KERALA

Around the City

Vice-Chancellor gheraoed

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 11. Activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI) gheraoed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kerala, M.K. Ramachandran Nair, in his chamber this morning demanding action against those responsible for the examination malpractices during the recent B.Tech examination at the Mary Matha College of Engineering.

Complaints to be heard

The City Police Commissioner, Balaram Kumar Upadhyaya, will hear complaints from the public at the Navaratna Kalyana Mandapam at Vazhapally junction, in East Fort, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, an official release said here today.

Free medical camp

The Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and Rotary Club of Trivandrum Central will organise a free medical camp on Sunday at Muttathara Ponnara Sreedhar Memorial Higher Secondary school from 8.30 a.m. till 1 p.m. The departments of Cardiology, Cardio thoracic surgery, General Medicine, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology will function at the camp.

Nataraja Pillai remembered

The life and contributions of leaders such as P.S. Nataraja Pillai have become more relevant in the age of progeny politics, the Minister for Finance, Vakkom Purushothaman, has said. He was addressing the 114th birth anniversary meeting of Nataraja Pillai organised by the Kerala Vikas Party here today.

NSS unit inaugurated

A unit of the National Service Scheme (NSS) was inaugurated at the Mohandas College of Engineering, Anad, Nedumangad, near here, by the principal, Ashalata Thampuran today. The Vice-Principal, P.C. Mohandas, delivered the introductory speech at the function chaired by the NSS Programme Coordinator, Khalid.

Dharna organised

The CPI today organised a dharna in front of the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station in protest against the Railway's neglect of the State. The CPI state secretary, Veliyam Bhargavan, inaugurated the dharna.

The Mega Lok Adalat being organised by the District Legal Services Authority will be held at the District Court here on March 12. Civil, criminal, pre-litigation, family court cases and motor vehicle accident cases will be considered, an official release said.

Museum planned

The Research Centre for World Musical Instruments here will set up a museum for traditional musical instruments and is launching a course for making such instruments.