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06-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Anurag Thakur apologises to Supreme Court

Facing a contempt of court case for making false statements in affidavits, former BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Monday tendered an "unconditional and unqualified apology" to the Supreme Court.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court bowls out BCCI brass, Anurag takes dig at judges

Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI for refusing to implement the R.M. Lodha Committee reforms, the Supreme Court on Monday sacked its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke.Besides showing the door to Thakur and Shirke, the court issued notices asking...

02-Jan-2017 Shimla

Anurag Thakur's innings in BCCI; fast furious, short-lived

Dethroned BCCI President Anurag Thakur's innings in Indian cricket was just like a T20 match -- fast furious but short-lived.Before he could score well, the match was over and Thakur, one of the BJP's most flamboyant MPs and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

For me it was not a personal battle with SC : Anurag Thakur

After being removed from the post of BCCI President by the Supreme Court, Anurag Thakur on Monday maintained that it was not his personal battle with the court and his commitment to cricket will remain the same.The apex court on Monday removed both Thakur...

02-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court sacks BCCI bosses for defying Lodha recommendations

Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI for not complying with its orders to implement the R.M. Lodha Committee reforms, the Supreme Court on Monday sacked its President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke.Besides showing the door to both Thakur and Shirke, the...

25-Nov-2016 New Delhi

BJP MP Anurag Thakur challenges Rahul to debate

BJP leader Anurag Thakur on Friday threw a challenge to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for a debate over demonetisation and said by opposing the move, the Gandhi scion stood for black money hoarders."I challenge him for a debate on demonetisation....

01-Nov-2016 Dharamshala

BJP MP seeks Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

Sitting BJP MP and former Union Minister Shanta Kumar on Tuesday urged the central government to honour Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour.The appeal was made by him at his book release function here.Speaking...

21-Oct-2016 New Delhi

BCCI chief he wants to study SC order

BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Friday said he will read the Supreme Court ruling allowing the Lodha Committee to appoint an auditor to study BCCI's finances before commenting on it.The Supreme Court said the Justice Lodha Committee will appoint an independent...

17-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Only sought clarification from ICC, BCCI chief tells SC

Indian cricket board chief Anurag Thakur on Monday denied he sought from the ICC any letter to say that the presence of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) nominee on the cricket board as recommended by the Justice Lodha Committee amounted to government...

15-Oct-2016 Cape Town

Anurag Thakur in ICC's Finance & Commercial Affairs committee

In its effort to make peace with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the International Cricket Council (ICC) has made BCCI President Anurag Thakur a part of the powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs committee (F&CA) after completion...

31-Aug-2016 New Delhi

BCCI in no hurry to host day-night Test: Anurag Thakur

Board Of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said that the national cricket board is in no hurry to host a day-night Test match in the country.The BCCI has already started its experiment with the pink ball in the ongoing...

03-Aug-2016 Dharamshala

Anurag Thakur chaired the Indo-German MP’s forum

The India-Germany Forum of Parliamentarians Chaired by  Anurag Thakur, MP Hamirpur, met today in Delhi in the presence of FICCI President Harshvardhan Neotia and German Ambassador to India HE Martin Ney. Commenting at the occasion, Anurag Thakur said,...

29-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Hydro Engineering College to be set up at Bilaspur

‘Setting of the first Hydro Engineering College at Bilaspur shall boost regional development and provide more job opportunities for local educated youth and make available specialized work force to NTPC and NHPC. It is indeed a historic moment’. This was stated...

29-Jul-2016 New Delhi

BJP MP Anurag Thakur gets Territorial Army commission

BJP's Lok Sabha member and Indian cricket board President Anurag Thakur was on Friday commissioned into the Territorial Army in the rank of Lieutenant by army chief General Dalbir Singh, an official statement said.Thakur is the first BJP member of parliament...

23-Jun-2016 Dharamshala

BCCI has complete faith in Kumble: Anurag Thakur

After naming former India skipper Anil Kumble as the new head coach for the next one year, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur on Thursday said that the board has complete faith in the legendary leg-spinner."After discussions...

23-Jun-2016 Dharamshala

Anil Kumble named Team India head coach

BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Thursday named former India skipper Anil Kumble as the head coach of the national cricket team for the next one year.The decision was taken after Sourav Ganguly, one of the members of the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC)...

21-Jun-2016 Dharamshala

BCCI's 1st annual conclave begins in Dharamsala

BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Tuesday inaugurated the cricket board's first ever annual conclave at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here."Proud to announce the first ever BCCI conclave open! Annual BCCI cricket conclave begins in...

21-Jun-2016 Shimla

Himachal Pradesh marks International Yoga Day

Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday observed the second International Yoga Day, with union minister Rao Inderjit Singh taking part in yoga exercises here.Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal also took part in the event, which was held amid cloudy conditions. No minister...

17-Jun-2016 Shimla

Withdraw construction permission to Priyanka Vadra: Shimla MLA

BJP legislator Suresh Bhardwaj on Friday sought the withdrawal of permission granted to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Vadra to construct a cottage in the vicinity of The Retreat here, claiming a "security threat".The Retreat building in...

01-Jun-2016 New Delhi

BCCI chief Anurag Thakur welcomes board's first ever CEO Rahul Johri

BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Wednesday welcomed former media professional Rahul Johri who joined the cricket board as its first ever chief executive officer (CEO).Johri's appointment as CEO is in line with the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed...

27-May-2016 Mumbai

New BCCI chief Anurag Thakur makes all right noises

By all accounts, the new president of the Indian cricket board, Anurag Thakur is as passionate about cricket as he is in rising to speak on behalf of his Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha as a third-time MP.Like all good politicians, he is highly...

22-May-2016 Mumbai

Humbled, honoured to be BCCI president: Anurag Thakur

Newly-elected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Sunday said he was humbled and honoured to take over the top post.The 41-year-old Thakur, also a Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha member from Himachal Pradesh, got the backing of...

22-May-2016 Mumbai

Anurag Thakur elected unopposed as BCCI president

Anurag Thakur on Sunday became the new Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president after he was elected unopposed here.Thakur was all set to be elected president of the BCCI after Shashank Manohar stepped down from the post to become the chairman...

22-May-2016 Shimla

Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president

In his home pitch, the ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh tried to put stumbling blocks in Anurag Thakur's political marathon. They fired corruption charges at him and his family. But beating all odds, the BJP's member of parliament on Sunday got elected...

12-May-2016 New Delhi

BCCI congratulates Shashank Manohar on election as ICC chairman

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday welcomed Shashank Manohar unopposed election as International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman.Manohar, who stepped down as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday, is the first to bag...

06-May-2016 New Delhi

Senior Congress leader met AgustaWestland middleman: Anurag Thakur

MP Anurag Thakur on Friday took a swipe at the Congress leadership, saying "a senior Congress leader recently met AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel in Dubai" and asked if the Union government knew about it.Taking up the AgustaWestland issue in the...

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