Around the City

Compensation awardedThiruvananthapuram: Minister for Electricity A.K. Balan handed over Rs.50,000 as compensation to the family of Chandran, a contract worker with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), who was electrocuted on Wednesday while engaged in repairs at Pettah electrical section. The sub-engineer who was on duty at the time has been suspended. Staff Reporter

Training in apicultureThiruvananthapuram: The Honeybee Research and Training Centre of Agriculture College at Vellayani is organising a training programme on the production of quality honey with the help of the Union Government and the Quality Service International of Germany at the Kanakakunnu Palace here from December 19 to 23. For details, call 0471-2384422. Special Correspondent

Man found deadThiruvananthapuram: A 67-year-old man was found dead in his house after having consumed poison. The deceased was identified as Balakrishnan, a resident of Chitakkonam, Kattakkada. Staff Reporter

Directive to attach college busesTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Second Additional Sub-Court has directed the court officer to attach three buses belonging to the Mary Matha College of Engineering, Paliode, Neyyattinkara, as security for a refund amount which the college owed to a former employee.

The directive comes in the wake of a petition filed by Preethi Elizabeth Iype, a former lecturer of the college, stating that the management was yet to return the `refundable amount' of Rs.3 lakh which she donated for securing the job in December 2004.

Staff Reporter