Members of an ashram keen to adopt an elephant walked into the zoo office on Wednesday to ask if they could occasionally take the animal out for religious events. Zoo officials said they had a hard time convincing the group that adopting an animal did not guarantee the right to take it anywhere!
Bengal football team is hard at practice these days at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata to participate in the prestigious 62nd edition of Santosh Trophy, which is currently underway in Kashmir.
The team will be entering the tournament from the quarterfinal stage. The players know that if they win the Santosh Trophy this year it will be for the 30th time which is motivating them in this sweltering summer heat of Kokata to train everyday.
No other team is close to Bengal in the number of trophies won 29th Time out of 61st Edetion. But in the last eight years Bengal has not claimed the title. Its because other states have also improved their standards and football has spread to different centers across the country.
But the head coach Krisnendu Roy seemed satisfied with the preparations this year. He said that the team is in good shape and it will be further strengthen when Tarif Ahmed and Syed Rahim Nabi join after the National Camp.
This time around Bengal is trying to better their last years performance and that means winning the title for the 30th time.
Senior Footballers like Habibur Rehman Mondal and Jayanta Sen have to shoulder lots of responsibility and they seemed confident that they will perform well.
The team will leave for Srinagar in a few days time and play their first match on the 6th of June. So it has to be seen whether these bunch of players will return home with the Santosh Trophy this year.
They seem to be a balanced team but in the Knockout format it has to be your day and sometimes luck factor also comes into play and to top it all up the team will be playing away from home. In the next 20 days the story will unfold.
Gk-Coach - Tarun Bose Manager: Zakir Hussain Mollah Bagan played well without any foreigners:: King Kahn then has inspired many Goalkeepers around the world. It was great to catch a big team like Bayern Munich playing in Kolkata.
Critics have said in the past that Football has died here in Kolkata. But thosepeople in the stadium that day has proved them wrong. Well I have never idolized anyone like that.
They are like guardian angels for their team and most importantly best in their business. It was a great honor for anyone to see Oli Kahn play.
They played this match without their fringe players but still they have given a good performance. Especially the youngstars from TFA has done a commendable job. It was inevitable to avoid defeat against the Bavarians but they kept on trying and that was more important.
Bagan played well without any foreigners. I have been selected to play Santosh Trophy for Bengal this season and I hope to give a good performance there and help my team win the trophy. I am contracted with East Bengal and I also hope to serve them well this season.
Practise hard and always be confident coz for me this is the mantra of success. Bayern Muenchen in Kolkata: Some comments and news paper article's from Germany Clearly all is going to plan in the world being over-run by four-day Tests.
There's a day-night four-day Test coming up soon, by the way. The players are divided about it . – Dona Ganguly about her first date with Sourav Ganguly The couple saw each other for many years this way. By , Sourav had carved a place for himself in Indian cricket, and he felt that time was ripe for him to get espoused with Dona.
Sourav Ganguly was a visionary, and one of the greatest Indian cricket team captains ever.
which was in fact the sport he loved the most. It was when his elder brother Snehasish Ganguly became a state-level cricket player that he gave a serious thought to becoming a cricketer himself. Thus the plan was hatched to have a civil marriage.
Snehasish Chandidas Ganguly (born 11 June ) is a former Indian first class cricketer. Although he didn't play international cricket like his younger brother Sourav, Snehasish had a career with Bengal which spanned 10 years.
After retiring from cricket, he focused on his family printing business. Over the past 15 years, Snehasish Ganguly has Born: 11 June (age 52), Behala, Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India. To get the full Quicklook Films experience, uncheck "Enable on this Site" from Adblock Plus. Snehasis Ganguly - Google+.
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