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T.M. Thomas Issac

'No Rationale In Compelling States To Borrow': Kerala Finance Minister On Centre's Options On GST Shortfall

Aug 29, 2020 Lola Nayar

Kerala Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac tells Outlook that options given by the Centre to the states over the GST compensation issue have no rationale.

No Conflict Of Interest In Hiring Adani-linked Firm For Airport Bid: Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac

Aug 24, 2020 Preetha Nair

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac says that the state government's position is very clear: since we have provided the land for the airport, we have the rightful claim over its operations and management.


Putting Plans In Place To Rehabilitate Expats: Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac

The finance minister says the reverse multiplier impact of remittance will have a major impact and he is expecting 10 per cent of shrinkage of the economy.

Kerala Rolls Out Elaborate Arrangements To Receive NRIs, Seeks Centre's Response

Apr 29, 2020 Preetha Nair

So far, 2.75 lakh Non-Resident Keralites have registered in the government website to return to Kerala.


There Will Be Constitutional Crisis If Centre Insists On NPR: Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac

He warned that if the Centre insists on NPR, the state government will even disrupt the Census operation as well


26 March, 2018

All Southern States Would Be The Biggest Losers Under The New Finance Commission That Distributes Tax Revenue

T.M. Thomas Issac

In an exclusive article, Kerala Finance minister tears into the 15th Finance Commission’s terms of reference, which he says are undemocratic, anti-federal and divisive


04 February, 2018

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac Lands In Trouble For Reimbursement For His Ayurvedic Treatment

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, Kerala assembly Speaker courted controversy for getting his costly spectacles refunded from the state exchequer.



31 May, 2017

Kerala Finance Minister Flies Kite Ahead Of Liquor Policy, Says Reopening Bars A Logical Thing To Do

Outlook Web Bureau

The previous Congress-led government had decided to make the state free of alcohol by 2023 in phased manner.



23 September, 2004

'The Planning Commission Is Not A Debating Society'

Prabhat Patnaik

'Left' economists working with Planning Commission wrote back to Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Sept 21 on the inclusion of representatives of multinational agencies/consultancy groups in "committees"' constituted by the Commission.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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