THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Maj. Gen. P. Rajagopal, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, has been awarded the Ati Vishist Seva Medal for outstanding services rendered during command of the division in high altitude areas. He is a recipient of the Vishist Seva Medal which was awarded to him in the year 2000 for counter insurgency operations in the North-East. - Special Correspondent

Wins medal

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Commandant K. Janardanan has been selected for the Coast Guard Thad Raksha Medal for the meritorious service in Coast Guard Protection Force. He is Joint Director, Coast Guard Protection Force, in New Delhi. He has been given this award for the hard work he did in connection with the production of small and medium ships for Coast Guard. He was awarded Coast Guard Director's special award for meritorious service earlier. He hails from Choonda in Cherupuzha in Kannur district. - Staff Reporter

Provident Fund adalat

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The next Provident Fund Adalat of Employees' Provident Fund organisation will be held at the Provident Fund Office, Pattom, here from 11 a.m. on February 13. The Regional Commissioner will hear the complaints relating to Provident Fund from EPF members of Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta districts. The complaints with PF Account Number and PPO number, should reach the Public Relations Officer, Bhavishyanidhi Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004, before February 6. - Staff Reporter

Explosives seized

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Aryankode police seized explosive materials, including 20 bundles of detonators, from a car near Aankode on Friday afternoon. According to the police, the explosives were meant for use in a quarry in the area. The incident came to light after the people of the area intercepted the car and alerted the police. - Staff Reporter

Assumes charge

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Nirmala Pillai, a senior Administrative Grade Officer of the India P & T Accounts and Finance Service (Group A), has assumed charge in Thiruvananthapuram as the Controller of Communications Accounts, Kerala, under the Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications and IT. She will be in charge of realisation and accounting of revenue in the form of licence fee and royalty for use of spectrum from all basic/cellular services operators in Kerala and Lakshadweep. - Staff Reporter