KN Balagopal

Economic impact of demonetisation was not examined by SC: Kerala FinMin KN Balagopal

The SC verdict was an academic exercise.

published on : 3rd January 2023

Kerala fiscal crisis: FM's statement & sifting the grain from the chaff 

Kerala has been experiencing a perpetual and acute fiscal crisis and the crisis is multi-dimensional. 

published on : 18th December 2022

'Not right to comment on letter written to CM': Kerala FM on Governor's demand to sack him

"A minister who deliberately violates the oath and undermines the unity and integrity of India cannot continue to enjoy my pleasure," the Governor said in his letter on Tuesday.

published on : 26th October 2022

Kerala opposition extends support to CM amid Governor's move seeking resignation of FM

State Congress vice president VT Balram alleged that the Governor has been trying to utilise powers that he doesn't enjoy. 

published on : 26th October 2022

'FM Balagopal has ceased to enjoy my pleasure', says Kerala Governor; CM denies charge

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan in his letter said that the statements of Balagopal criticising him were nothing short of a violation of the oath that he had administered to the minister.

published on : 26th October 2022

Higher education sector in Kerala to undergo extensive modernisation: KN Balagopal

Four science parks featuring cutting-edge technology and science research facilities will come up in the state at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore.

published on : 20th September 2022

Despite cash crunch worry, Kerala to host global peace meet

The global peace meet announced in the state budget for 2022-23 will soon be a reality.

published on : 27th August 2022

Day after Pinarayi’s GST relief, FinMin Balagopal says conditions apply

There was no immediate plan to legislate on GST and legally exempt traders from paying SGST, the state’s share of GST, he said.

published on : 28th July 2022

Exclude borrowings of state entities in debt of state government: Kerala FM to Union FM 

Raising concerns over Centre regarding fixing of states net borrowing ceiling, Balagopal has contended that liabilities of state instrumentalities do not come within the definition of state debt.

published on : 26th July 2022

Will give necessary support for development of talent pool: KN Balagopal

The government will provide all necessary support for the development of talent pool in the state, Finance Minister K N Balagopal has said.

published on : 23rd July 2022

KIIFB borrowings not Kerala’s direct liabilities: KN Balagopal

The explanation was in a statement tabled in the assembly.

published on : 21st July 2022

Thiruvonam bumper lottery released

There will be one second prize of Rs 5 crore and 10 third prizes of Rs 1 crore each.

published on : 17th July 2022

FinMin Balagopal vows to back pension firm, Opposition doubts it

Satheesan said the Opposition had warned the government about OBBs much earlier.

published on : 8th July 2022

Opposition-ruled states demand extension of GST compensation period by five years

As the GST Council commenced here on Tuesday, the states have also cited a recent Supreme Court ruling that decisions made by the Council are not binding and states need not stick to them.

published on : 28th June 2022

N Krishna Pillai a great playwright: KN Balagopal

Foundation Chairman Panniyan Raveendran presided over the function. Dr Vineeth V S delivered a lecture on the play ‘Chenkolum Maravuriyum’ written by N Krishna Pillai.

published on : 31st May 2022

No more fuel tax cut in Kerala, it is Centre’s duty: Finance Minister Balagopal

Reiterates that state reduced tax in excess of proportionate drop

published on : 23rd May 2022

FinMin Balagopal claims credit for drop in fuel tax amount

But, the minister’s claim is misleading since the drop in sales tax revenue was a reflection of the cut made by the Centre.

published on : 22nd May 2022

GST Council ruling will have influence on tax structure, Centre-state relations: FM Balagopal

The verdict upholds cooperative federalism and is welcome.

published on : 20th May 2022

No need for cut, Kerala has not increased fuel tax in last six years: FinMin Balagopal

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments misleading, Finance Minister K N Balagopal rejected his “request” to reduce tax on fuel.

published on : 28th April 2022

Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal likely to be elevated in CPM cadre

According to sources, general secretary Sitaram Yechury has asked Balagopal whether he's willing to move to Delhi to work at the party centre.

published on : 10th April 2022
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