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Anurag Thakur

Huge Difference Between Temporary Covid Centre, Cancer Institute: Thakur Hits Out At Mamata

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

There is a huge difference between a temporary Covid centre and a world-class cancer institute, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Saturday, hitting out at Mamata Banerjee.

Digital Communication, Broadcasting Platforms Saw Significant Changes In 2021

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

To celebrate 75 years of the country's independence, Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav was launched, as a part of which, several exhibitions were held across the country, featuring major landmarks of India's struggle for independence

Thakur Takes Jibe At SP Chief Over Raids At Perfume Trader's Properties

"Yadav is feeling for the perfume trader but he doesn't realise the pain of the poor. The illegal money (recovered from the trader) is meant for their development," Thakur said.

BJP govt has brought development in every corner of UP, will return to power: Anurag Thakur

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

He alleged that the development work took a hit under the SP government as it was busy protecting goons.

Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi Lays Foundation Of Projects Over Rs 28000 Crores In Mandi

Himachal Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi is also expected to address a rally at the Paddal ground in Mandi—the home district of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

23 December, 2021

National Dope Testing Laboratory Gets Back WADA Recognition: Sports Minister


India is currently third in the WADA's global list of dope violators led by Russia. The WADA first suspended NDTL in August 2019 for a period of six months and extended the de-recognition period.

22 December, 2021

Govt Doesn't Agree With India's Rank In World Press Freedom Index: I&B Minister

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The minister asserted that the government is committed to ensure the right to freedom of speech and expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Constitution of India.

21 December, 2021

Sports Ministry Issued 6,801.30 Crore For Multiple Sports Development Schemes In Last 5 Years

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Anurag Thakur, who took over from Kiren Rijiju as the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports earlier this year, said that Rs 7,072.28 was allocated to the ministry.

21 December, 2021

Information And Broadcasting Ministry Issues Order For Blocking 20 Anti-India YouTube Channels And Two Websites

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Of the 20 YouTube channels, the information and broadcasting minister said 15 were run by the Naya Pakistan Group(NPG).

17 December, 2021

Sports Minister Introduces Anti-doping Bill, Which Empowers NADA, In Lok Sabha


Anti-doping Bill seeks to give NADA powers of 'investigation, levying sanctions for Anti-Doping Rule Violations, the disciplinary procedures to be adopted and the powers of inspection, sample collection and sharing and free flow of information.'

01 December, 2021

Omicron Threat: We Still Have Time To Decide On India’s Tour Of South Africa - Sourav Ganguly

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The new Covid-19 variant Omicron had already impacted several sporting events in Africa. India are scheduled to play three Tests, three ODIs and four T20 internationals during the tour which starts from December 17.

30 November, 2021

PIB Responded To 28,578 Fact Check Requests Till Date: Anurag Thakur

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Anurag Thakur, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting replied in writing, to a question raised in the parliament that PIB Fact Check has responded to 28,578 requests of fact checking since 2019, when it was established.

20 November, 2021

"The India Story Is Being Written And Defined By Indians": I&B Minister Anurag Thakur At The 52nd International Film Festival Of India

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"India can captivate the world by narrating India's story. The story of a rising, powerful, vibrant billion ready to lead the world the Indian way. Further, the film and entertainment industry has huge employment opportunities as we leapfrog into the digital era of content filmmaking and not forget about film archiving for the future generations.": Anurag Thakur

18 November, 2021

No Consensus On Anti-Defection Law: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Ashwani Sharma

The Presiding Officers of the various state assemblies and legislative councils failed to reach a consensus on anti-law defection law.

17 November, 2021

Will Indian Cricket Team Tour Pakistan During ICC Champions Trophy 2025? Not Sure, Says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Jayanta Oinam

Due to frosty political relationship, India don't play bilateral cricket with Pakistan. They only play in multi-team world tournaments. Pakistan will host the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025.

25 October, 2021

On The Back Foot On Kanhaiya, Congress May Skip On Sidhu As Star Campaigner For Himachal Bypolls

Ashwani Sharma

Anurag Thakur, Shanta Kumar and Prem Kumar Dhumal to amplify BJP campaign for Himachal bypolls.

21 October, 2021

Union Minister Anurag Thakur Urges People To Continue Wearing Face Mask Until Experts Say Otherwise

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According to the union minister, during the course of the pandemic, decisions were taken based on requirements. Covid protocols, such as maintaining physical distance, wearing masks and washing hands played a key role in controlling the further spread of the virus.

10 October, 2021

2022 Commonwealth Games Hockey Controversy: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Not Amused With India Pullout


Hockey India decided not to send teams at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games citing COVID. The government says it was not consulted.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz