medals in the ISSF World Cups in Munich and Slovenia recently, in-form Indian shooter Jitu Rai on Tuesday achieved the world number one ranking in air pistol event. The 27-year-old armyman from Lucknow is the seventh Indian shooter to have achieved this feat. Anjali Bhagwat, Rajyavardhan Rathore,...
  • Air pistol shooter Jitu wins gold in ISSF World Cup 19-06-2014 10:35 PM

    New Delhi: India's Jitu Rai on Thursday won a historic gold medal in the men's air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia. According to information received here, Jitu, who had won a silver medal in the free pistol competition here, shot 200.8 in the final round...
  • Shooting: Jitu Rai wins another silver at ISSF World Cup 16-06-2014 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: Continuing his good run of form, pistol shooter Jitu Rai on Monday clinched a silver medal in the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia, after Ayonika Paul bagged her maiden international medal as a senior shooter by settling for a bronze in the 10m air rifle event. In...
  • Shooting: Ayonika Paul bags bronze at ISSF World Cup 16-06-2014 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: India's Aynonika Paul clinched her maiden international medal as a senior shooter by settling for a bronze in the 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia. Continuing her excellent run of form this season, the 21-year-old Ayonika finished third in the qualification round...
  • Another BJP leader shot at in Uttar Pradesh 11-06-2014 05:57 PM

    Meerut: In yet another attack on BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh, Puneet Singhal was shot at by unknown assailants in Bulandshahr district on Wednesday. The injured leader was rushed to a hospital in Meerut where he is undergoing treatment. This is the third attack on BJP leaders in a week's...
  • India to bid for 2019 Asian Games 11-06-2014 09:34 AM

    India has set its sights on the 2019 Asian Games to be staged in New Delhi, a sporting spectacle it hopes will demonstrate the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's organising capabilities and restore the country's image spoiled by the scandal-ridden 2010 Commonwealth Games, according to report in the Hindustan Times. Sources...
  • Shooter kills student at Oregon high school 10-06-2014 10:16 PM

    Portland:A gunman walked into an Oregon high school and fatally shot a student on Tuesday before authorities found him dead a short time later. Reynolds High School in the northern Oregon city of Troutdale was on lockdown after the shooting and students were being evacuated from the school room by...
  • Five dead in Las Vegas shooting: Report 09-06-2014 08:40 AM

    Washington: Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian were killed in an apparent ambush that ended with the two gunmen killing themselves, local media has reported. One of the attackers yelled "This is the start of a revolution" before shooting the officers and stripping them of their weapons and...
  • Seattle student pepper-sprayed, tackled gunman 07-06-2014 09:51 AM

    Seattle: The man blasting away with a shotgun paused to reload, and Jon Meis saw his chance. The 22-year-old building monitor pepper-sprayed and tackled the gunman Thursday in Seattle Pacific University's Otto Miller Hall, likely preventing further carnage, according to police and university officials. Meis and other students subdued the...
  • Canada: Gunman shoots 3 police officers dead 05-06-2014 08:34 AM

    Moncton: Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said, and authorities were searching for a suspect. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick confirmed on its Twitter feed that three officers were dead and two...
  • No Sodhi in 30-member CWG squad, Bindra to spearhead 31-05-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: Owing to his run of poor form, Asian Games gold medallist Ronjan Sodhi has failed to break into the 30-member Indian squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which will see top shooters such as Abhinav Bindra and Vijay Kumar gunning for podium finishes. The National Rifle Association of...
  • California gunman identified as Hollywood director's son 25-05-2014 09:13 AM

    Goleta (California): The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take...
  • Seven dead in drive-by shooting near University of California 24-05-2014 04:30 PM

    Santa Barbara: A gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authorities said. Investigators believe a gunman driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings late on Friday night near the University of California,...
  • Oscar Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in court 06-05-2014 10:19 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" remark to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday during a break at his murder trial. Pistorius denied the allegation that he said to the close friend of the girlfriend he killed: "How can you sleep at night?" The...
  • CWG in mind, Sandhu and Sodhi to attend camp 03-05-2014 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: Eyeing selection in the Indian shotgun team for the Commonwealth Games, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Ronjan Sodhi will look to give final touches to their preparation at a coaching camp here ahead of the ISSF World Cup in Almaty, after which the team for CWG will be picked....
  • Shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu rises to World No.3 01-05-2014 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran trap shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu on Thursday jumped to third spot in the world rankings, courtesy his gold winning performance at the ISSF World Cup in Tucson, USA, last month. Manavjit was earlier ranked 16th in the men's trap category. The 37-year-old has 1228 rating points and...
  • Srinagar youth killed in clashes with security forces on polling day 30-04-2014 07:53 PM

    Srinagar: On the day when Srinagar populace voted to elect their representative to the Lok Sabha, a youth was killed during clashes with the security forces in the Valley. The security forces fired at a mob which was attacking polling staff during the de-induction of polling booth and the youth...
  • Man commits suicide inside a court campus 29-04-2014 11:39 AM

    A man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself inside the court campus where his estranged wife was due to come for appearance before a family court on Tuesday. Sanjay Kumar (30) shot himself in the temple and died on the spot, SP Varun Kumar Sinha said. Kumar was under depression...
  • Former shooter Moraad Ali turns film producer 26-04-2014 01:44 PM

    The Arjuna Award-winning shooter will venture into Bollywood, with his son as director of the film about two sportspersons. ...
  • I thought of giving up the sport many times: Abhinav Bindra 25-04-2014 08:31 PM

    Shooting has given him an identity but Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, on Friday revealed that he thought of "quitting" the sport many times in the past. "There were times when my life was full of frustrations and nervousness and I even thought of giving up the...
  • No Gagan Narang in 10-m air rifle for CWG; Bindra, Vijay make cut 25-04-2014 04:56 PM

    Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra made the cut, but London Games bronze winner Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the 10-m air rifle event for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Narang, who had bagged a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in 10-m air rifle event, missed out on a place...
  • 3-year-old US girl shoots dead 2-year-old brother 21-04-2014 03:47 PM

    A three-year-old girl in the US has accidentally shot and killed her two-year-old brother with a rifle, the fourth such incident in the country this month involving children. The boy, whose name was not released, was shot in the stomach with a .22-caliber rifle that was used earlier in the...
  • World Cup gold was validation for my efforts, says Manavjit 17-04-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Eyeing an Olympic quota place this year, ace Indian shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu says the gold medal at the recent ISSF World Cup is a proof that his preparation is headed in the right direction in a crucial season which also features the Commonwealth and Asian Games. Manavjit...
  • Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas City 14-04-2014 12:21 PM

    Three people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed on Sunday at two different Jewish community facilities in a Kansas City-area suburb, and a man was in custody as police investigated whether the shootings were anti-Semitic, authorities said. Police said it was too early to determine a motive, but they were...
  • Manavjit Sandhu pips Olympic champion to clinch gold at shotgun World Cup 12-04-2014 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: India's Manavjit Singh Sandhu produced some excellent shooting to clinch the men's trap gold medal ahead of two-time Olympic champion Michael Diamond at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Tucson, USA. The 37-year-old Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee shot scores of 121 and 13 in the qualification and...
  • Heena Sidhu happy but doesn't want to stop 11-04-2014 07:40 PM

    By virtue of consistent performances, shooter Heena Sidhu has become world No.1 in the 10 metres air pistol event. ...