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Khagendra Thapa, the world's smallest man

Nepalese teenager Khagendra Thapa Magar has been named the world's smallest man, after being just two feet tall.A delegation from Guinness Book of the World Records arrived in Pokhara on Tuesday to......

'King better leave or be treated like a criminal'

CPN-Maoist leader Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' has advised the King Gyanendra to voluntarily leave the palace and become an honourable citizen, warning that if he doesn't do so then the government......

Ex-Customs officer and '93 blasts convict dies

Former Customs additional collector Somnath Thapa, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Mumbai on Friday.Thapa (60) was suffering......

'93 blasts: 1 sentenced to death, Thapa gets life

In yet another judgment awarding capital punishment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts conspiracy, one more convict was awarded death sentence by a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities......

1993 blasts: Ex-customs man Thapa convicted

A former customs official was on Tuesday found guilty by the TADA court for facilitating smuggling of arms and explosives in 1993 serial bomb blasts in the city.Som Nath Thapa, former additional......

How India's tax system helps cigarettes flourish

Cigarette companies have substantial wriggle room thanks to India's complex tax structure, which categorises them by length and filter, points out Charu Bahri/IndiaSpend. In March 2015 - in......

SAARC to fast-track development bank: Nepal

South Asian countries, including India and Nepal, would fast-track the process of setting up of the SAARC Development Bank to garner funds for development of infrastructure in the region.During the......

Geetanjali Thapa: Liar's Dice is a small film with a big heart

For actress Geetanjali Thapa, news that her National award-winning film Liar’s Dice has been selected as India's official entry to the 2015 Oscars, is yet to sink in."The film recently......

Amol Palekar appointed chairman of India's Oscar jury

Veteran actor-director Amol Palekar has been appointed as chairman of India's Oscar jury, which will select the country's official entry in the best foreign film category of the 88th......

Class and Crime in India in Zurich's Top 10 Films

Kanu Behl's Titli is one of the best films from India in recent years, says Aseem Chhabra from the Zurich film festival. Ten years ago, two enterprising Swiss nationals decided to bring some films......

Box Office: Haider, Bang Bang fare average

A look at this week's hits and misses. The long weekend saw two big releases, Bang Bang and Haider. Both films opened to below average collections. Worldwide, however, Bang Bang is the sixth......

Meet Ajay Devgn, Akshay, Hrithik's HOT new heroines!

These fresh new faces, waiting in the wings for their big Bollywood debuts, will take your breath away!Bollywood has seen quite a few fresh faces being launched in the last few years.While......

Vikas in Asian boxing final; bronze for Satish, Devendro, Thapa

Former World Championships bronze medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) was the lone Indian to make it to the finals, as three others settled for bronze medals after losing hard-fought semi-final......

Coach wants more international events for boxers as Thapa wins gold

Impressed by India's performance at the Doha International Tournament, Aussie boxers want exchange programme with India, claims coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu Indian boxer Shiva Thapa showing his gold......

Shiva, Kuldeep in quarters; Akhil bows out of Asiad boxing

Shiva Thapa. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images Continental champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was barely tested as he advanced to the quarter-finals, but it was curtains for comeback-man Akhil Kumar......

World Boxing Championships: Shiva, Manoj in quarters, Nanao beaten

Rising Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) endured draining contests but came out triumphant to enter the quarterfinals on a......

Shiva wins split decision for gold at Asian boxing

Teen sensation Shiva Thapa (56kg) reaffirmed his status as the rising star of Indian boxing, becoming the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Championships in......
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Rio Oly quotas on boxers minds

Their oft-seen ability to triumph over adversity will be put to its toughest test this year when Indian boxers aim for the twin rewards of medals... ...
2 held for unloading K-oil at wrong place

IMPHAL, Oct 5: Two persons have been arrested today by the police for illegally unloading 20 Kilolitres of SK oil at one of the petrol pumps... ...
Ranchi gangster, 2 aides arrested

Ranchi SSP Prabhat Kumar (in blue tee) with the arrested trio at his chamber on Sunday. Picture by Prashant Mitra In a major breakthrough,... ...
'Blockade' gradually eases, 160 trucks enter Nepal

INDO-NEPAL BORDER (Bahraich): . As many as 160 vehicles, including six tankers of petrol and diesel and two bullets of liquefied petroleum gas... ...
Too much hype? Is the Oscar really what we should be aspiring for?

Now that Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Court' has been declared India's official entry for Oscars, we try deciphering the hype surrounding the Academy... ...

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