KJ Alphons

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KV Kamath may join Finance Ministry, Swapan Dasgupta HRD

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.

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

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.

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

23 May 2019

Five famous civil servants in Modi government to know about

The Indian Civil Services are a dream for lakhs of youngsters.

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

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.

#SabarimalaRow: Many detained by police, BJP, RSS protest outside CM-house

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.

17-year-old arrested for hacking UPSC website on September 10

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.

India doesn't discriminate tourists based on sexual orientation: Minister Alphons

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.

Indians in China contributed Rs. 32.13L towards Kerala flood relief

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.

Flood-hit victims in Kerala to get low cost LPG cylinders

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.

Kerala floods: Technical assistance required as Kerala starts reconstruction

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.

Kerala floods: 90% of rescue operations completed

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.

14% jump in foreign tourist arrivals in India: Tourism Minister

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.

Government extends e-visa facility for citizens of 165 countries: Tourism-Minister

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.

Fourteen states have deployed tourists police, says Union Tourism Minister

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.

Dalmia-group adopts Red Fort, Congress accuses Centre of 'privatizing' Indian-heritage

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.

Non-NDA states allege political bias in iconic tourism sites shortlist

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.

Taxi drivers follow rules, expensive cars' drivers don't: Tourism Minister

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.

People happily strip before white men but protest Aadhaar: BJP-Minister

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.

Over 22,000 Indian websites hacked during April 2017-January 2018

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.

India's foreign tourist arrivals touch new high at 1cr mark

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.

Passenger headed to funeral shouts at Alphons over flight delay

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.

Swiss couple attack: Five, including three minors, arrested

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.

Alphons: 'Have a vehicle? Can afford fuel hike then'

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.

Foreigners can eat beef outside before visiting India: Tourism Minister

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.

India Inc  praises latest cabinet reshuffle

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.

Cabinet reshuffle: Interesting facts about the new ministers

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.

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman new defense minister, Goyal gets Railways

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.