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September 14, 2016

Why prohibition makes no sense; The Hindu Business Line, 12th September 2016

The reason why prohibition as a political tool evokes curiosity is that it has historically proven to be unsuccessful. Whether it is the case of the 18th amendment of the US constitution or the silently thriving industry in the so-called […]
September 5, 2016

Delhi Lost Over INR 9 Cr Because Of Waterlogged Roads And Crawling Traffic In The Past Two Days; IndiaTimes, September 1 2016

Shreya Kalra | September 1, 2016 | Indiatimes Rain is a much romanticised idea in poems and films – a poet writes about his/her longing for thunderous showers and directors shoot scenes of lovers embracing under pouring water. Unfortunately the reality of […]
August 11, 2016

Shrinking remittances may push Kerala into recession: Thomas Isaac; Livemint, Aug 11 2016

Remittances from the Gulf countries, estimated to be over Rs1 trillion every year by state-level banks, constitute 35% of Kerala’s gross state domestic product Nidheesh M.K. | Aug 11 2016 Kochi: Many Indian workers in the Gulf are losing their […]
August 10, 2016

SBI merger plan won’t affect NPAs: Subbarao; The Times of India|Aug 10 2016

The Times of India|Aug 10 2016 Former RBI governor D Subbarao said the merger of associate banks with State Bank of India will not have any impact on non-performing assets (NPA) held by them. He said that the merger would […]
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”, […]