After ordering 72,400 assault rifles from the US under the fast track procedure (FTP), the army is now looking to take the same route to equip its soldiers with 16,000 new light machine guns (LMGs), two officials familiar with the matter said on the... read more
May intends to speak to European Union leaders by telephone this evening and over the weekend, but has no plans to travel to Brussels to try to obtain last minute changes to her Brexit agreement. read more
Bajrang Punia, a World Championship silver medallist, overpowered Jordan Oliver of USA 12-3 in the 65kg freestyle final to begin the season on a resounding note in the Bulgarian city. The Indian also secured the maximum ranking points from the tourn... read more
Sonia Chahal, Pinki Rani and Simranjit Kaur won their respective pre-quarterfinal bouts to place themselves just a step away from assuring a medal while Saweety Boora was the lone boxer Indian boxer to lose on Monday. read more
James “Whitey” Bulger, the model for Jack Nicholson’s ruthless crime boss in the 2006 Martin Scorsese movie, “The Departed,” led a largely Irish mob that ran loan-sharking, gambling and drug rackets. read more
If Ritu has to emulate her elders sisters — Geeta and Babita — in wining a bronze at the World Championship, she needs to beat, first, Bulgaria’s Sofiya Hristova Georgieva and then Japan’s Ayana Gempei. read more
The crumbling oval skeleton of the House of the Bulgarian Communist Party on mount Buzludzha, in central Bulgaria. Perched like a vast flying saucer on a central Bulgarian mountainside, Buzludzha is a brutalist concrete monument that was built to glorify communism nearly 40 years ago.