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A moment from the 2004 movie Ab Tak Chhappan.

Encounter! Bollywood’s brush with real life crime dramas

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The recent encounter of Vikas Dubey, a UP-based dreaded shooter, is being touted as a perfectly scripted event can make its way to a movie script. For now, here are other movies that showcase or are based on real life encounters.
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File photo of India shooting.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
File photo of India shooting.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Indian shooters go from top of the world to unsure times

By Navneet Singh and Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 01:58 PM IST
If Tokyo 2020 had not been postponed by the pandemic, Indian shooters would have headed for the Olympics confident of pulling off their best ever show.
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According to Heena Sidhu modern love is all about instant gratification(Rajesh kashyap)
According to Heena Sidhu modern love is all about instant gratification(Rajesh kashyap)

Personal Agenda with Heena Sidhu: “One myth about shooters is that we don’t need to go to the gym and that it’s an easy sport”

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 10:26 PM IST
The sport shooter aims point blank and talks about love, inspirations, and also crushing on Ranveer Singh!
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Anjum Moudgil of India in action.(REUTERS)
Anjum Moudgil of India in action.(REUTERS)

Anjum Moudgil wins gold, top shooters continue to dominate nationals

By Indo Asian News Service | Bhopal
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 10:18 PM IST
While Anjum Moudgil was crowned champion in 50m rifle 3 positions, Yashaswini and Abhishek won the top prize in 10m pistol mixed team competition.
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Gangster Gopi ‘Shooter’ running drug racket from Amritsar jail: Cops

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Tarn Taran
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Officials say this emerged during the questioning of a man arrested with heroin and a country-made pistol
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Shooters fight at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.(Twitter)
Shooters fight at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi.(Twitter)

Shooters come to blows at Delhi’s Karni Singh Range - Watch video

By Agencies | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 02:51 PM IST
The incident happened when the two shooters started fighting with each other in broad daylight close to the firing area where other shooters were still training.
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TOPSHOT - This CCTV image obtained by KTSM 9 news channel shows the gunman identified as Patrick Crusius(AFP)
TOPSHOT - This CCTV image obtained by KTSM 9 news channel shows the gunman identified as Patrick Crusius(AFP)

Texas massacre shooter said he was targeting ‘Mexicans’

By Agence-France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 09:32 AM IST
Prior to carrying out the attack Saturday, Crusius published a white supremacist manifesto online which expressed fears of a “Hispanic invasion” of Texas.
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A debt-ridden businessman in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar hired a contract killer to shoot his wife and daughter. He later committed suicide.
A debt-ridden businessman in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar hired a contract killer to shoot his wife and daughter. He later committed suicide.

Under Rs 90 lakh debt, man hires shooters to murder family, kills himself

By Anupam Pateriya | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 01:30 PM IST
The contract killer, Ranjan Rai, a resident of Bihar, has been arrested from West Bengal.
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New Delhi, India - Feb. 22, 2019: 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, India, on Friday, February 22, 2019. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Feb. 22, 2019: 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, India, on Friday, February 22, 2019. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

‘Shooter’ told to leave range for flouting coaching ban

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 11:46 AM IST
Poonam even called the police as her vehicle was parked inside. The authorities alleged she was found ‘coaching’ during competition at the range on several occasions and was duly warned. Private coaching during competition is banned.
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Indian shooter Heena Sidhu failed to qualify for the final of women's 10m air pistol(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Indian shooter Heena Sidhu failed to qualify for the final of women's 10m air pistol(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

ISSF World Cup: Indian shooters lose big at home

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 10:54 PM IST
World Cup hosts bag just one Tokyo Olympic Games quota out of available 12.
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According to police, two suspects (in photo) were arrested following leads from informants and from the prime suspect, who had surrendered the day after the shooting in a different case.(HT Photo)
According to police, two suspects (in photo) were arrested following leads from informants and from the prime suspect, who had surrendered the day after the shooting in a different case.(HT Photo)

Resemblance to ‘target’ leads to Greater Noida man being killed by shooters

By Tanmayee Tyagi | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 11:49 AM IST
A contractor with the horticulture department in Jila Panchayat of Gautam Budh Nagar, the victim Neeraj Kumar looked like the intended target, the police said.
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File image of Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput.(PTI)
File image of Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput.(PTI)

