'Gold-finger' Chain Singh stars as India continues to lord at 12th South Asian Games

'Gold-finger' Chain Singh stars as India continues to lord at 12th South Asian Games

For the ninth successive day of competitions, India stood atop the medals table with 275 overall (160 gold, 88 silver and 21 bronze).

12th South Asian Games: Gold rush, Rio Olympic berth for Kavita Raut but India lose hockey final

12th South Asian Games: Gold rush, Rio Olympic berth for Kavita Raut but India lose hockey final

Holding on firmly to the top spot in the overall standings, India increased their tally to 248 -- including 146 gold, 79 silver and 23 bronze medals.

Gold pours in for India from shooting, track-and-field at South Asian Games

Gold pours in for India from shooting, track-and-field at South Asian Games

The Indian contingent has so far garnered 237 medals, including 139 gold, 78 silver and 20 bronze.

12th South Asian Games: Krishna Poonia, Baichung Bhutia to run with torch during opening ceremony

12th South Asian Games: Krishna Poonia, Baichung Bhutia to run with torch during opening ceremony

The opening ceremony will start at 5pm, and PM is expected to declare the Games open at 5:30pm.

Singing national anthem before 2011 WC final my 'proudest feeling': Sachin Tendulkar

Singing national anthem before 2011 WC final my 'proudest feeling': Sachin Tendulkar

Besides being a sporting icon, the batting legend is known for his exemplary duties towards the nation, which includes many social works.

WATCH: Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar's spine-tingling national anthem video for 67th Republic Day

WATCH: Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar's spine-tingling national anthem video for 67th Republic Day

The video also features Bhutia, Sushil, Dhanraj, Narang, Bhupathi and Gavaskar.  ​

Govt is doing a lot for athletes but gap is still there: OGQ Director Geet Sethi

Govt is doing a lot for athletes but gap is still there: OGQ Director Geet Sethi

Olympic Gold Quest Director Geet Sethi said govt is doing a lot for athletes now but there is a big gap.

Scintillating Abhinav Bindra ​livens up Asian Air Gun Championship, shoots gold medal in 10-metre air rifle event

Scintillating Abhinav Bindra ​livens up Asian Air Gun Championship, shoots gold medal in 10-metre air rifle event

Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in men's 10-metre air rifle event in the ongoing 8th Asian Air Gun Championship in New Delhi on Sunday.

Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang set for action in Asian Air Gun Championship

Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang set for action in Asian Air Gun Championship

Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra will be the cynosure of all eyes while Gagan Narang and Chain Singh will also look to hit the bullseye as the Indian shooting squad begins its campaign in the 8th Asian Air Gun Championship here.

Pakistan shooters withdraw from Asian Airgun Championships in Delhi

Pakistan shooters withdraw from Asian Airgun Championships in Delhi

Following in the footsteps Chinese team, Pakistan shooters have reportedly opted out of the Asian Airgun Championships, which starts on September 25 at Delhi's Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.

Gagan Narang achieves No.1 spot in Asian ranking, Jitu Rai is No.2

Gagan Narang achieves No.1 spot in Asian ranking, Jitu Rai is No.2

Having rediscovered his old form, Olympic medallist Gagan Narang of India has achieved the number one spot in men's 50m rifle prone shooting category in Asia.

NRAI go easy on selection policy to ensure maximum Olympic quotas

NRAI go easy on selection policy to ensure maximum Olympic quotas

With less than a year to go for the Rio Olympics, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has deviated from its "rigorous" selection policy to ensure maximum quota places for the quadrennial extravaganza.

Chain Singh becomes seventh Indian shooter to book 2016 Rio quota place

Chain Singh becomes seventh Indian shooter to book 2016 Rio quota place

Chain Singh on Friday became the seventh Indian shooter to book a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He finished seventh in qualification of the 50m Rifle 3 Position event at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azarbezan.

Gagan Narang in first air rifle final of world event since London

Gagan Narang in first air rifle final of world event since London

 Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang missed out on a podium finish after reaching his first final of men's air rifle event in a global event since winning the London Olympics bronze medal, at the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan on Monday.

Indian shooters eye more Olympic quotas in Gabala

Indian shooters eye more Olympic quotas in Gabala

 India's rifle, pistol as well as shotgun shooters will have another opportunity to add to the country's five Olympic quota places as they gear up to compete at the ISSF World Championships in Gabala, Azerbaijan, where 34 berths for the Rio Games will be up for grabs.

Suresh Raina ​leaves Rhiti Sports, signs for IOS sports management group

Suresh Raina ​leaves Rhiti Sports, signs for IOS sports management group

 Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Tuesday signed a three-year deal with IOS Sports & Entertainment sports management group.

I want to reach peak form and maintain it: Gagan Narang

I want to reach peak form and maintain it: Gagan Narang

Injuries and recoveries have marked Gagan Narang's life over the last three years and the shooting ace, having just secured a quota for the Rio Olympics, says he is striving to reach peak form and maintain the momentum going into the multisport extravaganza.

Gagan Narang is powerhouse of Indian shooting: NRAI

Gagan Narang is powerhouse of Indian shooting: NRAI

 Gagan Narang has been dubbed the "powerhouse" of Indian shooting by the Nation Rifle Association of India (NRAI), a day after he earned the country its third Rio Olympics quota place in the sport with a bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA.

Gagan Narang wins World Cup bronze, secures quota for Rio Olympics

Gagan Narang wins World Cup bronze, secures quota for Rio Olympics

 Gagan Narang on Friday won the bronze medal in the 50m Rifle Prone Event of the ISSF World Cup at Fort Benning in USA, earning himself a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra fail to qualify for 10m Air Rifle final at World Cup

Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra fail to qualify for 10m Air Rifle final at World Cup

Olympic medallists Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the final round of men’s 10m Air Rifle event while Jitu Rai progressed to the qualification round in 50m Pistol on the opening day of the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup at Fort Benning, United States on Thursday.