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Anurag Thakur


‘Merger of PSBs will not lead to job losses’

December 04, 2019 5:26 am

In August, the government announced a mega plan to merge 10 public sector banks into four with a view to creating fewer and stronger global-sized lenders with robust balance sheets that can be used to boost credit and spur growth.

Parliament passes Bill proposing 3-fold hike in chit fund limits

November 29, 2019 12:58 am

The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It got Lok Sabha’s nod on November 20.

Indian economy structurally, fundamentally strong: MoS Finance Anurag Thakur

October 14, 2019 5:11 pm

The Union minister exuded confidence that India would achieve the target of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25.

Banks should use IBC only if other mechanisms fail: Govt

September 12, 2019 4:19 am

In the last five years, the government has recapitalised public sector banks (PSBs) by over Rs 2 trillion, and recently also announced an immediate capital infusion of Rs 70,000 crore in these lenders.

By 2025, India will become $5 trillion economy: Anurag Thakur

September 12, 2019 1:49 am

Thakur emphasised that the future course of the economy can be streamlined by taking into consideration all kinds of MSMEs, agricultural sector as well as small and large scale industries. 

Thakur to automakers: Take up GST cut demand with state FMs

September 07, 2019 3:31 am

The Centre has already indicated that it will take up the proposal of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate cut on automobiles to the GST Council, which is meeting later this month in Goa.

'Slowdown due to demonetisation effect': MoS Finance Anurag Thakur heckled at auto industry event

September 06, 2019 8:54 pm

Jasbir Singh of GS Auto Ludhiana interrupted the junior finance minister's address, saying "This is the delayed effect of demonetisation. People don't have money!"

Centre to take more measures to boost country’s economy, says Anurag Thakur

September 05, 2019 4:30 am

Thakur also announced that soon he would organise a start-up event in Jammu and Kashmir where he would take entrepreneurs from Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and a few other states.

Digital currency in India? Government examining pros and cons

July 08, 2019 6:55 pm

Cryptocurrencies are not recognised as legal tenders in the country and the issue of allowing trading in such currencies is being examined by the government, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said Monday.

‘Few unscrupulous traders’ actions make majority of honest taxpayers uncompetitive’

July 02, 2019 4:50 am

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Monday, said 535 cases of fake invoices involving a total fraudulent claim of Rs 2,565 crore of input tax credit (ITC) have been booked and 40 persons have been arrested so far in the current financial year.


Sports should be free from political prejudice: BCCI secretary

March 01, 2016 8:38 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Speaking on the Himachal Government’s demand for a change in venue of the match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said sports should be free from every political prejudice. Thakur said the venues of the T20 World Cup matches were decided one year in advance, adding that there is no point of raising an objection now. He emphasised that showing the disability to organise the match between the two nations will definitely tarnish the image of India.

Anurag Thakur calls for resumption of cricket ties with Pakistan

December 04, 2015 11:07 am

Stressing that it was important to sit across the table and talk to Pakistan, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said that cricket could pave the way for other issues, such as terrorism and trade, to be discussed.