Articles about Rajeev Shukla

Rajeev Shukla is a former Indian journalist, politician, and political commentator who has served as the former chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also serves as a member of the Indian National Congress (INC), as of 2021. In 2013, he resigned as IPL’s Chairman after he was accused of corruption and spot-fixing scandal in the IPL. However, BCCI again appointed him unanimously in 2015. Shukla was elected the Vice President of BCCI unopposed in 2020. He was born on September 13, 1959, in Uttar Pradesh and completed his education at Christ College, Kanpur, and Vikramajit Singh Sanatan Dharma College. After completing his studies, he worked as a reporter for the Hindi daily newspaper ‘Jansatta.’ He continued working there till 1985 and later joined Ravivar Magazine as a special correspondent. Following this, Shukla became the senior editor of the magazine before he was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2020. Initially, he was a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party where he won by a large margin of votes. Later, Shukla was appointed as a Congress party spokesperson after the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress party merged with Indian National Congress in 2003.

Wife of Dawood's aide accuses Hardik Pandya, Shukla of rape

12 Nov 2021

India
Wife of Dawood's aide accuses Hardik Pandya, Shukla of rape

The wife of gangster Riyaz Bhati has filed an application with the Mumbai Police, accusing him of rape and forcing her into prostitution.

Absence of foreign stars won't affect schedule of IPL: BCCI

31 May 2021

Sports
Absence of foreign stars won't affect schedule of IPL: BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, Vice-President Rajeev Shukla has clarified that the 2021 Indian Premier League will resume even if the foreign players remain unavailable.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

Politics
In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

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).

IPL 2019 matches to begin at 8 PM

08 Mar 2019

Sports
IPL 2019 matches to begin at 8 PM

The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see matches begin at 8 PM IST.

Steve Smith, David Warner not to lead IPL teams: Report

07 Jan 2019

Sports
Steve Smith, David Warner not to lead IPL teams: Report

Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner are set to make a return in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL 2018: Play-offs and final to start at 7 PM

13 May 2018

Sports
IPL 2018: Play-offs and final to start at 7 PM

2018 Indian Premier League will see the play-offs, including the final, being held an hour earlier after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) gave their nod.

IPL 2018: Play-off matches to be held an hour earlier?

10 May 2018

Sports
IPL 2018: Play-off matches to be held an hour earlier?

With the 8 pm matches of 2018 IPL often ending around midnight, the Governing Council is contemplating to schedule play-offs an hour earlier.

Bollywood stars light up the IPL 2018 ceremony

07 Apr 2018

Sports
Bollywood stars light up the IPL 2018 ceremony

The Indian Premier League 2018 officially began today after the dazzling opening ceremony that began at 5 PM in the evening.

Aussie duo Smith and Warner banned from IPL 11

28 Mar 2018

Sports
Aussie duo Smith and Warner banned from IPL 11

Steve Smith and David Warner have been axed from participating in the Indian Premier League 2018.

IPL 2018: DRS will be used in this edition

21 Mar 2018

Sports
IPL 2018: DRS will be used in this edition

IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla has confirmed that the Decision Review System (DRS) will be used in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2018: Pune would host two IPL games

17 Mar 2018

Sports
IPL 2018: Pune would host two IPL games

Pune might no longer have an IPL franchise but the Maharashtra Cricket Association does not want to deny Pune fans the cricketing action.

Vinod Rai led-CoA wants BCCI officials axed

09 Mar 2018

Sports
Vinod Rai led-CoA wants BCCI officials axed

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) continues to remain at loggerheads with BCCI's office-bearers and now seeks their removal.

IPL teams not in favour of change in match timings

08 Feb 2018

Sports
IPL teams not in favour of change in match timings

In a blow to IPL broadcaster Star Sports, all the eight IPL franchises have opposed the proposed change in match timings for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.

Teams are against new IPL game timings

23 Jan 2018

Sports
Teams are against new IPL game timings

The Indian Premier League Governing Council has decided to change the IPL match timings from 4 PM to 5.30 PM and 8 PM to 7 PM, as per the request of the broadcaster Star Sports.

BJP, Congress in war of words over Rahul's Twitter popularity

22 Oct 2017

Politics
BJP, Congress in war of words over Rahul's Twitter popularity

Rahul Gandhi's recent resurgence on Twitter has triggered a war of words between BJP and Congress members after an ANI news report suggested that 'bots' or web robots were mass retweeting Rahul Gandhi's tweets.

Dhoni welcomes back CSK in his own style

15 Jul 2017

Sports
Dhoni welcomes back CSK in his own style

Former Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni welcomed the team back to IPL after a two year suspension.

Sourav Ganguly in BCCI's committee on Lodha reforms

27 Jun 2017

Sports
Sourav Ganguly in BCCI's committee on Lodha reforms

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly will be a part of the BCCI's special seven-member committee to oversee the implementation of Lodha Panel reforms.

CoA asks BCCI to implement all the Lodha panel reforms

26 Jun 2017

Sports
CoA asks BCCI to implement all the Lodha panel reforms

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has told the state associations and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to implement all the reforms suggested by the Lodha Committee.

Actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70

27 Apr 2017

Entertainment
Actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna, star of cult movies like 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Hera Pheri' and 'Muqaddar Ka Sikandar', died on April 27 in Mumbai. He was 70.

Srinivasan barred from attending BCCI's SGM

11 Apr 2017

Sports
Srinivasan barred from attending BCCI's SGM

The Supreme Court on Monday barred N Srinivasan from attending the Special General Meeting of the BCCI to be held on 18 April.

Mayawati alleges rigged EVMs in UP

11 Mar 2017

Politics
Mayawati alleges rigged EVMs in UP

BJP became the first party in Uttar Pradesh to cross the 300 mark in almost four decades.

IPL 10 to start from 5 April 2017

11 Nov 2016

Sports
IPL 10 to start from 5 April 2017

The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League will kick off from 5 April 2017; the finals will be played on 21 May. Both the matches will be played in Hyderabad.