Guptan Nair award presented

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Guptan Nair was a person who proved that a litterateur need not necessarily be a leftist, NCP leader K. Karunakaran has said. He was speaking at a ceremony organised by the S. Guptan Nair Foundation to present the first Guptan Nair memorial award to litterateur M. Leelavathi. Writer B. Hridayakumari presided over the ceremony. Staff Reporter

Tejaswini programme

Thiruvananthapuram: `Tejaswini', a campaign organised by the networks of HIV-positive women and the Kerala State AIDS Control Society to spread HIV awareness at the grassroots and reduce the stigma of the disease, begins at Karakulam panchayat on Wednesday. Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy will inaugurate the programme at the panchayat office junction at Karakulam at 4 p.m. Staff Reporter

`Resolve farm crisis'

Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Agriculture Mullakara Ratnakaran on Tuesday called for efforts to resolve the problems faced by farmers. He was inaugurating a three-day video production workshop organised by the Farm Information Bureau for media personnel, officials and researchers.