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  • The Army conducts an operational alert exercise in eastern Ladakh
  • The IAF reopened the Vijaynagar advance landing ground, an airstrip in Arunachal Pradesh near the Chinese border
  • Amit Shah says he never sought to impose Hindi
  • Government bans the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in India
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks an appointment with Home Minister Amit Shah today
  • Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi in what she later described as a government-to-government meeting
  • Supreme Court sets a deadline of October 18 for completing the hearings in the Ayodhya case
  • Pakistan rejects India's request for use of its airspace when PM Modi flies to the US later this week
  • Crude prices fall sharply as Saudi Arabia assures normal production in a few weeks. Prices fall by 5.4% to $65.30 per barrel
  • Sensex tumbles 700 points over fears that rising crude prices will deal a body blow to the tottering Indian economy
  • As Rajeev Kumar fails to appear before the CBI despite several notices, the agency forms a special team to locate and apprehend him
  • S Jaishankar says Pakistan is not a normal neighbour and its behaviour is a "set of aberrations"
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says PoK in Indian territory and the country hopes to have physical jurisdiction over it one day
  • Barasat Sessions court near Kolkata rejects Rajeev Kumar anticipatory bail application citing lack of jurisdiction as the reason
  • PM Modi celebrates his birthday with Narmada aarti and later has lunch with his mother.
Sunni Wakf Board and Nirvani Akhara write to the Supreme Court for a negotiated settlement to the Ayodhya dispute
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Shooting Stars: Girls On Top

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
The performance of the Indian shooters at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico was outstanding. In a star-studded field, India topped the list with 4 gold, one silver and four bronze medals. The gold medals were won by Shahzar Rizvi, Manu Bhaker, Akhil Sheoran and Om Prakash Mitharval while Anjum Moudgil bagged a silver medal.

The best thing about the tournament for India, apart from the medals, was the way two youngsters showed temperament way above their age to shoot the way they did in their first senior championships. Manu Bhaker from Haryana and Mehuli Ghosh from Bengal did the nation proud. Bhaker, all of 16 years, won gold in 10m air pistol in individual category. She doubled the delight by teaming up with Om Prakash Mitharval to win the mixed event in the same category. Mehuli Ghosh, not much older and playing in her first senior tournament, won two bronze medals, in 10m air rifle and the mixed event in same category. Both these grils have a very bright future before them.

Of the others, India found two new stars in Rizvi and Sheoran. Most of the other shooters performed well too, with only Sheeraz Sheikh being off-colour in the tournament. If India builds on this performance, it will become a force to be reckoned with.