Articles about Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and a four-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. HAs of 2021, he is the Minister of Information & Broadcasting as well as Youth & Sports Affairs in the Government of India. Thakur did his BA from Doaba College, Punjab. Son of BJP leader and former two-time Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Thakur contested elections for the first time in the 2008 Hamirpur Lok Sabha bypoll and won. He has successfully retained the seat from 2008 onwards and won the 2019 election with a record margin, defeating Congress's Ram Lal Thakur. He was the President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) from 2011 to 2016. Earlier the Chairman of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), he took over as the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) chief in 2016, but was sacked from the post in 2017 by the Supreme Court of India for having failed to carry out the required reforms in the sports body and for not satisfying the criteria for the top office as set out by the court earlier. Thakur had worked as MoS for Finance & Corporate Affairs during 2019-21.

Cannes 2022: From Deepika Padukone to AR Rahman, Indians shine

18 May 2022

Entertainment
Cannes 2022: From Deepika Padukone to AR Rahman, Indians shine

The 75th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival is distinctive for India for multiple reasons.

No curbs on news media in Jammu & Kashmir: Centre

08 Apr 2022

India
No curbs on news media in Jammu & Kashmir: Centre

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Thursday informed Parliament that no restrictions on any news media were imposed by the Centre in Jammu & Kashmir.

Anti-India, absurd: Anurag Thakur on Mehbooba Mufti's Taliban remarks

23 Aug 2021

Politics
Anti-India, absurd: Anurag Thakur on Mehbooba Mufti's Taliban remarks

Union Minister Anurag Thakur has termed "anti-India" and "absurd" PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's statement referring to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan to call upon the Centre to restore Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Centre prepared to tackle possible COVID-19 third wave: Anurag Thakur

20 Aug 2021

Politics
Centre prepared to tackle possible COVID-19 third wave: Anurag Thakur

The Centre is fully ready to tackle a possible third wave of COVID-19 and a provision of Rs. 23,123 has been made for this purpose, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said on Friday.

National Sports Awards function delayed to include paralympians

12 Aug 2021

Sports
National Sports Awards function delayed to include paralympians

The National Sports Awards function, which is held on August 29 every year, has been pushed back since the government wants the selection panel to consider the performances of para-athletes competing in the Tokyo Paralympics.

Depositors to get Rs. 5L insurance if bank under moratorium

28 Jul 2021

Business
Depositors to get Rs. 5L insurance if bank under moratorium

The Indian government on Wednesday cleared amendments to the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) Act, 1961, thus providing a big relief to the customers of failed or stressed banks.

Dearness Allowance for government employees hiked from July 1

14 Jul 2021

Business
Dearness Allowance for government employees hiked from July 1

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) for employees of the central government and pensioners.

Nirmala Sitharaman to present 'Budget like never before' shortly

01 Feb 2021

Business
Nirmala Sitharaman to present 'Budget like never before' shortly

At 11 am, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her third Union Budget. With the minister earlier declaring that this Budget "will be like never before," the expectations of a coronavirus-battered nation are already high.

Danish Kaneria backs Sourav Ganguly for ICC president role

07 Jun 2020

Sports
Danish Kaneria backs Sourav Ganguly for ICC president role

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has backed Sourav Ganguly for the role of ICC chairman.

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

01 Jun 2020

India
All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.

Sourav Ganguly emerges as front runner for ICC chairman post

22 May 2020

Sports
Sourav Ganguly emerges as front runner for ICC chairman post

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly appears as front runner in the race of ICC chairman post.

Day 3: Nirmala Sitharaman announces stimulus for agriculture, allied activities

15 May 2020

India
Day 3: Nirmala Sitharaman announces stimulus for agriculture, allied activities

On the third day of addressing the press on the Rs. 20 lakh crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today focused on agriculture and allied activities.

Migrant workers to get free-food for next two months: Sitharaman

14 May 2020

Business
Migrant workers to get free-food for next two months: Sitharaman

Addressing media for the second straight day on the economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today's announcement revolves around migrant workers, small farmers, street vendors, etc.

MSMEs to get Rs. 3 lakh crore collateral-free loan: Sitharaman

13 May 2020

India
MSMEs to get Rs. 3 lakh crore collateral-free loan: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media on Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs. 20 lakh crore package to help the economy, which is suffering due to coronavirus.

'Goli maaro...' slogan raised at Rajiv Chowk station, six detained

29 Feb 2020

India
'Goli maaro...' slogan raised at Rajiv Chowk station, six detained

The spiteful slogan — Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro sa***n ko, has spilled beyond rallies and public meetings. This was proved today when a bunch of men raised the slogan at the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station, in the heart of Delhi.

On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

27 Feb 2020

India
On hate speeches, Centre gets four weeks to file response

Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.

Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

26 Feb 2020

India
Delhi HC asks police to consider FIRs against BJP leaders

Expressing concern over the recent incidents of violence in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that they cannot allow a repeat of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

25 Feb 2020

India
Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

Finding faults in your nation is simple, it is patriotism that requires work. You don't pelt stones, because you don't like the government. You don't torch buses, because you don't support a law passed in the Parliament.

