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Kerala to hold special Assembly session on 23 December for resolution against farm laws
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Kerala to hold special Assembly session on 23 December for resolution against farm laws

The special session is being convened on the backdrop of thousands of farmers camping at various borders of Delhi for almost four weeks, demanding the repeal of the three agricultural legislations

India's COVID-19 count rises to 41,13,811 with 90,632 new cases; metro services to resume in Delhi, Bengaluru
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India's COVID-19 count rises to 41,13,811 with 90,632 new cases; metro services to resume in Delhi, Bengaluru

There are 8,62,320 active cases of COVID-19 in the country accounting for only 20.96 percent of the total caseload, the health ministry highlighted.

Seven states and Puducherry reject Centre's proposal of states borrowing to make up for GST shortfall
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Seven states and Puducherry reject Centre's proposal of states borrowing to make up for GST shortfall

The Centre last week gave states the options to borrow either from a special window facilitated by the RBI or from the market and also proposed extending the compensation cess levied on luxury, demerit and sin goods beyond 2022

Kerala's GDP records higher growth rate at 7.5% in 2018-19; agriculture, allied sector decline
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Kerala's GDP records higher growth rate at 7.5% in 2018-19; agriculture, allied sector decline

According to quick estimates for 2018-19, Kerala's per capita income is Rs 1.48 lakh as against the national average of Rs 93,655.

GST compensation: States say Centre staring at sovereign default; GST Council sees first-ever voting
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GST compensation: States say Centre staring at sovereign default; GST Council sees first-ever voting

In a development with far-reaching implications, non-BJP ruled states on Wednesday said the union government may be headed for a sovereign default as it has refused to assure them of paying on time the GST dues guaranteed to them through a Constitutional amendment

GST Council meet starts today: Delhi, Kerala demand no major decision on real estate and lottery, seek deferment
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GST Council meet starts today: Delhi, Kerala demand no major decision on real estate and lottery, seek deferment

The finance ministry, however, issued a media advisory stating that the 33rd GST Council meeting would be held on 20 February.

Sabarimala violence is second disaster in Kerala after floods, says state finance minister Thomas Isaac
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Sabarimala violence is second disaster in Kerala after floods, says state finance minister Thomas Isaac

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac described the violence over entry into the Sabarimala Temple as the “second disaster” following the devastating floods

Sabarimala temple row: CPM, BJP trade charges on violence in Kerala; UN calls for respecting rule of law
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Sabarimala temple row: CPM, BJP trade charges on violence in Kerala; UN calls for respecting rule of law

The violent protests which erupted across Kerala this week over the Sabarimala temple controversy sparked off a number of reactions on Twitter.

GST Council discusses revenue shortfall, sets up seven-member ministerial panel on 'calamity tax'
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GST Council discusses revenue shortfall, sets up seven-member ministerial panel on 'calamity tax'

The finance ministry has targeted monthly GST collections to be Rs 1 lakh crore for this fiscal, but the actual mop up has been less with the sole exception of April

Kerala, After The Flood: 70,000 people volunteer for clean-up drive in Kuttanad, aim to clear debris from 1 lakh buildings
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Kerala, After The Flood: 70,000 people volunteer for clean-up drive in Kuttanad, aim to clear debris from 1 lakh buildings

State Finance Minister Thomas Isaac and PWD Minister G Sudhakaran launched the drive in Kerala, where volunteers will clean around one lakh buildings in Kainakary, Nedumudi and other areas of Kuttanad in Alappuzha districts.

Kerala, After The Flood: Pinarayi Vijayan urges Malayalis to donate one month's salary to help rebuild state
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Kerala, After The Flood: Pinarayi Vijayan urges Malayalis to donate one month's salary to help rebuild state

As Kerala struggles to stand on her feet, water-logging of homes in various places, especially in Kuttanad region of the worst hit Alapuzha district continues to be a worrying factor.

Kerala finance minister announces special lottery to raise funds towards Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund
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Kerala finance minister announces special lottery to raise funds towards Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund

Thomas Issac told the media that each lottery ticket would cost Rs 250. The entire proceeds of the lottery will go to the CMDRF for Kerala.

Kerala floods: Narendra Modi govt cites policy in refusing aid from UAE, but 2015 scheme allows aid
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Kerala floods: Narendra Modi govt cites policy in refusing aid from UAE, but 2015 scheme allows aid

Faced with the destruction left by the worst monsoon floods in 94 years, 1.2 million in relief camps and now over 400 dead, Kerala has been appealing to the public and private donors to help reconstruction efforts.

Amit Malviya attacks Kerala govt over section aligned to 'Communist-Islamist nexus' celebrating non-existent UAE aid
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Amit Malviya attacks Kerala govt over section aligned to 'Communist-Islamist nexus' celebrating non-existent UAE aid

Amit Malviya, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national head of Information and Technology, on Friday attacked the Kerala government with regard to the UAE aid. He expressed his concerns over the CPI-M government — which he calls a section aligned to the "Communist-Islamist nexus"— celebrating a "non-existing" offer from UAE and ignoring Indian organisations

Kerala floods: Thomas Isaac implores Centre to accept aid offered by UAE, says national disaster policy permits it
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Kerala floods: Thomas Isaac implores Centre to accept aid offered by UAE, says national disaster policy permits it

The UAE has offered the maximum amount (Rs 700 crore) of aid to Kerala for flood relief. Qatar and Maldives have also offered substantial amounts.

Kerala floods: Extent of crisis leaves people in Kuttanad bewildered, district administration seeks navy's help
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Kerala floods: Extent of crisis leaves people in Kuttanad bewildered, district administration seeks navy's help

Many appeared bewildered in the region of Kuttanad in Kerala, when floods returned with an increased ferocity on Wednesday.

15th Finance Commission: Kerala won't accept decisions that undermine state's fiscal domain, says Thomas Isaac
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15th Finance Commission: Kerala won't accept decisions that undermine state's fiscal domain, says Thomas Isaac

We are not against the finance commission. All we are demanding is that it be allowed to perform its constitutional duty, says Thomas Isaac

GST at one: Govt pleasantly surprised by political class rallying behind tax regime; admits technology let it down initially
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GST at one: Govt pleasantly surprised by political class rallying behind tax regime; admits technology let it down initially

Adhia went on to say that natural gas and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) might come under the GST in near future.

North-South tussle over 15th Finance Commission, govt should seek measures to bridge gap, not widen it
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North-South tussle over 15th Finance Commission, govt should seek measures to bridge gap, not widen it

The north Indian states which are ruled by the BJP will be beneficiaries of changed population criteria in the new Finance Commission.

Now, Kerala finance minister caught in row: Thomas Isaac reimbursed Rs 1.20 lakh for treatment at ayurveda hospital
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Now, Kerala finance minister caught in row: Thomas Isaac reimbursed Rs 1.20 lakh for treatment at ayurveda hospital

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac was caught in a row over reimbursement of his Ayurvedic treatment bill, a day after the assembly Speaker courted controversy for getting his costly spectacles refunded from the state exchequer