AK Antony: News

Arackaparambil Kurien Antony, born on December 28, 1940, is a senior Indian National Congress (INC) politician from Kerala. As of 2021, he is a member of the Parliament in the Rajya Sabha representing Kerala. Notably, Antony is a three-time former Chief Minister of Kerala and was the youngest to hold the office when he first bagged the post in 1977 at the age of 36. He did his Bachelors of Arts from Maharaja's College and LLB from the Government Law College in Ernakulam, Kochi. He was an early associate of INC, right from his young days. He had been the Chief of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and also held senior designations in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the Congress Working Committee (CWC) over the years. Antony has been a member of the Rajya Sabha for five terms from 2005. Also, he served as the Minister of Defence under the UPA I & II governments from 2006 to 2014, becoming the longest-serving Defence Minister of India at a stretch.

18 Jul 2023


Ex-Kerala CM, Congress veteran Oommen Chandy passes away at 79

Congress stalwart and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy (79) passed away in Bengaluru in the early hours of Tuesday after a prolonged illness.

Congress leader AK Antony's son, Anil Antony, joins BJP

Anil Antony, the son of veteran Congress leader and former Union Defense Minister AK Antony, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, reported NDTV.

AK Antony's son quits Congress citing post on BBC documentary

After facing bitter criticism for opposing the BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Anil K Antony, son of former Union minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony, announced his resignation from the grand old party.

24 Nov 2018

Indian Army

On 'sarcastic' question about surgical-strike, Sitharaman says, "I understand Hindi"

Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a reporter she understood Hindi when he used what she described as 'sarcastic tone' while quizzing about surgical strikes.

05 Oct 2018


Kannur International Airport to be inaugurated on December 9

Kannur International Airport, the second greenfield airport set up under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, near Mattannur in Kerala's Kannur district would be inaugurated on December 9.

20 Sep 2018


Sitharaman 'caught lying' on Rafale deal again, must resign: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" on HAL's capability to build Rafale aircraft and demanded her resignation.

23 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

As Centre refuses UAE-aid, Kerala leaders say they need help

The Rs. 700 crore aid offered to rain-ravaged Kerala by UAE took political undertones as the ministers of the southern state asked Narendra Modi-led Centre to accept the donation.

27 Jul 2018


Kerala: Muslim League leader Cherkallam Abdullah dies at 76

Senior IUML leader and former Kerala Minister, Cherkallam Abdullah, passed away today after a prolonged illness.