Rajiv Shukla

  • UPCA to make one-time payment to all ex-Ranji cricketers 26-05-2014 05:38 PM

    Kanpur: The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) president Rajiv Shukla on Monday announced that all the former first-class cricketers from the state will be rewarded with an ex-gratia payment ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh in the coming days. The decision was taken at the AGM of the...
  • Rajiv Shukla, Amisha Patel campaign in Allahabad 21-04-2014 11:51 PM

    Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on Monday alleged that BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rise to power at the Centre could "spell doom for farmers across the country". "There is a lot of talk about the Gujarat model of development. This model has been all about snatching away farmers' land...
  • BJP creating 'Modi wave' through media hype: Rajiv Shukla 13-04-2014 05:43 PM

    Shimla: Congress leader and Union Minister Rajiv Shukla on Sunday said there is no "Modi wave" in the country and the BJP was trying to create a media hype about it. "There is no BJP in half of the Country and the media campaign to create the wave has failed...
  • Congress rejigs party posts ahead of LS elections 03-04-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has reallocated work ahead of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has been appointed as the Congress's new media in-charge. Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has been made incharge of Gujarat, while Union Minister Kumari Selja has been...
  • Life ban for any player involved in fixing in IPL-7: Rajiv Shukla 12-03-2014 08:16 PM

    Senior BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday sounded out a warning that the cricket board will have zero-tolerance towards match-fixing and anyone found guilty of indulging in malpractices during IPL-7 will be "banned for life". "The BCCI and IPL governing council are alert after spot-fixing allegations in previous edition of...
  • IPL venue decision on March 5: Shukla 02-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Nagpur: The suspense over the venues for this year's IPL is all set to end on March 5 when the BCCI will take a decision on the matter in a meeting here, Board vice-president Rajiv Shukla revealed on Sunday. "The BCCI president has been authorised to take a decision," Shukla...
  • Truth slips out, Cong mastered art of 'misusing' CBI: Jaitley 09-02-2014 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday said the truth about alleged political misuse of CBI had "slipped out" after the reported comment by its Director Ranjit Sinha in the Ishrat Jahan case, charging that Congress has "mastered the art of manipulating" the agency during the UPA's decade-long rule. Sinha is reported...
  • Those who have a problem with Rahul Gandhi will have to go: Khurshid 16-01-2014 02:33 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Congress Working Committee meeting on Thursday, senior leaders in the party are voicing their support for party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After Jyotiraditya Scindia, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has also endorsed Rahul. In fact, he has said that if anyone has a problem with...
  • Congress takes on AAP, says no one can challenge the Gandhis in Amethi 13-01-2014 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: A day after Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas addressed his rally in Gandhi-bastion Amethi, the Congress hit out at him saying no one can challenge the Gandhi family in Amethi. "The Gandhi family has served the people of Amethi. They are loved in that constituency. No one...
  • Predictably Rajiv Shukla says Rahul Gandhi is not to be blamed for Congress loss 08-12-2013 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Rajiv Shukla said that it was unfair to blame Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the poor show of the party in the election bound states and said that the party was responsible collectively in the defeat. Shukla also denied reports that Bharatiya Janata Party had...
  • Rahul Gandhi must apologise to Muslims for ISI remark: Jairam Ramesh 16-11-2013 10:38 PM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Muslim community for his remarks that Muslim youth were in touch with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. "His (Rahul Gandhi's) intention was not to malign any community. But it was blown out of proportion...
  • Rajiv Shukla confident of Kanpur hosting Ind-WI ODI 23-10-2013 05:40 PM

    Kanpur: Following a BCCI inspection, Cricket Board Vice President Rajiv Shukla Wednesday expressed confidence that the Green Park stadium here will be ready in time to host the third One-day International between India and the West Indies next month. An inspection team headed by BCCI official Ratnakar Shetty visited the...
  • SA tour to be discussed at Working Committee meeting on Oct 26 18-10-2013 07:43 PM

    Mumbai: The BCCI has called a meeting of its Working Committee in Chennai on October 26, where the progress over the Indian team's South Africa tour is expected to come up for discussion and approval. "An emergency meeting of the BCCI Working Committee will take place on October 26 in...
  • Shukla praises Team India for incredible run-chase against Australia 16-10-2013 10:14 PM

    New Delhi: BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla on Wednesday praised Indian batsmen for pulling off the second highest ever successful run chase in ODI history against Australia and said the win in the second ODI has made the seven-match series exciting. "2nd highest succsful run chase in ODIs was mde to...
  • Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark finds support in MP 04-10-2013 11:08 AM

    While BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's "toilets first, temples later" remark has evoked mixed reactions, a lot of people feel it is a genuine issue and needs to be strongly addressed. Former Madhya Pradesh Women's Commission chairperson Savita Inamdar, without associating herself with any political class, told PTI that,...
  • Cabinet meet on October 2 to decide on ordinance on convicted leaders 30-09-2013 03:49 PM

