Production of teleprinters
The production of teleprinters by the Government-owned Hindustan Teleprinters Ltd., in Madras, is proposed to be stepped up by 2,000 machines by the end of the Third Plan. Thus, against the original target of 3,851 machines, the factory will be expected to produce 5,851 machines by May 1965.
The upward revision of the production target has been proposed to meet the heavy demand for teleprinters in the country. According to an official assessment, the total demand by 1964 will be 3,992 machines and the production at the Madras factory, as per the original target, will be 2,177. With the increased production now envisaged, the entire demands will be met, it is stated.
A move is afoot for the formation of an influential committee, including representatives from various parts of India, for raising resources to undertake the renovation of Sri Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam.
Mr. M. Bhaktavatsalam, Minister in charge of Hindu Religious Endowments, who visited Srirangam and Tiruvanaikaval, on April 30, told newsmen in Madras on his return that the present resources did not leave an adequate surplus to renew the mural paintings in the temple and also undertake extensive repair works.
The Minister felt that the financial resources of the temple could be augmented appreciably, if a sufficient number of devotees were requested to come forward to celebrate their birthdays in the temple and contribute Rs.350 which represented the average daily expenses incurred by the shrine.
Churchill quits politics
Sir Winston Churchill announced on May 2 that he is retiring from active political life after more than 60 years in Parliament.
In a letter to the Conservative Party Association, the British leader, who will be 89 in November, said he would not stand for re-election.
Sir Winston in July last broke his hip in a fall while on a holiday in the south of France.
He said the accident has “greatly decreased my mobility.”