Shooting World Cup: Indian shooters have ‘home advantage’ to seal Olympic quota spot - Sanjeev Rajput

By ANI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 04:15 PM IST
The 2018 Asian Games silver medallist also backed the idea of giving more facilities to the younger generation of shooters so that they can perform well in international competitions.
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In this photo provided by the OIS/IOC, Manu Bhaker of India competes in the shooting 10m air pistol mixed international team quarter-final , during the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(AP)
In this photo provided by the OIS/IOC, Manu Bhaker of India competes in the shooting 10m air pistol mixed international team quarter-final , during the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(AP)

Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary among 16 shooters named for TOPS support

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:31 PM IST
Both Manu Bhaker (women’s 10m air pistol) and Saurabh Chaudhary (men’s 10m air pistol) had won gold medals at the recent Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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File image of Abhinav Bindra.(Getty Images)
File image of Abhinav Bindra.(Getty Images)

Abhinav Bindra hails arrival of string of young Indian shooters

By PTI | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 05:20 PM IST
According to Bindra, the current lot of Indian shooters are more aspiring and also benefiting from more exposure than the ones from his generation.
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Johri Rifle Association patron and coach Rajpal Singh has made it a mission to help impoverished youngsters in Baghpat district realise their dreams.(Sanchit Khanna)
Johri Rifle Association patron and coach Rajpal Singh has made it a mission to help impoverished youngsters in Baghpat district realise their dreams.(Sanchit Khanna)

Why a Baghpat village draws budding shooters

By Ajai Masand | Hindustan Times, Johri
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 01:24 PM IST
Rajpal Singh, patron of Johri Rifle Association and a retired Ayurvedic doctor, recollects how tough it was in 1998 to bring youngsters to the makeshift range.
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First responders surround the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire Saturday.(AP Photo)
First responders surround the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire Saturday.(AP Photo)

At least 8 killed in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue; suspect in custody

By Yashwant Raj | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 01:03 AM IST
The gunman, a white man, was in custody. He was identified as Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old local man. He used a military-style AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, which has been in multiple mass shootings, and a handgun.
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Divyansh Singh Panwar and Shreya Agarwal won bronze in the ISSF World Championships in Changwon.(Twitter)
Divyansh Singh Panwar and Shreya Agarwal won bronze in the ISSF World Championships in Changwon.(Twitter)

Bronze for junior shooters, seniors misfire at World Championships

By Press Trust of India | Changwon
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 11:42 AM IST
Divyansh Singh Panwar and Shreya Agarwal first took the fifth and final qualification spot among 42 teams with a score of 834.4 and then shot a combined 435 in the finals to fetch the third place.
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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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TV helicopter footage shows students being led out of the school and onto buses.(File Photo)
TV helicopter footage shows students being led out of the school and onto buses.(File Photo)

2 injured in attack at Indianapolis school, shooter taken into custody

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Noblesville
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 07:59 PM IST
Authorities say two victims in a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis hospital are being taken to a hospital and the lone suspect is in custody.
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Rohit Yadav, one of the two shooters who allegedly attacked a journalist in Ghaziabad earlier this month, in hospital after being injured in police firing.(HT Photo)
Rohit Yadav, one of the two shooters who allegedly attacked a journalist in Ghaziabad earlier this month, in hospital after being injured in police firing.(HT Photo)

One sharp shooter, four others arrested for attacking Ghaziabad journalist

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 11:36 AM IST
The Ghaziabad police arrested five on Monday including one of the two sharp shooters who allegedly attacked journalist Anuj Chaudhary outside his house on the evening of April 8 at Rajapur.
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Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast here. India won their seventh gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in table tennis.(REUTERS)
Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast here. India won their seventh gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in table tennis.(REUTERS)

2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, highlights: India get gold in women’s table tennis; Manu Bhaker, Punam Yadav, Vikas Thakur among winners

By Shayne Dias | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 06:11 PM IST
Get highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast here. Weightlifters Punam Yadav, Vikas Thakur, shooters Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu and Ravi Kumar added to India’s medal tally when they won two gold, one silver and one bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast today. India won another gold medal in the women’s table tennis event.
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