KERALA

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Examinations postponed

KOCHI: The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) has postponed all examinations, interviews and group discussions which had been scheduled for Monday. This is in view of the educational bandh call given by student organisations. These will be held on July 16, the Controller of Examinations has informed. The interview and group discussion scheduled for Monday by the School of Management Studies have been postponed to July 25. — Staff Reporter

Victor George remembered

KOCHI: A meeting to commemorate Victor George, photographer, who was killed in a landslip four years ago, was held on Saturday at the Ernakulam Press Club. Environmentalist and columnist C.R. Neelakandan delivered the Victor George memorial message. Club president P.K. Phalgunan presided over the meeting. — Staff Reporter

Hospital employees plan indefinite stir

KOCHI: Workers of the Indira Gandhi Cooperative Hospital will go on an indefinite strike from July 12. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Hospital Union committee member V.A. Ramesh said that the stir had been called to protest against the management's indifferent attitude to the employees. There were only 25 employees on the hospital rolls, while the rest of the employees were on contract basis. — Staff Reporter

Holiday

KOCHI: The School of Communication and Management Studies, schools and colleges under Toc H group of institutions and Nalanda Public School, Thammanam, will remain closed on Monday because of the educational bandh called by student organisations. — Staff Reporter

Open forum

KOCHI: Transport of ammonia through city roads should end, participants at an open forum organised by International Media Centre on the topic `Transport of hazardous chemicals through road in Kochi' said. Ammonia continues to be transported by road, particularly through the Airport-Seaport Road despite orders to the contrary by the Union Environment Ministry. It is safe to transport it through water, they said. — Staff Reporter

Teachers' demand

KOCHI: The working committee of the Kerala Private College Teachers' Association has demanded that the Government take steps to `reign in' private educational institution managements. Private managements going back on the promise of keeping apart 50 per cent seats in the merit category could be referred to only as `cheating'. Even religious heads are seeing education as a goldmine, the association said. — Staff Reporter

Flight rescheduled

NEDUMBASSERY: The departure of Air India Express flight, IX 415, to Dubai on July 12 has been deferred by two-and-a-half hours due to operational reasons. The flight originally scheduled for 9.30 p.m. will leave Nedumbassery airport at 12 midnight.

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