Power shutdownCHENNAI: Power supply will be suspended in Chintadripet on April 28 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Supply will be resumed before 5 p.m. if the work is completed.

Telephone numbers shifted to new exchangeAbout 1,700 telephone numbers starting with area codes 2820, 2821, 2822, 2823, 2824, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2828 and 2831 will be transferred from Haddows Road Main Exchange to Thirumalai Rd RSU Exchange at Bhagirathi Ammal Street, T Nagar, with the new code 2834 from 5 p.m. The help line is 28341111/ 28340123. Complaints - 2834 1191. Customers having NSD/ ISD should re-register their password after the area transfer.

IMFL shops to remain closed during pollsAll IMFL retail vending shops and attached bars and FL-2 to FL-10 (except FL6) bars in clubs and hotels in Chennai will be closed during the Assembly elections. An official release, quoting the Tamil Nadu Liquor Retail Vending (in shops and bars) rules 2003, said liquor should not be sold from 5 p.m. on May 6 (5 p.m) to May 8 (5 p.m) and on May 11. Severe action will be taken against violators, the release said.

Course in computer awarenessTamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre is organising a certificate course in computer awareness in Windows and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) at Periyar Science and Technology Centre campus, Gandhimandapam Road, for school students from classes 9 to11. The course is 30 hours from 2 to 4 p.m. The batch begins on April 27. For details, call 24410025.

Alumni get-togetherA get-together of alumni of B.Com and M.Com of Alagappa College, Karaikudi, will be held on May 1 at the college. Students of B.Com and M.Com batches from 1947 to 2005 can take part in the event. For details call 94444 13557 or 98401 33168.

Interactive session with medical expertsTo mark the World Asthma Day, Dr. Mehta's Hospital Pvt Ltd is conducting free interactive session with specialists for the public on childhood asthma. The event will be held on May 1 at 10 a.m., McNichols Rd, 3rd Lane, Chetpet. There will be a free asthma check-up for children at the hospital from May 2 - 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Eye screening campsAllahabad Bank, Tondiarpet branch, conducted an eye screening camp where 240 people were tested and 40 people pledged to donate their eyes to an eye bank.

Hindu Mission Hospital held a free eye screening camp at Kamaraj Nagar, Chromepet on April 26. Over 90 patients were screened.

Boy dies in accidentA nine-year-old boy, who had come to Thuraipakkam for a summer vacation, was crushed to death by a brick-laden lorry in a street off Old Mahabalipuram Road on Wednesday.

Thuraipakkam police identified the victim as G. Guna. A third standard student, Guna was a resident of Jafferkhanpet.