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Sports ministry doubles number of former athletes in Olympics cell

MOC drives India’s Olympics Preparation through the Target Olympics Podium (TOPS) initiative of the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports.
MOC drives India’s Olympics Preparation through the Target Olympics Podium (TOPS) initiative of the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports. (Representational image)(REUTERS)
MOC drives India’s Olympics Preparation through the Target Olympics Podium (TOPS) initiative of the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports. (Representational image)(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Dange’ vs ‘dangal’: Anurag Thakur’s jibe at Akhilesh Yadav ahead of UP polls

Sports Minister's ‘dange’ vs ‘dangal’ jibe
Sports Minister's ‘dange’ vs ‘dangal’ jibe
Published on Nov 28, 2021 12:27 AM IST
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Cabinet gives nod for repeal of farm laws

Under Article 245, Parliament is vested with powers to both pass and annul laws. If Parliament is in recess, the government can repeal or enact laws by bringing an ordinance, which needs to be ratified by the House later
The decision to scrap the laws came ahead of state elections in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous, bellwether state, and Punjab, where farmers are an influential voting bloc. (PTI Photo/File/Representative use)
The decision to scrap the laws came ahead of state elections in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous, bellwether state, and Punjab, where farmers are an influential voting bloc. (PTI Photo/File/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 12:15 AM IST
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Union Cabinet approves bill to repeal three contentious farm laws

The official nod to the proposal to withdraw the farm laws, which were passed by Parliament in September last year, comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to scrap the contentious pieces of legislation.
Farmers sitting on a tractor shout slogans during celebrations at Singhu Border, in New Delhi on Saturday. (File Photo)
Farmers sitting on a tractor shout slogans during celebrations at Singhu Border, in New Delhi on Saturday. (File Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 03:23 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Aim to make India powerhouse of cinema’: Anurag Thakur

“We aim to make India a powerhouse of content creation, especially regional cinema, by scaling up regional festivals,” Thakur said.
Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur.(HT File Photo)
Union information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2021 02:57 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panaji

Papers torn in streets, Parliament is for debate, Anurag Thakur warns Opposition

Even as Anurag Thakur didn’t refer to any particular incident, the monsoon session seemed to be the immediate reference as the House, especially the Rajya Sabha, saw chaotic scenes and continuous disruptions.
Anurag Thakur said that “when people are low on data and substance in their speech, they dance on the table and tear papers”. (PTI)
Anurag Thakur said that “when people are low on data and substance in their speech, they dance on the table and tear papers”. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 12:27 AM IST
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BySaubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre approves continuation of rural road connectivity schemes

Union minister Anurag Thakur said the committee also approved the continuation of the Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA) up to March 2023.
The Centre started PMGSY-I to provide connectivity to unconnected habitations that have a population of over 500 people in plain areas and over 250 people in the northeast and Himalayan states.
The Centre started PMGSY-I to provide connectivity to unconnected habitations that have a population of over 500 people in plain areas and over 250 people in the northeast and Himalayan states.
Updated on Nov 18, 2021 02:21 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Champions Trophy in PAK: Govt & Home Ministry will take call, says Anurag Thakur

  • ICC on Tuesday confirmed the 14 host countries of the ICC men's white-ball events from 2024-2031. The Champions Trophy is back and Pakistan will host the tournament in 2025.
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur(HT/File Photo)
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur(HT/File Photo)
Published on Nov 17, 2021 02:43 PM IST
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Union Cabinet restores MPLAD Scheme after Covid-induced suspension

  • Announcing the decision at a press conference, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to restore the scheme for the remaining part of financial year 2021-22. The scheme will continue till 2025-26.
The MPLAD Scheme was suspended temporarily in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its funds went into the Consolidated Fund of India. (PTI Photo/Representative Use)
The MPLAD Scheme was suspended temporarily in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its funds went into the Consolidated Fund of India. (PTI Photo/Representative Use)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 08:28 PM IST
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‘We’ll brainstorm’: Anurag Thakur says BJP will look into Himachal bypoll defeat

