Karnataka cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer MN Vijaykumar, who was penalised with 'compulsory retirement' for "indiscipline", just three days before his tenure was to end, revealed on Sunday that he has established the existence of 'IAS mafia'.
Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Sanjeev Rajput and Chain Singh survived their respective elimination rounds to enter the qualification round for the finals of men's 50m rifle 3 position event at the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here today.
Five years ago Kapil Dev and Vijay Kumar had won the National Final of the World Corporate Golf Challenge and the iconic cricketer and his team will start as favourites when they compete against top corporate golfers at the 10th annual TAKE Solutions Corporate Golf Challenge.
Ace pistol shooter Vijay Kumar notched up a golden double for the second time to end his campaign with a rich haul of five gold medals, while Asian Games bronze-winning swimmer Sandeep Sejwal signed off with four yellow metals on day seven of the 35th National Games here in the southern Indian city on Saturday.
The seasoned duo of Saurav Ghosal and Joshana Chinappa expectedly walked away with the individual gold medals in squash even as Haryana's wrestlers demolished their rivals to sign off with a whopping 18 gold on the fourth day of competitions in the 35th National Games here today.
Olympic hero Vijay Kumar's pistol fetched him two more medals while the seasoned squash duo of Saurav Ghosal and Joshana Chinappa clinched the individual gold in contrasting styles on the fourth day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Wednesday.
Olympic silver-medallist shooter Vijay Kumar shone bright with a golden double even as half a dozen meet records sank without a trace in the swimming pool on the third day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Tuesday.
Olympic medallists Abhinav Bindra and Vijay Kumar clinched a gold medal each in 10-metre air rifle and 25-metre standard pistol events respectively at the 58th National Shooting Championship here today.
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.
The men's pistol team clinched a silver medal, while Sandeep Sejwal scooped a rare bronze in swimming but India slipped to the 16th position in the overall standings with a tally of 17 medals on the seventh day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here today.
Indian men ended their campaign in the pistol events on a winning note by shooting down a silver medal in the 25m centre fire event even as the women's team exited from the 50m three-position competition without success at the Asian Games, here on Friday.
Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Harpreet Singh shot a 290 to lead the trio of Indian men's shooters into day 2 of the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol event in the 11th position, at the 51st ISSF World Championship being held in Granada, Spain.
London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar, undergoing treatment for a neck injury, is desperate to avoid a race against time ahead of the World Championships and Asiad, stage where he would look to make amends for his shocking exit at Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar has missed out on a berth in his pet event - rapid fire pistol - for the upcoming Asian Games but he is still part of the strong 43-members squad, which will be spearheaded by shooting ace Abhinav Bindra.
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Tuesday made a change to the Indian shooting squad for the upcoming World Championships, bringing in pistol shooter Pushpanjali Rana in place of Annuraj Singh.