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August 8, 2016

IIMB suggests Rs.15 as metro minimum fare; The Hindu | August 8th 2016

Staff Reporter| The Hindu | August 8th 2016 Fare-fixation committee to vet the suggestion The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), the consultant appointed to prepare a fare structure for Kochi metro, has suggested Rs.15 as the minimum fare for […]
August 8, 2016

Most Malayali voters unmoved by election campaigns, says study; The New Indian Express, August 8th 2016

By Babu K Peter | Published: 08th August 2016 KOCHI: IN stark contrast to the common perception among political parties and Fronts that elaborate election campaigns could win over Malayalis, a recent study showed that voters in Kerala are not […]
July 30, 2016

The dark matter in Antrix-Devas deal; The Hindu Business Line, 28th July,2016

The arbitration setback for India does not come as a surprise, given the shenanigans. But reputational concerns arise Harisankar K Sathyapalan|The Hindu Business Line | 28th July,2016 India is again at the centre of an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). After […]
July 14, 2016

Kerala Budget: More Political Than Economic?

By Deepthi Mary Mathew and D Dhanuraj* Even before presenting the first budget of the LDF government, Finance Minister Thomas Issac took an anticipatory bail by publishing a White Paper on the State’s finances. It portrayed the dismal condition of the […]
July 14, 2016

Online space glitters, lures youth with jewellery gifts at competitive rates; The New Indian Express, 9th July 2016

By Pramod Thomas | Published: 09th July 2016 | The New Indian Express KOCHI: Kochi native Roopa George, who has been purchasing things online for years, bought jewellery online last month for the first time. She bought Jadav jewellery from […]
July 13, 2016

‘Populist, also emulates Modi’s budget’: An analysis of the Kerala Budget; The NEWS Minute, July 8th 2016

An analysis of the Kerala Budget-2016 TNM Staff| Friday, July 8, 2016 Here is an analysis of the Kerala Budget-2016 presented by Dr. Thomas Isaac on Friday in the state Legislative Assembly. Speaking to The News Minute, Dr D Dhanuraj –Chairman of […]
July 8, 2016

Kerala imposes fat tax on burgers, pizzas in budget; LiveMint, 8th July, 2016

The Kerala budget presented by finance minister Thomas Isaac focuses on strengthening social welfare schemes, public health and education Fri, Jul 08 2016 04 02 PM IST | LiveMint | Nidheesh M.K. Bengaluru: Kerala’s newly elected Left Democratic Front government’s maiden […]
July 1, 2016

Call to divest from loss-making PSUs; The Hindu Business Line, June 30th 2016

Think tank urges State to take cue from Centre KOCHI, JUNE 30 | V Sajeev Kumar Given the underperformance of several PSUs, the Kerala government should take a cue from the disinvestment process initiated at the Centre and initiate it at […]
June 27, 2016

Khadi brokers dupe artisans; Deccan Chronicle, 24 June,2016

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SMITHA N Published Jun 24, 2016 KOCHI: Despite the government spending an enormous amount of money and offering interest subsidies to the Khadi sector to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore every year, the production, sales and employment […]
June 23, 2016

Kerala panchayats performing better but not generating adequate funds: Study; The Times of India, Jun 15,2016

Sudha Nambudiri| TNN | Jun 15, 2016, 09.50 PM IST Kochi: Gram panchayats are performing better when compared to their performance three decades earlier but they are still not meeting expected standards in generating own funds with which they can […]
June 21, 2016

Khadi Sector – Longing for Reforms

By Dr Lekhsmi Nair & Dr D Dhanuraj* A recent report in the Times of India shows that the Khadi fabric and garments sales witnessed a 29 percent growth and crossed Rs 1,500 crore mark for the first time. Though […]
June 20, 2016

Climate Change: Should You Bother?; The Indian Economist, June 15, 2016

Climate change, how real is it? Two decades have passed since the issue of climate change and its global impact has made media headlines, led to several rounds of diplomatic negotiations and inspired countless disaster movies. While, global public opinion […]
June 20, 2016

The Temporary Permanence of Alcohol Prohibition?; The Indian Economist, June 16, 2016

Prohibition as a public policy is being experimented once again across states in India. Alcohol prohibition (leading to complete ban) is becoming a popular political instruments to woo voters. This is hence the best period to further examine the policy […]
June 10, 2016

LSGs lag in revenue generation: study; The Hindu, 10th June, 2016

  ‘More freedom needed for local bodies to implement development projects’ KOCHI, June 10, 2016 | K.A. MARTIN Local self-government institutions in the State do not generate enough money on their own to implement plans and projects as agents of change […]
June 4, 2016

A farce called Bus Day; The Hindu, 4th June 2016

The Hindu|June 4, 2016 05:35 IST |M.P. PRAVEEN The city will celebrate yet another Bus Day on June 6, but the question remains whether the concept, which was launched with much fanfare in 2010, has met its stated objectives As […]
June 2, 2016

What should be Kerala Finance Minister Isaac’s top priorities? Experts speak out; The News Minute, 1st June 2016

E-governance, tax administration, encouragement for the startup ecosystem were some of the top priorities they identified. TNM Staff| Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 11:10 The new LDF government in Kerala rode into power on the promise of “setting things right”, […]
May 30, 2016

Akhilesh Yadav or Arvind Kejriwal can be prime ministerial face of opposition in 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Says CPPR chairman Dr. D. Dhanuraj; Global Recorder, 29th May 2016

Global Recorder |Sunday, 29 May 2016 1.   It is difficult to reach a consensus to project Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as prime ministerial candidate of the opposition. It depends on the stability and delivery of good governance in the next few years […]
May 27, 2016

Five tasks that await the new LDF government in Kerala; livemint, 23rd May 2016

The new LDF govt in Kerala will have to battle corruption and deal with an empty treasury among other tasks LiveMint | Last Modified: Mon, May 23 2016. 04 38 PM IST | By Nidheesh M.K.  Bengaluru: A new government will […]
May 25, 2016

National Green Tribunal order to stall transport sector in Kerala; Deccan Chronicle, 25th May 2016

                        National Green Tribunal order to stall transport sector in Kerala KOCHI: The order of the National Green Tribunal’s special circuit bench in Kochi  banning  diesel vehicles older than […]
May 24, 2016

More than one lakh voters opt for NOTA in Kerala Polls; The New Indian Express, 23rd May 2016

More than one lakh voters opt for NOTA in Kerala Polls   By Anilkumar T | Express News Service Published: 23rd May 2016 01:59 AM KOCHI: while the joy of victory and pain of defeat are perhaps yet to sink […]