KERALA

Briefly

Doordarshan's farm seminar today

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thiruvananthapuram Doordarshan will be telecasting a live farm seminar from the Rice Research Station at Mancompu in Alappuzha district from 5.05 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on Friday. The seminar is part of a series of such programmes being conducted by the regional stations of the Doordarshan all over the country, the Programme Officer of Prasar Bharati said in press release here. Agriculture Production Commissioner Mathew C. Kunnungal, Agriculture Director P. S. Sasi, Vice-Chancellor of Kerala Agriculture University K. V. Peter and experts from various farm research institutions in the State are attending the seminar. Nearly 250 farmers are also attending the programme as delegates. - Special correspondent

Temporary halt for trains

Thiruvananthapuram: The Railways have provided temporary stoppage to the 2645/2646 Ernakulam-Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Millennium Expresses at Jolarpetta station for six months. According to a Southern Railway release, the stoppage would be on an experimental basis from October 1. The 2645 Ernakulam-Nizamuddin Express would arrive at Jolarpetta at 4.20 a.m. and depart at 4.25 a.m. In the return direction, the 2646 Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Express would arrive at Jolarpetta at 9.20 p.m. and depart at 9.25 p.m. - Staff Reporter

PSC test on Saturday

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) is conducting an objective-type test on October 1 for candidates who had applied for recruitment as lower division clerks in Government services. In a press release here on Thursday, the PSC said 1,02,050 candidates have been asked to appear for this test at 459 examination centres spread across the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta. Applicants who had not received the intimation about this test should contact the district office of the PSC in Kollam immediately, the press release said. - Special Correspondent

96 hospitalised with suspected Cholera

PALAKKAD: Six more persons were admitted in the Agali government hospital in Attappady Hills in the District on Thursday with suspected Cholera attack.

Already 50 people are undergoing treatment at the Agali hospital and another 40 people in Pudur Hospital in Attappady. Two of the cases were identified as Vibrio Cholera in the examinations done in the Thrissur Medical College on Wednesday. The outbreak of the disease is said to be due to the consumption of contaminated drinking water supplied through the public water supply system of the Kerala Water Authority in Attappady. - Staff Reporter

Last date extended

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The last date for submitting entries to the State-level farm photography competition being organised by the Farm Information Bureau (FIB) of the Agricultural Department has been extended to October 15. More details can be had from the offices of the FIB at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode. — Special Correspondent

Debris removed

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister for Water Resources Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said here on Thursday that steps had been taken to keep the water level in the Mullapperiyar reservoir at 136 feet. The bushes and debris that hindered the flow of water through the spillways had been removed with the help of the Tamil Nadu Government. The Minister added that he would be visiting Mullapperiyar on October 16. He said that experts had proposed that the Mullapperiyar dam should be rebuilt. - Special Correspondent

Campus interview today

PATHANAMTHITTA: US Technology, the Indian multi-national company at Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram, will conduct a campus interview to recruit students from Mar Athanaseus College For Advanced Studies, Thiruvalla (MACFAST) at the college auditorium at Thiruvalla on Friday, Principal Fr. Abraham Mulamoottil said. — Staff Reporter

Man found dead

PATHANAMTHITTA: Sivarama Pillai, 60, of Kadivinathundil in Malayalappuzha, was found dead with bruises all over his body on the Kozhikkunnam Road in Malayalappuzha on Wednesday night, according to the police. The police have registered a case in connection with the incident. — Staff Reporter

Dance, music fete from October 1

Thrissur: The Thalam Cultural Trust will hold a dance and music festival at the Regional Theatre here from October 1 to 7. The festival will feature the Dhananjayans (Bharathanatyam), Jhelum Paranjpe (Odissi), Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan (Carnatic violin), Malabika Mitra (Kathak), Ananda Shankar Jayant (Kuchipudi-Bharathanatyam) and the Samudra Performing Arts (modern dance). - Staff Reporter

Dance courses

Thrissur: The Chetana Sangeet Natya Academy, run by the Congregation of the Mary Immaculate, offers diploma and degree courses in classical dance. The courses are part of the off-campus programme of Bharathidasan University. For more details, contact 2336667. - Staff Reporter

Woman found dead

Thrissur: The body of Sakunthala, 30, of Pathukulangara Parammathudiyil House was found in her house on Thursday, according to the Vellikulangara police.

The police raided her house as part of their drive against illicit liquor. They suspected that she had consumed cyanide. — Staff Reporter

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