Everything you need to know about Thapa: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Thapa: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Khabarovsk (Russia), May 20 (IANS) The Indian boxers' campaign came to an end at the Khabarovsk International Competition here with two silver and three bronze medals.
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) Eight people jailed for rape, burglary and smuggling escaped from a prison in Nepal by digging a tunnel, officials said Sunday.
Gangtok, May 10 (ANI): Youth in the northeast are extremely talented and also sports crazy, and they look to clubs like the Daring Bulls Athlete Club in Sikkim to give them that additional nurtured training required to improve their skills.
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), May 6 (ANI): The Chinese Army's withdrawl from the Daulat Beg Oldie sector in Ladakh Sunday after a 20-day tricky incursion, may have served Beijing's purpose well ahead of Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India towards the end of this month, but it raises a pertinent question mark on whether India's frontiers are secure?
Imphal, Apr 12 (ANI): The northeast has a rich pool of talent, especially in the sporting arena. Recently, the 27th edition of the Northeast Games 2013, a big sporting extravaganza, was organized in Manipur and attracted the enthusiastic participation of sportspersons.
Guwahati, Mar 22 (ANI): Boxing is fast becoming a preferred career choice for youth in the northeast, especially after seeing the success of M.C.Marykom, Shiva Thapa and Devendro Singh at the national and international levels.
Dimapur, Feb 20 (ANI): A bomb blast close to Dimapur railway station in poll-bound Nagaland killed one person this morning.
Kathmandu, Nov 10 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has sharply criticized former King Gyanendra Shah, and warned him that he could lose the "state sponsored" privileges.
Itanagar, Oct. 19 (ANI): His light machine gun boomed relentlessly, like a roaring tiger. One after another unsuspecting Chinese soldiers were killed and fell into the Ngo River without anyone to count. The day was October 18 half-a-century ago.
Jorhat (Assam), Oct. 15 (ANI): The passion for boxing is rising among youth in the noertheast, especially after the success of Mary Kom and Devendro Singh at the international level.
Shizuka (Japan), Oct 11 (IANS) An Indian youth team held the Japan Football Association (JFA) Academy 1 to 1-1 draw in the U-14 SAARC tournament here Thursday, an AIFF statement said.
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) Nineteen people, including seven British tourists, were killed Friday when their plane turned into a ball of fire as it crashed minutes after taking off from here.
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) Nineteen people, including seven British tourists on a trekking holiday to the foothills of Mount Everest, were killed Friday when an aircraft crashed minutes after taking-off from the international airport here.
Kohima/ Guwahati/ Imphal, Sept 24 (ANI): The London Olympics, the best ever for India, has done more god to country than medals. It has fostered a culture of sports in the northeast, as ten sportspersons from the region represented the country in the coveted event.
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) On current form India should beat a struggling Nepal and make their third straight final of the Nehru Cup here Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Cameroon set the Nehru Cup football tournament alight by drubbing Nepal 5-0 at the Jawaharlal Stadium here Sunday.
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Cameroon came out with intent by completely outclassing Nepal 5-0 in the Nehru Cup football tournament here Sunday.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maldives' coach Istvan Urbanyi said their next match in the Nehru Cup foortball tournament against India Saturday would be a difficult one.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maldives continued their dominance over Nepal and gave a good account of themselves with a 2-1 win over their South Asian rivals in the second match of the Nehru Cup football here Thursday.
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Four years ago, when Vijender Singh won India's first Olympic boxing medal, the sport received a shot in the fist. No less than eight boxers, including a woman, qualified for the London Games and naturally the expectations soared.
Kohima, Aug. 5 (ANI): Taking a cue from illustrious mates like M.C. Marykom, Shiva Thapa and Devendro Singh, Naga youth here are keen on taking up boxing as a full time career option.
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian boxer Manoj Kumar was knocked out of the 2012 London Olympics after he lost his 64kg pre-quarterfinal bout to Great Britain's Tom Stalker at the Excel Arena here Saturday.
London, Aug 2 (IANS) India's Jai Bhagwan was outboxed by Kazakh fighter Gani Zhailauov at the London Olympics and lost by a big margin in the pre-quarterfinals of the men's 60 kg category here Thursday.
London, July 30 (IANS) Indian boxer Sumit Sangwan went down 14-15 under controversial circumstances to Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino in the round of 32 of 81kg category at the London Olympics here Monday.
