KOZHIKODE: Applications have been invited for the evening batch of the Computer Hardware and Networking Course conducted by NIT-C IBM Advanced Career Education Centre, a project promoted by National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C) for IT manpower development. The basic eligibility is a pass in Plus Two or a diploma and a working knowledge of computers. Those interested should apply before October 31. For more details, contact ‘NIT-C IBM ACE Centre, First Floor, Main Building, NIT-C, NIT Campus PO, Kozhikode-673601. Phone: 0495 2286615\2286616. e-mail: nitcibmace@nitc.ac.in or log on to website: www.ibmace.nitc.ac.in. — Staff Reporter

Consumer forum’s demand

KOZHIKODE: The Consumer Front’s State committee has asked the authorities to take action against those petrol pumps which force consumers to buy higher-priced petrol by refusing to sell normal petrol. A meeting of the front held here recently observed that petrol pump owners were “economically exploiting” the consumers by selling petrol which costs more, against government orders. State president of the front Joy Abraham presided. — Staff Reporter

Subicsha workshop

KOZHIKODE: Minister for Local Self-Government Paloli Mohammed Kutty will inaugurate a two-day workshop on coconut cultivation at Perambra in the district on October 30. Forest Minister Benoy Viswom will preside. The workshop is part of the fifth anniversary celebrations of the Subicsha (Sustainable Business Development of Innovative Coconut-based Micro Enterprises for Holistic Growth and Poverty Alleviation) project. The workshop will conclude on October 31. — Staff Reporter