Private bus workers to go on strikeKOCHI: Private bus workers in Kochi will go on a two-day token strike from April 1 in protest against the delay on the part of bus operators in giving fair wages. Area-wise indefinite stirs will be organised from April 3 to prevent inconvenience to commuters. In a press release issued here on Sunday, general secretary of the Private Bus Thozhilali Federation (AITUC) Joy Joseph said that workers had been pressing their demands for the past nine years. Although the bus fare was hiked nine times in the past 10 years, neither the bus operators, nor the labour officer had taken steps to give fair wages to the employees.

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Power supply to be disruptedKOCHI: The power supply will be disrupted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in areas between Vyttila Junction and Ponnurunni Railway gate on Monday owing to maintenance work, said a press release from the KSEB here on Sunday.

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NominatedKOCHI: T.S. Joy has been nominated as the KPCC Vichar Vibhag Ernakulam district convener. He was nominated by KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala, said a press release issued here on Sunday. Staff Reporter

Vacation classesKOCHI: The Indian School of Arts will organise vacation classes in craft, music and painting for school and college students. The first batch will begin on April 3 and the second batch on June 4. Staff Reporter

Award presentedKOCHI: V.R. Krishna Iyer, former Supreme Court judge and jurist, presented the `Man of the City' award to P. Vijayan, City Police Commissioner here on Sunday. The award was instituted by the Lions Club. Staff Reporter