After ICC awarded hosting rights of 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan, Indian Sports Minister Anurag Thakur expressed apprehensions about India’s participation in the major event, given the security concerns in the neighbouring country.
"We launched the Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 today to celebrate the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and to encourage the youth of the nation to take up fitness."
The central government employees are all set to get full Dearness Allowance (DA) benefit from July this year with an expected 11% hike in the allowance as per the 7th…
New Delhi: Considering the sharp hike in prices of petrol and diesel, Union Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, on Monday suggested the states to think about reducing taxes on petroleum products. In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Thakur said the Central government is ready to consider the idea of reducing […]
New Delhi: India’s first Budget after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic is prudent, transparent and futuristic and is aimed at making the country self-reliant, Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, told IANS. Following are the excerpts from the post-Budget exclusive conversation IANS had with Thakur. Q1. What were your first thoughts regarding the […]
New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is swiftly implementing various schemes announced under the Rs 20.97 lakh crore Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package which is going to have a multiplier effect on the Indian economy, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur said on Tuesday. Emphasising that India’s resilience will sail the country through these testing […]
New Delhi: Government has collected over Rs 7.52 lakh crore as direct taxes till January 31 of the current fiscal, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. According to the Revised Estimate (RE), target for collection of direct taxes for the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, at Rs 11.70 lakh crore. “The total […]
New Delhi: Amid questions raised over stake sale in profit-making PSUs, the government on Tuesday said in Rajya Sabha that the criteria for disinvestment were not profit or loss. In oral reply to a question from Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur said that the criteria for disinvestment have […]
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh): Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Sunday lashed out at the International Cricket Council, saying it “has no relevance” without the world’s richest board, which used to give the ICC seventy-five percent of grants to run its affairs. Thakur, a union minister of state for finance and corporate affairs, was in the […]
New Delhi: In a bid to develop the Ladakh region, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur on Tuesday announced setting up of a cricket and sports academy in the region to ensure that talented athletes get the required training. Thakur, who is on a two-day visit to the newly formed Union […]
New Delhi: In a minor heckling, Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday was confronted at the industry event here with allegation that government’s demonetisation exercise was to blame for the current slowdown that has impacted the economy. Speaking at the ACMA (Automobile Components Manufacturers Association) annual convention here on Friday, Minister of State for Finance […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Newspapers have quoted union minister of state for finance, Anurag Thakur as telling the Lok Sabha that Centre is not considering any proposal to grant special category state status to Odisha. There is also no move to increase Centre’s share of funds for centrally sponsored schemes in the state. Thakur’s statement […]
Chennai: Anurag Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party’s chief whip in the Lok Sabha, was on Saturday bestowed with Sansad Ratna Award for distinguished performance as a parliamentarian. He is the first MP from the BJP, besides being the only Member of Parliament from north India, to have been awarded the Jury Committee […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dropped contempt proceedings against former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur as it accepted his unqualified apology. The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also accepted “regrets” from Thakur who was present in the court in pursuance […]
Cuttack: As the 16-year rule of Asirbad Behera, secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) is over with the final verdict of the Supreme Court all eyes are now on his successor. Not only Behera, almost all members of OCA including its president Ranjib Biswal would be relieved of their post as per the order of […]
Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today made it clear that the sacking of Anurag Thakur, president of Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), by the Supreme Court will have no effect on the One Day International match between India and England scheduled to be played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on January […]