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October 17, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR Office talk on ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’

  Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) hosts Muraleedharan Nair (China Expert & Formerly Indian Consul in China) for a talk on ‘Chasing the Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress’. Date & Time: October 17, 2017 | 5–7 pm Venue: CPPR […]
October 9, 2017

Metro earns highest revenue on Sundays, public holidays; The Times of India, October 8, 2017

Sudha Nambudiri | TNN | Oct 8, 2017 KOCHI: For Kochi Metro, Sundays and public holidays are the biggest revenue earning days. According to information on passenger ticket collection received through Right to Information Act (RTI), the highest single day collection earned […]
October 3, 2017

മഴക്കുഴി നഗരങ്ങൾ (Waterlogged Cities), Nerkazhcha; Media One, October 1, 2017

What is wrong with the stormwater drainage system in our cities? The cities in Kerala are struggling with the overlapping power of the agencies involved and their lack of expertise. What our cities require are powerful city councils and parastatal […]
September 26, 2017

Country towards recession; Money News, Mathrubhumi News, September 24, 2017

India is on the cusp of a major financial meltdown that could throw its aspirations of becoming a superpower out of gear. What went wrong with the Indian economy? Watch Dr Martin Patrick (Chief Economic Advisor, CPPR) speak to ‘Money […]
September 26, 2017

Wake up! Night shopping is coming soon in Kerala, The New Indian Express; September 20, 2017

By Krishnachand K | Express News Service | 20th September 2017  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state government all set to amend the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act based on the new Model Shops and Establishment Act, 2016, night life is […]
September 12, 2017

Corporation to focus on public transport; The Times of India, September 11, 2017

Greeshma Gopal Giri | The Times of India | September  11, 2017 KOCHI: The corporation and other road owners in the city are struggling to scientifically widen and relay roads as the number of private vehicles are on the rise. […]
August 23, 2017

With amended Act, shops could be open 24/7; The Times of India, August 21, 2017

August 21 2017 | The Times of India (Kochi) | Sudha Nambudiri The state government is all set to amend the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments (KSCE) Act based on the new Model Shops and Establishment Act, 2016 introduced by the central government. […]
August 11, 2017

Accident hotspots pose a challenge to NMT plans; The Hindu, August 11, 2017

Mishaps take place mostly at intersections of major roads in areas close to city Staff Reporter| Kochi| August 11, 2017 Even as Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) proposes to promote non-motorised transport (NMT) along the metro corridor in a big […]
July 31, 2017

Economist warns against complacency; The Hindu, July 27, 2017

‘Indian Economy down with no signs of recovery in near future’ The Hindu | July 27, 2017 KOCHI: Noted economist Ila Patnaik has said that despite India’s potential for growth, the current status of the economy points to a slump […]
July 31, 2017

CPPR proposes to develop public transport in IT hub; The New Indian Express, July 29, 2017

By Express News Service | 29th July 2017 KOCHI: Well, the lack of transport connectivity to Infopark at Kakkanad is ironical given the fact its rapidly growing workforce of 30,000 is a hugely privileged lot with cutting-edge technology and other […]
July 26, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 14th Quarterly Lecture “Economic Growth in India: Trends and Cycle” by Dr Ila Patnaik

    Dr Ila Patnaik will deliver the CPPR 14th Quarterly Lecture on “Economic Growth in India: Trends and Cycle”. Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm  Venue: Grand Hotel, MG Road, Kochi, Kerala   Watch this space for […]
July 17, 2017

Experts seek legislative framework to address cases of commercial disputes; Sunday Guardian Live, July 16, 2017

By AREEBA FALAK | New Delhi | 16 July, 2017 While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given impetus to making India’s commercial landscape attractive to foreign investors, people from various industries have highlighted the lack of infrastructure to address commercial disputes that […]
July 17, 2017

Time we reclaimed our walking spaces; The New Indian Express, July 16, 2017

D Dhanuraj With the exponential growth in the number of personal vehicles in Kerala in the last two decades, the pedestrian sidewalks started disappearing from our cities at an alarming rate. Most of the discussions on urban mobility have focussed […]
July 17, 2017

The Right to Walk

With the exponential growth in the number of personal vehicles in Kerala in the last two decades, the pedestrian sidewalks started disappearing from our cities at an alarming rate. Most of the discussions on urban mobility have focussed on motorised […]
June 25, 2017

Simultaneous elections are a long way off; June 24, 2017, Sunday Guardian Live

By AREEBA FALAK | NEW DELHI | 24 June, 2017 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently supporting the idea of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state Assemblies, discussions about the feasibility of the idea are expected to pick up […]
June 14, 2017

Researchers in Kochi call for revival of public healthcare system; The New Indian Express, June 11, 2017

  KOCHI: Considering the growing trend of dependence on specialist doctors, there is a need to redefine the role of primary health centres and block primary health centres to suit the current context and environment, say social researchers. A survey conducted […]
June 7, 2017

Friendly service, modern facilities draw people to private healthcare centres, The Hindu, June 7, 2017

Study conducted in 85 households at Panangad and Kaloor Kochi | Staff Reporter | The Hindu | June 7, 2017 Modern medical services offered in a friendly manner attracts people to private healthcare centres, says a study conducted in the city. […]
May 23, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of Book Launch: ‘My Driver Tulong and Other Tall Tales from a Post Pol Pot Contemporary Cambodia’

Book launch of ‘My Driver Tulong and Other Tall Tales from a Post Pol Pot Contemporary Cambodia’ written by M P Joseph IAS (R). Dr. Christy Fernandez IAS will preside over the function and Ambassador T P Sreenivasan IFS will release […]
May 10, 2017

Metro service trials begin today; The Hindu, May 10, 2017

STAFF REPORTER | The Hindu | May 10, 2017 KMRL to offer discounts to frequent commuters; smart cards to be launched this month The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is all set to begin service trials using seven trains on […]
May 10, 2017

Act fast on UMTA to finalise bus rapid corridors: experts; The Hindu, May 10, 2017

by John L. Paul | The Hindu | May 10, 2017 Act needs to be promulgated to ready mobility plan Stakeholders in Kochi’s transportation sector have demanded that the State government take steps for speedy promulgation of the Unified Metropolitan […]