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Alphons Kannanthanam

Corona pandemic impacted fight against TB, claims Rajya Sabha MP Alphons

COVID-19 and the resultant socio-economic issues due to the lockdown became a major point of discussion in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday.

19 Sep 2020 2:15 PM

Reject NCW’s ‘ban church confessions’ demand: Union min urges PM Modi

Observing confession is fundamental belief of Christian churches, Alphons Kannanthanam termed NCW’s proposal as ‘ímmature’.

29 Jul 2018 9:02 PM

Alphons elected to Rajya Sabha

Union minister of state for tourism and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Alphons Kannanthanam was elected unopposed to the RS from Rajasthan in a bypoll

10 Nov 2017 6:31 AM

Rajasthan RS bypoll: KJ Alphons announced as BJP candidate; voting on Nov 16

The Rajya Sabha seat was vacated by former Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu when he became the Vice President.

30 Oct 2017 12:57 PM

Taj Mahal is India's pride: Tourism minister Alphons Kannanthanam

Union tourism minister said the government had 'elaborate plans' for the historical monument.

18 Oct 2017 2:12 PM


Bike, car owners can afford costly fuel: Alphons Kannanthanam

Alphons’ comments come at a time when fuel prices are at a three-year high though international crude prices have crashed.

17 Sep 2017 2:21 AM

Vehicle owners can pay tax, they don't starve: KJ Alphons on petrol price hike

'We are imposing the taxes so that the poor have a dignified life. So we are going to tax people who can afford to pay,' he said.

16 Sep 2017 5:58 PM

People decide what they eat, say: Alphons Kannanthanam

Meanwhile, at the event, he urged government officials to reach to the public and listen to them as they could have “fantastic” ideas.

10 Sep 2017 12:47 AM

Kerala will consume beef, BJP doesn't dictate food habits: Alphons Kannanthanam

The 1979 Kerala cadre officer said that the BJP had never said that beef cannot be eaten.

04 Sep 2017 7:41 PM

Kerala will eat beef, no food emergency in India, says KJ Alphons

'I could be the bridge between Christian community and Prime Minister's big dream,' he said.

04 Sep 2017 5:04 PM


Alphons Kannanthanam: The IAS officer's journey to politics

Kannanthanam retired from the IAS and was elected as an Independent member of the Kerala Assembly from Kanjirappally from 2006 to 2011.

03 Sep 2017 4:53 PM