Rainwater harvesting facility inaugurated

KOCHI: Minister for Sports and Fisheries Dominic Presentation inaugurated a rainwater harvesting facility and an air-conditioned conference hall at Sacred Heart College here on Friday. Rainwater will be tapped for various purposes through the new facility set up on the campus. The Minister also inaugurated a seminar on 'Modern trends in mass spectrometry' on the occasion. - Staff Reporter

Panel to visit CSEZ

KOCHI: The Parliamentary committee attached to the Union Ministry of Commerce is in Kochi to assess the performance of the Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ). The 13-member committee, headed by the former Union Minister and BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, will visit the CSEZ at Kakkanad on Saturday. - Special Correspondent

Development seminar

KOCHI: The Kerala Institute of Labour and Employment will organise a seminar on development of Kerala and trade unions on Saturday. Babu Divakaran, Labour Minister, will inaugurate the conference at Hotel Avenue Centre at 10 a.m. - Staff Reporter

Death condoled

KOCHI: V.R. Krishna Iyer, former judge of the Supreme Court, condoled the death of Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews II. His passing away is a loss for humanity, said Mr. Iyer in a statement. - Staff Reporter

Customs day

KOCHI: The International Customs Day was celebrated under the aegis of the Cochin Customs House. D.D. Ingty, Customs Commissioner, inaugurated the programme. - Staff Reporter

CRI meet inaugurated

KOCHI: The national assembly of the Conference of Religious India (CRI) began here on Friday with a solemn Eucharistic celebration led by Jacob Thoomkuzhy, Archbishop of Thrissur and Chairman, Catholic Bishops' Conference of India-CRI Joint Commission. - Staff Reporter