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About Rajiv Shukla

Rajeev Shukla (born 13 September 1959) is an Indian journalist and a Member of Parliament. Rajeev Shukla is also the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs.

He serves as secretary of the All India Congress Committee, the central governing body of India's largest political party. Shukla is also a founder and director of BAG Films Limited, the Honorary Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, and manager of the Indian National Cricket Team. He is also the Vice President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He also served as the BCCI's Media and Finance Committee Chairman.

On 2 December 2012, Rajeev Shukla said that both the houses of Parliament will be adjourned on 3 December 2012 as a mark of respect after paying tributes to former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral who passed away on 30 November 2012.

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Government wins vote on FDI in Rajya Sabha
Reforms on track says Government after the vote

Sachin and Rekha cast their votes in Vice-Presidential election
Sachin and Rekha would attend the Monsoon session in Rajya Sabha from tomorrow

MP's pay homage to former Lok Sabha speaker
Floral tributes were paid before the portrait of former Lok Sabha speaker, K.S. Hegde in the Central Hall of the Parliament on his 103rd birth anniversary.

Would like to contribute to all sports, says Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on Monday, said he looked at it as a great honour, and would like to use the opportunity of being a member of the Upper House of Parliament to contribute in a meaningful manner not only for cricket, but also for other sports.

Sachin Tendulkar takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took oath as a Rajya Sabha member on Monday.

Lalu backs SRK over Wankhede brawl
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday backed Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan over reports that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is considering imposing a ban on him from the Wankhede Stadium, saying the media is not aware of the Bollywood actor's version of the matter.

MP pulled up for demanding stoppage of Rajya Sabha telecast
A Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament was admonished on Sunday for demanding that the telecast of the Upper House be stopped in favour of the Lok Sabha.

Avoid an election for president, urges Praful Patel
Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Praful Patel, on Friday said that the post of president should be treated with dignity, and added that if possible an election for it should be avoided.

BJP pulls up Congress over Presidential candidate selection
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday took potshots at the Congress Party over the candidate for the presidential post, saying if the ruling party attempts to make a pure Congressman the President then neither the nation nor the politics of the country is prepared for it.

High Court sets aside the lifetime ban on Azharuddin
Lifetime ban against Azharuddin set aside

Pakistan envoy hopeful of reviving bilateral cricket ties
Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik, has expressed hope that the bilateral cricket ties between the two neighbouring nations will resume soon.

Tendulkar as Rajya Sabha MP evokes mixed response from fans
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's new innings in Rajya Sabha has evoked mixed response from his fans.

'BCCI invite to PCB chief for IPL final aimed at removing misconception over Pak snub'
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president and IPL chief Rajiv Shukla has said the invitation sent to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf to watch the IPL final in India is an attempt to remove the widespread 'misconception' that India is against Pakistan.

IPL chief Rajiv Shukla refuses to comment on Mumbai rave party
Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council chairman Rajiv Shukla on Monday refused to comment on the detention of two Indian Premier League (IPL) players for their participation in a rave party in Mumbai on Sunday night,

Rajiv Shukla terms Luke Pomersbach case as 'individual misbehavior'
Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council chairman Rajiv Shukla on Friday termed the molestation case involving Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach as "an individual misbehaviour of an individual player".

Managing committee to decide ban on SRK: Vilasrao Deshmukh
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday said that the MCA managing committee will take final call on banning Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan or not.

Kirti Azad terms Wankhede brawl 'disgraceful'
Reacting to reports that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is considering imposing a ban on Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium, former cricketer and BJP Lok Sabha member Kirti Azad on Thursday termed the incident 'disgraceful'.

MCA ban on Shah Rukh Khan not final yet: Rajiv Shukla
Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council chairman Rajiv Shukla on Thursday said no final decision has been taken on banning Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan from Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

Ex Pak all-rounder Azhar Mahmood waiting for Indian visa to play in IPL
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood is still awaiting an Indian visa to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

PCB 'more than positive' over revival of Indo-Pak cricket ties
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has welcomed the progress in Indo-Pak relations, and is hopeful of a quick resumption of cricket ties between both the countries following a discussion on the issue in a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

Maken lauds Govt. move to modify eligibility criteria for Bharat Ratna
Lauding the government's decision to make amendments in the eligibility criteria for Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Friday said that it would provide a impetus to sports in the country.

BCCI accountable in its dealings, says Rajiv Shukla
Highlighting the 'accountability' of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), its vice-president, Rajiv Shukla, has urged the central government to re-examine certain provisions of the proposed National Sports Development Bill.

Government committed to introducing Lokpal Bill in Parliament: Rajiv Shukla
Refuting allegations that the Central Government could dilute the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla has said the government were committed to bring it to Parliament.

Congress terms bypoll victory in Haryana a good sign
With the ruling Congress Party winning the Ratia (SC) Assembly constituency in Fatehabad district, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla today said the party's bypoll victory in Haryana coupled with the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the bypolls in Karnataka is a good sign.

Congress blames BJP for Parliament logjam
Even as the ongoing deadlock in the Parliament continued on Friday, the Central government maintained it was ready to debate all contentious issues of national concern with other political parties.

FDI crisis continues: Congress urges opposition to cooperate
With the crisis over foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail still on, the ruling Congress Party continues to urge opposition parties to cooperate and allow parliament to function smoothly.

FDI row: Congress blames BJP's negative publicity for traders' shutdown
Blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the all India traders shutdown over the issue of allowing 51 percent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, the Congress Party on Thursday said the BJP's negative publicity was responsible for it.

Yechury condemns BJP's boycott threat, demands probe into 2G scam
Condemning the act of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to boycott Union Home Minister for his alleged involvement in the 2G scam, Communist Party of India (Marxist) lawmaker Sitaram Yechury today said his party was not in favour of an individual boycott, and added that the charges levelled against P. Chidambaram should be probed.

'Cause of fire in Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express being investigated': Trivedi
Expressing his deep condolences to the bereaved families, Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi today said the main cause of fire in the two railway wagons of the Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express train was yet to be determined.

BCCI needs to be brought under RTI Act, says Ajay Maken
Reiterating his objective to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the purview of Right to Information Act, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken today said that the move would prevent money laundering.

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