Anurag Thakur

  • Dharamsala: Congress-BJP tussle over HPCA casts shadow on India-West Indies match 5 days ago

    Dharamsala: The tussle between ruling Congress and opposition BJP over the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) issue has cast a shadow on the 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies scheduled to be held on October 17. BJP MP and HPCA president Anurag Thakur on Sunday claimed that they had...
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM Virbhadra attacks BJP leader Dhumal, son over HPCA case September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday demanded that BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son and Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur abstain from holding any public office till they are cleared of charges in the case of land allotment to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. A...
  • Former player should be attached with Fletcher: BCCI Jt secy August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: BCCI joint sectetary Anurag Thakur is the first prominent official to voice his concern about the performance of Indian team's support staff and felt that "some introspection" is needed regarding Duncan Fletcher's role. "Not only as a BCCI official but just like millions of fans, I am extremely disappointed...
  • People see hope in Modi and BJP: Anurag Thakur May 7, 2014

    Anurag Thakur, a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, has said every seat in the constituency is important to him. He also said that the Congress had no chance of winning in the state. ...
  • LS polls: Anurag Thakur banking on 'Modi wave' to win Hamirpur May 5, 2014

    Hamirpur: Himachal Pradesh will go to polls on May 7 in the eighth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. One of the tougher contests in the state will be fought in Hamirpur. Bharatiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur is hoping for a hat-trick win in Hamirpur this time. He is banking...
  • There is underlying cronyism between AAP, Congress: Anurag Thakur April 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Sunday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was maintaining "double standards" and there was underlying cronyism between the Arvind Kejriwal's outfit and the Congress. Campaigning for BJP nominee from Chandigarh Kirron Kher, Thakur questioned why Kejriwal was only targeting Narendra Modi (BJP prime ministerial candidate)...
  • HPCA-Himachal tussle robs Dharmasala of IPL matches April 4, 2014

    Dharamsala: The tussle between the Congress-led state government and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur, has robbed this hill station of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. The picturesque HPCA Stadium, overseeing the snowcapped Dhauladhar ranges, had hosted nine IPL matches in the last four seasons...
  • MPs Rating: Anurag Thakur scores 7.66 on a scale of 10 March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Anurag Thakur is a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. He is the son of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. The BJP leader who is seeking re-election from his constituency has scored 7.66 on a scale of 10 in a...
  • An open and shut case of bribery against Virbhadra Singh: BJP January 5, 2014

    BJP leader Anurag Thakur said it was an open and shut case of bribery against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. "Virbhadra Singh is changing statements everyday," Thakur added. However, Singh has made it clear that he will not resign in the wake of the corruption allegations leveled against him...
  • BJP protests near Rahul's residence against Himachal CM December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP youth wing protested outside Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence in New Delhi on Tuesday against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. BJP youth wing president and Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) MP Anurag Singh Thakur led the protesters. Thakur and other BJP workers protested a day after BJP...
  • Kapil Sharma to perform for distressed women, children December 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Comedian Kapil Sharma will perform at a charity concert in Delhi in aid of distressed women and children. The concert, to be held Monday, is being organised by a Bharatiya Janata Party worker Anurag Thakur (son of former chief minster of Himachal Pradesh, Prem Kumar Dhumal). Kapil made it clear...
  • Sons of ex-CM PK Dhumal booked for alleged cheating, conspiracy in land scam October 4, 2013

    Tightening its noose on BJP MP Anurag Thakur and his brother Arun Singh, both sons of former Chief Minister PK Dhumal, Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on  booked them for alleged cheating and conspiracy in a land case. The two were booked under various sections of the IPC and the Prevention...
  • Himachal Pradesh writes to BCCI over HPCA row September 25, 2013

    Shimla: Ahead of a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) meeting, the Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday clarified that the state cricket body, registered as a cooperative society, is subject to proceedings for alleged irregularities. State registrar of cooperative societies R.D. Nazeem, in a missive to the BCCI, said the...
  • HPCA has done nothing wrong: Anurag Thakur September 23, 2013

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur on Monday asserted that the association has done nothing wrong, but the state government was bent on tarnishing its image by making motivated and baseless statements. Justifying the decision to hold the HPCA's meeting, Thakur who is also an MP said, Himachal...
  • Rahul, Akhilesh, Omar have disappointed country's youths: Anurag Thakur September 13, 2013

