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UP witnessed riots under SP rule, seeing 'dangal' now, says Anurag Thakur
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UP witnessed riots under SP rule, seeing 'dangal' now, says Anurag Thakur

The minister attended the Sansad Khel Mahakumbh organised in Baraut in Baghpat district of the poll-bound state

Cabinet extends 5-kg free foodgrains scheme till March 2022, says Anurag Thakur
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Cabinet extends 5-kg free foodgrains scheme till March 2022, says Anurag Thakur

Thakur said this will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 53,344 crore to the exchequer. He added that the total cost of PMGKAY would reach about Rs 2.6 lakh crore, including all five phases of this ongoing programme

ICC confident teams will have no problem playing 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan
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ICC confident teams will have no problem playing 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan

The ICC last week awarded the hosting rights of the 2025 Champions Trophy to Pakistan. It will mark the return of a major cricketing event to Pakistan after more than two decades.

Fencer Bhavani Devi receives Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Anurag Thakur
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Fencer Bhavani Devi receives Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Bhavani could not attend the sports awards ceremony on Saturday as she was participating in a competition in France.

Union Cabinet approves price support of Rs 17,408.85 cr to Cotton Commission of India
India

Union Cabinet approves price support of Rs 17,408.85 cr to Cotton Commission of India

This came amid a slew of decisions including restoration of MPLADS taken at the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Centre approves ethanol price hike by up to Rs 1.47 per litre for mixing in petrol
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Centre approves ethanol price hike by up to Rs 1.47 per litre for mixing in petrol

Higher mixing of ethanol in petrol will help cut India's oil import bill and also benefit sugar cane farmers as well as sugar mills

Union Cabinet gives nod to restoring MPLADS after COVID-induced suspension, announces Anurag Thakur
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Union Cabinet gives nod to restoring MPLADS after COVID-induced suspension, announces Anurag Thakur

The objective of the scheme is to enable MPs to recommend works of developmental nature with emphasis on the creation of durable community assets in the areas of drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation, roads

Sports minister Anurag Thakur says Hockey India can't unilaterally pull out of Commonwealth Games
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Sports minister Anurag Thakur says Hockey India can't unilaterally pull out of Commonwealth Games

Thakur said being the main financier of Olympic sports in the country, the government has every right to take calls on matters of national representation.

Territorial Army Raising Day 2021: From MS Dhoni to Kapil Dev, personalities who have been officers in the force
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Territorial Army Raising Day 2021: From MS Dhoni to Kapil Dev, personalities who have been officers in the force

The first Territorial Army week was celebrated from 8 to 15 November in 1952 to create awareness of the existence of the ‘Citizen’s Army’.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur pitches for common pool of cash awards for medallists
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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur pitches for common pool of cash awards for medallists

Thakur also said that there will be a talent hunt programme for various sports to identify youngsters and train them for future events.

Anurag Thakur to virtually interact with state Sports Ministers to prepare roadmap for future
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Anurag Thakur to virtually interact with state Sports Ministers to prepare roadmap for future

The interaction comes after the country's success at the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.

Cabinet approves four-year moratorium on payment of all govt dues by telecom companies
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Cabinet approves four-year moratorium on payment of all govt dues by telecom companies

Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that 100 percent FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in telecom via the automatic route was also approved by the Cabinet

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur felicitates Mariyappan Thangavelu on winning silver
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur felicitates Mariyappan Thangavelu on winning silver

Mariyappan, who won a gold in 2016 Rio Paralympics, bagged a silver this time around in T42 category with a best jump of 1.86m. Another Indian, Sharad Kumar took the bronze with a best jump of 1.83m.

Central government keen to set up 'High Altitude Sports Training Centre' near Dharamsala, says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur
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Central government keen to set up 'High Altitude Sports Training Centre' near Dharamsala, says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Thakur, who is a Member of Parliament from the state said that special efforts are being made to identify Himachal Pradesh as a "sports hub" and world class facilities would be created in every district of the state .

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur promises expansion of TOPS, financial windfall for Tokyo 2020 performers
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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur promises expansion of TOPS, financial windfall for Tokyo 2020 performers

This is the first time that IOA is offering cash incentives to Olympic medallists.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Indian para badminton coach hopeful to return with minimum of five medals
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Indian para badminton coach hopeful to return with minimum of five medals

The experienced Parul Parmar and the young Palak Kohli (SL3-SU5) will carry high hopes of returning with a medal in the women's category.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 54-member Indian contingent leaves for Games after receiving warm send-off
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 54-member Indian contingent leaves for Games after receiving warm send-off

The team has some of the brightest medal prospects like Devendra Jhajharia, seeking his third Paralympics gold (after 2004 and 2016) in F-46 javelin throw, Mariyappan Thangavelu (T-63 high jump) and world champion Sandeep Choudhary (F-64 javelin throw).

Opposition leaders meet to evolve strategy on Pegasus snooping row, other issues
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Opposition leaders meet to evolve strategy on Pegasus snooping row, other issues

About 14 parties were represented at the meeting held in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, sources said

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian government felicitates Olympic medallists in grand ceremony
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian government felicitates Olympic medallists in grand ceremony

Sindhu and Chanu did not attend the ceremony as they had arrived earlier and are currently at their home bases.