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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 […]
January 7, 2017

‘Make in India will clash with Trump’s Make in America’; The Times of India, Jan 06, 2017

Times News Network | Jan 06 2017 | The Times of India (Kochi) Donald Trump is very opportunistic and he goes for what makes a good deal for him. While Barack Obama was a man of thought rather than action, […]
January 7, 2017

Demonitisation haunts Kerala’s employment sector; The New Indian Express, January 6, 2017

  By Pramod Thomas | Express News Service | January 6, 2017 KOCHI: Demonetisation has jolted the employment sector in Kerala massively. As per the latest unemployment data of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the rate stands at […]
January 5, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of the talk by Dr Deepa M Ollapally on the topic ‘What Does Donald Trump’s Victory Mean for India?’

CPPR–Centre for Strategic Studies will host Dr Deepa M Ollapally (Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director of Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University) to deliver a talk on ‘What Does Donald […]
December 21, 2016

Is Left govt in Kerala playing the Right tune to cater to state’s hyper nationalists?; The News Minute, December 19, 2016

Criticism pours in for the state government’s targeting of those who supposedly dishonour the national anthem. Chintha Mary Anil| Haritha John| The News Minute | Monday, December 19, 2016 Left sympathizers in Kerala are a surprised lot these days with […]
December 14, 2016

Watch Live Streaming of the Seminar on “Myths and Realities of Demonetization”

CPPR–Centre for Comparative Studies in association with Centre for Economy Development and Law of Government Law College, Thrissur, organises a seminar on “Myths and Realities of Demonetization” Venue : Bharat Tourist Home, Ernakulam Date   : 14th December, 2016? Time  😕 […]
December 10, 2016

Concern over decline in number of inter-district buses; The Hindu, December 9, 2016

John L Paul | December 9,2016 | The Hindu Study calls for focus on providing commuters with a choice between KSRTC and private buses, with stress on comfort, speed and safety KOCHI: The shortfall in inter-district buses following new permit […]
November 11, 2016

Has the Edappally Flyover Managed to Ease Traffic in Kochi?; Kochi Post, November 10, 2016

By Vidya Nair| November 10, 2016 | Kochi Post The Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) Project would perhaps be the most ambitious project implemented in Kerala during the previous UDF government’s rule. Among the various projects coming under it, the Edappally flyover […]
November 10, 2016

“A vote for Discontent”: Prof. KC Abraham; Mangalam, 10 November, 2016

“A vote for Discontent”: Prof. KC Abraham, Academic Director, CPPR; writes in Mangalam (Malayalam Newspaper) on the factors that resulted in the victory of Trump.