    Raipur: Criticising AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhileh Yadav and Jammu ~~amp;amp; Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, BJP Yuva Morcha chief Anurag Thakur on Friday alleged that the three leaders have disappointed the country's youths as they "failed" to deliver. "Three youth leaders -- J ~~amp;amp; K chief...
  • Cricket with Pakistan impossible in current circumstances: Thakur September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Dismissing chances of an Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series in near future, BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur has said it is not possible to resume sporting ties until the situation at the borders normalise. "Everyone wants to see India-Pakistan cricket matches but our soldiers are getting killed on the border....
  • Modi right about Congress hiding behind veil: BJYM president Anurag Thakur July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: When the Congress does not want to answer questions, it hides behind a veil and what Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the day before is the truth, said All India Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha president Anurag Thakur on Monday. "On the context of the veil, I would just...
  • Cong dares Dhumal to disclose assets, source of income June 14, 2013

    Shimla: State Congress leaders have dared former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his MP son Anurag Thakur to declare their assets and sources of income. Himachal Pradesh Chief Parliamentary Secretaries Rakesh Kalia, Sohan Lal Thakur, Inderdutt Lakhanpal and Ajay Mahajan, all MLAs, issued a joint statement on Thursday defending...
  • Jagdale, Shirke are not coming back: Anurag Thakur June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI will have to search for a new interim secretary and treasurer after Sanjay Jagdale and Ajay Shirke refused to reconsider their resignation tendered in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked Indian cricket. "They (Jagdale and Shirke) have informed that they are not coming back,"...
  • Crucial BCCI meet today; all eyes on N Srinivasan, will he step aside? June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to cleanse the game and restore faith in the administrators, the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) working committee is set to meet on Sunday where embattled BCCI President N Srinivasan is likely to step aside pending an inquiry. But sources have told...
  • We will be discussing number of issues in the meeting: Anurag Thakur June 1, 2013

    BCCI Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur says that all the necessary steps will be taken to make sure that the probe in IPL spot-fixing is transparent and fair. ...
  • BCCI emergency meet could be preponed: Anurag Thakur June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The scandal-ridden BCCI could be forced to prepone its Emergency Working Committee meeting due to the crisis created by the resignation of two senior Board functionaries, Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur said Saturday. The under-fire N Srinivasan's adamant stand of sticking to the post of BCCI President despite the credibility-crisis...
  • We want to improve cricket board's image: BCCI official June 1, 2013

    BCCI member and HP cricket association president Anurag Thakur said that a special meeting of the board should be convened and steps taken to improve the image and state of cricket administration. "I think you have raised a very valid question we all are looking forward to improve the image...
  • News 360: ICC warned BCCI about Meiyappan's betting links June 1, 2013

    While the BCCI president N Srinivasan outrightly denied that, the transcripts of conversation between Vindoo and Meiyappan clearly suggest that the latter had been tipped off on the information. ...
  • Anurag Thakur breaks silence, asks BCCI to convene a meeting May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Tight-lipped so far over the spot-fixing scam that has tarnished the image of Indian cricket in the past two weeks, Bhartiya Janta Party MP and Joint Secretary of the BCCI, Anurag Thakur, has asked the board to convene a meeting at the earliest. "The image of the board has...
  • More pressure will be applied on Srinivasan to quit: BCCI sources May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: More pressure will be applied on BCCI President N Srinivasan to step aside over the next two days in view of the ongoing probe into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. Sources say more board members may speak out against him in the coming days. BCCI sources say office...
  • Board members parry questions as ouster demands continue May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: As demands for N Srinivasan's resignation as BCCI President continued, three important members of the cricket board on Monday parried questions on the issue even as the beleaguered chief complained that the media was hounding him. BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad made an oblique criticism of IPL...
  • BCCI officials not keen on Srinivasan's resignation, say sources May 26, 2013

    Kolkata: A dinner hosted by CAB President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Saturday brought BCCI officials and state unit representatives face to face with the beleaguered Cricket Board chief N Srinivasan. BCCI officials, who attended the dinner, did not appear to be too keen to press for a change of leadership at...
  • Delhi: BJP activists protest against UPA at Janpath May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday protested against the Congress-led UPA government and its policies in New Delhi. Members of BJP Yuva Morcha under the leadership of Anurag Thakur protested and shouted slogans at Janpath against the UPA. The Delhi Police tried to stop the protests and used water cannons...
  • Don't criticise IPL, it's making money for everyone: Anurag Thakur May 17, 2013

    Dharamsala: Hitting out at the scandal-hit IPL's critics, BCCI Joint Secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday said former players, who are lambasting the event in the wake of the ongoing spot-fixing controversy, are themselves minting money from the cash-rich league. "Even ex-cricketers are earning crores of rupees...they are getting handsome amounts from...