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K J Alphons: Was not partial towards Christians

As a minister, Alphons had made a recommendation to the Union Home Ministry to restore FCRA registration (to receive foreign funds) of various Christian churches, an action that has come under attack on social media.

FHRAI seeks government intervention in OTAs, hotels dispute

The FHRAI tried to resolve the issue directly with the OTAs, however, OTAs have chosen to dismiss FHRAI's role in the matter, FHRAI vice president said.


Tripura CM Biplab Deb, KJ Alphons inaugurate 7th International Tourism Mart

Tripura CM said his government would provide land, security and all other support to investors who would set up tourism initiatives in the state in PPP model.

After Vijayan slams Amit Shah, Alphons hits back

Union minister K J Alphons said on Monday that Vijayan talked about the body fat of Amit Shah which was defamatory. 

India must target 20 million inbound tourists by 2020, says KJ Alphons

Talking about his ministry’s focus areas in the coming days, Alphons said they are going to focus on getting tourists from China and also on cruise tourism.

KJ Alphons urges Rajnath Singh to reconsider e-visa fees hike

E-visa fees were hiked up to 60 per cent in three categories — tourist, business and medical. While charges have been increased from $75 to $100 for the US and UK, the fees for others have been hiked from $50 to $80.


Indian diaspora in China contributed Rs 32.13 lakh towards Kerala flood relief: Alphons

The minister thanked the Indian diaspora in China and the Consulate General of India in that country for the humanitarian gesture.  Alphons is on a visit to China. He conducted road shows in Beijing, Wuhan and Shanghai to promote tourism.

Lynching bad for India's reputation, says Tourism Minister Alphons in China

Alphons is visiting China to attract Chinese tourists who currently generate some 21 per cent of the global tourism receipts.

Government plans measures to attract more Chinese tourists

In May, Alphons had visited Wuhan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization conference on tourism, and assessed the market personally.

Guys in swanky cars most unruly on roads and we blame taxi drivers: Tourism Minister K J Alphons

"Very often I have noticed that it is the guys in swanky cars who are the most unruly of all and we blame taxi drivers...," he said.