  • On the BJP losing seats in Bengal, Thakur highlighted that the bypolls are held on local issues. He also pointed out that the BJP was victorious in Assam, Madhya Pradesh and secured 1 seat in Karnataka.
Thakur said that steps will be taken to make necessary improvements.(PTI)
Thakur said that steps will be taken to make necessary improvements.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 03, 2021 05:06 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mobile app to book parking slots online launched in Delhi. What you should know

  • Not only will the app offer people in Delhi smart parking solution, but also help reduce pollution from vehicles as it will minimise the time spent searching for parking spots.
Mobile app to book parking slots online launched in Delhi. What you should know (Representational image)(Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)
Mobile app to book parking slots online launched in Delhi. What you should know (Representational image)(Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Good news for railway employees! Govt approves 78 days' wage as bonus

“According to the formula, the employees were supposed to get 72 days' wage as a bonus. But PM Modi and the Cabinet decided to give 78 days' wage as a bonus to boost the morale of the railway employees,” Anurag Thakur said. 
Cabinet on Wednesday approved bonus for non-gazetted railways employees. 
Cabinet on Wednesday approved bonus for non-gazetted railways employees. 
Published on Oct 06, 2021 03:31 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Fit India movement: Union minister Anurag Thakur cycles at 11,000 ft in Leh

On the second anniversary of the Fit India movement earlier this year, Thakur launched the Fit India mobile application, integrating technology with the mission to keep the people of the country fit. At that event, he skipped rope and demonstrated his fitness.
Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur in Ladakh.(ANI Photo)
Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur in Ladakh.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre approves PLI scheme for auto, drone and auto-component industries

  • Union minister Anurag Thakur said that 25,938 crores will be allotted to the auto sector and 120 crores to the drone industry under the budgetary provision for the PLI scheme.
Union minister Anurag Thakur addresses a press briefing on Cabinet decisions in New Delhi.(PTI / File photo)
Union minister Anurag Thakur addresses a press briefing on Cabinet decisions in New Delhi.(PTI / File photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre gives nod to 10,683 crore-worth PLI scheme for textile sector

Under the scheme, incentives worth 10,683 crore will be provided over a period of five years. This outlay has been approved for textiles for man-made fibre (MMF) apparel, MMF fabrics and ten segments or products of technical textiles. 
According to official estimates, minimum production in India from the PLI schemes is likely to surpass US$ 500 billion in five years. (PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh)
According to official estimates, minimum production in India from the PLI schemes is likely to surpass US$ 500 billion in five years. (PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 04:15 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Anurag Thakur launches e-Photo exhibition to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

  • Speaking at the event, Thakur said that the Centre will soon run a ‘Know Your Constitution’ programme to motivate the youth of the country to partner in the efforts to propagate the founding principles of India’s constitution.
The programme was organised as part of the ‘Iconic Week’ being celebrated by the Ministry of I&B along with various media units to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The programme was organised as part of the ‘Iconic Week’ being celebrated by the Ministry of I&B along with various media units to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 09:25 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Union minister Anurag Thakur to kick-off ‘Iconic Week’ celebrations

  • During the Iconic Week, the ministry will showcase the journey of new India and celebrate the contribution of freedom fighters, including the 'Unsung Heroes of the freedom struggle, through massive outreach activities
Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur(PTI Photo)
Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2021 11:10 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Watch: Modi govt reacts to Taliban example by ex-J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti has been seeking reinstatement of J&K's special status which was scrapped by Modi govt in 2019 (Agencies)
Mehbooba Mufti has been seeking reinstatement of J&K's special status which was scrapped by Modi govt in 2019 (Agencies)
Published on Aug 22, 2021 12:20 PM IST
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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur meets World Youth Archery Championship winners

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur interacted with the World Youth Archery Championship winners during an event on Tuesday and congratulated them for making the nation proud.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur meets World Youth Archery Championship winners(SAI)
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur meets World Youth Archery Championship winners(SAI)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 07:26 PM IST
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Sindhu a sporting icon and one of India's greatest Olympians: Thakur

