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With Baichung Bhutia in fray, Siliguri poised for interesting contest

With Baichung Bhutia in fray, Siliguri poised for interesting contest

For Siliguri mayor and former minister Ashok Bhattacharya it is a fight to stage a comeback after his surprise defeat in the 2011 Assembly Election as he takes on former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia, who has taken the field as a Trinamool Congress nominee.

West Bengal Elections 2016: Trinamool's Baichung Bhutia has assets worth over Rs 17 crore

Former India football star Baichung Bhutia who is contesting the West Bengal assembly polls as a Trinamool Congress candidate, possess assets worth in excess of Rs 17 crore.

12th South Asian Games: Krishna Poonia, Baichung Bhutia to run with torch during opening ceremony

12th South Asian Games: Krishna Poonia, Baichung Bhutia to run with torch during opening ceremony

The opening ceremony will start at 5pm, and PM is expected to declare the Games open at 5:30pm.

Singing national anthem before 2011 WC final my 'proudest feeling': Sachin Tendulkar

Singing national anthem before 2011 WC final my 'proudest feeling': Sachin Tendulkar

Besides being a sporting icon, the batting legend is known for his exemplary duties towards the nation, which includes many social works.

WATCH: Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar's spine-tingling national anthem video for 67th Republic Day

WATCH: Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar's spine-tingling national anthem video for 67th Republic Day

The video also features Bhutia, Sushil, Dhanraj, Narang, Bhupathi and Gavaskar.  ​

67th Republic Day: Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar, Baichung Bhutia to feature in national anthem video

67th Republic Day: Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar, Baichung Bhutia to feature in national anthem video

Former India and Mumbai spinner Nilesh Kulkarni will produce the video, which is expected to become an instant hit.

Lallianzuala Chhangte: Five facts about India's wonder kid

Lallianzuala Chhangte: Five facts about India's wonder kid

Chhangte is a product of Liverpool's youth academy in India.

SAFF Cup: Lallianzuala Chhangte's brace helps India trounce Nepal 4-1; book semi-final spot

SAFF Cup: Lallianzuala Chhangte's brace helps India trounce Nepal 4-1; book semi-final spot

With the win, group toppers India have qualified for the semi-finals along with Sri Lanka. On Christmas day, India beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in their opening match thanks to a Robin Singh double.

Lallianzuala Chhangte breaks Baichung Bhutia's record; becomes youngest Indian scorer

Lallianzuala Chhangte breaks Baichung Bhutia's record; becomes youngest Indian scorer

The 18-year-old scored a brace, first a 81st minute sumptuous left-footed curler after a solo effort form the right flank than a measured header nine minutes later to help India thrash Nepal 4-1.

Turkmenistan clash crucial for India: Sunil Chhetri

Turkmenistan clash crucial for India: Sunil Chhetri

Following three consecutive defeats in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes the coming away match against Turkmenistan on October 8 will be crucial -- if India has to bag at least a point.

Not the right time to merge ISL, I-League, says Baichung Bhutia

Not the right time to merge ISL, I-League, says Baichung Bhutia

Former national team captain Baichung Bhutia believes merging of Indian Super League (ISL) with I-League to create one competition will not be a good decision at this point of time for football in the country.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play for top-flight European club

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian footballer to play for top-flight European club

After the success of Indian Super League (ISL) last year, Indian football is certainly going places. On Wednesday, a young goalkeeper from Mohali created history by becoming the first Indian ever to play a competitive match for an top tier European side. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made his competitive debut for Norwegian club Stabaek with a clean sheet in a 6-0 thrashing of Runar in the Norwegian Football Cup. Stabbaek play in Norway's top division Tippeligaen and are managed by former United States and Egypt coach Bob Bradley.

Meet the Indian footballer who broke a 79-year-old jinx

For obvious reasons, 15th August is the most significant date in India's collective history. As the country marked its 68th Independence Day in 2014, a rather important moment for India and Indian football went largely unnoticed.

Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University

Baichung Bhutia conferred honourary degree by Jadavpur University

In recognition of his contribution to Indian football, former captain Baichung Bhutia has been conferred with a honourary degree in literature by the prestigious Jadavpur University.

Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League

Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League

It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Baichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football.

India need better system, not big names as coaches: Baichung Bhutia

India need better system, not big names as coaches: Baichung Bhutia

Even an Alex Ferguson or Zico will 'struggle' to change the fortunes of the game in India if a proper youth development system will not be in place, football icon Baichung Bhutia said on Thursday.

Baichung Bhutia dedicates AFC honour to struggling Indian players

Baichung Bhutia dedicates AFC honour to struggling Indian players

The only Indian inductee in the Asian Football Federation's Hall of Fame, former captain Baichung Bhutia on Sunday dedicated the rare honour to the country's footballers who continue to "struggle against all odds to prove themselves every single day".

Germany deserved to win 2014 World Cup, feels Baichung

Mario Goetze scored the lone goal for Germany against Argentina to hand the former a World Cup Trophy after 24 years at the Maracana on Sunday. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said that Germany played really well and were the outright champions in Brazil.

FIFA World Cup 2014: The final will be a Messi vs Mueller contest, says Baichung

The Netherlands blanked sorry Brazil 3-0 to take the third place, whereas, Argentina and Germany will lock horns in the final on Sunday. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said the final is a game between Lionel Messi and Thomas Mueller. He also added that Brazil were too dependent on Neymar as the hosts succumbed to their second successive loss.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Messi is one step away from becoming a legend, says Baichung

In the second semi-final, Argentina edged past Netherlands 4-2 in the penalty shootout on Wednesday to set up a summit clash with Germany.