Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, on Friday, cancelled his scheduled visit to China as the government lodged a strong protest after three Indian wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh were denied entry into China for the 19th Asian Games that begin in Hangzhou on Saturday. Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega, and Mepung Lamgu were discriminated against by Chinese authorities who refused the sportspersons entry in a "targeted and pre-meditated manner",
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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has said the BCCI long ago cleared there won’t be any bilateral cricket with Pakistan till they stop cross-border terrorism and infiltration in India. As far as sports is concerned, BCCI had long before decided that bilateral matches with Pakistan won’t be held till they stop infiltration and cross-border terrorism. I think this is the sentiment of every common citizen of this country," said Thakur.
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The Union Cabinet on September 13, passed a resolution congratulating and thanking PM Narendra Modi on behalf of the entire country for making the G20 Summit a huge success. The Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said the PM has emerged as a "man of global alliances", referring to the launch of Global Biofuels Alliance after earlier successes related to International Solar Alliance and Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment… read-more
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Union Minister Anurag Thakur came down heavily on the opposition delegation, for their visit to Maipur, after the viral Manipur assault. Notably, on July 28, a team of 16 members decided to visit Manipur. Reacting to it, the BJP leader and Union Minister Thakur said, "The visit is just an eyewash. The opposition alliance never spoke up when Manipur burned under previous government." The clashes over Manipur is still underway.
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The wrestlers suspended their protest against the Central Government, demanding arrest of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the WFI President, till June 15. The development came after they held a discussion with the Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur. Notably, during the meeting, Anurag Thakur assured to complete the investigation against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh amid allegations of sexual harassment against him, by June 15. He asked wrestlers to… read-more
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Amid the ongoing tussle between the Government of India and the wrestlers, Mahavir Singh Phogat welcomed the initiative of the Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, who invited the wrestler's for a discussion. As per sources, late night on Tuesday, Thakur invited wrestlers to hold discussion regarding their protest and discuss the sexual allegations against WFI President and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The meeting is expected to be… read-more
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Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday said the Centre was sensitively handling the issue of protesting wrestlers, who are seeking the arrest of outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment allegations. Thakur, who is on a visit to Mumbai, told reporters that the government has accepted the wrestlers' demand for a committee to probe their allegations and an investigation was underway.
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After the ED summoned former CM of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family, in land scam for job case, a BJP minister mocked Lalu. On March 11, the BJP Minister Anurag Thakur mocked Yadav and said, "you give me plot, I'll give you job.” Taking a dig at the RJD Chief, Thakur said, "He (Lalu) had only one slogan, 'you give me plot, I'll give you job.'
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The National Anti-Doping Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha on August 3, after being passed in Lok Sabha last week. The bill seeks to provide a statutory framework in the form of legislation, that bans doping in the sports industry. The bill also seeks to provide legal sanctity to anti-doping agencies such as NADA and NADL. Minister Anurag Thakur, the law will protect the rights of all sportspersons.
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Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports stated on July 28 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has demonstrated his consistent support for sports and athletes. "Sports in India is getting stronger every single day," he said. He stated at the opening event of the 44th Chess Olympiad, held at JLN Indoor Stadium in… read-more