    The Union Cabinet is meeting on October 2 to take a call on possible withdrawal of the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers, whose fate appears to have already been sealed after Rahul Gandhi's strong denunciation of the measure. Government sources said on Monday that a meeting of the Union Cabinet...
  • Ranjib Biswal is new IPL chairman 29-09-2013 04:27 PM

    Chennai: Former national selector Ranjib Biswal was on Sunday appointed the new chairman of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Biswal has been a long-time loyalist of president Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who was re-elected at...
  • Tendulkar's future focus of speculation ahead of 200th Test 18-09-2013 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: Just two matches shy of playing his 200th Test, Sachin Tendulkar's future on Wednesday became a subject of intense speculation after a media report claimed that he has been told to consider his career plans after the milestone game, forcing the BCCI to issue a denial. The 40-year-old...
  • BCCI yet to decide Tendulkar's 200th Test venue: Shukla 17-09-2013 04:41 PM

    Kanpur: Former BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla on Tuesday said that the board has not yet decided which city will host Sachin Tendulkar's much-anticipated 200th Test during the two-match series against West Indies in November. "BCCI has not yet decided which city will host Sachin Tendulkar's 200 Test. Many state associations...
  • Delighted to witness Virat Kohli receive Arjuna award: Rajiv Shukla 31-08-2013 09:34 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BCCI official and union minister Rajiv Shukla on Saturday expressed his happiness for talented Virat Kohli being conferred with the prestigious Arjuna award. "I was immensely delighted to witness Virat being conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award today. The award serves as a true testament to the...
  • Prime Minister will make a statement on missing coal files on Friday 22-08-2013 09:04 PM

    New Delhi: The coal impasse has ended in the Parliament with the government on Thursday agreeing to an intervention by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Parliament on missing files related to coal block allocations when it comes up for discussion on Friday. The government was forced to make the statement...
  • RS members voice concern over Bhagat Singh not shown as martyr in govt records 19-08-2013 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday voiced concern over official records not showing Bhagat Singh as a martyr, prompting the government to promise remedial steps. "If his (Bhagat Singh's) name is not in records, it will be done. Government thoroughly considers him a martyr and gives him the...
  • Anti-Pak resolution in Parliament: Events throughout the day 14-08-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: 4:05 pm: The Rajya Sabha adopted resolution against Pakistan condemning Pakistan Army for indulging in the attacks and asked the government of Pakistan to abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003 along the international border and the LoC in letter and spirit. 3:05 pm: The Lok Sabha has...
  • Won't take IPL chairman's post next year: Shukla 10-08-2013 04:32 PM

    Jaipur: The BCCI may not have accepted his resignation but Rajeev Shukla on Saturday said he would take up the IPL Chairman's post next year. Talking to PTI during a function here, Shukla, who resigned from the post in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, said Board's interim chief Jagmohan...
  • 5 Indian soldiers killed: Opposition slam UPA govt, seeks tough action 06-08-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: While the opposition parties came down heavily on the Central Government for the killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops and terrorists along the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union ministers too admitted that such incidents cast a shadow on the...
  • Modi accuses Centre of disregarding federal structure 19-06-2013 02:23 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Planning Commission were on Tuesday at loggerheads at the annual plan meeting with Modi accusing the Centre of adopting 'big brother' attitude disregarding the federal structure. The two-hour long meeting saw the Commission seeking to puncture Modi's claims that it was...
  • IPL: BCCI full of politicians, but refuses to act against Srinivasan 28-05-2013 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: IPL 6 is over but the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the Twenty20 tournament has become a never ending nightmare. The scandal has also reached BCCI chief and Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan's doorsteps but he has refused to step down. Even as Srinivasan has brazenly tried...
  • Shukla, Jaitley meet Sibal, call for quick anti-fixing law 24-05-2013 12:47 PM

    New Delhi: Rattled by the spot-fixing scandal that has shaken Indian cricket, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla and BCCI vice-President Arun Jaitley on Friday met Law Minister Kapil Sibal, demanding that a strong anti-fixing legislation be "enacted as soon as possible". "Today Arun Jaitley, who is a BCCI vice-President and the...
  • Maken, Shukla differ over bringing BCCI under RTI Act 20-05-2013 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Even as Law Minister Kapil Sibal proposed a new law to fight fixing in sports, his Cabinet colleagues Rajiv Shukla and Ajay Maken spoke in two different voices over the exemption of BCCI from the Right to Information Act. Union Minister Ajay Maken, who earlier held the sports...
  • Day 3: How the IPL 6 spot-fixing crisis unfolded 18-05-2013 09:09 PM

    Some more shocking details emerged on the third day of the recently surfaced spot-fixing scandal that has tarnished the credibility of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Here's a breakdown of Saturday's major developments. BCCI chief N Srinivasan says IPL not fixed BCCI President N Srinivasan came down hard on the...