Anurag Thakur

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Danish Kaneria backs Sourav Ganguly for ICC president role

07 Jun 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

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

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.

Is Twitter really biased against right-wing? Let's dig deep

13 Feb 2019

Is Twitter really biased against right-wing? Let's dig deep

Come election season and lines have been clearly drawn on social media. Before parties send their cadres on streets, millions are doing the same job on Twitter.

Twitter CEO told to appear before Parliamentary Panel

11 Feb 2019

Twitter CEO told to appear before Parliamentary Panel

Days after it was reported that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had refused to appear for a hearing before India's Parliamentary Committee on IT, panel head Anurag Thakur has said that he has again been summoned for a hearing on February 25.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refuses to appear for Parliamentary hearing

09 Feb 2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refuses to appear for Parliamentary hearing

Reportedly, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other top Twitter officials have refused to appear before a Parliamentary Committee on IT that had earlier summoned them to discuss the issue of safeguarding citizens' rights on social media.

Shahid Afridi laments "appalling and worrisome" situation in "India-occupied Kashmir"

03 Apr 2018

Shahid Afridi laments "appalling and worrisome" situation in "India-occupied Kashmir"

Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi today voiced his concerns about the "appalling and worrisome situation in India-occupied Kashmir," where Indian security forces have launched intense counter-terror operations.

Patanjali Ayurved's exclusive store inaugurated at Delhi IGI Airport

18 Jan 2018

Patanjali Ayurved's exclusive store inaugurated at Delhi IGI Airport

Only a day after partnering with eight e-commerce platforms, Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved has opened an "exclusive store" at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal-2.

Meet the millionaire Independent who defeated Anurag Thakur's father-in-law

19 Dec 2017

Meet the millionaire Independent who defeated Anurag Thakur's father-in-law

One of the most prominent defeats in the Himachal elections was of BJP stalwart Gulab Singh Thakur, Anurag Thakur's father-in-law.

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Himachal elections- Look out for these five fiery battles

17 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Himachal elections- Look out for these five fiery battles

Voters in Himachal have alternatively voted for Congress and BJP to keep the parties on their toes.

Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi

05 Nov 2017

Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi

PM Narendra Modi yesterday blamed senior Congress leaders for "running away" from Himachal Pradesh ahead of elections.