Around the City

SBT bags 'best blood donor' awardTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Bank of Travancore has bagged the award for the best blood donor organisation, instituted by Terumo Penpol Ltd., in association with the National Service Scheme of the University of Kerala. R.G. Gadkari, General Manager, received the award on behalf of the bankfrom S.Y. Savur, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Air Command, at a function organised in connection with World Blood Donors Day. M.K. Ramachandran Nair, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala, presided over the meeting. C. Balagopal, Managing Director, Terumo Penpol Ltd., delivered the keynote address. Staff Reporter

No Tamil Nadu boats during banThiruvananthapuram: District collector N. Ayyappan said the Government would not allow mechanised boats from Tamil Nadu to fish in the regional waters during the monsoon trawling ban.

The help of the Coast Guard and the Marine Enforcement wing has been sought for the purpose. The Kanyakumari District Collector has been informed that the trawling ban would extend till July 29. Staff Reporter

DIC(K) suspends office-bearerThiruvananthapuram: DIC (K) district president, P. Vijayadas, has been suspended from the primary membership of the party. The suspension was ordered by party president, K. Muralidharan, following charges that Mr. Vijayadas had worked against the interests of the organisation. Staff Reporter

`Complete renovation'Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram West MLA, V. Surendran Pillai, has urged the Government to compete the renovation of the Vallakadavu Boat House. In a petition to the Government, Mr. Pillai stressed the historical importance of the Boat House. Staff Reporter

`Demand for High Court Bench genuine'THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister for Water Resources N.K. Premachandran has described the demand to set up a High Court bench in the capital city as `genuine' and `justifiable.' He was speaking here at a function organised by the Trivandrum Bar Association to felicitate him along with the Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, C. Divakaran at the bar association hall on Thursday. The function was also attended by Panniyan Raveendran MP and George Mercier MLA. The elected representatives, in their speech, assured all necessary assistance for setting up the High Court bench in the city. Staff Reporter