Around The City

Pharmacy Week celebrations

KOCHI: The State-level inauguration of Pharmacy Week will be held at the Ashir Bhavan on November 21 at 3 p. m. by the Minister for Health K.K. Ramachandran. Mayor Mercy Williams will be the chief guest at the inauguration, said a press release here. — Staff Reporter

Annual meet

KOCHI: The annual meet of Matsyafed Employees' Federation will be held at Ernakulam on November 20. A press release said here that the Matsyafed, formed in 1984, had become an active presence in the fishing sector in the State.— Staff Reporter

Ayurveda representatives meet

KOCHI: The first meeting of the Kerala Ayurveda Representatives And Workers' Association will be inaugurated by District Collector A. P. M. Mohammed Hanish at the Pallilamkaraa SNDP Hall. — Staff Reporter

Lions to mobilise

Rs.50 crores

KOCHI: Lions Multiple District has declared that it would mobilise Rs. 50 crores for the prevention of blindness. Getting rid of blindness will form the theme of blindness removal across the globe. — Staff Reporter

Annual fete

KOCHI: The 23rd annual celebrations of the Sree Ramakrishna Sevashramam will be inaugurated by Swmai Purnamritanandapuri, general secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Matam, on November 23. — Staff Reporter

CUSAT teachers' Association

KOCHI: The Cochin University Teachers' Association has demanded that the recent mark scandal case should be probed and that the culprits involved should be brought to book. — Staff Reporter

Passenger off-loaded

NEDUMBASSERY: A lady passenger bound for Thiruvananthapuram from Bahrain had to disembark here reportedly after the authorities at Bahrain mistakenly issued her a boarding pass for Kochi. Rasheeda, a resident of Kadamanitta, who arrived by an early morning Air-India flight, had to discontinue her journey despite taking a ticket to Thiruvananthapuram. The flight was to proceed for Thiruvananthapuram via Kochi from Doha-Bahrain. Air-India settled the issue by providing compensation. — Staff Reporter