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The Curious Case of the Missing Feeder Systems

With the rapidly changing service industries inculcating innovation and flexibility, a crucial segment that has been sidelined, almost rendered invisible by policy makers has been the feeder services sector. Read more on ‘The Curious...

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Will Kerala’s Draft Labour Policy be beneficial for the State or will it turn out to be counterproductive; കരട് തൊഴില്‍ നയത്തില്‍ തൊഴിലാളികള്‍ക്ക് അമിത പ്രാധാന്യം; ഇത് കേരളത്തിനു ഗുണകരമോ?

The state government has cleared the draft Labour Policy of 2017 which aims to build a healthy employer-employee relation ensuring the prosperity of the labourers, business community and the overall development of the state....

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China’s African Foothold – Djibouti & Beyond

By J Paul Zachariah* In February 2018, the small African country of Djibouti terminated a deal with Dubai Ports World, one of the world’s largest port and container terminal operators,that was struck in 2006...

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Gender-sensitive Public Transport: Time to Walk the Talk

By Sara John* Public transport forms the backbone of an efficient urban mobility system of a city, spearheading its development and modernisation. The creation of economic opportunities and improved access to markets and services...

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India’s Improving Energy Transition

  India has the largest government mandated renewable energy programme, with a target of 175 GW renewable energy capacities by 2022. But how does the country fare in terms of transitioning from traditional methods...

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Taxing Private Buses will do no Good for the Cause of Public Transport in Kerala – പൊതുഗതാഗതം; ഇനിയും ഇടപെട്ടില്ലെങ്കില്‍ സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ കാത്തിരിക്കുന്നത് വന്‍ ദുരന്തം

  Public transport is an inevitable part of a city’s development and private sector plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency of public transport. But governmental regulations have taken a toll on the...

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Hard Road Ahead – Reforming Telecom

By Chithira Rajeevan The Indian telecom sector has witnessed immense growth since market liberalisation in the late 1990s. It is the second largest in the world by number of telephone and internet subscribers. However, the...