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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
India

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.

Badminton legend Nandu Natekar passes away: PM Narendra Modi, sports minister, and others offer condolences
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Badminton legend Nandu Natekar passes away: PM Narendra Modi, sports minister, and others offer condolences

Widely regarded as one of India's most popular athletes, Natekar received the prestigious Arjuna Award for his contributions to the sport in 1961.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Indian contingent reaches Japanese capital after rousing send-off
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Indian contingent reaches Japanese capital after rousing send-off

On Saturday night, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur gave a formal send-off to the contingent at the Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi amid loud cheers, claps and plenty of good wishes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Games-bound Indian athletes given formal send-off by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: First batch of Games-bound Indian athletes given formal send-off by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Thakur was accompanied by Minister of State for Sports, Nisith Pramanik, Sports Authority of India Director General Sandip Pradhan and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officials, including President Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports minister Anurag Thakur launches official song on Indian contingent at the Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports minister Anurag Thakur launches official song on Indian contingent at the Games

Grammy Award winner composure A R Rahman and young singer Ananya Birla collaborated to present the official song of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, titled Cheer4India: Hindustani Way.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports minister Anurag Thakur chairs meeting of high-level committee to review India's preparation
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sports minister Anurag Thakur chairs meeting of high-level committee to review India's preparation

The meeting of the high-level committee was also attended by his deputy Nisith Pramanik and the officials of the sports ministry, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

OTT regulation to Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill presents multiple challenges for new I&B Minister Anurag Thakur
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OTT regulation to Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill presents multiple challenges for new I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur has taken charge of the Information & Broadcasting Ministry at a turbulent time when Indian cinema is grappling with revival of a pandemic-struck exhibition sector, streaming platforms regulation, and proposed amendments to the act that governs censorship, film certification, and piracy.

'Right man to lead Indian sports', Twitter congratulates Anurag Thakur for taking charge as Sports Minister
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'Right man to lead Indian sports', Twitter congratulates Anurag Thakur for taking charge as Sports Minister

Twitter was buzzing with updates of cabinet expansion and a number of known faces from the sporting fraternity as well politics took to the micro-blogging site to congratulate Thakur and bid farewell to Rijiju. Here are a few reactions:

Anurag Thakur gets charge of sports ministry, replaces Kiren Rijiju 16 days before Tokyo Olympics
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Anurag Thakur gets charge of sports ministry, replaces Kiren Rijiju 16 days before Tokyo Olympics

The 46-year-old former Cricket Board President was given charge of sports along with the Information and Broadcasting ministry after he took oath as a cabinet minister.

Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet: Here’s the full list of portfolios and who got which ministry
Politics

Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet: Here’s the full list of portfolios and who got which ministry

Mansukh Mandaviya will replace Harsh Vardhan as the new Union health minister while Jyotiraditya Scindia has been handed the Civil Aviation ministry

PM Modi Cabinet Reshuffle News Updates:  Pratima Bhoumik first resident of Tripura to become Union minister in Independent India
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PM Modi Cabinet Reshuffle News Updates: Pratima Bhoumik first resident of Tripura to become Union minister in Independent India

PM Modi Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE News Updates: Bhoumik comes from a humble background, and practises farming. She holds a graduate degree in Bio-Science from Women''s College, Tripura University

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra claims his voice was 'muzzled' during virtual GST Council meeting
India

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra claims his voice was 'muzzled' during virtual GST Council meeting

Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur, however, countered Mitra's charges and said that technical glitches had marred the latter's speech

Anurag Thakur becomes first serving MP to be appointed captain in Territorial Army
India

Anurag Thakur becomes first serving MP to be appointed captain in Territorial Army

The BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh was commissioned into the Territorial Army as a lieutenant in July 2016 by the then Chief of Army staff General Dalbir S Suhag

Moneycontrol reigns as No.1 digital destination for Budget Day coverage, beats previous digital readership records
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Moneycontrol reigns as No.1 digital destination for Budget Day coverage, beats previous digital readership records

Moneycontrol broke down the Budget for readers using the theme Rebuilding India, which captured the impact of Budget 2021 on individuals, investors and businesses

Shikara carrying BJP workers, journalists capsizes during rally in Srinagar's Dal lake; no one injured
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Shikara carrying BJP workers, journalists capsizes during rally in Srinagar's Dal lake; no one injured

The shikara rally was led by Union minister Anurag Thakur. The BJP workers and journalists were rescued by locals, SDRF personnel and police.