Sindhu on Sunday became the second Indian and first woman from the country to bag two Olympic medals after winning the bronze in Tokyo, five years after securing a silver at Rio Games.
Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur with Bronze medalist in Tokyo Olympics, shuttler PV Sindhu(PTI)
Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur with Bronze medalist in Tokyo Olympics, shuttler PV Sindhu(PTI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 08:32 PM IST
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Chanu created history, entire nation is proud of her: Sports Minister Thakur

Chanu, who returned to the country on Monday evening, lifted a total of 202kg (87kg 115kg) in the 49kg category to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Saturday.
(L-R): Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma, former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and MoS Nisith Pramanik(Anurag Thakur / Twitter)
(L-R): Mirabai Chanu's coach Vijay Sharma, former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and MoS Nisith Pramanik(Anurag Thakur / Twitter)
Updated on Jul 26, 2021 11:12 PM IST
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News updates from HT: BS Yediyurappa sends a message after cryptic tweets

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Published on Jul 22, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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Rapturous scenes at Delhi airport as Indian athletes depart for Tokyo Olympics

Amid loud cheers, claps and plenty of good wishes at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, athletes from the eight disciplines of archery, badminton, table tennis, hockey, judo, gymnastics, swimming and weightlifting boarded the flight to Tokyo.
Indian Olympic players during the sending-off ceremony from Delhi Airport for Tokyo Olympics, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Indian Olympic players during the sending-off ceremony from Delhi Airport for Tokyo Olympics, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 11:11 PM IST
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DA hike: How much will your salary increase? 10 points

As the government has clarified, central government employees will get no arrear for the period between January 2020 and June 2021.
Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur announced 28 per cent DA and DR benefits for central government employees starting from July. (PTI)
Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur announced 28 per cent DA and DR benefits for central government employees starting from July. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 06:04 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Sports minister Thakur launches official song on India's Olympics contingent

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday launched the 'Cheer4India' song of the country's Olympic contingent and urged the public to wholeheartedly rally behind its athletes during the Tokyo Games.
Anurag Thakur. (Reuters)
Anurag Thakur. (Reuters)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 07:43 PM IST
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India to send 228-strong contingent to Tokyo Olympics, 119 athletes in it

Out of the 119 athletes, 67 are male and 52 female participants, Batra said during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with Olympic-bound athletes.
A man wearing a face mask against the spread of the coronavirus walks in front of a countdown calendar showing 10 days to start Tokyo 2020 Olympics.(AP)
A man wearing a face mask against the spread of the coronavirus walks in front of a countdown calendar showing 10 days to start Tokyo 2020 Olympics.(AP)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 09:53 PM IST
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Anurag Thakur takes charge as sports minister

The 46-year-old former Cricket Board President was given the responsibility of sports and youth affairs along with the Information and Broadcasting ministry after he took oath as a cabinet minister on Wednesday.
Anurag Thakur takes charge as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, at his office in New Delhi.(PTI)
Anurag Thakur takes charge as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, at his office in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 05:29 PM IST
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Rajnath Singh flags off concentrators for oxygen banks in Himachal Pradesh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh applauded Anurag Thakur, a native of Himachal Pradesh, for setting up an oxygen bank for his native state.
Image courtesy: twitter.com/Anurag_Office
Image courtesy: twitter.com/Anurag_Office
Published on Jul 06, 2021 10:15 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

GST Council meet: Amit Mitra's video connectivity was poor, says Anurag Thakur

Amit Mitra claimed that when he tried to voice objections after Sitharaman announced the GST Council's decision, his "voice was muzzled as the Secretary brought the meeting to a close and the virtual link was cut off".
Minister of state in the finance ministry, Anurag Thakur, has responded to the remarks of West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who claimed that his voice was muzzled at the end of the GST Council meeting.(PTI)
Minister of state in the finance ministry, Anurag Thakur, has responded to the remarks of West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who claimed that his voice was muzzled at the end of the GST Council meeting.(PTI)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 06:14 AM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Congress is frustrated with Central Vista because...': Anurag Thakur's jibe

Why Rajasthan is approving infrastructure projects, why Maharashtra is building MLA hostels at Nariman Point amid the pandemic then, Union minister Anurag Thakur asked.
A view of the Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment project construction site at Rajpath in New Delhi (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
A view of the Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment project construction site at Rajpath in New Delhi (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 08:31 PM IST
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