From Baichung Bhutia to Gul Panag, many celebs in fray for LS polls

From Baichung Bhutia to Gul Panag, many celebs in fray for LS polls New Delhi: Elections for the 16th Lok Sabha are witnessing many entrants from the sports and glamour industry. While actor Gul Panag will be contesting as an Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Chandigarh, former footballer Baichung Bhutia is contesting the Lok Sabha elections on Trinamool Congress ticket. Gul Panag on Wednesday made her foray into politics as she got inducted into Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party. With this Gul becomes...
09:56 PM, Mar 13, 2014

Baichung Bhutia, Moon Moon Sen bring star power to Mamata's TMC

Baichung Bhutia, Moon Moon Sen bring star power to Mamata's TMC New Delhi: It is star power for the Trinamool Congress this Lok Sabha elections with actress Moon Moon Sen and former football captain Baichung Bhutia set to contest polls for the party. Baichung Bhuti, who will contest from Darjeeling on a Trinamool ticket, will take on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh. Both the starts are delighted to have been fighting the elections and have said they will give their...
01:41 PM, Mar 06, 2014

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

Will have to ensure good team at U-17 WC: Bhutia New Delhi: As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Baichung Bhutia on 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. Thanking the All India Football Federation and the government for their efforts in getting the showpiece event to India, Bhutia hoped all stakeholders...
05:03 PM, Dec 06, 2013

Former skipper Baichung Bhutia backs IMG-Reliance League

Former skipper Baichung Bhutia backs IMG-Reliance League Mumbai: Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia on Tuesday backed the much-debated IPL-style football tournament of IMG-Reliance, scheduled to start in January 2014, and is confident that it would help revive the sport in the country. "I think, the new tournament is great for Indian football. Being the president of the players' association, I have spoken to the players and they are looking forward to it. I think it will...
03:39 PM, Aug 13, 2013

Bhutia feels legalising betting would stop corruption

Bhutia feels legalising betting would stop corruption Mumbai: Describing the IPL spot-fixing scandal as unfortunate, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said betting should be legalised in the country to stop corruption in cricket. "In Europe betting is legalised and you don't come across such scams everyday in football like you get to see it in cricket. I think legalising would make it better," Bhutia told reporters on the sidelines of a Football Players Association of India...
11:59 AM, May 24, 2013

Baichung Bhutia appointed AIFF technical committee chief

Baichung Bhutia appointed AIFF technical committee chief The 36-year-old's appointment was finalised at the last executive committee meeting of the All India Football Federation. ...
04:37 PM, Mar 20, 2013

IOC's decision to suspend India is a wake-up call: Bhutia

IOC's decision to suspend India is a wake-up call: Bhutia New Delhi: Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia on Wednesday termed the IOC's decision to suspend India as a "wake-up call" for the country's sports officials and said the IOA should amend its constitution soon in accordance with the Olympic Charter to get out of the mess. "It's a disappointing situation. I think, it's quite disgraceful in terms of the situation we have come into. The decision has come as...
08:40 PM, Dec 05, 2012

I-League: Baichung takes over coaching reins of United Sikkim

I-League: Baichung takes over coaching reins of United Sikkim Kolkata: In the wake of their 1-10 rout by United SC, United Sikkim Football Club chief executive officer and former India skipper Baichung Bhutia Tuesday took over the coaching reins from chief coach Phillipe De Ridder. "I have decided to take up coaching for the club until we find a suitable coach. Right now the team is going through a bad phase but we hope to recover soon," said Bhutia....
09:12 AM, Nov 14, 2012

I-League: Main aim is to survive this season, says Baichung

I-League: Main aim is to survive this season, says Baichung Gangtok: Having won almost every tournament in Indian football, the top priority for former national team captain Baichung Bhutia is to help his side United Sikkim stay afloat in the elite tier of I-League. "Our main aim is to survive in I-League top division this season and we are counting a lot on home matches to get requisite points," Bhutia said on the eve of their match against formidable East...
07:45 PM, Oct 10, 2012

'India will take 800 years to qualify for WC'

'India will take 800 years to qualify for WC' Baichung Bhutia, the name synonymous with Indian football for the masses, is of the opinion that for India to qualify for the World Cup, a complete overhaul of systems is required and the sooner that is attended to, the better. In an interview to a football magazine, the former Indian skipper was questioned as to what was a realistic target for qualifying for the worlds grandest stage of competition. Baichung...
05:34 PM, Jul 12, 2012
Euro 2012 Trophy excites Bhutia

Euro 2012 Trophy excites Bhutia

At the unveiling of the Euro 2012 Trophy in New Delhi, Indian football legend Baichung Bhutia tipped Spain to defend their title in the tournament from June 8 to July 1 in Poland and Ukraine. ...
10:12 AM, Mar 08, 2012

Euro 2012 Trophy unveiled in India

Euro 2012 Trophy unveiled in India New Delhi: The UEFA EURO 2012 Trophy was on Saturday unveiled at a grand ceremony here in the presence of former India football captain Baichung Bhutia. The trophy, which was brought to India for the first time by official EURO sponsors Carlsberg India Pvt Ltd, was unveiled at the residence of Ambassador of Denmark to India. It was also displayed at Select City Walk Mall at Saket here after the...
06:12 PM, Feb 25, 2012

Baichung, Ganguly back Premier League Soccer

Baichung, Ganguly back Premier League Soccer Kolkata: Premier League Soccer (PLS) is no EPL (English Premier League) or IPL (Indian Premier League) but the Indian tournament promises all the thrills and frills, bringing in football icon Baichung Bhutia and former Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly on board. The Barasat franchise at the world players' auctions on Monday announced that Baichung will be their brand ambassador, while according to the buzz in the sports fraternity the 'Prince...
10:34 AM, Jan 31, 2012

Messi the greatest footballer now: Gullit

Messi the greatest footballer now: Gullit Gangtok: Dutch stalwart Ruud Gullit, who recently presented Lionel Messi with his third FIFA Ballon d'Or on Sunday said the Argentine and Barcelona player is the greatest footballer at the moment. Here in Sikkim, leading Superstars XI for a charity match against Baichung Bhutia's United Sikkim FC, the former Dutch striker said he would be happy to help Indian football develop if a role was offered to him. "Messi is...
11:03 PM, Jan 22, 2012