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February 27, 2019

India-Japan Conference: Conference dwells on Indo-Japanese unity

KOCHI: A two-day international conference on India and Japan began in Kochi on Tuesday with experts talking of converging national interests of two countries. The conference was curated around the theme ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’. Analysing the […]
February 27, 2019

India-Japan Conference – ‘Indo-Japan ties needed to tackle China’s Rise’

*The news story published on Deccan Chronicle, Kochi about the 2-day India-Japan International Conference round the theme ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’. 
February 27, 2019

India-Japan Conference – India-Japan Co-operation to balance China’s Dominance Assertiveness

*The news story published on Malayala Manorama, Kochi about the 2-day India-Japan International Conference round the theme ‘India and Japan: Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Cooperation’. The conference was hosted by the CPPR – Centre for Strategic Studies, Kochi in collaboration […]
February 20, 2019

Public Transport Day observed in Kochi

Employees of Infopark have demanded better public transport facilities connecting the IT hub to other parts of Ernakulam at the 11th edition of Kochi Public Transport Day organized by CPPR. The story was published on The Times of India. 
February 20, 2019

Public Transport Day observed in Kochi

Employees of Infopark have demanded better public transport facilities connecting the IT hub to other parts of Ernakulam at the 11th edition of Kochi Public Transport Day organized by CPPR. The story was published on The Hindu. 
February 11, 2019

Roadblock hits Kerala Metro expansion

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, where CPPR’s Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj points out the concerns regarding the KMTA bill. Lack of clarity in the role of the authority is the biggest roadblock, experts point out. “Though […]
February 3, 2019

Union, State Budgets 2019: Hopes & Prospects | Money News | Mathrubhumi News

In the wake of the declaration of elections results in five states of India, the expert panel deliberates over Assembly Elections 2018. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts analyse the election results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram […]
February 2, 2019

Kerala Budget 2019: Amaravati model township proposal whimsical: experts

*The news story published on The Hindu, where CPPR’s Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s gives his viewpoint on the need for policy decisions entailing to areas like land acquisition and land ownership. Projects like Amaravati should not have been announced in […]
February 2, 2019

Budget expectations 2019: Skill development may be the big focus in the Union Budget

*Since they have started to assess the results of the education and skill-based programmes they introduced in the last quarter, they will feel the need to up their game, says D Dhanuraj (Photo Courtesy – The New Indian Express) The […]
February 2, 2019

Kerala Budget 2019: Hopes soar ahead of Kerala state budget

*Expectations from Kerala Budget 2019. Instead of big ticket announcements, government should concentrate on ensuring quality of existing infrastructure. Dr D Dhanuraj shares his thoughts with The New Indian Express.  Kerala’s commercial capital has always reared to grow beyond its boundaries, […]
February 1, 2019

Kerala Budget 2019 : Welfare in the times of fiscal crisis

(Image courtesy The New Indian Express) It was a closely watched speech that Dr Thomas Isaac made today as he was presenting the fourth budget of the present LDF government of Kerala. Much so for the reason that it was […]
January 30, 2019

Budget expectations 2019: Skill development may be the big focus in the Union Budget

*”Since they have started to assess the results of the education and skill-based programmes they introduced in the last quarter, they will feel the need to up their game,” says D Dhanuraj (Photo Courtesy – Business Standard) The most important […]
January 27, 2019

ഇടിയുന്ന എന്‍ഡിഎയുടെ സാധ്യതാഗ്രാഫ്; ദേശീയ രാഷ്ട്രീയത്തിലെ കാറ്റ് എങ്ങോട്ട്? | Dr Dhanuraj on Counterpoint | Manorama News

ഇടിയുന്ന എന്‍ഡിഎയുടെ സാധ്യതാഗ്രാഫ്; ദേശീയ രാഷ്ട്രീയത്തിലെ കാറ്റ് എങ്ങോട്ട്? | Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity failing? Will NDA come back to power in New Delhi after the 2019 General Elections? Dr Dhanuraj on Counterpoint (Malayalam)| Manorama News| Election Analysis  
January 15, 2019

Public Transport Day observed in Kochi

(Photo Courtesy: The New Indian Express) KOCHI: Public Transport Day (KPTD), an initiative by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) to promote the usage of the public transport system, was observed at St Teresa’s College on Monday. KPTD is observed monthly […]
January 12, 2019

Kochi Public Transport Day on Monday

*The January edition of the Kochi Public Transport Day (KPTD) will be held at St Teresa’s College on Monday. (Photo Courtesy – The New Indian Express) KOCHI: The January edition of the Kochi Public Transport Day (KPTD) will be held […]
December 12, 2018

Election Results Declared in Five States| അഞ്ചു സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങളിലെ തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ് ഫലം പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു

In the wake of the declaration of elections results in five states of India, the expert panel deliberates over Assembly Elections 2018. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts analyse the election results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram […]
November 30, 2018

‘Move may hit last-mile connectivity’

*The news story published on The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on Motor Vehicles Department’s decision to stop issuing new permits for diesel and petrol autorickshaws and promote CNG-powered vehicles. KOCHI: The decision to stop […]
November 14, 2018

PepsiCo tests ancient India river route as Narendra Modi pushes waterways

*The news story published on livemint, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on the context of inland water navigation in India. The World Bank-assisted Ganga waterways project— costing ₹5,370 crore — will enable the commercial navigation of vessels and […]
November 7, 2018

When will Kochi act?

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s suggestions to stop frequent bus accidents in Kochi. KOCHI: Going by the two mishaps that occurred on Tuesday, it is clear that such tales of […]
October 29, 2018

That ain’t a fair deal, folks!

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, Kochi quoting CPPR Senior Research Associate, Deepthi Mary Mathew’s comment on how lack of economic Fredoom for local self-government bodies can be counterproductive. Ease of doing business is not just about single-window […]