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Training in painting

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM June 1. The Chitra-kalamandalam has invited applications from school and college students for its training programme in painting. Training would be held on all Saturdays and Sundays at the Anandapadmanabha Nilayam Auditorium near the northern gate of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. Further details can be had from the organisation's office. Phone: 2471311.

Jama-at demand

The Kerala Muslim Jama-at Council has asked the Government to implement the recommendations of the Narendran Commission and to hold a special recruitment drive in order to ensure justice to the backward communities in the State. The committee accused the Government to trying to postpone the special recruitment drive.


The Developmental Centre for the Mentally-Retarded will remain closed till a date for its reopening is announced, a press note issued by the principal, here, today, said.