18 Jan 2020
KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.
24 May 2019
Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.
23 May 2019
Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about
The Indian Civil Services are a dream for lakhs of youngsters.
13 May 2019
Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians
The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.
19 Nov 2018
#SabarimalaRow: Many detained by police, BJP, RSS protest outside CM-house
Late on Sunday night, nearly 70 people were detained from the Sabarimala temple in Kerala triggering protests all over the state including the house of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
30 Sep 2018
17-year-old arrested for hacking UPSC website on September 10
The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a 17-year-old boy for hacking the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) website on September 10.
17 Sep 2018
India doesn't discriminate tourists based on sexual orientation: Minister Alphons
India doesn't discriminate against tourists based on their sexual orientation and everyone is welcome to the country, Tourism Minister KJ Alphons said today.
01 Sep 2018
Indians in China contributed Rs. 32.13L towards Kerala flood relief
Union Minister KJ Alphons said today that he has collected Rs. 32.13 lakh from the Indian diaspora in China towards the Kerala flood relief.
30 Aug 2018
Flood-hit victims in Kerala to get low cost LPG cylinders
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has approved a proposal to replace LPG cylinders, which were lost during the recent floods in Kerala, at a subsidized rate, a statement from the Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons's office said today.
22 Aug 2018
Kerala floods: Technical assistance required as Kerala starts reconstruction
With rains having petered out and flood waters receding, Kerala's efforts have shifted towards reconstruction and rehabilitation.
20 Aug 2018
Kerala floods: 90% of rescue operations completed
In what can be seen as a silver lining in an otherwise bleak situation, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced a while back that 90% of rescue operations in the state had been completed.
06 Aug 2018
14% jump in foreign tourist arrivals in India: Tourism Minister
Foreign tourist arrivals in India has seen a 14% jump in 2017 and foreign exchange earnings in the sector during the same period was Rs. 1.77 lakh crore, Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons said today.
06 Aug 2018
Government extends e-visa facility for citizens of 165 countries: Tourism-Minister
Seeking to promote tourism, the government has extended e-visa facility for citizens of 165 countries at 25 airports and five seaports, Tourism Minister KJ Alphons informed Lok Sabha today.
24 Jul 2018
Fourteen states have deployed tourists police, says Union Tourism Minister
Fourteen states have deployed tourist police in one form or other, Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons informed Rajya Sabha.
28 Apr 2018
Dalmia-group adopts Red Fort, Congress accuses Centre of 'privatizing' Indian-heritage
The Congress questioned BJP led Centre on Saturday after corporate group, Dalmia Bharat adopted the Red Fort for five years at a cost of Rs. 25 crore.
26 Apr 2018
Non-NDA states allege political bias in iconic tourism sites shortlist
Multiple non-NDA states have alleged that the Central government's shortlist of 17 tourism destinations to be developed into "iconic tourism sites" reeks of political bias.
29 Mar 2018
Taxi drivers follow rules, expensive cars' drivers don't: Tourism Minister
Tourism Minister K J Alphons has said the most unruly drivers on Indian roads are the ones who own expensive cars.
26 Mar 2018
People happily strip before white men but protest Aadhaar: BJP-Minister
In a bizarre statement, Tourism Minister KJ Alphons hit out at critics of Aadhaar yesterday, saying people have no problem "getting naked before white men" at airports abroad, but go on protests when "your own government" asks for basic details.
09 Mar 2018
Over 22,000 Indian websites hacked during April 2017-January 2018
According to Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics and IT KJ Alphons, a total of 22,207 Indian websites were hacked between April 2017 and January 2018.
17 Jan 2018
India's foreign tourist arrivals touch new high at 1cr mark
2017 was a stupendous year for the Indian tourism industry. Foreign tourist arrivals touched a new high and crossed the 1cr mark, an increase of 15.2% over the previous year.
23 Nov 2017
Passenger headed to funeral shouts at Alphons over flight delay
A video of a woman shouting at Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons at the Imphal airport has gone viral.
27 Oct 2017
Swiss couple attack: Five, including three minors, arrested
Police have arrested five people for assaulting a Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri last Sunday.
16 Sep 2017
Alphons: 'Have a vehicle? Can afford fuel hike then'
Bureaucrat-turned politician and Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons created a controversy when he made a statement that those who can buy vehicles can afford to pay the increased fuel prices.
08 Sep 2017
Foreigners can eat beef outside before visiting India: Tourism Minister
A day after being sworn in, new Tourism Minister KJ Alphons had asserted there's no food code issued by the BJP, that states like Kerala and Goa would continue eating beef.
04 Sep 2017
India Inc praises latest cabinet reshuffle
The Indian industry praised Modi for the latest cabinet reshuffle and said that it was "carefully strategized" to give a fresh boost to the process of India's development.
03 Sep 2017
Cabinet reshuffle: Interesting facts about the new ministers
In its third cabinet reshuffle, the Modi government has inducted nine new faces and promoted four Ministers of State to cabinet rank.
03 Sep 2017
Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman new defense minister, Goyal gets Railways
After the Narendra Modi government's third cabinet reshuffle, Nirmala Sitharaman has become the new defense minister, the first woman to hold the portfolio after Indira Gandhi.