Sangeetha Parishath will conduct a Carnatic vocal music competition in junior and senior categories at Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan on October 23 and October 30, respectively. The first three toppers in the two categories will be given prizes at the four-day sangeethotsava here from November 24. For details, call on 9448724559.

— Special Correspondent

Fruit rot disease

The Department of Horticulture here has asked the areca growers to submit details of crop loss because of ‘kole roga' (fruit rot disease) in 2011. Applications can be received from its offices at hobli and taluk levels, and should be submitted before October 25. — Special Correspondent