Around the City


The Citizens' Initiative for Peace will organise a national seminar on "Emergency Then and Now: The Status of Democracy in India Today", on Friday at the S.C.M Seminar Hall on Mission Road. The seminar, which begins at 10 a.m., will discuss issues pertaining to the post-Emergency shifts in democratic practices. Senior advocate of the Supreme Court, Anand Teltumde, will participate in the event.

Bank's contribution

Corporation Bank has contributed Rs. 50 lakhs towards the Chief Minister's drought and natural calamities relief fund, a bank statement said here.

IETE course

The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer will conduct short-term courses on VLSI, embedded processors, software engineering and embedded C from August 21. The classes will be held between 9.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays at the IETE building on Bellary Road. For details contact Ph: 23331133, 23337231.

Skill development

The Small Industries Service Institute will conduct a one-month skill development programme on computer networking from August 22. For details contact Ph: 23351581.

Fashion design

The BMS College for women will conducta six-month diploma course in Fashion Technology. The batch starts in the first week of September. For details contact Ph: 23107668.

Passport bulletin

The Regional Passport Office has sent passports in respect of applications with the following serial numbers during the week ended August 12: A019397/05 June 15, B002310/05 July 27, C006391/05 June 22, E017488/05 July 12, G001479/05 May 5, M008232/05 June 6, N002781/05 June 24, according to press release.

Health check-up

The Goutham Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre will organise a health check-up camp for persons with orthopaedic problems, including joints pain, muscular pain and lower back pain, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday in Rajajinagar. For details contact Ph: 22928405.