Shooter Konica Layak Dies By Suicide; Was Gifted Rifle By Sonu Sood
In a shocking incident, an aspiring shooter Konica Layak allegedly died by suicide in her hostel room in Kolkata. Reportedly, she was training herself with the former Olympian and Arjuna Award winner Joydeep Karmakar. Karmakar said Layak was about to ''get married soon''. ''I don't really know what forced her to take this step,'' he added. Notably, Sonu Sood had financially helped Layak by gifting a brand new rifle.
Tags: Shooter, Kolkata, Suicide, Actor Sonu Sood, hostel
Courtesy: The Tribune
India's Avani Lekhara Wins Gold In Women's 10m Shooting In Tokyo
Avani Lekhara has won the first gold for India in the women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics on August 30. The 19-year-old Lekhara defeated China's Cuiping Zhang while Ukraine's Iryna Shchetnik grabbed a bronze medal. On her impressive win, PM Narendra Modi said, ''Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold...This is truly a special moment for Indian sports.''
Tags: Tokyo paralympics, Shooting, gold, Shooter
Haryana Govt Impose Ban On Punjabi Film 'Shooter'
The Haryana government imposed a ban on the Punjabi film namely ''Shooter'' till further order on August 20. Reportedly, the government banned the film as it depicts violent content and the dark world of crime which is likely to create a bad impact on the school and college-going students. Allowing the film in the state may influence the young minds to promote gangster and gun culture, stated the order.
Tags: Shooter, Ban, Haryana Government, Punjabi Movie
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Forest Official's Team Kills 'Maneater' Leopard In Uttarakhand
An eight-year-old leopard declared a ''maneater'', was shot down by a team of three shooters in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag on July 26. Reportedly, the leopard had dragged a toddler girl from her house yard on July 25, however, the body hasn't been found yet. According to shooter Joy Hukil, the leopard was killed during rescue efforts. Notably, 19 people and seven big cats have died so far in the state.
Tags: Maneater, Leopard, Rudraprayag, Shooter
Octogenarian Shooter 'Shooter Dadi' Dies Due To COVID-19
Shooter Chandro Tomar popularly known as ‘Shooter Dadi’ passed away on April 30 after battling with COVID-19. The octogenarian was admitted in a Meerut hospital following breathing difficulties. Winning numerous accolades during her career, Chandro along with her sister Prakashi Tomar picked up the guns during their 60s. Moreover, she went on to win the prestigious 'Stree Shakti Sanman'. Notably, movie 'Saand Ki Aankh' was based on her… read-more
Tags: Shooter Dadi, Shooter, Chandro Tomar, Prakashi Tomar
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
UP Polls: 21 Year-Old International Award Winner Files Nomination Form
International award-winner shooter Neha Tomar has filed her nomination form to contest in the UP panchayat election, 2021. The 21-year-old shooter, who won silver medal in the junior shooting world championship at Germany in 2018 stated, "I want development in my village. And I also want to promote sports among the youths... do a lot of things". However, Tomar is currently pursuing her graduation.
Tags: Neha Tomar, Shooter, Uttar Pradesh, UP Panchayat Polls
Courtesy: Times Now
Divyansh Panwar, Elavenil Valarivan Bags Gold At ISSF World Cup
With heads held high, Indian shooters Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan clinched gold in the 10m mixed air rifle event at ISSF World Cup on March 22. While the duo shot 16 to bag gold, Hungarian pair Istvan Peni, who happens to be world number one, and Eszter Denes shot 10 to get silver. Meanwhile, Mary Carolynn and Lucas Kozeniesky of the United States finished third.
Tags: ISSF World Cup, Shooter, rifle event, India, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Elavenil Valarivan