In an attempt to spread awareness on women’s rights, members of the Forum Against Atrocities on Women gathered support on Sunday by distributing pamphlets and collecting donations for Women’s Day celebrations on March 8. Sexual assaults, harassment, overworked anganwadi workers, honour crimes and dowry were among the issues raised. The public was informed about the series of seminars and rallies organised by various women’s rights organisations from March 6 to March 8 in the city. Writer Sara Aboobakkar, who was present, lent support to the cause.

— Staff Correspondent

BSNL revises tariff

BSNL has revised their tariff for the combo broadband plans, with effect from this month. Free calls are provided on the BSNL network, and call charges beyond the free call limit will be Rs. 1 per minute (to BSNL connections) and Rs. 1.2 per minute (to other network providers). For details, log on — Staff Correspondent

Free computer training

Vidyadayinee Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development, Surathkal, will hold free computer courses. For details, call 0824 4188592 or email viarsurahtkal@

— Staff Correspondent

Power shutdown

Due to works on the 11 kV feeder lines in Nittur and Puttur MUSS, there will not be power supply in certain areas of the district on Monday and Tuesday between 5.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., said a Mangalore Electricity Supply Company release. On Monday, there will be no power in Kodankoor and surrounding areas, while on Tuesday, Ambagilu, Perampalli, Mallampalli, Hanumanth Nagar, Doddanagudde, Kukkenje, LVT and surrounding areas.

— Staff Correspondent