Around the City


KOCHI, NOV. 4. Kitco will organise a workshop on entrepreneurship through herbs cultivation at the Kerala Institute for Entrepreneurship Development on November 29. Application forms: contact Principal Consultant, Kitco Limited, M.G. Road, Kochi - 682016, on or before November 20.


Environmentalist John C.Jacob has won the Swadeshi Science award instituted by the Swadeshi Science Movement for outstanding contributions made by scientists in Kerala. The award will be distributed during the Swadeshi Science Congress at Thekkady on Sunday.

Takes charge

P. Ayyam Perumal has assumed charge as Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax, Kochi, according to an official communication.

Rotary award

Maya Mohan, Principal, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala, received the Rotary Cochin International Vocation excellence award on Wednesday.

Accident victim

A bike rider who had been injured in an accident at Nedumthodu near Perumbavoor two weeks ago, died at a private hospital here this evening. Hospital officials said Ali Kutty, 72, from Perumbavoor, died at 9 p.m. today. Ali Kutty was a retired assistant educational officer (AEO) and manager of the Jama'at Higher Secondary School, Thandekkad.

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