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Sizzling Jitu shoots gold, young Mehuli claims silver

Jitu Rai underlined his status as one of India's premier shooters by winning the 10m air pistol gold medal before Mehuli Ghosh settled for the women's 10m air rifle silver by forcing a shoot-off with a perfect final shot of 10.9 in the Commonwealth Games today.

The World Championship silver medallist Rai shattered the Games record in the finals with a score of shot 235.1 to comfortably finish on top with compatriot Om Prakash Mitharval giving him company on the podium with a bronze medal.

Artistes shouldn’t measure knowledge they gain: Pt Jasraj

Legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj says there is no age to gain knowledge, as evolution is a must for artistes to remain relevant.

The 88-year-old maestro, who has lent vocals for the upcoming biopic of Guru Nanak Dev titled “Nanak Shah Fakir,” said an artiste’s age is reflected in the knowledge he or she possesses, not by the years they live.

Woman provide triple delight: Punam, Manu and Manika lead a golden day at CWG

From weightlifting to boxing to table tennis to hockey, women formed the core of India's stupendous day three at the 21st Commonwealth Games where a 16-year-old Manu Bhaker delivered a record-shattering shooting gold medal and the table tennis team shocked fancied defending champions Singapore to clinch the top honours for the first time in the event.

World record beckons Paes

Veteran Leander Paes will make yet another attempt to create the Davis Cup record for the most doubles wins as India clash with China in their den in a new two-day format for a place in the World Group play-offs, here from Friday.

Salman gets 5-year jail term in blackbuck poaching case, 5 others acquitted

A Jodhpur court on Thursday sentenced Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in jail for killing two blackbucks in October 1998 but acquitted his colleagues Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre giving benefit of doubt, a prosecution lawyer said

Preparations for sending Salman to the Jodhpur Central jail are in place, Mahipal Bishnoi, the prosecution counsel, told reporters

Salman was sentenced to jail for a five-year term and a fine of Rs 10,000 was imposed on the actor, he said

Fans ‘hungry’ for more female superhero stories: Sca Jo

Scarlett Johansson was the lone female superhero as compared to five alpha males in 2012’s “Avengers” and six years later the actor is glad that studio bosses have brought in more inclusivity and diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Needled India hopes to shift spotlight on medals

Spooked by a needle controversy but in high spirits nonetheless, the jumbo Indian contingent would aim to make it all good with strong medal-winning performances when the acutely-low-on-buzz Commonwealth Games start on Wednesday with an opening ceremony here. It’s just a day to go before the Games officially get started but Gold Coast hardly looked like a city gearing up for a sporting festival.

Soybean prices on rise, buck trend of most farm products

At a time when bumper production and lower demand are keeping prices of several agriculture commodities low, many factors have ensured that soybean prices remain high in the country, giving some hope to a section of farmers.

Soybean prices rose by Rs 125 (or 3.33 per cent) to Rs 3,881 per quintal in futures trade on Monday on creation of fresh positions by participants amid positive overseas cues.

Captain Cool’s latest Escapade

Exactly seven years after lighting up the Mumbai skyline with an unforgettable six, Mahendra Singh Dhoni again became the cynosure of all eyes as the honorary Lieutenant Colonel received the Padma Bhushan Award, dressed in an army uniform. It was a happy coincidence for Dhoni as he was conferred with the prestigious civilian honour on the seventh anniversary of their famous World Cup triumph. The Indian Territorial Army had conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Dhoni on November 1, 2011, months after the country lifted its second World Cup under his leadership.

There really should be an Oscar for stunt work

Veteran actor Helen Mirren has said that she once “begged” to be cast in an action film and used her Oscar winner reputation to put pressure on the film bosses. The 72-year-old actor, who won an Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in 2007’s The Queen, said the filmmakers “love” to cast Academy Award winners in their films. “It was a little hankering definitely. Absolutely it was. I begged. I put it out there and then I begged. That was one of the wonderful advantages of winning an Oscar. I got to be in action movies!” Mirren said, according to Femalefirst.