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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.