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.
18 May 2022Entertainment
The 75th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival is distinctive for India for multiple reasons.
23 Aug 2021Politics
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.
20 Aug 2021Politics
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.
12 Aug 2021Sports
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.
28 Jul 2021Business
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.
14 Jul 2021Business
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.
01 Feb 2021Business
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.
07 Jun 2020Sports
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has backed Sourav Ganguly for the role of ICC chairman.
01 Jun 2020India
Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.
22 May 2020Sports
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly appears as front runner in the race of ICC chairman post.
15 May 2020India
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.
14 May 2020Business
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.
13 May 2020India
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.
29 Feb 2020India
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.
27 Feb 2020India
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.
26 Feb 2020India
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.
23 Feb 2020Politics
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.
13 Feb 2020Politics
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.
07 Feb 2020Politics
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.
03 Feb 2020Politics
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".
03 Feb 2020Politics
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.
30 Jan 2020Politics
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.
29 Jan 2020Politics
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.
29 Jan 2020Politics
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".
28 Jan 2020Politics
With election season reaching its peak in Delhi, controversial statements have become the order of the day.
28 Jan 2020Politics
Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.
18 Jan 2020India
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.
16 Oct 2019Politics
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.
14 Oct 2019Sports
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, in all likelihood, is set to become the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
23 Sep 2019World
A thirteen-year-old boy is now making headlines after clicking, what the netizens have dubbed, the 'most powerful selfie.'
06 Sep 2019Politics
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.
15 Aug 2019Sports
The head coach of Team India is all set to be decided on Friday.
07 Aug 2019Politics
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.
22 Jul 2019Politics
Terror accused-turned-parliamentarian, Pragya Thakur, on Sunday sparked yet another controversy when she said she hasn't been elected to "clean toilets".
13 Jul 2019Politics
Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini was caught in a photo-op on Saturday, one which she was clearly unprepared for.
10 Jul 2019India
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.
25 Feb 2019Business
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.
22 Feb 2019Business
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.