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.

I never called Anjali Bhagwat or anybody a liar: NRAI President

National Rifle Association of India president Raninder Singh on Thursday rubbished reports that he called shooter Anjali Bhagwat a liar following her complaint against rifle coach Stanislav Lapidus, who was accused of seeking sexual favours from junior shooters.

Chain Singh clinches India's 7th Olympic quota place

Rifle shooter Chain Singh on Friday became the seventh Indian marksman to clinch an Olympic quota place after he finished eighth in the 50m Rifle 3 Position event of the ISSF World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

We're expecting 4 Olympic quotas in Gabala World Cup: Raninder Singh

 NRAI President Raninder Singh said that he was hopeful of the Indian shooters winning "at least four Rio Olympic quota places" for the country in this year's first combined Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun ISSF World Cup starting in Gabala, Azerbaijan.

NRAI set to refer Lapidus case to Athletes Commission

 The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Thursday decided to refer the case involving top foreign coach Stanislav Lapidus, accused of seeking sexual favours from junior shooters, to its Athletes Commission that also includes complainants Anjali Bhagwat and Suma Shirur.

India's junior shooters return with nine medals
India's junior shooters return with nine medals

A 24-member strong Indian junior shooting squad returned with a rich haul of two gold, five silver and two bronze medals from the prestigious 25th Meeting of the Shooting Hopes competition in Plzen, Czech Republic.

Government approves NRAI's proposal for coaches
Government approves NRAI's proposal for coaches

The government has approved the National Rifle Association of India's (NRAI) proposal to hire five specialised coaches for the junior teams, providing a fillip to the country's upcoming shooters.

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.

Jitu Rai recommended for Arjuna Awards by NRAI
Jitu Rai recommended for Arjuna Awards by NRAI

Champion pistol shooter Jitu Rai, Rahi Sarnobat and P N Prakash have been recommended by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for the prestigious Arjuna Awards this year.

NRAI amends selection policy for rifle, pistol shooters
NRAI amends selection policy for rifle, pistol shooters

Faced with criticism from top marksmen, the National Rifle Association of India on Friday amended its selection policy for rifle and pistol shooters for next year's Rio Olympic Games under which their scores from major international competitions starting from this year's first World Cup will be taken into consideration.

Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft at Bangkok
Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft at Bangkok

In a strange incident, ace Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Anjali Bhagwat were barred from boarding the Jet Airways flight from Bangkok to Mumbai for carrying weapons with "incomplete documents".

Want to be at the top of my game ahead of Rio Olympics: Apurvi Chandela

Young Apurvi Chandela wants to be at the "top of her game" as she aims for a maiden Olympic appearance at next year's Rio Games by fulfilling the stringent selection criteria that the NRAI has set for the Indian shooters.

Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals
Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here on Thursday.

Rathore jr wins gold at Asian Shotgun Championships

 Manavaditya Rathore, son of Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore, today clinched the gold medal in junior men's trap at the 4th Asian Shotgun Championships here on Tuesday.

Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee
Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee

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.

Indian shooting has gone beyond iconic names: NRAI chief
Indian shooting has gone beyond iconic names: NRAI chief

Awarded the rare 'Diploma of Honour' by the International Shooting Sport Federation, NRAI president Raninder Singh says shooting in India has gone beyond iconic names, giving him hopes of achieving a top-five finish in the discipline at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

National shooting championship inaugurated in Ahmedabad
National shooting championship inaugurated in Ahmedabad

The 24th edition of All India G V Mavalankar shooting championship was on Sunday inaugurated at the Rifle Club in Khanpur area here.

Shooting World Championship: Manavjit misses out on final berth; Anisa, Rahi disappoint
Shooting World Championship: Manavjit misses out on final berth; Anisa, Rahi disappoint

Indian shooters failed to impress on the third day of competitions in the 51st Shooting World Championship as trap ace Manavjit Singh Sandhu missed out on a final berth by a whisker while Rahi Sarnabot and Anisa Sayyed disappointed in women's 25-m pistol here today.

Jitu Rai qualifies for Rio Olympics after winning silver at World Shooting Championships
Jitu Rai qualifies for Rio Olympics after winning silver at World Shooting Championships

Lucknow boy Jitu Rai on Tuesday became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the 51st Shooting World Championships, here.

Working on my loopholes, medals not on mind right now: Lajja Gauswami

Her plan to make a camouflaged entry into her native state Gujarat was put to rest when a crowd flocked in hordes to greet Lajja Gauswami at the airport and the Commonwealth Games medallist, in hindsight, is only "happy" about the "positive" developments around shooting.