Imphal/ Guwahati July 30 (ANI): The northeast has always been a rich pool of sporting talent that has brought laurels to the nation, and the presence of ten athletes in the 81-member Indian contingent at London Olympics reiterates the fact.
London, July 29 (IANS) Boxers Vijender Singh and his childhood friend Jai Bhagwan set the record straight for India, after the disappointment of Shiva Thapa, as they made their way to the round of 16 with convincing victories at the London Olympics here Sunday.
The second day in London for India was a mixed day as India's star boxer Vijendra Singh, Badminton star Parupalli Kashyap and able Tennis youngster Soumyajit Ghosh won their game while badminton star Jwala Gutta along with her partner Ashwani Ponappa lost their first double game. The poor performance of the archery team continues in the second day too................
London, July 29 (IANS) Olympic first-timers Parupalli Kashyap and Soumyajit Ghosh brought cheers to the Indian camp on an otherwise dismal day as the country's other sportspersons stumbled at the first hurdle of the Olympic Games here Saturday.
London, July 28 (IANS) India's young medal hope Shiva Thapa made a first round exit in the men's 56kg category of the 2012 London Olympics at the Excel Arena here Saturday after he was given a severe beating by Mexico's Oscar Valdez Fierro.
London, July 27 (IANS) India's star boxer Vijender Singh, a bronze medallist in the Beijing Games, will start his 2012 Olympic campaign against Kazakhstan's Danabek Suzhanov in the first round of the men's 75kg at the Excel Arena here Saturday.
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The stage looks set for the Indian boxers to create history at the London Olympics. With eight boxers qualifying for the mega event, India is fielding its largest boxing contingent at the Games.
London, July 26 (IANS) Carrying the hopes of a billion plus people back home, Indian athletes are supremely confident of returning with the richest medal haul from the Olympic Games, the sport's biggest showpiece, opening in London Friday.
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A record eight boxers qualifying for the London Olympics is a clear indicator of the phenomenal growth of the sport in India, with the pugilists taking the country to new heights, but a lot more needs to be done, particularly at the grassroots level, to become a world power, chief coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu says.
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Teenager Soumyajit Ghosh knows he is not India's best table tennis player to have qualified for the London Olympics. But now that he has, the Silguri-born paddler thinks if he can pull off an upset, it would make his Olympic debut worthwhile.
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Indian boxing contingent for the Olympics is leaving for London in the early hours Friday to get acclimatised and train for the big event, starting July 27.
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Yet again bringing into stark focus the lack of medical facilities on India's soccer grounds, a footballer died following an on-field injury after he was moved from one health care facility to another in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Indian pugilists can win three medals at the London Olympics, said a top boxing referee from Goa who will attend the 2012 games as an observer.
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Two months before the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, a 16-year-old Indian jabbed, hooked and punched his way to silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Shiva Thapa is now going to be the country's youngest boxer to compete at the Olympics in London.
Gangtok (Sikkim), May 27 (ANI): Athletes who have qualified for the London Olympics are sparing no effort to win medals.
Dimapur (Nagaland), May 21(ANI): The 10th edition of Miss Mega Northeast Contest 2012, held recently here witnessed a captivating blend of beauty and brains as 27 finalists from the northeastern states competed for the coveted title.
Meerut, May 12 (IANS) A 40-year-old Delhi-based businessman was killed Saturday at the Partapur air strip here after being hit by a microlite plane he owned as he clicked its pictures.
Guwahati, May 4(ANI): Abhijit Baruah, an athlete from Jorhat ,Assam has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for becoming the first person in the world to cover 150 km barefoot in 24 hours.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The spate of recent crimes in showbiz involving Meenakshi Thapa and Simran Sood and the twist involving Anuj Tikku have raised questions over what makes Bollywood wannabes take such extreme steps. According to industry insiders, the urge to become the next big thing and the greed to earn more money compel them to commit such gruesome crimes.
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): After their success at the Commonwealth games, athletes from northeast are all geared up to participate in the London Olympics 2012.
Allahabad, April 18 (IANS) A team of Mumbai police aided by Allahabad cops traced the headless torso of Meenakshi Thapa, a budding Bollywood actress who was abducted on March 30, to a septic tank here, police said Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Beijing 2008 bronze medallist Vijender Singh, who remains a medal hope for India at the 2012 London Olympics, Saturday said the country's boxing future looked bright and the team heading to London was perfect.
