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Monsoon Session of Parliament: In strong defence of Narendra Modi govt, KJ Alphons says minorities have never been safer
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: In strong defence of Narendra Modi govt, KJ Alphons says minorities have never been safer

Minorities have never been more safe in the country than under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leader KJ Alphons said in the Rajya Sabha amid Opposition references to lynching cases.

Sabarimala protests: Kerala High Court slams police action against devotees; no SC hearing of review pleas before 22 Jan
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Sabarimala protests: Kerala High Court slams police action against devotees; no SC hearing of review pleas before 22 Jan

Around 72 Sabarimala pilgrims were arrested since late Sunday night from Sabarimala temple after they failed to comply with the prohibitory orders in place. This triggered protests at the shrine and across Kerala.

Women seeking to enter Sabarimala temple wanted to 'disrupt peaceful existence' in Kerala, alleges KJ Alphons
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Women seeking to enter Sabarimala temple wanted to 'disrupt peaceful existence' in Kerala, alleges KJ Alphons

After the Supreme Court permitted the entry of women belonging to all age groups in the hilltop shrine, the doors of Sabarimala temple was opened on 17 October, but closed on Monday following huge protests

Kerala floods: Indian diaspora in China contributes Rs 32.13 lakh towards relief efforts, says Union minister KJ Alphons
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Kerala floods: Indian diaspora in China contributes Rs 32.13 lakh towards relief efforts, says Union minister KJ Alphons

Union minister KJ Alphons said on Saturday that he has collected Rs 32.13 lakh form the Indian diaspora in China towards Kerala flood relief.

As Centre, Kerala spar over foreign aid for floods, UAE claims they never announced Rs 700-cr aid; says nothing official yet
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As Centre, Kerala spar over foreign aid for floods, UAE claims they never announced Rs 700-cr aid; says nothing official yet

As politics over foreign aid for Kerala Flood victims escalates, UAE authorities have denied to have allocated any specific amount to the state, reports have said. An offer will be made once UAE's national emergency committee has made its assessments.

UAE aid for Kerala: KJ Alphons urges Centre to make 'one-time exception' to policy on foreign donations
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UAE aid for Kerala: KJ Alphons urges Centre to make 'one-time exception' to policy on foreign donations

As the row over foreign aid for the flood-ravaged southern state escalated, Alphons earlier in the day said the NDA government had "inherited" the policy of not accepting foreign funds for natural calamities from the previous UPA government.

KJ Alphons sleeps at a relief camp in Changanacherry in Kottayam: 'Stop showing off', Twitter gives it back to him
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KJ Alphons sleeps at a relief camp in Changanacherry in Kottayam: 'Stop showing off', Twitter gives it back to him

Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam tweeted a picture of him at a Kerala floods relief camp in Changanacherry in the Kottayam district, and added that "most people didn't sleep, thinking of an uncertain tomorrow."

Will Kerala accept UAE's Rs 700 crore contribution for floods? Centre will decide, KJ Alphons tells Firstpost
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Will Kerala accept UAE's Rs 700 crore contribution for floods? Centre will decide, KJ Alphons tells Firstpost

The minister's comment came hours after the UAE, Maldives and Qatar pledged assistance to India for relief and rehabilitation measures in Kerala.

Kerala, after the flood: KJ Alphons flags need for doctors, nurses; appeals to plumbers, carpenters to help make homes liveable
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Kerala, after the flood: KJ Alphons flags need for doctors, nurses; appeals to plumbers, carpenters to help make homes liveable

KJ Alphons issued an appeal to skilled workers like plumbers, electricians and carpenters to come to make homes livable and help Kerala regain normalcy.

Kerala floods: Union tourism minister KJ Alphons says authorities have housed one million people in relief camps
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Kerala floods: Union tourism minister KJ Alphons says authorities have housed one million people in relief camps

As Kerala has been facing the worst flooding in a century, the entire country has come forward to help the southern state in this hour of need. So far, 357 people have lost their lives due to flooding in the state.

Kerala finance minister Thomas Issac says 100 cr central aid inadequate for flood-hit state; KJ Alphons terms remark 'political'
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Kerala finance minister Thomas Issac says 100 cr central aid inadequate for flood-hit state; KJ Alphons terms remark 'political'

Union Minister K J Alphons on Monday termed Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac's comment that the Centre's relief of Rs 100 crore for the flood-hit state was inadequate, a "political" one and alleged that he did not visit the worst-affected areas.

Hanan Hamid trolled for selling fish after college hours: Pinarayi Vijayan orders action after KJ Alphons defends Kerala student
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Hanan Hamid trolled for selling fish after college hours: Pinarayi Vijayan orders action after KJ Alphons defends Kerala student

Coming down heavily on the cyber bullying, Pinarayi Vijayan said that he was proud of Hanan Hamid and the government was with her.

KJ Alphons calls Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi 'dirty city' which 'needs to be cleaned'
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KJ Alphons calls Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi 'dirty city' which 'needs to be cleaned'

Union Minister KJ Alphons expressed serious concerns over Varanasi's cleanliness, along with the negative effects of the city's raging traffic on tourism.

Dalmia Bharat 'adopts' Red Fort: Opposition questions govt move to give private entity mandate to maintain monument
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Dalmia Bharat 'adopts' Red Fort: Opposition questions govt move to give private entity mandate to maintain monument

Congress questioned how a private entity was given the mandate to maintain the iconic Red Fort, days after a corporate house signed an agreement with the tourism ministry under its 'Adopt a Heritage' project

Red Fort 'adopted' by cement company Dalmia Bharat, MoU signed with tourism ministry under 'Adopt A Heritage' scheme
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Red Fort 'adopted' by cement company Dalmia Bharat, MoU signed with tourism ministry under 'Adopt A Heritage' scheme

The Ministry of Tourism signed an MoU with Dalmia Bharat and the Archaeological Survey of India to adopt the iconic Red Fort monument in New Delhi under the 'Adopt a Heritage' project

'Many don't mind stripping for US visa': KJ Alphons defends NaMo app again, asks if anyone believes PM would sell data
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'Many don't mind stripping for US visa': KJ Alphons defends NaMo app again, asks if anyone believes PM would sell data

Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, and Tourism, KJ Alphons, continued his stout defence of the Aadhaar policy on Sunday.

Meghalaya Election: No pre-poll alliance with BJP, says NPP chief Conrad Sangma, terms Hindutva politics a Congress creation
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Meghalaya Election: No pre-poll alliance with BJP, says NPP chief Conrad Sangma, terms Hindutva politics a Congress creation

Ahead of Meghalaya Assembly polls, NPP chief Conrad Sangma speaks with Firstpost about his political journey, siblings, proposed alliance with BJP, and his positioning as the main rival to incumbent chief minister Mukul Sangma

Meghalaya polls: EC issues show cause notice to BJP over circulation of 'chargesheet' booklet against Congress ministers
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Meghalaya polls: EC issues show cause notice to BJP over circulation of 'chargesheet' booklet against Congress ministers

The Election Commission has issued a show cause to the BJP as why the circulation of "chargesheet", a booklet prepared by them enlisting corruption and sex racket cases against some incumbent Congress ministers, should not be stopped in the poll-bound Meghalaya.

Meghalaya Election 2018: BJP promises pension, jobs and pukka roads in manifesto, keeps options open for post-poll alliances
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Meghalaya Election 2018: BJP promises pension, jobs and pukka roads in manifesto, keeps options open for post-poll alliances

In a 17-page manifesto, BJP promised pension, 24X7 electricity to every household and job opportunity to every youth in Meghalaya among other tall promises