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Gunman arrested for mass killing in Colorado identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa

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Boulder, Colorado: The gunman who opened fire at a King Soopers grocery store in Colorado, killing 10 people, including a Boulder police officer on Monday 22 March, has been identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa.

The name of the suspect, who is in custody, was released at a press conference by Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold.

Alissa’s family emigrated to the US from Syria.

Shooters to be provided ammunition to continue training at home range: Kiren Rijiju

Harpal Singh Bedi

New Delhi: In a far-reaching decision Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday 9 September 2020 announced that shooters of all categories – elite, developmental and Khelo India – will be given ammunition and targets from Karni Singh Shooting Range (KSSR) and other accredited academies so that they can continue to train at their home range. 

With this decision elite shooters like Apurvi Chandela, Anjum Moudgil, Saurabh Chaudhary and several others will have the advantage of training in their hometowns. 

The minister took this all-important decision after he visited KSSR and interacted with shooters early in the day.  

“It is important that athletes, especially 2024 and 2028 Olympic probables get a chance to continue their training wherever they are in the country. They may not be able to visit KSSR or other academies owing to the Covid 19 situation.” Rijiju said 

“However, many of them practice in their home range as well as in facilities near their homes. We want to ensure that their training is in no way compromised because of lack of availability of ammunition. Athletes can collect whatever they need from KSSR and other accredited academies and continue their sporting activities.” 

The decision will impact a total of 253 shooters across elite, developmental and Khelo India athletes, who can now train at a sporting facility convenient for them, without having to come to. KSSR.  

Speaking about the decision, elite shooter Anish Bhanwala, who interacted with Sports Minister during his visit, said, “It felt great that Minister Sir came to meet us and enquire about our needs. If we can get the ammunition and practice at a range which is closer to our homes it will not just ensure our safety during Covid times but also allow us to devote more time to training.  

 “I am sure elite shooters who do not live in Delhi will benefit hugely from this decision. This will ensure that we can continue our Olympic training.” 

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Shooting: Four shoot perfect rounds in Trap qualifications at 63rd Nationals

Harpal Singh Bedi 

New Delhi, 20 November : The quartet of  Kynan Chenai ,Zoravar Sandhu, Manavaditya Rathore, and  Arjun Singh cornered the spotlight  as they  fired two perfect rounds of 25-hits each in the qualification of Trap competition at the 63rdNational Shooting Championship Competitions  Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range (DKSSR) here on Wednesday.

Other prominent names chasing the leading pack with three more rounds to go are Prithviraj Tondaiman of Tamil Nadu, who missed one target to be on 49, while veteran  Mansher Singh, Md.Asab, Shardul Vihaan and Shapath Bharadwaj who were all on a score of 48.

National Rifle Association of India president Raninder Singh had rounds of 23 and 24 to be further back with 47.

  Punjab Governor V.P.Singh Badnore, competing in the Veterans section returned rounds of 16 and 12.

Two more rounds are scheduled for Thursday, with the final round on Friday followed by the final. The top six qualifiers from the 221-strong field compete for the title of National Champion.

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