Anurag Thakur

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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Cancels His Trip To China

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",

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 - 04:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: China, Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur, Indian Athletes, Ministry of External Affairs

Courtesy: India Today

Sports Minister

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Anurag Thakur Invites Athletes To Hold Meeting, Tweets

Another round of talks is scheduled to be held between the Government of India and the wrestlers, who are protesting with a demand of the arrest of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. In a late-night tweet, the Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur invited the athletes for a talk over the issue. The invitation came days after the protesting wrestlers held a meeting with Union Minister Amit Shah.

Wed, 07 Jun 2023 - 09:29 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Sports Minister, wrestlers, protest, WFI President, meeting

Courtesy: News 18

Anurag Thakur

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PM Modi Has Consistently Supported Sports, Athletes, Says Union Minister For Youth Affairs & Sports

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

Fri, 29 Jul 2022 - 11:05 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sports, Anurag Thakur, Sports Minister, Support

Courtesy: ANI

Goa Sports Minister

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Goa Govt To Mandate Fitness Certificates For Coaches In State

Goa Government is likely to seek fitness certificates from coaches employed by the State-run schools and sports centers. The decision was taken to ensure, professionals and certified employees in the various sports facilities in the State.  As per PTI, sports minister Govind Gaude said, coaches need to submit certificate every two-years. Furthermore, Gaude said, of 130 coaches, only 34-40 coaches are professional. Therefore,… read-more

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 - 11:55 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Fitness Coach, Goa government, Sports Minister, Govind Gaude, certificate

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

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Sports Minister Introduces Anti-Doping Bill In Lok Sabha

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur introduced a bill in Lok Sabha to tackle drug abuse in Indian sports on December 17. The bill demands a statutory framework for the operation of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). It also seeks to provide a statutory framework for the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL), which is facing a ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) due to the lack of technical requirements. 

Fri, 17 Dec 2021 - 08:08 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Lok Sabaha, NDTL, NADA, Sports Minister, Anti Doping Bill