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Bir Bahadur, Biru Dai, Bir Bahadur Thapa, Dehradun Football, Indian Soccer Hero
DEHRADUN: Friends, admirers and relatives of international footballer Bir Bahadur have been living in despair since October 2006. Biru 'Dai', as Bir Bahadur was fondly called, went missing from Haridwar on 22 October 2006. Even after all these months, there is no trace of the missing player....
15 September, 2008

Pavilion Football Ground Dehradun
"Some 20,000 football lovers purchased tickets to watch the Mohammedan Sporting versus 5/8 Gorkha match of the Nagarpalika All India Football Tournament in 1975. The sight was mind-blowing with such a huge crowd! The Pavilion has not recorded such crowd ever," recalls RM Jindal, a former football...
15 September, 2008

Clock Tower Dehradun
The Clock Tower is a landmark of Dehradun. Standing well before independence, it is also known and called as Ghanta Ghar locally. Located centrally and encircled by busy city places, this clock tower is a six face tower with a clock on each face. Located at Rajpur Road, the monument has the...
15 September, 2008

Historic Photographs related to Dehradun Football
By Raju Gusain Dehradun, 16 August, 2008: Rohit Goyal and I decided to host a website dedicated to Dehradun football, www.DehradunFootball.com, during 2005-06. To make the site comprehensive, useful and detailed, we began searching for old photographs associated with Dehradun Football. With...
16 August, 2008

Uttarakhand Police winner of A-Division Football League 2008
Dehradun, 16 August 2008 | By LP Thapa: Uttarakhand Police after winning the title in 2005 had failed to make any impression in successive years. It has, however, succeeded in making its presence felt this year, that too in a grand way: not losing a single match till today and earning the...
15 August, 2007

Bir Bahadur, Biru Dai, Dehradun Football, Indian Soccer Hero
Bir Bahadur, who had represented India in the 1966 Bangkok Asiad and endearingly called as 'Forward Cheetah', and also as Biru 'Dai' by his fans. It was in the year 1966, that the football buffs had witnessed the talent of Mr Bahadur in a match between Services and Mohan Bagan. This young forward...
10 August, 2007

2007 First Division League Champions, Akranta Club, Dehradun Football
Akranta lifted the District First Division Football League championship trophy by defeating Cantt Blues Khukri in their last league match by 3-0 here on Sunday. Akranta just needed a draw to clinch the title. Fancied Uttarakhand Police had to be content with the runners up spot. Akranta began the...
04 August, 2007

Akranta Team after winning Dehradun Super League 2004
Akranta lifted the District First Division Football League championship trophy by winning Dehradun Super League 2004.
26 July, 2007

Chandan Singh Rawat, Tale of a Legend, Dehradun Football
Chandan Singh Rawat was probably a household name in Darjeeling. An ex-Olympian and international football player, Chandan Singh Rawat was a prominent and regular player in the Indian National team - post independence. The following is reproduced from the interaction Barun Roy had with Chandan...
27 July, 2006

Honouring our Heroes
THE World Wide Web is a global and universal technology, but not necessarily a globalising and universalising one. To the contrary, the Web can and has been used to promote local pride and the appreciation of local themes, processes, institutions, and individuals. In recent weeks, I have made...
20 May, 2006



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