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May 17, 2018
ToR of 15th Finance Commission: Ministers of five states meet President Ram Nath Kovind, urge amendment to termsThe Finance Ministers of Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and the Chief Minister of Puducherry met President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi
Apr 11, 2018
Four southern govts say terms of reference of 15th Finance Commission unfair: Meet brings back North versus South debateThree non-BJP ruled southern states and Union Territory Puducherry came out against the Terms of Reference stipulated by the Centre in the 15th Finance Commission for devolution of funds to states.
Dec 29, 2017
Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala government happy with central team's assessment of damagesKerala government expressed happiness over the central team's view on the state's demand for central assistance on damages suffered due to Cyclone Ockhi.
Mar 13, 2017
Is Kerala govt's plan to finance highway projects with non-resident Keralites' money feasible?The Kerala government is hoping to find takers amongst Malayalees in the Gulf countries to fund ambitious highway projects in the state. But will it work?
Nov 03, 2016
GST Council meet starts today: Trust deficit between Centre, states widen; is April deadline a tall order?Some states feel the Centre is dictating terms, an indication that the widening trust deficit may make meeting the deadline a tall task
Oct 19, 2016
Battle ground GST Council: Proposed additional cess may queer the pitch at meeting todayThe proposed additional cess is likely to add to the tax burden of certain goods; it will prove to be the political hot potato today at the meeting
Aug 31, 2016
GST: 14 states ratify; cos want 18% rate but states seek assurance on passing on benefitThe state governments have sought an assurance from the corporates that they will indeed pass on the benefits of lower rate to the consumer
Jul 27, 2016
GST Bill: Congress cornered as states, Centre reach broad consensus on way forwardThere are indications that the government may now bring the GST bill in Rajya Sabha next week instead of earlier plans of doing it this week
Jul 10, 2016
‘Fat tax’ levied by Kerala govt shows that all’s not well in God’s own countryThe 14.5% ‘fat tax’ announced by Kerala on 8 July on fast food like pizzas and burgers is an indicator that when it comes to health, all’s not well in the state.
Jun 28, 2016
Kerala does a U-turn, backs out of GST commitment: MitraIn the 14 June meeting of the empowered committee of the state finance ministers, all states except Tamil Nadu had agreed to support the GST Bill.