Around the City

Power shutdownCHENNAI: Power supply will be suspended in parts of Porur on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for maintenance.

Seminarhe Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry will conduct a seminar on `Quality Circle' as part of the seminar series on Japanese management techniques from 10 a.m. on Saturday at 21, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet. For prior registration e-mail: >indo-japan@ijcci.com.

Last date extendedThe Institute of Distance Education of the University of Madras has extended the last date for admission to undergraduate, postgraduate and M.Phil. courses (excluding OUS) up to December 30. The last date for calendar year courses (except MBA) such as MCA, M.Sc.(IT), BLIS, MLIS, M.Sc. (Physics/Chemistry/Botany/Zoology), Diploma and certificate courses has been extended up to January 31, Application forms can be obtained from the IDE or from any Spot Admission Centres/Study Centres by paying Rs. 100.

Crafts melaRajasthan crafts mela, being held in Velacheri, has on sale a variety of handloom and handicraft items from across India. A discount of 10 per cent will be offered for New Year on handicrafts and 20 per cent rebate on handloom items. It is open till January 1 (9-30 a.m - 9-30 p.m.).

Spoken English courseManara Learning, a language and communications skills training institute will launch its next batch of spoken English course on January 3 at its centres in T. Nagar and Adambakkam. For details contact AFILA at: 98413-700000 or walk into Manara Learning at 31/14, Burkit Road, T. Nagar.

Ikebana exhibitionABK-AOTS Dosokai, Tamil Nadu Centre, will hold an Ikebana exhibition called `Beauty in Nature' in coordination with the Ghara School of Ikebana, Chennai from January 4 to 6, 2007 at Lalit Kala Akademi. It will be open to public on January 4 from noon to 7 p.m. and on the other days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The year 2007 has been declared `Japan-India Friendship year.'

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