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File photo of Karni Singh Shooting range(HT Photo)

Top India shooters gear up for first meet after wait due to pandemic

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:24 AM IST
All 15 shooters who have Tokyo Olympics quota places, in eight events, will be in action alongside other top shooters of the country. The NRAI has restricted the entries for the trials to a small number, based on rankings, to avoid a big gathering.
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Representational image.(File)

India’s Italian skeet coach quits seeking say in selection

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:25 AM IST
“It is time to think and move on,” the 1996 Atlanta Olympics champion said from Capua, Italy. “I’ll be joining the new team (Qatar) shortl
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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and son Raninder Singh have denied any wrongdoing and termed the charges false.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and son Raninder Singh have denied any wrongdoing and termed the charges false.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM’s son Raninder Singh doesn’t appear before ED, seeks adjournment in illegal foreign funds case

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Cites requirement to be present before parliamentary panel on Olympics in his capacity as National Rifle Association of India president; ED issues fresh summons for November 6.
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File photo is seen Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan flashes a victory sign.(PTI)
File photo is seen Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan flashes a victory sign.(PTI)

NRAI select Divyansh, Elavenil for online shooting competition organized by Bangladesh federation

By Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 10:18 PM IST
In June, NRAI had barred Indian shooters from participating in an online shooting league organized in India. After some top shooters continued to take part in the online league, the federation warned on October 4 that shooters should stay away from any competition not approved by NRAI.
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File image of shooting.(PTI)
File image of shooting.(PTI)

Shooting camp likely to be delayed over logistical issues

By Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:07 PM IST
The Sports Authority of India is yet to clear the proposal of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), which has given a long list of 165 shooters and support staff for two separate camps -- rifle/pistol and shotgun.
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Jaspal Rana a multiple Asian Games gold-medallist marksman.(Image Courtesy: Twitter)
Jaspal Rana a multiple Asian Games gold-medallist marksman.(Image Courtesy: Twitter)

Jaspal Rana recommended for Dronacharya Award

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 11:24 PM IST
Rana was nominated by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for the Dronacharya Award last year as well but was ignored, causing quite a flutter.
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Rahi Sarnobat said she had heard about the national camp in the news but was still waiting for the circular.(PTI Image)
Rahi Sarnobat said she had heard about the national camp in the news but was still waiting for the circular.(PTI Image)

Shooter Sarnobat keen to train at home despite NRAI order to join camp

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 04:39 PM IST
Sarnobat had won an Olympic quota for the country in 25m sport pistol when she won gold at the Munich World Cup last year.
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Indian Shooter Anish Bhanwala grabbed the 5th spot in the final of men’s 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol at the 2019 ISSF World Cup.(Getty Images)
Indian Shooter Anish Bhanwala grabbed the 5th spot in the final of men’s 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol at the 2019 ISSF World Cup.(Getty Images)

Elavenil, Anish among 34 shooters picked for Tokyo Olympics

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 10:07 PM IST
The National Rifle Association of India released the list of shooters who will be training separately for the quadrennial sporting extravaganza, scheduled to be held next summer.
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Team of Professional eSport Gamers Playing in Competitive MMORPG/ Strategy Video Game on a Cyber Games Tournament. They Talk to Each other into Microphones.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Team of Professional eSport Gamers Playing in Competitive MMORPG/ Strategy Video Game on a Cyber Games Tournament. They Talk to Each other into Microphones.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

NRAI asks its shooters to stay away from unauthorised online league

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 10:46 PM IST
“It has come to our notice that an unauthorised online league competition is being organised without the approval of NRAI,” the spot’s governing body said in the statement posted in its website.
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Indian shooters take part in a practice session ahead of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rifle and Pistol World Cup at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Indian shooters take part in a practice session ahead of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rifle and Pistol World Cup at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

ISSF seeks cut-off extension as Delhi shooting WC gets postponed

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 04:57 PM IST
The NRAI in its proposal to the International Shooting Sport Federation also suggested that the World Cup now be held in two separate events -- the rifle and pistol competitions from May 5-12 and the shotgun events from June 2 to 9.
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Representational image.(File)

Coronavirus outbreak: NRAI tells shooters to train in country, considers pullout from Olympic test event

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Indian shooters are scheduled to travel to Tokyo to participate in the Olympic Test event slated to take place from April 16 to 26 in the Japanese capital, which will host the main event in July-August this year.
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2022 Birmingham Games(Getty Images)
2022 Birmingham Games(Getty Images)

Full bore rifle events key to India’s 2022 CWG proposal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The full bore rifle events were not part of the original plan of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) but seems to be added on request of the 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers.
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Representative image(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Representative image(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

