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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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Over 75 crore COVID vaccine doses administered in India

News | Sep 15, 2021, 11:31 AM IST

Under the National COVID Vaccination Program, over 75 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country.Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on this achievement said, "This is a big achievement. I express my gratitude to the public, Corona warriors, state govts and the PM who provided free vaccines to all. India has surpassed many countries in terms of vaccinating its population".

India's medal tally highest in this edition of Olympics, Paralympics: Anurag Thakur

News | Sep 05, 2021, 07:20 PM IST

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur attended Teachers' Day celebrations at Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru.

Sports Minister congratulates Shaili Singh for clinching silver

News | Aug 23, 2021, 08:20 AM IST

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur was elated after Long Jumper Shaili Singh grabbed silver in the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi on August 20.

Death of Kalyan Singh end of an era, personal loss for me: Anurag Thakur

News | Aug 22, 2021, 10:40 AM IST

Union Minister Anurag Thakur and BJP leader expressed his condolences on the death of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh who passed away at the age of 89 at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow on August 21.

No place for violence in democracy: I&B minister Anurag Thakur

News | Aug 19, 2021, 06:00 PM IST

The Calcutta High Court on August 19 ordered a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incidents of post-poll violence in West Bengal. Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur welcomed the decision and said that there is no place for violence in democracy.

Anurag Thakur launches 'Fit India Freedom Run 2.0'

News | Aug 13, 2021, 02:40 PM IST

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur launched 'Fit India Freedom Run 2.0' on August 13 via video conferencing.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur calls Olympics medal winners 'New Heroes of a 'New India'

News | Aug 09, 2021, 08:08 PM IST

From Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Lovlina to others, all our athletes represent a new India. They are 'New Heroes of a 'New India'... We will ensure that all possible (sports) facilities are arranged from our end: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

The women's hockey team cut a cake as part of celebration at Hotel Ashoka in Delhi

News | Aug 09, 2021, 07:57 PM IST

The women's hockey team cut a cake in celebration at Hotel Ashoka in Delhi. The team qualified for Olympics semi-finals for the first time and finished fourth at Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo Olympics: Anurag Thakur hails gold medallist Neeraj Chopra for historic victory

News | Aug 07, 2021, 07:40 PM IST

Soon after Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bagged the first Gold medal for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on August 07 praised gold medallist Chopra for his outstanding performance.

BJP will approach court: Anurag Thakur after EC debars Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning

News | Apr 03, 2021, 06:20 PM IST

BJP MP Anurag Thakur supported Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma by saying that BJP would approach the court against Election Commission's 48-hour ban.

Anurag Thakur visits Woodlands Hospital to see Sourav Ganguly

Sports | Jan 04, 2021, 07:13 PM IST

Union Minister Anurag Thakur visited Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata to inquire about health condition of Sourav Ganguly.

Will double farmers' income by 2022, says Anurag Thakur amid protest

News | Dec 25, 2020, 12:56 PM IST

BJP leader and Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur while speaking to ANI on December 25 reiterated his government's commitment to double farmers' income by 2022.

BJP polled more votes than 'Gupkar Gang' in DDC elections: Anurag Thakur

News | Dec 23, 2020, 05:09 PM IST

BJP's in-charge of DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Anurag Thakur during his press conference informed that over 51% polling occurred in JandK's DDC elections.

DDC elections: JandK's youth chose to participate in polls over guns, says Anurag Thakur

News | Dec 13, 2020, 06:52 PM IST

In the ongoing District Development Councils (DDC) elections, BJP organised 'shikara rally' at Dal Lake in Srinagar on December 13.

People in J&K want peace, development: Anurag Thakur on DDC polls voter turnout

News | Nov 28, 2020, 10:40 PM IST

Speaking on J-K District Development Council (DDC) elections, Union Minister of state for Finance Anurag Thakur on November 28 said that people are coming out in large number to vote and sending strong message in support of democracy.

People associated with Gupkar alliance robbed J&K for years: Anurag Thakur

News | Nov 24, 2020, 10:20 PM IST

Speaking on the Roshni land scam, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur on November 24 stated that people associated with Gupkar alliance have robbed Jammu and Kashmir for years when they were in power.

Lotus will bloom in Dal Lake: Shahnawaz Hussain ahead of DDC polls

News | Nov 21, 2020, 04:41 PM IST

Ahead of District Development Council (DDC) elections, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain in Srinagar campaigning for the party.

'Dhoni contributed a lot, it's time to give opportunities to young players': Anurag Thakur

Sports | Aug 16, 2020, 10:41 AM IST

Legendary batsman wicketkeeper, Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led India to numerous big victories including world cups, announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15.

'You are lying': Anurag Thakur tells reporter on controversial speech during Delhi polls

News | Mar 01, 2020, 10:30 PM IST

Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur reacted over his controversial slogan 'desh ke ghaddaron ko.

Watch: Opposition chants 'goli marna band kro' during Anurag Thakur's speech in LS

Politics | Feb 03, 2020, 05:13 PM IST

During the budget session in Lok Sabha, as soon as Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur started speaking on a query, several opposition leaders interrupted his speech by chanting "goli marna band kro" slogans in response to the former's remarks at a poll rally for Delhi Assembly elections.

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