Teenage boxers Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan strikes on their gold in ongoing Asian Olympic qualifying even held as Astana.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 12 (IANS) Teenage boxers Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) won gold in their respective categories at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Thursday, a day after they made the cut for the London Games.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 11 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan qualified for the 2012 Olympics by entering the finals of the 56 kg and 81 kg category at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Wednesday, taking to seven the overall Olympic spots tally from the sport.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 11 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa qualified for the 2012 Olympics by entering the final of the 56 kg category at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Wednesday, becoming the youngest Indian to do so.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 11 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa qualified for the 2012 Olympics by entering the final of the 56 kg category at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Wednesday, becoming the youngest Indian to do so. Vijender Singh, who has also qualified for the London event, lost his semifinal bout in the 76 kg.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 9 (IANS) Teenage boxer Shiva Thapa humbled Athens Olympics silver medallist Worapoj Petchkoon of Thailand to enter the semifinals of the 56 kg category at the Asian Olympic qualifying event here Monday. The Indian is now one step away from making the London Games.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 7 (IANS) Indian boxers suffered a major set-back after the vastly talented Suranjoy Singh (52kg) lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to old nemesis Nyambayar Tugstsogt of Mongolia in the Asian Olympic Qualifying event here Saturday.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 7 (IANS) Indian boxers continued their good run at the Asian Olympic Qualifying event here Saturday with 2010 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Shiva Thapa (56kg) advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 6 (IANS) Asian Games silver medallist Manpreet Singh (91kg) Friday entered the quarterfinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifying Boxing Event here with a resounding victory over Mongolia's Tulyek Yerbolat. The tournament is the last qualifying event for Indian boxers to book their tickets to London for the 2012 Olympic.
Astana (Kazakhstan), April 6 (IANS) Commonwealth Games gold medallist Suranjoy Singh (52 kg) and promising teenager Sumit Sangwan (81 kg) won their opening round bouts in the Asian Olympic Qualifying boxing event here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India's top boxer Vijender Singh, who won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Games, said he has got used to the pressure of expectations and hoped to book his London berth in the forthcoming Asia Olympic qualifying tournament starting Wednesday in Astana, Kazakhstan.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India's boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has asked his wards to be aggressive in the Asian Olympic qualifiers to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from Wednesday.
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Boxer Shiva Thapa was Sunday out-pointed in the final of his 56kg bout as India finished the 43rd Boxing Grand Prix at Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, with a silver and bronze.
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Shiva Thapa advanced into the final of the 56 kg category at the Boxing Grand Prix in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic while Vikas Krishan lost his semifinal bout in the 69 kg to settle for a bronze.
Darjeeling, March 23 (IANS) The bravery of a class 12 school girl resulted in the busting of a sex racket and the arrest of four people, including a married couple, here. A Rs.5,000 award was announced for the student whose efforts also resulted in a woman being saved from trafficking.
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday sacked Labor and Transport Management Minister Sarita Giri, a media report said.
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): The Editors Guild of India has deplored comments made by Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju about media and media professionals, which it said was "ill-considered, sweeping and uninformed."
Kathmandu, Oct 24 (ANI): Under sharp criticism from various quarters including his own party UCPN (Maoist) for signing the Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (BIPPA) agreement with India during his recent visit to New Delhi, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Monday said such criticisms were "baseless and inaccurate".
Kathmandu, Sep 2(ANI): Nepal's former Maoist rebels have begun handing over their weapons to a multi-party committee.
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 28 (ANI): Former world's shortest man Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal is set to visit one of the world's tallest towers the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia.
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), June 26(ANI): Three elephants were injured after getting hit by a speeding passenger train in the forests of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal last night.
London, June 11 (ANI): Junrey Balawing indulged in a beer nearly equivalent to his own size as he rejoiced over becoming the world's smallest man.
Kathmandu, Apr. 13 (ANI): A meeting between the ruling coalition partners-the UCPN (Maoist) and the CPN-UML-held to forge a consensus on Home portfolio ended inconclusively on Wednesday morning.
Kathmandu, Mar.24 (ANI): Hundreds of minority Christians in Nepal have asked the government to provide them with designated burial grounds.
London, Mar 10(ANI): Junrey Balawing of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines, who is just 22 inches high, is set to become the world's shortest man when he turns 18 in June.
