Solidarity with Medha PatkarKOCHI: Artist Joshe will do a painting on the Fort Kochi beach on Friday to express solidarity with environmental activist Medha Patkar and others, who are on a hunger stir to protest against raising the height of the Narmada reservoir. Staff Reporter

Iskcon festivalKOCHI: A three-day festival organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) in connection with the inauguration of Sri Sri Radha Gopalji Temple and bhajanalayam at Maikad, Angamaly, will begin on April 13. This will be a preaching centre for the society. Staff Reporter

Residents association inauguratedKOCHI: The Deepam Research Residents' Association was inaugurated on Tuesday by Deputy Mayor C.K. Manisankar. The association has been formed by the families near Deepam Road and Rice Research Centre Road, East Ponnurunni. Staff Reporter

Training class for NETKOCHI: A few seats are vacant at the training class being organised by the Cusat Employment Information and Guidance Bureau for candidates appearing for the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC and the CSIR. The bureau has also organised a training class for those preparing for competitive and officer-level tests. For details, call: 2576756. Staff Reporter

Seminar on safe motherhood heldKOCHI: A seminar on `safe motherhood' was held at Taluk Hospital, Thripunithura, on Tuesday to mark National Safe Motherhood Day. The day also coincides with the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi. Speaking on the occasion, chairperson of the women's wing of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Gracy Thomas held an awareness class about the various situations that are dangerous for an expectant mother. Staff Reporter