Sreekanteswaram temple festival

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thiruvathira festival at Sreekanteswaram temple under the Travancore Dewaswom Board's administration begins on January 4. The TDB is not collecting any donations from the public for the event and none can collect money from the public in the name of the festival. - Staff Reporter



THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Chamber of Commerce, Thiruvananthapuram, has elected M.R. Narayanan, Managing Director, Floatels India Ltd. as its president, S. Thanu Pillai, STP Traders, Chalai, as secretary and P. Murugan, Senior Director, SP Fort Hospital, as treasurer for the year 2006. - Staff Reporter

Information officers

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Public Information Officers have been posted at the District Collectorate, Revenue Division Office, Taluk offices, Special Tahsildar offices and village offices following the implementation of the Right to Information Act, District Collector N. Ayyappan said. - Staff Reporter

Training for JRF test

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Training programme for those appearing for the Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship (JRF-NET test) being conducted at the national level by the University Grants Commission and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in June 2006 will begin at the Centre for Career Development Studies from February 1. The details can be had from CCDS at Ph: 2469020/ 2468958. - Staff Reporter

Service tax collection

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Central Excise and Customs Commissionerate, Thiruvananthapuram, has launched a special drive aimed at collecting Service Tax arrears amounting to Rs.36 crores by the end of the current fiscal. Central Excise and Customers Commissioner R.K. Jain in a statement said the recovery of arrears of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax had been given top priority. - Staff Reporter