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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 […]
October 17, 2018

Legislating KMTA Act need of the hour, say experts

*The news story published on The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s remark on prerequisites for legislating KMTA Act. KOCHI: With Cochin Smart Mission Ltd (CSML) gearing up to execute the integrated traffic management system (ITMS) and introduce […]
October 16, 2018

Roping in danger! Cops ignore DGP’s directive

*The news story published on The Hindu, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on the lack of scientific practices in regulating traffic. Last week, Jerin, a mechanical engineer from Kaloor, was taking a diversion at Banerji Road near Janatha […]
October 9, 2018

Tax, fuel price hike put a spoke in Kochi buses’ wheel

*The news story published on The Hindu, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on challenging scenario of private bus operators in Kochi. Over 800 private buses have disappeared from city roads in the past nine years Is the number […]
October 9, 2018

1,100 of 2,000 pvt buses go off city roads in 9yrs

*The news story published on Deccan Chronicle, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on sharp decline in the number of private buses operating in Kochi city circuit. *This news story can be also read at Deccan Chronicle’s website.
October 8, 2018

Election Dates Declared in Five States| അഞ്ചു സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങള്‍ ബൂത്തിലേക്ക്

In the wake of the declaration of elections dates in five states of India, the expert panel deliberates over Indian General Elections 2019. CPPR Chairman D. Dhanuraj along with other experts discuss the political scenario in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram and […]
September 28, 2018

India has great potential to play normative leader in Asia-Pacific region

*The news story published on The New Indian Express, Kochi in reference with ‘Great Power Transitions and Power Shifts in the Asia-Pacific’,  an interactive session held at CPPR.  India has always approached these issues from a moral angle, without depending […]
September 24, 2018

Plan to have buses with fewer seating capacity

*The news story published on The Times of India, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on Motor Vehicle department’s proposal to operate buses with fewer seats but more space for standee passengers.  Officials with the motor vehicles department (MVD) […]
September 18, 2018

Rebuilding Kerala: Govt turns to public, seeks ‘smart ideas’ for state planning

*The news story published on The News Minute, quoting CPPR Chairman, Dr. D. Dhanuraj’s comment on ‘smart ideas’ for ‘Rebuilding Kerala’.   In the first such initiative, the Kerala government is inviting “practical ideas and suggestions from all walks of life”. […]