Electrification to be ready by mid-AugustKOCHI: General Manager of Southern Railway Thomas Varghese said here on Friday that the electrification of rail lines in the Thiruvananthapu ram-Ernakulam sector would be ready by the middle of August. He also inaugurated the passenger touch screen kiosk at the Ernakulam Town railway station on Friday. He also commissioned the plasma-based arrival/departure screen. Staff Reporter

CBSE schools management pleaKOCHI: The Kerala CBSE Schools Management Association said that there was shortage of NCERT textbooks in CBSE schools. This has badly affected the studies of students. There were allegation that the shortage of books was to help private printers, T.P.M. Ibrahim Khan, president of the association, said. Staff Reporter

Applications invitedKOCHI: The Kochi kendra of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has invited applications for admission to Government recognised one-year post-graduate evening courses in journalism, public relations, marketing and sales management and industrial relations and personnel management. For details, Ph: 2351242. Staff Reporter