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First phase of LS polls in West Bengal tomorrow; Baichung Bhutia in fray

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 13:34

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Thursday will be held in four constituencies of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar - all in north Bengal.

Nine crorepati candidates in first phase of West Bengal LS polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 19:42

As many as nine of the 47 candidates in the fray in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal are crorepatis (millionaires), with football icon Bhaichung Bhutia of Trinamool Congress leading the pack.

Bhaichung Bhutia has assets in excess of Rs 16 crore

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:00

Football icon Bhaichung Bhutia, contesting the Lok Sabha polls as a Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal`s Darjeeling constituency, possesses assets worth more than Rs 16 crore.

Stones thrown at TMC convoy in Darjeeling

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 17:28

Miscreants threw stones at cars in a Trinamool Congress convoy for party Lok Sabha candidate former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia at Patlebas in Darjeeling district on Saturday.

Baichung Bhutia hopeful of getting GJM support

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 22:58

Ace footballer and Trinamool Congress candidate for Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, Baichung Bhutia on Friday expressed hope about getting support of the Hills party Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the elections.

Baichung Bhutia vows to work for Darjeeling

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 18:15

A day after he accepted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee`s offer to be a Trinamool Congress candidate for the Lok Sabha from Darjeeling, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia has unfolded his vision to serve the people of the hill region.

Will work for Darjeeling`s development: Baichung Bhutia

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 10:19

Lauding West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s handling of Darjeeling crisis, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia, who has been fielded by her Trinamool Congress for the Lok Sabha polls, promised to work for the development of the hills and serve pople with honesty.

LS polls 2014: Baichung Bhutia, Moon Moon Sen to contest on TMC ticket

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 17:09

Former Indian football skipper Baichung Bhutia is set to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Trinamool Congress ticket, party chief Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.

Unhappy over 2017 Under-17 World Cup preps, Bhaichung Bhutia slams associations

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 21:25

Expressing frustration over the lack of effort and professionalism on part of the state and district associations, former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said CEOs and development officers should be appointed at those places to keep a tab on the progress ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

Will have to ensure good team at U-17 WC: Bhutia

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 17:20

As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Bhaichung Bhutia friday said, the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the mega-event and develop the infrastructure.

Short clinics not enough to develop Indian Football: Bhutia

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 17:37

Former captain Bhaichung Bhutia Thursday stated that small duration clinics by several foreign clubs in the country were not enough to develop Indian football.

It`s nice that players like Dhoni are promoting football, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 00:13

Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Monday said that even renowned coach Alex Ferguson would not be able to take India into World Cup without proper infrastructure and involvement of committed people in the running of the game in the country.