Homage paid

KOLLAM: A public function was organised by the institutions under the management of the TKM College Trust to observe the 110th birth anniversary of Thangal Kunju Musaliar on January 12. The function was inaugurated by N.K. Premachandran, MP, and Minister Kutty Ahmed Kutty delivered the commemorative address. - Staff Reporter

Medical camp

KOLLAM: Kadappyil Dr. Vasudevan Memorial Committee is organising a free medical camp at the Anchalumoodu Kadappyil Nursing Home on Jaunary 17. - Staff Reporter

BSNL offer

THRISSUR: The BSNL has announced that the SIM cards for its 'Lifetime Excel Anand' scheme will be available at its mobile customer service centre in the city and at the outlets of authorised distributors in different parts of the district. The scheme will come into effect from Monday. - Staff Reporter

Demand for action against Secretary

KOZHIKODE: Local people on Thursday staged a blockade of Ayyancherry grama panchayat Secretary Sasidharan Pillai at his office demanding action against the Secretary for allegedly swindling off panchayat fund worth Rs.6 lakhs. The allegation against the Secretary was that he had withdrawn money from the accounts of the panchayat in the branches of KDC Bank and South Malabar Gramin Bank on November 25 and 29 last under the Sampoorn Gramin Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) fund - Staff Reporter

Kodiyeri gives notice for private Bill

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has given notice for a private Bill to amend university laws to conduct the college union elections on time, overcoming court orders to the Legislature Secretary. The Bill seeks to introduce a new chapter - 7 A - in four laws governing the universities to make it binding on the principals to conduct the college union elections in Government, aided and self-financing colleges on the dates to be fixed by the universities. It will also contain a provision to empower the universities to take action against errant managements. - Special Correspondent

Meeting convened

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala has convened a meeting of the KPCC office-bearers and the ministers of the party at the Indira Bhavan here at 12 noon on January 16. - Special Correspondent

Souvenir on Kesavan Sastry planned

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: T.T. Kesavan Sastry Foundation, formed in memory of the former Speaker of Thiru Kochi Assembly, will bring out a souvenir as part of his 99th birthday celebrations, foundation office-bearers T.K. Aniyan and C.V. Sanal Kumar said here on Friday. Since Kesavan Sastry was associated with people of different realms,the foundation has sought public cooperation to provide materials related to Kesavan Sastry for publishing the souvenir. The materials may be send to Mr. Aniyan, Aathira, House No.63, Ulloor Gardens, Medical College P.O. - Staff Reporter

Minister's promise on quota benefits

ALAPPUZHA: Talks being held between the Government and social organisations on the findings of the Narendran Commission were not aimed at getting approval to take steps to ensure representation for Backward Communities in the State civil services, Fisheries Minister Dominic Presentation said here on Friday. Inaugurating the three-day annual assembly of the Kerala Region Latin Catholic Council at the Alappuzha Pastoral Centre, he said backward communities had the right to get their share of jobs in Government services. Mr. Presentation said the Government would take steps to fill the backlog of vacancies that were due to backward communities through an executive order within a month. - Staff Reporter

RSS to observe flag day

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will observe Makara Sankranthi on Saturday as flag day in connection with the Rashtra Raksha Sangamam being organised by it here on Republic Day. Kunhihannan, chairman of the organisation, said here on Friday that it would hoist saffron flag at 4,000 centres in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. - Special Correspondent

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