Those indulging in hate speeches should be removed: Manoj Tiwari

23 Feb 2020

Politics
Those indulging in hate speeches should be removed: Manoj Tiwari

The task of ending BJP's dry spell in Delhi was put on Manoj Tiwari, the Bhojpuri actor-turned-politician under whose leadership the saffron party won corporation polls in 2017 and all seven Lok Sabha seats last year.

Statements like "Goli Maaro" shouldn't have been made: Amit Shah

13 Feb 2020

Politics
Statements like "Goli Maaro" shouldn't have been made: Amit Shah

Former BJP President and the number 2 in government, Amit Shah, has analyzed the poll debacle and blamed provocative statements by the leaders of his party for the same.

High-pitched campaign for Delhi Elections ends. It's voters' turn now!

07 Feb 2020

Politics
High-pitched campaign for Delhi Elections ends. It's voters' turn now!

Noisy loudspeakers, shouty pamphlets, and divisive statements by politicians took over Delhi in the last couple of weeks, but all of that has now come to an end.

Ballot over bullet: After inciting violence, Anurag Thakur softens stand

03 Feb 2020

Politics
Ballot over bullet: After inciting violence, Anurag Thakur softens stand

Not long ago, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that traitors of the country must be shot at, without listing out "who fits in the category".

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

03 Feb 2020

Politics
'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State (Finance), met with resistance in the Lok Sabha today as he stood to speak about pressing matters affecting the country.

'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

30 Jan 2020

Politics
'Surgical strike' in Shaheen Bagh on Feb 11: BJP leader

In an explosive statement, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh on Thursday said the city's Shaheen Bagh locality will witness a "surgical strike" on February 11.

Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

29 Jan 2020

Politics
Courtesy EC, Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma removed as BJP's star-campaigners

Two leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh Verma, have been removed as star-campaigners on the order of Election Commission for giving controversial speeches.

Why aren't protesters at Shaheen Bagh 'dying', wonders BJP leader

29 Jan 2020

Politics
Why aren't protesters at Shaheen Bagh 'dying', wonders BJP leader

The Bharatiya Janata Party's unhealthy obsession with the ongoing protest in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh was reflected again on Tuesday when the chief of party's West Bengal unit, Dilip Ghosh, wondered why agitating "women and children weren't dying".

They will rape sisters/daughters: BJP MP on Shaheen Bagh protestors

28 Jan 2020

Politics
They will rape sisters/daughters: BJP MP on Shaheen Bagh protestors

With election season reaching its peak in Delhi, controversial statements have become the order of the day.

Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

28 Jan 2020

Politics
Anurag Thakur's 'Goli Maaro...' chant invites trouble, he remains defiant

Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

India
SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

Will Sourav Ganguly join BJP? Former Indian captain addresses rumors

16 Oct 2019

Politics
Will Sourav Ganguly join BJP? Former Indian captain addresses rumors

Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has many records to his name. And earlier this week, he started his new innings when he was elected as the chief of BCCI, the top cricket administrative body in the country.

Sourav Ganguly set to become the BCCI President: Details here

14 Oct 2019

Sports
Sourav Ganguly set to become the BCCI President: Details here

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, in all likelihood, is set to become the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Meet the 13-year-old who clicked a selfie with Modi, Trump

23 Sep 2019

World
Meet the 13-year-old who clicked a selfie with Modi, Trump

A thirteen-year-old boy is now making headlines after clicking, what the netizens have dubbed, the 'most powerful selfie.'

Amid economic slowdown, Anurag Thakur faces embarrassment at auto event

06 Sep 2019

Politics
Amid economic slowdown, Anurag Thakur faces embarrassment at auto event

On Friday, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur addressed the slowdown in the auto industry at the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) annual summit in New Delhi.

Can Vikram Rathour become India's new batting coach?

15 Aug 2019

Sports
Can Vikram Rathour become India's new batting coach?

The head coach of Team India is all set to be decided on Friday.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

07 Aug 2019

Politics
#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

22 Jul 2019

Politics
Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

Terror accused-turned-parliamentarian, Pragya Thakur, on Sunday sparked yet another controversy when she said she hasn't been elected to "clean toilets".

Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

13 Jul 2019

Politics
Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini was caught in a photo-op on Saturday, one which she was clearly unprepared for.

Now, get an e-PAN within 10 minutes: Here's how

10 Jul 2019

India
Now, get an e-PAN within 10 minutes: Here's how

In a bid to make it easier and faster to get new Permanent Account Number (PAN) card, the Income Tax department has come up with a plan, under which e-PAN (electronic PAN) cards shall be allotted to applicants instantly, ie. within 10 minutes.

Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

25 Feb 2019

Business
Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

On Monday, the Parliamentary Committee on IT met with Twitter's Global Vice President of Public Policy Colin Crowell in lieu of CEO Jack Dorsey.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

22 Feb 2019

Business
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

Despite the Indian government summoning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on IT on February 25, Twitter has said that Dorsey will not attend the hearing.