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Anurag Thakur Anurag Thakur DOB: October 24, 1974

Anurag Thakur is a member of 16th Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in May 2008 in a by poll as a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party.He is three time MP, being a member of 14th, 15th and 16th Lok sabha. He was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from May 2016 to February 2017. He stepped down from his position of BCCI president after the Supreme Court ordered him to cease and desist works within BCCI. On 29 July 2016 he became the first serving BJP Member of Parliament to become a regular commissioned Officer in the Territorial Army.

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Hockey India can't unilaterally pull out of CWG, must consult with Govt: Anurag Thakur

Hockey | Oct 10, 2021, 12:42 PM IST

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur came hard on Hockey India for unilaterally deciding to pull out of 2022 Commonwealth Games, saying the national federation is bound to consult with the government.

Larger role to be played by centre, states, NSFs for development of sports: Anurag Thakur

Larger role to be played by centre, states, NSFs for development of sports: Anurag Thakur

Other Sports | Oct 09, 2021, 10:03 PM IST

Thakur also thanked his predecessor Kiren Rijiju for his contributions in the run-up to the Tokyo Games.

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Cabinet approves doubling of Nimach-Ratlam railway line at cost of Rs 1,095 crore

India | Sep 29, 2021, 09:03 PM IST

"The total length of doubling the line is 132.92 km and the project will be completed in 4-years. The line capacity utilization of the Nimach-Ratlam section is up to 145.6 pc with maintenance blocks," Anurag Thakur added.

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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur flags off cycle rally in Leh as part of Fit India Movement

India | Sep 25, 2021, 01:43 PM IST

Speaking at the event, Thakur said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi started this Fit India campaign in 2019 to make aware people of health and fitness".

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First-ever Himalayan Film Festival inaugurated by Union Minister Anurag Thakur in Ladakh

Sep 24, 2021, 04:38 PM IST

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurated the first-ever Himalayan Film Festival 2021 at Sanskriti Kendra, Leh on Friday. He kicked off the festival which will be held in Leh district for five days from September 24-28.

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Anurag Thakur pitches for common pool of cash awards for medallists

Other Sports | Sep 20, 2021, 07:54 PM IST

During a virtual interaction, Thakur asked the sports ministers of states and union territories to send their feedback in this regard.

AIFF president Praful Patel meets Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

AIFF president Praful Patel meets Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Football | Sep 16, 2021, 01:19 PM IST

Sports secretary Ravi Mittal and Sports Authority of India's director general Sandip Pradhan were also present during the meeting.

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COVID highlighted importance of engaging with partner nations for development of all: Anurag Thakur

India | Sep 15, 2021, 07:08 AM IST

In his virtual address at a session on 'Future of India: LAC Partnerships in Services' at FICCI's LEADS 2021 event, Thakur said India has set global standards in all 5 areas of leadership, excellence, adaptability, diversity and sustainability.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur felicitates triumphant Paralympians

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur felicitates triumphant Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024

Other Sports | Sep 08, 2021, 07:16 PM IST

The Indian para-athletes registered their best-ever performance in the Tokyo Games by winning an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.

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PM Narendra Modi to host Tokyo Paralympic contingent on their return: Sports Minister

Other Sports | Sep 05, 2021, 09:21 PM IST

Sports Minister also urged all the sports federations to formulate big plans for 2024 and 2028 Olympics so that India improves its position further.

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Javelin will become as popular as cricket bat: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Other Sports | Sep 03, 2021, 05:26 PM IST

Thakur was referring to the four javelin throw medals won by Indians in the Paralympic Games soon after Neeraj Chopra's historic gold medal in the Olympics.

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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur shows off his skipping skills during Fit India app launch

India | Aug 29, 2021, 04:16 PM IST

The Union Sports Minister showed off his skipping skills during the launch event without skipping a beat, by even displaying some of the complicated rope techniques.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches Fit India Mobile App on National Sports Day

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches Fit India Mobile App on National Sports Day

Other Sports | Aug 29, 2021, 01:55 PM IST

Thakur said the app was a gift from the government to the people of India on the National Sports Day, which is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

U-20 World Athletics C'ships: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur interacts with athletes and medallists

U-20 World Athletics C'ships: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur interacts with athletes and medallists

Other Sports | Aug 25, 2021, 02:50 PM IST

Thakur expressed confidence that the young athletes will excel in future international competitions like Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.

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

India | Aug 23, 2021, 02:58 PM IST

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.

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

India | Aug 20, 2021, 01:10 PM IST

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.

Anurag Thakur with World Youth Archery winners

Anurag Thakur meets World Youth Archery winners; congratulates them for big medal haul

Other Sports | Aug 17, 2021, 06:35 PM IST

Team India registered a total of 15 medals - 8 gold, 2 silver, and 5 bronze, from the archery championships in Wroclaw, Poland.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches Fit India Freedom Run 2.0

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches Fit India Freedom Run 2.0

Other Sports | Aug 13, 2021, 01:34 PM IST

Anurag Thakur flagged off the event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

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Table in Rajya Sabha not meant for dancing, protesting: Union Minister Anurag Thakur

India | Aug 12, 2021, 04:04 PM IST

Anurag Thakur said that anarchy from streets to Parliament was the Opposition's only agenda during Monsoon Session.

Anurag Thakur to launch nationwide programme of Fit India

Anurag Thakur to launch nationwide programme of Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 on Aug 13

India | Aug 11, 2021, 07:13 AM IST

Union Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Nisith Pramanik will also join the launch event, where organizations like BSF, CISF, CRPF, Railways, NYKS, ITBP, NSG, SSB would also join virtually from iconic locations across the country.

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