London, Nov 19 (ANI): The annual Guinness World Records Day saw more than 200,000 people worldwide taking part in a series of oddball events, right from heroic deeds to performing the silliest of stunts.
Melbourne, Oct 14 (ANI): A Nepalese teenager-whose tiny stature has made him a celebrity in his homeland-has entered the record books as the world's shortest man, as he celebrated his 18th birthday.
Sukna (West Bengal), Sep. 17 (ANI): The officials of the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in Sukna near West Bengal's Siliguri District have involved the local villagers in protecting the wildlife and the bio-diversity of the sanctuary.
London, Sept 7 (ANI): The world's shortest man at the moment is facing fierce competition from the world's shortest teenager.
London, Sept 6 (ANI): A 24-year-old Colombian has been named the world's shortest man - 27 inches tall.
Kathmandu, Aug 9 (ANI): To reduce social stigma and discrimination that leprosy patients in the society, Nepalese lepers are all set to climb Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.
Guwahati, June 15 (ANI): The northeast has contributed greatly to the success of Indian sport, and a new addition to this great tradition is Assamese boxer Shiva Thapa.
Bhopal, June 9 (ANI): Forest officials of Madhya Pradesh in collaboration with the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network are training five sniffer dogs to track down poachers.
Kathmandu, Mar 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal will continue discussions on the contemporary political situation with leaders of different political parties on Tuesday as well.
Kathmandu, Mar 20 (ANI): Formal Nepal Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala died today at his daughter Sujata Koirala's residence in Mandikatar.
Washington, February 22 (ANI): A Nepalese man, standing just 22 inches tall, is trying to claim the title of the world's shortest man.
Siliguri, Feb 5 (ANI): At least thirty four couples recently tied the nuptial knot at a mass marriage ceremony here.
Darjeeling, Dec 31 (ANI): Holidaymakers frequenting Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong the popular tourist destinations are an upset lot.
Jalpaiguri, Oct 20 (ANI): In yet another incident of elephant menace, a herd of nearly 50 wild elephants strayed from the forest into human settlement and plundered paddy fields near Damding Tea Estate in Dooars region of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Monday.
London, Oct 17 (ANI): The 22-inch tall Nepali teenager will have to wait for at least another year to be crowned the world's smallest man, as the Guinness has estimated that he is only 17 years old.
London, Oct 13 (ANI): The world's smallest man, who turns 18 tomorrow, has revealed his birthday wish - a wife of his own stature.
Siliguri, Oct 10 (ANI): Hundreds of tiny tots here staged a march to spread awareness against crackers ahead of Diwali festival.
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Lt General VK Ahluwalia, Director General Military Training flagged off a joint Indo-German mountaineering expedition to Mt Shivling (6543M) in Garhwal Himalayan Region, today.
Gangtok, July 15 (ANI): A visually impaired bamboo artisan in Sikkim imparts training to many other disadvantaged people like him and help them gain self-reliance in life.
London, June 24 (ANI): Nepalese teenager Khagendra Thapa Magar is set to be named the world's smallest man, after being just two feet tall.
Silliguri, June 18 (ANI): Landslide following heavy rains snapped road links to the hills of West Bengal and Sikkim on Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): CPN (UML) leader K.P Sharma Oli has arrived here to meet with leaders of the UPA Government.
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Indian boxer Sandeep bagged the silver medal in the World Junior Boxing Championship at Yerevan in Armenia Saturday. He lost to local hero Koryun Soghomonyan in the final of the 46 kilogram category.
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Indian boxer Sandeep Friday kept himself in the fray for a gold medal while his compatriots Namit Bahadur, Vikas Khatri and Shiva Thapa ended their campaign with bronze medals in the World Junior Boxing Championship at Yerevan in Armenia.
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Three Indian boxers stormed into the semi-finals of the World Junior Championships in Yerevan, Armenia, Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Indian boxers surged ahead in the World Junior championships with three more making it to the quarterfinals in Yerevan, Armenia.
Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) Veteran communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal dispensed with god but kept the traditional Nepali attire Monday to take oath of office and secrecy at the head of a fledgling three-member cabinet, that, his rivals warned, would last only three months.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indian boxers made a formidable start in the World Junior Boxing Championships, with Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan outpunching their opponents to advance to the second round in Yerevan, Armenia.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indian boxers were off to a flying start in the World Junior Boxing Championships, with Shiva Thapa and Yuriy Shestak outpunching their opponents to advance to the second round in Yerevan, Armenia.