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Three KSRTC mechanics suspended

Thiruvananthapuram: The KSRTC on Monday placed under suspension three mechanics at the Pala unit for fixing the tyre of a superfast bus bound for Bangalore in an improper way.

A release from the KSRTC said an investigation into the breakdown of the bus that left Pala for Bangalore on October 18 revealed that the tyres had not been fixed properly. The inquiry revealed that the mechanics Varghese John, C.J. Chacko and O.T. Chakochan failed to do their assigned jobs, executive director of the KSRTC K.M.S. Panicker said in a release. — Staff Reporter

Applications invited

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Centre for Continuing Education Kerala (CCEK) has invited applications from individuals and organisations willing to collaborate in the career guidance programme that the centre plans for high school students.

Preference will be given to educational psychologists who have relevant experience. The application in white paper containing details about the methodology being adopted, the expenditure involved in the preparation of the course material and the conduct of tests and interviews should reach the Director CCEK on or before November 26. — Staff Reporter

Painting contest for physically challenged

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kshema Social Circle, State Bank of Travancore, is conducting a painting competition for the physically challenged at the Polio Home in LMS Compound, Palayam, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Candidates should bring necessary materials for the contest except drawing paper. For details, contact the leader, Kshema Social Circle, State Bank of Travancore, Zonal office, phone: 2331750. — Staff Reporter

Adivasi mahasabha demand

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Adivasi Gothra Mahasabha "laid siege" to the AG's Office here on Monday demanding enactment of a law by Parliament to include "Vedans" on the list of Scheduled Tribes. It was inaugurated by State president of the organisation C.K.Janu. — Special Correspondent

Fishworkers' rally

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Swatantra Matsya Thozhilali Federation took out a march to the AG's Office here on Monday as part of the World Fishworkers Day to highlight the grievances of the community in this part of the country. It was inaugurated by State president of the organisation T.Peter. They demanded abandoning of the Centre's move to discontinue the supply of kerosene at ration price for outboard motor fitted fishing boats, increase in the quantum of kerosene and setting up of a fisheries ministry at the Centre . — Special Correspondent