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The dying Gandhi: Kerala budget 2020 cover is special once again

February 07, 2020 2:31 pm

The cover of the 2020 budget documents, presented by finance minister TM Thomas Isaac in the state Assembly Friday, is an oil painting by artist Tom Vattakuzhy capturing the moment after Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 1948.

Kerala Budget 2020 highlights: Thomas Isaac’s budget rooted in welfare measures

February 08, 2020 12:11 pm

Kerala Budget 2020 Highlights: Finance Minister Thomas Isaac presented the state budget in the Legislative Assembly for the year 2020-21.

Kerala govt to procure produce directly from north Indian farmers

February 08, 2019 4:20 am

Finance Minister Thomas Isaac told the Assembly that the government would introduce a scheme that would support north Indian farmers, who have been hit by a crash of farm produce.

Kerala budget 2019: State govt announces 'expansive' budget with focus on rebuilding post deluge

January 31, 2019 3:51 pm

The cost of the budget is pegged at Rs 1.42 lakh crore this year, with an aim to reduce the fiscal deficit by 1 per cent and revenue deficit by 3.3 per cent.

Kerala budget 2019 Highlights: GST revenue to be raised by 30 per cent

January 31, 2019 12:52 pm

Kerala budget 2019 Highlights: One of the major highlights of the budget will be a comprehensive universal primary health care programme aimed at covering 50 per cent of the population.

Kerala budget today, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac says floods, GST have hit fiscal health

January 31, 2019 11:40 am

"I will take the risk of assuming that we will be able to overcome the disadvantages of bad GST implementation, move towards fiscal consolidation through a greater collection of GST and also have a larger plan for investment," Issac said.

Kerala's fastest, part-AC inland ferry to set sail on Ernakulam-Vaikkom route

November 03, 2018 3:15 am

The ferry will be a much-needed fillip for office commuters from Vaikkom in Kottayam district who work in Kochi.

Kerala minister Thomas Isaac slams Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme, calls it a 'big hoax'

September 21, 2018 12:48 pm

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac raised questions on the “feasibility” of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the Centre's ambitious health insurance programme, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day this year.

Cess or ordinance, we need help from Centre: Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac

August 28, 2018 7:02 am

Isaac claimed that allowing Kerala to levy cess on SGST is the “minimum” the Centre can do and “there is no logic denying the state permission for it as it’s an intra-state tax.”

No alliance with political parties but will adopt tactics not to split votes: Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac

May 27, 2018 9:11 am

'Though the BJP thinks they have captured the entire country, Karnataka shows us that the moment you have Opposition understanding or unity, they (the BJP) are a small minority,' says Thomas Isaac