ANURAG THAKUR

  • N Srinivasan, Anurag Thakur to attend World Cup semis 4 days ago

    Sydney: ICC chairman and former BCCI president N Srinivasan will watch India's World Cup semi-final against hosts Australia along with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur while current president Jagmohan Dalmiya will not be in attendance due to health reasons. According to BCCI sources, Srinivasan, Thakur and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary will arrive before...
  • PCB is interested in reviving Indo-Pak series: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur March 12, 2015

    Newly-elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Thursday said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Sharyar Khan was interested in reviving the India-Pakistan series during their meet earlier this week. "During our talk, we raised the issue of the Pakistan-India series. We just initiated the talks and he initiated his view point and...
  • Anurag Thakur's priorities: Repair BCCI's image, play more Tests March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Cleaning up the battered image of the BCCI, taking international cricket to new venues around the country and ensuring that India play more Tests top the priority list of newly-elected Board Secretary Anurag Thakur. Thakur, who has been a cricket administrator for 15 years besides being a BJP MP,...
  • BCCI's priority is to restore confidence of people: Anurag Thakur March 2, 2015

    Chennai: Newly-elected BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said the Cricket Board's priority is to restore people's faith and improve the game's image in the country. Veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was on Tuesday unanimously elected President of the BCCI but the N Srinivasan camp suffered a setback when Thakur, considered close...
  • Does Anurag Thakur's win mean Srinivasan can't remote control BCCI? March 2, 2015

    Anurag Thakur was the nominee from the Pawar faction and he won the secretary post by one vote. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session February 23, 2015

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • Session: BJP takes dig at Congress over Rahul Gandhi's absence February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The absence of AICC vice- president Rahul Gandhi on the first day of the Budget session on Monday invited criticism from BJP which took a dig at Congress saying that it has been reduced to 44 seats in Lok Sabha due its leaders skipping the Parliament in the...
  • Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session, Congress says he's on leave, BJP mocks him for 'holidaying' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Even though Congress has given...
  • For progress in Delhi, people must back BJP, Modi and Bedi: Anurag Thakur February 6, 2015

    A day before Delhi elections, BJP leader Anurag Thakur said that if people wanted progress in Delhi they should vote for BJP. "Delhi has seen 49 days of AAP rule and 8 months of PM's good governnace," said Anurag Thakur. ...
  • Srinivasan summons select units on Feb 5, Thakur not intimated February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Barred by the Supreme Court to contest the elections, BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan has called an informal meeting in Chennai on Thursday for some of the affiliated units to decide his future course of action. "Srinivasan has called a meeting in Chennai on February 5 which can be called...
  • SC stays proceedings against Himachal cricket body January 6, 2015

    The Supreme Court has stayed criminal proceedings against the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) and BJP parliamentarian Anurag Thakur for alleged wrongdoings in the cricket body's management. A division bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice P.C. Pant, while staying the case pending in a trial court in the hill state,...
  • Full majority of BJP in Jharakhand will help to deliver the good governance: Anurag Thakur December 23, 2014

    As BJP is all set to sweep Jharkhand and form a majority government in the state. Party MP Anurag Thakur said that the people of Jharkhand are waiting to have the government who can deliver the good governance at the grass root level. "Single and Full majority of BJP will...
  • Indian cricket should cut all ties with West Indies: Anurag Thakur October 17, 2014

    Dharamsala: Reacting angrily to the West Indies' pull out, BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday severely criticized WICB's decision to call their players back midway from the tour and said that the Indian board should cut all ties with the Caribbean team. "They (West Indies players) had made their decision...
  • India must learn to perform better overseas: Anurag Thakur October 9, 2014

    BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the powerful cricket body needs to work on a lot of issues for the overall health of the sport, with the the national team's "disappointing" performance in Tests abroad topping the priority list. India have lost 11 of their last 15 overseas Tests,...
  • Dharamsala: CongressBJP tussle over HPCA casts shadow on IndiaWest Indies match September 14, 2014

    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 hattrick win in Hamirpur this time. He is banking...
  • There is underlying cronyism between AAP, Congress: Anurag Thakur April 6, 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 exCM 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....