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Alphons Kannanthanam is the new Tourism Minister

Alphons Kannanthanam has been administered the oath of office as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Tourism Ministry by the President of India. He will replace Dr. Mahesh Sharma, MoS (I/C) Tourism and Culture. One of the toppers of IAS batch of 1979, Kannanthanam quit the services in 2006, and was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly, from Kanjirappally in Kottayam District, Kerala. He joined the BJP as Member of National Executive Council in 2011. He is also a practicing advocate in the High court and the Supreme Court of India. As the Commissioner of Delhi Development Authority from 1992-1997, he demolished 14,310 illegal buildings in Delhi and reclaimed land worth Rs 10,000 crore, giving him the sobriquet of ‘Demolition Man’.  

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Egypt President in India to discuss bilateral tourism

Egypt aims to achieve the 2010 figure of 1,14,000 Indian tourist visits (per year) soon. H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi President of Egypt is visiting India from September 1 to 3 to meet Indian business leaders. Ismail Amer, the Egyptian Tourism Counsellor in Mumbai, said, “The visit by focusing on the deep friendship and cooperation and the great deal of common civilization components between the two countries and by highlighting the long history of fraternity of the two peoples will reflect positively in a growing intra tourist flow between the two great countries. Tourist traffic from India to Egypt has increase by 27.2 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014. We are quite sure that the tourist traffic to Egypt from India is going soon to fully recover to the figures recorded in 2010 which touch based then the figure of 1,14,000 tourists per year. The visit is another great factor to boost Egypt’s efforts in that regard.” The program of the visit will tackle different political and economic issues of mutual interest for the two countries and will witness the signatory of agreements and MoUs for new huge joint projects in various domains.

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