India may host Commonwealth shooting event in 2022

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 07:05 PM IST
The CGF said that the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) will be working with the IOA in compiling the proposal.
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Budding Shooters of GHG Khalsa College Gurusar Sudhar at their shooting range in college premises, Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)
Budding Shooters of GHG Khalsa College Gurusar Sudhar at their shooting range in college premises, Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)

NRAI ‘assured’ proposed bill will not affect shooters

By Ajai Masand & Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 11:02 PM IST
The Arms Amendment Bill seeks to reduce the number of licensed arms allowed per person and increase penalties for certain offences under the Act.
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A file photo of Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput.(REUTERS)

41-member Indian team announced for Asian Shooting Championship

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 03:53 PM IST
The selection committee of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), which met in the capital on Wednesday, announced the team consisting of shooters across the 15 Olympic events.
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National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Jaspal Rana ‘truly deserves’ Dronacharya Award, says NRAI chief Raninder Singh

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 02:13 AM IST
Rana, a multiple medallist at top international events, is the coach who groomed teen shooting sensations such as Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and Anish Bhanwala.
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Representative image: File image of Indian shooters in action during a training session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Representative image: File image of Indian shooters in action during a training session.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Para-shooters left in the lurch after NRAI omission

By Ajai Masand | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:29 AM IST
NRAI has removed para athletes from its programme in all competitions, including the national championships, with immediate effect.
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File image of Indian shooter Heena Sidhu posing with a medal.(PTI)
File image of Indian shooter Heena Sidhu posing with a medal.(PTI)

India must put up united front: Heena Sidhu on shooting’s exclusion from 2022 Commonwealth Games

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 05:53 PM IST
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) last month threatened to boycott the 2022 CWG in Birmingham if shooting is not included, something the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) also talked about last year.
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(HT Photo)

Shooting all set for an image makeover

By Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 11:47 AM IST
The new dress code is expected to come into effect after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. No longer will shooters, especially shotgun (trap, skeet and double trap) be able to come to the ranges in track pants, jeans, or multi-coloured jackets, visors and shoes.
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Image for representation(PTI)
Image for representation(PTI)

Prithviraj, Kynan on course for final, women’s trap team out of shotgun World Cup

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Chenai shot 49, while the seasoned Manavjit Sandhu secured a score of 46, a press release from the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) stated.
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Representational image of rifle shooting.(PTI)
Representational image of rifle shooting.(PTI)

Shooting World Cup: NRAI thanks IOC for clearing 14 Olympics quotas

By ANI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 01:33 PM IST
Various media reports had suggested that IOC will scrap all the 16 Olympics quota spots available in the shooting World Cup after three-member contingent of Pakistan was not issued an Indian visa.
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Representational image of a rifle shooter.(PTI)
Representational image of a rifle shooter.(PTI)

No visa denial for Pakistan players coming to India for Shooting World Cup

By ANI | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2019 12:19 PM IST
“Home Ministry has given its approval and it has been now forwarded to High Commission and Islamabad. On Friday, I got a call from the Indian High Commission and they confirmed the names of the shooters again and hopefully today the Visa will be granted,” Rajiv Bhatia told ANI.
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File image of NRAI chief Raninder Singh.(HT Photo)
File image of NRAI chief Raninder Singh.(HT Photo)

Raninder is first Indian to be elected international shooting body’s vice-president

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 11:02 AM IST
Last year, Raninder was re-elected president of the NRAI for a four-year term with an overwhelming mandate in Mohali.
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Indian 10m Air Pistol team -Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma - pose after a practice session in Jakarta.(PTI)
Indian 10m Air Pistol team -Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker and Abhishek Verma - pose after a practice session in Jakarta.(PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Foreign hand gets in the way of physios for Indian shooters

By Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, Jakarta
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 10:04 PM IST
The Asian Games 2018 contingent has four Indian coaches --- Jaspal Rana, Ronak Pandit, Suma Shirur and Mansher. Four foreign coaches --- Marcelo Dradi, Mikhailov Oleg, Falco Ennio and Smirnov Pavel --- too have travelled.
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Heena Sidhu has two medals at previous Asian games, both coming in team events.(PTI)
Heena Sidhu has two medals at previous Asian games, both coming in team events.(PTI)

Heena Sidhu expects Indian shooters to do better than 2014 Asian Games

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 11:10 PM IST
Heena Sidhu has some extra motivation for putting up her best performance in the 2018 Asian Games as she has been picked only for 10m air pistol event.
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Shreyasi SIngh was the only member of the Indian shotgun team to get a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AFP)
Shreyasi SIngh was the only member of the Indian shotgun team to get a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.(AFP)

After CWG flop shot, federation to hire expert to boost shotgun shooters

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2018 10:36 PM IST
Indian shotgun shooters managed just two medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and that too in non-Olympic events.
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