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Alphons Kannanthanam


Union Minister K Alphons backs #MeToo but cautions against against frivolous complaints

October 19, 2018 7:11 pm

Alphons said M J Akbar's resignation from the council of ministers in the wake of charges of sexual harassment against him would not affect the prospects of BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as the party had taken "prompt action".

If Rome Colosseum can be adopted by pvt company why not Taj Mahal: Tourism Minister

July 17, 2018 8:53 pm

The Supreme Court had last week came down heavily on the Centre and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for not being able to protect the iconic Taj Mahal, issuing a warning it will "shut it down" and the authorities should "demolish or restore" the structure.

Union Minister Alphons KJ dismisses Narendra Modi app data leak allegations as 'fake stories'

March 25, 2018 6:28 pm

Alphons KJ, who is the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, said the reports of data theft via Narendra Modi app were fake.

Indians have no trouble giving biometrics for US visa but voice privacy fears at home: Union Minister Kannanthanam

March 25, 2018 5:53 pm

Alphons Kannanthanam claimed that not one case has come up in the past three-and-a-half years when the biometric data of any Aadhaar holder has been leaked in India.

Delhi confidential: First-hand Lessons

January 22, 2018 3:08 am

Family tour to the two popular tourist destinations of north India seems to have provided Alphons insights into issues tourists face on a day-to-day basis at major tourist spots to help him address them better.

India earned $27 billion from foreign tourist arrivals in 2017, says Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam

January 16, 2018 7:22 pm

Alphons Kannanthanam was at Kochi to chair a review meeting between officials of Railway Board and Kerala government on the development of railways in the state. He said doubling of railway lines via Kottayam will be completed by March, 2020.

Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam to be BJP Rajya Sabha by poll candidate from Rajasthan

October 30, 2017 6:47 am

Alphons is expected to sail through as the BJP enjoys majority in Rajasthan Assembly.

Alphons Kannanthanam's statement on fuel price hike insensitive: Sachin Pilot

September 17, 2017 10:10 pm

"The BJP government was charging Rs 45 as tax on the price of petrol at Rs 25 per litre. It shows the insensitivity of the government towards the people, which instead of taking corrective measure is giving absurd statement," he said.

Tourism minister finds no garbage at India Gate, picks some trash with own hands

September 17, 2017 8:49 pm

Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam landed at the India Gate lawns on Sunday as part of the fortnight-long 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign only to find no garbage at the designated places.

'Vehicle owners not starving, can afford to pay': Union minister K J Alphons defends fuel price hike

September 16, 2017 5:52 pm

The newly-inducted minister added that the government is focused on the welfare of the downtrodden, which costs "enormous amounts of money", and therefore the people who can afford to pay will be taxed.