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April 29, 2017

Not a rank the state wants: Kerala high on unemployment, we need more entrepreneurs govt says; The News Minute, April 29, 2017

Kerala has the third highest unemployment rate in India. TNM Staff | Saturday, April 29, 2017 Kerala has in many ways been a model state for the rest of India. The southern state has consistently topped literacy levels, and human development […]
April 28, 2017

Kerala launches Rs900 crore education loan repayment scheme; Live mint, April 28, 2017

Kerala launches Rs900 crore loan repayment scheme to help students from families with annual income below Rs 6 lakh by Nidheesh M.K. | Live mint | April 28,2017 Bengaluru: Kerala has launched a Rs900 crore scheme to help students from families […]
April 18, 2017

Will Electricity Tariff Hike Encourage Citizens to Consume Less?; Kochi Post, April 18, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | Kochi Post | April 18, 2017 Effective today, the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission announced a price hike of 10- 30 paise per unit for those consuming less than 250 units per month and 40- 50 paise […]
April 13, 2017

Pensioners, Daily Wage Labourers Suffer as ATMs Run Dry of Cash; Kochi Post, April 12, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | April, 12, 2017 | Kochi Post This Vishu, don’t be surprised if your grandparents ask you to share your Paytm or Rupay account details for kaineetam as ATMs run dry. But, it isn’t just the festivities […]
April 8, 2017

`EU-like South Asian Commons ideal’; The Times of India; April 8, 2017

Kochi | April 8, 2017 India should look at a South Asian Commons, on the lines of the European Union, which would include China and South East Asia to boost regional cooperation and resolve the tensions in the region, said […]
April 7, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture “Asia Policy for India” by Ambassador (retired) Nirupama Rao

    Ambassador (retired) Nirupama Rao will deliver the CPPR 13th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Asia Policy for India’. Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm  Venue: Hotel Avenue Regent, M.G Road, Kochi, Kerala Watch this space for […]
April 5, 2017

Chaos Sets in Kerala as Liquor Shops Near Highways Shut Down; Kochi Post, April 4, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | April, 4, 2017 | Kochi Post Two years ago in 2015, when the Kerala State Government decided to shut down close to 730 bars, there was an uproar from bar owners and workers saying their livelihood […]
April 1, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of Book Discussion: The Lawc

    CPPR is organising a discussion of the French classic, ‘The Law’, the most popular work of French economist, statesman and author, Frederic Bastiat. Watch this space for the live streaming of the event on April 1, 2017; 6.00 […]
March 31, 2017

Un-Fare Price Hikes by Private Bus Operators Dampen Malayalees’ Festivities; Kochi Post, March, 29, 2017

by Sumitra Nair | March, 29, 2017 | Kochi Post In about two weeks, it will be time for Vishu, a festival most Malayalees yearn to spend with their families. And while planning for the journey begins, Malayalees living in […]
March 23, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the Workshop on “Connecting Dots for Public Transportation” at Infopark, Kochi

World Trade Centre, Kochi, and Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), are conducting a workshop on ‘Connecting Dots for Public Transportation’ at Infopark, Kochi, on March 23, 2017, from 2.30 pm at WTC Kochi, Infopark. The workshop will discuss the requirements for effective […]
March 16, 2017

Why Metro projects are on slow track: A look at 5 cities; INFRACIRCLE, March 14, 2017

Bhanvi Arora | March 14, 2017 | INFRACIRCLE The urban development ministry is working on easier financing and faster implementation of Metro projects. The move comes after finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Budget speech that a new Metro policy will […]
March 10, 2017

‘Limit car use, rely on public transport’ ; The Hindu, March 10, 2017

Staff Reporter | The Hindu | KOCHI MARCH 10, 2017 Stress laid on improving public spaces Over 300 cars parked on MG Road and pavements at any given time choke traffic, while at least three pay-and-park centres on the corridor operate […]
March 9, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the talk on ‘Advantages of Popularising Public Transport in Developing Economies’

Centre for Urban Studies, a wing of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), organises a talk on ‘Advantages of Popularising Public Transport in Developing Economies’ by Marion Hoyez (Cooperation Project Manager–Kochi, CODATU) at the CPPR office at 5 pm on […]
March 6, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the Analysis of Kerala Budget 2017-18

Centre for Public Policy Research in partnership with Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Kochi analyse the various aspects of Kerala Budget 2017-18 at 4.30 pm on March 6, 2017 at XIME campus Kochi.   Watch this space for […]
February 28, 2017

Pedestrians must be given the shortest possible direct route, says study; The Times of India, February 26, 2017

Sudha Nambudiri | TNN | Feb 26, 2017, 06.26 AM IST KOCHI: The city should have sky-walks in heavy traffic points, where there are Metro stations in the Cochin business district (CBD), suggests an NATPAC study on Pedestrian Friendly Urban […]
February 7, 2017

Watch the live streaming of the Analysis of Union Budget 2017-18

Team CPPR analyses how Union Budget 2017-18 would affect the country’s infrastructure, political economy, agriculture, public finance and defence. Come join us on February 7, 2017; 5:00 pm at CPPR office in Kochi, to be part of the discussion.   […]
January 28, 2017

Target-oriented commission system behind road accidents; The Hindu | January 28, 2017

M P Praveen | The Hindu | January 28, 2017 KOCHI: The greed of a section of new generation bus owners and their willingness to go to any extent to bail out errant workers have been cited as the reason why […]
January 27, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of the Talk on ‘The Role of Courts and Governments in Promoting Mediation’

CPPR organises a talk on ‘The Role of Courts and Governments in Promoting Mediation’ by Paul Randolph (Barrister/Mediator at the Field Court Chambers, United Kingdom) and Spenser Hilliard (Mediator at the Field Court Chambers, United Kingdom) on January 27, 2017 at the CPPR Office in […]
January 20, 2017

Accession of Trump to Presidency & Indian prospects; Mangalam, January 20, 2017

Vinny Davis’s (Managing Assoicate, CPPR-Centre for Strategic Studies) observations on Trump’s Presidency and Indian Foreign Policy Prospects published on January 20, 2017 in the Mangalam daily.
January 19, 2017

Pedestrians are least priority, vehicles rule the roost: A walk through Kochi’s MG Road; The NEWS Minute | January 18, 2017

Cracked slabs, gaping holes, speeding vehicles make footpaths a nightmare to tread. Haritha John| Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | The NEWS Minute   The MG Road in Kochi has always been one of the busiest stretches in town. Tarred over […]